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Brain scans may change care for some people with memory loss

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer’s? Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down, PET scans may lead to changes in treatment. The ...

Walking around Scotland for a week

By Lynn Dombeck The Associated Press GLASGOW, Scotland — Scotland has more than two dozen official long-distance trails through moors, peat bogs and forests. We chose one of the most popular, the West Highland Way. As first-time walkers in Scotland, my companion and I used a travel ...

Sisters at war can’t find common ground

From Creator’s Syndicate Dear Annie: My conflicts with my sister, "Amy," began when she crossed boundaries in an incident between our adult children. My daughter, "Leslie," decided that she no longer wanted to live in an apartment she shared with Amy's daughter. Amy's daughter, in turn, ...

Daytime Dial

By Lynda Hirsch ''THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL'': Hoping to break up Sally and Thomas' romance, Steffy tells Caroline she should come home. Thomas is delighted to see Douglas. Thomas assures Sally that she has nothing to fear from Caroline, but he does admit Caroline wants what she wants and ...

Best sellers

By The Associated Press App Store Official Charts for the week ending July 16, 2017: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two, Telltale Inc 4. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 5. MONOPOLY Game, ...

James Given

James Given James F. Given, 87, Woodsfield, Ohio, died July 19, 2017. Visitation Saturday 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m., Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield.

Big-money digital drug marketplaces knocked out

By The Associated Press HOUSTON — In an innovative blow to illicit internet commerce, cyberpolice shut down the world's leading "darknet" marketplace — then quietly seized a second bazaar to amass intelligence on illicit drug merchants and buyers. AlphaBay, formerly the internet's ...

Lifestyle changes might guard against dementia

By Lauran Neergaard AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON — Seek a good education. Control blood pressure and diabetes. Get off the couch. There are some hints, but no proof yet, that these and other lifestyle changes just might help stave off dementia. A provocative report in the British ...

Collusion? What about Chinagate?

During President Bill Clinton's 1996 campaign for re-election, several individuals allegedly worked on behalf of the Chinese government to influence the presidential election in favor of Clinton. "Chinagate" began when the Los Angeles Times reported, a couple months before the '96 election, ...

Liberal values are bankrupting this country

Recently, Gallup published the results of its annual Values and Beliefs poll. The headline of the report speaks for itself: "Americans Hold Record Liberal Views on Most Moral Issues." Gallup has been doing this poll since 2001, and the change in public opinion on the moral issues surveyed ...

O.J. Simpson granted parole after nearly 9 years in prison

By The Associated Press LOVELOCK, Nev.— O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America’s enduring fascination with the former football ...

Publicly assailed by Trump, Sessions says he’s staying on

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON —Attorney General Jeff Sessions, publicly skewered by his boss for stepping clear of the Russia-Trump investigations, declared Thursday he still loves his job and plans to stay on. Yet Donald Trump’s airing of his long-simmering frustrations with ...

Grace Murdayne Harrison

Grace Murdayne Harrison, 87, formerly of Williamstown, died Tuesday July 18, 2017 in Marietta, Ohio. She was born October 1, 1929 in Grantsville, WV to the late Harley and Ada Jarvis Lynch. As a young woman, Grace received her nurse’s training at St. Joseph School of Nursing in Parkersburg ...

My Marietta: Paddleboarding is picking up steam on area waterways

Paddleboards are becoming more and more popular on oceans, lakes and even the local riverways, with participants enjoying standing to paddle while taking in the scenery. “I love being on the water. It’s freeing to me,” said Gavin Warwick, 29, of Williamstown. “Paddleboarding is ...

Sexual misconduct training increases on campuses

By Julie Carr Smyth AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS— The percentage of students on Ohio's public and private four-year campuses who reported being trained in sexual assault prevention nearly doubled during the past year, according to a survey being released Wednesday. The ...

Poll: Don’t just kill ‘Obamacare’

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Americans overwhelmingly want lawmakers of both parties to work out health care changes, with only 13 percent supporting Republican moves to repeal "Obamacare" absent a replacement, according to a new poll. Although a deep partisan divide endures over ...

Doctors: McCain has brain tumor

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Arizona Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee with a well-known maverick streak that often vexes his GOP colleagues, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, his office said in a statement Wednesday. The 80-year-old lawmaker has ...

Republicans are licking their wounds

WASHINGTON -- In the congressional Republicans' zeal to repeal Obamacare and deliver on a prime Donald Trump campaign pledge, they have compounded his novice performance in the Oval Office with their own legislative ineptitude on Capitol Hill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's ...

Trump-Putin-Macron axis could spearhead new cooperation

Last Friday, when U.S. President Donald Trump sat beside French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris for a Bastille Day parade, it was a meeting of two men who have more in common than not. Both come from a private-sector background where results represent the bottom line. As Trump has found, ...

Plastic waste could bury Manhattan 2 miles deep

By Seth Borenstein AP Science Writer WASHINGTON — Industry has made more than 9.1 billion tons of plastic since 1950 and there's enough left over to bury Manhattan under more than two miles of trash, according to a new cradle-to-grave global study. Plastics don't break down like other ...