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Show’s take on rendang curry riles Southeast Asians

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Judges on a popular British cooking show are being ridiculed for ignorance of Asian food after insisting a Malaysian contestant’s chicken rendang curry should have been crispy. Foodies in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia have taken to social media to vent at the ...

One-dish wonder with eggplant and chicken

Many eggplant recipes start with slicing or dicing and sauteing in oil. But this approach can add a lot of unnecessary fat to your dish, as porous eggplant flesh absorbs oil like a sponge as it cooks, leading most of us to add more fat than we realize. Instead, consider roasting the eggplant ...

RV road trip with preteens is no vacation

DEAR ABBY: I’m the youngest of four sisters. The oldest sister is the only one who has children — three girls under the age of 12. I’m a high school teacher who works about 60 hours a week during the school year between teaching, grading, attending meetings, completing paperwork, tutoring ...

Man sentenced to prison for attempting to run over state trooper

CHARLESTON (AP) — A West Virginia man will spend up to five years in prison for attempting to run over a state police trooper last year. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that Patrick Hess was sentenced Friday to between one and five years in prison by Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge ...

West Virginia elk herd could top 100 by summer

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s elk herd could rise to more than 100 by early summer, after this year’s calves are born, according to the state’s elk project leader. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that so far this year, the Division of Natural Resources has imported 51 elk from ...

What happened when Bush, Obama sent troops to Mexico border

HOUSTON (AP) — Since he launched his run for president, Donald Trump has said things about immigrants and the U.S.-Mexico border that no other U.S. president has. But now he’s reached directly into his predecessors’ playbook by sending in the National Guard. When former presidents George ...

ID of WWII gunner’s remains leads to funeral after 73 years

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — A gunner whose plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean during World War II was honored at a funeral 73 years later on Saturday, after his remains were finally identified and returned to his sister in Ohio. Navy Reserve Aviation Ordinanceman 2nd Class Ora Sharninghouse Jr. was ...

One killed in fire at Trump Tower in New York City

NEW YORK (AP) — A man was killed in a raging apartment fire on Saturday in the New York City skyscraper named for President Donald Trump and where his business is based, officials said. Commissioner Daniel Nigro said a 50th-floor apartment at Trump Tower was “virtually entirely on fire” ...

White House sends mixed signals on trade fight; markets dive

WASHINGTON (AP) — The trade clash between President Donald Trump and China’s government is escalating, with Beijing pledging to “counterattack with great strength” if Trump follows through on threats to impose tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese goods. Trump made his ...

Motive sought in van crash

MUENSTER, Germany (AP) — A van crashed into people drinking outside a popular bar Saturday in the German city of Muenster, killing two people and injuring 20 others before the driver of the vehicle shot and killed himself inside it, police said. A top German security official said there was ...

FirstEnergy unit that runs power plants files for bankruptcy

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A subsidiary that runs FirstEnergy Corp.’s nuclear and coal-fired power plants has filed for bankruptcy after the utility said earlier that it planned to close its three nuclear plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The move announced by FirstEnergy Solutions late Saturday ...

Anguish, anger surge over deadly Siberian mall blaze

KEMEROVO, Russia (AP) — Trapped inside a movie theater at a burning shopping center, 11-year-old Vika Pochankina made a panicked phone call to her aunt. “I’m suffocating. Tell Mama that I loved her,” the girl said. Yevgenia Pochankina told her niece to cover her nose with her clothes ...

Kentucky couple plans to remarry half century after divorce

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A half century after getting a divorce, a Kentucky couple plans to get married again. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports 83-year-old Harold Holland and 78-year-old Lillian Barnes will exchange wedding vows on April 14 in Lexington. Their grandson will perform the ...

Cooking classes aim to restore health after addiction

BOSTON (AP) — At Boston Medical Center, patients recovering from addiction are getting healthier one slab, stick and cube at a time. For years, the hospital has offered cooking classes tailored to specific medical conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, and it runs a food pantry for ...

Settlement reached in suit alleging Mormons overlooked abuse

MARTINSBURG (AP) — A civil trial that started in January in West Virginia has ended in an undisclosed settlement in a lawsuit accusing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and local church officials of covering up years of sexual abuse by one man. Media outlets report the ...

We are awash in ignorance

Here’s a question for you: In 1950, would it have been possible for anyone to know all of the goods and services that we would have at our disposal 50 years later? For example, who would have thought that we’d have cellphones, Bluetooth technology, small powerful computers, LASIK and ...

Is Trump assembling a war cabinet?

The last man standing between the U.S. and war with Iran may be a four-star general affectionately known to his Marines as “Mad Dog.” Gen. James Mattis, the secretary of defense, appears to be the last man in the Situation Room who believes the Iran nuclear deal may be worth preserving ...

States protect ride inspectors from lawsuits

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Just hours before a rusted steel arm snapped on a carnival ride and flung passengers onto the ground at the Ohio State Fair last summer, four state inspectors gave the ride a final look. In what their boss called a vigorous and lengthy review, the veteran inspectors said ...

Defunct Chinese space lab hurtles back toward Earth

BERLIN (AP) — China’s defunct Tiangong 1 space station hurtled toward Earth on Sunday and was expected to re-enter the atmosphere within hours. Most of the craft will burn up on re-entry, so scientists said falling debris poses only a slight risk to people on the ground. The European ...

Trump cheers for skilled migrants but creates new hurdles

It may be a while before President Donald Trump gets another chance at creating a new, “merit-based” immigration system, a keystone of his four-part plan that Congress rejected last month. In the meantime, his administration is busy making it harder, not easier, for skilled migrants to come ...