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FILE - In this Saturday, July 31, 2010, file photo, a ribbon of oil lines the bottom stalks of marsh grass at low tide in a cove in Barataria Bay on the coast of Louisiana. The April 20, 2010, explosion at the BP Deepwater Horizon offshore platform killed 11 men, and the subsequent leak released an estimated 172 million gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana will get nearly $215 million in BP oil spill money for two projects that will restore more than 4,600 acres of marsh and other habitat in the New Orleans area. Gov. John Bel Edwards says work on the projects should begin in 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

$215M in BP oil spill money to restore Louisiana marshes

Sep. 30, 2020 1:39 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will get nearly $215 million in BP oil spill money for two projects planned to restore more than 4,600 acres of marsh and other habitat in the New Orleans area, Gov. John Bel Edwards said. Work should begin next year on the projects, Edwards said in a news release...

Veterinarians refuse CDC request to deport bulldog puppies

Sep. 29, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Veterinarians caring for 15 bulldog puppies rescued from a warehouse at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Monday refused to send the dogs back to the Middle East country from which they came. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week ordered the animals...

FILE - In this on Aug. 5, 2020, file photo, Jeffery Ryans points at his ankle as he discusses his encounter with Salt Lake City police at his attorney's office, in Salt Lake City. A Utah police officer was charged with aggravated assault after ordering a dog to attack Ryans who had put his hands in the air, prosecutors announced Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Ryans was in his backyard on April 24 when police responded to a domestic dispute call. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, Filw)

Audit finds more incidents after police dog bites Black man

Sep. 25, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City’s police dog apprehension program will remain suspended indefinitely after an internal audit done after a Black man was bitten found 27 dog bite incidents since 2018, the police chief said Friday. The audit results were announced weeks after body camera footage...

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”...

Sniffer dogs named K'ssi, left and Miina react with trainer Susanna Paavilainen at the Helsinki airport in Vantaa, Finland, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Four corona sniffer dogs are trained to detect the Covid-19 virus from the arriving passengers samples at the airport.  (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP)

Finland deploys coronavirus-sniffing dogs at main airport

Sep. 23, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland has deployed coronavirus-sniffing dogs at the Nordic country’s main international airport in a four-month trial of an alternative testing method that could become a cost-friendly and quick way to identify infected travelers. Four dogs of different breeds trained by...

In this photo provided by the Burke County Rescue Squad, a member of the  Burke County Rescue Squad rescues a dog trapped 30 feet (9 meters) down in a sinkhole, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, at Pisgah National Forest in Morganton, N.C. The dog was not injured, but was starving and dehydrated, according to the rescuers.  (Burke County Rescue Squad via AP)

Dog trapped in 30-foot hole lured to safety with beef jerky

Sep. 22, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) — A group of mountain bikers on a North Carolina trail spotted a dog trapped 30 feet (9 meters) down in a sinkhole — and it took a salty snack and some straps to lift him to safety. The group was riding the Sinkhole Trail at Pisgah National Forest, about 50 miles (80 kilometers)...

Utah officer charged with assault after dog bites Black man

Sep. 16, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah police officer was charged with aggravated assault after ordering a dog to attack a Black man who had put his hands in the air, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Jeffery Ryans was in his backyard on April 24 when police responded to a domestic dispute call. The Salt Lake County...

FILE - In this July 21, 2019 file photo, trainees Chris Graves, left, and Bryan Hetherington, right, participate in a security training session at Fellowship of the Parks campus in Haslet, Texas. An industry has sprung up following mass shootings at houses of worship around the country to train civilians to protect their churches with the techniques and equipment of law enforcement. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Does God want Christians to be a ‘good guy with a gun’?

Sep. 16, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

(RNS) — Does Jesus want you to own a gun? It’s a question Richard Berry said he wrestled with for years, unsure of how to match his Christian faith with his appreciation for firearms and self-defense. A native of Olathe, Kansas, he told Religion News Service he began grappling with the issue of God...

Dog's bark saved Alabama family as fire swept through home

Sep. 9, 2020 8:25 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A dog has been credited with saving an Alabama family’s lives after his bark awakened them to a fire that was sweeping through their rental home early Tuesday morning. The dog, Ralph, “doesn’t usually make a sound at night,” said Derek Walker, who lived...

In this Aug. 28, 2020, photo provided by the USDA Forest Service, is an 11-year-old Belgian Malinois named Ice, a highly decorated U.S. Forest Service police dog, the day after he suffered nine stab wounds during a marijuana raid in Northern California. Ice was wounded in the Klamath National Forest south of the Oregon border when he was released to catch a suspect who had fled down a steep hill to escape the raid that unearthed more than 5,500 marijuana plants. He kept hold of the suspect even after he was stabbed, while his handler, Patrol Captain Christopher Magallon, made the arrest. (USDA Forest Service via AP)

US Forest Service police dog survives second stabbing attack

Sep. 4, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A highly decorated U.S. Forest Service police dog suffered nine stab wounds during a marijuana raid in Northern California. But he survived after he was airlifted to a veterinary clinic, the agency said Friday. What's more, it's the second time the dog, an 11-year-old Belgian...