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Arterial Blook Pressure Readings Should Be Close To Cuff

DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently had surgery, and my blood pressure was monitored with a catheter. The readings were higher by 30 to 40 points compared with cuff measurements taken at the same time. They were having a hard time getting the catheter readings down to 170. I am wondering which readings ...

Horoscopes

Power is responsibility, and responsibility is power. To assume power without assuming responsibility is impossible. False power may present a temporary illusion, but it will always be shattered by the emergence of true power. This is the message of lunar conjunction of Pluto in Capricorn, the ...

Today In History

Today is Monday, Nov. 12, the 316th day of 2018. There are 49 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 12, 1927, Josef Stalin became the undisputed ruler of the Soviet Union as Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party. On this date: In 1866, Chinese ...

How Deadly Synthetic Opioid Fentanyl Took Over Pennsylvania

By Aubrey Whelan Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — The first time Nicki Saccomanno used fentanyl, she overdosed. It was 2016, and the 38-year-old from Kensington hadn’t known that the drugs she’d bought had been cut with the deadly synthetic opioid. She just remembers injecting ...

Warming Hurting Shellfish, Aiding Predators

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming environment, according to a pair of scientists that sought to find out whether environmental factors or overfishing was the source of the ...

Hearses Stand By As Crews Search For Victims Of California Fire

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — With hearses standing by, crews stepped up the search for bodies in the smoking ruins of Paradise — and relatives desperately looked for more than 100 missing loved ones — as wildfires raged Sunday on both ends of the state. The statewide death toll stood at 25 ...

WWI Descendants See Armistice Through Prism Of Personal Pain

PARIS — William Kearsey’s war was long over by the time his son ever heard about it. By then, the World War I veteran had undergone 28 surgeries to knit back together the bones and flesh of his face, which was shattered in a trench in Belgium in 1917. A century after fighting in the ...

Ex-Coach: California Gunman Was Volatile

MONTCLAIR, Calif. (AP) — A second high school coach of the gunman who killed 12 people at a Southern California bar recalled him on Sunday as volatile and intimidating, and said that repeated complaints to school administrators about his behavior failed to prompt any discipline. Evie Cluke ...

Sabres Rally Late To Beat Canucks 4-3 In Shootout

BUFFALO — Sam Reinhart returned after getting his lip stitched up to lead the Buffalo Sabres in a comeback victory. Reinhart tied it with 1:47 left in regulation, 40 seconds after he set up Jeff Skinner’s goal, and Jack Eichel and Casey Mittelstadt scored in the shootout to lift the ...

Siakam Scores 23 As Rapters Beat Knicks

TORONTO (AP) — Pascal Siakam scored a career-high 23 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 19 points and 10 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors beat the New York Knicks 128-112 on Saturday, improving their NBA-leading record to 12-1. OG Anunoby scored 16 points and Kawhi Leonard, Serge Ibaka and Delon ...

Source: Minnesota Trades Butler To 76ers

Jimmy Butler has his wish: He’s out of Minnesota. And just like that, Philadelphia has a new Big Three — one that could make serious noise in the Eastern Conference. A person with knowledge of the situation said Saturday that Butler is being traded to the 76ers in a package that will ...

Pastrnak Nets Hat Trick To Lift Bruins Past Maple Leafs

BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak had three goals and an assist to lead the Boston Bruins to a 5-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Patrice Bergeron had a goal and two assists, Joakim Nordstrom also scored and Brad Marchand had two assists as the Bruins ended the Maple ...

Barkley Expected To Start For Bills Vs. Jets

ORCHARD PARK — The Buffalo Bills are going with newly signed journeyman Matt Barkley as their starting quarterback, rather than provide turnover-prone Nathan Peterman another chance. The Bills ruled out injured rookie Josh Allen on Saturday and announced Barkley is expected to start against ...

Bonnies Coast To First Win Of Season

ST. BONAVENTURE — In a game dominated by defense, St. Bonaventure topped Jackson State 67-36 on Saturday afternoon at the Reilly Center. The Bonnies held the Tigers to 21 percent shooting (13 of 62) including just six field goals (6 of 35) in the second half. Osun Osunniyi, the Bonnies’ ...

Harvick On Mission To Silence His Critics After Penalty

AVONDALE, Ariz. — The mood in the desert is tense headed into the final elimination race before NASCAR’s championship, a title Kevin Harvick is determined to win. The 2014 champion is on a mission to lead his Stewart-Haas Racing team into the title race, prove they honestly are the best ...

Booth Helps No. 9 Villanova Beat Quinnipiac, 86-53

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phil Booth scored a career-high 23 points, and No. 9 Villanova routed Quinnipiac 86-53 on Saturday night. Booth made three of Villanova’s 12 3-pointers. The Wildcats (2-0) shot 47.1 percent (32 for 68) from the floor. Villanova led by as many as 37. The Wildcats ...

Sex Abuse Crisis Tops Agenda As US Catholic Bishops Convene

As U.S. Catholic bishops gather for their national assembly next week, the clergy sex abuse crisis dominates their agenda amid calls from critics that church leaders finally bring about meaningful reforms to root out misbehaving priests. The three-day assembly that starts Monday in Baltimore ...

Convicted Justice Resigns

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A suspended West Virginia Supreme Court justice who was recently convicted of 11 federal charges is stepping down just ahead of a special legislative session to consider his removal, the governor’s office disclosed Saturday. It was the latest development in an ...

Say No To Nanny Bloomberg

No matter how politically fractured the nation may seem, I believe that liberty-loving citizens of all ideologies can unite and agree: Billionaire Nanny Michael Bloomberg — the soda-taxing, gun-grabbing, snack-attacking control freak — should keep his nose out of our lives and out of the ...

Trump Barrels Into Nixon Territory

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s long-expected firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions may be a prelude to an outrageous, blatant political crime that could make the Watergate scandal of the 1970s pale in comparison. Trump’s accompanying appointment as acting attorney general of Matthew ...