Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores: ___ Nonfiction 1."Educated," by Tara Westover (Random House: $28) A young woman raised without schooling by survivalists describes her path to Cambridge University. 2."The Pioneers," by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster: $30) The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian rediscovers the settling of the ...

CHICAGO - The cup of yogurt looked, well, risky. A minute earlier, one of the Blackhawks chefs had dropped some chia seeds - which he described as a "superfood" - into the yogurt and passed them around to the Hawks prospects standing in front of him. Some fruit was added to help with the taste. Michal Teply took a nibble, then turned to Kirby Dach, who had also just downed his first taste. "Do ...

WILMINGTON, Del. - Chester Hollman III sat at a picnic table in a park down the street from the house where he grew up. He took in the tennis and basketball courts and the overgrown field where, as a kid decades earlier, he'd spent days and nights playing ball. Now 49, he watched a shorts-clad mailman walk from door to door Tuesday afternoon and wondered whether any of the neighbors he once ...

SEATTLE - NHL Seattle's new team general manager Ron Francis spent his second day on the job pondering a question about whether young player prospects really do age like fine wine. Francis, 56, has been known to dabble in "the grape," which is about as unsurprising as a player from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, making the Hockey Hall of Fame. A city of only 73,000 bordering northern Michigan, ...

SEATTLE - Can this really be the 10th season for Pete Carroll as the Seahawks' coach, a tenure that ties him with Mike Holmgren as the longest in team history? And can this really be Russell Wilson's eighth season as the Seahawks' quarterback and first that he starts with a "3" not only on his jersey but at the beginning of his age? (He turned 30 in November.) The answer to both questions is ...

SEATTLE - The strategy worked and yet the Seattle Mariners still weren't rewarded. Seattle went back to its often criticized strategy of using an opener, and while that worked as planned, the Angels won anyway, 6-2 on Saturday night at T-Mobile Park. And it all came down to the inability to get under an easy infield pop-up. Mariners reliever Roenis Elias was apparently out of the ninth inning ...

DETROIT - As it does, the rain found the Detroit Tigers. An hour into Saturday evening's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, as inclement weather moved across Comerica Park from the north, the skies opened, delaying a game for the third time this week. When play resumed less than an hour later, the Tigers came out swinging, extending their two-run lead to four on a two-run home run by John ...

After waiting for winds to die down, balloonists were able to safely launch from Island Park in Wellsville Saturday evening at the 44th Annual Great Wellsville Balloon Rally. Here is a gallery of photos from the afternoon's fun in the park and evening's launch.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Alexa Padilla stood near the Puerto Rico governor's official residence, a historic 16th century structure known as La Fortaleza, on Saturday checking her phone for any word on whether Ricardo Rossello would resign. Nothing. "It feels like torture," said the 17-year-old, who traveled an hour from Arecibo with her father and friend to attend a rally in San Juan, the ...

The heat and humidity won't stop the 30th Anniversary of the Marvin "Joe" Curry Veterans Pow Wow in Salamanca this weekend. Here is a gallery of photos from Saturday afternoon's festivities.

LOS ANGELES - In an unwelcome turn for a city suffering from a homelessness crisis, federal housing officials said they have denied Los Angeles $80 million in funds, citing long-standing failures by local leaders to ensure that properties built with government money are accessible to those who use wheelchairs or have other disabilities. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson ...

In the history of organized sports - going back to ancient Greco-Roman tag team wrestling matches - the modern NBA laps the field as the only league more interesting when no one is playing. A dubious distinction, to be sure. But true. The Association's regular season, at least, is unmemorable. Interminably long. The basketball is lousy, unless you're a fan of traveling, carrying the ball, ...

As U.S. Customs and Border Protection faces growing criticism over migrant detention conditions, acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and dozens of members of Congress visited the agency's largest migrant detention facility Friday in McAllen, Texas. Among them was Rep. Nanette Barragan, D-Calif., who serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security. It was Barragan's fifth ...

LOS ANGELES - There is just about every shade of politics you can imagine represented by the people who run for president. There is Vermin Supreme, the perennial candidate who wears a boot for a hat and wants to give everyone free ponies. Or 89-year-old Mike Gravel, a former senator from Alaska who is allowing two teens to run his antiwar protest candidacy. And there's Seven the Dog, whose ...

No one could call President Donald Trump's race-baiting highly successful from a policy perspective. He has failed to deliver much funding or congressional support for his border wall, and immigrants continue to flow to the United States. The courts handed him a stinging defeat in his attempt to add a citizenship question to the census in order to dilute the voting power of Latinos and boost ...

Earlier this month, President Trump addressed a group of so-called "digital leaders" invited to a social media summit at the White House. The guests included far right social media activists linked to white nationalists who spew out racist and anti-Muslim messages. They included individuals who produce fake videos, use hoaxes to smear Democratic candidates, and disseminate dangerous conspiracy ...

In court documents filed this week, Storm All-Star forward Natasha Howard denied domestic-abuse allegations made public last weekend by her wife, Jacqueline Howard. Natasha also accused Jacqueline of transferring nearly $600,000 out of a joint bank account and stabbing her in 2016. Natasha Howard, 27, has filed for divorce in King County Superior Court and was granted a restraining order ...

LOS ANGELES - The Global Entry enrollment center at the Los Angeles International Airport, designed to ease passage for travelers after an international flight, has closed its offices indefinitely to free Customs and Border Protection workers to work on "the humanitarian and security crisis on our southwest border," an agency representative said. Customs and Border Protection officials said ...

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VARICK — Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce is praising his officers for showing "considerable restraint and more than considerable courage" in a standoff with a Varick man Wednesday evening.

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It can sometimes be difficult to get kids outdoors for exercise when the weather is harsh, says Jennifer Jewell, a physical therapist in Jefferson Township. That’s one of the main reasons she enrolled her three children in the iXL Rehab, Exercise and Wellness Center’s Excel Sports Performance youth camp.

If you’ve ever been a pet parent you know animals love to explore and taste just about everything in their path. Unfortunately, there are things at home that our furry friends shouldn’t eat. In fact, according to the ASPCA in 2018, the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) received an average of 1,200 calls daily and assisted 266,554 animals.

According to the Oxford Dictionary, a boundary is defined as “a line that marks the limits of an area.” In more straightforward terms, it’s the line you clearly draw so that others know not to cross it. Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships, whether that’s among friends, within the workplace or in a romantic partnership.