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Dear Annie: Get out of abusive situation NOW!

Dear Annie: I have never felt the need to write in until I read the letter from “Please Help Guide Me,” who is despairing about how her husband of one and a half years is abusive to her and her daughter. My heart was breaking for her, and my blood was boiling. She sounds depressed and ...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Mercury and Saturn Throw Shade Mercury and Saturn throw shade in the sky today, suggesting that our outlook is more susceptible to influence. And because we are only human, wired with a stronger impetus to avoid pain than to seek happiness, fear will have a longer shadow and things will seem ...

Facebook suspends thousands of apps but user impact unclear

Facebook said Friday that it has suspended "tens of thousands" of apps made by about 400 developers as part of an investigation following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The announcement came the same day that unsealed legal documents in Massachusetts disclosed that Facebook had suspended ...

History

Local History 50 years ago: Circulation manager of the Journal, Norman Schow, left for New York City to attend a seminar at Columbia University. 10 years ago: George Glotzbach donated an original Wanda Gag lithograph called “Squash and Flowers” to the Ulmer Museum, in Germany. 5 ...

Local Outlook

Isolated showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 8 a.m. today. Patchy fog between 8 and 9 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of ...

Fresh US-China trade worries erase early gains for stocks

Wall Street closed out a volatile week with losses Friday as investors worried that upcoming trade talks aimed at resolving the costly trade war between Washington and Beijing could be in trouble. The selling, which erased modest early gains for the market, snapped a three-week win streak for ...

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is getting out of the vaping business. The nation's largest retailer said Friday that it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam's Clubs in the U.S. when it sells out its current inventory. The nation's largest retailer said the move ...

‘I want a future’: Global youth protests urge climate action

NEW YORK (AP) — Young people afraid for their futures protested around the globe Friday to implore leaders to tackle climate change, turning out by the hundreds of thousands to insist that the warming world can't wait any longer. Marches, rallies and demonstrations were held from Canberra ...

People in the News

Julie Andrews to receive American Film Institute honor LOS ANGELES (AP) — The American Film Institute is honoring Julie Andrews with its Life Achievement Award. The organization said Friday that Andrews will receive the award at the Gala Tribute on April 25 in Los Angeles. It will be ...

Trump, in call, urged Ukraine to investigate Biden’s son

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. Democrats condemned what they saw as a clear effort to damage a political rival, now at the heart of ...

Trudeau’s support holds after apology for wearing brownface

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged Friday that he let down his supporters — and all Canadians of color — by appearing years ago in brownface and blackface. Yet the scandal's fallout may be limited in a country without the harsh and still-divisive racial ...

International

A year in the ice: Scientists set sail on Arctic expedition BERLIN (AP) — An international team of researchers set off Friday on the biggest and most complex expedition ever attempted in the central Arctic, a yearlong journey they hope will sharpen the scientific models that underpin ...

National

Bus with Chinese-speaking tourists crashes in Utah; 4 dead SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A bus carrying Chinese-speaking tourists crashed on the way to a national park in Utah, killing four people and critically injuring as many as 15 others, authorities said Friday. It appears the driver might ...

Minnesota

Death of Watertown woman in crash being investigated as homicide WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — Police say the death of a Watertown woman who was killed in a crash is being investigated as a homicide. Authorities say a 16-year-old Moorhead, Minnesota boy was going more than 100 mph when he crashed ...

Police: 6,000 climate strikers gather in St. Paul

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A crowd estimated by police at 6,000 gathered at the state Capitol in St. Paul as part of a global wave of mass protests to demand action against climate change. The Star Tribune reports that some of the young people who skipped school Friday to participate were ...

Trump proposal could cut off food stamps to 35K in state

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota food pantry officials are opposing a federal proposal that could take away food stamp benefits from more than 35,000 state residents. The Trump administration in July proposed closing what it calls "a loophole" that automatically deems some people eligible who ...

US to send troops to Saudi Arabia, UAE

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday announced it will deploy additional U.S. troops and missile defense equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as President Donald Trump has at least for now put off any immediate military strike on Iran in response to the attack on the ...

American, Australian luminaries gather at White House dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — A glittering crowd of American and Australian luminaries gathered under the stars in the White House Rose Garden on Friday, resolutely "celebrating" even as serious matters of national security and presidential politics combined to cast a cloud over President Donald ...

Warren’s momentum spurs new attacks from 2020 rivals

Elizabeth Warren has enjoyed a heady summer of massive crowds and endless selfie lines as she steadily climbs in Democratic presidential primary polls. With the apparent success comes a new reality: She's now a prime target for rivals and their supporters. Some of the offensives are direct, ...

Dear Annie: Rising above bullying

Dear Annie: My 81-year-old mother lives in Florida with her same-age boyfriend of 10 years in a 55-plus community, which requires residents to maintain the interior and exterior of their home. I live in Ohio and fly down periodically to maintain this property. I also stay there. My last visit, ...