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Democrats’ late-term abortion lies

Democrats fighting to expand a woman’s “right to choose,” no matter how far along her pregnancy, claim late-term abortions are rare and done only when the woman’s health or life is at stake or when the fetus has a fatal condition. That’s false. Here’s the truth: At least 12,000 ...

Stocks post strong finish as optimism over trade grows

The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged more than 400 points Friday as renewed optimism over trade talks between the U.S. and China put investors in a buying mood. The rally marked a turnaround from a day earlier, when disappointing holiday sales data led to a modest sell-off. Friday’s ...

There’s only one way to cheap out on car AC

Dear Car Talk: I am cheap. Starting out on a hot day, I turn the air conditioner on. I set the AC to “max,” I turn the temperature all the way down, and I set the fan on “high.” When it gets too cool, I first turn off “max.” And then when it gets too cool again, what should I do? ...

Barking by dogs can have its limits

Dear Readers: A barking dog can be a good “alarm system” in your home, but a dog barks for many reasons: When a stranger approaches, when the dog hears a noise outside or when the dog hears other dogs barking, among many other triggers. Barking is good, but too much can be ...

Mom aims to give gift guidance, but not seem ungrateful

Dear Annie: With Valentine’s Day just passed and Mother’s Day coming soon, I would like to make a suggestion to children who send gift cards to their mothers or fathers. For Christmas, I received almost $400 in gift cards to clothing stores. I am very thankful and appreciative of these ...

Horoscope

SATURDAY ARIES (March 21-April 19). You make an impression whether or not you consciously set out to do so. There’s something to gain from being a bit more deliberate in this regard. You have excellent instincts worth putting some time and energy behind. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There ...

Push on IS enclave blunted by discovery of civilians

AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria (AP) — The offensive on the last enclave held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria has been blunted by the discovery of hundreds of civilians still living there, a commander with the Kurdish-led force fighting the extremists said Friday. The U.S.-backed ...

Actress to serve more time for fatal crash

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A former “Melrose Place” actress was sentenced Friday to more prison time for a fatal 2010 auto accident by a judge who appeared at times reluctant to follow the guidelines set by an appeals court that had ruled her initial sentence and a second sentence were too ...

VP Pence visits Auschwitz

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited the memorial site of Auschwitz on Friday along with the Polish president and Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President Donald Trump, viewing a train car, crematoriums and the hair of victims that make it such a powerful testament ...

Mexican president announces bailout for cash-strapped Pemex

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced a $3.9 billion bailout for the country’s cash-strapped, state-owned oil company Friday and promised it an additional $1.6 billion in revenue, making it a rescue package of up to $5.5 billion. Lopez Obrador has made ...