November 23, 2018

Vegan activists launch campaign to give town of Wool a more sheep-friendly name

iStock/Thinkstock(WOOL, U.K.) -- An animal rights group has asked an English village to change its name to help promote veganism and fight cruelty. Activists from PETA sent a letter to the local authorities in Wool requesting they rename their town Vegan Wool. In the letter, PETA argued that the name change will "put Wool in the spotlight and promote kindness to sheep." The move follows the release of two PETA Asia investigations that the organization said uncovered cruelty to sheep in the Briti..
November 22, 2018

Astronauts to celebrate Thanksgiving on the International Space Station

NASA(NEW YORK) -- Some astronauts are taking the day off to celebrate Thanksgiving while they orbit Earth on the International Space Station. The three members of Expedition 57 from Russia, Germany and the U.S. will celebrate all together after food prepared specially for the occasion was sent to them last weekend, according to a NASA blogpost. Alexander Gerst from the European Space Agency and Serena Aunon Chancellor, a NASA flight engineer, will have the day off while their Russian colleague, ..
November 22, 2018

American’s doomed trip to remote island was a ‘misdirected adventure,’ police say

iStock/Thinkstock(ANDAMAN ISLANDS) -- Authorities said Thursday the doomed trip taken by the American man who was killed by an isolated tribe in the Andaman Islands was a "misplaced, misdirected adventure." John Chau, 27, was killed by the indigenous Sentinelese tribe earlier this month. Seven local fishermen took Chau to the islands on Nov. 14 and all have since been arrested. The fishermen claimed they returned three days later and saw a body being buried on the shore. Deependra Pathak, the d..
November 22, 2018

US Navy treats more than 14K patients halfway through mission to help Venezuelan refugees

Scott Bigley/U.S. Navy(TURBO, Colombia) -- Medical staff members from a U.S. Navy hospital ship have already seen about 14,500 patients during the first half of the ship's mission to Central and South America to assist Venezuelan refugees who've fled their country because of a devastating economic crisis that's caused shortages of food and medical supplies. The USNS Comfort hospital ship departed Norfolk on Oct. 11 for an 11-week deployment and has since assisted patients in Ecuad..