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Blues Traveler to perform at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre Feb. 28

The F.M. Kirby Center announced today that psychedelic blues-rock band Blues Traveler will visit the theater, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Achieving mainstream success with its fourth studio album, “Four,” Blues Traveler became known for chart-topping hits like “Run-Around” and “Hook” and took home a Grammy in 1995 for Best Rock […]

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To your health: Tips to help get your toddler the proper amount of sleep

I’m writing this in my daughter’s kitchen just north of Chicago, a little after Thanksgiving, but counting my blessings nonetheless. Kate, 38 1/2 weeks pregnant with her second child, is warming up Thanksgiving leftovers; Andy’s putting away the boxes left over from decorating their Christmas tree; and Mary is upstairs giving Rowan her bath and […]

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European Union extends approval for weed killer claimed to harm health

BRUSSELS — The European Union has approved a five-year extension of the use of the weed killer glyphosate in a move that failed to satisfy both environmentalists and farmers and pitted Germany against France. After a drawn-out process, the EU backed the extension Monday with a qualified majority and was able to beat a mid-December […]

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WWE Live returning to Wilkes-Barre in January

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — WWE — World Wrestling Entertainment — will return to the area just days before the Royal Rumble with WWE Live. See all your favorite RAW Superstars in action, including Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Braun Strowman, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Sasha Banks, Alexa Bliss and many more. They will be here […]

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Out on a limb: DNA testing kit a good first step in researching ancestry

DNA testing kits have become popular (and practical) Christmas gifts among genealogists and their families. Two factors, however, should be kept in mind by the givers and the lucky recipients. First, because the kits have become such popular gifts, there could be a longer than usual wait for test results. Earlier this year, one company […]

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Today in history

Today is Monday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2017. There are 34 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 27, 1967, the Beatles album “Magical Mystery Tour” was released in the United States by Capitol Records. On this date: In 1815, the constitution for the Congress Kingdom of Poland was […]

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Illinois shop owners compile, publish World War II history

GALESBURG, Ill. — Gun collectors may not expect to find the world’s largest dealer in Lugers — the iconic German sidearm of World War I and World War II — in Galesburg. Robert and Brad Simpson of Simpson Ltd. have held that title for some time, but they recently achieved another accomplishment: publishing a book […]

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Actor Anthony Gonzalez, and his mother, living a dream with ‘Coco’

NEW YORK — Like the character he plays in the film “Coco,” Anthony Gonzalez has always wanted to be an artist. But unlike the role he plays, the young actor has been lucky to have the full support of his Mexican family. “My parents have always been there for me,” said Gonzalez, one of five […]

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Q&A: Denzel on ‘Roman J. Israel,’ ‘Malcolm X’ and ‘Shaft’

NEW YORK — Denzel Washington, 62 years-old and a seven-time Oscar nominee, is still trying to get better. In Dan Gilroy’s “Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” Washington has challenged himself with one of his most complicated and singular roles. The title character (played by Washington) is a veteran activist attorney. After decades spent as a brilliant […]

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A whale’s tale: Longest painting in North America restored

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — A museum has restored the longest painting in North America so it can share the story of American whaling with the public. The quarter-mile-long (0.4-kilometer-long) panorama toured the U.S. after it was completed in 1848. A section was featured at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. But the panorama deteriorated after […]

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