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Activist’s Memoir A Poignant Voice For Incarcerated Women

(AP) — “A Little Piece of Light” (Hachette Books), by Donna Hylton with Kristine Gasbarre. Donna Hylton opens her memoir, “A Little Piece of Light,” with an admission of guilt and remorse for her crimes. However, this isn’t where her story begins. From as early as she can ...

Maui’s Kapalua Beach Tops Dr. Beach’s Best Beach List

(AP) — A crescent-shaped beach on the Hawaiian island of Maui got the top slot Thursday on the list of best beaches issued annually by a Florida professor known as Dr. Beach. Kapalua Bay Beach topped the list released by Stephen Leatherman, a coastal science professor at Florida ...

London On A Budget: How To Save On Airfare, Lodging And More

LONDON — The sun-kissed scenes from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s storybook wedding at Windsor may have put you in the mood to visit the Old Country. But what if you’re just looking to feel like a prince (or princess), not spend like one? Here are a few tips on enjoying London on a ...

Harry And Meghan Turn Out For Trooping The Color Spectacle

LONDON — Prince Harry and his new wife, the former actress Meghan Markle, joined the pageantry of the annual Trooping the Color ceremony Saturday in London to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s official birthday. The duke and duchess, who married three weeks ago, made the short trip from ...

#MeToo Crisis Jolts Southern Baptists Ahead Of Key Gathering

The Southern Baptists are facing their own #MeToo crisis as the biggest Protestant denomination in the U.S. heads into its annual meeting next week. A series of sexual misconduct cases has prompted the Southern Baptist Convention’s socially conservative, all-male leadership to seek ...

After 120 Years, Native American Tribe Welcomes Artifacts From British Museum

GRAND RONDE, Ore. — Tribal artifacts that have been hidden away in the archives of the British Museum in London for nearly 120 years are being returned to a Native American tribe for an exhibit at its own museum — a facility the tribe expanded and upgraded in part to reclaim these pieces ...

For Anthony Bourdain, Food Was A Storytelling Tool — And A Passport

Many people thought Anthony Bourdain had the most enviable career in existence. He didn’t deny it. “I have the best job in the world,” the globe-trotting food-taster and culinary storyteller once told the New Yorker magazine, stating the rather obvious. “If I’m unhappy, it’s a ...

Justify Ready For Run At Triple Crown

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Baffert has done everything he can with Justify. Now, it’s up to the undefeated colt and some racing luck to add his name to a revered list of Triple Crown winners. The chestnut colt with the blaze running down his face appears to have rebounded well after victories in ...

Warriors Sweep Cavaliers For Second Straight NBA Title

CLEVELAND (AP) — Golden State. Golden still. Stephen Curry scored 37 points, Kevin Durant added 20 and a triple-double and the Warriors stamped themselves a dynasty after winning their second straight NBA title and third in four years Friday night, 108-85 over the Cleveland Cavaliers to ...

Apple Dangling More Goodies, While Adding Tech Diet Options

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Apple will offer more ways for people to limit the time they spend on iPhones while introducing features designed to make its products even more indispensable. The paradox emerged earlier this week as Apple executives previewed new versions of free software due out ...

You Won’t Love Your Stay At The ‘Hotel Artemis’

If you’re looking for a hotel in downtown Los Angeles, might we recommend one that probably will get mixed reviews on TripAdvisor? It has atrocious turn-down service and few amenities but the onsite medical care is startlingly good. This is the Hotel Artemis, where wealthy and ...

A Pair Of Ways To Celebrate The Humble And Tangy Radish

(AP) — I don’t remember when I had radishes with unsalted butter and coarse salt for the first time, but I know that it was in France. And, it was the oblong red-to-fushia, white-tipped French Breakfast radish that I fell in love with. This often photographed radish is what I think of when ...

Grilled Beef Skewers Get Even Better With A Robust Marinade

(AP) — Well-marbled steak tips, with their beefy flavor and tender texture, proved the best choice for our grilled beef kebabs. We created a robust marinade using several key elements: Beef broth and tomato paste added rich, umami tones, salt helped brine the meat and keep it moist, a bit ...

A Little Planning Makes Watering Much Easier, More Efficient

(AP) — In many regions, sufficient rain falls throughout the growing season that you can pretty much forget about watering except to get newly planted transplants established. But even in those places, timely watering often spells the difference between a ho-hum garden and one that is truly ...

Facebook Kills ‘Trending’ Topics, Tests Breaking News Label

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is shutting down its ill-fated “trending” news section after four years, a company executive told The Associated Press. The company claims the tool is outdated and wasn’t popular. But the trending section also proved problematic in ways that would presage ...

Inside ‘Hereditary,’ The Scariest Movie Of The Summer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first thing writer-director Ari Aster felt after “Hereditary’s” midnight premiere at the Sundance Film Festival was relief that people didn’t hate it. Then headlines started popping up in the early hours of the morning declaring that the film had restored faith ...

Q&A: Jodie Foster On ‘Hotel Artemis,’ Turning Down Big Jobs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Writer-director Drew Pearce hadn’t even sent out the script for his futuristic, hospital-for-criminals thriller “Hotel Artemis” when Jodie Foster called asking to be part of it. Foster said she’s done that quite a few times: It’s a strategy for finding the best ...

Daughter Is Stuck Playing Referee In Her Parent’s Divorce

DEAR ABBY: I’m 16 and my parents are getting a divorce. It is really hard. They put me in the middle a lot in their arguments, like I’m a counselor. I have told them repeatedly I don’t like it, and they promise it won’t happen again, but it does. They both tell me their sides of the ...

Today In History

Today is Saturday, June 9, the 160th day of 2018. There are 205 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 9, A.D. 68, Roman Emperor Nero committed suicide, ending a 13-year reign. On this date: In 1588, construction began on the present-day Rialto Bridge in Venice, ...

Death Spurs Call For 911 Legislation

ALBANY (AP) — The parents of a 34-year-old man who died at a state-run facility for the disabled in April are urging New York lawmakers to require such facilities to report cases of abuse, neglect, medical emergencies or unexplained deaths to 911. Christopher Blair was a resident of Valley ...