Pentagon to probe if Shanahan used office to help Boeing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's inspector general has formally opened an investigation into a watchdog group's allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has used his of...

Labrador retriever most pup-ular US dog breed for 28th year

NEW YORK (AP) — Labrador retrievers are still the most popular U.S. dog breed, but German shorthaired pointers are tugging on the top ranks of doggie pup-ularity. That's according to...

Gaza parrot gets treatment from Israeli animal rights group

EREZ CROSSING, Gaza Strip (AP) — An ailing parrot in the blockaded Gaza Strip has received treatment from an Israeli animal rights group after its Palestinian owner appealed for help via Facebook. ...

French fry-munching ferret found at California city hall

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Animal control officers are caring for a french fry-munching ferret abandoned outside City Hall in Banning, California. Officials say the brown-and-white wease...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, March 12, the 71st day of 2019. There are 294 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On March 12...

Liz Weston: Can your employer cure your money woes?

Millions of Americans get their health insurance and retirement accounts through their employers. Now some are getting help with their debt. Companies including insurer Aetna and acc...

Government officials, doctors among Ethiopian crash victims

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Three Austrian physicians. The co-founder of an international aid organization. A career ambassador. The wife and children of a Slovak legislator. A Nigerian-born Canadian...

Donor claimed Chinese clients could mingle with Trump

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A company run by a donor to President Donald Trump claimed it could provide Chinese clients with a chance to mingle and take photos with the president, along with access ...

Mexico's leftist president creates new style of government

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's first 100 days in office have combined a compulsive shedding of presidential trappings with a dizzying array of policy initiatives, a...

Taiwan mulls tougher control on aggressive pet dogs as attacks rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s animal management authorities will consider implementing tighter control over pit bull dogs kept as pets in the country, in response to the increasing numbe...

A nanny state? Vermont town elects goat as honorary mayor

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — A 3-year-old Nubian goat named Lincoln is poised to become the first honorary pet mayor of the Vermont town of Fair Haven. The nanny goat was chosen this week ...

Czech man mauled to death by his pet lion

PRAGUE (AP) — Police say a man has been mauled to death by his pet lion in a village in eastern Czech Republic. They say that they were called to the site in Zdechov on Tuesday morni...

Taiwanese outraged after pit bull savagely mauls dog to death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese are outraged again after yet another pet American pit bull terrier savagely mauled a neighborhood dog in central Taiwan yesterday (March 2), reported UDN. Yesterda...

Big Sexy found after bolting from NY firefighter shoot

NEW YORK (AP) — Big Sexy the cat went on a five-week romp around New York City, bolting from a photo shoot for a bare-chested firefighter charity calendar. The big black feline was f...

Posthumous Dr. Seuss book coming Sept. 3

NEW YORK (AP) — There is no muse like Dr. Seuss. An unfinished manuscript by the late children's author is the basis for "Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum," coming Sept. 3. Random House Chil...