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10-word answers to life insurance questions

If you’re thinking about buying life insurance, it helps to know some basics. Here are fast answers to common life insurance questions. Q: What is life insurance? A: It’s insurance that pays someone after you die. Q: Who gets the payout? A: The person(s) you name as beneficiary on the ...

Grilled chicken, caesar salad in wraps

Chicken Caesar Salad is one of the world’s greatest lunches, but it isn’t the prettiest thing to eat with your hands while on the go. That’s why some exceedingly smart person thought to put it into a wrap. My family is in universal accord that this is an excellent sandwich, so now ...

Fear of deportation drives people off food stamps

NEW YORK (AP) — A crackdown on illegal immigration under President Donald Trump has driven some poor people to take a drastic step: opt out of federal food assistance because they are fearful of deportation, activists and immigrants say. People who are not legal residents of the U.S. are not ...

Cross-dresser schemes behind wife’s back

DEAR ABBY: I’m a married, heterosexual male. My wife found out a year ago that I have been cross-dressing, and she’s not OK with it. She told me not to do it anymore. I love my wife and I don’t want to lose her, but this is who I am and I can’t change it. I had an idea. My ...

W.Va. circuit court judge, former state senator dies

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. (AP) — John Yoder, a West Virginia circuit court judge and former state senator, died on Friday, according to a statement from the state Supreme Court. Yoder, a native of Kansas, was circuit judge for the 23rd Judicial Circuit, which includes Berkeley, Jefferson and ...

Rallies against Islamic law draw counter-protests across U.S.

SEATTLE (AP) — Small but raucous demonstrations across the country Saturday targeted the notion that extremist interpretations of Islamic law might somehow infect American democracy, but many of the rallies drew even more boisterous counter-protests by people who called such fears an ...

Biden encourages Romney to consider Senate run

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden has encouraged onetime GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to run for the Senate in Utah if longtime Republican incumbent Orrin Hatch decides to retire next year. Biden made the recommendation to Romney on Friday evening at the Utah ...

Biden’s niece pleads guilty in $110K credit-account theft

NEW YORK (AP) — A niece of former Vice President Joe Biden has pleaded guilty in a $110,000 credit-account theft at a New York City drugstore. Caroline Biden admitted Friday to grand larceny and petty larceny, with an agreement to get two years’ probation if she repays the money, does 10 ...

Trump wages battle against regulations, not climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — While President Donald Trump’s beliefs about global warming remain something of a mystery, his actions make one thing clear: He doesn’t consider it a problem for the federal government to solve. Trump’s recent decision to pull out of the Paris climate deal was just ...

Trump wants focus on job training

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to change the subject back to his promise to make American job creation a top priority. “We want to get back to running our great country,” Trump said at a White House news conference on Friday after a week that saw Washington and much ...

‘Batman’ star Adam West dies at age 88

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam West, whose straight-faced portrayal of Batman in a campy 1960s TV series lifted the tight-clad Caped Crusader into the national consciousness, has died at age 88, his publicist Molly Schoneveld said Saturday. West died Friday night after “a short but brave battle ...

Scooter Gennett homers four times in Reds win over Cardinals

CINCINNATI (AP) — Scooter Gennett hit four home runs, matching the major league record, and finished with 10 RBIs as the Cincinnati Reds routed the slumping St. Louis Cardinals 13-1 on Tuesday night. Gennett became the 17th player to homer four times in one game — and perhaps the least ...

No change: Cavaliers not slowing, sticking to plan vs. Warriors

CLEVELAND — LeBron James isn’t changing his game, Tyronn Lue isn’t changing his lineup. The Cavaliers aren’t slowing down. Defiant — and some might argue delusional — in the face of a 2-0 deficit to the postseason-perfect Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, the defending ...

Penguins head home upbeat despite 0-fer in Nashville

PITTSBURGH — The goals that came so easily to the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final — the ones that arrived in bunches and seemed to signal an emphatic end to Pekka Rinne’s spectacular playoff run — have disappeared. Across six periods in ...

Funeral held for officer killed in pursuit

BRUSHFORK, W.Va. (AP) — More than 100 police officers from West Virginia and Virginia were among the mourners at a funeral for an officer who was killed while pursuing a drunken driving suspect. Media outlets report the funeral for Bluefield Lt. Aaron Crook was held Saturday at the ...

Trump criticizes London mayor after attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized London’s mayor after he sought to reassure residents about a stepped-up police presence on city streets following the third deadly attack there in the past three months, arguing on Twitter for leaders to “stop being politically ...

Portland demonstrations marked by arrests, clashes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators and counter protesters converged in downtown Portland, Oregon, on Sunday, a day marked by multiple arrests and clashes between police and protesters. A pro-President Donald Trump free speech rally drew several hundred to a plaza near City ...

The myth of overpopulation

In 1798, Thomas Malthus wrote “An Essay on the Principle of Population.” He predicted that mankind’s birthrate would outstrip our ability to grow food and would lead to mass starvation. Malthus’ wrong predictions did not deter Stanford University professor Paul Ehrlich from making a ...

The breakup of the West?

By the time Air Force One started down the runaway at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, to bring President Trump home, the Atlantic had grown markedly wider than it was when he flew to Riyadh. In a Munich beer hall Sunday, Angela Merkel confirmed it. Europe must begin to look out for ...

Transgender dad wants to be 2nd mom

DEAR ABBY: My former spouse and I are divorced and share a 3-year-old daughter. Soon after the baby was born, my ex came out as transgender and now lives as a woman. I have always been supportive of her transition, adopting her new name, feminine pronouns, etc., but now she wants something ...