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Millennial Money: How frugal fashionistas can stay on trend

By COURTNEY JESPERSEN NerdWallet Nowadays, it’s not just celebrities who wear high-end clothing and accessories. The influencers filling your social media feed likely wear them, too. Millennials love buying luxury names, according to Thomai Serdari, academic director of the Fashion ...

How to tell if you are a voter

By John Kass In a thoroughly forgettable movie about a drug-addled street urchin, played by Bridget Fonda, being transformed into a poised and glamorous assassin, the thoroughly unforgettable Anne Bancroft delivered a special line. When you’re afraid or nervous and under pressure, ...

Peace in the Middle East

By ERICK ERICKSON I have noted before that I grew up in Dubai, one of the United Arab Emirates. From 1980-1990, my family lived in an ungated community in the middle of the city down the street from the Iranian Hospital with the Jumeirah American School just one long block up the road. We ...

Life, still

By CONNIE SCHULTZ Today was the day. Marked it on the kitchen wall calendar, which hangs next to the sink because we can always use a little more art in this joint, especially now. I poured a mug of coffee and sat in my favorite chair, the one by the window, which was cracked open to the ...

Independent investigation into Daniel Prude death advances

ROCHESTER (AP) — The Rochester City Council Friday gave investigators the power to subpoena city departments and others as part of an independent investigation into the suffocation death of Daniel Prude. The council, which authorized the investigation Tuesday, unanimously approved the ...

Anti-Black, anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled on NYU building

NEW YORK (AP) — A state hate crimes task force will assist a New York City police investigation into anti-Black and anti-Semitic graffiti found on a Manhattan college campus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. The graffiti, including a swastika and racist statements, was scrawled on the side of ...

SUNY Oswego halts in-person classes amid COVID-19 outbreak

OSWEGO (AP) — An upstate New York college is suspending in-person classes for two weeks because of a coronavirus outbreak, officials announced Friday, but campus will stay open and students won’t be sent home. The State University of New York at Oswego announced the shift to remote ...

‘Forrest Gump’ author Groom dead at 77

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop cultural phenomenon, has died at age 77. Mayor Karin Wilson of Fairhope, Alabama, said in a message on social media that Groom had died in ...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

By MARK SHERMAN The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women‘s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from ...

Stopgap bill to prevent shutdown held up

By ANDREW TAYLOR The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Efforts to fashion a temporary spending bill needed to avert a government shutdown at the end of the month ran aground Friday amid a fight over farm bailout funding that’s a key priority of President Donald Trump and Capitol Hill ...

Push underway to test COVID-19 vaccines

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and FEDERICA NARANCIO The Associated Press TAKOMA PARK, Md. — In front of baskets of tomatoes and peppers, near a sizzling burrito grill, the “promotoras” stop masked shoppers at a busy Latino farmers market: Want to test a COVID-19 vaccine? Aided by ...

U.S. bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns

By TALI ARBEL, MATT O’BRIEN and MATT OTT The Associated Press The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps from accessing essential internet services in the U.S. — a move that could effectively ...

Stars and Lightning both turn defense into offense

By STEPHEN HAWKINS The Associated Press This was already going to be an unusual Stanley Cup, and it now has a matchup for all of those who like their games to be a bit defensive. The Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning, two of the league’s southernmost teams playing for the title in ...

Reed takes the lead as the real U.S. Open gets started

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press MAMARONECK — This was the Winged Foot everyone has heard about. This is the U.S. Open everyone expected. Patrick Reed answered the first big test Friday when the wind arrived out of the north, bringing a little chill and a lot of trouble. He never ...

Historic year: Antetokounmpo wins second-straight NBA MVP award

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo’s historic year earned him a historic awards sweep. The Milwaukee forward is the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season, receiving that award Friday. He got the Defensive Player of the Year award earlier in these ...

Much will be learned when Patriots visit Seahawks in Week 2

By BARRY WILNER The Associated Press The Seattle Seahawks have had a nasty habit of starting slowly. If their debut at Atlanta last weekend is any indication, Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson have the motors revving from the jump. Few teams were more impressive than Seattle as the NFL ...

Briscoe heads into playoffs with Xfinity Series-high seventh win

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The final regular-season race of the Xfinity Series proved to be a preview of the upcoming playoffs as title contenders Chase Briscoe and Austin Cindric dominated yet another event. Briscoe passed Cindric with five laps remaining Friday night at Bristol Motor ...

Reds surge into playoff contention, beat White Sox, 7-1

By The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Slumping Jesse Winker hit a three-run homer — one of four off White Sox starter Jonathan Stiever — and the Cincinnati Reds extended their surge into playoff contention with a 7-1 win Friday night for their season-high sixth victory in a row. The ...

Trump betting on a vaccine

By Jules Witcover President Trump, thrown on the defensive by his admission he lied about his early knowledge of the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and then played it down to avoid public panic, continues to predict a vaccine will be available by Election Day. He hopes its public ...

Why so much anger?

By Cal Thomas There was a time in America, unknown or not experienced by people under the age of 50, when politics was a contact sport played with mostly accepted rules and the equivalent of “sportsmanship.” Losers would graciously concede and wish the victor well, in most cases vowing to ...