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  • 3 money tasks you shouldn’t tackle on your own

    No one cares as much about your money as you do, but never asking for help can be dangerous — and expensive. In a previous column , I detailed the hazards of trying to do your own estate plan and how problems often aren’t apparent until it’s too late to fix them. The following financial […]
  • New study finds continued gender disparity in book coverage

    NEW YORK (AP) — A new study finds that few of the top literary publications are giving equal time to women authors and reviewers. The highly anticipated “VIDA Count,” released Monday, has The New Yorker, The Nation and The Atlantic among those devoting less than 40 percent of their book coverage to women in 2017. […]
  • Vatican, Mexico lament children suffer most from migration

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican and Mexico are lamenting how children “are suffering the most” from forced migration, as the Trump administration comes under increasing criticism for its policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Vatican on Monday released the conclusions of the second Vatican-Mexico conference on international migration, […]
  • Roll out the barrels: Christo artwork floats on London lake

    LONDON (AP) — The ducks, geese and hardy cold-water swimmers in London’s Hyde Park have a new neighbor: a monumental floating structure made from 7,506 stacked barrels colored bright red, mauve and blue. “The London Mastaba” is the latest work by artist Christo, who has previously wrapped Berlin’s Reichstag in silver fabric and festooned New […]
  • Derailed train bursts into flames in southwest Indiana

    PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — A freight train derailed and several train cars caught fire in southwest Indiana, forcing the mandatory evacuation of nearby homes and businesses. The Gibson County Sheriff’s Office says in a statement the train derailed Sunday evening about 2,100 feet (640 meters) west of a trailer park in Princeton, about 150 miles […]
  • Swiss Guards to get place of honor during pope’s Swiss trip

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican’s Swiss Guards are getting a place of honor in Pope Francis’ upcoming day trip to their native Switzerland. The Vatican said Monday that the head of the world’s oldest standing army, Cmdr. Christoph Graf, has been invited to join the pope’s official delegation, a far more relaxing assignment than […]
  • Australian who irked Duterte wins appeal, still faces ouster

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine justice secretary on Monday revoked an immigration expulsion order for an Australian nun who had irked the president by joining political rallies, but said she still faces possible deportation. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said the Bureau of Immigration’s cancellation of Sister Patricia Fox’s missionary visa was “without legal basis” […]
  • Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

    GENEVA (AP) — Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: spending too much time playing. In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that compulsively playing […]
  • Epileptic boy’s case sparks UK review of medical pot laws

    LONDON (AP) — British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says Britain must quickly review its policies on medical marijuana use in light of the case of a 12-year-old boy whose mother says he needs cannabis oil to prevent dangerous seizures. British officials intervened over the weekend to allow the boy to use cannabis oil even though […]
  • In DC primary, minimum wage is the main topic of discussion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor and congressional delegate may top the ballot in Washington, D.C.’s primary on Tuesday, but the real drama for voters has to do with waiters, waitresses, bartenders and busboys. Incumbent Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to glide through to the nomination with no significant opposition, and the majority of incumbents on […]