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Strangers intervene to help homeless man loyal to his dog

Jan. 29, 2022 00:02 AM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Among a population that has sadly faded into the everyday background in a growing cityscape, Spencer Parks stands out for one big reason when he panhandles near busy intersections. Duchess, his sweet, 120-pound Staffordshire Terrier mix, stands watch...

Willow Biden joins long and varied line of White House pets

Jan. 28, 2022 21:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Welcome, Willow, to a long line of presidential pets. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden have added a green-eyed tabby from Pennsylvania to the White House family, the first feline tenant since President George W. Bush's controversially named cat India. ...

King County pays $2.5M to family of man killed by deputies

Jan. 28, 2022 19:46 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — King County has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a claim by the family of man who was shot and killed by deputies after stealing a pickup truck and a pet poodle, according to the family’s attorney. The November 2019 incident in which Anthony Chilcott died was...

Orange County struggles to find home for wolf-dog hybrids

Jan. 28, 2022 18:06 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Members of a group of eight wolf-dog hybrids at a North Carolina animal shelter could be euthanized unless a suitable home can be found for them, officials said Thursday. Officials have found a home at a sanctuary for several of the dogs but have not located a...

Taking a bite out of crime: Panel hears dog-related bills

Jan. 28, 2022 15:53 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Man’s best friend or foe? A New Hampshire House committee heard testimony Friday on legislation portraying dogs as crime victims or perpetrators, depending on the bill. One proposal would make it a misdemeanor for dog owners to leave the scene of an attack...

Here, kitty: Bidens welcome cat named Willow to White House

Jan. 28, 2022 14:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in more than a dozen years, a cat is living at the White House. Her name is Willow, and she's a 2-year-old, green-eyed, gray and white farm cat from Pennsylvania, who first caught the eye of first lady Jill Biden out on the campaign trail. ...

Man accused of stabbing K-9 now charged with killing father

Jan. 27, 2022 16:18 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man accused of stabbing a police dog has now been charged with murder in the death of his father, whose body was found hidden in his home’s garage after authorities said his son evaded capture for several hours. Ryan Mitchell Smith, 26, remained jailed...

Man accused of stabbing K-9 arrested after dad's body found

Jan. 25, 2022 21:08 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man accused of stabbing a police dog and wanted for questioning in the death of his father, whose body was found hidden in his home's garage, was arrested Tuesday after evading capture for several hours, according to authorities. Police say Ryan Mitchell...

Musher out of Iditarod after crash killed 1 dog, injured 3

Jan. 25, 2022 13:51 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A rookie New Hampshire musher has decided against running in this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race after her team of sled dogs veered onto a busy Alaska highway and collided with a pickup truck, killing one of the dogs and injuring three others. Jaye...

Oxford High School reopens nearly 2 months after shooting

Jan. 24, 2022 17:55 PM EST

OXFORD, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan high school where four students were fatally shot reopened Monday for the first time since the November attack, with the school's principal declaring “we are reclaiming our high school back.” Dozens of therapy dogs, including a fleet of...