Earthquake shakes wide area of S. California

The quake struck at 9:55 a.m. Monday and was initially estimated at magnitude 5.1 but that was quickly downgraded to 4.7…

Tubby tabby finds home with couple, fellow fat cat

A St. Louis-area animal shelter has found a home for a 37-pound (16.7-kilogram) cat named Biscuit…

100-plus fall ill while on Caribbean cruise

A cruise ship has returned to South Florida after concluding a Caribbean voyage that saw more than a hundred people develop a gastrointestinal illness on board…

California lion attack case under investigation

The investigation into a lion attack that killed a 24-year-old is focusing on a cage door that the 550-pound animal managed to escape…

Lion kills intern after escaping cage

Authorities believe a lion broke the neck of a young intern at a U.S. animal park after opening its cage with its paw and attacking as the woman cleaned its holding area…

CA restaurants prohibited from serving shark fin

California restaurants are prohibited to sell or serve shark fin…

US jobless rate falls to lowest in 4 years

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in four years, indicating Friday that employers are confident about the economy…

‘Enforcer’ sentenced to prison in Vegas slaying

A 26-year-old Chinese immigrant convicted of being an enforcer for a Taiwan-based criminal gang will spend the rest of his life in a Nevada prison for killing one person and wounding two others in a bloody knife attack

USDA, Cal-OSHA join investigation into lion attack

The US Department of Agriculture and Cal-OSHA have joined other state and federal agencies investigating the fatal mauling of a volunteer intern at an exotic animal park in California…

Lion kills person at California animal sanctuary

Authorities say a lion has killed someone at a private animal sanctuary in Central California…