Suit over Border Patrol detention conditions goes to trial

A years-old lawsuit challenging detention conditions in several of the Border Patrol’s Arizona stations will go to trial Monday as the agency as a whole has come under fire following several migrant deaths.

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Online bully embarrasses family

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Relative: Woman rescued from snow after 6 days has dementia

A stepdaughter of a woman who survived six days in her snowbound SUV in Northern California says she suffers from dementia.

Utah stops distribution of condoms with cheeky slogans

An HIV-awareness campaign featuring condom wrappers with cheeky slogans that put a sexy spin on state pride met a quick end in Utah as the governor ordered the health department to stop distributing them.

Not easy being green: North Carolina dog births unique puppy

The Avengers may have gained a canine sidekick after a North Carolina family’s dog gave birth to a bright green puppy named “Hulk.”

Woman who fed vultures, gators settles lawsuit for $53,000

A Florida woman who fed vultures, alligators and other wildlife behind her gated-community home has agreed to pay $53,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by homeowners association.

German parliament votes against new system for organ donors

German lawmakers on Thursday rejected a proposal that would have made most people potential organ donors unless they objected, instead backing a less radical plan to tackle a shortage of donor organs.

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Enjoy the lunch, but hold the private details

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

She isn’t ready to date

I won’t go into specifics, but she isn’t quite ready to date and wants to work through her issues.

Wong Ka-hing, the controller of the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health held a Wuhan Municipal Health Commission press statement of the new type of coronavirus, during a press conference at the Health Department in Hong Kong on Saturday.

Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China

A Chinese visitor to Thailand has been confirmed to be infected with a new strain of coronavirus that has been linked to a pneumonia outbreak in central China, health officials said Monday.


Boston Wine Festival underway at Boston Harbor Hotel

More than 350 guests attended the opening reception, which featured pours from around the world.

2 suspected coyote attacks in Chicago, several sightings

Authorities on Thursday were on the hunt for coyotes in downtown Chicago after police said a 5-year-old boy was bitten in the head by one such animal and a man went to a hospital with a wound he said came from one.

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Prospective dad should consider being a ‘big’

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

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Bank worker is instructed to ‘flirt’

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Love Letters

I always return to him — but what are we?

Am I settling? Does it matter? He feels like home and family to me.

Workers collected trash during a clean-up Sunday after flooding in Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta.

Indonesia’s flooded capital disinfected to fend off disease

Soldiers and health workers sprayed Indonesia’s capital with disinfectant on Sunday to fend off possible diseases spread by massive flooding that has killed 60 people and affected hundreds of thousands.

Cases of mystery respiratory illness in China rise to 44

The number of cases of a new type of viral pneumonia linked to a food market in central China has risen to 44, local health authorities said Friday, in an outbreak awakening fearful memories of the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic.

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Daughter seems to have abandoned child to grandparents’ care

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

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Woman wrestles with adoption dilemma

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

This image provided by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases showed a collection of lung scans of 20 monkeys who were exposed to tuberculosis after receiving different forms of a TB vaccine. Monkeys in the top row received skin-deep shots, and those in the bottom row were given intravenous injections.

Century-old TB vaccine may work better if given in a new way

In a study with monkeys, injecting the vaccine straight into the bloodstream dramatically improved its effectiveness over today’s skin-deep shot, researchers reported Wednesday.

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Older father hates Granddad assumptions

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

After one good date, should I try to reconnect?

I really enjoyed our time together, and I’m fairly certain the feeling was mutual – but I don’t want to be presumptuous by deciding to reach out in an attempt to reconnect.

As a candidate, Donald Trump promised that he would “immediately” replace President Obama’s health care law.

3 years in, no sign of Trump’s replacement for Obamacare

As a candidate for the White House, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that he would “immediately” replace President Barack Obama’s health care law with a plan of his own that would provide “insurance for everybody.”

A blooming holiday cactus in New Paltz, N.Y.

Winter cactuses are hard to name but easy to grow

I just call them ‘‘holiday’’ cactuses because they rarely bloom on their assigned holidays unless given a lot of manipulation. |

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Dust off the glitter, and give

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

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Woman is stifled by loving but anxious mom

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

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Family braces for a high holiday

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Perch Coffee Shop in Oakland stopped using paper and plastic cups, and now offers two sizes of reusable to-go glass jars. A new cafe culture is brewing in the San Francisco area, where a growing number of coffee houses are banishing paper to-go cups.

San Francisco cafes are banishing disposable coffee cups

A new cafe culture is brewing in the San Francisco area, where a growing number of coffee houses are banishing paper to-go cups and replacing them with everything from glass jars to rental mugs and BYO cup policies.

Palliative care nurse Madeleine Mukantagara (left) used a pulse-oximeter to check on the health of Vestine Uwizeyimana, who has spinal degenerative disease and is taking oral liquid morphine for her pain, in the village of Bushekeli in western Rwanda.

Rwanda avoids US-style opioids crisis by making own morphine

Rwanda seeks to address one of the world’s great inequities: As thousands die from addiction in rich countries awash with prescription painkillers, millions of people in the poorest nations have no access to opioids.

Mississippi man finds note saying his missing dog was killed

A Mississippi man searching for his missing dog was left an anonymous note that said his dog had been killed and that he should abide by the county leash law.

