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Archives: Kavanaugh documents not ready until end of October

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives and Records Administration said Thursday it won’t be able to finish reviewing nearly 1 million documents regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s time in the George W. Bush White House until the end of October, a potential roadblock in GOP ...

Administration asserts effort to protect elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to wide-ranging criticism that it lacked a clear national strategy to protect U.S. elections, the Trump administration put on a show of force Thursday and said the president had directed a “vast, government-wide effort” to safeguard a cornerstone of American ...

Administration proposes car-mileage rollback

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing safety, the Trump administration on Thursday proposed rolling back car-mileage standards, backing away from years of government efforts to cut Americans’ trips to the gas station and reduce unhealthy, climate-changing tailpipe emissions. If the proposed rule ...

Trump trashes media during rally

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Thundering that the media is the “fake, fake disgusting news,” President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of grievances Thursday at a Pennsylvania campaign rally in which he cast journalists as his true political opponent. Trump barnstormed in a state that he ...

Fishing club expands world of high school sports

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — When it comes to high school sports, East Fairmont’s Lane Flint is most widely recognized for grappling with wrestlers on the mat. Similarly, the Bees’ Garrett Wilkerson would most commonly be linked with zinging a fielded grounder from second to first or hurling a ...

Couple builds fish camp for kids, vets

COLUMBUS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Married for 51 years, Ron and Donna Stahl often took young people fishing at the ponds on their 150-acre property in Columbus Township. But about two years ago, they began upgrading their facilities to host larger groups and improve the quality of the ...

Berm built to fight off Asian carp

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — In the soggy Eagle Marsh, the continental divide rises to a high point along a berm, stretching for 9,000 feet. It slopes so gently that you could call it David. This man-made berm is up against the Great Lakes’ meanest Goliath: the Asian carp, that can grow from ...

Boyfriend disrespects girlfriend

Dear Annie: I’m an attractive, well-educated, mature woman. A year ago, an old boyfriend contacted me. We rekindled our romance and have a long-distance relationship. We have spent several weeks together on three different vacations. He insisted that I visit him. He bought me a plane ticket ...

Removal best for large tumor inside kidney

Dear Dr. Roach: I am 62 years of age and in excellent health. I run or hike 3 or more miles on most days, road bike, swim and weight train. I eat sensibly, and I don’t drink, smoke or take drugs. I don’t drink coffee or even take aspirin for pain. My last physical exam showed no problems, ...

Keeping grease and more out of water-treatment plants

Dear Heloise: Many of the foods we eat and enjoy are laden with fat or grease. To help prevent a clogged drain, I put chicken grease, fats, oils, butter, etc., in a PLASTIC BAG (used bread wrappers are excellent!), tie a tight knot in it and place it in my trash can. — John J., chemical ...