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New Boeing CEO inherits crisis created under his predecessor

(AP) — Changing CEOs was the easy part. Now it’s up to Boeing’s new leader to deal with a crisis caused by two crashes and the grounding of the company’s best-selling plane. David Calhoun took over Monday as Boeing’s third CEO in the last five years, following the firing last month ...

‘Nations with allies thrive’

Retired Marine Corps Gen. Jim Mattis, the former secretary of defense and an exceptionally well-read warrior, has said, “Throughout history, we see nations with allies thrive, and nations without allies wither.” Mattis’ words brought to mind those 13 fateful days in October 1962 when, ...

What we want from candidates

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s strategy of holding on to the two weak articles of impeachment against President Trump was starting to rattle some Democrats, who felt they were losing the political battle. Last Wednesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) told reporters, “If we’re going to do it, ...

Trump’s fault is Democrats’ default

WASHINGTON — It may be tempting to blame President Trump for the downed passenger jet in Iran last week, but a linear conclusion it is not. At the least, such a judgment is premature and rigged with the politics of emotion. Last week, Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., who sits on both the ...

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 ...

U.S. sends home nearly two dozen Saudi cadets after shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. sent home 21 Saudi military students following an investigation into the deadly shooting last month by one of their fellow trainees at the Pensacola Naval Air Station, an attack that Attorney General William Barr said was an act of terrorism driven by some of the ...

LSU beats Clemson 42-25 for title

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Joe Burrow threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score and capped one of the greatest seasons in college football history by leading No. 1 LSU to a 42-25 victory against No. 3 Clemson on Monday night to win the national championship. The small-town Ohio kid turned ...

Esper says he’s seen no hard evidence embassies under threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper explicitly said Sunday that he had seen no hard evidence that four American embassies had been under possible threat when President Donald Trump authorized the targeting of Iran’s top commander, raising questions about the scale of the threat ...

Hints From Heloise

Lacking in details Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about the lack of information and instructions with new gadgets: “Dear Heloise: I recently bought an appliance for my kitchen, but it came without instructions on how to use and clean it. The same thing happened when I bought a new ...

Trump, Pelosi square off ahead of impeachment trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi faced off Sunday ahead of his impeachment trial, as she said senators will “pay a price” for blocking new witnesses and he quickly retorted that she and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff should both testify. ...

Horoscope

Highly influential planets meet up to change the world. Hanging together in a little cluster of the sky map are Mercury, Saturn, Pluto and the sun. To make matters even more interesting, Venus enters the sign of empaths. So, not only do these planets interact, they are metaphorically feeling ...

Young rodeo rider refuses to yield to physical limitations

LEWISBURG (AP) — Josi Davis is a champion rodeo rider and the apple of her mother’s eye. But this 12-year-old is first and foremost a survivor. Diagnosed at the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital at the age of 4 with immune deficiency syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Josi barely ...

Uncomfortable dying request

Dear Annie: My husband, “Robert,” and I moved back to our hometown several years ago to help with aging parents. I went back to work as a nurse, and he joined his father’s law firm. Upon moving back, we struck up a friendship with an old acquaintance of Robert’s. “Tim” and Robert ...

Meeting Memos

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Meeting Memos column is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. MONDAYS ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets from 7-8 p.m. Mondays, at Grace Episcopal Church. ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION EXERCISE CLASSES will be at 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Barbour County ...

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 ...

Blackjewel accuses former CEO of fraud

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Attorneys for bankrupt coal company Blackjewel LLC and its creditors are asking a federal judge to let them examine the finances of former CEO Jeff Hoops, alleging that he took millions of dollars for personal gain, according to court documents. In documents filed Friday ...

Wait period added to give pets a better chance at new life

HUNTINGTON (AP) — As dog barks echoed off the walls of the Mountain Health Network Arena lobby in downtown Huntington Sunday afternoon (Jan. 5), several cats — and some dogs, too — cowered at the craziness around them. One orange and white fluffy kitten, however, was as cool as a ...

W.Va. firefighter killed in crash while responding to fire

NEWTON (AP) — A West Virginia firefighter was killed when a volunteer fire department’s truck crashed while responding to an emergency call, authorities said. Mark Horwich died Saturday when the fire truck went off a narrow road en route to a structure fire in Roane County, the city of ...

Universities routinely ignore and violate basic civil rights

This column might win me no fans on college campuses, but there is something that must be said. Universities across the country are unconstitutionally punishing those accused of sex-based misconduct with no regard to the civil rights guaranteed of due process. They say they are acting ...

The Obama administration’s guerrilla war

In the modern era, it is difficult to come up with an administration that has spent as much energy trying to sabotage its successor in office. Obama administration officials have worked tirelessly to embed themselves into media outlets as supposedly objective voices. After President Donald ...