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Hints From Heloise

Senior technology Dear Readers: TECHNOLOGY is advancing every day, and to senior citizens, it can appear complicated and overwhelming. With so many devices out there (desktop, laptop, smartphone, digital audio players), no wonder there’s confusion! Social media platforms are great ways ...

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 ...

Reader is fretting over familial financial friction

Dear Annie: I’m very upset about my brother and my sister-in-law’s friction over finances. My brother and I are very close. I’m single and spend a lot of time with them and their two kids. They fight about money often. It’s mostly centered on their mortgage. My brother thinks they ...

Esper says Trump ordered him to allow SEAL to keep status

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday that President Donald Trump gave him a direct order to allow a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes to retire without losing his SEAL status. Esper told reporters at the Pentagon that Trump’s order was the reason he announced Sunday ...

Duck or Rudolph? Steelers facing improbable QB debate

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mason Rudolph has the pedigree and the pressure. Devlin Hodges has the charisma and the confidence. And their head coach has a very important decision to make between the two young quarterbacks before the Pittsburgh Steelers face the Cleveland Browns next Sunday, one that ...

Harbaugh to get boost if Michigan beats Ohio St.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh’s job is safe at Michigan whether his team finally beats Ohio State or he falls to 0-5 in what has become a one-sided series. But a victory over Ohio State on Saturday at the Big House would sure provide a boost for Harbaugh and college football’s ...

U.S. stocks jump to records as tech, small companies lead way

NEW YORK (AP) — A flurry of buyout deals and rising optimism about U.S.-China trade talks sent stocks back to record heights Monday, the latest bit of fuel for a market that’s been climbing since early last month. Technology stocks and smaller companies led the way after China issued new ...

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 ...

Dems, get real on health care

In listening to the Democratic presidential debates, we might conclude that “Medicare for All” is a legislative possibility. It is not, and any presidential candidate with a scintilla of self-respect must admit that fact. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that just 30% of ...

Impeachment hearings reveal grace

WASHINGTON — After fidgeting through five days of public hearings, a dozen witnesses and countless political pontificators, Americans should be gratified by the quality of the people who testified and who actually do the nation’s work abroad. If there was a silver lining to an otherwise ...

Looking at abortion debate

Caitlin Flanagan has written a searing piece for The Atlantic titled “The Dishonesty of the Abortion Debate: Why We Need to Face the Best Arguments From the Other Side.” Flanagan argues that neither the pro nor the anti side of the abortion debate reckons with the best arguments of the ...

Are we still thankful in America?

Impeachment continues in Washington. The national press is fixated on it. Democrats, too, are fixated on it. Republicans and independent voters have no interest in it or appetite for it. Much of the nation seems in need of a distraction. We will have some distraction with Thanksgiving. Recent ...

When actors play scientist

Celebrity testimony is an age-old political stunt on Capitol Hill. If you want the press at your hearing, you lunge at the chance to have a star athlete, or a famous singer or actor, bring some zing to your issue. Democrats do this better because they have a lot more friends in Hollywood and ...

Official says White House gave Navy go-ahead on Gallagher

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy has been notified that the White House will not intervene to stop a disciplinary proceeding that could cost a SEAL his position in the elite unit, a senior Navy official said Sunday. Although President Donald Trump had tweeted on Thursday that he would not let the ...

Schiff says more hearings, witnesses possible

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Sunday he won’t foreclose the possibility of his committee undertaking more depositions and hearings in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Schiff said on CNN’s “State of the Union” ...

An emerging priority for Powell Fed: The plight of the poor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Testifying to Congress this month, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell sent a message seldom heard from his predecessors: That the Fed should consider the struggles of the lowest-income Americans in setting its interest-rate policies. “We want to remind ourselves,” ...

Court says Ginsburg released from hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been released from a Baltimore hospital where she had been treated for a possible infection. The 86-year-old Ginsburg has returned to her home in Washington, D.C., and is “doing well,” court spokeswoman Kathy ...

Browns top Dolphins

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jarvis Landry caught two touchdown passes against his former team and the Browns won their third straight in their first game since losing star defensive end Myles Garrett to a season-ending suspension. Landry couldn’t wait to get back at the Dolphins (2-9), who had him ...

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 ...

Highway Patrol: 5 die in wrong-way crash in Ohio

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says five adults have died in a wrong-way crash in Ohio. The patrol’s St. Clairsville post in eastern Ohio’s Belmont County says a car traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of State Route 7 struck an SUV traveling north around ...