US anti-whaling group to stop interfering with Japanese
WOODSTOCK, Vt. - The Canadian founder of a radical conservation group made famous by the television show "Whale Wars" says a settlement over anti-whaling activities only prevents the group's U.S. organization from interfering with Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean.
North Korea's Kim praises submarine launch test as a success
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Thursday that his country had achieved the "success of all successes" in launching a missile from a submarine, saying it effectively gave the country a fully equipped nuclear attack capability and put the U.S. mainland within striking distance.
Italy earthquake kills at least 159, reduces towns to rubble
AMATRICE, Italy - Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble Wednesday. The death toll stood at 159, but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the thousands of vacationers in the area for summer's final days.
Paisley Park, home of Prince, opens for public tours Oct. 6
MINNEAPOLIS - Paisley Park, the private estate and studio complex of the late rock superstar Prince, will open for daily public tours starting Oct. 6, the trust company overseeing his estate announced Wednesday, and the company that runs Elvis Presley's Graceland will manage it.
Cruise line CEO details Alaska bear mauling of 2 workers
JUNEAU, Alaska - A bear that mauled two cruise ship wilderness guides during a hiking excursion in Alaska attacked so quickly that there was little time to defend against the animal, the CEO of the cruise ship company said.
Farmer tells 'pig trial' he was worried about animals
BURLINGTON, Ont. - The trial of a woman who gave water to slaughterhouse-bound pigs heard Wednesday from the owner of the animals who said he complained to police because he was concerned about the safety of the pigs and the animal activists.