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Foundation turns shelter dogs into first responders

When a hurricane, tornado or earthquake hits, a train derails or a building crumbles, some of the first responders on-site are canine-human rescue units — many trained by the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF).<p>In August 2017, 15 SDF teams were deployed to affected areas in Texas …

Pets

FBI considered tapping Pulse nightclub killer as informant

Lawyers for the woman accused of aiding her husband in the 2016 rampage at Orlando's Pulse nightclub that left 49 people dead asked for a mistrial Monday, saying prosecutors didn't tell them shooter Omar Mateen's father had been an FBI informant for 11 years.<p>Fritz Scheller, a lawyer representing …

Afghanistan

Myanmar president Htin Kyaw resigns

<b>The president of Myanmar Htin Kyaw has resigned, his office has announced.</b><p>No reason was given, but there have been growing concerns in recent months about the 71-year-old's health after he appeared frail at official functions.<p>Htin Kyaw was sworn in as president in 2016 after landmark elections …

Asia

Police: Austin bomber left 25-minute confession video on phone

<b>Austin, Texas (CNN) —</b> As the Austin bomber sensed that authorities were closing in on him on Tuesday night, he took out his cell phone and recorded a 25-minute video confessing to building the explosive devices -- but didn't explain why he targeted his victims, interim Austin police Chief Brian …

Austin Bombings

Viagra Has Unexpected Medical Benefits for Another Private Body Part

The little blue pill is useful outside the bedroom, say doctors.<p>Viagra became a household name when it became the first pill to treat erectile …

Cancer

Yes, This Is Going to Be Worse Than Watergate

In 1973, there were still some independent-minded lawmakers in the Grand Old Party. Today, not so much.<p>Something changed last weekend, did it not?<p>The …

Donald Trump

Package explodes in San Antonio, then Austin police respond to reports of another incident

<b>(CNN) —</b> Austin, Texas has been on edge after a string of package bomb explosions -- but a possible blast reported Tuesday night turned out to be unrelated, police say.<p>The latest incident turned out to be a Goodwill worker who was injured by simulated military ordnance in a donation box.<p>The worker's …

Extremism

Trump's opioid plan to take three-pronged approach, including death penalty for high-volume traffickers

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump will roll out new plans to tackle the country's opioid epidemic on Monday in New Hampshire, the White House said Sunday.<p>The plan will include stiffer penalties for high-intensity drug traffickers, including the death penalty for some, Andrew Bremberg, director of the …

Donald Trump

Correction: Museum-Opioid Protest story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story March 10 about an anti-opioid protest at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Purdue Pharma was owned by Arthur, Mortimer and Raymond Sackler. Arthur Sackler died before Purdue Pharma was formed.<p>A corrected version of the story is …

Museums

German parties to vote on 'out of date' Nazi-era abortion law

Doctors face two-year jail sentences for advertising or giving information on abortion<p>A debate over proposals to scrap a Nazi-era law that forbids German doctors from providing information on abortion is expected to set the tone of the new coalition government when it is voted on this week.<p>Under …

Abolition

Tunisian women march for equal inheritance rights

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian women have demonstrated to demand equal inheritance rights, amid national debate over the issue that has reverberated around the Muslim world.<p>Under a heavy police presence, they marched to parliament Saturday in Tunis to demand a law guaranteeing equal inheritance for …

Gender

Fertility clinic informs hundreds of patients their eggs may have been damaged

A long-established San Francisco fertility clinic experienced a liquid nitrogen failure in a storage tank holding thousands of frozen eggs and embryos for future use, jeopardizing tissue hundreds of women had stored in hopes of having children.<p>The March 4 incident at Pacific Fertility Clinic, …

Russian spy attack: Customers urged to wash clothes as traces of nerve agent found

<b>(CNN) —</b> Customers at a restaurant and pub in Salisbury, southern England, were urged to wash their clothes Sunday after traces of the nerve agent used on a former Russian spy and his daughter were detected.<p>Customers who visited Italian restaurant Zizzi or The Mill pub from 1:30 p.m. March 4 to the …

Nerve Agents

Sergei Skripal: former Russian spy poisoned with nerve agent, say police

Former Russian spy’s case being treated as attempted murder, with police officer also ‘seriously ill’<p>The former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were deliberately poisoned with a nerve agent in a case that is now being treated as attempted murder, the police counter-terrorism chief …

