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Family brings up failed marriage

DEAR ABBY: I married when I was in my early 20s and stayed married for four years. It has been five years since my divorce. We had no children, and I haven’t had contact with my ex. The problem is, my family won’t stop bringing him up. My sister is being married soon, so they constantly ...

Zap popcorn in the microwave for healthy snacking anytime

Just about everyone loves popcorn, right? Whether outdoors at a ballgame, at the zoo or at a neighborhood park concert, it’s portable and easy to take wherever you go. When you settle into a theater seat, popcorn and a movie naturally go better together. When I crave a midafternoon snack, ...

Horoscopes

ARIES (March 21-April 19). When a rider pedals backward on a 10-speed bicycle, the feet rotate but the wheels don’t engage. No momentum is created. Thinking against yourself has the same effect. It can’t take you very far. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). People sometimes have to lose a thing ...

A spotlight on missing children

Dear Readers: May 25 has been named National Missing Children’s Day. Its purpose is to bring attention to MISSING AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN. After a large number of kids went missing, particularly in the early 1980s, it became evident that there was no centralized clearinghouse to search for ...

Witnesses: Self-help guru’s sexual exploits destroyed family

NEW YORK — Members of a close-knit family from Mexico ventured to upstate New York in the early 2000s to seek enlightenment from self-help guru Keith Raniere. They got something much darker. Prosecutors say Raniere sexually exploited three sisters in the family and confined one of them ...

NY attorney general to probe fatal state police shooting

MONTGOMERY, N.Y. (AP) — The office of New York Attorney General Letitia James said Friday that it will investigate the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a state police trooper on the shoulder of a highway north of New York City. State police say 41-year-old Luke Patterson of ...

PM May resigns, won’t lead Britain out of EU

LONDON — Theresa May ended her failed three-year quest to lead Britain out of the European Union on Friday, announcing that she will step down as Conservative Party leader June 7 and triggering a contest to choose a new prime minister who will try to complete Brexit. “I have done my ...

Kenyan court upholds laws criminalizing same-sex relations

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya’s High Court on Friday upheld sections of the penal code that criminalize same-sex relations, a disappointment for gay rights activists across Africa where dozens of countries have similar laws. The judges’ unanimous ruling in the closely watched case was ...

Land Rover Discovery: Updated for 2019

The 2019 Land Rover Discovery blends a new exterior design with a versatile interior capable of seating up to seven adults comfortably in three rows with usable space for gear, resulting in a revolutionary “go anywhere, do anything” vehicle that brings new levels of capability and ...

Moving toward the shoulder is natural

Dear Car Talk: All my life I’ve noticed that some people veer abruptly to the right onto the shoulder when braking suddenly. I’ve always wondered if these people are doing this consciously for some reason, or if it’s unconscious, or maybe their brakes are pulling to the right. If ...

1975 Corvette Stingray: It just sits pretty

When Chevrolet introduced the 1975 Corvette Stingray, one was snatched up by an Illinois dentist. He had selected a silver car — also featuring silver-colored leather upholstery, carpeting, bumpers and wheels. Records indicate the Stingray was always garaged and well maintained. For 22 ...

Church music director hides her drinking well

DEAR ABBY: The music director at our church — I’ll call her Mildred — is an alcoholic. I realized it after I offered my home to her when she said she needed to escape from her alcoholic partner. Mildred is a nighttime drinker and imbibes until probably 2 a.m. She says she can’t get to ...

Horoscopes by Holiday

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Just when you thought you knew yourself, you like something you used to dislike, find a strength in what you thought was your weakness or bring a surprising quality to the job of being you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Those who make you wait may subconsciously need ...

Hydrogen peroxide is too harsh for ears

DEAR DR. ROACH: In a recent column, you said that using peroxide in the ear is a bad home remedy. Would you please expand on this subject? My children grew up with me using peroxide to clean excessive wax from their ears, and they now use the same remedy on my grandchildren. ANSWER: Most ...

Yankees complete sweep with bases-loaded walk

BALTIMORE — Perhaps figuring that Gleyber Torres and Gary Sanchez were worn out from circling the bases, Yankees manager Aaron Boone wrote out a starting lineup without both sluggers in the finale of a four-game series against the Baltimore Orioles. The benefit of such a move was that ...

Canada escapes; US, Sweden fall

KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Damon Severson and Mark Stone helped Canada escape to the world hockey championship semifinals while the United States and defending champion Sweden dropped out. Canada beat Switzerland 3-2 in overtime Thursday night. Severson tied it with 0.4 seconds left on a ...

Horoscopes by Holiday

ARIES (March 21-April 19). The ego seeks to impose an image of life the way we prefer it, ourselves the way we want to be, other people how we picture them. To be disillusioned is to be closer to the soul of the sun. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). All wins and losses are temporary. Being up or ...

Man keeps wife in the dark about travel plans

DEAR ABBY: I could use your advice on training my husband. He refuses to enter his work travel schedule on the household calendar. He snapped at me this week when he finally revealed that he was leaving Sunday. It took three more days to get the date he was coming back. It was like pulling ...

BP goals can be complicated

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband is 75. I am 68. Our family doctor says that our blood pressure average is fine at 140/80 with no medicine. We thought it should be 120/70, but he says the limit is higher for seniors in order to decrease falls. This is pretty confusing. Do you think it’s OK? — ...

Yankees outslug the O’s again

BALTIMORE — Gleyber Torres hit two of New York’s five home runs off Baltimore’s beleaguered pitching staff, and the New York Yankees survived a shaky outing from CC Sabathia in a 7-5 victory over the Orioles on Wednesday night. Torres homered leading off the third and fifth innings to ...