4 lion cubs saved from war in Ukraine arrive at US sanctuary

SANDSTONE, Minn. (AP) — Four lion cubs orphaned during the war in Ukraine have arrived safe and sound at a Minnesota animal sanctuary that is committed to providing them with forever homes. A little male named Taras and three females named Stefania, Lesya and Prada, all of whom are between four and five months old, … Read more

A Woolgoolga wish come true as Elma Miller, 106, enjoys ‘bucket list’ meeting with alpacas

Born in 1916, Elma Miller has been through a lot, from the Spanish flu to COVID-19, many wars, four kings and a queen, and the advent of modern computers and cell phones. But despite being an avid knitter throughout her life, the 106-year-old has never encountered an alpaca – until recently. “She’s always been fascinated … Read more

Disney World arrest: A fugitive from New York was caught after a federal inspector spotted him while on vacation in Florida

CNN — Federal official Jeff Andre was vacationing at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom near Orlando last month when he spotted a man who looked familiar. The man looked like 31-year-old Quashon Burton, who authorities say fled to New York last November after allegedly using fraudulent documents to get coronavirus relief aid. A criminal complaint … Read more

Amazon driver found dead near truck after possible dog attack

New York CNN Business — Authorities in Excelsior Springs, Missouri have opened an investigation into the death of an Amazon delivery driver after he was found dead with possible dog bite injuries. Officers were called to the scene around 7 p.m. Monday after learning that an Amazon delivery truck had been parked outside an apartment … Read more

Grizzy bear attack: College wrestlers from Wyoming mauled in gruesome attack

CNN — A group of college wrestlers from Wyoming took on their toughest opponent this weekend. Kendell Cummings and Brady Lowry – wrestling teammates at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming – were mauled by a grizzly bear on Saturday while hunting in the woods. The young men were discharged from a hospital in Billings, Montana … Read more

Alaska crab season cancelled after billions vanish

CNN — The snow crab harvest in Alaska has been canceled for the first time after billions of crustaceans disappeared from the cold, treacherous waters of the Bering Sea in recent years. The Alaska Board of Fisheries and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council announced last week that the snow crab population in the Bering … Read more

Sarah Ferguson posts first photos of Queen Elizabeth’s corgis since monarch’s death

CNN  —  The Queen’s beloved corgis appear to be in good hands with the Duchess of York. Sarah Ferguson has shared the first photos of Queen Elizabeth II’s famous dogs since her former mother-in-law’s funeral in September. The Queen was passionate about the corgi breed throughout her life, owning dozens of the dogs. She was … Read more

The 3 boaters rescued from the Gulf of Mexico after 28 hours at sea tell their stories

CNN — Three boaters clung to a raft of makeshift coolers and fended off shark attacks and jellyfish stings in the waters near Empire, Louisiana, until they were rescued 28 hours later, all this thanks to a miraculous SMS. The three old friends left on October 8 to fish for red snapper as they had … Read more

Ben Sasse: University of Florida students protest presidential finalist’s visit to campus

CNN — University of Florida students protested the visit of Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska – the university’s likely new president – to the school on Monday. Students protested Sasse at an open forum on the university’s campus in Gainesville on Monday afternoon, according to the university’s newspaper, The Independent Florida Alligator. Sasse plans … Read more

Supreme Court to hear case that could raise price of pork

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court will hear arguments about a California animal cruelty law that could increase the cost of bacon and other pork products nationwide. The outcome of the case is important for the country’s pork industry, worth $26 billion a year, but the outcome could also limit states’ ability to pass laws … Read more