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FILE - In these undated photos released by the Marin County Sheriff's Office are Carol Kiparsky and Ian Irwin. The academic couple who vanished during a getaway in the woods of Northern California were found Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, by search-and-rescue workers who spent almost a week looking for them and gave up hopes of finding them alive. The Marin County Sheriff's office tweeted that two helicopter crews airlifted Kiparsky, 77, and Irwin, 72, to a hospital. Authorities did not immediately provide details on their conditions and where they were located. (Marin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Couple lost in woods survived on muddy water, fern fronds

Feb. 24, 2020 9:09 PM EST

INVERNESS, Calif. (AP) — A couple who went missing in the woods of Northern California for a week survived by drinking from a muddy puddle and eating fern fronds, said rescuers who had given up hopes of finding them alive. Carol Kiparsky, 77, and Ian Irwin, 72, were found Saturday in a densely forested...

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, left, and James Marsden in a scene from

Box office goes 'Sonic' again but hears 'Call of the Wild'

Feb. 23, 2020 3:00 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hedgehog edged the sled dog by a nose at the box office. “Sonic: The Hedgehog” zoomed to the top of the box office with a take of $26.3 million in its second weekend while audiences ignored critics and heeded “The Call of the Wild” as the Harrison Ford...

Family hopes to raise at least $20,000 for a seizure dog

Feb. 22, 2020 9:53 AM EST

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Depending on stress levels and other circumstances, Mycayla Mitchell usually has one or two seizures a day. It’s something the 20-year-old Owensboro woman has lived with nearly all her life. As a child, she was diagnosed with polymicrogyria, a condition that creates excessive...

In this Feb. 14, 2020 photo, Egyptian Vets for Animal Care, the country's first spay and neuter program, mark a puppy with red paint after giving it a rabies shot,  in Cairo, Egypt. After centuries of stigma, the street dogs of Egypt are finding popular acceptance. Grassroots support like sterilization, medical care and shelter has surged in defiance of a government extermination policy. For decades, Cairo dealt with its stray animal problem by leaving poison in the streets.  (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Egypt's once-reviled street dogs get chance at a better life

Feb. 20, 2020 12:43 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Karim Hegazi spends his days in a Cairo clinic taking care of animals long considered a menace in Egypt. Stray dogs roam in almost every Cairo neighborhood — lurking in construction sites, scavenging through trash and howling nightly atop parked cars. The government says there's around...

This undated image provided by 20th Century Fox shows actor Harrison Ford as John Thornton from the film

Review: A CGI canine yearns to be free in 'Call of the Wild'

Feb. 19, 2020 6:25 PM EST

Does the dog movie have any new tricks? Do we want it to? For the most part, we want our dog movies like our pooches: comforting, obedient and slightly slobbery. “The Call of the Wild,” the latest adaptation of Jack London’s 1903 novel, is all those things but adds a new twist. Its canine is...

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2014 file photo, greyhounds compete at Wheeling Island Racetrack in Wheeling, W.Va. West Virginia senators on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, rejected a bill to cut state funding for the greyhound racing industry, three years after Gov. Jim Justice vetoed similar legislation.  (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post via AP, File)

Bid to ax greyhound racing funds rejected in West Virginia

Feb. 19, 2020 1:30 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia senators on Wednesday rejected a bill to cut state funding for the greyhound racing industry, three years after Gov. Jim Justice vetoed similar legislation. The bill was defeated on a 23-11 vote. It would have ended $17 million in subsidies that benefit dog racing...

A bull terrier named ‘Jagger Bonsai von Amadis’ stands with his owner in front of the Higher Administrative Court in Muenster, Germany, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. In a dispute about whether a large miniature bull terrier can still be considered miniature, two of the dogs were brought in to the Higher Administrative Court in Muenster to be examined.  While keeping miniature bull terriers allowed without any special permission, a bull terrier is considered a so-called

No Bull: German court rules dogs not too big to be miniature

Feb. 17, 2020 12:24 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has decided a Duesseldorf dog dispute, ruling Monday that not only size matters in determining whether a dog is officially "miniature." The Muenster regional administrative court decision puts an end to years of battles between two Duesseldorf owners of Miniature Bull Terriers...

A dog dressed for carnival participates in the

It's a day for dogs as Brazil ramps up for Carnival

Feb. 16, 2020 12:45 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil is ramping up toward the world's most famous Carnival celebrations and already the dogs have had their day. Dozens of costumed dogs joined their owners in a traditional pre-Carnival parade Sunday along Avenida Atlantica bordering Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach. “At...

Indiana dog melts hearts by helping raise and nurse kittens

Feb. 16, 2020 12:02 AM EST

CHRISNEY, Ind. (AP) — Stop by Jessa McCauley's house at any time, and you're liable to find a happy jumble of dogs and cats, feeding bottles, puppies and kittens and little kids who like to cradle puppies and kittens. McCauley, an office manager for pet rescue It Takes a Village, is also a former zookeeper...

Man gets 1 year in case of dog left in cage with tide rising

Feb. 15, 2020 1:31 PM EST

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been sentenced to a year in prison for leaving his girlfriend's young dog in a cage at water's edge in a rising tide. Aaron Davis, 36, wanted revenge against his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend, who had given her the dog, prosecutors have alleged. Jurors in December...