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First steps made in Congress to honor pop superstar Prince

NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota's Congressional delegation on Monday is introducing a resolution to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to pop superstar Prince, citing his "indelible mark on Minnesota and American culture," The Associated Press has learned. The medal is one of the ...

John taps some talented friends for new album

It’s been more than 35 years since Elton John recorded with Stevie Wonder and that’s clearly way, way too long. But the wait is over: The legends join on the new gospel-flavored song “Finish Line,” enlivened by Wonder’s trademark harmonica and John’s piano work. It’s a victory lap ...

Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ has died

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (AP) – Betty Lynn, the film and television actor who was best known for her role as Barney Fife’s sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died. She was 95. Lynn died peacefully Saturday after a brief illness, The Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy, ...

Grisham pens scathing Trump tell-all book

When Stephanie Grisham served as the chief of staff to first lady Melania Trump, and then as White House press secretary for President Donald Trump, she achieved the distinction of having never held a single press briefing. In the highest profile communications job on the planet, she was simply ...

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Shoofly Pie a unique Pensylvania Dutch staple

America has its fair share of strange dishes, but few can compare to Shoofly Pie, a gooey, sticky concoction of molasses and flour, baked into a pie crust. It’s a product of Pennsylvania Dutch country, the southeastern region of the state. Comprised mainly of the Amish and Mennonites, these ...

Cheshire Cheese: Best eaten cold with butter and crackers

Every now and then, I suffer a sudden attack of nostalgia, and start pining for the hills, castles, and Dark Satanic Mills of good old Blighty. Occasionally, these urges take on a decidedly culinary bent, and I end up craving Scottish kippers, Hovis bread, pickled walnuts and even a bit of ...

Kalamata olives: One of the gifts from the Greek goddess Athena

It is said that, in ancient times, the goddess Athena bestowed two gifts on the Greeks – namely, wisdom and olives. The first is self-explanatory, but if you’re going to be doing a lot of deep thinking, you’ll want nourishment. For the last five millennia, the olive has been revered ...

Celebrating 100 years

Obviously, not everything we eat is particularly nutritious or of gourmet quality. Sometimes, when we’re wandering around the house late at night, we just have the munchies and are looking for something to shove into our face. Potato chips fall into this category, as do pretzels, and those ...