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If you’re tired of the dysfunction in Washington — the backbiting, the questioning of motives, the failure to agree on much of anything, the one-upmanship, the allegations about a “stolen” presidential election, Russian “collusion,” the posturing and boorish behavior, how about ...

Chobani expands despite turmoil

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — The founder and CEO of Chobani has no regrets about moving his Greek yogurt company to south-central Idaho, a region embroiled in the national debate over refugee resettlement that spread to company boycotts by far-right bloggers and conspiracy theorists. “I hear the ...

Woman loses attraction to boyfriend due to hair loss

Dear Abby: My physical attraction to my boyfriend has significantly diminished due to his baldness. I know this may seem shallow, but I have lost all interest in intimate contact with him. When I look at his bald head or he rests his head on my shoulder, it literally makes my stomach lurch! ...

Federal legal issues block marijuana research

Dear Dr. Roach: In a recent column on secondhand marijuana smoke, you said, “... current regulations make high-quality research on marijuana and its effects very difficult to do in this country.” What kind of regulations are these? Where does the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

Buying back guns doesn’t address issue

There are too many guns on the streets of York. That much is obvious to anyone who is paying attention. After all, there have been more than a dozen shootings in the city since June, with the latest coming as a 15-year-old from Dallastown was robbed Wednesday afternoon. So when the York ...

Two very American heroes

Before the Texas church shooter encountered any police officers, he was run off a highway and dead. He had been shot and chased by two private citizens who took it upon themselves to respond to a heinous crime when no one with a badge was anywhere to be found. The church shooting in ...

Ticker

Tencent buys 12 percent stake in Snap The Chinese internet company Tencent has acquired a 12 percent stake in Snap, with the social media company struggling to boost user growth. Tencent runs the WeChat messaging app, as well as online payment platforms and games. Earlier this year, it ...

Ministers talk APEC summit

DANANG, Vietnam — Foreign and trade ministers of 21 Pacific Rim economies meeting in Danang, Vietnam, appeared to be struggling for a consensus on open markets and other strategic issues ahead of a regional summit, as their hosts appealed for cooperation. A news conference planned for late ...

Police: Trooper saved his own life

A Pennsylvania State Police trooper who was shot several times during a traffic stop likely saved his own life by applying a tourniquet to his leg before help arrived, authorities said Wednesday as they released more details of the violent confrontation along a busy highway. Cpl. Seth Kelly, ...

Boy with rare disease gets new skin with gene therapy

LONDON — Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for most of his body in a desperate attempt to save his life. Two years later, the doctors report the boy is doing so well that he doesn’t need any ...

Climate change questioned

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s choice to head the Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that she believes climate change exists, but said she cannot determine whether humans are the primary cause. Speaking at her Senate confirmation hearing, Kirstjen Nielsen said she is ...

Pomp and pageantry for Trump

BEIJING — President Donald Trump nodded appreciatively as China’s Xi Jinping showcased a centuries-old temple in Beijing’s Forbidden City. He clapped along as the two leaders watched a Chinese children’s opera. And the pair shared a traditional tea and salutations of ...

State

KEMPTON Police: Man kills after proposal Authorities say a man strangled a woman and then broke her neck, poked her eyes out and beat her with a hatchet after she rejected his marriage proposal. Thirty-four-year-old Christopher R. Tucker is charged with criminal homicide, first- and ...

Trump officials meet GOP senators on tax bill

WASHINGTON — Top administration officials met privately with Republican senators Wednesday as Senate GOP tax writers put finishing touches on their high-stakes bill cutting levies on people and corporations and reshaping the federal tax code. A day before Senate Finance Committee Chairman ...

GOP says not so fast

NEW YORK — Jubilant Democrats across America are declaring their big election victories in Virginia and New Jersey — their first of the young Trump era — mark the beginning of an anti-Trump surge that could re-shape the balance of power in Congress in 2018. Senate Democratic leader Chuck ...

UN warns of massive famine in Yemen

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Wednesday that unless the Saudi-led military coalition lifts its blockade on Yemen the war-torn nation will face “the largest famine the world has seen for many decades, with millions of victims.” Mark Lowcock told reporters after ...

Nation

Connecticut Hate crime charge sought WEST HARTFORD — The Connecticut NAACP wants a felony hate crime charge immediately filed against a white former college student accused of smearing body fluids on her black roommate’s belongings. Close to 100 people attended a rally held by the ...

World

Egypt El-Sissi warns Iran to stop ‘meddling’ SHARM EL-SHEIKH — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says Iran must stop “meddling” in the region’s affairs, saying he does not want war and that crises can be resolved by dialogue, but that the security of Arab Gulf countries ...

TasteFood: Short ribs take two days, but are worth the wait

I won’t lie: These short ribs take two days to make. Now, before you roll your eyes, just hear me out. Most of the time you will have little to do in the food prep department, because the ribs will take care of themselves, braising in the oven or marinating in the refrigerator. You will be ...

Iron Maiden singer Dickinson writes about bullying, cancer and flying

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Dickin­son used to think that writing an autobiography should come at the end of his career. A bout with throat cancer changed his mind. After his recovery, the Iron Maiden frontman began writing his life story, filling up a stack of legal pads in longhand, which has ...