Finland deploys coronavirus-sniffing dogs at main airport

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland has deployed coronavirus-sniffing dogs at the Nordic country’s main international airport in a four-month trial of an alternative testing method that could become a cost-friendly and quick way to identify infected travelers. Four dogs of different breeds trained by Finland’s Smell Detection Association started working Wednesday at the Helsinki Airport as […]

Dozens feared trapped in Indian apartment building collapse

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 17 people were injured when a residential building collapsed Monday evening in the central Indian state of Maharashtra, media reports said. Rescue workers were searching for about 70 people feared trapped inside the five-story, 45-unit building, the Press Trust of India news agency said. No deaths were immediately reported. […]

Cambodian butcher quits dog meat trade, shuts slaughterhouse

CHI MEAKH, Cambodia (AP) — Animal rights activists in Cambodia have gained a small victory in their effort to end the trade in dog meat, convincing a canine slaughterhouse in one village to abandon the business. Buth Pith and his wife Khath Hach this week shut down the small abattoir they had operated for about […]

Guide dogs helping blind runners stay fit despite pandemic

WEST SAND LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Social distancing rules can make exercising a challenge for a blind runner who needs a volunteer tethered as a guide. But Thomas Panek has no problem because his running guide, Blaze, is a Labrador retriever. “I’m doing all the things a person would normally do, except I’m doing it […]

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