French officials say lead dust was not a problem they had ever had to confront until the Notre Dame fire on April 15.

Notre Dame fire wakes the world up to dangers of lead dust

It took a blaze that nearly destroyed Paris’s most famous cathedral to reveal a gap in global safety regulations for lead, a toxic building material found across many historic cities.

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2018, file photo, Domingo Caal Chub, 61, holds a smartphone displaying a photo of his granddaughter, Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin, in Raxruha, Guatemala. The 7-year-old girl died in a Texas hospital, two days after being taken into custody by border patrol agents in a remote stretch of New Mexico desert. Homeland Security's watchdog found no wrongdoing or misconduct by immigration officials in the deaths of the girl and another boy last December (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros, File)

DHS watchdog finds no wrongdoing in deaths of 2 migrant kids

The Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog found no wrongdoing or misconduct by immigration officials in the deaths of two migrant children last December.

Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at a town hall event with Asian American and Pacific Islander voters Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Buttigieg backers defend ‘wine cave’ fundraiser

The California winemakers who hosted a dinner at a “wine cave” for Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg are defending the fundraising event.

In this May 16, 2019 photo, A Pakistani doctor takes blood sample of a child during a screening camp in Ratodero, in southern province of Sindh in Pakistan. The worst HIV outbreak among children, many of them under 5 years old, occurred in Pakistan and a study released on Thursday, Dec. 19, blamed dirty needles and tainted blood but it also said the Pakistan government has to do more to understand how the virus went from high-risk groups like drug users and sex workers to the general population. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Pakistan study blames HIV outbreak in kids on bad healthcare

A group of Pakistani doctors blamed a recent outbreak of HIV among children in a southern city on poor healthcare practices such as using dirty needles and contaminated blood, according to a statement released Friday.

Love Letters

How I feel days after the long-distance breakup

I hate not knowing what to do with myself and how to approach seeing him over the holidays.

A policeman guarded a health worker as she gave a polio vaccination to a child in Peshawar, Pakistan on Monday. Pakistan has launched a nationwide anti-polio vaccination campaign in an effort to eradicate the crippling disease as the total number of affected children rose to near 100 in 2019, an official said.

Gunmen kill 2 policemen escorting polio team in Pakistan

Gunmen in Pakistan shot and killed two policemen on Wednesday who were part of the most recent anti-polio drive in the country’s rugged and volatile northwest, officials said.

Protesters opposed to a bill that would eliminate a religious exemption for vaccines for schoolchildren gathered outside the New Jersey state Senate chanting slogans on Monday in Trenton.

N.J. Assembly passes bill to bar religious exemption for shots

New Jersey’s Assembly on Monday passed a measure to eliminate religious exemptions for vaccines for schoolchildren, but the bill stalled in the state Senate as opponents shouted so loudly they drowned out the session.

‘I’m really, really into this guy I work with’

During the first couple months, he was seeing another girl who works in the department, but she broke up with him, leaving him hesitant about dating another co-worker (he has told me this).

This undated photo provided by the Anderson Family, shows Cachin Anderson, a New York prisoner who killed himself while in solitary confinement. Prisoner advocates say Anderson's death and others illustrate how New York's prison system fails to ensure the safety of inmates who might hurt themselves if left alone in a cell. (Courtesy of the Anderson Family via AP)

Inmate’s suicide shows need for reforms, advocates say

The final two months of Cachin Anderson’s life in New York’s prison system were filled with warnings he was a man in crisis.

An abortion opponent sang to herself outside a women’s health clinic in Jackson, Miss., in October. A federal appeals court declared Friday that Mississippi's ban on abortion at 15 weeks is unconstitutional.

Mississippi vows further appeal after loss on abortion ban

Mississippi’s outgoing governor vowed Saturday to ask the Supreme Court to uphold that state’s ban on abortion at 15 weeks, a day after a federal appeals court ruled that it was unconstitutional.

A radiologist checked mammograms in Los Angeles.

Breast cancer risk from menopause hormones may last decades

Women who use certain types of hormones after menopause still have an increased risk of developing breast cancer nearly two decades after they stop taking the pills, long-term results from a big federal study suggest.


This Jamaica Plain resident has a modern take on quilting

Tori Costa took up quilting decades ago, but eventually realized she didn’t have the “time or patience or space for it.” A year and a half ago, however, she picked it back up again, focusing on smaller pieces.

New Zealand volcano vents steam, death toll now at 16

As a New Zealand island volcano vented more steam and mud, authorities delayed plans to recover the bodies of victims from a deadly eruption and announced Thursday that the death toll rose after two people who had been hospitalized died.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 17, 2017 Bill Cosby exits the courthouse after a mistrial on the sixth day of jury deliberations of his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania. - US comedian Bill Cosby, who is serving a three and a half year jail sentence, on December 10, 2019 lost his appeal against his conviction for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman 15 years ago. Cosby had appealed to Pennsylvania's Superior Court, which issued a 94-page ruling upholding his conviction. He could now take his case to the state's Supreme Court. (Photo by EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ / AFP) (Photo by EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Bill Cosby sex assault verdict upheld; spokesman lashes out

The disgraced entertainer lost his bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday, as an appeals court upheld the verdict in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.


Drunken assault severs longtime friendship

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