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A foster-based rescue group lets the dogs out for puppy yoga

Jan. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — It's one thing to roll out your mat and do Downward Dog. It's another to pull off the iconic yoga posture with actual doggies down at your feet. One stretches your spine. The other tickles your toes. Together, it's called puppy yoga, and it's as adorable as it sounds. You've heard of...

Boat with migrants rescued off Libya looks for port to dock

Jan. 20, 2019 5:49 PM EST

ROME (AP) — A private rescue boat carrying dozens of migrants said Sunday that for a second day several nations had not given permission for it to enter a safe port, while another vessel filled with panicky migrants and described as taking on water in the southern Mediterranean was helped by a cargo ship....

Hard terrain slows rescue of Spanish boy trapped in borehole

Jan. 20, 2019 2:47 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Rescuers in southern Spain said Sunday that the frantic effort to reach a 2-year-old boy who fell into a narrow, deep borehole seven days ago has again been slowed by difficult terrain. Authorities said that a drill used to create a vertical shaft parallel to the waterhole has hit patches of...

Firefighters free horse trapped in muddy swamp

Jan. 20, 2019 2:46 PM EST

NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — It was an unusual rescue effort for some Rhode Island firefighters after a horse became stuck in a muddy swamp. Authorities in North Smithfield say the horse, named Fiona, ran off from the Phoenix Rising Horse Farm on Saturday after being startled by something, and wound up in...

20 rescued after elevator gets stuck at Las Vegas nightclub

Jan. 20, 2019 2:33 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say about 20 people have been rescued after being trapped in a broken elevator at a Las Vegas nightclub for about three hours. Crews from Clark County Fire Department and Las Vegas Fire and Rescue responded to the scene at Drai's Nightclub inside The Cromwell early Sunday. FOX5...

Skier rescued after spending a night lost in Colorado storm

Jan. 19, 2019 5:02 PM EST

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A 62-year-old skier has been rescued after spending a night lost in the northern Colorado mountains amid a heavy snowstorm. Routt County Search and Rescue says the man was found at midday Friday near the Steamboat Resort, about 16 hours after he called 911 to say he was lost...

Draining lake fails to find missing Arkansas couple

Jan. 19, 2019 3:55 PM EST

HARRISON, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say draining and searching a northwest Arkansas lake has failed to turn up the bodies of a couple missing since their sport utility vehicle was swept off a road during a flash flood on Nov. 30. Lake Harrison was drained in the search for the bodies of John Villines and Amy...

South Portland police are looking for a missing local man.

Jan. 19, 2019 3:53 PM EST

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — South Portland police are looking for a missing local man. Authorities say 69-year-old Carlos Ordonez was last seen on Tuesday in the Old England Village area of South Portland. Police say he may have been carrying a guitar case. Officials were searching Clark's Pond and Brick...

Woman reunited with cat that was missing for years in Alaska

Jan. 19, 2019 3:42 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Wasilla woman has been reunited with a cat that disappeared more than three years ago from its home at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The Anchorage Daily News reports that a woman at the base messaged Lynsey Ryan that a stray cat she had fed for months resembled a photo posted...

Survivors: Up to 117 missing from sunken boat off Libya

Jan. 19, 2019 2:28 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Three survivors of a rubber dinghy that sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya say up to 117 other migrants were aboard at the time, a U.N. migration official said Saturday. It appeared to be the latest tragedy on the dangerous central Mediterranean route from North Africa to...