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Companies look at ‘plant-based’ foods

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not vegan, it’s “plant-based.” So will carnivores bite? As companies try to cater to Americans’ interest in lighter eating, the term “plant-based” is replacing “vegan” and “vegetarian” on some foods. The worry is that the v-words might have ...

Don’t use card for college

Sure, your college may allow students to pay for tuition and fees with a credit card. But, like partying the night before a midterm, it’s probably not a good idea. Paying for anything with plastic requires a plan to get rid of your balance fast. That keeps interest charges from piling up. ...

How to reset retirement plans

The older the current bull market gets, the more stories you’re likely to read about how this is an awful time to retire. Yes, we’re due for a correction that trims 20 percent or more from stock values. That could be a big problem for people taking withdrawals from investment portfolios, ...

Timing is everything in feud over leaving table

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have a disagreement about when a person should be allowed to get up from the table. We have an 8-month-old son whom we both want to grow up to have good manners. We know he’ll soon be out of his high chair and become squirmy and not want to stay seated. My wife was ...

For a veggie-packed frittata, bring broccoli

A frittata is a hearty brunch option but is often loaded with potatoes, cheese, and sausage or bacon. For a more nutritious version, we nixed the meat and swapped out potatoes for broccoli. To make a substantial, veggie-packed frittata, we used a dozen eggs and a full 4 cups of broccoli, ...

A look inside the dramatic Trump-Cohen rift

NEW YORK (AP) — For Michael Cohen and Donald Trump, it’s always been about money and loyalty. Those were guiding principles for Cohen when he served as more than just a lawyer for Trump during the developer’s rise from celebrity to president-elect. Cohen brokered deals for the Trump ...

7 arrested in protest over torn-down statue

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Seven people were arrested Saturday at a rally calling for a century-old Confederate statue at the University of North Carolina to be returned after it was yanked down five days ago. About a dozen people carrying Confederate flags were met by dozens of protesters ...

Ohio fall hunting seasons to begin

COLUMBUS (AP) — Fall hunting seasons begin next month in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the early waterfowl season for hunting Canada goose and teal begins Sept. 1. The fall hunting seasons for squirrel, dove, rail, snipe and gallinule in Ohio also open that ...

Judge sends suspect in sheriff death back to mental facility

HUNTINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a man accused of fatally shooting a sheriff in 2013 is returning to a psychiatric hospital for further evaluation. Kanawha County Prosecutor Chuck Miller tells The Herald-Dispatch that a Cabell County circuit judge Thursday returned Tennis Melvin Maynard to ...

Celebrated Vietnam POW, presidential candidate John McCain dies at age 81

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential nomination, died Saturday after battling ...

Governor appoints justices

CHARLESTON — The former speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates is getting a new title, as is the congressman for West Virginia's 3rd Congressional District. Tim Armstead, a 20-year member of the House and its speaker for the last four years, and Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., were ...

Avenatti visits New Hampshire as he mulls 2020 bid

GREENFIELD, N.H. (AP) — An attorney who has bedeviled President Donald Trump during the past year over his personal relationships and immigration policies made a presidential pitch of his own to Democratic voters in New Hampshire on Sunday. Michael Avenatti, who represents adult film ...

Giuliani befuddles ‘Meet the Press’ talking hazards of Trump interview

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Truth isn’t truth,” says President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, explaining why he’s wary about pushing the president into an interview that he says could be a perjury trap. Giuliani’s statement is reminiscent of a comment from another Trump ...

Cuomo says Trump fools the country, but not New York

NEW YORK (AP) — In a searing speech from the pulpit of a black church, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a Brooklyn congregation on Sunday that Donald Trump is a “slick salesman” who fooled many people in this country, but the Democrat said the Republican president hasn’t fooled New ...

Enough is enough

During the weekend of Aug. 4-5 (and the preceding Friday night), 12 Chicagoans were shot dead, and 62 others were shot and wounded, the Chicago Tribune reported. Before that week’s mayhem, 1,718 Chicagoans had been shot since the beginning of the year, and 306 had been murdered. Adding to ...

Finding the right words

DEAR ABBY: What do you say when a friend’s son has committed a horrific crime? Does one say, “I’m sorry” or “Call me,” or merely pat them on the shoulder and move on? Or, what? I know she is suffering and blames herself for his crime. How do I even approach her? I knew her quite ...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ shines at the box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Glitz won over guns as the gilded romance “Crazy Rich Asians” debuted at No. 1 in North American theaters this weekend, surpassing industry expectations and beating out action-packed fare like “Mile 22.” Warner Bros. estimates that the film earned $25.2 million ...

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas make engagement official

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s official for Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. The two on Saturday announced on their respective Instagram accounts they are engaged. Each posted the same picture, a close-up of them gazing lovingly at each other, an engagement ring on Chopra’s finger. The two are in ...

Ariana Grande tears up as she recalls Manchester tragedy

NEW YORK (AP) — The very mention of Manchester still brings Ariana Grande to tears. The singer cried during an interview Friday with Ebro for Beats 1 on Apple Music as she shared thoughts on the 2017 concert in England, when a suicide bomber killed 22 people. She said that terrorists ...

Backstreet Boys fans receive minor injuries during storm

THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma casino says 14 people suffered cuts and bruises when a powerful rainstorm toppled entrance trusses and disrupted the start of an outdoor concert by the Backstreet Boys. Kym Koch-Thompson, spokeswoman for the WinStar World Casino and Resort, says the ...