Search and rescue dog teams in Taiwan pass international certification

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six search and rescue dog teams from Taiwan have passed certification exams in the 2019 Mission and Readiness Test (MRT) Asia hosted by the National Fire Agency. Teams ...

Wounded dog back on job after tracking Islamic State leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — A military working dog that was wounded while tracking down the head of the Islamic State is back on duty. But don't ask the name of the K-9 fighter. Military offic...

Penghu Police Bureau welcomes cute additions to K-9 unit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Penghu County Police Bureau recently welcomed two adorable additions to its K-9 unit, “LuLu” and “YoYo,” who will be trained to become third-genera...

More cases of mysterious disease found in dogs in Norway

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities have recorded six new cases of a mysterious and potentially fatal canine disease that has now affected at least 173 dogs across the country, killing 43...

Judge's stern barks at dogfighting defendants prompt appeals

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The judge didn't mince words when it came time to sentence five North Carolina men in an illegal dogfighting operation that involved more than 150 pit bulls. "Ei...

Taiwan Coast Guard dog squad beefs up border security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) of Taiwan launched a dog unit for its Northern Branch on Monday (Sept. 16) in a bid to crack down on border crime and bolster disease ...

5 new cases of mysterious disease found in dogs in Norway

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities says five more cases have appeared of an unexplained disease that has affected dozens of dogs and killed at least 26 animals across the country. ...

Review: Novel reimagines US-Soviet space race

"First Cosmic Velocity" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by Zach Powers "First Cosmic Velocity" is a cleverly conceived and beautifully delivered novel that looks at the struggle for space supr...

Richer US households fueling a hot job sector: 'wealth work'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ken McNamee has an upfront view of the river of wealth cascading through Seattle these days. A private chef, McNamee prospects for clients at the tony country club ...

Review: Old friends return in Doiron's 'Almost Midnight'

"Almost Midnight," by Paul Doiron (Minotaur) In nine previous crime novels, Paul Doiron's protagonist, Maine game warden Mike Bowditch, has made more than his share of friends and en...

Stressed out? Your dog may feel it too, study suggests

NEW YORK (AP) — When dog owners go through a stressful period, they're not alone in feeling the pressure — their dogs feel it too, a new study suggests. Dog owners experiencing long ...

Doc is in: Emrick not slowing down in his dream job

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues' morning skates are over and Mike Emrick stops to take a picture with some folks who ask for one. A handful of broadcasters have t...

Dog-loving Taiwanese firefighter’s dream of becoming canine handler comes true

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--New Taipei City Fire Department’s search and rescue dog team member Lai Guan-jie (賴冠潔) said her specialty was made possible by combing her interest with work, Central News ...

Sit. Study. Fetch a bachelor's degree in dog training.

COBLESKILL, N.Y. (AP) — The State University of New York at Cobleskill is launching a new four-year program in "canine training and management" amid a surge in demand for specially trained dogs to det...

Quentin Tarantino wins top dog award at Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France (AP) — Whether or not Quentin Tarantino wins the Palme d'Or this year, at least he's not coming home without a trophy. The director of the Cannes Film Festival entry "...