5 things to know about transgender people

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama has quietly done more to advance rights for transgender people than any other president, but they remain among the nation’s most misunderstood minorities. Here are five things to know about transgender America: ___ WHO YOU...
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Messi scores winner, Klose ties Ronaldo’s record

This combination of photos shows Germany’s Miroslav Klose flipping to celebrate after scoring his side’s second goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between Germany and Ghana at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP...
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What is a slur? Redskins case forces us to decide

FILE – In this Oct. 13, 2014 file photo, Juan Mancias, of Floresville, Texas, a member of the American Indian Movement of Central Texas, holds a sign as he joins others in protest before an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys in Arlington,...
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Mt. Rainier search for writer ends when body found

This undated image provided by Lola Kemp shows missing hiker Karen Sykes, right, with her friend Lola Kemp. Crews searched Mount Rainier National Park on Friday June 20, 2014, for Sykes, a prominent hiker and outdoors writer who was reported missing late Wednesday. She was...

Baseball: Reds clobber Blue Jays

By JOE KAY AP Baseball Writer CINCINNATI — Mike Leake wasn’t about to let this 8-0 lead get away. Jay Bruce’s homer helped the Reds get ahead by eight runs for the second day in a row, and Leake made this big lead stand up, pitching eight innings on Saturday for...

Baseball: Tigers top Indians, 5-4

CLEVELAND (AP) — Justin Verlander showed signs of his old form. However, the Detroit Tigers still needed someone to bail them out Saturday night. Two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera was the right man for the job. Cabrera doubled with one out in the 10th inning to drive in the...

Weekend: Get Out!

Events SUMMER BREAK WITH GIRL SCOUTS June 11-25 Girls will have an opportunity to participate in Girl Scout Animal Discovery Days, a way for girls to explore the fun and adventure of Girl Scouts. Girls will learn about the many different ways they can work with animals and...

Weekend Doctor

By DR. MICHAEL L. CAIRNS After a long, cold winter, we’re ready to enjoy some nice weather. We do need to keep in mind that ultraviolet light exposure has been linked to an increased risk of skin cancer. But several things can be easily done to maximize your skin’s...

Weekend: How to keep your garden looking its best

By BILL LANNING June is the month that many perennial flowers reach their peak. Roses make their grandest show in June, but they also provide additional blooms throughout the growing season. So that we can enjoy some of the late-season rose blooms, there is a rose show planned...

Weekend: Mental Health Moment

By LINDA BRANWELL Imagine what your experience was like over the death of a loved one. Sadness, anger, fear, and all kinds of emotions abound. Like adults, children feel the loss and emotional pain, too, but in a different way. Adults internalize their feelings, but children act...