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In this undated photo issued by the PDSA, People's Dispensary for Sick Animals,  Cambodian landmine detection rat, Magawa is photographed wearing his PDSA Gold Medal, the animal equivalent of the George Cross, in Siem, Cambodia. A British animal charity has on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, for the first time awarded its top civilian honor to a rat, recognizing the rodent for his

Giant rat wins animal hero award for sniffing out landmines

Sep. 25, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A rat has for the first time won a British charity's top civilian award for animal bravery, receiving the honor for searching out unexploded landmines in Cambodia. Magawa, a giant African pouched rat, was awarded the PDSA’s Gold Medal for his "lifesaving bravery and devotion”...

Suit claiming bats, rats at courthouse goes to Supreme Court

Aug. 8, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama appeals court ruled it doesn't have the power to decide whether to dismiss an employee lawsuit claiming a west Alabama courthouse is infested with rodents and bats. The Court of Civil Appeals, in a decision Friday, said the Alabama Supreme Court needed to consider the...