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Bring that dog indoors for protection, human interaction

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about leaving a pet outside all year. — Heloise “Dear Heloise: One of my neighbors got a large dog and keeps it in their backyard. They claim that it’s too large to live in the house. If that’s the case, then DON’T get a large dog. It’s too hot ...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). A sprinkle of anticipation will be the spice of life. Buy a ticket for a concert happening weeks from now, or plot a weekend getaway for next season. The plans will increase your enjoyment of the present. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Jealousy has a direct correlation to ...

Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 24, the 267th day of 2018. There are 98 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On September 24, 1789, President George Washington signed a Judiciary Act establishing America's federal court system and creating the post of attorney general. On this ...

Thousands brace for more flooding following Hurricane Florence

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of coastal residents remained on edge Sunday, told they may need to leave their homes because rivers are still rising more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas. About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, ...

Hawaii national park reopens

HONOLULU (AP) — A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano’s latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its landscape. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials said ...

Farmers worry payouts won’t be enough

WASHINGTON (AP) — Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump’s trade disputes with China. But even those poised for big payouts worry it won’t ...

Farms in Carolinas could take billions in losses from storm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence is testing the resolve of farmers in the Carolinas, who could face billions of dollars in agricultural damage while still feeling the sting from Hurricane Matthew almost two years ago. After last weekend’s high winds and rain that was measured in ...

Regulators approve wind farm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota regulators unanimously approved permits for a wind farm project in southern Minnesota amid opposition from local residents. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission last week approved site and route permits for Invenergy’s Freeborn Wind Farm project after ...

‘House with a Clock in its Walls’ ticks to No. 1

NEW YORK (AP) — The gothic family fantasy “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” exceeded expectations to debut with an estimated $26.9 million in ticket sales at the weekend box office, while audiences showed considerably less interest in Michael Moore’s Donald Trump-themed documentary, ...

Inmates reveal how easy it is for children to gain access to guns

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Even before the mass shooting at a video-game competition that left three people dead and 11 wounded, Jacksonville was in shock. Another shooting. This one as a crowd left a high school football game. One man was dead; two youths were wounded. “This suspect is ...