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Sound off!  Trumpet is the 1st bloodhound to win Westminster show

Sound off! Trumpet is the 1st bloodhound to win Westminster show

TARRYTOWN, NY (AP) — Now this hound has something to toot his horn about. A bloodhound named Trumpet won the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Wednesday night, marking the first time the breed has ever snared US dogdom’s most coveted best in show prize. Rounding the finalists’ ring with a poised and powerful stride, …

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No, you're not going crazy - package sizes are shrinking

No, you’re not going crazy – package sizes are shrinking

It’s the inflation you’re not supposed to see. From toilet paper to yogurt and coffee to corn chips, manufacturers are quietly shrinking package sizes without lowering prices. It’s dubbed “shrinkflation,” and it’s accelerating worldwide. In the US, a small box of Kleenex now has 60 tissues; a few months ago, it had 65. Chobani Flips …

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Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee kicks off with pomp

Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee kicks off with pomp

LONDON (AP) — Four days of celebrations honoring Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne kicked off Thursday with a display of British military traditions stretching from the days of horse and cannon to the jet age. Formal celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee began with Trooping the Color, an annual military review that has …

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UK to hold days-long bash to celebrate queen's 70-year reign

UK to hold days-long bash to celebrate queen’s 70-year reign

LONDON (AP) — Britain is getting ready for a party featuring mounted troops, solemn prayers — and a pack of dancing mechanical corgis. The nation will celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne this week with four days of pomp and pageantry in central London. But behind the brass bands, street parties and …

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