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Bomb outside Cairo University wounds nine: police
Dateline: Oct 22 2014 at 12:48 am
Police cordoned off the area and scoured it with sniffer dogs. An official said five of the nine wounded were policemen stationed outside the campus to quell protests. The blast took place near the...
Better Off Red: 'War Dogs' Puts Marines On Mars
Dateline: Oct 22 2014 at 12:42 am
and make all your characters sound like dated squares who haven?t left the military base since MC Hammer was a thing? Tough choices, even for a Skyrine. But the best (and by far the largest) part o...
Dogs become therapists, from battlefields to college campuses
Dateline: Oct 22 2014 at 12:20 am
For decades, dogs have been known for their devotion to their humans. Now health experts are discovering that canines can become furry therapists, such as providing comfort to soldiers in battle. A...
Cleburne officer faces threats after shooting dog
Dateline: Oct 22 2014 at 12:11 am
CLEBURNE, Texas ? The owners of a young, registered pit bull named Maximus stood on a steep embankment and looked down at the culvert where a Cleburne police officer shot their dog. "You can actual...
Police dog euthanized after biting officers
Dateline: Oct 22 2014 at 12:10 am
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) -- A Great Falls police dog has been euthanized after unprovoked attacks on three officers. Police Chief Dave Bowen says the K-9 Shep was removed from duty recently after bi...
New program to pair stressed vets with trained dogs
Dateline: Oct 21 2014 at 11:44 pm
On Tuesday, Largeman became the first veteran accepted into a new Charlotte nonprofit program that pairs disabled former military members with a service dog specially trained to be a calming influe...
Great Falls Police Loses K-9
Dateline: Oct 21 2014 at 11:39 pm
The Great Falls Police Department lost one of their 3 K-9's on Friday. 4-year old 'Shep' had to be euthanized after biting three different officers over the last few weeks. According to the GFPD th...
What Happened To America's Dog?
Dateline: Oct 21 2014 at 11:08 pm
The term ?Pit Bull? doesn?t describe a single breed of dog; it?s a generic term used to define multiple breeds of working dogs that were initially bred by crossing Bulldogs with Terriers. The core ...
Popular Scott Twp. shop, K-9 Corral to close
Dateline: Oct 21 2014 at 10:39 pm
SCOTT TWP. ? About 30 years ago, a regular customer wandered into K-9 Corral Jeans and Western Wear and showed owner Phyllis White a picture of his 4-year-old, cowboy-adoring son. She offered the m...
Mutts Matter: What Happened To America?s Dog?
Dateline: Oct 21 2014 at 10:05 pm
The term ?Pit Bull? doesn?t describe a single breed of dog; it?s a generic term used to define multiple breeds of working dogs that were initially bred by crossing Bulldogs with Terriers. The core ...
Police departments tap dog walkers for help
Dateline: Oct 21 2014 at 9:43 pm
Suburban police departments have found a new way to add more eyes and ears in the community: dog walkers. Several agencies have joined the Dog Walker Watch program, launched in April by the Nationa...
Bodies Found by Cadaver Dogs Help Police
Dateline: Oct 21 2014 at 8:02 pm
A while back we?ve written about how dogs may help socialize domestic robots in the future and now it?s time for another canine news. It appears that cadaver dogs help police not only find bodies, ...
American Track Truck's Dominator Tracks Are Helping Volunteers and Mushers at This Year's Iditarod Training in Alaska
Dateline: Oct 21 2014 at 6:15 pm
As many drivers in frigid climates know, American Track Trucks DOMINATOR Tracks can turn almost any 4X4 passenger vehicle into a reliable and safe off-road winter vehicle. But this year American Tr...
K-9 tracks man wanted on 2 warrants through woods
Dateline: Oct 21 2014 at 3:27 pm
TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) ? A man is arrested after running from police Tuesday afternoon in Lafayette. Investigators said it started when they were called to a domestic incident at Claystone ...
Pit Bulls and Parolees working to find a home for unusual pair of dogs
Dateline: Oct 21 2014 at 9:05 am
Cast member and Villalobos Rescue Center owner Tia Torres said she and the rest of the cast and crew came to Picayune to help find a home for an unusual bonded pair of dogs surrendered to the shelt...
Alaska Railroad Announces New Midweek Winter Departures For 2015
Dateline: Oct 21 2014 at 7:10 am
Travelers heading south can pack their skis and spend a weekend at the renowned Alyeska Resort, or they can experience the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous Winter Festival followed by the ceremonial start ...
