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Valentines Day decor hangs up inside of Grant Towers on Saturday, January 30th. Many people think this holiday is very unnecessarily rushed.

Valentine’s Day is overhyped

By Parker Otto | January 31, 2022
Valentine's Day buildup can drive people insane when it's really not necessary.

Who is No. 1? Whoever gets to fill out 2020 Census form

By MIKE SCHNEIDER | February 23, 2020

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It's a question spouses, domestic partners and roommates are going to be forced to confront in the next few weeks as they fill out their 2020 Census forms: Who gets to be the primary person in the household?Everyone else who lives...

France’s Macron urges better long-term relations with Russia

By GEIR MOULSON | February 15, 2020

MUNICH (AP) — Europe needs to strive for better relations with Russia in the long term, French President Emmanuel Macron said Saturday, adding that while he isn’t proposing lifting sanctions they have changed nothing about Russia's behavoir.Macron...

‘A floating prison’: Cruise of Asia ends in virus quarantine

By FOSTER KLUG and MARI YAMAGUCHI | February 6, 2020

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — David Abel’s 50th wedding anniversary luxury cruise began with him eating his fill and enjoying the sights of East Asia.It’s ending with him quarantined in his cabin aboard the Diamond Princess for two extra weeks, eating...

Companies offer rebuke of Tennessee’s anti-LGBT adoption law

By JONATHAN MATTISE | February 5, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Almost three dozen big companies and more than 100 small businesses in Tennessee on Wednesday predicted economic backlash from a newly enacted state adoption law and other proposals that target LGBT people, with one company saying...

Finland plans to give dads equal parental leave as mothers

By JARI TANNER | February 5, 2020

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's female-dominated government unveiled a plan Wednesday to give both parents the same amount of fully paid parental leave in an effort to push dads in to take time off from work to spend more time with their children.Social affairs...

Mathematicians, geeks celebrate rare palindrome day

February 2, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Mathematicians and geeks everywhere celebrated a rare occurrence Sunday, 02/02/2020, a kind of 8-digit palindrome that hasn't happened for more than 900 years.A palindrome is any sequence, phrase or word that reads the same backward...

Emails: Companies urged gov to veto anti-LGBT adoption law


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's office sought to downplay potential consequences over an anti-LGBT adoption proposal, multiple big companies reached out to his administration warning the state's reputation would suffer if the Republican...

Texas attorney general evades gay marriage case for beliefs

January 29, 2020

HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas attorney general is not defending a state agency being sued for punishing a judge who refuses to marry same-sex couples because the state’s actions conflict with his views of the Constitution.Attorney General Ken Paxton's...

Stewart returns, US beats UConn 79-64 in women’s basketball

By DOUG FEINBERG | January 27, 2020

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Breanna Stewart laced up her sneakers that were dedicated to Kobe Bryant and his daughter and took the court for her first game in nine months after rupturing her right Achilles tendon.She liked the results.“The first step was...

Auschwitz survivors warn of rising anti-Semitism 75 years on

By VANESSA GERA | January 27, 2020

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp prayed and wept as they marked the 75th anniversary of its liberation, returning Monday to the place where they lost entire families and warning about the ominous growth of anti-Semitism...

Getting tested: sign of trust, honesty

By James Casey | September 10, 2013

If you’re starting an intimate relationship with somebody, it is important to discuss sexually transmitted infections as early as possible.There’s an obvious problem with this conversation: It’s a bit awkward to bring up and can be a mood killer....