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The U.S. women are winners, not victims

The women of the U.S. national soccer team are famous for being extraordinary athletes, repeat world champions — and plaintiffs. The team's lawsuit alleging pay discrimination against the U.S. Soccer Federation has done much to define its identity. A nearly perfect run through the World ...

Dear Annie: Walking Down the Aisle Without Drama

Dear Annie: I’m getting married in a few months, and I’m paying for everything myself. My parents are divorced and not on good terms, but I have a good relationship with both of them and want them there. Recently, my mom said she expects me to ask my grandfather (her father) to walk me ...

Late recurrences possible in breast cancer patients

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I just read another sad story about a woman who had breast cancer, fought it and seemed to win, but after five years, it came back and took her life. The same sequence of events happened to my wife two years ago. She fought the second round of cancer ...

Bible Digest

“So likewise, whoever he be of you that forsakes not all that he has, he cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:33 AKJV) Jesus calls for a full commitment. Are you His disciple?

Rated ‘T’ for teens

As time has gone on, I’ve realized that a lot of quotes that we use are wrong, or they have been altered from the original form. I’ve been called these phrases or been told these phrases multiple times in my life, and I deemed it interesting enough to write about. It also might make people ...

Getting Congress back on track

By Lee H. Hamilton The other day, someone I’ve known for years offered a pointed bit of criticism. “It’s easy for people like you to make long lists of things Congress should do to improve,” he said. “But you know good and well most of them won’t happen. So if you’re really ...

Jealousy rearing its ugly head

Dear Annie: I will turn 65 this year and can’t help but look back on my life. For the most part, until recently at least, I was feeling very satisfied. I was married right out of college, at 22, to the wrong person, and we split up after 10 months. She has since been married four times. But I ...

Risk to chemotherapy patient from healthy cat is small

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: My neighbor is battling cancer for the third time. The medical personnel she sees when she goes for her chemotherapy treatments are urging her to get rid of her two cats. They claim the cats are a danger to her health. Wearing gloves and a mask while ...

Letters to our boys

(Editor’s Note: This is another installment of The Express’ “Letter to Our Boys,” written during World War II to let “our boys” know what was happening back in their home towns. The Express will bring the letters to you occasionally, thanks to the efforts of Fred and Anna Snyder, ...

Intermittent fasting fan

Dear Annie: I have discovered something that your readers might find helpful, and if you agree, I hope that you will print my letter. For the past 20 years, I have wanted to lose the same 10 pounds. In fact, I have lost them dozens of times and then regained them after going off whatever ...

TODAY IN HISTORY

By The Associated Press On July 8, 1947, a New Mexico newspaper, the Roswell Daily Record, quoted officials at Roswell Army Air Field as saying they had recovered a "flying saucer" that crashed onto a ranch; officials then said it was actually a weather balloon. (To this day, there are ...

Study: Retirees lose by taking Social Security at wrong time

By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL AP Personal Finance Writer It’s tough to decide when to start taking Social Security benefits and it appears many people are shorting themselves with their choice. A new study finds that only 4% of retirees start claiming their Social Security benefits at the most ...

Celebrating Independence Day

Dear Annie: This is to the woman whose 81-year-old mother was about to be scammed out of $10,000. I would suggest that you get your mother’s bank involved. If she will go with you, see if you can get your mom to sit down with an account representative for some advice. Banks see this kind of ...

Keep cool, keep safe

The pleasant days of June are behind us, with the hotter temperatures of July and August just ahead. With the mercury and, often, humidity high, a cool dip in the pool sounds really good. Notice we did not write about diving into the river, a local creek or a farm pond. The risks there ...

Critical stress test for banks dumbed down

More than a decade after U.S. taxpayers had to rescue some of the world’s largest investment banks from their own hubris, the federal government is making life easier ... for the investment banks. Following the massive global recession that was fostered partially by the banks’ ...

Pa. government budget worse than hoped, but better than expected

By NATHAN BENEFIELD Have you ever remembered you have company coming over in an hour and your house is a mess? That’s usually how it works for me. Panicking, I fill up a jumbo-size garbage bag with trash, quickly vacuum and mop, then throw a bunch of junk in the closet where I know my ...

State Supreme Court ruling clouds regional policing ventures

Police officers crossing municipal boundaries to assist officers of a neighboring or nearby jurisdiction who are in need of help due to some emergency is nothing new. That has been happening as long as people can remember. Assistance doesn’t generally entail routine police patrols unless ...

What do Americans want?

This question is always relevant and politicians now in the heat of rhetoric war each believe they have the answer. Americans have wants and we have desperate needs. We don’t always get what we want. A friend of mine used to say that people in hell want ice water. What we want, what we ...

Why independence of the U.S. Federal Reserve matters

By MICHAEL KLEIN Should you care if the Federal Reserve loses its independence? It’s become a growing risk in recent years as President Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked the U.S. central bank over interest rate policy and tried to appoint his political allies to its board. Most ...

Bible Digest

“But my people would not listen to my voice; and Israel would none of me. So I gave them up to their own hearts’ lust: and they walked in their own counsels.” (Psalms 81:11-12 AKJV) If we are not for the Lord that means we are against the Lord. Think it over.