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In this March 24, 2014 file photo, Jane Delgado, president of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, works in her office in Washington. U.S. Hispanics have longer life expectancy, but a new poll finds few older Latinos are confident that nursing homes and assisted living facilities can meet their needs.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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  • In this March 24, 2014 file photo, Jane Delgado, president of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, works in her office in Washington. U.S. Hispanics have longer life expectancy, but a new poll finds few older Latinos are confident that nursing homes and assisted living facilities can meet their needs.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) Lifestyle

    AP-NORC poll: Hispanics see barriers to nursing care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Close to one-half of older Hispanics have faced language or cultural barriers interacting with health care providers, and few have confidence in long-term care facilities to meet their needs, according to a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. And that may result in lower use of nursing care, […]
  • FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006 file photo, Mel Brooks, left, and co-author Thomas Meehan appear on stage at the St. James Theatre in New York. On Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, Martin Charnin said that Meehan, the three-time Tony Award-winning book writer, has died. Meehan was 88. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) Lifestyle

    Thomas Meehan, Tony-winning story writer of ‘Annie,’ dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three-time Tony Award-winning book writer Thomas Meehan, best known for transforming the Little Orphan Annie cartoon strip into the smash Broadway musical “Annie,” has died at age 88. Meehan, who had been ill for about five months and had undergone surgery, died at his home in Manhattan late Monday or early […]
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    Feds review annual whaling quotas for Alaska Native hunters

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal officials are reviewing annual quotas for 11 Alaska Native villages whose subsistence hunters are authorized to harvest bowhead whales. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the public has until Sept. 14 to comment on catch limits for a six-year period to begin in 2019. The International Whaling Commission, which […]
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    Kansas congressman in district Trump lost faces town hall

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican congressman in a Kansas district that President Donald Trump narrowly lost last year was expected to face tough questions about health care and other issues Tuesday night during a town hall meeting, with national Democrats already targeting him. Rep. Kevin Yoder’s event in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe […]
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    The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

    Audible.com best-sellers for week ending August 18: Fiction 1. A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, narrated by Roy Dotrice (Random House Audio) 2. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote, narrated by Michael C. Hall (Audible Studios) 3. All These Worlds: Bobiverse by Dennis E. Taylor, narrated […]
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    How much sugar in that cola? Panera to list it on its cups

    NEW YORK (AP) — Panera Bread will start listing the amount of added sugar and calories on the cups for seven drinks, including cola and iced teas. The move is the latest by the company to appeal to Americans who are increasingly concerned about what’s in their food and drinks. Panera and other restaurant chains […]
  • This cover image released by Minotaur shows "The Saboteur," a novel by Andrew Gross. (Minotaur via AP) Lifestyle

    Historical thriller takes readers back to turbulent era

    “The Saboteur: a Novel” (Minotaur), by Andrew Gross An engineer from Oslo attempts to disrupt the Nazi war machine at the height of World War II in “The Saboteur,” the latest historical thriller by Andrew Gross. Kurt Nordstrum has lost his fiancee, and much of everything else he holds dear. He sneaks back into his […]
  • This August 2017 photo provided by Heidi Nunes-Tucker shows her husband, Jared Tucker, during a trip to Venice, Italy. Jared Tucker, a California resident along with his wife were ending their European vacation in Barcelona and were on their way to a beach when they decided to stop at a cafe on Las Ramblas. Jared Tucker was one of the victims of the Thursday, Aug. 17, attacks in Barcelona. (Heidi Nunes Tucker via AP) Lifestyle

    Attack victims came from around world to celebrate Barcelona

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The victims of last week’s attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort town came from around the world and across generations. The latest to be identified by name Tuesday were a Portuguese grandmother and her granddaughter. Fifteen people were killed and more than 120 others wounded in Barcelona and the nearby […]
  • A Central Park statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims is shown as it stands overlooking Fifth Avenue, Tuesday Aug. 22, 2017, in New York. Critics want New York City to remove the statue in Central Park that honors the doctor who used slaves in developing a pioneering approach to treating physical problems women can develop after childbirth, a call that has gotten louder and gained urgency in the wake of violence that followed a white nationalist rally over the removal of a Confederate statue and sparked national discussions about what should be displayed and honored in the public square.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) Lifestyle

    Critics: Remove statue of doctor who experimented on slaves

    NEW YORK (AP) — Critics want New York City to remove a statue in Central Park that honors a doctor who used slaves in developing a pioneering approach to treating physical problems women can develop after childbirth. The call to remove the statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims has gotten louder and gained urgency in […]
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    Man proposes to girlfriend during solar eclipse totality

    NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — A Seattle couple became engaged as the solar eclipse reached totality in Oregon. The Statesman Journal reports (http://stjr.nl/2wvb00Z ) Stephan Baker proposed to his girlfriend Julia DuBois as the sky darkened Monday morning. DuBois says she cried tears of joy as her boyfriend surprised her with a marriage proposal. Baker booked […]