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  • Choose pet groomer with safety in mind

    WASHINGTON — The stories are rare, but heartbreaking — animals who go for a pet grooming to get spiffy, but end up injured, or worse. “People certainly put a lot of trust into their groomers,”…

  • DOJ: Ex-CIA chief admits mishandling classified information

    David Petraeus, the former CIA director and top Army general whose affair with his biographer brought down what many considered a bright political future, has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials. The plea…

  • US running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months. For…

  • Indians sell out home opener in 11 minutes

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Indians sold out their April 10 home opener against Detroit in 11 minutes. The team said Tuesday that Progressive Field, which has been remodeled this winter, will again be packed…

  • British young-adult author Mal Peet dies at 67

    LONDON (AP) — Mal Peet, an irreverent, award-winning British writer of books for children and young adults, has died aged 67. Peet’s agent, Peter Cox, said the writer died Monday. He had been diagnosed with…

  • Mexico to play Honduras in exhibition at Houston on July 1

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico will play Honduras in an exhibition at Houston’s NRG Stadium on July 1. The game, announced Tuesday, will be a tuneup for the CONCACAF Gold Cup that starts July 7.…

  • Ex-Rhode Island speaker to plead guilty to federal charges

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former House Speaker Gordon Fox was charged and agreed to plead guilty to bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return following an investigation that included a dramatic federal raid…

  • US auto sales up in February despite snowy weather

    DETROIT (AP) — Freezing temperatures and drifts of snow took a small bite out of U.S. auto sales in February, but most automakers still reported gains thanks to the strong economy. Toyota led major automakers…

  • Agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Federal agents raided more than a dozen homes Tuesday in a crackdown on an industry that helps wealthy, pregnant Chinese women travel to the U.S. to give birth to American babies.…

  • Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks in Congress address

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a speech that stirred political controversy in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States would “all but guarantee”…

  • Prevnar, Pfizer’s pneumonia vaccine, okayed for adults in EU

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer’s blockbuster vaccine against pneumonia and other bacterial infections has won another approval, for use in European Union residents aged 18 and older. Prevnar 13, called Prevenar 13 in some countries,…

  • Carrie Underwood becomes a mom, gives birth to a boy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood is a new mom, and like all proud parents, she’s showing him off in a photo. The multiplatinum country singer gave birth to Isaiah Michael Fisher on Friday, and…

  • Sabres call up 3, including Grigorenko, from AHL Rochester

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have recalled three forwards, including Mikhail Grigorenko, from the minors to fill their trade-depleted roster. Tim Schaller and Jerry D’Amigo were also called up from AHL Rochester on…

  • Texts: Aaron Hernandez tried to set up meeting with victim

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Text messages presented in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez show he tried to set up a meeting with the victim hours before the slaying.…

  • New Tinder app charges over-30 users more

    WASHINGTON — Looking for love in your 30s can cost a little more with a new version of a popular dating app. Tinder Plus, a premium version of Tinder’s mobile app, launched Monday, Tech Crunch reports,…