SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte died in separate traffic accidents early Sunday in their native Dominican Republic.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Serena Williams scrapped her way into the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, working around a misfiring serve and a rash of unforced errors to beat Barbora Strycova as the heat intensified on Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rex Tillerson, the former Exxon Mobil executive with close business ties to Russia, saw his prospects of becoming secretary of state brighten Sunday after gaining the support of two influential Republican senators who had wavered on the nomination.
HOUSTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush's health continues to improve and his wife, who is also recovering from illness, has chosen to remain hospitalized one more night to be "closer to her husband," a family spokesman said Sunday.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A robbery inside a San Antonio shopping mall ended with shots fired on Sunday, leaving one person who tried to intervene dead, three others shot and another two people taken to hospital with non-shooting injuries, police and fire officials said.
ADEL, Ga. (AP) - Emergency responders rushed to answer new reports of deaths and injuries Sunday evening in southern Georgia as violent storms already blamed for killing 16 people in the Southeast continued to inflict destruction.
Dear Didi: My husband and I adopted a 4 year old dog from the animal shelter and we named him Max. He is very sweet and calm. He has one issue, however, that is putting a kink in our lifestyle. He will NOT, under any circumstances do his business in the backyard. We have to take him for walks three times a day to get him to "go". Is there any hope? -getting in our steps in Manteca