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Overhaul To Campus Sexual Misconduct Rules Proposed

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle sexual misconduct complaints, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment and narrowing which cases schools would be required to investigate. Her plan would ...

Tijuana Mayor: Caravan Influx To Last At Least 6 Months

TIJUANA, Mexico — With about 3,000 Central American migrants having reached the Mexican border across from California and thousands more anticipated, the mayor of Tijuana said Friday that the city was preparing for an influx that will last at least six months and may have no end in ...

Trump: ‘Very Easily’ Answered Mueller Questions

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday he had “very easily” answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, though he speculated that the questions had been “tricked up” to try to catch him in a lie. He said he hadn’t submitted his answers to investigators ...

CNN’s Acosta Back At White House After Judge’s Ruling

WASHINGTON — A federal judge ordered the Trump administration on Friday to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, though a lawsuit over the credentials’ revocation is continuing. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of President ...

Risks Piling Up For Europe’s Economy

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe’s five-year economic expansion is facing a mid-life crisis as it copes with potential debt troubles in Italy, a U.S.-China trade war and the risk of a disorderly British exit from the European Union. How those risks play out will decide whether the ...

Frustration In Eastern US Storm’s Aftermath

TRENTON, N.J. — Exhausted commuters pointed fingers and demanded answers Friday, a day after a modest snowstorm stranded motorists on slippery roads for hours, paralyzed the public transit network serving New York City and its suburbs and even forced some New Jersey children to stay overnight ...

Allies Rally To UK’s May Amid Leadership Woes Over Brexit

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May won support for her beleaguered Brexit deal Friday from key politicians and business groups, but she remained besieged by internal party opponents determined to oust her. In a tumultuous week, May finally clinched a divorce deal with the European ...

Daughter Is Last To Learn Of New Love In Dad’s Life

DEAR ABBY: My father began dating four years after my mother passed away from a terrible bout with cancer. He and I have always been close; in fact, I have always considered him to be one of my best friends. But since he started dating he has changed. I just traveled across the country for a ...

Hundreds Go Missing In California Fire’s Wake

CHICO, Calif. — With 63 people confirmed dead in the Northern California wildfire, authorities Friday tried to winnow down a slapped-together list of the missing more than 600 names long, hoping many of them got out safely in the chaos over a week ago. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, ...

Mira Sorvino Urges #MeToo To Do More Than ‘Name And Shame’

NEW YORK — Mira Sorvino believes the key to eradicating sexual misconduct lies more in preventative education than in “naming and shaming” perpetrators. The Oscar-winning actress was one of the first to come forward with allegations of abuse against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, and her ...

Invite Your Kids To Help Make This Chocolate Sheet Cake

This chocolate sheet cake requires that you use Dutch-processed cocoa powder. What exactly is that? A process called Dutching, which was invented in the 19th century by a Dutch chemist and chocolatier named Coenraad Van Houten, raises cocoa powder’s pH level, which gives the cocoa a fuller ...

Apple Crisp Gets Boost From Cranberries

Although it’s hard to imagine that apple crisp needs much improvement, we liked the tartness and texture that cranberries added to one of our favorite standard dessert recipes. The challenges were balancing the fruit flavors and making sure that the filling baked evenly while the topping ...

Roasting Gets Brussels Sprouts Caramelized On The Outside

Roasting is an easy way to produce Brussels sprouts that are caramelized on the outside and tender on the inside. To ensure that we achieved this balance, we started by roasting them covered with foil; tossing them in a little bit of water to create a steamy environment helped cook them ...

Pocket Money Apps Aim To Help Kids In Cashless World

LONDON — For kids growing up in today’s cashless society, the piggy bank is going virtual. Father of two Roland Hall turned to a British startup’s digital pocket money app because his kids were still too young to get bank cards from traditional banks. With prepaid debit cards linked ...

Wood Ash From Fireplaces, Stoves Can Sometimes Help The Soil

For gardeners who heat their homes in winter using stoves or fireplaces, good-quality wood ashes can be a soil-amendment bonus. But if applied improperly, they can be a caustic topping for foliage-heavy plants and seedlings. The primary benefits of recycling wood ash into the soil are for ...

Kid Ride-Ons Explode With Cars, Tractors, Monster Trucks

NEW YORK — Mercedes or Mustang? John Deere or Jeep? Electric ride-ons for kids are busting out all over this holiday season. Target will add nearly a quarter-million square feet of new space for toys across more than 500 stores. Some of that real estate will show off a broad selection of ...

Actress Gives A Commanding Turn In ‘Widows’

When you think of the wives and girlfriends of criminals and mobsters in cinema and television, what or who comes to mind? Kay Adams? Elvira Hancock? Skyler White? They are either victims of a man’s misdeeds or end up becoming part of the problem. They might get fancy jewelry or a big house, ...

Kurtag’s First-Ever Opera Makes Long-Awaited World Debut

MILAN (AP) — Hungarian composer Gyorgy Kurtag’s long-awaited, first-ever opera was hailed as “astonishing” and “a masterpiece” as it made its debut Thursday at the famed La Scala opera house, winning eight minutes of applause. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban was in the royal ...

Viola Davis On ‘Widows,’ MeToo, Self-Expression

TORONTO — To Viola Davis, being naked on screen or onstage means more than having your clothes off. It means ridding yourself of self-consciousness and ego. It means exposing yourself. “Oftentimes you do see dynamic acting — there are a lot of really dynamic actors — but there is a ...

Reed Announces Emergency Services Training Grant

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, announced a $265,179 grant to provide education and training to emergency police, fire, and medical services in Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties. “We care about ensuring our rural communities have fair access to quality emergency healthcare,” ...