• Dogs test positive for drugs in Alaska’s Iditarod

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — For the first time in the history of the world’s most famous sled dog race, several of the high-performance animals have tested positive for a prohibited drug. But race officials have refused to name the musher involved.

  • ‘She was my life’: Longtime loves among those lost in fire

    More than 30 people have died in the deadliest week of wildfires in California history. The victims include a couple who recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary, a woman born with a spinal defect who worked to help others despite her own troubles and a woman who died in her husband’s arms as they sought safety in a backyard swimming pool.

  • Dog days? In Italy, count them like family sick days

    ROME (AP) — An Italian librarian who says her English setter is her family has won the right from her employer to use family sick leave to care for her ailing pet instead of having to use vacation days.