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In this undated photo released by New Zealand Department of Conservation, Flint, the rat-detecting dog and its handler Richard Johnston ride on a boat near the Tennyson Inlet Islands in New Zealand. Flint was on a remote island between New Zealand and Antarctica as part of a mission involving the military when a sealion charged at him. He got spooked and ran away, and couldn’t be found by a military helicopter. The team was forced to leave him behind on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. But he was rescued on Friday, Nov. 29 after a helicopter crew flew to the island and found he’d walked back to the base.  (New Zealand Department of Conservation via AP)

Dog spooked by sealion is rescued from remote Pacific island

Nov. 29, 2019 2:31 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Things first started to go wrong for Flint the rat-sniffing dog when a sealion charged at him. It emerged from the scrub, lurching and bellowing, full of aggression. Spooked, he ran from his handler and no amount of calling or whistling could lure him back. Flint was lost and...

First lady Melania Trump speaks at the B'More Youth Summit, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at UMBC in Baltimore. The first lady urged students to avoid misusing drugs, saying that it would make it harder for them to achieve. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Melania Trump defends rights of Baltimore teens to boo her

Nov. 26, 2019 4:51 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Melania Trump on Tuesday defended the rights of teenagers who booed her when she addressed them in Baltimore, a city her husband, President Donald Trump, has disparaged as “rat and rodent infested.” She traveled there to urge hundreds of middle and high school students to...