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Educating readers on prosopagnosia

Dear Annie: I read your column every day and am a faithful fan. Your column reaches a multitude of readers and is a valuable way to enlighten and educate on topics either not talked about or not well known. I wanted to write to you about a condition that my son has, in hopes of educating people ...

Bacteria are to blame for stinky shoes and feet

Dear Dr. Roach: My nephew has foot odor. Even after showering, his feet have a bad odor. His shoes smell bad and have to be replaced often. What is the remedy for this problem? — B.C. Answer: Foot odor is caused mostly by bacteria living on your feet. Bacteria thrive in warm and moist ...

Spice your turkey burgers up with some mango chutney

By America’s Test Kitchen Sweet, spicy, fruity and jammy, mango chutney is a powerhouse ingredient common in Indian cuisine that can liven up even the most mild-mannered of dishes. We first tried packing some chutney into our Classic Turkey Burgers by mixing it with the ground turkey, but ...

Overflowing Great Lakes pose new threat for endangered bird

GLEN HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Peering through a spotting scope mounted on a tripod, researcher Alice Van Zoeren notices a piping plover skittering across a sandy, pebble-strewn Lake Michigan beach and hopping into a nest, swapping places with its mate. “Nest exchange! Did you see it?” Van ...

Enbridge to begin rock, soil sampling in Straits of Mackinac

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge Inc. said Monday that it is moving ahead with the collection of rock and soil samples in the Straits of Mackinac while it prepares for a court battle with Michigan’s governor over a planned oil pipeline tunnel there. The Canadian company, which has ...

Senate proposal tackles issue of custody of troubled kids

COLUMBUS (AP) — A legislative proposal would help Ohio parents keep custody of troubled children who require desperately needed and expensive services. A measure in the Senate version of Ohio’s two-year budget is aimed at so-called “multisystem youths” who need help from service ...

Masked gunman killed in shootout at Dallas courthouse

DALLAS (AP) — An Army veteran wearing a mask and carrying more than 150 rounds of ammunition for his high-powered rifle was shot dead Monday after he opened fire outside a busy federal courthouse in downtown Dallas, authorities said. Federal officers killed 22-year-old Brian Isaack Clyde ...

Abortion foes, supporters pack hearing in Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) — Activists on both sides of the abortion divide clashed Monday on a bill in Massachusetts that would let women obtain an abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy in cases of “fatal fetal anomalies.” The bill, called the “Roe Act” by supporters, would amend current state ...

Lawmakers raise alarm after wave of Philly shootings

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawmakers from Philadelphia called for increased action from state and city officials Monday to stem a rising tide of gun violence that included a fatal shooting when someone sprayed gunfire into a high school graduation party at a public park. The bloody weekend comes ...

Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95

NEW YORK (AP) — Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the “poor little rich girl” of the Great Depression, survived family tragedy and multiple marriages and reigned during the 1970s and ‘80s as a designer jeans pioneer, died ...

‘Greening of America’ author Charles Reich dead at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Reich, the author and Ivy League academic whose “The Greening of America” blessed the counterculture of the 1960s and became a million-selling manifesto for a new and euphoric way of life, has died. Reich’s nephew Daniel Reich said he died Saturday after being ...

Small media company to run Sports Illustrated for new owner

NEW YORK (AP) — The company that recently bought Sports Illustrated has found someone to run it: a small media company called Maven. Authentic Brands Group bought Sports Illustrated from publishing giant Meredith last month. At the time, the companies said Meredith would run the magazine ...

‘Hunger Games’ prequel novel coming in 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — A decade after seemingly wrapping up “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy, is coming next year. The novel, currently untitled, is scheduled for release on ...

Fire triggers pollution concerns at US Steel coke plant Monday

By The Associated Press The second fire in six months at U.S. Steel’s massive coke plant outside Pittsburgh knocked a key pollution control system offline Monday, triggering a health warning as officials monitored the air around the plant for signs of a release of toxic sulfur ...

US-Iran move closer to a flashpoint as tensions spike

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Iran edged toward a flashpoint Monday as Tehran announced it was breaking compliance with the accord that keeps it from making nuclear weapons and the Trump administration followed by ordering 1,000 more troops to the Middle East. The Pentagon said the ...

Debating impeachment, Democrats have 2020 on their minds

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Democrats, the decisions being made of whether to support impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump are personal, gut-wrenching and, at times, starkly political, with fallout in 2020 and beyond. Some lawmakers worry impeachment will benefit the president, ...

Bauer throws complete game shutout to cap Tribe’s sweep

DETROIT (AP) — Trevor Bauer has accomplished a lot of things in his career, but there was one box he wasn’t able to check off until Sunday in Detroit. Bauer pitched his first shutout as a pro, ending the longest winless streak of his career as the Cleveland Indians beat the Tigers 8-0 ...

Woodland’s moment

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Gary Woodland denied Brooks Koepka’s bold bid at history and made U.S. Open memories of his own Sunday with two clutch shots, a birdie putt on the final hole and that silver trophy in his hands at Pebble Beach. Yeah, he’s got this. Koepka, trying to match a ...

Hovland ends amateur career in style tops Nicklaus’ record

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Viktor Hovland ended his amateur career in style. Hovland shot a 4-under 67 in the final round of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach on Sunday to finish the weekend at 4-under 280, breaking Jack Nicklaus’ record by two strokes for the lowest score ever for an ...

Continuing to honor all fathers

Dear Readers: Fathers and father figures deserve more than one day of recognition for all their work and love, and the number of beautiful words send in reflected this. Below are a few more moving tributes submitted for Father’s Day. ‘My Father’s Example’ A father gives instruction ...