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ABC says ‘Roseanne’ will concentrate on family, not politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Expect "Roseanne" to cool it on politics and concentrate on family stories when it returns for the second season of its revival next year. That was the word Tuesday from ABC Entertainment chief Channing Dungey as she introduced the network's plans for next year. The show's ...

NBC speeding up trend of revived comedy series

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is turbo-charging the trend of reviving canceled comedies with its pickup of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." The network quickly swooped in after Fox dumped it last week, adding it to NBC's midseason schedule. While the fan outcry was heartening, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert ...

Is the Yellowstone region being loved to death?

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — On a summer's day, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is a busy place. The Hyalite Peak trail south of Bozeman features a steady stream of foot traffic, one of the most popular forest recreation destinations in Montana. East of Hyalite Peak in the adjacent Paradise ...

Kindness is Contagious: Mother’s kindness ripples further than realized

There is a woman in my town who does a lot of good. I mean A LOT. She and her husband have been blessed with a successful local business, and they are constantly pouring into the community. The thing is, they do it so quietly, unless you’re really paying attention and perhaps digging a ...

Bridal fashion 2018? All signs point to individuality

Individuality is in when it comes to bridal fashion and accessories. "Brides today want to look and feel like themselves — their most beautiful selves," says Amy Conway, editor in chief of Martha Stewart Weddings. "That means bringing their own style into their look. They're customizing ...

Sleeping in a tent: A lifelong love affair

I don't remember the first time I slept in a tent. It feels that doing so was always part of me. I remember when I was very young, curling up beside my siblings on family camping trips, falling asleep to the sound of our crackling campfire mingling with our dad's voice telling us stories. At ...

5 survival strategies for camping on a budget

Exploring nature and sleeping under the stars can be viewed as an economical vacation. But buying gear and booking campsites or renting an RV can add up. With some cost-saving strategies, camping can fit a variety of budgets, whether you're planning a car or RV camping trip or backpacking. ...

Kites: Age-old hobby gives new generation of fans a lift

When Kay and Larry Day came across a kite shop while vacationing in Wisconsin nearly two decades ago, they decided to buy kites for their grandchildren. On a whim, Larry bought one for himself. "He went out and flew it and decided he needed to go back and get a better one," Kay ...

Helping old dogs not only heel, but heal

A funny thing happens when your dog gets old. You find yourself willing to try anything to somehow “cheat” the circle the life. Suddenly, you’re plunking down money for any snake oil, therapy or $40,000 bionic hip that could potentially prolong her life. Who can blame us? Dogs are ...

Spring is busy time for bees and their keepers

Spring is the busiest time of year for bees and their beekeepers. Queens begin laying their eggs, scouts head out of the hive to find food to replenish diminished stocks, and the rest of the workers shoulder the load in raising more brood. For beekeepers, late summer and autumn are the ...

NASA sending robotic geologist to Mars to dig super deep

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Six years after last landing on Mars, NASA is sending a robotic geologist to dig deeper than ever before to take the planet's temperature. The Mars InSight spacecraft, set to launch this weekend, will also take the planet's pulse by making the first measurements ...

Pet owners turn to cannabis products for ailing dogs

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — The only signs of aging the 12-year-old golden retriever/ Australian shepherd mix shows are the gray hairs peppered throughout his mostly black coat. He has an obvious limp, but it's hard to expect anything different for a dog only sporting three legs. The loveable ...

WHICHCRAFT: Mix-and-match ingredients for custom lip balms

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — After a long, multi-blizzard winter, homemade lip balm is just the thing to get spring off to a smoother start. Searching for tutorials online, I came across a wide variety of recipes involving about half a dozen ingredients mixed and matched in countless combinations. ...

Kindness is Contagious: Dog and boy bond thanks to trainer’s kindness

Danette Jensen lives in Goodridge, Minn., about 70 miles from the Canadian border. She and her husband run DJ’s K9 Country, a boarding facility with more than 20 kennels and a large training room. I guess you could say Danette is dog crazy. She is certainly an expert in the field. She has ...

Bar set high for perfect middle-aged hangout

When you’re young, you want to hang out where it’s cool. You want to be where the music is loud, the waiters are appropriately surly, the beer is trendy and the food is adventurous. (Sous-Vide Shark with Sour Beer-Pickled Watermelon-Rind Kimchi, anyone?) At that stage of life, it’s all ...

Distracted by technology? Microsoft tries to help

Technology companies whose devices and constantly scrolling online services have driven us to distraction are beginning to acknowledge that their products can be a waste of time. Some of them now say they're trying to help. Microsoft is rolling out a free update to its Windows 10 computer ...

Summer Movie Preview: Hollywood roars back into action

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Summer starts early this year in Hollywood with the potentially record-breaking release of "Avengers: Infinity War" Thursday, and the marquee Marvel superheroes couldn't be coming at a better time. The box office for the year is down nearly three percent, and the industry ...

Here’s what’s playing this summer at the movies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dates are subject to change. APRIL "Avengers: Infinity War" (April 27) — The ultimate superhero mash-up, Iron Man, Black Panther, Captain America, Star Lord and all your Marvel favorites assemble to face the mad titan Thanos. "The Week Of" (on Netflix April 27) — ...

Johnny Jet’s summer travel advice: airfare, baggage and more

Are you starting to think about summer vacation? John DiScala, better known as the air travel expert Johnny Jet , recently talked with The Associated Press travel podcast "Get Outta Here!" about strategies for booking flights, finding deals, coping with baggage restrictions and dealing with ...