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  • Vets work to save leg of dog hit by stolen van

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veterinarians on Thursday worked to save the leg of a fluffy white dog named Gordo who was run down by a stolen van during a wild police chase that was captured live by television helicopters. The 1- to 2-year-old Maltese mix suffered a deep cut to a rear leg and a...

  • Jeter corn maze set to open as his career wraps up

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — As Derek Jeter plays his final regular-season home stand with the Yankees, a New Jersey farm is preparing to welcome guests to a 5-acre corn maze carved in his honor. The VonThun Farm in South Brunswick opens its Jeter corn maze Saturday. The farm is about...

  • MTV to air documentary about transgender youths

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Laverne Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven young transgender people. The special, "Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word," will air simultaneously on the two channels on Oct. 17. Cox, a transgender actress, was nominated for an Emmy...

  • Dog missing from Pennsylvania found in Oregon

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away. A good Samaritan this month spotted the 7-year-old dog named Gidget wandering in the Portland suburb of Tualatin, and brought her to...

  • Drag queens dress down Facebook over names


    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world's biggest social network is not budging from its rules. In recent weeks, Facebook...

  • School district police stock up free military gear

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles. At least 26 school districts have participated in the Pentagon's surplus...

  • Air Force: 'So help me God' in oath is optional

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    LAS VEGAS — Airmen taking their enlistment or officer appointment oaths can omit the words "so help me God" if they choose, Air Force officials announced Wednesday. The policy change comes after an atheist airman at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada struck...

  • Paralympics head won't promote Pistorius' return

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — As Oscar Pistorius awaits sentencing for the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp, it's uncertain if the fallen sports icon will ever race again. What's clearer is that the Paralympic leadership will not be encouraging any comeback by the double amputee sprinter. Next...

  • Texans RB Foster fires back at Anheuser-Busch

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is firing back at Anheuser-Busch after one of the NFL's biggest sponsors expressed displeasure at the recent controversy in the league. Foster took to Twitter on Tuesday night after the beer company issued a statement saying it...

  • Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild job

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For animal trainers on film sets, the job can be wild. Getting snakes on a plane takes a bit of heat or light, but cajoling a bear to perform for the camera can require buckets of fried chicken. Casey the bear, seen in "Evan Almighty" and other movies, had that...