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Everybody is exhausted: Stress, social media are taking a toll

HACKENSACK, N.J. (TNS) — Marie Sullivan says that she knew something “wasn’t quite right” during a doctor visit, five years ago. “I thought I might be anemic, but the results of my annual physical were fine,” the Paramus resident recalls. “All my numbers were in the normal ...

Catholic leaders take Mass on the road

VISALIA, Calif. (TNS) — Bishop Armando Ochoa begins the Mass outside a building that resembles a large red barn. He carries a hooked staff covered in animal fur and wears moccasins and a leather sash — a tribute to the nearby Tule River Tribe. The recent service among old oak trees in ...

Schools turn to fake patients to train nursing students

MIAMI (TNS)— The University of Miami’s newest hospital has a six-bed emergency room, operating room, intensive care unit, a birthing suite and outpatient clinics. The only thing missing is patients. Instead, nursing students get a realistic clinical experience using computerized ...

Trump won’t pull out of Iran nuclear deal — for now

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday angrily accused Iran of violating the landmark 2015 international nuclear accord, blaming the Iranians for a litany of sinister behavior and hitting their main military wing with anti-terror penalties. But Trump, breaking his campaign pledge ...

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 ...

Folk-art collectors often seek ‘one-offs’

It is sometimes the unique collectible at a show or sale that is a “must have” for an unsuspecting collector. Folk-art collectors often see “one-offs” that are too expensive, too large or too outrageous to fit into the house. Recently, James Julia auctions had a “Late 19th-century ...

‘Oceanside’ tapped as color of year

NEW YORK (AP) — The paint experts at Sherwin-Williams have chosen a deep sea-blue hue called Oceanside as their 2018 color of the year. The company described the pick Tuesday as evoking a wanderlust in an “opulent and mysterious” shade that serves as counterpart to a range of hues, from ...

Technology gains help push stocks up

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Friday to wrap up a subdued week, and technology companies did most of the heavy lifting. Investors were also pleased to see that shoppers spent more money in September. Printer and PC maker HP sent technology companies higher after ...

Wildfire cancels events

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Smoke from the wildfires north of San Francisco plunged air quality levels in the Bay Area to the same unhealthy level as China’s notoriously polluted capital, sending people to emergency rooms and forcing schools to close and people to wear masks when they step ...

Jeep models recalled

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 470,000 older vehicles worldwide to fix a problem with headrests that can malfunction in rear collisions. The recall covers certain 2012 Jeep Liberty SUVs and 2012 and 2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger midsize sedans. The company says ...

Ford offers repairs to Explorer fume leaks

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is offering to inspect and repair about 1.3 million civilian versions of its Explorer SUV at no cost to owners in response to complaints of exhaust fumes leaking into passenger cabins. The company maintains the vehicles are safe, but says it will do the work because some ...

Facebook takes on food delivery service

NEW YORK (AP) — Several online services already offer food delivery, but that doesn’t mean Facebook won’t jump on board anyway. The social-media giant says ordering food for takeout or delivery is complicated. It promises to help save time by bringing existing food-delivery services ...

4 Disney hotels to accept dogs in rooms

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Four hotels at Walt Disney World Resort will allow guests to bring dogs beginning Sunday. The hotels near Orlando, Florida, are Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney Port Orleans Resort-Riverside, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and cabins at Fort Wilderness ...

Pick the president

In 1963, the legendary Russell Baker, writing in The New York Times, explained how we in the press, years before the nation’s next presidential campaign, are miraculously able to agree upon who qualify — and, perhaps more importantly, who do not qualify — as plausible White House ...

Corker speaking his mind

WASHINGTON — With eyes wide open, Mike Pence eagerly auditioned for the role as Donald Trump’s poodle. Now comfortably leashed, he deserves the degradations that he seems too sycophantic to recognize as such. He did Trump’s adolescent bidding with last Sunday’s pre-planned virtue ...

Is the current U.S. president the true heir to Ronald Reagan?

Three decades ago, as communications director in the White House, I set up an interview for Bill Rusher of National Review. Among his first questions to President Reagan was to ask him to assess the political importance of Barry Goldwater. Said Reagan, “I guess you could call him the John ...

Federal judge denies plea deal

CHARLESTON (AP) — A man accused of dealing heroin in West Virginia had his plea deal rejected by a federal judge. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that Judge Joseph Goodwin on Tuesday denied the agreement Antoine Dericus Wilmore reached with federal prosecutors. Wilmore is accused of ...

Gambling husband leaves woman struggling

Dear Annie: I’m a woman in my 90s. My husband and I were married in 1949 when I was 21. He died in 2001. We have one son. When it came time to pay for my husband’s funeral, there wasn’t any spare money at all. He’d had three $50,000 accident policies from his work, but I found out ...

Horoscope

Ambition can be overrated. We all know what happened to poor Icarus, but combustion isn’t the only consequence of flying too close to the sun. Consider the bird who flies so high that no one can hear her song. All in all, a little humility will go a long way, especially now as Venus moves ...

Hints From Heloise

Homework helper Dear Heloise: HOMEWORK on the weekend? My son used to complain, but we’ve come up with some hints that have helped us all through the week: • I check my student’s homework every day — not to nag, but to see what he’s learning. • A big research paper can be broken ...