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Ex-Vice President Pence joins Indiana horse ride for vets

Oct. 10, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence climbed on horseback during an Indiana ride by a veterans group trying to reduce suicides among military veterans. Pence joined members of the nonprofit organization BraveHearts during a Saturday ride in Fort...

Researchers hunt graves at Montana's Rosebud Battlefield

Oct. 10, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

BUSBY, Mont. (AP) — It was the early afternoon of June 17, 1876, when a bullet ripped through Cpt. Guy Henry’s cheek. For several hours, he was one of more than 2,000 people fighting in the largest battle of the Plains Wars. The fighting involved...

Alabama police officer arrested on animal cruelty charges

Sep. 24, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

MIDFIELD, Ala. (AP) — A police officer in an Alabama town near Birmingham is free on bond after being arrested on charges of animal cruelty. Midfield Police Officer Cameroun Tremble, 46, surrendered at the Jefferson County Jail on Thursday to face two misdemeanor counts...

Some Argentines turn to unusual pandemic pets for comfort

Sep. 23, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

Millions of people have found solace during the pandemic in cuddling a dog or cat. For a few, comfort comes in other forms — those of a horse or a pig, perhaps a possum-like sugar glider or even a tarantula. As the new coronavirus began to circulate last year, Luciana...

US officials defend expulsion of Haitians from Texas town

Sep. 20, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — More than 6,000 Haitians and other migrants have been removed from an encampment at a Texas border town, U.S. officials said Monday as they defended a strong response that included immediately expelling migrants to their impoverished Caribbean country and faced...

Blackfeet continue work to defend Badger-Two Medicine

Sep. 18, 2021 08:13 AM EDT

Heart Butte, Mont. (AP) — The fight to protect the Badger-Two Medicine defends not so much a place as a way of living. On a map, this jumble of mountains, rivers, hunting grounds and petroleum deposits is surrounded by the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Glacier National...

Firefighters rescue horse stuck in well in South Florida

Sep. 13, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — Rescue workers pulled a horse out of a small well Monday afternoon in South Florida, officials said. Firefighters responding to a Lake Worth field found a horse with its hind legs stuck in the ground, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue posted on...

Northern Nevada wild-horse roundup aims to move 600 animals

Sep. 10, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. (AP) — Federal officials hope to catch and put up for sale or adoption about 600 wild horses roaming on about a 440-square-mile (1,140-square-kilometer) management area in north-central Nevada. The wild-horse roundup announced by the Bureau of Land...

Health officials: Choose safer COVID options than ivermectin

Sep. 07, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials took to an internet town hall Tuesday to promote certain treatments for COVID-19 and discourage use of the anti-parasitic medicine ivermectin. Ivermectin has a limited scope for human treatment, sometimes prescribed for...

Efforts grow to stamp out use of parasite drug for COVID-19

Sep. 07, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health experts and medical groups are pushing to stamp out the growing use of a decades-old parasite drug to treat COVID-19, warning that it can cause harmful side effects and that there’s little evidence it helps. With a fourth wave of infections,...