Carrie Antlfinger

  • San Francisco Apr 3, 2019

    Forget Kibbles: US Sales of Fresh Pet Food Are Soaring

    Kibbles for Fido? Nope. These days he’s getting diced chicken with sweet potatoes and spinach. U.S. pet owners are increasingly feeding fresh food to their dogs and cats. Some order pre-proportioned meals of meat and vegetables or frozen raw meat online. Others find them in refrigerators at big retailers like Walmart. Later this spring, Petco and its partner, California-based JustFoodForDogs,...

  • surgery Sep 27, 2019

    Standing by Ellie: Man’s Loyalty to Dog Defies Rare Illness Sparked by Pet Germ

    Gravely ill, Greg Manteufel lost parts of his arms and legs, as well as the skin of his nose and part of his upper lip. The cause was capnocytophaga, a germ from Ellie’s mouth or from another dog he encountered. Capnocytophaga is commonly found in the saliva of cats and dogs and almost never leads to people getting sick, unless...

  • Facebook Aug 13, 2019

    Goodbye Monarchs? Protection Changes May Imperil Butterflies

    Hand-raising monarch butterflies in the midst of a global extinction crisis, Laura Moore and her neighbors gather round in her suburban Maryland yard to launch a butterfly newly emerged from its chrysalis. Eager to play his part, 3-year-old Thomas Powell flaps his arms and exclaims, “I’m flying! I’m flying!” Moore moves to release the hours-old monarch onto the boy’s outstretched...

  • Donald Trump Jul 1, 2019

    Poll: Trump Not Boosted by Strong American Economy

    The solid economy is doing little to bolster support for President Donald Trump. Americans give Trump mixed reviews for his economic stewardship despite the growth achieved during this presidency, according to a new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Nearly two-thirds describe as “good” an economy that appears to have set a record for the longest...

  • attorney Apr 5, 2019

    FBI: Man Who Alleged to Be Missing Illinois Boy Has Twice Made Similar Claims

    A 23-year-old ex-convict accused of pulling a cruel hoax by pretending to be a long-missing Illinois boy was charged Friday with making false statements to federal authorities. The FBI said Brian Rini had made false claims twice before, portraying himself as a juvenile sex-trafficking victim. The Medina, Ohio, man was jailed in Cincinnati on Thursday, a day after telling authorities...

  • Donald Trump Jul 25, 2018

    Farmers Applaud Federal Help But Want Trade Deals Done

    Many farmers remain critical of President Donald Trump’s tariffs and the damage done to commodity prices and markets but were appreciative Tuesday that he offered to provide some cash to help offset their losses. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a $12 billion three-part plan that would borrow money from the U.S. Treasury to pay producers of soybeans, sorghum, corn,...

  • America Jul 25, 2018

    Trump Announces Farm Aid Package

    The White House says it will distribute $12 billion in “temporary relief” to farmers already hit hard by the president’s trade war tariffs.

  • Donald Trump Jun 2, 2018

    From Distillers to Farmers, Trade War Would Cause Casualties

    If a trade war is coming, the cheesemakers of Wisconsin are standing in the line of fire. So are the farmers of the Great Plains and the distillers of Kentucky. And the employees of iconic American brands like Harley-Davidson and Levi Strauss. The likelihood of a trade conflagration leapt closer to reality this week after the United States imposed tariff...

  • Delta Air Lines Mar 1, 2018

    US Companies Take a Stand, Raise Age to Purchase Guns

    Kroger and L.L. Bean said Thursday they will no longer sell guns to anyone under 21, becoming the third and fourth major retailers this week to put restrictions in place that are stronger than federal laws. The announcements follow those by Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart, emphasizing the pressure companies are facing to take a stand. Kroger, the nation’s largest...

  • Democratic President Sep 27, 2017

    Big Stakes in High Court Fight Over Partisan Political Maps

    Democrats and Republicans are poised for a Supreme Court fight about political line-drawing with the potential to alter the balance of power across a country starkly divided between the two parties. The big question at the heart of next week’s high court clash is whether there can be too much politics in the inherently political task of drawing electoral districts....

  • The Associated Press Aug 18, 2017

    ‘Twitching With Every Heartbeat’: Man Who Drove Himself to Hospital With Nail in His Heart Heads Back to Work

    A Wisconsin man who doctors say came perilously close to death after accidentally shooting a nail into his heart while working on his house calmly drove himself to the hospital and even parked his pickup truck in the lot before walking into the emergency room. Doug Bergeson is ready to get back to work this week after surviving a June...

  • Texas May 26, 2017

    Fallen Soldier’s Sister Uses Her Gifts to Send Him Messages

    Sonja St. John finishes each violin she makes by gluing a small, handwritten message inside. This began as a light gesture, with favorite fortunes from cookies placed inside with a wink as hidden signatures of sorts from her, the violin maker. But the notes she leaves now have become far more personal and meaningful. Each is different, but they are...

  • Donald Trump Jan 13, 2017

    Millennials Are Falling Behind Their Boomer Parents

    Baby Boomers: your millennial children are worse off than you. With a median household income of $40,581, millennials earn 20 percent less than boomers did at the same stage of life, despite being better educated, according to a new analysis of Federal Reserve data by the advocacy group Young Invincibles. The analysis being released Friday gives concrete details about a...

  • surgery Nov 15, 2016

    Pet Owners Turn to Needles to Help Injured Pets

    When Chloe, an 8-year-old corgi mix, fell off a bed and injured her spine over a year ago, she was partially paralyzed. Surgery had a 50-50 success rate so the veterinarian suggested a different approach that is gaining in popularity and offering new options after a pet injury: acupuncture.

  • ASIA Aug 24, 2016

    Recordings of Tiger Sounds Aim to Help Save Wild Population

    A Dallas World Aquarium scientist is among researchers trying to use sounds tigers make to help protect and boost their population in the wild.

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