Nerve Agents

Expert warns of potentially catastrophic ‘flu pandemic’

A killer flu pandemic could be poised to sweep the globe “tomorrow,” killing as many as 33 million people in its first 200 days.<p>A catastrophic shift …

Justice Dept. Backs High-Stakes Lawsuit Against Opioid Makers

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is throwing its weight behind plaintiffs in a sprawling, high-stakes prescription opioids lawsuit in Ohio, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday.<p>Mr. Sessions said that the Justice Department plans to file a so-called statement of interest in the lawsuit, …

Obama Administration

16 Turkish women sentenced to death in Iraq

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sixteen Turkish women were found guilty of terrorism and sentenced to death by an Iraqi court on Sunday.<p>Iraq's Central Criminal Court issued the sentence after "it was proven they belong to ISIS terrorist group," Judge Abdul Sattar al-Beeraqdar, the High Judicial Council's spokesman, said …

Middle East

Myanmar bulldozes what was left of Rohingya Muslim villages

BANGKOK (AP) — First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar's government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth — in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation's ethnic Rohingya Muslim …

Asia Pacific

Idaho senator shouts at students lobbying for birth control

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Republican state senator who shouted at University of Idaho students in the Capitol to lobby for a birth control bill on Monday now faces an ethics complaint after a tweet from an account presenting as the lawmaker's directed students to discuss "killing babies" with a …

Planned Parenthood

Locals call Boko Haram 'slave raiders.' Here's what that means, and why it matters.

Although widely understood as the Islamist terrorists that they are, Boko Haram insurgents in the borderlands between Cameroon and Nigeria are also slave raiders — at least that’s what many local residents call them. And there’s good reason to use that term. In many striking ways, Boko Haram’s …

Africa

Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that …

Guns

#MeToo in medicine: Women, harassed in hospitals and operating rooms, await reckoning

Inside a bright operating room, Dr. Christina Jenkins gripped her surgical clamp, ready to remove a skin graft.<p>With her was a scrub tech, an anesthesiologist, and, across the operating table, the attending physician — a veteran trauma and burn surgeon.<p>Jenkins, a resident at the time who was just …

Sexual Harassment

A Wrenching Dilemma

He wanted me to see the boxes. They were piled six or seven high, and there were so many stacks on the shelves it was hard to take them in all at once. The other aisles of the Virginia Beach Police Department’s evidence storage unit were filled with guns and knives, hard drives and cash piles — …

Virginia Beach

Search For Buried Treasure Linked To Illinois Man's Death At Yellowstone

Last summer, 53-year-old Jeff Murphy was hiking in Yellowstone National Park when he disappeared. Park investigators found his body on June 9, where Murphy had fallen 500 feet from Turkey Pen Peak, after accidentally stepping into a chute.<p>But he wasn't on just any hike. He was looking for a …

Archaeology
U.S. Federal Courts

Europeans had school shootings, too. Then they did something about it.

BERLIN — Contrary to what you may sometimes hear, school shootings are not unique to the United States. Germany, for instance, went through a string of devastating attacks between 2002 and 2009. Between 1996 and 2008, major school shootings also occurred in Finland and Scotland, among other …

Guns

UN human rights chief condemns bloody week in Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> Waves of deadly airstrikes against rebel-held areas in Syria have made this week "one of the bloodiest periods of the entire conflict," the UN human rights chief said Saturday.<p>Opposition-controlled areas in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib and Eastern Ghouta, outside the capital, …

Middle East

‘Sex And The City’ Feud Update: Kim Cattrall Tells Sarah Jessica Parker ‘You Are Not My Friend’

Fans who are holding out hope for a <i>Sex and the City 3</i> movie may want to give this wish up for good. Based on a recent social media post by Cattrall …

Fake doctor suspected of infecting at least 33 people with HIV

<b>(CNN) —</b> At least 33 people have tested positive for HIV in northern India after a fake doctor allegedly used a tainted needle while treating them.<p>Police in Bangarmau in the state of Uttar Pradesh arrested Rajendra Yadav, who allegedly passed himself off as a doctor. He visited his patients on foot …

Public Health