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  • Race, family and history converge in ‘Heaven, My Home’

    “Heaven, My Home” (Mulholland), by Attica Locke Race, family and history converge in Attica Locke’s second intense novel about African American Texas Ranger Darren Mathews. In this new series, as she has done in her previous novels, Locke skillfully packs “Heaven, My Home” with realistic and, at times, uncomfortable situations as she depicts complicated characters. […]
  • The New York Times faces questions over Kavanaugh story

    NEW YORK (AP) — Between an offensive tweet and a significant revision, The New York Times’ handling of a new sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh attracted almost as much attention as the accusation itself. The story also gave President Donald Trump and his allies fresh ammunition in his campaign against the […]
  • The Latest: First hearing set on Purdue bankruptcy

    The Latest on Purdue Pharmas bankruptcy filing (all times local): 4 p.m. A judge will need to decide whether lawsuits against members of the Sackler family that owns Purdue Pharma can go ahead with the company seeking bankruptcy protection. But at a hearing Tuesday in White Plains, New York, Judge Robert Drain is scheduled to […]
  • Pakistan to open border crossing for India Sikhs in November

    KARTARPUR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials said Monday that a much-awaited visa-free border crossing for Sikh pilgrims from India will be ready by early November, allowing thousands of pilgrims to easily visit a Sikh shrine just inside Pakistan each day. The Pakistani project director, Atif Majid, told reporters at the shrine that all arrangements will […]
  • Review: ‘Letters from Hollywood’ is a movie nerd’s dream

    “Letters from Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American Moviemaking,” published by Abrams, compiled and edited by Rocky Lang and Barbara Hall Paul Newman passes on an offer to co-star with Barbra Streisand in “Funny Girl,” saying he can’t carry a tune or dance. Col. Tom Parker suggests a story line for a movie […]
  • Half of the 147 tigers rescued from Thai temple have died

    BANGKOK (AP) — More than half the tigers rescued three years ago from a Buddhist temple in Thailand where they served as a popular tourist attraction have died of disease, wildlife officials said Monday. The tigers were vulnerable to illness because of inbreeding, leading to laryngeal paralysis causing respiratory failure, said national parks official Patarapol […]
  • Sudan says cholera outbreak kills 7, dozens infected

    CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s Health Ministry says at least seven people have died from a cholera outbreak over the past three weeks in a southeastern province. It says dozens have been infected in the outbreak in the Blue Nile province. No cases have been reported in other provinces. Authorities say 16 of Sudan’s 18 provinces […]
  • Liz Weston: The 6 biggest retirement mistakes, and 1 defense

    One of the biggest retirement mistakes you can make is not realizing what you don’t know. I regularly hear from people in or near retirement who misunderstand how Social Security works, dramatically underestimate life expectancies or fail to plan for big expenses, such as long-term care or taxes. These aren’t folks looking for advice. They’ve […]
  • India searches for 35 tourists in river after boat capsizes

    HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Indian navy divers on Monday joined a massive search for 35 Indian tourists missing after a double-decker sightseeing boat capsized in a flooded river in southern India, drowning at least 12 people. Andhra Pradesh state Home Minister M. Sucharitha said authorities closed the sluice gates of a river barrage to prevent […]
  • Can Purdue Pharma’s opioid settlement win judge’s approval?

    BOSTON (AP) — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has embarked on a multibillion-dollar plan to settle thousands of lawsuits over the nation’s deadly opioid crisis by transforming itself in bankruptcy court into a sort of hybrid between a business and a charity. Whether the company can pull it off remains to be seen, especially with about […]