• AG’s daughter with Down syndrome trains dogs for service

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Arianna Balderas is proving how puppies and people can form powerful connections to benefit each other — and federal agencies.

  • In this photo made available by the Taipei Zoo on May 18, 11 year old panda from China named Tuan Tuan is seen sitting upright his cage behind recent local newspaper front pages at the Taipei Zoo, in Taipei, Taiwan. The photo of Tuan Tuan alive and with the newspapers was accompanied by a statement from zoo director Chin Shih-chien saying that Tuan Tuan, his partner Yuan Yuan and their cub Yuan Zai are all fine, despite rumors first appearing on Chinese websites that Tuan Tuan had died. (Taipei Zoo via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Taiwan panda’s ‘proof of life’ photo debunks death rumors

    BEIJING (AP) — The subject of the photo looks out from behind bars, with newspapers arranged in front of him to prove what day it is. This “proof of life” shot is not a scene from a kidnapping but an effort by the Taipei Zoo to debunk rumors that a prized panda recently died.