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  • Dear Abby: Man afraid to be alone starts affairs with married women

    Dear Abby: My son has taken it upon himself to get romantically involved with two different married women. He's newly divorced after a long marriage and hates the idea of being alone. He says he loves them both, but realizes there's no future with either one, so he's trying to extricate himself from the jam he's gotten into. The problem is, the women refuse to let go, and it's causing all sorts of problems. Any ideas?

    Dad in the Middle in New York

    Dear Dad: If you are smart, you'll stay out of...


  • Horoscope for Monday, 9/24/18 by Christopher Renstrom

    ARIES. (March 20 - April 18): Just because things don't work out now doesn't mean they won't eventually. What you truly want is closer than you think.


  • Sports calendar, Sept. 24-25

    MONDAY

    Baseball

    5:15p

    Milwaukee at St. Louis MLBNet

    7p

    A's at Seattle NBCSCA (95.7)

    7:15p

    San Diego at Giants NBCSBA (680)

    8p

    L.A. Dodgers at Arizona,

    joined in progress MLBNet

    NBA

    11a

    Warriors' Media Day NBCSBA

    NFL

    5:15p

    Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay ESPN ESPN2 (1050)

    TUESDAY

    Baseball

    4p

    N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay ESPN

    5p

    Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs MLBNet

    5:15p

    Milwaukee at St. Louis (1050)

    7p

    A's at Seattle NBCSCA (95.7)

    7p

    L.A. Dodgers at Arizona,

    joined in progress ESPN

    7:15p

    San Diego at...


  • News site to investigate Big Tech, aided by Craigslist founder

    When investigative journalist Julia Angwin worked for ProPublica, the nonprofit news organization became known as "Big Tech's scariest watchdog."

    By partnering with programmers and data scientists, Angwin pioneered the work of studying Big Tech's algorithms - the secret codes that have an enormous effect on everyday American life. Her findings shed light on how companies like Facebook were creating tools that could be used to promote racial bias, fraudulent schemes and extremist content.

    Now,...


  • Shoulder issue ends Astros’ pitcher Charlie Morton’s start

    Charlie Morton's start was going to be short; Houston manager A.J. Hinch just didn't think in would be this short.

    After noticing a dip in velocity, Hinch pulled Morton after one inning Sunday because of discomfort in his pitching shoulder. That is a potential problem for the Astros, who opened a 4½-game lead over the second-place A's in the American League West.

    Despite Morton's early exit, the Astros beat the Angels 6-2 in Houston.

    Hinch said the Astros planned for Morton to pitch three to...


  • Elderly woman found dead in car in Newark

    The body of an elderly woman was found in a car at the bottom of an embankment in Newark on Sunday afternoon.

    Discovery of the car off Highway 84 was made by police officers responding to a different car that ran off the highway, said a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol.

    The deceased person hasn't been identified, the cause of death isn't clear and an investigation is ongoing, said the spokesman. The car was partially hidden by trees and vegetation.

    The other car had two people who...


  • Drew Brees’ TD run in OT lifts Saints past Falcons 43-37

    ATLANTA - On the day he became the NFL's career leader in completed passes, Drew Brees' biggest plays came as a runner.

    Brees' 1-yard run capped an 80-yard touchdown drive to open overtime that lifted the Saints to a 43-37 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

    That came after his 7-yard score late in the fourth quarter forced the overtime. After New Orleans won the coin toss, Brees and the Saints held the ball for more than seven minutes.

    Brees jumped over the pile on a quarterback keeper after his...


  • Rams hold off Chargers 35-23 in LA’s crosstown showdown

    LOS ANGELES - Jared Goff passed for 354 yards and three touchdowns, and Todd Gurley rushed for 105 yards and another score, leading the Rams to a 35-23 victory over the Chargers on Sunday in the franchises' first meeting since their relocations to Los Angeles.

    Cory Littleton blocked a punt in the end zone and Blake Countess recovered it for an early touchdown for the Rams (3-0), who racked up 521 yards and remained one of the NFL's four unbeaten teams.

    Two seasons after the Rams kicked off...


  • A’s fail to clinch at home, fall 5-1 to Twins

    With a good-sized crowd on hand Sunday for the final home game of the season, the A's wanted to clinch a postseason spot at the Coliseum to celebrate in front of their fans. Instead, they'll have to clinch on the road.

    A bad throw by Gold Glove candidate Matt Chapman prevented a potential inning-ending double play in the Twins' three-run fourth inning, but the A's shot at clinching was thwarted as much by minimal offense as anything else. Oakland got a homer by Matt Olson and nothing more in...


  • Rookie QB Josh Allen helps Bills stun Vikings

    MINNEAPOLIS - Josh Allen played with the poise of a well-seasoned quarterback, hustling to give Buffalo an early lead in his first NFL road start.

    Then, the Bills turned their defense loose on Kirk Cousins and delivered a stunningly lopsided victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

    Allen accounted for three touchdowns as the Bills beat the Vikings 27-6 on Sunday as 16½-point underdogs.

    The Vikings (1-1-1) allowed the Bills (1-2) to become only the sixth 16-plus-point underdog winner in the NFL's past...


  • Adrian Peterson runs for 120 yards, 2 TDs as Washington tops Packers

    LANDOVER, Md. - A week removed from what he called "an embarrassment," Adrian Peterson turned in his first 100-yard game in more than 10 months.

    Peterson ran for 120 yards and two 2-yard scores, Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes and Washington held on Sunday for a 31-17 victory over a gimpy Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, who again had complaints about a roughing-the-passer penalty on Clay Matthews.

    On a rainy afternoon, Washington (2-1) went up 14-0 and wasahead 28-10 at halftime, thanks to...


  • Carson Wentz leads Eagles to comeback win over Colts

    Carson Wentz shook off rust and defenders.

    Wentz threw a touchdown pass on his first drive in nine months, Wendell Smallwood ran in from the 4 for the go-ahead score and the Philadelphia Eagles pulled out a 20-16 victory over the visiting Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

    "It was a long time coming," Wentz said after playing his first game since he tore two ligaments in his left knee Dec. 10. "It felt great."

    Adam Vinatieri tied Morten Andersen's career record of 565 field goals by connecting on...