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FILE - In this April 1, 2017 file photo, a service dog strolls through the isle inside a United Airlines plane at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J., while taking part in a training exercise. United announced Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, that starting with flights in February it will no longer accept emotional-support animals. It will let trained service dogs fly for free in the cabin, but owners of other animals will have to pay a pet fee to put them in the cargo hold or a carrier that fits under a seat. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

United joins rivals in dropping emotional-support animals

Jan. 8, 2021 1:27 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines is joining other major U.S. carriers in no longer allowing emotional-support animals to fly for free. United said Friday that starting Monday, it will no longer let passengers book travel for companion animals. For people who book before the deadline, free travel for...

Chicago rapper G Herbo pleads not guilty to fraud scheme

Dec. 9, 2020 3:56 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Chicago rapper G Herbo pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to participating in a scheme to use stolen credit card information to pay for things like luxury vacation rentals and designer puppies. G Herbo, whose real name is Herbert Wright III, appeared before a Massachusetts federal...

Debra Mejeur hugs her dog Lola  Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, outside DuPage County Animal Services, in Wheaton, Ill., as they reunite three years after Lola went missing during a trip to suburban Chicago.  (Youngrae Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP)

3 years later, dog and Michigan owners reunited in Illinois

Dec. 7, 2020 8:15 AM EST

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A whiff of her old blanket was enough for Lola: The black Lab was back in her owners' arms three years after the Michigan dog disappeared on a trip to suburban Chicago. “I feel like I’m in a dream right now,” Debra Mejeur said Saturday when she and her husband,...

FILE - In this April 1, 2017, file photo, a service dog named Orlando rests on the foot of its trainer, John Reddan, while sitting inside a United Airlines plane at Newark Liberty International Airport during a training exercise in Newark, N.J. The Transportation Department issued a final rule Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, covering service animals. The rule says only dogs can qualify, and they have to be specially trained to help a person with disabilities. For years, some travelers have been bringing untrained dogs and all kinds of other animals on board by claiming they need the animal for emotional support.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

US tightens definition of service animals allowed on planes

Dec. 2, 2020 3:52 PM EST

The days of pets flying with their owners in airplane cabins for free are coming to an end. The Transportation Department issued a final rule Wednesday covering animals on airlines. It decided that only dogs can fly as service animals, and companions that passengers use for emotional support don't count. The rule...