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| | 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: Mar 23 2017 - 11:46am

    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?

  2. Posted: Mar 22 2017 - 12:05am

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anna McConnaughy was flying to Alaska’s largest city when the announcement came over the intercom: a passenger on a previous flight had brought a pet snake on board.

  3. | Posted: Mar 21 2017 - 12:05am

    Hang around Facebook and Pinterest long enough and you’ll see them: Hacks. Substitutions. Crazy new uses for ingredients that sound just crazy enough to work — or just plain crazy.

  4. | Posted: Mar 21 2017 - 12:05am

    Canned beans are fantastic convenience food. For a little over a buck, you can stock your pantry with a shelf-stable protein source that works in main dishes or in side dishes.

  5. Posted: Mar 17 2017 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — A parking space at a garage in Park Slope, Brooklyn, is on the market for $300,000.

  6. | Posted: Mar 15 2017 - 12:05am

    BANGKOK — Tossing coins in a fountain for luck is a popular superstition, but a similar belief brought misery to a sea turtle in Thailand from whom doctors have removed 915 coins.

  7. | Posted: Mar 14 2017 - 10:22am

    Gnocchi can be found throughout Italy in various shapes and flavors. I’m partial to the variety lightened (if you can believe it) with potato. These take readily to all manner of seasonings and sauce.

  8. | Posted: Mar 14 2017 - 10:22am

    As much as I love prime rib, beef tenderloin is much easier to prepare, easier to carve and the leftovers are good cold.

  9. | Posted: Mar 14 2017 - 10:22am

    You have probably seen kohlrabi, also called cabbage turnip, in the supermarket or at farmer’s markets recently and wondered what to do with it.

  10. | Posted: Mar 10 2017 - 1:11pm

    St. Patrick’s Day, aka the Feast of St. Patrick, is devoted not only to “the wearing o’ the green,” but the eating of the green. Both customs nod to the color of the shamrock, one of the great totems of Ireland, of which Patrick is the patron saint.

  11. | Posted: Mar 10 2017 - 11:26am

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — In 1991, Disney struck gold with “Beauty and the Beast.” The film enchanted audiences and critics alike, and raked in several hundred million dollars along the way, but also upended expectations of what an animated film could be.

  12. Posted: Mar 10 2017 - 12:05am

    BEAUMONT, Calif. — It was one of the more unusual calls the California Highway Patrol has received: Someone reported seeing a cow trying to climb out of a small car parked alongside an interstate.

  13. Posted: Mar 8 2017 - 12:05am

    CROSSVILLE, Ill. — Mementoes of a southern Illinois couple’s wedding and engagement have been found nearly 50 miles away after a tornado tore their home from its foundation.

  14. | Posted: Mar 7 2017 - 11:16am

    CHICAGO — Gorging on bacon, skimping on nuts? These are among food habits that new research links with deaths from heart disease, strokes and diabetes.

  15. | Posted: Mar 7 2017 - 12:05am

    St. Patrick’s Day traditions in the United States run deep. We eat corned beef and cabbage, we drink green beer, and we shame our co-workers into wearing green sweaters to the office. If you’re looking for a change of pace this year (except for the sweaters, which are mandatory), maybe a menu swap is in order.