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Family favorites for a successful Game Day or Game Night

(Family Features) It's game day, which means your party needs food and needs it fast. Use recipes that can pump up the crowd this season and make every game a win. These quick recipes for an Olive Bar Flatbread and a Mediterranean Nacho Bar can leave the fans in your home screaming for more. ...

Learn how to write a classic love letter

Today’s digital world has given rise to fast, stinted communications. According to the Pew Research Center, texting is the most widely used smartphone app, with 97 percent of Americans using it at least once a day. Across the globe, 8.3 trillion text messages are sent each year. That ...

How chocolate became tied to Valentine’s Day

Heart-shaped boxes filled with decadent treats are coveted gifts on Valentine’s Day. Chocolate lovers typically have a favorite type of chocolate, whether it’s creamy filled truffles or chocolate pieces with fruit or nut fillings. The tradition of gifting chocolate is anything but new. ...

Romantically-named locales around the world

Valentine’s Day places love and romance front and center. Come Valentine’s Day, sweethearts of all ages engage in various romantic traditions, including love notes, date nights and gift exchanges, to showcase their affection. Another way couples might want to celebrate Valentine’s Day ...

Creative design ideas for the disabled – and everybody else

By The Associated Press NEW YORK — From snazzy canes to tremor-proof spoons to a racing wheelchair, a new exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum highlights a surge in designs for and by those with a wide range of disabilities. "The show really celebrates this proliferation ...

Southern states join to promote civil rights tourism

By The Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites including the building where the Confederacy was born and the motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died. Fourteen ...

You may wanna get that checked out

From Creator’s Syndicate Dear Annie: I have been a practicing dermatologist for over 20 years. I love my profession. I am also a mother to two boys and a girl. Recently, my son who's a senior in college came home for Thanksgiving. His new girlfriend came over to our house for dinner. He ...

Daytime Dial

By Lynda Hirsch ''DAYS OF OUR LIVES'': Sonny is crushed when Will says he wants a divorce and is moving out of the mansion. Victor warns Brady about his plan to bed and wed Eve so he can then dump her and force her to give up Titan could turn into a disaster for Brady. Eve gloats when Gabi ...

Some cities end their role in A&E’s ‘Live PD’

By The Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — For some of the law enforcement agencies that agreed to be on A&E Network's real-time police show "Live PD," the goal of being more transparent with their profession under increasing scrutiny clashed with concerns over public image. Police ...

Panel backs lower drunken driving threshold

By Joan Lowy The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Most women would need to draw the line at two drinks, and men at two or three if states follow a blueprint by a prestigious scientific panel for eliminating the "entirely preventable" 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United ...

Scientists pursue super-shot for flu

By Lauran Neergaard AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON — The descriptions are haunting. Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered coffins. A century after one of history's most catastrophic ...

Immigration deal distant as leaders try to avert shutdown

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation remained distant Tuesday, as House Republicans leaders shifted to a painful backup plan: crafting a stopgap funding bill that would merely delay the threat of ...

CVS promises to end touchups of its beauty images

By Anne D’Innocenzio AP Retail Writer NEW YORK — Pharmacy giant CVS said it will stop significant touchups of images used in its advertising for beauty products. The company said it has a responsibility to think about sending messages of unrealistic body images to girls and young ...

Marshall grad makes name for himself with kombucha business

By Dave Lavender The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — As a counselor, teacher, and musician, Huntingtonian Mark Smith has made a name for himself educating others and doing his part to create a smarter, kinder Tri-State. But, of late, he is increasingly also known for elevating the ...

YouTube suspends star over suicide video, doesn’t shut door

By David Bauder AP Media Writer PASADENA, Calif. — YouTube has suspended a star who posted video images of what appeared to be a suicide victim but said Saturday that doesn't mean it won't work with him in the future. The video service announced this week that it had pulled Logan Paul's ...

New tribal casino ramping up Indiana gambling competition

By Tom Davies The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's beleaguered casino industry faces more turbulence with the opening of the state's first tribal casino in South Bend, which could lure gamblers from other locations and have a business advantage since it won't pay state ...

Alaska bill would force companies to use net neutrality

By The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — An Alaska lawmaker is proposing regulations requiring internet service providers in the state practice net neutrality, despite the recent repeal of such regulations at the federal level. The bill is necessary to help businesses in Alaska compete ...

California mudslide death toll reaches 20

By Michael Balsamo The Associated Press MONTECITO, Calif. — Parishioners prayed on Sunday for those killed and for families still searching for missing relatives in a Southern California community ravaged by mudslides, and authorities announced another body had been found, increasing the ...

Kennedy targets gun violence in Illinois governor campaign

By Sara Burnett The Associated Press CHICAGO — Few people running for public office have been more personally affected by gun violence than Chris Kennedy, who was a child when his father and uncle, Sen. Robert Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy, were assassinated. Now the 54-year-old ...

Steelers out

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Jacksonville Jaguars, yes those Jacksonville Jaguars, are heading to the AFC championship game. Rookie running back Leonard Fournette ran for 109 yards and three touchdowns, Blake Bortles added 214 yards passing and a vital ...