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This undated photo provided by Anne Marie Price shows a mosaic stone handcrafted by Price, of Huntington Beach, Calif. Price primarily creates intricate, time-consuming works of mosaic art but turns to the simpler, smaller rock form when she needs a break. (Anne Marie Price via AP)

Make colorful, splashy keepsakes with mosaic

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Anne Marie Price taught herself mosaic art, creating intricate designs and portraits with cut pieces of stained glass. Recently, she began balancing her usual large projects with smaller ones: She turns her mosaic touch to smooth stones that she picks up on beachcombing and mountain hikes near her Huntington Beach, Calif., home. “I’ve always been a collector of things, of …

Doctors recommend early exposure to prevent peanut allergies

Sunday, August 30, 2015

A pediatricians’ group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn 1. The guidance is …

About 4,400 lawn mowers recalled due to gas tank leak

Sunday, August 30, 2015

About 4,400 ride-on lawn mowers are being recalled because the gas tank can leak and cause a fire. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said …

A little care, a little brine can produce stellar pork chops

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Let’s face it, a cookout on Labor Day, that bittersweet farewell to summer, tends to attract the hedonistic hordes. Your challenge as host is to come up with something that’s simple to prepare, but not boring. These pork …

A “burger” of a different sort. A Middle Eastern shish kebab

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

With autumn winking at me from the horizon, Labor Day grilling takes on a whole new significance. I’ve either worked my rusty old charcoal grill to the bone over the summer and I’m looking for something a little …

UNH professor Charles Simic wins Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize for poetry

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Poet and University of New Hampshire professor Charles Simic was recently selected as the sixth winner of the Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry. Simic, 77, is a writer who has published many books of poetry and …

Lily Tomlin is a brilliant ‘Grandma’

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Lily Tomlin – comedian, activist, national treasure and natural wonder – deftly balances a dazzling star turn and deeply felt character study in Grandma . Like its unassuming title, this small, closely observed movie is deceptively modest in scope and tone. Tomlin plays Elle Reid, a feminist poet …

HUNGARY: Migrants race fence construction

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Thousands of refugees, most fleeing wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, have been snaking northward through the Balkans in recent days, confronting a Europe woefully unprepared to deal with them at every step. Most endured a perilous crossing …

ohio: High school’s mascot under scrutiny

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A high school football team that has featured a tiger cub at games for decades might kick off the season without its beloved mascot. Boosters typically lease a cub called Obie each year to play the mascot of …

california: Wine train apologies to black women

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Napa Valley Wine Train issued an apology Tuesday to a book club that includes mostly black women who said they were booted from a tasting tour because of their race. The company also promised additional training for …

Show reveals racism’s polite faces

Monday, August 24, 2015

I wrote last week that the first two episodes of Show Me A Hero, David Simon, William Zorzi and Paul Haggis’s miniseries about housing desegregation in Yonkers, took off when Mayor Nick Wasicsko (Isaac), who is fighting for the housing, found himself on the phone with Mary Dorman …

Prosecutor: Man sent nudes to O’Donnell’s child

Monday, August 24, 2015

The owner of a home where comedian Rosie O’Donnell’s teenage daughter was found last week sent the girl a nude photo, according to a criminal complaint released Monday. Steven Sheerer, 25, is accused of having inappropriate online communications …

saudi arabia: Women register to vote for the first time

Monday, August 24, 2015

Two women in Saudi Arabia made history last week when they became the country’s first registered female voters, according to local media. “The participation of the Saudi women in the municipal elections as voters and candidates was a dream for us,” Jamal al-Saadi, one of the women who …