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Briefly, Nov. 13

Man broke into home, got in bed naked AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man is accused of breaking into an Augusta home, rummaging around and then jumping naked into bed with two residents. News outlets report 29-year-old Christopher Lindner has been arrested on charges including criminal ...

Finding positives in midterm election outcome

WASHINGTON — It wasn’t a blue trickle, but nor was it a tsunami. Rather, the midterm elections brought a gentle, purplish wave of mostly center-leaning Democrats whose profiles suggest a welcome infusion of professionalism and balance to a disorderly House. Unlike the tea party revolution ...

Record voter turnout — we can do even better

Phew. The midterm elections are over! You voted, right? Yes? Great. For those who did not join the record-breaking throngs who either cast an early ballot or turned out on Election Day, you missed out. Voting is one of America’s greatest civil rights, and it gloriously brings us all ...

Poor choices can ruin business partnerships

NEW YORK — Nearly a year after Courtney Jackson launched her clothing business, she took on a partner to help manage the company’s growth. A month into the partnership, something was wrong. Jackson’s partner was supposed to handle half the company’s workload, but that didn’t happen. ...

Thinking of getting a partner? Some tips for business owners

NEW YORK — When small business owners want to take on partners, the selection process needs to be carried out thoughtfully and deliberately. The wrong choice can doom not only the partnership, but the company. Some things to consider before entering into a partnership: • When picking a ...

New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

CHICAGO — Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health. The advice is the first update since the government’s physical activity guidelines came out a decade ago. Since then, the list ...

Too much iron treated by regular blood donations

Dear Dr. Roach: I’m a 70-year-old woman. Last October, during my annual physical, blood tests showed that my iron levels were extremely high. My doctor did additional blood tests for hemochromatosis and concluded I didn’t have it. She suggested I donate blood every three months to keep the ...

Invited then not invited

Dear Annie: A former co-worker of my husband’s invited us to his son’s wedding. We received the usual “save the date” card one year prior to the ceremony. For the whole year, he asked us whether we would be attending every other week. About six months before the wedding, my husband’s ...

WWI remembrance warns of resurging ‘old demons’

PARIS (AP) — World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I’s slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations Sunday that drove home the message “never again” but also exposed the globe’s new political fault lines. As Donald ...

Florida, Georgia testing new Dem coalition

NEW YORK (AP) — For much of the country, the 2018 midterm season is over. But unresolved races for governor in Georgia and Florida are raising major strategic questions for Democrats as they turn their attention to the upcoming battle for the White House. As in other states, Democrats in ...

Briefly, Nov. 12

Saudi Arabia, Russia discussing possible oil-production cuts to raise prices By The Associated Press Momentum seems to be growing among major oil producers to reduce output in an effort to end a slump in prices. Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said Sunday that the kingdom will reduce ...

Heart meeting features fish oil, vitamin D, cholesterol updates

CHICAGO (AP) — Fish oil, vitamin D, novel drugs, new cholesterol guidelines: News from an American Heart Association conference over the weekend reveals a lot about what works and what does not for preventing heart attacks and other problems. Dietary supplements missed the mark, but a ...

No worries about breaking gift limit

Dear Annie: With the upcoming gift season, I have a question regarding dollar limits set by clubs. Say an amount is set at $10. Does that mean the gift value or the dollar amount spent on the gift? Recently, I had a coupon for candles that were “buy one, get one free.” This allowed me to ...

Arterial vs. cuff blood pressure reading

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 ...

Pabst, MillerCoors going to trial over partnership

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pabst Brewing Co. and MillerCoors are going to trial, with hipster favorite Pabst contending that MillerCoors wants to put it out of business by ending a longstanding partnership through which it brews Pabst’s beers. The case has high stakes for Pabst, whose lawyers argue ...

George W. Bush, Laura Bush honored for work with veterans

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush were awarded the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal for their work with U.S. military veterans since leaving the White House. Former Vice President Joe Biden presented the award to the couple at ...

Winds again fan southern California wildfire

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Strong Santa Ana winds returned to Southern California Sunday, fanning a huge wildfire that has scorched a string of communities west of Los Angeles. Huge plumes of smoke were rising again in the fire area, which stretches miles from the northwest corner of Los ...

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 ...

Nation briefly, Nov. 12

Bruno Mars to provide Thanksgiving meals NEW YORK (AP) — Bruno Mars will mark the end of his massive “24K Magic World Tour” by providing meals to 24,000 Hawaii residents in need for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Hawaiian-born singer announced Sunday he has donated money for the food ...

CHAMPIONS

FAIRBORN — The volleyball struck by Zoe Meyer hit the Nutter Center floor. But its impact wasn’t felt right away. There it all was. The 15th point of the fifth set. A 15-10 victory. A five-set win over New Bremen, the defending state champions, in the Division IV final. And the first ...