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Dear Annie: Everyone deserves to be wanted

Dear Annie: I'm not sure whether there is any advice you can give me, but here goes. I am a 23-year-old gay man. I have been living with my 56-year-old boyfriend, "Bob," for the past four years. I love Bob but am no longer in love with him. I would like to move out but don't make very much ...

Horoscopes By Holiday

A perk of living alone is that you have greater control over your attention when you're home and can focus on what pleases you. A perk of living with others is that you never know what disturbance or delight is coming to keep you on your toes. Whatever your living arrangement, celebrate that ...

International

Woman’s win of nursing home money a rarity in aging Japan TOKYO (AP) — When her stay at the glamorous Grancreer residence turned into a nightmare of disrupted sleep and difficulties with the staff, retired harpist Yumi Makino opted out, and after a two-year legal battle got her deposit ...

National

Man, 83, executed for judge’s 1989 mail-bomb slaying ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate convicted of the mail-bomb slaying of a federal judge during a wave of Southern terror in 1989 was executed Thursday as the oldest prisoner put to death in the U.S. in modern times. Walter Leroy ...

Minnesota

Sheriff: Video shows slaying suspect at Iowa store BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have released new video of a Minnesota woman suspected of killing her husband and then a woman in southwest Florida. The surveillance video shows 56-year-old Lois Riess at a Kum & Go ...

People in the News

Howard commencement to feature Boseman WASHINGTON (AP) — The "Black Panther" is returning to his alma mater to give the commencement address at Howard University. The university announced Wednesday that Chadwick Boseman will give the keynote address at Howard's 150th commencement ...

Southwest Airlines sought more time

For engine inspections By DAVID KOENIG and CLAUDIA LAUER Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect jet-engine fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an accident that left a passenger dead. The airline ...

10 days old, she makes Senate history in her pink cap

By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Tiny Maile Pearl made Senate history Thursday without making a sound. The tightly wrapped 10-day-old baby, brought to the well of the chamber by her mother, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, became the first newborn to appear there, just ...

Reports: Wells Fargo to be fined $1B as early as Friday

By KEN SWEET AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators plan to fine Wells Fargo as much as $1 billion as early as Friday for abuses tied to its auto-lending and mortgage businesses, The New York Times and other news outlets reported, citing unnamed sources. The potential $1 ...

Some GOP officials urge charges for women who get abortions

By KIMBERLEE KRUESI Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such laws are likely unconstitutional. In Idaho, ...

Attacks increase significantly at prison

OAK PARK HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — Attacks on employees and inmates are on the rise at a Minnesota prison that houses the state's most violent offenders. Inmates at Oak Park Heights assaulted 10 employees in a single weekend last month, resulting in hospitalizations. The assaults amounted to ...

Comey memo: Trump complained about Flynn’s ‘judgment issues’

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and Trump's chief of staff asked days later ...

Files show rising alarm in Prince’s circle as health failed

By AMY FORLITI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of Prince's closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction — yet none were able to give investigators the insight ...

Raul Castro retires as Cuban president

Outlines future By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and ANDREA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro turned over Cuba's presidency Thursday to a 57-year-old successor he said would hold power until 2031, a plan that would place the state the Castro brothers founded and ruled for ...

2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK AP National Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer. He thought nothing of it when he and his childhood friend and business partner, Donte ...

Stocks post first loss of the week as tech companies drop

By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer Losses among technology and consumer products companies weighed on U.S. stocks Thursday, snapping a three-day winning streak for the market. Banks bucked the trend, rising along with bond yields. Energy companies also eked out a slight gain, despite a ...

Trump: Prisoner of the War Party?

“Ten days ago, President Trump was saying ‘the United States should withdraw from Syria.’ We convinced him it was necessary to stay.” Thus boasted French President Emmanuel Macron Saturday, adding, “We convinced him it was necessary to stay for the long term.” Is the U.S. ...

Trump’s message to Syria a muddled one

President Trump was right to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad with airstrikes on Friday. Some have said that the bombing campaign didn’t go far enough, and I’m sympathetic to that argument. Empty buildings in the middle of the night are useful targets if you want to demonstrate ...

International

Social security protest leads to clashes in Nicaragua MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A protest over social security changes in Nicaragua has led to clashes between opponents of the measure and government backers. Hundreds of activists, elderly people and others were demonstrating Wednesday ...

National

3 former US Army soldiers convicted in contract killing NEW YORK (AP) — A former U.S. Army sniper and two other ex-American soldiers were convicted Wednesday in the contract killing of a real estate agent in the Philippines for an international crime boss who thought the woman had cheated ...

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