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WVU to meet international students

MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia University President Gordon Gee says the university will meet with international faculty and students to address concerns about President Donald Trump’s travel ban. Gee says in a statement that the meeting will be held today in the Mountainlair. Gee says ...

Belpre Council Member Arrested

BELPRE — A member of Belpre City Council was arrested Sunday on one count each of domestic violence and assault following an incident in Belpre. James Brian Turrill, 51, of Belpre, was held overnight Sunday in the Washington County Jail pending an appearance in Marietta Municipal Court, ...

Seven truths for Democrats

The ongoing contest between the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders wings of the Democratic Party continues to divide Democrats. It’s urgent Democrats stop squabbling and recognize seven basic truths: 1. The party is on life support. Democrats are in the minority in both the House and ...

Thoughts on fences and neighbors

There is much to cheer about President Trump’s first decisions as president. Conservatives are almost certainly going to love his Supreme Court pick, his stepped-up efforts to deport criminal aliens, the approval of two oil pipelines stubbornly blocked by the previous administration and ...

Hunt for higher rates on your bank accounts

The year 2017 is shaping up as one of rising interest rates. For some people, that will mean loans and credit cards will become costlier. But for some bank and credit union customers, there’s also a benefit: the potential to earn more money. “If you’re willing to shop around for ...

For pizza crust with a big dose of vitamins, try cauliflower

Cauliflower is a wonder-veggie. No longer relegated to boiling and covering with a bright orange cheese sauce (sorry, Mom), cauliflower is stepping out in the place of starch like rice in stir-fries or instead of wheat flour in pizza dough. Cauliflower is mild, so it takes on whatever ...

Filet mignon, pistou make dinner special

Wow, does this dish look classy, right? But look at the ingredient list — not too long. And look at the steps — pretty darn simple. My boys love all kinds of steaks, though a perfect, tender filet distinctively communicates “special occasion.” They are no harder to cook than any ...

Make your love cake

Have you been on the receiving end of a heart-shaped box? Maybe it was filled with jewelry, but if you’re lucky, it was filled with chocolate. And while a box of candy is a tried-and-true way to say “I love you,” we might know an even better way. The Culinary Institute of America’s ...

Beef stroganoff amped up

Primed to romance your certain someone on Valentine’s Day? Nothing says “I love you” more persuasively than a home-cooked meal. Although the roots of the classic recipe are certifiably aristocratic — a French chef working for Count Pavel Stroganoff, a Russian, created it in the ...

Siblings start to resent funding their parents

DEAR ABBY: I love my parents and would do anything for them. They have never been good about managing money. They are both retired now and on a fixed income, and they have been asking me or one of my four adult siblings for money to help with their bills each month. I don’t mind giving, ...

Pearl Harbor Navy salvage diver dies at 103

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ken Hartle, who as a Navy diver during World War II had the grim task of retrieving bodies from ships sunk by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor, has died. He was 103. Hartle died Tuesday afternoon at an Escondido, Calif., center for people with Alzheimer’s disease or ...

Historian: Key Till witness gave false testimony

NEW YORK (AP) — The woman at the center of the trial of Emmett Till’s alleged killers has acknowledged that she falsely testified he made physical and verbal threats, according to a new book. Historian Timothy B. Tyson told The Associated Press on Saturday that Carolyn Donham broke her ...

Underground fires, toxins in unfunded cleanup of old mines

PRESTON COUNTY, W.Va. (AP) — An underground coal mine fire burns beneath a sprawling hillside in West Virginia, the pale, acrid smoke rising from gashes in the scarred, muddy earth only a stone’s throw from some houses. The fire, which may have started with arson, lightning or a forest ...

Ohio sheriff installs cruiser cameras

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — A southern Ohio sheriff says a fatal shooting by a former deputy who was recently acquitted of murder prompted his office to install dashboard cameras in its vehicles. Pike County was one of the last of Ohio’s 88 counties to install the cameras in cruisers. Bob ...

Texas mosque destroyed in blaze

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — An early-morning fire Saturday destroyed a Texas mosque that was a target of hatred several years ago and experienced a burglary just a week ago. A clerk at a convenience store spotted smoke and flames billowing from the Islamic Center of Victoria at around 2 a.m. ...

South Carolina to address faith, violence after Roof conviction

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The federal trial of the South Carolina man who slaughtered nine Bible study participants has come and gone, with Dylann Roof’s death sentence assuring he will spend the rest of his limited days in custody. But the June 2015 shootings at Emanuel AME continue to ...

GOP lawmakers worry if ‘Trumpcare’ doesn’t deliver

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers are fearful about the potential political fallout if their eventual replacement of President Barack Obama’s health law doesn’t deliver, and they didn’t hold back at their recent policy conference. “We’d better be sure that we’re prepared ...

Burwell gets American University post

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services President Sylvia Matthews Burwell has been named next president of American University in Washington. The school announced this week that the former President Barack Obama administration official will become the first ...

Trump order sparks protests, ruling barring deportations

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge issued an emergency order Saturday night temporarily barring the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to President Donald Trump’s travel ban, saying travelers who had been detained had a strong argument that their legal rights had been ...