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Tom Hanks on COVID-19, 'Greyhound' and wartime mentality

Jul. 6, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Since contracting COVID-19 in March, Tom Hanks has been, by most measures, busy. He and his wife, Rita Wilson, flew home after recuperating in Australia, where he had been shooting Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley film. He hosted a from-home episode of “Saturday Night...

Woof Warning: Dog alerts owner to house fire next door

Jul. 6, 2020 6:06 AM EDT

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — A dog in Tennessee became a hero on the Fourth of July by alerting her owner to a house fire next door. Roux, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, woke her owner Jeff LeCates with “frantic and unusual barks" on Saturday night, a Franklin Fire Department press release said. When...

Northeast Indian state bans sale of dog meat amid protest

Jul. 4, 2020 5:54 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Authorities in India’s northeastern state of Nagaland have banned the sale of dog meat and halted the import and trading of dogs to be used for food, officials said Saturday. The remote Christian-majority state’s Chief Secretary Temjen Toy said in a tweet that the state...

Dog in Georgia tests positive for virus that causes COVID-19

Jul. 3, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A dog in Georgia is believed to have been the second canine in the U.S. to test positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, health officials said. The 6-year-old mixed breed dog was tested after its owners contracted COVID-19 and the dog began suffering from a neurological illness, the...

Mother charged in fatal mauling of infant son by family dog

Jul. 1, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana woman has been arrested in connection with the fatal mauling of her 26-day-old son by the family's pit bull mix dog. Jennifer Connell, 38, of Lafayette was charged with three counts of neglect of a dependent, the Journal and Courier reported Wednesday. Julian...

Animal cruelty tip leads to caged toddler, drugs, guns

Jun. 26, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

PARIS, Tenn. (AP) — Three people are facing a multitude of charges after police found a caged toddler in a filthy Tennessee mobile home that also contained dogs, rodents and snakes, authorities said Friday. Authorities went to the home Thursday after receiving an anonymous tip about possible animal...

In this photo released by Colombia's Army Press Office, Daniel Max Guggenhein from Switzerland, left, and Jose Ivan Alburneque Matias from Brazil, right, sit in a helicopter after being rescued by Colombia's Army in Popayan, Colombia, Thursday, June 18, 2020. Both foreigners were kidnapped 3 months ago by dissents members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. Matias is holding his pet dog that was kidnapped along with his owner and accompanied him through the whole ordeal. (AP Photo/Colombia's Army Press Office)

Colombia troops free 2 foreigners held by rebels in pandemic

Jun. 18, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Two travelers from Switzerland and Brazil who were kidnapped along with their pet dogs by dissident rebels in Colombia at the start of the coronavirus pandemic were rescued Thursday by the military, ending a three-month ordeal. Daniel Max Guggenheim and José Iban Alburqueque...

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2018, file photo, Laura Martin mourns her father, TK Huff, who died during the Camp Fire, during a vigil in Chico, Calif. A scathing grand jury indictment unsealed Tuesday, June 16, 2020, into a Northern California wildfire that killed 85 people found that Pacific Gas & Electric officials repeatedly ignored warnings about its failing power lines, performed inadequate inspections to focus on profits and refused to learn from past catastrophes. Those who died were mostly elderly or disabled, the oldest 99 years old and the youngest 20. Their remains were found in showers and bathtubs, clutching a beloved photograph, cuddling pets, trapped in getaway cars and even seeking safety under a vehicle. TK Huff of the nearby town of Concow was found outside his home, 10 feet (3 meters) from his wheelchair. Evidence suggested the 71-year-old tried to drag himself away to escape the fire, the report said. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, Pool, File)

Who they were: Victims of the deadliest California wildfire

Jun. 16, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing 84 of the 85 victims of a 2018 wildfire in Northern California. A report released by the Butte County district attorney listed the names of all but two who have not been identified and how they died. ___ Joyce Acheson, 78,...

FILE - In this May 24, 2018, file photo, a Boston Dynamics SpotMini robot walks through a conference room during a robotics summit in Boston. Boston Dynamics on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 started selling its four-legged Spot robots online for just under $75,000 each. The agile robots can walk, climb stairs and open doors. But people who buy them online must agree not to arm them or intentionally use them as weapons, among other conditions. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Dog-like robots now on sale for $75,000, with conditions

Jun. 16, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

You can now buy one of those unnerving animal-like robots you might have seen on YouTube — so long as you don't plan to use it to harm or intimidate anyone. Boston Dynamics on Tuesday started selling its four-legged Spot robots online for just under $75,000 each. The agile robots can walk, climb stairs...

Family's dog mauls six-week old South Dakota boy to death

Jun. 14, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A six-week old South Dakota boy was mauled to death by his family's dog, sheriff's officials said. The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports that the Belgian Malinois attacked the baby Thursday afternoon at a home in Hartford, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) northwest of Sioux Falls....