Miss Manners: My future in-laws’ behavior would be considered rude in my family

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I was brought up to offer drinks and/or food to people who come over to my house. I am engaged to a man whose parents do not do this, and I am trying to manage my feelings about it. I went to their house for a planned visit, without my fiance, when … Read more

Woman’s stance on how to approach first date divides internet

A woman’s stance on how to approach a first date has divided the internet, with much-heated discussion online. The debate started on TikTok after one woman said she decided to go on another date after not hearing from the person she was supposed to on the original date with. The woman, who goes by @Viv.aboufaissal online, said: … Read more

Sober or bright? Europe faces holidays during energy crunch

VERONA, Italy — Early season merrymakers sipping mulled wine and shopping for holiday decorations packed the Verona Christmas market for its inaugural weekend. But beyond the wooden market stalls, the Italian city still has not decked out its granite-clad pedestrian streets with twinkling holiday lights as officials debate how bright to make the season during … Read more

Age isn’t just a number. It’s 103-year-old bowler’s score to beat.

Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to note the real split Ed Berthol knocked down. To help celebrate his 103rd birthday this week, Fox River Grove resident Ed Berthold did what he’s been doing for more than eight decades: bowled a score far above his age. In the fact, the World War II … Read more

Dating expert: How to get over, get back with — or back at — your ex in 30 days

Love takes time to grow — and a mere 30 days can help make the romance flourish. Sabrina Bendory is a relationship expert and she has spilled all her secrets about how to get over — or get back at — your ex. Her No. 1 rule is for couples to undergo a 30-day period … Read more

I gave my groom a NSFW lap dance at our wedding — guests cringed but he loved it

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes this bride wildly twerking her undercarriage.  A not-so-blushing bride named Natalie Sanders shocked the pants off her groom and wedding guests when she flipped upside down and popped her crotch in his face during a NSFW lap dance at their post-nuptials reception.  “When you had one to[o] … Read more

UN experts denounce Taliban treatment of women as crime

ISLAMABAD — The Taliban treatment of women and girls in Afghanistan may amount to a crime against humanity and should be investigated and prosecuted under international law, a U.N. team of experts said Friday. The Taliban promptly rejected the allegation. The statement by the U.N.-appointed experts followed a confirmation from the Taliban that three women … Read more

Age isn’t just a number, it’s a score to beat for 103-year-old bowler

To help celebrate his 103rd birthday this week, Fox River Grove resident Ed Berthold did what he’s been doing for more than eight decades: bowled a score far above his age. In the fact, the World War II veteran posted a 156-pin performance during his over-50 league’s weekly gathering, a performance that included knocking down … Read more

After a year, omicron still driving COVID surges and worries

A year after omicron began its assault on humanity, the ever-morphing coronavirus mutant drove COVID-19 case counts higher in many places just as Americans gathered for Thanksgiving. It was a prelude to a wave that experts expect to soon wash over the U.S. Phoenix-area emergency physician Dr. Nicholas Vasquez said his hospital admitted a growing … Read more

Police: Ex-spouse fatally shoots 2, hurts 2 in Houston home

HOUSTON — A man believed to be a former spouse entered a Houston-area home and shot four people who were celebrating Thanksgiving, killing two and wounding two others Thursday evening. A woman and a man were pronounced dead at the scene. A second man was in critical condition and a 15-year-old boy was in stable … Read more