‘It feels amazing to be home’: Eisenhower Strike Group returns to Norfolk | Southside...

When William Difilippantonio saw his wife, Virginia, on pier 14 of Naval Station Norfolk, he couldn’t wait another second to kiss her.

Firefighters rescue dog that fell through ice into lake

WHITEHALL, Mich. –  Three Michigan firefighters used rope and their wits to rescue a 90-pound retriever that fell through the ice about 100 yards from shore on a western Michigan lake.

Holiday hound: Police recover puppy stolen in violent home robbery

SAN JOSE — A wolf cub of a puppy braved an incredible journey over the holiday weekend when she was dognapped during a violent home robbery, police said, only to be rescued in the nick of time for a Christmas Day reunion with her owner.

Neighbor Buys Home For 89-Year Old Evicted Woman

Picture this, you’re almost 90-years old, you’ve been living in a house for over three decades, and all of a sudden, you’re evicted.

China’s vow to shut down its ivory trade by the end of 2017 is...

BEIJING — China promised Friday to halt its domestic ivory trade completely by the end of 2017, a decision greeted by environmentalists as offering real hope for an end to a poaching crisis that is wiping out tens of thousands of elephants across Africa.

Child asthma emergency visits drop after indoor smoking bans

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A new study helps to answer the burning question of whether recently enacted indoor smoking bans in public areas have improved health.

China announces ban on ivory trade by end of 2017 – BBC News

China has announced a ban on all ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017.

Singer To Get Lifesaving Liver Transplant From Fellow Member Of SF Gay Men’s Chorus

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — Saying that members of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus are close would be an understatement.

China announces ban on ivory trade by end of 2017 – BBC News

China has announced a ban on all ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017.

Father embraces driver accused of hitting and killing his son on Christmas Day –...

The father of a boy killed after he was hit by a car on Christmas Day has embraced the man charged over his death, and extended him an offer of forgiveness.

OC man overcomes gang life to become doctor

A doctor from Santa Ana is performing extraordinary work in one of the busiest trauma centers in the country, but his journey to working in the operating room was anything but ordinary.

Tourists take Edinburgh homeless man to Sweden for Christmas – BBC News

An Edinburgh homeless man has told of the "incredible act of kindness" of two Swedish tourists who invited him to their home for Christmas.

Irish students will receive 300 hours of mental health classes in new plan –...

"The Department of Education are going to be rolling out a new health and well-being programme.

For first time, all animals adopted from Oahu shelter

For the first time Thursday, the Hawaiian Humane Society on Oahu has adopted all available animals from its campus.

Incredible journey of missing dog who trekked 60 miles to find his owner

A missing dog has undergone an incredible two month 60-mile journey to be reunited with his owner after she left him with friends as she moved home.

2016 was the second safest year in aviation history – Independent.ie

But, though it will come as no consolation to the friends and families of those who perished, 2016 has been one of the safest years in aviation history.

Father embraces driver accused of hitting and killing his son

The father of a boy killed after he was hit by a car on Christmas Day has embraced the man charged over his death, and extended him an offer of forgiveness.

Child found safe after kidnapping outside South LA laundromat

A 6-year-old girl has been found safe after she was kidnapped during a car theft outside a South Los Angeles laundromat on Thursday, according to authorities.