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The assault on Kavanaugh validates Trump

The attempted political assassination of Brett Kavanaugh is bad for the country, but good for a Trumpian attitude toward American politics. The last-minute ambush validates key assumptions of Donald Trump’s supporters that fueled his rise and buttress him in office, no matter how rocky the ...

Time to end the judiciary circus

The Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus announced last year it was closing after a 146-year run, largely because of high operating costs, costly legal battles with animal rights groups and declining ticket sales, especially after elephants were retired from the show. Brett ...

Horoscope

The glass, which is either half-full or half-empty, is causing an existential question that wouldn’t arise in a circumstance where the glass is the right size for the amount of liquid to be contained. To think of efficiency in the early stages of an endeavor will prevent problems and keep a ...

Hints From Heloise

Spinach with some zing! Dear Heloise: I love FRESH SPINACH, but we like to add a few drops of vinegar to it. I serve it individually in some cute bowls I bought in Austria. This way, each of us in the family can put as much or as little vinegar as we want on the cooked spinach. It adds a ...

Datebook

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Datebook is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. Unless otherwise noted, events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Due to numerous entries, items may appear for only one week. Entries appear in chronological order and as there is space. The ...

Sister is causing problems for family members

Dear Annie: Ever meet someone who plays the victim and always needs a villain in her life? We have a sister (baby of the family) who grew up in the South and then married a nice guy from New England, and they moved there over 20 years ago. At first, she complained about the weather, the lack ...

Bill Cosby gets 3 to 10 years in prison for sex assault

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — His Hollywood career and good-guy image in ruins, Bill Cosby was led off to prison in handcuffs Tuesday at age 81, sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his gated estate. The punishment made him the first celebrity ...

Meeting Memos

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Meeting Memos column is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. WEDNESDAYS AL-ANON will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church in Elkins. DEVELOP THE POSSIBILITIES with Chamber Networking meeting will be the second Wednesday of each month ...

Automakers seek flexibility at hearing on mileage standards

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Automakers sought flexibility while environmental groups blasted the Trump administration’s proposal to roll back fuel economy standards at a public hearing on the plan in the industry’s backyard. At the hearing Tuesday in Dearborn, Michigan, home to Ford Motor ...

U.S. stocks sent lower

NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. indexes finished mostly lower Tuesday as rising interest rates hurt stocks that pay big dividends and higher oil prices pushed transportation and shipping companies lower. The S&P 500 index fell for the third day in a row. Oil prices continued to rise after a ...

Trump boasts of America’s might, draws headshakes at UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump delivered a sharp rebuke of global governing at the United Nations on Tuesday, drawing headshakes and even mocking laughter from fellow world leaders as he promoted his aggressive “America First” agenda and boasted of America’s economic and ...

Preston County may close schools

TUNNELTON. (AP) — The Preston County Board of Education is considering the possibility of closing two schools after residents twice voted down levies to increase funding. The Dominion Post reports the board voted 3-1 on Monday to conduct public meetings and gather more information before ...

Teen accused of abduction, assault

BARBOURSVILLE (AP) — A teenager in West Virginia is accused of holding a female victim against her will at his home and sexually assaulting her. The Huntington Herald-Dispatch reports 19-year-old Christopher Travis Clark II was arrested Saturday on charges including sexual assault and ...

Pens hope longer summer equals faster start this year

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby can admit it now: The Pittsburgh Penguins were tired last season, a natural byproduct of becoming the first franchise in two decades to win consecutive Stanley Cups. And though the Penguins came as close as any team in the last 35 years to capture three ...

Steelers hope to build off first win

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Vance McDonald insists he wasn’t sending some sort of message when the Pittsburgh Steelers tight end extended his right arm toward Tampa Bay’s Chris Conte and jammed the Buccaneers defensive back into the turf on Monday night. It was a show of force that sprung ...

Suspended Tar Heel players set to return

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is nearly back at full strength for its game at No. 16 Miami with the return of several players who were suspended for selling team-issued shoes. Seven players — including quarterback Chazz Surratt and receiver Beau Corrales — are eligible to make ...

Vikings’ Griffen out with mental issue

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen remains away from the team indefinitely because of mental health trouble that boiled over the past week. Coach Mike Zimmer said Tuesday that Griffen will not travel with the Vikings for their game Thursday against the Los ...

Marlins-Pirates game will not be made up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The makeup game the Miami Marlins were supposed to play at the Pittsburgh Pirates on the day after the regular season ends has been canceled. The cancellation was announced Tuesday, after both teams have been eliminated from playoff contention. The original game was ...

Meeting Memos

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Meeting Memos column is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. TUESDAYS ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet from 8-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Grace Episcopal Church. ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 5 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at Colonial Place, 301 Wilson ...

Hints From Heloise

The time to deal for wheels Dear Readers: Need a new ride? The cooler seasons are a good time to SHOP FOR A CAR. Take the time to research the features you need and want. Budget the amount you can spend, and look up the value of your trade-in. Buying in the fall and winter may mean you’ll ...