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3 ways Nancy Pelosi won't be speaker next year

WASHINGTON -- Nancy Pelosi is a drug that Republicans just can't quit, and the GOP hopes that the threat of her becoming speaker of the House again will awaken any potentially apathetic base voters. While that might work for Republicans for yet ...Read More


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Movie review: 'Mary Shelley' gratuitously sanitizes monster creator's life

The name "Mary Shelley" conjures up images of a lumbering, disfigured, greenish-skinned monster of a man. That monster, now a cultural icon of horror films for over a century, and his mad scientist creator, Dr. Frankenstein, was dreamed up by the ...Read More

Health & Spirit

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How a perceptive friend saved a life

John Murphy had grown accustomed to seeing the age spot on his forehead. He had even had a dermatologist look at it in the past. So he was surprised when a friend and work colleague noticed it.

"After lunch she very quietly, very respectfully ...Read More


Senior Living

Unemployment: For the older professional who had everything

What retirement? Americans will have to work longer, we've been warned. Fewer companies guarantee pensions.

With more old people to maintain, Congress is weighing plans to limit Social Security and Medicare, raising qualifying ages, and curbing ...Read More

Home & Leisure

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Fiat Chrysler recalling 51K Jeep Cherokees because of fire risk

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling more than 51,000 of its 2018 Jeep Cherokees because of a fire risk.

The company said it is unaware of any accidents or injuries related to the defect, involving fuel-supply tubes that could leak. The ...Read More


On Philanthropy: UN's development goals are a roadmap for powerful donor...

In 2015, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and established a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Let's put these new goals into a good news/bad news context.

Between 2000 and 2015, the world made enormous...Read More


On Gardening: Golden Delicious pineapple sage

There is an old adage that you can't have your cake and eat it too, which is most likely correct, but with Golden Delicious I assure you, you can have your pineapple and eat it too. Well maybe I should clarify; we aren't taking fruit, but the most...Read More


Half of kids experience trauma, new report says

Nearly half of children nationwide experience at least one traumatic event before they reach age 17.

That's according to a recently released report examining trauma among children from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services ...Read More