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Team LeBron wins revamped All-Star Game

CHICAGO (AP) — Players were taking charges, bodies were hitting the floor, calls and non-calls were being screamed about on both ends. The fourth quarter of the NBA All-Star Game was as intense as the final moments of a playoff game, the biggest stars in the league holding absolutely nothing ...

Long before Trump we were a divided people

In a way, Donald Trump might be called The Great Uniter. Bear with me. No Republican president in the lifetime of this writer, not even Ronald Reagan, united the party as did Trump in the week of his acquittal in the Senate and State of the Union address. According to the Gallup Poll, 94% ...

President Trump is paving the way

The disproportionate number of African American special guests hosted by President Donald Trump at the State of the Union address made clear how very serious he is about courting the support of this community. The question, of course, is whether meaningful change in how African Americans vote ...

The tyranny of Tamiflunatics

Beware of clickbait character assassins masquerading as “journalists.” This is a lesson America should have learned after the mass media defamation of the Covington Catholic schoolboys last year. Just a few weeks ago, innocent teenager Nick Sandmann won a multimillion-dollar settlement ...

Underdogs give it a shot

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Timmy Hill needed to race into the Daytona 500 to keep his underfunded team off life support. Reed Sorenson might have spent his weekend working as a spotter instead of a driver had he had not qualified for the race. Both drivers are in the 40-car field, the latest ...

NASCAR heads into Daytona with no feel

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The first four events leading into the Daytona 500 have produced four different winners. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. put his new team on the pole, while Erik Jones outlasted a crash-fest to win a qualifying race. Joey Logano and William Byron won the qualifying races. ...

TVSATURDAY

7:25 a.m. (NBCSN) Soccer: Premier, Burnley at Southampton. 10 a.m. (ESPNews) Rugby: Pro14, Edinburgh vs. Scarlets. 10:30 a.m. (ESPNU) College softball: Oklahoma St. vs. Alabama. Noon (8, 53, 62) College basketball: Purdue at Ohio State. Noon (BTN) College ...

Clevinger to miss time

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians are already dealing with adversity before taking the field for their first full-squad workout. Starter Mike Clevinger was undergoing surgery Friday to repair torn meniscus in his left knee after the right-hander hurt it while working out at the team’s training ...

HOROSCOPE

BY HOLIDAY MATHIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 A Question from a Solar Lunar Square After Valentine's Day, it's honest self-reflection that drives a mature person to wonder about the nature of a relationship. Do you care about someone because who they are means something important to you, or ...

What time is it? Dogs use patterns

Dear Heloise: CAN DOGS TELL TIME? — Jessie S., age 12, Rockport, Texas Jessie, dogs react to the circadian rhythm, the pattern of light and dark over the course of a day, and this is how they "tell time." Keeping your dog on a schedule is important. Meals, walks and playtime should be at ...

Separate sleeping quarters gives peace

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married for 45 years. When she moved out of our bedroom, I was shocked. I thought she didn’t love me anymore. Then I realized that both our sleeping habits have changed over the years. She snores, and I toss and turn. She needs the room dark, while I like a ...

Bacteria bully: Brother-in-law loves to spread germs

Dear Annie: When my brother-in-law is sick, he loves to cough: He says he wants to spread his germs around. Recently, we went out to eat with him, and he coughed into his hands and not into his elbow. He kept coughing throughout the meal. No one wants his sickness. I find it difficult to be ...

ANTIQUES

When is a pile of rocks considered art? Recently, an unusual table made of glass and “stone” was offered in an Andrew Jones auction in Los Angeles, with an estimated price of $2,500 to $3,500. It didn’t sell, but other related sculptures by the artist, Woods Davy (1949-), have sold from ...

Seeking peace within

Dear Annie: Our 48-year-old daughter decided four years ago to legally change her name and deny us as family. I am her stepmother, but she has been my daughter since she was 10 years old. My husband and I are in our late 60s and 70s, respectively. Our daughter has had a history of obtaining ...

HORO SCOPE

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2020 Retrograde Healing Mercury retrogrades through an emotional landscape, triggering memories. When was the last time you felt this? What does that picture remind you of? And here comes a scent that brings you immediately back to another time. It’s as though now and ...

Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel” keeps rolling

By Kristin M. Hall Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn - Country singer Darius Rucker couldn't quite believe it when he was surprised this week with the news that his song "Wagon Wheel" was certified eight times platinum, making it one of the top five most popular country singles ever. On ...

‘The Photograph’ develops nicely into a fine film

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer This Valentine's Day, there's certain to be the usual flood of candy and flowers. But at your local movie theater, there's something increasingly rare: A soulful and adult romantic drama in "The Photograph." Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield star as ...

Hoffa suspect in disappearance dies

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Charles "Chuckie" O'Brien, a longtime associate of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa who became a leading suspect in the labor leader's disappearance and later was portrayed in the Martin Scorsese film "The Irishman," has died. O'Brien's stepson, Harvard Law School professor ...

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Negative interest rates turn saving, borrowing upside down FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - These are strange times for borrowers and savers. Interest rates have been low for years and it seems it's the new normal. In Europe they've even gone negative and some bank customers are seeing that in ...

US stocks post small gains, major indexes up for the week

By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer Wall Street closed out a wobbly day of trading Friday with the major stock indexes notching their second straight weekly gain. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq eked out tiny gains, good enough to nudge each to an all-time high for the fourth time this week. The ...