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Marian Beaumier: Lifestyle judgment a poor health-care tool

“Reap what you sow” cheapens human life and reduces the complexities of our lives to single choices taken out of context.


The artist formerly known as Kate Spade is back – with a new line of sophisticated shoes

If Kate Spade (the company) began with handbags, then Frances Valentine begins with shoes. There are round-toed flats, slingbacks with feathery pom-poms and ankle boots in leopard print with golf …


How to love your retirement: dealing with domestic changes

It’s not an understatement to say that there’s an adjustment period with retirement. Here’s how others dealt with the challenges of getting to know their spouse all over again, and …


America celebrates Fourth with parades, hot dogs, cold beer

The United States marks 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday as it celebrates the Fourth of July with parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music. Here are …


9 killed when plane crashes on sightseeing trip in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Eight cruise ship passengers and their pilot died on a sightseeing excursion in Alaska when their small plane crashed in remote and rugged terrain. Wind and …


Gunmen kill 27 in attack on Tunisian resort, officials say

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A pair of gunmen killed at least 27 people on a Tunisian beach Friday in the latest attack on the north African country’s key tourism industry, …


‘Bold’ Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide

DUBLIN — Ireland’s citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday — a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and rights activists …


Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage, both sides say

DUBLIN (AP) — Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world’s first national …


Pope presides over Easter Vigil service amid martyr concerns

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is presiding over the symbolic and solemn Easter Vigil service amid mounting Vatican concern for modern-day Christian martyrs. Francis walked in the dark down an …


Police storm Paris grocery where gunman holds 5 hostages

PARIS (AP) — Explosions and gunshots were heard as police forces stormed a kosher grocery in Paris where a gunman was holding at least five people hostage. A woman was …


Church of England appoints first female bishop

LONDON (AP) — The Church of England on Wednesday named the first female bishop in its 500-year history, promoting saxophone-playing, soccer-loving vicar Libby Lane to bishop of Stockport. The announcement …


Iraqi Yazidi girl tells of captivity in IS group

MAQLUBA, Iraq (AP) — The young Yazidi girl rocked apprehensively as she described the ordeal that took her from her family, snatched from her home by militants in Iraq, then …


French ex-hostage identifies captor in Syria

PARIS (AP) — A French journalist held hostage for months by extremists in Syria says one of his captors was a Frenchman suspected of killing four people at the Brussels …


Recline rancor: Passenger recalls seat dispute

NEW YORK (AP) — The businessman whose dispute with a fellow airline passenger over a reclined seat sparked a national debate about air-travel etiquette says he’s embarrassed by the way …


States get $28M in grants to defray AP exam costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department said Tuesday that it was awarding $28.4 million in grants to 40 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands to reduce the cost of …


World War I: the war that inspired innovative art

NEW YORK (AP) — In the summer of 1914, with the war in Europe just two weeks old, Henry James knew that something had been lost forever. “Black and hideous …


Victim recounts Southern California shark attack

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A man who was attacked by a great white shark off a Southern California beach is describing how quickly a routine swim turned into a …


‘Transformers’ tops ‘Tammy’ on weak July 4 weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fourth of July went off like a dud at the box office, as the Michael Bay sequel “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and the Melisa McCarthy …


Spain’s famed bull run festival begins in Pamplona

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of revelers crammed into the main square and adjacent narrow streets of northern Pamplona on Sunday for the start of Spain’s famed San Fermin running …


Hot dog! Eaters ready for famed NY contest

NEW YORK (AP) — A seven-time champion and the two-time women’s winner will defend their titles at the annual hot dog-eating contest on Coney Island. Seventeen men and 13 women …


Uncertainty for gay couples married in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal judge’s order for Wisconsin officials to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses didn’t address the legal status of the more than 550 gay marriages conducted in …


Baby names: Noah ends Jacob’s 14-year run at top

WASHINGTON (AP) — Noah sailed past Jacob to become the most popular baby name for boys in 2013, ending Jacob’s 14-year run at the top. Sophia was the most popular …


Kids give pope birthday cake 3 days early

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has received a candle-topped birthday cake three days early — a surprise from children at the Vatican. The pontiff turns 77 on Tuesday. The …


Health law business insurance site delayed 1 year

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama’s administration is delaying yet another aspect of the health care law. An online health insurance marketplace for small businesses is being put off until …


Russia will enforce anti-gay law during Olympics

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will enforce a new law cracking down on gay rights activism when it hosts international athletes and fans during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, the country’s …


23 injured during stampede at Spanish bull run

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — The penultimate bull run of Spain’s San Fermin festival left at least 23 people injured Saturday, when thrill-seekers fleeing the beasts were crushed at the narrow …


Croatians to vote on golf in historic referendum

DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) — In 1991, Croatians voted for independence and then last year to join the European Union. Now, in only the third referendum ever in the country, the …


Pope leads Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Square

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is celebrating his first Easter Sunday Mass as pontiff in St. Peter’s Square, which is packed by joyous pilgrims, tourists and Romans. Francis strode …


Gay marriage argument at high court today

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court waded into the fight over same-sex marriage Tuesday, at a time when public opinion is shifting rapidly in favor of permitting gay and lesbian …


Iconic Princess Diana dresses fetch $1.2M in UK

LONDON (AP) — A collection of some of Princess Diana’s most memorable evening gowns, including one she wore to a White House dinner where she danced with John Travolta, fetched …