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Rancher says blizzard killed 29 cows in Franklin County. Deputies say they starved.

An Idaho sheep rancher is under investigation for animal cruelty after 29 dead cows were spotted this week off U.S. Highway 395.


Twin girls were starved by mother, failed by state watchdog: Lawsuit filed

Two young girls who were nearly starved to death by their mother in 2015 are suing the state and a for-profit substance-abuse treatment provider.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Concerns grow for young orca’s life as it struggles to swim with family in Salish Sea

The three-year-old orca, J50, fell behind her family and went missing for more than three days. She was spotted Monday morning with her mom.


Hunger at the doors of Damascus, as government blocks aid

At the doors of the Syrian capital, children with wrinkled faces and arms like sticks are going hungry because President Bashar Assad’s forces, supported by Russia and Iran, are blocking …


U.N., aid groups warn of ‘starvation and death’ in Yemen

The United Nations and more than 20 aid groups said Thursday that the Saudi-led coalition’s tightening of a blockade on war-torn Yemen could bring millions of people closer to “starvation …


20,000 children in Somalia risk starvation, aid group says

An aid group is warning that more than 20,000 children in drought-hit Somalia could starve to death in the coming months without continued international assistance.


U.N. asks for billions to avert four hunger crises, but the money doesn’t arrive

At the beginning of this year, the United Nations made one of its boldest requests ever for funding. It needed billions of dollars to fund a humanitarian response, said Secretary …


UN experts: 100,000 starve while South Sudan buys weapons

UNITED NATIONS – South Sudan’s government is spending at least half its budget on security and weapons while 100,000 people are dying of starvation as a result of famine caused …


Lacey man arrested for allegedly starving sons

A man has been arrested for allegedly starving and psychologically abusing his two young sons.


U.N. warns of starvation in Syrian towns, demands access

The top U.N. official in Syria on Monday demanded immediate and unconditional humanitarian access to tens of thousands of people trapped in four towns, warning of starvation.