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Democrats’ Delay Tactics

You have to hand it to the Democrats. They know how to use the media and the political process to gum up the works when it is to their advantage. Following the last-minute surfacing of Christine Blasey Ford, who claims she was sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh at a party in Maryland when ...

Today In History

Today is Saturday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2018. There are 100 days left in the year. Autumn arrives at 9:54 p.m. Eastern time. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 22, 1949, the Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb. On this date: In 1776, during the Revolutionary War, ...

Horoscopes

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 The autumnal equinox has been celebrated through the ages as a time to give thanks for all we have and entreat the powers that be to favor us with abundance in the months to come. The sun moves into Libra, the sign of art, partnership, beauty and justice. May all the ...

School’s Homecoming Rules Put Teen In Awkward Position

DEAR ABBY: Homecoming is next month, and we are not allowed to take outside dates. My girlfriend goes to a different school and doesn’t want me taking anyone else. My school is very small (only 60 kids in the whole high school) and not asking a girl to the dance is frowned upon. It’s the ...

Florence’s Floodwaters Rising In Carolinas

GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. — With muddy river water still washing over entire communities on Friday, eight days after Hurricane Florence slammed into land with nearly 3 feet of rain, new evacuation orders forced residents to flee to higher ground amid a sprawling disaster that’s beginning to ...

‘Assassination Nation’ Wants To Get Under Your Skin

LOS ANGELES — “Assassination Nation” is trying to make you uncomfortable. The film even starts out with about a dozen “trigger warnings” previewing the horror that is to come in this internet age Salem witch trial about four teenage girls who become the enemies of an entire town when ...

The Secret To A Deep-Dish Apple Pie, Precook The Apples

There’s no better way to enjoy fall’s abundant apple harvest than in a towering deep-dish pie. Unfortunately, this dessert often yields unevenly cooked, shrunken apples swimming in an ocean of their own exuded juices atop a pale, soggy crust. We wanted each slice to be dense with juicy ...

Berry Scones That Are A Flaky, Honey-Glazed Brunch Delight

These scones are a flaky, honey-glazed brunch delight, brimming with juicy, sweet berries in a buttery, rich crumb. We achieved a perfectly crumbly texture by incorporating butter in two ways, processing some with flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt for even distribution, then pulsing more ...

A Nutty And Dense Coffee Cake That’s Pure Decadence Is Here

This ultra-rich coffee cake is pure decadence, from its nutty topping and dramatic swirls of cinnamon sugar to its supremely moist, dense crumb. We cut softened butter into the dry ingredients for a tight, velvety crumb, and sour cream delivered distinct tang. Sprinkling a simple streusel ...

Too Much Screen Time? New Phone Sets Useage Control

NEW YORK — Apple and Google want to help you spend less time on their phones — really. Like that time you checked Facebook at 3 a.m. Stats don’t lie. Their new tools for managing screen time will let you see how often you picked up the phone after bedtime or how long you’re on ...

Fall’s A Great Time To Plant Trees And Shrubs

Fall is a good time to plant trees and shrubs — the best time, in fact, for most of them. Whether purchased through the mail or locally, these plants are available in three ways: BARE-ROOT “Bare-root” trees and shrubs are grown in the field, then dug up while they are leafless, ...

Michael Moore Takes On Trump — Via Flint, Michigan

“I hope he never does one on me,” Donald Trump once said of Michael Moore. It was in 1998, on Roseanne Barr’s syndicated talk show. Trump complimented Moore’s “Roger & Me,” a takedown of General Motors and its then-CEO, Roger Smith. “It’s terrific,” he said, then added ...

Glad Company: Trailer For Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A beloved nanny is preparing to take to the rooftops of London with her magical bag in time for Christmas. Disney on Monday released a trailer for “Mary Poppins Returns.” The musical sequel stars Emily Blunt in the role made famous by Julie Andrews in 1964. Mary ...

In ‘Colette,’ A Literary Great Is Finally Unbound

Wash Westmoreland’s “Colette” is a very British movie about a very French feminist icon. A handsome and lively period film, it’s too timid to capture the ravenous appetites of the literary force that was Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. But with Keira Knightley playing the prolific and ...

Rosenstein Spoke Of Possible Secret Trump Taping

WASHINGTON — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump last year as law enforcement agencies grew increasingly unnerved about chaos in the White House, according to people familiar with the exchange. One person who was present at the time said ...

Browns Claim 1st Win Since 2016

CLEVELAND — For the first time in 635 days, the Cleveland Browns found a way to win. Baker Mayfield showed them how. The No. 1 overall pick replaced injured starter Tyrod Taylor and sparked the Browns, who got two 1-yard touchdown runs from Carlos Hyde and beat the New York Jets 21-17 on ...

Red Sox Clinch Third Straight AL East Title

NEW YORK (AP) — Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox won their third consecutive AL East championship Thursday night, clinching on enemy turf with an 11-6 victory over the rival New York Yankees. Betts homered, doubled twice and drove in five runs, finishing with four hits as the Red Sox ...

Tiger Woods Has Share Of Lead At Tour Championship

ATLANTA (AP) — The crowd at East Lake was larger and louder than it has been in five years, which was the last time Tiger Woods was at the Tour Championship. It was no coincidence. Woods played one of his best rounds of the year in his return to the FedEx Cup finale and caused the biggest ...

Ari Fleischer Asks If We’re Being Fair To Brett Kavanaugh

“How much in society should any of us be held liable today when we’ve lived a good life, an upstanding life by all accounts, and then something that maybe is an arguable issue, took place in high school? Should that deny us chances later in life?” Fleischer, a former spokesman for ...

Kavanaugh’s Kafkaesque Nightmare

If Franz Kafka had written about confirmation hearings, he couldn’t have come up with a better scenario than the one now unfolding in the U.S. Senate. Brett Kavanaugh, who the day before yesterday was an unimpeachable pillar of the legal establishment, stands accused of a heinous offense ...