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Michelle Obama criticizes Trump school lunch decision

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama on Friday criticized a Trump administration decision to delay federal rules aimed at making school lunch healthier, saying kids will end up “eating crap” instead. Mrs. Obama told a health conference in Washington that more nutritionally sound school meals are needed since millions of kids nationwide eat federally subsidized breakfast and …

Liz Weston: Why you need 3 savings accounts

Some of us hoard cash while paying 18% interest on a credit card balance. Others blow through a tax refund as if it were free money when it’s actually a return of our own hard-earned dollars. This brain quirk has a name: mental accounting. We treat money differently depending on where it comes from and …

New opioid prescribing guidelines aim to cut use of potent narcotics

TORONTO – Updated opioid-prescribing guidelines released Monday encourage doctors to avoid giving the powerful narcotics as a first-line treatment to patients with chronic, non-cancer pain and instead try other medications or non-pharmaceutical therapies to prevent a host of potential harms associated with the widely used drugs. Those harms include physical dependence or addiction, as well …

Australian surfers dominate 9th Siargao Int’l Women’s Surfing Cup

DAVAO CITY–Australia dominated the four-day 9th Siargao International Women’s Surfing Cup in Cloud 9, General Luna town, Surigao del Norte. Australian surfer Philippa Anderson emerged as the champion while another Australian, Mikaela Green, placed second. Anderson bagged the US$ 2,500 championship prize while Green got US$ 1,500. Filipina surfer Nilbie Blancada settled for third place …

Michelle Obama accidentally tweets former staffer’s number

WASHINGTON — Having former first lady Michelle Obama tweet your telephone number is one way to get a lot of attention. The telephone number of a former White House staffer was shared on the ?MichelleObama Twitter account on Friday. Michelle Obama has 7.67 million Twitter followers. The telephone number apparently belongs to Duncan Wolfe, a …

Gmail users targeted by phishing attack

SAN FRANCISCO – A phishing campaign targeting Gmail users took place Wednesday, prompting Google, the provider of the service, to disable what it called “offending accounts” that initiated the attack. Like all phishing practices, the attack was carried out by sending an email to Gmail users, with the attacker pretending to be someone they may …

Coffee perks up Amadeo’s ‘Pahimis Festival’

AMADEO–Amadeo Mayor Albert S. Ambagan on Saturday lauded “the coffee farmers’ great contribution to putting Amadeo on the map as a major coffee producer that it is right now”. This town dubbed “Coffee Capital” has once again perked up, thanks to its annual “Pahimis Festival” which gives tribute to its main industry. The festival ended …

First Lady dedicates ‘healing’ garden at children’s hospital

WASHINGTON—Off in the distance, young patients can see the Washington Monument from the hospital’s new rooftop “healing” garden, dedicated Friday by first lady Melania Trump as a place children and their families can breathe fresh air, “relax and enjoy in peace.” Features of the Bunny Mellon Healing Garden at Children’s National hospital also include doors …

Manufacturer says it’s removing relabeled Ivanka Trump items

NEW YORK — An apparel company says it accepts responsibility for Ivanka Trump clothing that was relabeled as a different designer. G-III Apparel Group Inc., which is licensed to manufacture clothing under the Ivanka Trump brand, said it was removing the mislabeled items sold at discount retailer Stein Mart. It said the relabeling to Adrienne …

Census: Young women in US favour jobs outside the home

WASHINGTON –The milestones of adulthood for today’s millennials: economic security and finishing school –not rushing to get married and have a family. And once they are married, young women in America are less likely to see homemaking as a career. The share of young women 25 to 34 who opted to forgo outside employment in …

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