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Military Husband Returns Home Only To Ship Out With His Mom

DEAR ABBY: My husband, “John,” recently returned from his fourth Middle East tour after having been gone for a year. As soon as he got back, his mother invited him and his two sisters on a vacation cruise for a week. He said yes, and they’ll be leaving in a couple of weeks. The downside ...

Are Patient Portals Secure?

DEAR DR. ROACH: What are your thoughts about the security and integrity of patient portals? Almost all of the physicians we see offer them now; some of them pushing their patients to sign up. While we understand that they offer advantages for both the patient and the physician’s office, we ...

Horoscopes

What’s the purest thing on earth? A mother’s love? Not all mothers. Falling snow? Depends on the sky. Hermetically sealed packages of semiconductor-grade silicon? Obviously, it depends on whom you ask. The alignment of Mercury and Venus will favor any attempt to get to the pure essence of a ...

Heavy Snow Blankets Colorado, Wyoming In Early Season Storm

DENVER (AP) — Colorado and Wyoming residents woke up Sunday to find that an early season snowstorm had blanketed their homes and roadways with up to a foot of snow and sent temperatures plunging overnight. The storm caused crashes, snarled traffic and temporarily closed some major highways ...

4 Days After Storm, Large Swath Of Panhandle Suffering

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Crews with backhoes and other heavy equipment scooped up splintered boards, broken glass, chunks of asphalt and other debris in hurricane-flattened Mexico Beach on Sunday as the mayor held out hope for the 250 or so residents who may have tried to ride out the ...

Today In History

Today is Monday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2018. There are 77 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 15, 1991, despite sexual harassment allegations by Anita Hill, the Senate narrowly confirmed the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court, 52-48. On ...

William Coors, Former Chair Of Adolph Coors, Dies At 102

(AP) — William “Bill” Coors, the former chairman of Adolph Coors Co. and grandson of the brewing company’s founder, has died at 102. Molson Coors Brewing Co. said he died Saturday at his home in Golden, Colorado. Coors began his career with the company in 1939 and was chairman from ...

Calls For New Regulation Mount As Limo Crash Victims Mourned

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — The day after a mourning community said last goodbyes to eight of 20 victims of a limousine crash — four sisters and four other relatives — the Senate’s top Democrat called on federal regulators to formulate new safety standards for the vehicles. Sen. Chuck ...

Trump On Rally Blitz As He Tries To Stave Off Democratic Gains

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump gazes out over his rally crowd and looses a stream of insults with a theatrical flourish and playful grin. He jabs at Cory Booker the “disaster” mayor, Elizabeth Warren the “Pocahontas” pretender and “sleepy” Joe Biden. “I want to be ...

Man Convicted In Death Of Wife Found In Lake Erie

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man accused of killing his wife and tossing her body into Lake Erie faces a mandatory life sentence without possibility of parole following his first-degree murder conviction. Christopher Leclair, who faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without ...

Saudis Reject Threats As Stocks Plunge After Trump Comments

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Sunday threatened to retaliate for any sanctions imposed against it after President Donald Trump said the oil-rich kingdom deserves “severe punishment” if it is responsible for the disappearance and suspected murder of Washington Post ...

Nate’s The Dog

HOUSTON — On a day Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson wasn’t at his best, the defense helped the Texans pull out another win. Johnathan Joseph’s 28-yard interception return for a touchdown with 1:23 remaining lifted the Texans to their third straight victory, a 20-13 win over the Buffalo ...

Ol’ Man Rivers Leads Chargers In Blowout

CLEVELAND — Ol’ man Rivers keeps rolling along. Philip Rivers threw two touchdown passes to Tyrell Williams — and the 36-year-old quarterback even threw a block — and Melvin Gordon had three TD runs as the Los Angeles Chargers banged around Cleveland rookie Baker Mayfield and the ...

Brown’s Late TD Sends Steelers Past Bengals, 28-21

CINCINNATI — Ben Roethlisberger saw the defensive alignment and knew immediately that the Pittsburgh Steelers had a chance for a winning touchdown. All he had to do was get the ball to Antonio Brown right away. Brown took a few strides, caught the pass and ran behind Justin Hunter’s block ...

Almirola Advances With Talladega Victory

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Tony Stewart hired Aric Almirola because he believed the journeyman would win races for Stewart-Haas Racing. Almirola came close time and again this year but fell short. The boss made sure to keep Almirola’s spirits high every chance he got, including a pre-race pep talk ...

Red Sox Even ALCS

BOSTON — David Price was good enough, the Red Sox bullpen was even better, and Jackie Bradley Jr. delivered a go-ahead, three-run double off the Green Monster on Sunday night to lead Boston to a 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros and tie the AL Championship Series at one game apiece. Price ...

Ravens Pile Up Team-Record 11 Sacks, Shut Out Titans 21-0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have finished up their longest road swing of the season with an absolutely dominating performance. Try 11 sacks. And now they head home for four of their next five games. The Ravens piled up the franchise-record sacks as they shut out the ...

Texans Try To Limit Watson’s Hits As They Prepare For Bills

HOUSTON — Everyone agrees that Deshaun Watson took far too many hits last week against the Dallas Cowboys. That doesn’t mean Houston’s quarterback is going to change the way he plays on today when the Texans (2-3) host the Buffalo Bills (2-3). Many of those hits against Dallas came on ...

No. 13 LSU Knocks Off No. 2 Georgia; No. 8 Penn State Falls To Michigan St.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Joe Burrow passed for 200 yards and had two short touchdown runs, LSU’s defense staggered Georgia’s normally prolific offense, and the 13th-ranked Tigers beat the No. 2 Bulldogs 36-16 on Saturday to give coach Ed Orgeron a signature victory. Five fourth-down ...

Turner’s HR Propels Dodgers

MILWAUKEE — Justin Turner and the Los Angeles Dodgers know all about performing in the postseason. Backed into a tough spot Saturday, the red-headed slugger delivered once again. Shut down for most of the afternoon, Los Angeles staged another late rally and Turner hit a two-run homer in ...