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Student is state winner for Doodle 4 Google competition

BECKLEY (AP) — A Beckley Elementary School kindergarten student may have the opportunity to have her artwork displayed on Google’s homepage after she was recognized last Thursday as the state’s “Doodle 4 Google” winner. Landrey Gwinn is one of 53 winners with her doodle ...

Harvard prof speaks on food history

CHARLESTON (AP) — As America has changed, so has its dinner tables. Harvard University Professor Joyce E. Chaplin centered a lecture, “Delicious! Setting the Table for a Food Exhibit,” at the University of Charleston on American food around a surviving menu from a 1910 Harvard University ...

Student passes citizenship test

HUNTINGTON (AP) — Home is not always where you lay your head at night or the house you grew up in. Sometimes you have to cross oceans to find it. Just ask David Crawley. The Marshall University senior has traveled across the Atlantic and through the mountains of West Virginia to find his ...

Auctioneer says he’s tried to be honest salesman

BECKLEY (AP) — Nearing 90 years old, Buddy Light still moves well. The Monroe County man still takes care of cattle and the land on which he was born, but what hasn’t slowed a bit is his mouth. Wearing his staple white straw hat, Light’s mouth jumps, dives and vibrates as he ...

National parks draw 1.7M visitors to West Virginia in 2017

GLEN JEAN (AP) — A new report shows the national parks in West Virginia drew 1.7 million visitors last year. The National Park Service report said visitors to the state’s national parks in 2017 spent $72.8 million in nearby communities, resulting in economic output totaling $84 ...

Museum on broken relationships opens

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Dolls, a memory jar, a magnifying glass, a used condom: Each a memento of heartbreak contributed by an anonymous contributor to the Museum of Broken Relationships, an eccentric display in Kosovo. The travelling exhibition — tied to a permanent tourist attraction in ...

How to cook bone-in ham with well-balanced glaze

Heating and glazing a cured ham seems effortless, but many recipes yield leathery meat in an overly sweet glaze. America’s Test Kitchen wanted to guarantee moist meat in a nuanced glaze. Bone-in hams, labeled “with natural juices,” have the best flavor, and spiral-sliced ones make ...

Bride is drowning in details of planning beach wedding

DEAR ABBY: My fiance and I are looking forward to being married soon. The problem is, he wants a traditional wedding with bridesmaids and groomsmen, and I prefer a wedding at the courthouse. I’m not good at planning parties, and we have almost no budget to work with. We will be paying for ...

Panhandlers: No more money after ban

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The crudely lettered sign is written on a piece of cardboard. “Homeless vet needs help.” Most drivers appear to ignore the bearded man holding it as they nudge past him to exit the Lowe’s parking lot along Skibo Road. But persistence pays off for Craig ...

Uncle Sam’s deadly cancer screening advice

Beware. Many breast and prostate cancer patients are getting diagnosed late in the game because of Obamacare’s skimpy cancer screening regulations. Remember when President Obama repeatedly told Americans that greedy doctors were overtesting and overtreating them, and federal rules were needed ...

Talk of a Nobel is premature

If President Donald Trump’s incendiary threats have actually frightened the “dear respected comrade” Kim Jong Un into laying down his nuclear arsenal, he will deserve the Nobel Peace Prize his fans are demanding. But the suits in Oslo might want to hold off before awarding another ...

In Kentucky, an early test of teachers’ new political power

MOUNT VERNON, Ky. (AP) — Six years ago, Hannah Laswell made phone calls, knocked on doors and posted videos on Facebook to get Republican Jonathan Shell elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives. Shell is now one of the most powerful lawmakers in the state. But Laswell is now a ...

Second Dem senator publicly backing Trump’s CIA pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second Democratic senator has announced his support for President Donald Trump’s CIA nominee. Joe Donnelly of Indiana says in a statement Saturday that he made his decision after “a tough, frank and extensive discussion” with Gina Haspel, the spy agency’s acting ...

Trump wants negotiations with California concerning auto gas mileage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Addressing a key concern for manufacturers, President Donald Trump has instructed his administration to explore negotiations with California on achieving a single fuel economy standard for the nation during a meeting with auto industry executives. The president met with top ...

Bloomberg warns of ‘epidemic of dishonesty’

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are facing an “epidemic of dishonesty” in Washington that’s more dangerous than terrorism or communism. That’s according to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who warned in a commencement speech on Saturday at Texas’ Rice University that “an ...

Paul Ryan: Trump will be an asset for Republicans

MILWAUKEE (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday he thinks President Donald Trump will be an asset to GOP candidates this fall in states like Wisconsin that he narrowly won, even as he warned fellow Republicans that a “blue wave” could wipe out advancements made during his ...

Portrait of a casino: Back in the black after 40 years

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When Resorts became the first casino in the United States to open outside Nevada, gamblers overwhelmed it. Cars streamed into Atlantic City on May 26, 1978, and throngs waited in line for blocks on the famous Boardwalk. People bought tickets for buffets they had no ...

Authorities: Man repeatedly stabs young son during standoff

NORTH VERSAILLES, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man repeatedly stabbed and critically injured his 4-year-old son during a standoff with police that ended when officers stormed the home, authorities said Saturday. North Versailles police had initially gone to the home just before 10 p.m. Friday ...

Bullies a hard reality for some senior citizens

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The unwanted were turned away from cafeteria tables. Fistfights broke out at karaoke. Dances became breeding grounds for gossip and cruelty. It became clear this place had a bullying problem on its hands. What many found surprising was that the perpetrators and victims ...

Giuliani confounds, contradicts as he defends Trump in media

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s new attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is delivering confounding and at times contradictory statements as he tries to lessen the legal burdens on his client from an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and a $130,000 hush payment to a ...