Pets

March 13, 2018 - 6:09 pm
A dog died on a United Airlines plane after a flight attendant ordered its owner to put the animal in the plane's overhead bin. United said Tuesday that it took full responsibility for the incident on the Monday night flight from Houston to New York. In a statement, United called it "a tragic...
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FILE - This Sept. 20, 2011, file photo shows a box of General Mills' Fiber One cereal, in Philadelphia. General Mills is buying Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc. in a deal valued at about $8 billion. General Mills Inc. will pay $40 per Blue Buffalo share. That's a 17 percent premium to the pet food company's Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 closing price of $34.12. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 23, 2018 - 1:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of Cheerios also wants to fill dog bowls. General Mills said Friday that it plans to buy high-end pet food maker Blue Buffalo for $8 billion. It's a return to the pet business for the more than 150-year-old company, which used to sell food for cats, dogs and birds back in...
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February 07, 2018 - 4:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a woman walking her dog in a New York City park found human skeletal remains officials believe are "likely historical" and were possibly used in a "ceremonial context." A police spokeswoman says the woman called the police Tuesday evening after her dog put what...
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February 02, 2018 - 8:30 am
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A hospital in Syracuse, New York is paying dog-adoption fees to improve heart health for humans. The Post-Standard says St. Joseph's Health is making the offer through February at two rescue organizations. It cites studies that show having a dog can lower blood pressure and...
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January 25, 2018 - 11:53 am
LYNN, Mass. (AP) — An anonymous donor has paid a more than $600 veterinarian bill for a cat rescued from a Massachusetts apartment fire. The Daily Item reports that the 1-year-old cat named Christopher survived the fire earlier this month that left his owner homeless, but required a week at an...
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December 30, 2017 - 1:17 pm
DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joker the dog had one heckuva Christmas adventure. Joker's owner, Summer Burgos, flew him to Florida on Dec. 21 to live with family while she trains in the Navy. As soon as Burgos' mother-in-law opened the crate at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, the 2-...
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December 27, 2017 - 8:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A co-creator of MTV's "Unplugged" has died of injuries suffered when he was hit by a taxi while walking his dog. Jim Burns was walking the dog on Saturday morning when he was struck by a cab making a turn onto Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, police said. Burns, 65, suffered a serious head...
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December 27, 2017 - 8:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the death of a co-creator of "MTV Unplugged" (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Friends of an "MTV Unplugged" co-creator who was struck by a New York taxi and died of his injuries say he had been walking his dog when he was hit. Police initially said Jim Burns was with a...
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December 09, 2017 - 6:39 pm
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma mother and father couldn't figure out what was happening to their child's pacifiers until the baby's grandmother saw the family dog swipe one off a counter. One nauseous pooch and a trip to their veterinarian's office confirmed the couple's hunch: Dovey had 21...
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A man watches a TV screen showing a local news program reporting with a file footage of North Korea's missile launch, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. After 2 ½ months of relative peace, North Korea launched its most powerful weapon yet early Wednesday, a presumed intercontinental ballistic missile that could put Washington and the entire eastern U.S. seaboard within range. The letters read "North Korea's missile launch, serious threat." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 29, 2017 - 5:07 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on global response to North Korea's latest missile launch (all times local): 6:10 a.m. Thursday President Donald Trump can't resist taking a dig at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, even when selling tax reform. After calling the Republican tax plan "rocket fuel...
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