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■ 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.

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