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  • Scout pushes bounds with Eagle project

    By Martha Irvine | February 28, 2016 - 6:00am

    CHICAGO – David Fite already had earned the 21 merit badges needed to earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout.

  • App interest outweighs romance

    By Tali Arbel | February 26, 2016 - 6:58pm

    NEW YORK – Online dating services are now hip with young adults, but not always for dating.

  • Palestinians renovate Christian holy site

    By Daniela Berretta | February 25, 2016 - 4:04pm

    BETHLEHEM, West Bank – After two years of painstaking work, experts have completed the initial phase of a delicate restoration project at the Church of the Nativity, giving a much-needed face-lift to one of Christianity’s holier sites.

  • Truly best films don’t always win

    By Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr | February 24, 2016 - 5:30pm

    LOS ANGELES – Ahead of Sunday’s 88th Academy Awards, Associated Press film writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony that has everyone guessing:

  • Awards hooked on ‘Oscar bait’

    By Jake Coyle | February 24, 2016 - 5:30pm

    NEW YORK – In the Coen brothers’ recent 1950s Hollywood satire, “Hail, Caesar!” Ralph Fiennes’ ascot-wearing British director Laurence Laurentz is helming a stuffy drawing room drama full of tuxedoed men and ballroom-gowned women.

  • Slow cooker provides warm meals in winter

    Family Features | February 23, 2016 - 4:04pm

    During a cold winter, a hearty, home-cooked meal is just the thing you need to warm up.

  • Bacteria might be means to overcome malnutrition

    By Lauran Neergaard | February 22, 2016 - 4:02pm

    WASHINGTON – Manipulating what kinds of bacteria live in the gut might lead to a new way to treat millions of children suffering chronic malnutrition, says new research that suggests the right microbes can help get the most out of a poor diet.

  • Program brings more than music to tough prison

    By Meg Kinnard | February 21, 2016 - 6:00am

    BISHOPVILLE, S.C. – One of South Carolina’s most dangerous prisons also is home to beautiful music, occasions when gate alarms and tower sirens are replaced by guitar riffs, beat box rhythms and the strains of Vivaldi.

  • Question response can haunt students

    By Carolyn Thompson | February 19, 2016 - 6:22pm

    They are basic yes-no questions that ask whether a college applicant ever got into trouble in high school.

  • Jews increasingly leave Europe for Israel

    By ARON HELLER | February 18, 2016 - 4:06pm

    JERUSALEM – Jewish immigration to Israel from Western Europe has reached an all-time high as a result of a rise in anti-Semitic attacks, as France’s beleaguered Jewish community grapples with whether to refrain from donning Jewish skull caps for their own safety.

  • Symbol of faith becomes a target

    By Angela Charlton | February 18, 2016 - 4:04pm

    PARIS – Religious Jews in Marseille are facing a wrenching choice: Whether to wear the skullcap that proclaims their religion or tuck it away in hopes of staying safe.

  • Many Oscar-nominated flicks still aren’t streaming

    By Anick Jasdanun | February 17, 2016 - 5:48pm

    NEW YORK – The good news for those trying to catch up on Oscar-nominated flicks: A little more than half are available for streaming online.

  • College tensions play out in TV drama

    By Lynn Elber | February 17, 2016 - 5:47pm

    LOS ANGELES – A white college student goes out to party costumed as black rapper Lil Wayne, angering black students, who see it as evidence of insidious campus racism.

  • Low-carb diet helps reverse weight gain

    Family Features | February 16, 2016 - 5:33pm

    The hustle and bustle of the holiday season – now a distant vision in the rearview mirror – led to over-indulging and deviating from a healthy lifestyle.

  • Effort fulfills breast milk need

    By Devan Filchak | February 15, 2016 - 6:27pm

    ANDERSON, Ind. – 
When Ashley Nevin had her third child, she was set on breast feeding her baby.

  • Houston-area woman still teaching at age 90

    By Shannon Daughtry | February 14, 2016 - 6:00am

    HOUSTON – Dorothy Deck Hargrove has spent most of her life as a teacher.

  • Signs linger of segregation’s ugly days

    By Jay Reeves | February 12, 2016 - 4:56pm

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – 
Growing up in the 1950s, William Bell had to enter Birmingham’s segregated Lyric Theatre though a side entrance, marked “COLORED,” that was walled-off from the elegant lobby.

  • Minister finds pleasure in two professions

    By Nicole L.M. Mullis | February 11, 2016 - 8:00pm

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Ministers are called. Artists are born.The Rev. Sue Trowbridge is a pastor and a painter.

  • Talented field makes it tough to make Grammy picks

    By Mesfin Fekadu and Nekessa Mumbi Moody
    The Associated Press | February 10, 2016 - 8:00pm

    NEW YORK – Kendrick Lamar has a chance to become the first rapper to win album of the year since Outkast took the prize in 2004 for “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.

  • YouTube rolls out original programs

    By Derrik J. Lang | February 10, 2016 - 7:26pm

    LOS ANGELES – Michael “Burnie” Burns hears a discrepancy. Before greeting moviegoers at the debut of his film, the writer-actor is eavesdropping on all the big-budget movie trailers playing ahead of his much smaller crowdfunded concoction, “Lazer Team.”

  • It’s good to know dinner already is in the can

    Family Features | February 9, 2016 - 4:26pm

    Mothers pride themselves on serving their families wholesome, homemade meals.

  • Mental Health Court offers more than justice

    By Theresa Churchill | February 8, 2016 - 6:54pm

    DECATUR, Ill. – The series of events that sent Jeff Lingle spiraling into depression began with the premature birth of his son in 2008.

  • Search reunites daughter, 82, with mother, 96

    By Mary Esch | February 7, 2016 - 6:00am

    ALBANY, N.Y. – Eighty-two years after she was born to a teenage girl and put up for adoption, Betty Morrell finally has met her 96-year-old birth mother, thanks to the dogged persistence of her granddaughter during 20 years of searching.

  • Sixth man ranks No. 1 with teammates, fans

    By Lance Lysowski | February 5, 2016 - 5:53pm

    GREENSBORO, Pa. – The gymnasium was strangely quiet, no squeaking of tennis shoes, shouting from players or hollering from coaches.

  • ‘Pink Sisters’ mark 100th year of worship

    By Natalie Pompilio | February 4, 2016 - 4:47pm

    PHILADELPHIA – For more than 100 years, the cloistered nuns known as the Pink Sisters have worked in shifts to ensure nonstop prayer in Philadelphia’s Chapel of Divine Love.