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‘The Shape of Water’ wins top Producers Guild Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Women and inclusivity continued to dominate the awards season conversation Saturday at the Producers Guild Awards, where Guillermo del Toro’s fantastical romance “The Shape of Water” won the top award and honorees like Jordan Peele and Ava DuVernay gave ...

‘Jumanji’ tops box office for third weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” outdid another weekend’s worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures. “Jumanji,” starring Dwayne ...

Dying friend’s awkward last wish

Dear Annie: My husband, “Robert,” and I moved back to our hometown several years ago to help with aging parents. I went back to work as a nurse, and he joined his father’s law firm. Upon moving back, we struck up a friendship with an old acquaintance of Robert’s. “Tim” and Robert ...

‘Pap’ is named after Dr. George Papanicolaou

Dear Dr. Roach: You recently discussed Pap smears. What is the root meaning of the term? Is it a medical test invented by a Dr. Pap, or an acronym for some long and complex medical term, or a smear taken from a woman’s “pap”? — D.W.B. Answer: “Pap” is for Dr. George Papanicolaou, ...

‘Pap’ is named after Dr. George Papanicolaou

Dear Dr. Roach: You recently discussed Pap smears. What is the root meaning of the term? Is it a medical test invented by a Dr. Pap, or an acronym for some long and complex medical term, or a smear taken from a woman’s “pap”? — D.W.B. Answer: “Pap” is for Dr. George Papanicolaou, ...

Donate your anniversary to help a worthy cause

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND ON is about a nice couple who had a great idea for celebrating their 50th anniversary: “Dear Heloise: A few years ago, my husband and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. On our invitations to a great and large party, we stated ‘PLEASE NO GIFTS.’ We ...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’re exceptionally creative today, but chances are you’re being asked to take part in rather conventional environments. Take the format and give it a creative twist. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). A kind act can take many forms, but no matter how it shows up, it ...

Almanac

Today is Monday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2018. There are 343 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 22, 1968, the fast-paced sketch comedy program “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” premiered as a weekly series on NBC-TV. On this date: In 1498, during his ...

Afghan forces end deadly Taliban siege at Kabul hotel

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Security forces said Sunday they had killed the last of six Taliban militants to end an overnight siege at Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel that left at least 18 people dead, including 14 foreigners. Some of the 150 guests fled the gunbattle and fire sparked by the ...

Ethiopia refuses World Bank arbitration

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s leader has rejected arbitration by the World Bank on a disagreement with Egypt over the hydroelectric dam that Ethiopia is building on the Nile River. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Saturday refused the suggestion made by Egypt in late ...