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May 22, 2018

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French Open organizers won't give Serena Williams a seeding

PARIS — Serena Williams’ return to Grand Slam tennis from maternity leave just got even tougher. French Open organizers announced on Monday they will not give Williams a seeding. “This year again, tournament officials will establish the list and ranking of the women’s seeds based on the WTA ranking,” the French Tennis Federation said in

Woman to Detroit-area body parts broker: 'Burn in hell'

DETROIT — A woman who says her late father’s head ended up in the Detroit warehouse of a body parts broker has confronted the man in court, telling him to “burn in hell.” Arthur Rathburn is getting his sentence Monday in Detroit federal court, four months after he was convicted of dealing diseased body parts

Panel approves 'red flag' gun safety bill, House vote next

BOSTON — Legislation that would allow firearms to be taken from people who show unstable or potentially dangerous behavior is moving forward at the Massachusetts Statehouse. The House Ways and Means Committee approved the so-called red flag bill on Monday by a 24-2 vote. The measure is scheduled for debate by the full House on

Mike Pingree: A man just gets restless sometimes

A man whose wife reported him missing told federal authorities that he was abducted and drugged by a motorcycle gang when he was finally located by the side of a road in Grafton, Va., after a massive search operation. He also said that the gang members took him to a business he owned and robbed

Jane Lynch hosts ‘Hollywood Game Night’ for good cause

Humorous though she is, Jane Lynch rarely sports a red nose, but she’s now doing it for a good cause. The multiple-Emmy-winning “Glee” alum hosts a special edition of “Hollywood Game Night” during an NBC evening tied to the Red Nose Day fundraising campaign Thursday at 9 p.m. Source: Boston Herald

On the Venus and Sun Change by Holiday Mathis

Venus’ being newly in Cancer suggests that though loving someone may be easy, there’s a lot that goes along with it that’s anything but. Love comes with responsibilities, challenges — even traps. If you’re struggling with love, give yourself a break. It only means you’re doing it right. The sun moves into the communication realm

Single women outpace single men in real estate purchases

WASHINGTON — It’s the gender gap you don’t hear so much about: Single women are buying homes and condos at what may be more than twice the rate of single males, and the trend appears to be accelerating. Consider: • Single women accounted for 18 percent of all home purchases last year compared with just 7

Understanding mortgage interest rates

Why have mortgage interest rates been creeping up over the last few months? Recent declines in unemployment to rock bottom levels and the accompanying increase in the inflation rate have induced the Federal Reserve to tighten credit in order to dampen further price increases. The process will continue until the emergence of the next recession,

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