• This Oct. 26, 2013, file photo, shows LSU's Mike the Tiger on the field before the NCAA college football game against Furman in Baton Rouge, La. Multiple animal rights groups are asking that the university stop using captive tigers as mascots Tuesday, May 24, after LSU said its mascot was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman, File)

    PETA asks LSU to stop using captive tigers as mascots

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two animal rights groups are asking that Louisiana State University stop using captive tigers as mascots a day after LSU said its mascot was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

  • In this Wednesday, May 13, 2015, file photo, bottles of Bayer aspirin appear on display on a shelf in the employee shop at the Bayer Pharmaceuticals facility in Whippany, N.J. German drug and chemicals company Bayer AG announced Monday, May 23, 2016, that it has made a $62 billion offer to buy U.S.-based crops and seeds specialist Monsanto. A merger between Bayer and Monsanto would put together two giant makers of chemicals, one that focuses on people and animals, and another that focuses on plants. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

    Bayer and Monsanto could combine plant, pet, people products

    A merger between Bayer and Monsanto would put together two giant chemical makers, one focused on plants and another that also makes products for people and animals. Here’s a look at their products, which have more than $65 billion in total annual revenue.

  • Correction: Declawing Cats story

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a story May 22 about a New York legislative proposal to prohibit declawing cats, The Associated Press misspelled the first name of a veterinarian. Her name is Jennifer, not Jenner, Conrad.

  • This Oct. 26, 2013, file photo, shows LSU's Mike the Tiger on the field before the NCAA college football game against Furman in Baton Rouge, La. The university said in a statement Monday, May 23, 2016, that Mike VI has a tumor in its face near its nose but doesn't appear to be in pain. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman, File)

    LSU’s live tiger mascot diagnosed with rare form of cancer

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The sixth live tiger to serve as Louisiana State University’s mascot has been diagnosed with a rare and inoperable form of cancer.