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Indy leader Dixon set for 300th start

LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Scott Dixon is in a good spot both mentally and in the IndyCar Series standings. He took a family vacation to the Bahamas after winning the most recent race at Toronto on July 15 to extend the four-time series winner’s lead to 62 points over defending champion Josef ...

Bradley closes in on lead in Ontario

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Keegan Bradley played the last four holes in 6 under, making two of his three eagles Friday, to pull within a shot of the lead in the RBC Canadian Open. Playing alongside leader Kevin Tway at Glen Abbey, Bradley closed birdie-eagle-birdie-eagle for a 9-under 63. He ...

Court: Probe found over 300 ‘predator priests’

HARRISBURG (AP) — A landmark grand jury report identifies more than 300 “predator priests” in six of Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses, the state Supreme Court said Friday in ordering the findings released. The justices said the report on clergy child sexual abuse going back ...

Feeling shame about a relationship

Dear Annie: I am seeking your advice about something that has been troubling me. My faith has always been very important to me. I have strong moral values, and I don’t believe in having a sexual relationship outside of marriage. So I am deeply ashamed about a relationship I had with a man to ...

If medication efficacy changes, ask questions

Dear Dr. Roach: Why would thyroid medication no longer be effective after 20 years of taking it? I was diagnosed in 1995 with Graves’ disease, quite severe. I was treated with radioactive iodine and eventually put on Synthroid, 100 mcg. I have taken the same dosage once a day ever since. Six ...

Sometimes the best travel destinations are in backyard

Dear Heloise: My wife and I enjoy traveling to foreign destinations, but this year we’re TRAVELING THE USA. We took a trip up the coastal highway, driving from San Diego to Seattle, and loved it. So many Americans forget what a beautiful and interesting country America happens to be. On an ...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). There are many benefits to losing an old grudge. For starters, by letting go of this you will liberate brain space for more relevant information, such as remembering where you put your keys. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It will be important to know the other person’s ...

Almanac

Today is Friday, July 27, the 208th day of 2018. There are 157 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 27, 1974, the House Judiciary Committee voted 27-11 to adopt the first of three articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon, charging he had personally ...

Declutter queen expands her empire

NEW YORK (AP) — People often ask Japanese tidying queen Marie Kondo what containers they need to achieve her brand of organizational success. They expect her to “reveal some hitherto secret storage weapon,” she explains in her popular book. Instead, she advised when “The Life-Changing ...

Mound of gold coins is not what it seems

A paperweight that looks like a forgotten mound of gold coins is a vintage puzzle that has been solved. A pristine example was offered for sale recently with the original box. There is an inscribed leather patch on the bottom, and a small leaflet describing the coins and their history. The ...