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  • Pentagon chief considers easing of enlistment standards

    ABINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Saying the military needs to do more to compete with corporate America for quality recruits, Defense Secretary Ash Carter opened the door Monday to relaxing some enlistment standards — particularly for…

  • Kris Bryant sent to minors by Chicago Cubs

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Third baseman Kris Bryant has been reassigned to the Chicago Cubs’ minor league camp despite hitting .425 in spring training with nine homers and 15 RBIs in 40 at-bats. If Bryant…

  • SUV crashes into Long Island storefront, killing customer

    GREAT NECK, N.Y. (AP) — Police say an SUV pulling into a parking space has barreled through a New York storefront, killing a customer. A second customer and a store employee also suffered minor injuries…

  • Venus Williams beats Wozniacki to reach Miami Open quarters

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Basking in her latest victory Monday, a beaming Venus Williams stood near her changeover chair launching autographed balls into the stands, steering her shots with body English and applauding the…

  • Stocks gain on encouraging signs in spending and home sales

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are closing higher following encouraging news on consumer spending and home sales. Energy stocks and banks had some of the biggest gains Monday. UnitedHealth Group jumped 2.5 percent…

  • Azerbaijan starts trial of 6 alleged Islamic State militants

    BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — A trial of six Azerbaijani citizens accused of fighting alongside the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq has begun in Azerbaijan’s capital. At the start of the trial on Monday,…

  • Pirates 18, Phillies 4

    Philadelphia Pittsburgh ab r h bi ab r h bi Sizemore lf 4 1 1 0 J.Harrison 3b 3 2 2 1 Galvis ss 3 1 2 2 Florimon ph-3b 2 2 2 2 C.Hernandez…

  • Pirates 18, Phillies 4

    Philadelphia Pittsburgh ab r h bi ab r h bi Sizemore lf 4 1 1 0 J.Harrison 3b 3 2 2 1 Galvis ss 3 1 2 2 Florimon ph-3b 2 2 2 2 C.Hernandez…

  • Michigan entrepreneur claiming idea for Heinz Dip & Squeeze

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Michigan food entrepreneur claims the “Little Dipper” condiment package he patented in 1997 led H.J. Heinz Co. to develop its Dip & Squeeze ketchup packets, which it rolled out in February…

  • Study finds equality between sexes at moment of conception

    NEW YORK (AP) — Every year, slightly more boy babies than girl babies are born worldwide. But back when sperm meets egg, the two sexes are conceived in equal numbers, a new study suggests. That…

  • Monday’s Exhibition Linescores

    At Lakeland, Fla. Atlanta 000 001 120—4 11 1 Detroit 100 100 000—2 6 0 Foltynewicz, Ji.Johnson (4), Stults (5) and Bethancourt, Flores; Simon, Nesbitt (7), Chamberlain (8), Mercedes (8), Nathan (9) and Avila. W_Stults.…

  • Braves 4, Tigers 2

    Atlanta Detroit ab r h bi ab r h bi Cunningham cf-rf 4 0 3 0 Gose cf 4 1 1 0 Peterson 2b 5 2 3 0 J.McVaney cf 0 0 0 0 Markakis…

  • Braves 4, Tigers 2

    Atlanta Detroit ab r h bi ab r h bi Cunningham cf-rf 4 0 3 0 Gose cf 4 1 1 0 Peterson 2b 5 2 3 0 J.McVaney cf 0 0 0 0 Markakis…

  • After uproar, Utah restaurant statue loses prominent feature

    HURRICANE, Utah (AP) — The small southern Utah town of Hurricane might become a little quieter after a statue of a copper bull lost its most prominent private feature this weekend. The sculpture holds a…

  • Fiancee says she discarded box at Aaron Hernandez’s request

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified in his murder trial Monday that she removed a box from their basement at his request the day after…