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Hundreds celebrate 'Brocktober' with 7-year-old battling brain cancer

A mother’s request for Halloween cards to be sent to her sick son has give

Lifestyle
The Latest: Crews protecting LA-area observatory from fire

SANTA ROSA, Calif. –  The Latest on California wildfires (all times l

News
Taliban kills over 70 people in attacks across Afghanistan, official says

At least 71 people were killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday in a series of attacks

Politics
Second Amendment Cake – Part Two

In Part One I looked at the old adage “You can have your cake and eat it t

Outdoors
Nine-year-old completes 'triple crown' of thru-hiking, says his 'feet are happy to be done'

Christian Thomas certainly deserves a rest day — preferrably at his favori

Entertainment
Ron Chernow's latest historical subject: Ulysses Grant

NEW YORK –  As he began work on what became a thousand-page biography

News

News
Taliban kills over 70 people in attacks across Afghanistan, official says

At least 71 people were killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday in a series of attacks orchestrated by the Taliban, the country's deputy interior minister said.   ...

Murdered reporter, Daphne Caruana Galizia, made many enemies

The car bombing of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia sent shock waves throughout the small Mediterranean nation Monday, as officials tried to figure...

Atlanta mom charged with murder after allegedly putting 2 young sons in oven

An Atlanta woman was charged with murder after she allegedly put her two young sons in an oven and turned it on sometime between Thursday and Friday last week.   ...

Business

Business
'Shark Tank' entrepreneur found dead in Philadelphia river

The body of the entrepreneur behind the phone application “EmergenSee” was discovered Thursday in a Philadelphia river, ABC 30 reported.   The...

Tesla fires hundreds of employees

Somewhere between 400 and 700 employees of electric-vehicle maker Tesla were fired this week after their performance reviews, according to a published report.   ...

SpaceX is getting really good at launching and landing recycled rockets

When some fella called Elon Musk pondered the idea all those years ago of launching a rocket, landing it, and flying it again, some folks likely scoffed, while others per...

Lifestyle

Lifestyle
Hundreds celebrate 'Brocktober' with 7-year-old battling brain cancer

A mother’s request for Halloween cards to be sent to her sick son has given way to the birth of “Brocktober,” with hundreds lining up to help the 7-year...

The Latest: Crews protecting LA-area observatory from fire

SANTA ROSA, Calif. –  The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):   6:45 a.m. Helicopters are making water drops as crews working in st...

Drone hits passenger jet in Canada, the first time it's happened

A passenger jet in Quebec City collided with a drone, the first incident of its kind in Canada and one that prompted a message from the Canadian government reiterating dr...

Outdoors

Outdoors
Nine-year-old completes 'triple crown' of thru-hiking, says his 'feet are happy to be done'

Christian Thomas certainly deserves a rest day — preferrably at his favorite Chinese restaurant.   On Sept. 18, upon completing a 1,200 mile hike of the ...

Rattlesnake bite kills hiker at Colorado park

A hiker bitten by a four-foot long rattlesnake Saturday died hours after the incident at a Colorado park, officials said.   Daniel Hohs, 31, was at the Mount G...

So, What Exactly is a Bump Stock?

At 10:08 pm on Sunday, Oct. 1st, a man named Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of some 22,000 people attending a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. Th...

Education

Education
This Day in History - October 17

October 17 1244 – The Sixth Crusade ends when an Egyptian-Khwarezmian force nearly annihilates the Frankish army at Gaza 1346 – During the Battle of Nev...

This Day in History - October 16

October 16 1555 – The Protestant martyrs Bishop Hugh Latimer and Bishop Nicholas Ridley are burned at the stake for heresy in England 1701 – Yale Univer...

This Day in History - October 15

October 15 70 BC – Roman poet, Virgil, is born 1529 – Suleiman and his Ottoman armies end their siege of Vienna and go back to Belgrade 1582 – ...

Politics

Politics
Second Amendment Cake – Part Two

In Part One I looked at the old adage “You can have your cake and eat it too” and compared it to a sort of proverb I saw on social media. There is probably no...

McCain condemns isolationist politics, calls it 'unpatriotic'

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., delivered speech Monday night that criticized politicians supporting the new movement of "half-baked" solationist politics.  ...

Don't Be Afraid

We're approaching Halloween, and at this time of year, we try very hard to scare ourselves, scare our friends, family, and even children all in a sense of good, albei...

Sports

Sports
Dodgers top Cubs in Game 1 of NL title series

LOS ANGELES –  Although Clayton Kershaw once again failed to dominate in a postseason start, these Los Angeles Dodgers don't need one guy to carry them. ...

The NFL vs Real Problems

Okay, full disclosure. I do not watch the NFL. I have not seen any player, coach, owner, or anyone else, kneel during the National Anthem. Many years ago, I grew tire...

How a generation of young athletes became addicted to heroin

On Aug. 2, Lee’s father and stepmother found him on the floor of their basement. He hadn’t responded when they called him for dinner, so they went searching f...

Entertainment

Entertainment
Ron Chernow's latest historical subject: Ulysses Grant

NEW YORK –  As he began work on what became a thousand-page biography of Ulysses S. Grant, Ron Chernow knew he was joining a very old argument.   &q...

Fewer than 20 da Vinci paintings survive. This one will soon have a new fate

A painting will hit the block at Christie's in New York on Nov. 15, and it's tough to say what's more interesting: that it could fetch $100 million, or the st...

Judith Light says living apart from her husband of 32 years is 'the best'

Judith Light believes having a long-distance relationship with her husband of 32 years, Robert Desiderio, is the secret behind their lasting, loving marriage.   ...

Technology

Technology
How to check if someone has read your email

You write an email. No reply. You send another email. No reply. You’re halfway through a third email and you stop. What happened to the first two? Junk folder? Were...

Tech Q&A: Spy apps, email receipts, secret scanners and more

Nosy apps   Q: I think someone put a spy program on my phone. Are there programs that will secretly record and send my texts, pics and phone calls to anot...

Facebook, Google, Twitter: How tech giants are involved in the Russia investigation

As congressional lawmakers investigate Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election, they are looking at social media’s function in the spread of misinform...

Religion

Religion
ERASING THE LINE OF FORGIVENESS

I don’t think I’m alone when it comes to drawing lines of forgiveness- places where I’ve made up my mind that I can forgive anything but that. Forgiv...

Egypt Needs A Girl's Day

Coptic Christian girls are being kidnapped by Salafists at record numbers, according to a recent article by World Watch Monitor. A former Islamic kidnapper, identified as...

The Hope of Joy in Sorrow

Anyone who has ever read my words or shared conversation and coffee with me or heard my music knows that I have a fascination with the parallel the psalmist, David, makes...

Weather

Weather
Nate to unleash heavy rain, threaten urban flooding across Northeast Monday

Nate will unleash a soaking but heavy rain across the Northeast Monday, raising the risk for flooding across the region. After making two landfalls along the central G...

Nate makes 2nd landfall in Mississippi, weakens while spreading heavy rainfall inland

Hurricane Nate made a second landfall early Sunday in Mississippi, the first hurricane to make landfall in the state since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, after cutting a dead...

Hurricane Nate: Storm powers across Gulf, toward US

Gathering strength as it arrived in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday night, Tropical Storm Nate intensified early Saturday to Hurricane Nate, the National Hurricane Center re...