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Fewer Teens Smoking, Doing Drugs … And Drinking Milk

NEW YORK — Fewer U.S. teens are smoking, having sex and doing drugs these days. Oh, and they’re drinking less milk, too. Less than one-third of high school students drink a glass of milk a day, according to a large government survey released Thursday. About two decades ago, it was nearly ...

A Troubling Midlife Trend

CHICAGO — The deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade highlight a troubling trend — rising suicides among middle-aged Americans. Mental health problems, often undiagnosed, are usually involved and experts say knowing warning signs and who is at risk can ...

NIH To End Industry-Funded Study Of Alcohol’s Benefits

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, saying ethical problems with how the research was planned and funded undermine its credibility. The National Institutes of Health used money from the ...

Alberto Begins To Dissipate, Leaving Deaths, Flooding Behind

Remnants of the first named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season are pushing into Canada, but Alberto’s heavy rains have drenched the Southern Appalachians, claiming lives in raging flash floods, triggering mudslides and washing away bridges. Since its Memorial Day landfall in the ...

Tropical Storm Carlotta Pounds Mexico’s Coast

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Heavy rain and wind from Tropical Storm Carlotta lashed Mexico’s Pacific coast southeast of Acapulco ahead of its expected landfall late Saturday or early Sunday. Carlotta, the third named storm of the Pacific hurricane season, was meandering just off Mexico’s coast, ...

Seven-Meter-Long Python Swallows Indonesian Woman

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A 23-foot-long python has swallowed a woman in central Indonesia, a village official said Saturday. The victim, 54-year-old Wa Tiba, went missing while checking her vegetable garden near her village on Muna island in Southeast Sulawesi province on Thursday evening, ...

Warner Bros. Crackdown Puts Dark Mark Over Potter Festivals

PHILADELPHIA — Warner Bros. is cracking down on local Harry Potter fan festivals around the country, saying it’s necessary to halt unauthorized commercial activity. Fans, however, liken the move to Dementors sucking the joy out of homegrown fun, while festival directors say they’ll ...

Diversity Is ‘Crap’? Candidate Says Context Is Key

TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey Republican running for an open U.S. House seat recorded in a video saying “diversity is a bunch of crap” and later criticized by Democrats, including Gov. Phil Murphy, and Republicans says it was taken out of context and that it’s “un-American” to use ...

Bernie Sanders Declining To Help Son In Race Fits Pattern

MONTPELIER, Vt. — An endorsement by Bernie Sanders is one of the most coveted gifts in Democratic politics. But the Vermont senator and liberal darling is notoriously reluctant to back many politicians, including, it turns out, his own son. Sanders has come under scrutiny in recent weeks ...

UK Changes Course, Allows Epileptic Boy To Use Cannabis Oil

LONDON — The British government changed course Saturday in a case concerning cannabis oil, saying an epileptic boy can be treated with it after his mother said he needed it to survive severe seizures. Home Secretary Sajid Javid said he has agreed to urgently issue a license to allow Billy ...

Horoscopes

The father of one’s youth may not be the father of one’s adolescence or adult life, as relationships change through the year. This Father’s Day, the moon is in Leo, the sign of children. A return to early family dynamics is to be expected. Leo also rules the heart. Gestures of love (and ...

Despite Cancer, McCain’s Maverick Ways Press On In Tweets

PHOENIX — Sen. John McCain’s legacy was thrust into focus nearly one year ago when he announced his brain cancer diagnosis. The six-term Senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran is now fighting the illness from his beloved Arizona, and filling the role of one of the few Congressional ...

Disputed Policies On Migrants Cast Uncertainy On EU’s Future

BRUSSELS — Forget Brexit or a looming trans-Atlantic trade war. The diplomatic spat this week among Italy, Malta and France over who should take responsibility for some 630 people rescued at sea shows that the biggest challenge Europe faces today is migration. It’s not about the hundreds ...

New Directive Takes Aim At Immigrants Fleeing Gang Violence

TIJUANA, Mexico — The MS-13 gang made Jose Osmin Aparicio’s life so miserable in his native El Salvador that he had no choice but to flee in the dead of night with his wife and four children, leaving behind all their belongings and paying a smuggler $8,000. Aparicio is undeterred by a new ...

Johnson Takes 4-Shot Lead Into The Weekend

SOUTHAMPTON — Dustin Johnson handled the worst of the weather and wound up as the sole survivor to par at the U.S. Open, taking a four-shot lead into the weekend at Shinnecock Hills with plenty of reminders of how it can all go wrong. Some of them from Johnson’s own experiences. Most came ...

Leonard Wants Trade From Spurs

Kawhi Leonard’s time with the San Antonio Spurs may soon be over. A person familiar with the situation says Leonard has told the Spurs that he would like to be traded this summer, the clearest sign yet that the relationship between the team and the All-Star is in disrepair. The person ...

Keuchel Helps Astros Get 10th Straight Win, 10-2 Over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Houston Astros won their 10th straight game, with Dallas Keuchel getting three-run homers from Max Stassi and Alex Bregman to rout the Kansas City Royals 10-2 on Saturday. Jose Altuve hit a two-run double in the first inning to send the World Series champions on ...

A Tribute To Charles Krauthammer

I have often thought that tributes to those we love are best made when the object of our affection is still with us, rather than at their funerals. I do not know Charles Krauthammer well, though we would occasionally see each other at Fox News when I worked there and at Washington Nationals ...

Sex, Love, Loss: Little Is Off Limits On ‘Red Table Talk’

NEW YORK (AP) — Sex, love and loss, self-harm, addiction and recovery: There isn’t much Jada Pinkett Smith, her mom, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, and her 17-year-old daughter, Willow, aren’t willing to talk about around a shiny round red table in a unique Facebook show that has a growing, ...

The Secret To An Ultra-Chill Sorbet Is All In The Pectin

(AP) — Raspberry sorbet is refreshing—but it’s often too icy to be worth eating. For smooth scoops, we froze a small portion of the base separately, adding it back to the rest before churning. Because this small amount froze so rapidly, there wasn’t enough time for large ice crystals ...