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Famous giant panda fakes pregnancy, gets nice things

Pandas with phantom pregnancies sometimes notice the nicer set-up that comes with initial signs of pregnancy.

August 28, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
United Sweets of America: a dessert for every state

United Sweets of America: a dessert for every state

NEW YORK — What would America be without dessert? It would be puritanical. It would be boring. It would be healthier, probably.

August 27, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Kids go back to school, dogs get blues

Kids go back to school, dogs get blues

LOS ANGELES — Young people aren’t the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer.

August 27, 2014 4:09 pmLoading…

Monarchs and the noble class of pollinators

People grow flowers for many reasons, including their beauty.

August 21, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Record drought saps California honey production

Record drought saps California honey production

In this Wednesday, July 16, 2014 photo, Gene Brandi inspects one of his beehives in Los Banos, Calif. The state is traditionally one of the country’s biggest honey producers, with abundant crops and wildflowers that provide nectar that bees turn into honey. But a three-year drought has left …

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Why do people look like their pets?

If someone compares you to a dog, chances are it's not a compliment.

August 20, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Feds seek extra holding space for Western mustangs

Animal welfare activists slam feds for seeking holding space for wild horses.

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Hands-off policy puts her in doghouse with sister, fiance

Serious dog lovers leave her feeling imposed upon.

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Washington Monument anniversary

Washington Monument anniversary

Oxen are used to haul stones during construction of the Washington Monument, 1854. Lack of money and political dissension held up the work until 1876. (AP Photo)

February 19, 2014 4:45 pm

Advice from Carolyn Hax for Jan. 26

My boyfriend and I are in our early 20s, and have been together for about 2½ years. In recent months we've talked of "being together for the long haul."The problem is this: While I see the value in very healthy eating and daily exercise, he isn't quite on the same page. 

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New Zealand Surf Dog

New Zealand Surf Dog

In this photo taken Feb. 24, 2010 made available Wednesday, March 17, 2010, Ralph, a mutt of an undetermined breed, surfs a wave with his owner Geoff Cox on the beach of Mt. Maunganui, near Auckland, New Zealand. The pair started surfing together after Cox found a dog life vest at a local pe…

January 16, 2014 7:22 pm
Paton's Birder Haven to be sold

Paton's Birder Haven to be sold

A residence in Patagonia — where bird-watchers have come for decades to spot species such as the sought-after violet-crowned hummingbird in the backyard — will be sold by the owners and managed by the Tucson Audubon Society.

December 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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A look at Thanksgiving Days past

A look at Thanksgiving Days past

First lady Mamie Eisenhower is amused by the gobbling of a 40-pound tom turkey presented to her at the White House, Nov. 14, 1957, fo rthe Eisenhower's Thanksgiving dinner. Mrs. Eisenhower accepted the Illinois-raised turkey just before going to a luncheon party celebrating her 61st birthday…

November 26, 2013 5:08 pm
Dear Abby for Nov. 11

Dear Abby for Nov. 11

DEAR ABBY: My daughter “Jenny,” her husband, “Bob,” and their three dogs live with my husband and me in our home. We live on a fairly busy road. The dogs used to always be leashed when they were taken out. They have now made a habit of letting the dogs out without leashes.

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White House pets

White House pets

President Calvin Coolidge stands with a family dog on the steps of Patterson House in Washington D.C. in 1927. Patterson House, on Dupont Circle, was the first family's termporary residence while the White House was undergoing renovations in 1927. (AP Photo/Library of Congress)

August 20, 2013 3:32 pm
White House pets

White House pets

White House staffer Robert R. Robinson holds three dogs of President Herbert Hoover outside the White House, March 29, 1929. From left are the president's dogs King Tut, Whoopie and Englehurst Gillette. (AP Photo/Library of Congress)

August 20, 2013 3:31 pm
White House pets

White House pets

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson holds his dog "Her" by the ears as White House visitors look on, April 27, 1964, on the White House lawn, Washington, D.C. At left is President Johnson's other dog, "Him." This picture raised criticism from dog lovers. (AP Photo/Charles P. Gorry)

August 20, 2013 3:30 pm
Photos: People branded to show solidarity with animals

Photos: People branded to show solidarity with animals

About 30 people have brand themselves worldwide, and thousands more support their effort to make the case for animal rights, according to a member of the group. A public branding in Tel Aviv last year launched the movement, called 269Life. Since then it has spread, with brandings in Italy, t…

June 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Zoo's polar bear died of heart ailment

Zoo's polar bear died of heart ailment

Snow, a 17-year-old polar bear photographed above in June, came to the Reid Park Zoo in February with dermatitis. She died Sept. 3.

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Zoo's polar bear died of heart ailment

Zoo's polar bear died of heart ailment

Snow, the 17-year-old polar bear who died Labor Day at the Reid Park Zoo, suffered from an undiagnosed heart ailment, a zoo official announced last week at the same time she announced the zoo doesn't plan to replace the Arctic animal.

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