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Dear Abby: Drinking becomes a problem for wife pressured to imbibe

Dear Abby: I’m not much of a drinker. I have nothing against drinking or those who do. I just do not like the taste of alcohol. Worse, I have a very low tolerance for it. After only half a glass of wine, I become so sleepy I can barely keep my eyes open. It makes me feel physically awful.

U.S. seas to gain new ‘streetview’

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — It’s easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with coral reefs and other underwater wonders.

Police shoot, critically wound another man in Missouri riots

FERGUSON, Mo. — A St. Louis County police officer has reportedly shot and critically wounded a man who police say pointed a handgun at the officer early today in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of an unarmed young black man by an officer has triggered demonstrations, street clashes and looting.

Journalist, translator killed in Gaza

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip — An Associated Press video journalist and a freelance Palestinian translator assisting him were killed in an ordnance explosion today while working on an assignment about the aftermath about the recent war in the Gaza Strip.

Egypt proposes plan to end war in Gaza as cease-fire deadline nears

CAIRO — Egypt presented a proposed cease-fire to Israel and Hamas aimed at ending the monthlong war, Palestinian officials said early today after negotiators huddled for a second day of Egyptian-mediated talks meant to resolve the crisis and bring relief to the embattled Gaza Strip.

Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63

SAN FRANCISCO — Robin Williams, a brilliant shapeshifter who could channel his frenetic energy into delightful comic characters like “Mrs. Doubtfire” or harness it into richly nuanced work like his Oscar-winning turn in “Good Will Hunting,” died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.

Missouri shooting victim called quiet, respectful

FERGUSON, Mo. — Michael Brown Sr. stood alone in the center of the narrow street where the blood of his namesake son still stained the gray pavement, two days after the 18-year-old was shot dead by a police officer. He straightened a waist-high wooden cross and re-lit the candles erected as part of a makeshift memorial.

White students will no longer be majority in schools

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. — For the first time, U.S. public schools are projected this fall to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites, a shift largely fueled by growth in the number of Hispanic children.

Peanut plant chief admits to faking salmonella tests

ALBANY, Ga. — A Georgia peanut plant manager testified Friday that his company had been shipping contaminated nuts with fake documents showing them to be salmonella-free before the plant was identified as the source of a nationwide outbreak that killed nine Americans and sickened more than 700.

Airstrikes undertaken as U.S. re-engages in Iraq

WASHINGTON — U.S. fighters dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq today, the Pentagon said, carrying out President Barack Obama’s promise of military force to counter the advancing militants and confront the threat they pose to Iraqi civilians and Americans still stationed there.

GM recalls SUVs that catch fire

DETROIT — General Motors’ troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire.

Obama to sign veterans’ health care overhaul

WASHINGTON — Veterans are expected to have an easier time getting government-paid health care from local doctors under a bill that President Barack Obama is set to sign into law today.

Hamas leader at Gaza rally: War not over yet

GAZA CITY — A senior Hamas official has told supporters at a Gaza City rally that the war with Israel won’t be over until the group’s political demands are met.
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Hawaii braces for hurricane Iselle

HONOLULU — Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific. It didn’t — and now Hawaii is poised to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years.

Alzheimer’s drug effective in mice

HARTFORD, Conn. — Researching a new drug compound on mice, Yale School of Medicine researchers were able to reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s on learning and memory, the school announced Tuesday.

Divide between red and blue states over health care deepens

WASHINGTON D.C. — States that have aggressively put the Affordable Care Act into practice have cut the number of uninsured residents sharply — in some cases in half or better — while those that balked have improved little if at all, according to new data released Tuesday.

Seattle artist sues company over ‘Angry Birds’ pet toys

SEATTLE — A Seattle artist who designed a line of plush pet toys called “Angry Birds” is suing the company that sold them, saying it cheated her of millions of dollars when it reached a deal with the Finnish company that makes the insanely popular videogame of the same name.

Gluten labeling standards kick in

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Starting this week, “gluten-free” labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term “gluten-free” had not been regulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means.