Police, K-9 units search for wanted suspect
Dateline: Oct 21 2014 at 6:01 am
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) ? Police are currently looked for a suspect who fled from police Tuesday afternoon in the area of Chelwood Park and Morrow. Officers say K-9 units will help officers search for t...
'In Dog We Trust': Work of canines that sniff out human remains more accepted by cops, courts
Dateline: Oct 21 2014 at 5:40 am
But Dostie and others who've seen Buster work say they have little doubt that the dog's nose is ... with the Maine Warden Service and her German shepherd, Alex, found the body of a Canadian woman n...
Dover K-9 to search for accused killer of Pennsylvania trooper
Dateline: Oct 21 2014 at 3:55 am
A K-9 team from Dover is heading to Pennsylvania to assist in the search for a man wanted for killing a state trooper. A bloodhound named Daisy Mae, from the Strafford County, New Hampshire, Sherif...
Cadaver Dogs More Accepted by Police
Dateline: Oct 21 2014 at 1:01 am
BENTON, Calif. (AP) ? The burly Labrador retriever sticks out his wide snout to sniff the dirt and dusty air. He's clearly excited as he runs, yelping, through the high desert of California's Easte...
Council votes to give retired K-9 hero to his handler
Dateline: Oct 21 2014 at 12:50 am
A decorated Alexander City Police Officer has been retired and will be allowed to live out the rest of his days with one of the men he served alongside. The Alexander City City Council passed a res...
'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts
Dateline: Oct 21 2014 at 12:05 am
But Dostie and others who've seen Buster work say they have little doubt that the dog's nose is ... with the Maine Warden Service and her German shepherd, Alex, found the body of a Canadian woman n...
Video of police officer shooting dog sparks investigation
Dateline: Oct 20 2014 at 5:00 am
A police officer's body camera shows him shooting a pitbull puppy he claims was approaching him while growling. The dog's owner says the video proves the dog was not being aggressive. WARNING: Some...
K-9's miraculous recovery
Dateline: Oct 20 2014 at 2:22 am
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio ? Not long after a K-9 officer retired after seven years with the Bellaire Police Department, he became paralyzed and was rushed to a Columbus Veterinary Hospital. "I called hi...
?War Dogs,? by Rebecca Frankel
Dateline: Oct 20 2014 at 1:03 am
Alas, poor Clifford: He is a dachshund, and based on those numbers he?ll never qualify as an MWD, or military working dog. Truth to tell, this is for the best, as Clifford is far too goofy to be a ...
Canine Hip Dysplasia - What You Need to Know
Dateline: Oct 19 2014 at 6:55 pm
The term dysplasia means abnormal. Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) is abnormal formation of a dog's hip joint. The cause of CHD is unknown however there are many theories, one being that CHD can be pass...
War Dogs: Canines of Many Talents
Dateline: Oct 19 2014 at 6:00 pm
The United States, historically, has been woefully behind in adopting dogs into its military ranks, not doing so officially until 1942 with the Army?s Dogs for Defense program. So crucial were thes...
Working Class Dogs
Dateline: Oct 18 2014 at 10:48 am
Employees made a donation to the Nebraska Humane Society and were able to wear jeans to the office. ?I think that being able to bring out man's best friend in does give a little lighter feel to the...
?Old Iditarod Gang? announces book, Kickstarter
Dateline: Oct 17 2014 at 6:02 pm
A group of pioneering dog mushers has produced a 400-page book titled ?Iditarod: The First Ten Years.? The book details the early history of the Iditarod 1,000-mile dogsled race. The book has been ...
The best way for students to become writers
Dateline: Oct 15 2014 at 11:19 pm
At that time I was teaching high school English, and laying out a path of reading and writing for my students that was similar to the one that was working for my son. When I taught a unit on short ...
Meet The Photographer Who Has Shot Alaska's Iditarod Sled Dog Race For 34 Years Straight
Dateline: Oct 15 2014 at 10:45 am
Jeff SchultzThe Widows Lamp, lit until the last musher reaches Nome hangs from the burled finish line arch in as Paige Drobny runs down the finish line in 34th place, 2013. Photographer Jeff Schult...
Pillager family adopts retired military dog
Dateline: Oct 15 2014 at 10:41 am
Sgt. Kelsi Davis, a member of the Minnesota National Guard and working at Camp Ripley, wanted another dog. But she didn?t just want any old dog. She wanted one who was retired from service, a prior...
