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In a photo provided by Clay Carson, rescuers carry 4-year-old Vadie Sides out of the woods in Lee County, Ala., Friday, March 27, 2020. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said the girl was found with a dog at her side after two days in the woods. Authorities said the girl wandered away from a sitter while in a backyard. (Clay Carson via AP)

Sheriff: Girl, 4, found in woods; had been missing 2 days

Mar. 27, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Searchers on Friday found a 4-year-old girl who had been missing for two days in a wooded area in east Alabama. The girl was in good condition with a dog at her side when rescuers approached, authorities said. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said searchers found Vadie Sides after two days...

This March 2020 photo shows some of Molly Sprayregen's plants on her windowsill in Chicago, Ill. (Molly Sprayregen via AP)

Finding joy indoors in troubled times, one leaf at a time

Mar. 19, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — I have spent my first full week of isolation carefully observing one of my houseplants. Dylan, as my fiancee and I so fondly call her, has been growing new leaves at an uncharacteristically rapid rate. It might be the longer hours of daylight. But I imagine Dylan’s new zest for life...

FILE - In this March 20, 2019, file photo, Iditarod musher Nicolas Petit, of France, poses with two of his dogs in Anchorage, Alaska. Nearly a third of the 57 mushers in this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have quit the race before finishing, including Petit, who activated an alert button seeking rescue Thursday morning, March 19, 2020, because of weather conditions. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

A day after musher wins Iditarod, others face woes on trail

Mar. 19, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alasak (AP) — Nearly a third of the 57 mushers in this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have quit the race before finishing, including a musher who activated an alert button seeking rescue Thursday morning because of weather conditions. Thomas Waerner of Norway won this year’s...

Thomas Waerner, of Norway, arrives in Nome, Alaska, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP)

Norwegian musher achieves boyhood dream, wins Iditarod race

Mar. 18, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — As a young boy growing up in Norway, Thomas Waerner spent idle hours thinking long and hard about two different kinds of iconic American modes of transportation: muscle cars and the sled dogs in the Iditarod. Waerner, 47, made one of those dreams reality on Wednesday, winning the...

Norwegian musher Thomas Waerner wins Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across Alaska

Mar. 18, 2020 4:40 AM EDT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Norwegian musher Thomas Waerner wins Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across Alaska.
Thomas Waerner mushes into Unalakleet, Alaska, Sunday, March 15, 2020 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes/Anchorage Daily News via AP)

Iditarod loses another major sponsor

Mar. 16, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One of the Iditarod’s top sponsors is dropping financial support, the second major sponsor with Alaska ties to sever relationships with the sled dog race this month. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles confirmed Monday that the Anchorage Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership will no...

Richie Diehl arrives in Ruby, Alaska, Friday morning, March 13, 2020, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes/Anchorage Daily News via AP)

Norwegian musher takes lead in Iditarod as finish nears

Mar. 15, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Deep snow is slowing down mushers in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, but the leader has a secret for dealing with the difficult conditions. “I’ve been training with 120 pounds of concrete and all the gear in the sled,” Thomas Waerner, 46, told a camera crew...

Tom Frode Johansen mushes on a road between Takotna and Ophir, Alaka, Thursday, March 12, 2020, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes/Anchorage Daily News via AP)

Virus worries prompt some post-race changes for the Iditarod

Mar. 13, 2020 12:05 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials with the world’s most famous sled dog race announced Thursday they have postponed post-race events in Nome in response to the new coronavirus. The Iditarod has postponed both the awards banquet set for March 22 and the meet-the-mushers event set for March 21, both...

Linwood Fiedler mushes across Submarine Lake near Nikolai, Alaska, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes

Iditarod’s oldest musher quits, another gives dogs CBD oil

Mar. 11, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A musher reached an Iditarod milestone and was feted with prizes made from beaver and moose. The oldest musher in the race has called it quits. And a four-time champion finds himself in another cannabis controversy. Paige Drobney, a native of Pennsylvania living in Cantwell,...

Animal control director resigns over killing of injured dog

Mar. 11, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

TAYLORSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky animal control director has resigned amid accusations he killed a family's dog that was hit by a car. The pet's body was discovered in a county courthouse dumpster, officials said. David Wood stepped down Tuesday from his Spencer County post effective immediately,...