Company helps dog owners discover their pooch’s pedigree

Finding out about your dog’s family tree can take a lot of time and effort, so a company called Embark is helping pet owners discover their pet’s true genetic identity.

Just send in a little of your dog’s saliva and it will be shipped off to a lab, where it will be tested for more than 175 different breeds and more than 160 genetic health conditions.

To learn more about this technology that can provide information about your pooch’s pedigree, watch the video above.

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Teacher accidentally fires gun at school

A California teacher is believed to have accidentally fired his weapon in a classroom today.

Seaside police officers were summoned to Seaside High School Tuesday after the teacher, who was teaching a public safety class, discharged the weapon, police said in a statement.

Officials said one student was injured either by a bullet fragment or ceiling debris and transported to a local hospital by his parent for treatment. No one was seriously injured.

Seaside High School in Seaside California is seen here in this undated Google Maps image.

The teacher involved was identified by police as Dennis Alexander, who is a reserve police officer for the City of Sand City as well.

The incident is under investigation.

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Asia Stock Rally Cools After Surge on North Korea Talks

Early enthusiasm seen in global equities, sparked by news North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump have agreed to meet by May, waned by Friday afternoon in Asia—but stocks stayed higher across the region.

“More-realistic expectations are setting in,” said Takahiro Sekido, Japan strategist at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ.

Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average briefly dipped into negative territory after rising as much as 2.4% in morning trading. It finished up 0.3% while South Korea’s Kospi climbed as much as 1.8% before closing 1.1% higher.

In a historic diplomatic breakthrough, President Donald Trump accepted an invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to meet "as soon as possible...

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Fight Over Sorghum Offers a Taste of a Trade Retaliation

For Kansas farmer Dan Atkisson, tensions over trade surfaced weeks before President Donald Trump announced plans to slap tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

On Feb. 4, Mr. Atkisson woke up to news Beijing had launched an investigation into alleged American dumping of—and subsidies on—sorghum, a grain known as “milo” in western Kansas. Mr. Atkisson, 32 years old, grows one variety of sorghum to feed his cattle but devotes most of his fields to “grain sorghum,” which in large part is exported to China.

Beijing’s probe, which some in Kansas fear could end in painful tariffs on American sorghum, came shortly after the Trump administration imposed tariffs on solar cells and washing machines in January.

Some saw China’s move as retaliation against those tariffs...

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Appeals Court Backs Gay Employees’ Right to Sue

A federal appeals court in New York City ruled Monday that gay employees are allowed to sue their employers for discrimination under federal civil-rights law, a significant ruling on an issue that has split courts across the country and could be headed for the Supreme Court.

The decision by the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals follows a similar ruling last April by appeals judges in Chicago. After a federal appeals court in Atlanta ruled the opposite way last year, the plaintiffs in that case appealed to the Supreme Court, which declined the petition.

The divided appeals rulings make it more likely the Supreme Court will take up the issue.

Whether antidiscrimination laws protect employees from being fired for sexual orientation has become one of the most contentious legal battles aroun...

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Ariz. Couple Denied Adopted Children Food, Water, Bathroom: Officials

Benito Gutierrez, 69, and Carol Gutierrez, 64

Four children in Arizona were denied access to food and water and from using the bathroom while being locked inside a room by their adoptive parents, authorities said, NBC News reported.

Benito Gutierrez, 69, and Carol Gutierrez, 64, were booked on charges of child abuse Tuesday after the children were found living in the horrifying conditions, according to a Pima CountySheriff’s Office press release.

Police were led to the Gutierrez’s home after one of the children escaped through a bedroom window and asked to use a phone at a nearby Family Dollar on Saturday.

The children, whose ages range from 6 to 12, were regularly denied access to food, water, lights, or bathroom facilities for up to 12 hours at a time, according to the release...

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Man gets life behind bars for triple fatal stabbing in Sumava Resorts

Derrick T. Cardosi (Newton County sheriff)

The man found guilty earlier this month in the August 2016 stabbing deaths of three people in Sumava Resorts was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

A Newton County Superior Court jury Thursday recommended Derrick Cardosi, 25, formerly of Cedar Lake, serve life in prison without the possibilty of parole for his role in the murders of Justine Lee Babbs, 20, Richard Thomas, 23, and Kimberley A. Spearks, 29, who were found fatally stabbed Aug. 28, 2016, in a Sumava Resorts residence.

The murders occurred after what Prosecutor Jeffrey Drinski described during trial as a plan to rob Thomas of drugs and money.

Cardosi was found guilty of three counts of murder and two counts of murder while committing a burglary, as w...

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S.F. gas leak prompts evacuations near Alamo Square

A gas leak has prompted evacuations in the Alamo Square neighborhood of San Francisco on Tuesday, fire officials said.

The leak was reported at 3:22 p.m. in the area of McAllister and Scott streets, according to the fire department.

Firefighters have ordered evacuations of buildings in the immediate area and are asking residents to avoid the area.

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Steven Mnuchin Met With Many CEOs While Developing Tax Plan

Steven Mnuchin spent the first months of his tenure as Treasury secretary meeting with a wide array of business executives, from Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook to J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon to controversial casino mogul Steve Wynn, as Mr. Mnuchin began pushing the Trump administration’s plans for a tax-code overhaul.

Mr. Mnuchin’s calendars for the first six months of 2017, which the Treasury Department released late Wednesday, also detail his close working relationship with President Donald Trump, with whom he met often for one-on-one meetings, lunches and dinners and trips out of Washington.

During his first months on the job, Mr...

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