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What are my financial must-do’s as a newlywed?

An occupational hazard of dispensing personal finance advice is that money matters are never far from my mind. At wedding ceremonies I wonder whether the couple has shared their credit reports yet or if they plan to use a joint checking account. That’s because I know getting married is not ...

When your emergency fund runs out

You’ve cut spending to the bone, sold excess stuff and hustled every side gig imaginable. But your emergency fund, if it ever existed, is on fumes. What you do next may determine how fast — or even whether — you recover from the setback of losing your job. Denial and desperation prompt ...

Meat and potatoes can be made healthier

Generations of Americans have grown up heralding meat and potatoes as the classic dinner of choice. Who doesn’t love the taste of that time-honored combination, filling our bellies with the comfort of a juicy, fatty steak and fluffy, carby spuds? Just thinking about it is enough to make us ...

Greek tabbouleh salad can be main or side

This is a Mediterranean twist on a classic Middle Eastern bulgur wheat salad, with very approachable flavors. It can be served as a side dish or a main course, and even as part of a creative appetizer or meze spread. It’s also a great portable dish, perfect for bringing to a potluck or ...

Debate when teens are ready to stay at home

DEAR ABBY: I’ve never written to you before, but I’m having a disagreement with my husband. We are taking our daughter out of state to drop her off at college in August. Our twin 15-year-old boys will be starting high school at the same time. My husband thinks we can leave them home alone ...

9/11 Memorial designer to plan shooting memorial

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The architect who designed the 9/11 Memorial in New York has been chosen to create a memorial to honor the nine worshippers gunned down in a racist shooting attack on a South Carolina church. The decision came Saturday on the second anniversary of the massacre at ...

Acquittal in police shooting worries black gun owners

Gerry Martin isn’t sure he will ever tell a police officer during a traffic stop that he has a concealed-weapon permit — and possibly a weapon — on him. The acquittal of a Minnesota officer in the death of a licensed gun owner who volunteered that he had a gun seconds before being ...

Woman who stormed stage at play arrested

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” with a Trump-like character who is assassinated had a boisterous new scene this weekend: an activist who stormed the stage, yelling, “Do you want Trump to be assassinated?” Police said Laura Loomer was arrested ...

Trump goes from regal to rustic at Camp David

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump chose simple over swanky this weekend. Nearly five months into his presidency, Trump flew for the first time Saturday to Camp David, the government-owned retreat in Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains. A frequent weekend traveler, Trump has favored his ...

Trump rolls back some, but not all, changes in U.S.-Cuba relations

MIAMI (AP) — Pressing “pause” on a historic detente, President Donald Trump thrust the U.S. and Cuba back on a path toward open hostility with a blistering denunciation of the island’s communist government. He clamped down on some commerce and travel but left intact many new avenues ...

Source: Scalise shooter had list of names

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others at a congressional baseball practice earlier this week had with him a piece of paper with doodles and the names of three lawmakers, according to a person familiar with the case. The person told The Associated ...

Family files lawsuit in fatal police shooting

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A northwest Ohio village police chief fatally shot an armed man in the back from 70 yards away while the man sat beneath a tree talking to a deputy sheriff just 15 feet away who was trying to end the standoff, according to a federal wrongful death lawsuit by the man’s ...

Bill Cosby to face second sex assault trial after jury deadlocks

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby, the comedian and actor once known as “America’s Dad” for his TV role as paternal Dr. Cliff Huxtable, avoided a conviction on Father’s Day weekend as a jury declared itself hopelessly deadlocked on charges he drugged and molested a woman more than a ...

Indiana to pay firm $100K to handle Pence email requests

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana is paying a law firm $100,000 to help deal with a backlog of public records requests, most of which seek emails from Vice President Mike Pence’s tenure as governor, including correspondence routed through a private AOL.com account he used to conduct state ...

Teens arrested after chase from break-in try at gun store

MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say three teenagers have been arrested after a high-speed chase following an attempted smash-and-grab at an Ohio gun store. WJW-TV reports the chase began early Friday after a state Highway Patrol trooper saw the teens trying to break through the ...

Pens celebrate Cup win with fans during parade

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Stanley Cup championship, the first an NHL team has won back to back in almost 20 years, spawned by far the biggest victory parade of any of the franchise’s five titles. An estimated 650,000 people turned out along a downtown parade route that ...

McIlroy back from injury at this week’s U.S. Open

ERIN, Wis. (AP) — The storms moved in overnight and kept pounding Erin Hills through the morning, closing the course for some three hours with just two practice days remaining before the U.S. Open. No one was happier than Rory McIlroy. “I wasn’t crying when I saw that rain last night ...

Cincinnati Bengals are Andy Dalton’s team to lead

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton got thrown into an uncomfortable role as a rookie in 2011, handed a starting job in a position that calls for leadership. How do you lead a team when you’re not yet sure what to do? “You get in the huddle and there are guys that are 10 years older than ...

Ohio man charged in 2 killings

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A man suspected of killing a mother and her two college-age daughters was charged Tuesday in the deaths of a married couple afterward in another city, a sheriff said. Stark County Sheriff George Maier identified the suspect as 45-year-old George Brinkman Jr., who was ...

Uber recommendations show company was ‘out of control’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's clear from former Attorney General Eric Holder's recommendations on how to fix Uber's dysfunctional management that the male-dominated company grew huge without even the most basic procedures to prevent sexual harassment, bullying and other bad behavior. The ...