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Huckabee lends support to Josh Duggar after molestation allegations

When a tabloid magazine published molestation allegations against Josh Duggar, the reality-show star turned conservative activist, he did not have many defenders. But one emerged on Friday afternoon in Mike Huckabee.

"Janet and I want to affirm ...Read More


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Jeff Stimpson: Handling a nursing home

The health of an elderly parent falters and fails, a home for decades gives way to a hospital room and suddenly the longtime source of family unity and strength can't even live alone anymore. That's a family challenge that often sends adult ...Read More

Health & Spirit

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El Salvador gears up for archbishop's beatification ceremony

SAN SALVADOR -- A troubled El Salvador will pause this weekend from the daily drumbeat of murder and mayhem to observe the elevation toward sainthood of one of the most cherished and controversial religious figures in the Americas, Archbishop ...Read More

Senior Living

Social Security Q&A: How many credits do I need for benefits?

Q: I've only been working for a few years, and I'm wondering how I earn Social Security benefits. What are credits and how many do I need to qualify for benefits?

A: We use your total yearly earnings to calculate your Social Security credits. "...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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Mark Phelan: Five battles the 2016 Chevy Camaro needs to win

The recently unveiled 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will face five key challenges when it goes on sale in the fourth quarter of this year:

-- Performance

-- Fuel economy

-- Ergonomics

-- Styling

-- Interior comfort

If it wins on those fronts, this ...Read More


Mortgage rates edge down: 30-year average at 3.84 percent, Freddie Mac ...

Mortgage rates were little changed this week on mixed news for housing, with Freddie Mac saying the average rate for 30-year conventional loans was 3.84 percent, compared with 3.85 percent a week ago.

Lenders were offering 15-year fixed loans at ...Read More


On Gardening: Elephant ears leave a large footprint in tropical landscape

No matter where you go this summer the tropical look will be hot, and one of the key ingredients for this Caribbean style garden is the elephant ear, the drama queen of the landscape. With leaves that defy logic for their size and proportion vs. ...Read More


Parenting is not a predetermined equation with a predictable outcome

Robert Holmes looks anguished in the photos -- face tense, arms stiff -- walking out of a Centennial, Colo., courtroom, where his son, James, is on trial for committing one of the most grisly mass shootings in American history.

In a distant part ...Read More


Dogs split from the wolf pack earlier than thought, DNA analysis suggests

A new analysis of ancient wolf DNA has shed light on the murky early history of man's best friend, suggesting that dogs split from wolves as many as 27,000 to 40,000 years ago -- not 11,000 to 16,000 years ago, as earlier genome research had ...Read More


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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: There are those who look at things the way they are and ask why ... I dream of things that never were and ask why not? – Robert F. Kennedy

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Science & Technology

3,400 years after her death, scientists track a girl's travels

In 1921, archaeologists exploring an ancient burial mound near Egtved, a village in Denmark, unearthed the grave of a girl estimated to have been 16 to 18 years old when she died.

Not much remained of her body -- only some hair, teeth, nails, and...Read More


Study: Cold weather is much deadlier than extreme heat

Extreme heat waves like the one that killed more than 70,000 Europeans in 2003 may be the most visible examples of deadly weather, but cold days actually cause more deaths than hot ones, a new study says.

After examining more than 74 million ...Read More


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Amid thaw, Cuban television gets in questions at White House

WASHINGTON -- The questions weren't unusual. That they were asked at all was historic.

In the White House briefing room Thursday the chief spokesman for President Barack Obama entertained a question from Cuban state television, the latest sign of...Read More