YAKIMA — Despite impassioned testimony from community members, Yakima’s 29-year-old ban on the dog breed will remain in place after the City Council voted 4-3 against moving the issue to committee for further discussion.
Labrador retrievers could make a pretty good claim for being America’s dog. Last year, according to the American Kennel Club, they were the most popular purebred dog breed in the country for the 25th year in a row.
CANBERRA, Australia — Batemans Bay is a picturesque coastal town that always leaves the welcome mat out for tourists. But tens of thousands of visitors of another kind have more than outstayed their welcome — large bats.
BANGKOK — The contents of the freezer at the Tiger Temple were gruesome: 40 dead tiger babies. At another temple, a police raid seeking to arrest a popular abbot accused of accepting $40 million in embezzled money was thwarted live on TV. Day by day, Thailand has followed details of gripping temple scandals that many say are shocking but not entirely surprising.
It started as a tourist destination, but the main attraction soon overran the town. In a story that seems to channel the spirits of both Michael Crichton and Charlton Heston, a scheme by Chinese villagers to support the local economy with dozens of tame monkeys has gone horribly awry.