How Parents Can Turn the Holiday Haul into a Teachable, Healthy Moment

Consumers will spend about $2.6 billion in Halloween candy this fall says a recent National Retail Federation survey – but $2.6 billion in Halloween candy will not be eaten. That’s because parents play their annual game of keep-away with children, trying to temper holiday excitement with health concerns as several pounds of assorted sweets suddenly plop onto…

Supercharged Overnight, Hurricane Michael Menaces Florida

By JAY REEVES , Associated Press PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Gaining frightening fury overnight, Hurricane Michael closed in Wednesday on the Florida Panhandle with potentially catastrophic winds of 145 mph, the most powerful storm on record ever to menace the stretch of fishing towns, military bases and spring-break beaches. With more than 375,000 people…

Images Surface Of Saudis Allegedly Sent To Target Journalist

By AYSE WIETING, SUZAN FRASER and JON GAMBRELL ,  Associated Press ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish media close to the president published images Wednesday of what it described as a 15-member “assassination squad” allegedly sent to target Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and of a black van later traveling from the Saudi consulate, where he went missing, to…