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Trio of 2016 GOP candidates are freshman senators — like Obama in '08

Before coming to Washington, Rand Paul was an eye doctor and anti-tax crusader in Kentucky. Marco Rubio was speaker of the Florida House. Ted Cruz was the top appellate lawyer for the state of Texas.

Those jobs would seem to pale beside their ...Read More


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Ann Marie van den Hurk: What to know before hiring marketing, public ...

Business owners juggle many different functions, from bookkeeping to marketing. But most cannot do everything, and that's OK. Most business owners get to the point where they need to hire outside help.

It's a huge step for a business. Bringing ...Read More


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Movie review: Debauchery gets tiresome in 'Saint Laurent'

A flamboyant but hollow exercise in glitz and pizzazz, "Saint Laurent," a biopic covering a formative decade in the life of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent (Gaspard Ulliel), is a riot of colors, hedonism and nonsense. Told in deliberately ...Read More

Health & Spirit

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Playing it safe on bikes, skateboards and in-line skates

LAKE CITY, Minn. -- Learning to ride a bicycle is a part of most childhoods in the U.S. More than 70 percent of children between the ages of 5 and 14 ride bicycles, and 55 percent of those children don't always wear a helmet, according to the ...Read More


Msgr. Lynn remains behind bars pending decision on appeals

PHILADELPHIA -- It's been three weeks since Msgr. William J. Lynn was sent back to prison after the state Supreme Court reinstated his 2012 conviction and sentence for child endangerment in the Catholic Church priest sex abuse scandal.

For the 64...Read More

Senior Living

Social Security Q&A: What is the maximum benefit I can receive?

Q: I'm planning my retirement. What is the maximum Social Security benefit I might receive?

A: The maximum benefit depends on the age you retire and how much you earned in your lifetime. For example, if you retire at age 62 in 2015, your maximum ...Read More


Campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Kamala Harris strikingly similar

It is one of the oddities of this campaign season: In races for two of the most sought-after political offices in the country, two Democratic women are running virtually unchallenged, their tasks boosted and complicated by the veneer of ...Read More

Home & Leisure

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Chevrolet offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Chevrolet and Hyundai will become the first auto brands to offer customers the option of plugging either Google's Android Auto or Apple's CarPay into the touch screen of their vehicle.

The decision, which General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced ...Read More


The Mortgage Professor: Housing bubble? I don't think so

Is another housing price bubble looming?

The question is being asked with increasing frequency and also with great anxiety. The last housing bubble led to a financial crisis followed by a recession.

Many of those commenting on the question, ...Read More


On Gardening: Agastache is an underexposed winner for many gardeners

The agastache comes with a lot of common names like anise hyssop, giant hyssop and hummingbird mint, but, I assure you, "outstanding," will be one of your adjectives if you grow it. About a year ago I wrote about Black Adder which was and still ...Read More


Parents who use cellphones on playgrounds feel guilty, study finds

SEATTLE -- Though not all parents steal glances at their cellphones while watching children at the playground, many of those who do feel guilty about being glued to a screen rather than the monkey bars.

That's according to a new study by ...Read More