Working with dog in ?Naaigal?? has made me a better actor: Sibiraj
Dateline: Oct 15 2014 at 9:55 am
Actor Sibiraj, who shares screen space with Idoh, a Belgian Shepherd, in upcoming Tamil action-thriller ?Naaigal Jaakirathai?, says working alongside a dog has made him a better actor. He says the ...
Meet The Photographer Who's Shot Alaska's Iditarod Sled Dog Race For 34 Years Straight
Dateline: Oct 15 2014 at 8:01 am
Photographer Jeff Schultz has always loved adventure. In 1978, he moved from California's Bay Area to Alaska with dreams of log cabins and self-sufficient living. Since then, he has traveled and ph...
Visiting Vet: What?s with the weird eyes?
Dateline: Oct 14 2014 at 6:00 pm
Breeds reportedly at risk for nearsightedness include German shepherds, rottweilers. miniature schnauzers, toy poodles, Labrador retrievers, English springer spaniels, and collies. Honestly, I don?...
Firm connects Queen Creek family in need of assistance from service dog
Dateline: Oct 14 2014 at 4:24 am
In addition to medical and seizure alerts, the dogs can be trained to be guide dogs, hearing dogs and service ... as Cole and the dog began working together. Trained to stick its nose in a box to m...
Military War Dogs
Dateline: Oct 14 2014 at 3:42 am
Retired military dogs stood beside their veteran handlers at the "Military Dogs Take the Hill Event," on July 23, 2014. Retired military dogs stood beside their veteran handlers at the "Military Do...
War Dogs
Dateline: Oct 13 2014 at 4:03 am
War Dogs is much more than just another book on military dogs. Frankel?s compelling and skilled story-telling will captivate the reader from page one as you are drawn into the life of these dogs an...
Along the Lakefront
Dateline: Oct 12 2014 at 1:49 pm
I decided to look for some photos near the lake today. Berenice Cruz of Chicago and her part Rottweiler German Shepherd mix named Ace had an hour long walk Sunday afternoon along Simonds Drive and ...
Dog of the Week: Bruce
Dateline: Oct 10 2014 at 1:55 am
The Moberly Animal Shelter Dog of the Week is Bruce. What an amazingly happy-looking guy he is!! He is a German Shepherd/Rottweiler mix, not neutered. He is fully grown, 50-60 pounds, and is 2-3 ye...
Two dogs shot near Walworth
Dateline: Oct 8 2014 at 11:17 pm
Sheriff's deputies said a bull mastiff was shot late Monday night, along with a rottweiler and German shepherd mix. One of the dogs died from the bullet wounds, which were said to have come from a ...
Walworth County Sheriff?s officials: Two dogs found shot, one dead near Wisconsin/Illinois state line
Dateline: Oct 8 2014 at 9:11 am
22 caliber weapon. The dogs involved are described as a Bull Mastiff and a German Shepherd/Rottweiler mix. Sheriff?s officials say one of the dogs died. Anyone with information is asked to contact ...
Two Dogs Shot in Wisconsin, $1,000 Reward Offered
Dateline: Oct 8 2014 at 8:24 am
One dog was a bull mastiff. The other was a German shepherd/Rottweiler mix. Anyone with information is asked to contact Walworth County Crimestoppers at 262-723-COPS (2677) or Text-A-Tip to "CRIMES...
Did Wal-Mart just move us closer to single-payer health care?
Dateline: Oct 8 2014 at 4:11 am
Starting in 2015, the Affordable Care Act will require employers to offer health coverage to employees working at least 30 hours a week ... will offer part-timers significantly greater financial as...
Dogs can be pessimists, too
Dateline: Sep 18 2014 at 1:03 pm
Dogs ... dog that avoids risks would be better as a guide dog while an optimistic, persistent dog would be more suited to detecting drugs or explosives." Dr Starling has been working with Assistanc...
Why Your Dog Is Pessimistic
Dateline: Sep 18 2014 at 2:08 am
Most dogs are ... be better as a guide dog while an optimistic, persistent dog would be more suited to detecting drugs or explosives." Dr Starling has been working with Assistance Dogs Australia, a...
Starbucks Refused Service To Amy Kaplan Because She Has A Service Dog
Dateline: Sep 3 2014 at 5:03 am
Kaplan was working as an emergency responder when she was involved in a crash between and ambulance and a bus. Kaplan suffered a traumatic brain injury and now suffers from bipolar disorder. The se...
Common dog diseases (Video)
Dateline: Nov 5 2012 at 10:02 pm
There are several common dog diseases that are found in the Milwaukee area. Most can be cured if caught early, some can be life threatening. Last year, Milwaukee had an outbreak of distemper. It fo...





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