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Elvis house, Marilyn dresses, JFK radio up for auction

TUPELO, Miss. — Years before Elvis Presley became the King of Rock and Roll, the story goes, he lived in a small house up a hill from his elementary school in northeastern Mississippi and played with other kids in a nearby field. Fans now have a chance to buy that old home and land. The ...

Family of late ‘Crocodile Hunter’ back

NEW YORK — Crikey! The Irwin family is returning to television’s Animal Planet, 11 years after the death of “The Crocodile Hunter” star and family patriarch Steve Irwin. The network said Wednesday that Irwin’s widow, Terri, and children Bindi and Robert will reappear on Animal ...

Horoscope

Today’s Birthday (Oct. 19) A relationship flourishes and love inspires you. The way you express yourself is developing in magical and most effective ways. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Talk is cheap, and some will say anything to go to the next stage in the relationships with you and/or your ...

Extreme hoarding poses risk to mom’s house, health

Dear Abby: My 36-year-old son lives with me, which benefits both of us. I am retired and his income helps. The problem I’m having is he hoards garbage. It’s terrible. There’s garbage on his bed, and it has reached the ceiling in other parts of the room. This has been going on for many ...

Decongestion therapy for lymphatic drainage works best

Dear Dr. Roach: I have lymphedema in my right leg. From the knee to the bottom of my foot, my leg is swollen and red, and always in pain. I’ve had it for over two years. I’ve seen several different doctors, with no help. They say that if they knew what is causing it, maybe they could do ...

Meditation

“And he said to them, Why are you fearful, O you of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.” — Matthew 8:26 Let Jesus calm the storms of your life.

Somalia: Painful reminder

Islamic terrorists proved Saturday they retain the ability and the bloodlust to commit massive atrocities. Using a bomb mounted on a truck, the al-Shabab organization, linked to al-Qaida, killed 276 people in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. More than 300 others were injured. Such bomb ...

Are the rich paying their fair share?

Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation. Today some politicians argue that the rich must pay their fair share and label the proposed changes in tax law as tax cuts for the rich. Let’s look at who ...

Trump’s health care history

The story of Donald Trump and health coverage rightly starts with the story of Donald Trump and William Trump. William was born in 1999, fighting for his life. He suffered seizures, and his breathing stopped twice. William’s medical bills were enormous. That’s when Donald tried to remove ...

Ticker

Record highs for major US stock indexes A day of modest gains on Wall Street resulted in more milestones for U.S. stocks Wednesday as the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 23,000 points for the first time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index and Nasdaq composite also ...

Recall

Ford recalling about 1.3M vehicles for door issue Ford is recalling about 1.3 million 2015-17 F-150 and 2017 Super Duty vehicles in North America because of potential door problems. The company said Wednesday that in some vehicles a frozen door latch or bent or kinked actuation cable may ...

How to appeal to Amazon

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia is highlighting its bike lanes and LGBT-friendly ratings, while Pittsburgh is touting its manageable cost of living and signature sandwich freebies. Communities around Pennsylvania are hoping to become the site of Amazon’s much-vaunted second headquarters, with ...

Natural gas tax gets life in Pa. House

HARRISBURG — The potential for a tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas production gained new life Wednesday, as a bill emerged from a state House committee and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf urged leaders of the Republican-controlled chamber to speed it to a floor vote. Wolf, who has long sought the ...

Court rules on business tax dispute

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s highest court is throwing out an element of the state’s business loss carry-over tax deduction, a case with implications for the state’s finances. The state Supreme Court on Wednesday said the Revenue Department doesn’t have to refund $3.9 million to ...

Gunman shoots five co-workers in Md.

EDGEWOOD, Md. — A man with a lengthy criminal past who showed up for work at a countertop company on Wednesday and shot five of his co-workers has been arrested, authorities said. Three of them were killed and two critically wounded. Less than two hours later, Radee Labeeb Prince drove to a ...

Tax break would favor corporations

WASHINGTON — Millions of Americans would lose a prized tax break under President Donald Trump’s sweeping revamp of the tax code, but corporations would get to keep it. The Republican proposal would eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes, a widely popular break used by ...

Allegheny Health Network reveals $1B expansion

PITTSBURGH — High­mark Health will spend $1 billion to expand its Allegheny Health Network hospital chain, including a new 160-bed hospital in Pittsburgh’s North Hills suburbs, four smaller neighborhood hospitals and renovations to existing hospitals, the Pittsburgh-based company announced ...

Family: Trump showed ‘disrespect’

MIAMI — President Donald Trump emphatically rejected claims Wednesday that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier, as the firestorm he ignited over his assertions of empathy for American service members spread into a third contentious day. “I have proof,” he ...

Nation briefs

Michigan Man sentenced in theft from casket FLINT — A community advocate in Michigan has been ordered not to attend open casket funerals as part of a plea deal reached in a theft case. Art Wenzlaff, 76, was accused of taking a Detroit Pistons hat, a Timex watch and two bowling alley ...

World briefs

Brazil Schools to augment meals with pellets SAO PAULO — Some public schools in Brazil’s biggest city will begin augmenting meals for children with pellets made of reprocessed food items that were close to expiration. Sao Paulo Mayor Joao Doria said Wednesday he expects several ...