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Limiting screen time for your kid?

The Associated Press CHICAGO — It is Saturday morning, and 10-year-old Henry Hailey is up at the crack of dawn. Still in PJs, his microphone-equipped headphones glowing blue in the dim basement, he fixates on the popular online game “Fortnite” on a large screen. “What?! Right as I ...

Here’s how your cat’s tongue deep cleans

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Cat lovers know when kitties groom, their tongues are pretty scratchy. Using high-tech scans and some other tricks, scientists are learning how those sandpapery tongues help cats get clean and stay cool. The secret: Tiny hooks that spring up on the tongue ...

Senators sue over AG pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Senate Democrats filed a lawsuit Monday arguing that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s appointment is unconstitutional and asking a judge to remove him. The suit, filed by Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Sheldon ...

Democrats, listen to Bustos and keep Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi will probably return as speaker of the House and should. A proven master at running the legislature, she’s plug-and-play ready and able to steer Democrats through these chaotic times. That Pelosi is a woman is not why she should be speaker. That she is relatively old, at 78, is ...

Rams outslug Chiefs in MNF classic

By GREG BEACHAM The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Jared Goff threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Gerald Everett for the go-ahead score with 1:49 to play, and the Los Angeles Rams outlasted the Kansas City Chiefs for a 54-51 victory on Monday night in a high-octane NFL offensive showdown ...

What about men’s rights?

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — At home in Turkey, Kursat Pekgoz considered himself a feminist. In the world of American higher education, where he is now pursuing a doctorate in English literature, the 30-year-old activist says it is men who are being treated unfairly. Arguing that ...

Watch geeks drive booming trade in preowned pieces

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Around two dozen traders sit in an open-layout second floor of a building in suburban Philadelphia. Surrounded by computer monitors, loud conversation and ringing phones, the energy on this trading floor is high and the commodity is blingy. At the ...

Taliban hold talks with U.S. envoy in Qatar

The Associated Press ISLAMABAD — The Taliban have held three days of talks with U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Gulf state of Qatar, where the Afghan insurgent group has a political office, a Taliban official and another individual close to the group said Sunday. Without referring ...

Broncos end Chargers’ six-game win streak

The Associated Press CARSON, Calif. — Denver had lost six of their last seven going into Sunday’s game against Los Angeles, but Chargers coach Anthony Lynn kept warning everyone that the Broncos were dangerous because they had been in most of their games until the final minute. Lynn’s ...

Titans lose Mariota, Pees before falling to Colts in 38-10 blowout

The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel grabbed the headset and adjusted to calling the defensive plays as quickly as he could Sunday. Andrew Luck kept the Titans off-balance the rest of the afternoon. On a day quarterback Marcus Mariota left with an injured ...

Political system out of sync with the nation

In the wake of Election 2018, analysts have delved deeply into a seemingly limitless supply of data points to explain the details of what happened. What role did suburban women play? Or health care? Was there a Kavanaugh effect? This obsession with details may be causing us to miss the bigger ...

Florida sues Walgreens, CVS over opioid sales

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida is suing the nation’s two largest drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS, alleging they added to the state and national opioid crisis by overselling painkillers and not taking precautions to stop illegal sales. Attorney General Pam Bondi announced late Friday ...

Pet lovers meet pet stars in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Pet lovers are getting to meet some pet stars from social media this weekend at PetCon in New York City, a convention dedicated to all things linked to beloved animals. While there are some cats and other creatures there, PetCon in Manhattan is mostly about dogs and their ...

North Korea’s stable exchange rates tend to confound economists

PYONGYANG, North Korea — It’s a question that nags at North Korea economy watchers: How has the country been able to maintain stable exchange rates — and avert hyperinflation — despite intense sanctions, political tensions and a swelling trade imbalance? In a nutshell, North Korea ...

Fight over fossils comes down to what’s a mineral

HELENA, Mont. — About 66 million years after two dinosaurs died apparently locked in battle on the plains of modern-day Montana, an unusual fight over who owns the entangled fossils has become a multimillion-dollar issue that hinges on the legal definition of “mineral.” The 9th U.S. ...

Irving posts 43 points, 11 assists to lead Celtics past Raptors in OT

BOSTON — Kyrie Irving had 11 straight Boston points down the stretch and scored 17 in all in the last 8:06 of the fourth quarter. Then in overtime, he really turned it on. The Celtics guard made or assisted on every basket in the extra period, finishing with 11 assists and a season-high ...

Cal-Stanford Big Game postponed because of wildfire smoke

BERKELEY, Calif. — The annual Big Game between Stanford and California that had been scheduled for today was postponed two weeks because of the unhealthy air quality in the Bay Area resulting from a wildfire some 150 miles to the north. Cal announced Friday that the game would be played ...

California town’s evacuation plan raises questions

The Associated Press MAGALIA, Calif. — Ten years ago, as two wildfires advanced on Paradise, residents jumped into their vehicles to flee and got stuck in gridlock. That led authorities to devise a staggered evacuation plan — one that they used when fire came again last week. But ...

Ex-death row inmate who beat sex trafficking case arrested at airport

The Associated Press HONOLULU — A day after Isaiah McCoy, a former death row inmate from Delaware, walked out of a U.S. courthouse in Hawaii a free man when prosecutors dropped sex trafficking charges against him, he found himself again in handcuffs. A judge ordered McCoy’s release ...

Wilson rallies Seahawks to win over Packers

The Associated Press SEATTLE — After a shaky beginning, Russell Wilson got hot in the fourth quarter, Bobby Wagner and Seattle’s defense stymied Aaron Rodgers and the Seahawks stayed in the middle of the NFC playoff race. “We’ve been through so much throughout this season it was ...