In the news
■ Tracy Abbato of Aurora, Colo, and her family expect to be reunited with their dog, Capone, which was picked up after escaping from its yard, after DNA tests proved the dog not to be a wolf hybrid, which city animal control officials said can’t be kept as pets.
■ Greg Piatek of Philadelphia has sued a New York City bar after a manager asked him to leave because he was wearing a hat emblazoned with President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan, telling him that the bar owner had said Trump supporters weren’t welcome there.
■ Faezeh Hashemi, daughter of Iran’s late President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, has been sentenced to six months in prison for “spreading lies against the judiciary,” her third sentence for criticizing the government, as the country prepares for a May presidential election.
■ Michael Matthews, associate vice president of technology and innovation at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, said Fitbit-wearing students have taken more than 3 billion steps since the university began requiring students to be more physically active 18 months ago.
■ Jonathan Mason, 36, who had been a corrections officer for about three months, was charged with taking contraband, including cellphones and cigarettes, into a regional jail in Vaiden, Miss., Carroll County Sheriff Clint Walker said.
■ Durga Dutta Dhakal, chief of Nepal’s tourism department, said that some climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest this spring will be strapped with a GPS device to locate them in an emergency and to prevent false claims of reaching the summit.
■ Keeshala Jacobs, 39, of Lake Charles, La., was arrested on a robbery charge after police said she entered a lounge with a weapon, was refused any money, escaped after being tackled by a customer when she tried to flee with a tip jar, and then got into a car crash a few miles away.
■ Tabari Walters, 24, was sentenced to 33 months in prison, and Dante Thomas, 32, was sentenced to five years behind bars after both were convicted of stealing 17 guns during a 2013 burglary at a Bass Pro Shops store in Macon, Ga., federal prosecutors said.
■ Samata Ullah, a 34-yearold Welsh man, pleaded guilty in a British court to five terrorism counts after investigators found him with a USBequipped cufflink, with a Linux operating system loaded on it, that was used to store extremist data, including a blog, prosecutors said.