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Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer

| | Mar 23 2017 - 11:46am | Comments

WASHINGTON — Cancer patients often wonder “why me?” Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet?

  1. | Posted: Dec 23 2016 - 9:39am

    NEW YOR— Toy stores, with bright lights, loud sounds and crowded aisles, can be hard to manage for children with autism or other sensory issues. For parents, finding toys that match their kids’ skill sets and will hold their attention can be a process of trial and error. Big toy sellers and specialists are both trying to provide some better options.

  2. Posted: Dec 22 2016 - 12:05am

    MENOMONIE, Wis. — A Wisconsin police officer who stopped a speeding college student who was late for a presentation ended up tying his necktie for him.

  3. | Posted: Dec 20 2016 - 12:06am

    It wasn’t the best advertising line, but it was undeniably true: Soup is good food.

  4. | Posted: Dec 20 2016 - 12:05am

    Hot Cajun spices are contrasted with sweet grapes in this quick chicken dish. Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are a flavorful alternative to chicken breast. This dish is a breeze using Cajun spice seasoning blends to add zip to the chicken. There are many Cajun spice blends to choose from. They normally include cayenne pepper, chili powder, onion powder and garlic powder. I like the salt-free ones and add my own salt to the dish.

  5. | Posted: Dec 18 2016 - 12:05am

    When asked to build a luxury home for a house tour this year, designer Kenyon Woods opted to include a rec room — but not the rec room of his childhood.

  6. | Posted: Dec 13 2016 - 12:06am

    Bread may be the staff of life, but that doesn’t mean it can’t come in different shapes.

  7. | Posted: Dec 13 2016 - 12:06am

    Who says you can only enjoy a charcuterie board when you go out to eat? Restaurants have made them a diner’s favorite and many restaurants become destinations based on their ability to source great meats and cheeses.

  8. | Posted: Dec 13 2016 - 12:06am

    The prospect of roasting a duck strikes many a home cook as a mountain too high, but I’m not sure why.

  9. | Posted: Dec 13 2016 - 12:05am

    FERRARA, Italy — Food was not what drew me to Ferrara, a walled city just east of Bologna, Italy, where the powerful Este family was in control for centuries. At every turn as I strolled through this handsome, gracious city, I found historical landmarks. And as a delectable bonus, on every menu, chocolate cake.

  10. | Posted: Dec 12 2016 - 5:37pm

    “Salted” and “caramel” are two words that make many people get misty in the eyes and weak in the knees.

  11. | Posted: Dec 12 2016 - 5:37pm

    With cooler weather coming, warmer beverages sound better every day. Still, you can drink only so much coffee, and some of us are perhaps already a little, um, over-caffeinated. Maybe it’s time to consider a cup of tea, the world’s second-most-popular beverage (after water), according to the Tea Association of the U.S.A., with about one-third of coffee’s caffeine.

  12. | Posted: Dec 10 2016 - 10:21am

    After a snowy walk or long day on the slopes, there’s nothing like curling up under a warm blanket. Maybe you have a fire going and the dog asleep at your feet, with a good book just within reach.

  13. | Posted: Dec 10 2016 - 12:05am

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State students know her as the Squirrel Whisperer, or even Squirrel Girl. Which suits Mary Krupa just fine.

  14. | Posted: Dec 9 2016 - 12:05am

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 4-year-old macaw named “Bird” is an instant celebrity after appearing in a posed booking mug shot in Oregon with his unfortunate owner.

  15. Posted: Dec 6 2016 - 12:19pm

    The holiday season is dominated by tradition. Families typically have their own unique traditions, but certain practices are so widely popular that they have become synonymous with the holiday season. Such is the case with certain foods, including gingerbread cookies. Gingerbread cookies can be enjoyed year-round, but many people only enjoy this tasty treat during the holiday season. For those who can’t wait to indulge in gingerbread cookies this year, consider this recipe for “Soft Glazed Gingerbread” from Elisabeth M. Prueitt and Chad Robertson’s “Tartine” (Chronicle Books).