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Lady Gaga’s dogs found safe after armed robbery

Lady Gaga’s dogs found safe after armed robbery

Entertainment
Getty ImagesLady Gaga's two stolen French bulldogs have been found safe and handed in to police, according to officials.The two dogs, stolen in an armed robbery, have been "reunited" with the singer's representatives, police said.Lady Gaga's dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was shot by two men who abducted the dogs in Hollywood, Los Angeles, on Wednesday.He is in hospital and his family said on Friday that he was expected to make a full recovery.Details of how the dogs were recovered are unclear. The Associated Press said a woman had brought them to the Olympic Community Police Station in LA and the singer's representatives had confirmed they were hers. The woman appeared to be "uninvolved and unassociated" with the robbery, a police spokesman said.Lady Gaga had offered $ 500,000 (£359,000) for t...
CCTV shows moment Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and star’s dogs were taken

CCTV shows moment Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and star’s dogs were taken

Entertainment
Graphic video has been released of the moment Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot by attackers who stole the star's pets.WARNING - STORY CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT Ryan Fischer is heard repeatedly screaming: "Oh my God! I've been shot!"He also cries: "Help me!" and "I'm bleeding out from my chest!".The film, given to Associated Press (AP) by what it called "a Hollywood resident", shows Wednesday night's robbery in which three of Lady Gaga's dogs were stolen. Advertisement ...
Proof-of-concept study shows dogs can detect COVID-19 in human sweat

Proof-of-concept study shows dogs can detect COVID-19 in human sweat

Health
Dec. 10 (UPI) -- "Working" dogs trained to perform search and rescue tasks, detect explosives or diseases such as colon cancer correctly identified people infected with COVID-19 up to 100% of the time, French researchers said Thursday. The findings suggest that dogs can confirm the presence of the virus by sniffing samples of human sweat, the researchers said in an article published by the journal PLOS ONE. Advertisement Although the results still need to be confirmed in larger studies, this proof-of-concept study indicates that trained dogs could provide a "non-invasive" alternative to currently available tests, researchers said. The dogs also could be used to detect people infected with COVID-19 in public places and hopefully prevent them from spreading the disease to others, the resear...
Dogs are humans’ oldest companions, DNA shows

Dogs are humans’ oldest companions, DNA shows

Science
Dr Pontus Skoglund, co-author of the study and group leader of the Ancient Genomics laboratory at London's Crick Institute, told BBC News: "Dogs are really unique in being this quite strange thing if you think about it, when all people were still hunter gatherers, they domesticate what is really a wild carnivore - wolves are pretty frightening in many parts of the world. Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Science & Environment
Michael Madsen urges social distancing with ‘Reservoir Dogs’ parody

Michael Madsen urges social distancing with ‘Reservoir Dogs’ parody

Entertainment
April 26 (UPI) -- Frequent Quentin Tarantino collaborator Michael Madsen parodied one of his most famous roles with a social-distancing home video this weekend. In the 1992 film Reservoir Dogs, Madsen played gangster Mr. Blonde, who tortures a police officer for information, eventually cutting off his ear. The song "Stuck in the Middle with You" plays during both the movie and this weekend's 90-second video. In the clip, a camera weaves through a house and shows several people with blood-soaked bandages on their ears. The implication is that they were warned not to leave home during the coronavirus pandemic. Toward the end of the video, Madsen dances in the kitchen wearing a black suit jacket and tie, white shirt and sunglasses -- his character's costume from the film. He also has on gre...