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New York judge to consider claims that chimpanzees are 'legal persons'

NEW YORK - An animal rights group has been granted a court hearing in which it will argue that two chimpanzees who live at a New York state university cannot be held captive because they are autonomous, intelligent creatures.

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San Francisco board approves wild animal performance ban

SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to ban performances of wild or exotic animals for public entertainment, including appearances in circuses or on the sets of movies, television shows and commercials.

Entertainment, 15 Apr 2015

Coffee spill behind Serbian president's airplane scare

BELGRADE - Blamed initially on 'engine failure', it emerged on Tuesday that a government jet carrying Serbia's president to Italy last week was forced to turn back when the co-pilot spilled coffee on the instrument board.

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Wolverine tranquilized at New Jersey airport after chewing through cage

NEWARK, N.J. - Authorities at Newark International Airport in New Jersey tranquilized a wolverine who was enroute from Norway to an Alaskan wildlife center on Wednesday after discovering the wild animal had chewed through his metal carrier.

U.S. 15 Apr 2015

Celebrity mountain lion leaves refuge under L.A. house

LOS ANGELES - A mountain lion with his own Facebook fan page that triggered a media storm by hiding in the crawl space under a Los Angeles house has left its urban refuge, wildlife officials said on Tuesday. | Video

14 Apr 2015

U.S. satellite launcher gets first Vulcan rocket request: change the name

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Hours after unveiling its next-generation "Vulcan" rocket, the company that launches most of America's satellites, United Launch Alliance (ULA), ran into its first problem - the rocket's name.

Science, 14 Apr 2015