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Game not over in ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

In a battle between the internet and John C. Reilly, who among us wouldn’t root for the latter? Leave us IMDb.com and a few podcasts, John, but by all means, go smashy-smashy with the rest. Having liberated arcade game characters from their rigidly ordained roles in 2012’s “Wreck-it ...

Best-picture Oscars up for sale

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Academy Awards for best picture are going up for sale in a rare auction of Oscars. Auction house Profiles in History announced Monday that an Oscar awarded to “Mutiny on the Bounty” in 1936 and another given to “Gentleman’s Agreement” in 1948 will go up for ...

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Memorial service set for ‘Hee Haw’ host BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — A public memorial service is planned in Oklahoma for singer-guitarist Roy Clark, who headlined the TV show “Hee Haw” for nearly a quarter century. A “celebration of life” service will be held Wednesday at Rhema ...

Support for sister in a toxic home

Dear Annie: My sister and I grew up in a pretty troubled home. Thankfully, I got out of the house by leaving for college, but my sister has not been so lucky. School has never been easy for her, so she is still stuck in a toxic home environment. I make sure to show her lots of support and ...

Is stem cell treatment for MS the right option?

Dear Dr. Roach: My 45-year-old daughter was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis about a year ago following alarming bladder problems and numbness. She received steroids that effectively treated the bladder problem. She subsequently had a relapse with more widespread numbness and a feeling of ...

Beware of damage when purchasing used vehicles

Dear Readers: A pre-owned car can be a great gift or smart purchase for yourself, but be careful. Cars damaged in floods can wind up for sale. Let’s discuss what to look for: * Rust is a dead giveaway that there has been water damage to the vehicle. * The presence of residual mud/water ...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Like most people, you unconsciously seek out what you believe might heal the wounds of the past. Unlike most people, you wake up midreach to question your own motives. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your areas of deep sensitivity and feeling needn’t be quite so ...

Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2018. There are 41 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 20, 1945, 22 former Nazi officials went on trial before an international war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany. (Almost a year later, the International Military ...

How a cat’s sandpapery tongue deep cleans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cat lovers know when kitties groom, their tongues are pretty scratchy. Using high-tech scans and some other tricks, scientists are learning how those sandpapery tongues help cats get clean and stay cool. The secret: Tiny hooks that spring up on the tongue — with scoops ...

Why salmonella outbreak shouldn’t ruin your holiday

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s no reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. That’s according to health officials who’ve been monitoring the year-old outbreak. But they say it’s a reminder to properly prepare your holiday bird. Cooking kills ...