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Blind woman reunites with guide dog that jumped in front of bus to save her

BREWSTER, N.Y. A blind woman who was struck by a school minibus while crossing a suburban New York street says her goal for recovery was to bring home the guide dog that jumped in front of the bus to save her.

Audrey Stone and Figo (FEE’-goh) the dog were reunited at her Brewster home on Monday, after nearly four months of recuperation for both.

US appeals court backs Yale in dispute over ownership of van Gogh painting worth $200 million

NEW HAVEN, Conn. A federal appeals court has sided with Yale University in a dispute over the ownership of a $200 million Vincent van Gogh painting.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week upheld a 2014 ruling by a lower court that dismissed the claims of Pierre Konowaloff. He says the Dutch painter’s “The Night Cafe” was stolen from his family during the Russian Revolution.

Conservationists are thrilled: 6th new baby born to Puget Sound orca pods

SEATTLE Puget Sound’s endangered resident orcas have welcomed yet another new addition.

The Center for Whale Research in Friday Harbor confirmed on its Facebook page this weekend that a newborn orca designated as J53 was seen travelling Saturday in Haro Strait with a 38-year-old orca known as Princess Angeline.