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Updated Oct 9, 2015 at 9:23 AM

Tensions among three of the Republican presidential hopefuls vying for support from the establishment wing of the party burst into public view this week after their campaign vehicles were involved in a pileup en route to an event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Updated Oct 9, 2015 at 8:43 AM

Officials in Charlotte, North Carolina, are considering whether to create “public safety zones,” areas within the city where people with past convictions, and merely arrests, would be restricted from entering.

Updated Oct 8, 2015 at 11:21 AM

Lots of folks seem to live from one King Biscuit Blues Festival to the next. For some, this marks their 30th pilgrimage to this tiny Arkansas Delta hamlet to soak up some of the finest Blues music this side of the Mighty Mississippi River.

Updated Oct 8, 2015 at 11:17 AM

I remember my first King Biscuit experience. I had been playing bass with the John Craig house band at the weekly Juanita's Blues jam every Tuesday night for almost a year and I heard about the upcoming biscuit in 2000. It was raining that year and...

Updated Oct 7, 2015 at 2:40 PM

In the wake of my previous column on the Oregon community college murders, several people raised a similar objection to my suggestion that we extend criminal background checks to all gun sales.

Updated Oct 7, 2015 at 8:55 AM

Once again in Afghanistan, the Taliban has captured headlines through a spectacular and startling military attack. On Sept. 28, the extremist Islamic movement overran the major city of Kunduz. Afghan government forces were quick to counterattack.

Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 9:49 AM

Republican leaders were in disarray Wednesday after Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican and presidential candidate, showed up at the Senate carrying a Sky Rangers Park Flyer Radio Control Airplane, a product that had not been seen in the corridors of...

Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 8:34 AM

A man opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Oregon on Thursday. News reports said that nine people were killed and another nine were injured in the shooting.

Updated Oct 1, 2015 at 3:49 PM

I never played what is commonly defined as organized football – that is junior high, high school or even Pee Wee league for that matter. However, there weren't too many afternoons after school when fall finally rolled around that my friends...

Updated Sep 30, 2015 at 11:23 AM

John Boehner (R-Ohio) appears to have stunned everyone, including friends and allies, with his announcement on Sept. 25 that he is leaving the post of speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives – and also retiring from Congress. This concludes a...

Updated Sep 29, 2015 at 10:03 AM

No matter how full our recipe box or files seems to be, there is usually room to squeeze in one more pound cake recipe.

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