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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 ...

‘60 Minutes’ tops ratings for first time since 2008

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS’ “60 Minutes” returned this week to a familiar place it hadn’t been accustomed to visiting that much lately: first place in the prime-time television rankings. The venerable newsmagazine hadn’t finished as the most-watched program of the week since November ...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). As you interact with the people around you today, you’ll recognize that this is not your average crew. There will be enormous rewards for your gracious management of a wide swath of traits, talents, crotchets and flaws. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). People will ask ...

Hints From Heloise

Cooking with gas vs. electric Dear Heloise: My husband and I are building our “dream home.” When it comes to our stove and ovens, we don’t know whether to go with GAS OR ELECTRIC. Any suggestions? — Carrie T., Port Huron, Michigan Carrie, this can be a difficult decision! Generally, ...

S.C.’s Martin finds attention ‘comical’

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Frank Martin believes he’s the same straight-forward, open book he has always been, though perceptions of him have changed with the Gamecocks’ run to the Final Four. “How the stories have changed that I’m a yeller and a screamer to that ...

Indians determined to win title this year

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis let his heart heal a little before heading home last November. He didn’t wait long enough. Crushed after losing an unforgettable Game 7 of the World Series, Cleveland’s second baseman thought he was mentally prepared to visit Chicago, his hometown, which ...

Owners revamp NFL video replay

PHOENIX (AP) — One day after approving the Oakland Raiders’ move to Las Vegas, NFL owners got busy passing several rules changes and adopting resolutions they believe will speed up the game and enhance player safety. Most notable Tuesday was the change in handling officiating of video ...

Penguins hope to get healthy by the playoffs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ron Hainsey arrived in Pittsburgh from Carolina a month ago on the verge of reaching the playoffs for the first time in his 14-year career. The durable defenseman found an odd but perhaps apt way to fit in with his new team: He got hurt. Ten games into his tenure with the ...

Questions still remain about Raiders’ move

PHOENIX (AP) — Sometime in the not distant future, they will become the Las Vegas Raiders. Until then, likely in 2020, Mark Davis’ team belongs to Oakland. Well, sort of. NFL owners approved the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas 31-1 at the league meetings Monday. Miami was the lone ...

Big 12’s Mason named unanimous All-American

(AP) — Frank Mason III was a last-minute recruit for Kansas. He turned into the Jayhawks’ latest All-American. The senior guard was the only unanimous selection to the 2016-17 AP All-America team Tuesday, receiving all first-team votes from the same 65-member national media panel that ...

Cousin keeps acting confrontational

Dear Annie: My sisters and I have this cousin who is always confrontational and angry over the littlest things, and it has become very frustrating to us. When we get into conversations and someone makes a statement, she thinks it is pertaining to her when that is not even the case. When we go ...

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. ELKINS MAIN STREET DESIGN COMMITTEE will meet at 8:30 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each ...

The Ryancare rout

Did the Freedom Caucus just pull the Republican Party back off the ledge, before it jumped to its death? A case can be made for that. Before the American Health Care Act, aka “Ryancare,” was pulled off the House floor Friday, it enjoyed the support — of 17 percent of Americans. Had it ...

Carmakers, don’t pick a fight with California

News flash: The Obama-era fuel-economy standards would add $875 to the average price of a new vehicle. But proposed border taxes or other tariffs on Mexican imports would add $2,000. President Donald Trump wants a weaker mandate on mileage, and he also wants the tariffs. Digest those numbers ...

On Obamacare, a partywide failure

There’s stumbling out of the gate, and then there’s what Republicans just did on health care. They came up with a substantively indefensible bill, put it on an absurd fast track to passage, didn’t seriously try to sell it to the public, fumbled their internal negotiations over changes ...

Ex-sheriff gets home confinement for meth

SPENCER (AP) — A former West Virginia sheriff who acknowledged being a meth addict and removing the drug from a police storage area has been sentenced to up to 10 years on home confinement. Bo Williams was sentenced Tuesday in Roane County Circuit Court for his January guilty plea to a ...

Trooper wounded; suspect is in custody

ALUM CREEK (AP) — West Virginia State Police say a trooper was wounded by gunfire after responding to a domestic violence call and a suspect was taken into custody hours later. The agency said in a statement that Cpl. David Fry was hit in the shoulder and wrist while responding early ...

Senate votes to revise water pollution limits

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s Senate has followed the House and passed legislation to let industrial plants discharge more pollution into West Virginia waterways. The bill that passed 20-13 would authorize the Department of Environmental Protection to calculate water pollution limits ...

Stock market rallies on energy sector gains

NEW YORK (AP) —Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stock indexes sharply higher Tuesday, snapping an eight-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average. The rally was broad, with materials and industrial companies among the biggest gainers. Energy stocks notched a big ...

American Airlines buys CSA

BEIJING (AP) — American Airlines has agreed to pay $200 million for a stake in China Southern Airlines, the biggest of China’s three major state-owned carriers, in a bid for a bigger share of the country’s growing travel market. American and China Southern will expand commercial ...