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2022 General Election Guide

Between now and early October when voting gets underway, The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board is planning to publish dozens of candidate Q&As and nearly two dozen commentaries connected to a handful of San Diego city ballot measures and seven state propositions on the Nov. 8 election. Keep checking back as we fill in this voter guide.
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Cornwall kayaker captures ‘thrilling’ footage of close encounter with 30ft whale

A lone kayaker has captured “thrilling” footage of a close encounter with a 30ft whale off the coast of Cornwall.Rupert Kirkwood, 62, from Holsworthy in Devon, filmed the moment he was circled by a Minke whale for 20 minutes while paddling offshore near Fowey.Mr Kirkwood told the PA news agency: “Whales are very difficult to spot because they just roll off the surface without a splash and then they go.“The beauty of them – which always makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck – is the noise of the blowhole.“If I had been in a boat...
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'Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero' gives Gohan 'his day'

Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Dragon Ball, a long-running staple in manga and anime, returns with a new film Friday that shifts focus away from main protagonists Goku and Vegeta and follows Gohan and his mentor, Piccolo, years after Gohan was briefly positioned as the lead character of the series. Gohan's...

NFL preseason, golf playoffs, Little League World Series pack weekend sports

Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A batch of NFL preseason games, golf's FedExCup Playoffs and the Little League World Series baseball tournament are among the top events set to take place this weekend. Dozens of MLB, MLS and international soccer regular-season games also are scheduled from Friday through Sunday. NASCAR's Xfinity...

Michelle Monaghan: 'I've really created four characters' in 'Echoes' twins

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Michelle Monaghan said playing twins in Echoes, premiering Friday on Netflix, was really like creating four characters. Monaghan portrays Leni and Gina, but also Leni impersonating Gina and Gina impersonating Leni. "I've really created four characters because there are different nuances when they've switched...

Monkeypox could be gone soon, thanks to a name change

WASGINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Fearing that some people might think a disease called monkeypox is a joke or only affects animals, the World Health Organization has decided to rename the virus that is causing global suffering and now tops 14,100 U.S. cases. WHO wants public input, and it's gotten...

5 Smartphone Trends for 2022

Mobile home vector created by storyset - Smartphones are one of the most popular electronics on the market and their popularity is only increasing. Each year, new trends emerge and older ones fade away. In order to stay ahead of the curve, it's important to know what trends are happening in the smartphone industry.

Windsor imposes moratorium on new short term rentals

Another local community is looking to more strongly regulate short term rentals. This time Windsor. The divisive issue of short term rentals has become a concern across the region. Windsor is no different. Some in the community see them as essential economic drivers, others as cash grabs and a nuisance for neighbors.   Previously approved through a less formal process, Windsor is moving towards more permanent regulations. The town council started by imposing a 45 day moratorium on new business licenses for short term rental operators.   Comments on the issue swung between condemnation of the AirBnB-ing of residential neighborhoods…   "My daughters and their...

Pearl Fletcher, 77, Vincennes

Pearl June Fletcher 77 of Vincennes passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. June was born on July 29, 1945 in Vincennes, Indiana to the late Golda Seals Lankford and Carbon Lankford Sr. June enjoyed; her flower garden, reading, and spending time with her family. June was a devoted mother...
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Library happenings

Through Sunday Newton Public Library: Located at 720 N. Oak St. in Newton. Phone: 283-3890. E-mail: Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and closed Sunday. Free computer classes: Hands-on, one-session classes require registration as space is limited. Classes are free and open...

Navy helicopter engineer dismantles car to rescue stray kitten trapped inside

A helicopter engineer who dismantled a car to rescue an injured eight-week-old kitten has said there was “no way” he could have left it behind.Adam Hughes, a Leonardo Helicopters engineer, was on his way home from work at the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, in Cornwall, when he came across a kitten on the airfield.Mr Hughes, who had lost his family pet cat the day before, noticed the tiny stray was limping with a broken leg.“I was going home to comfort my family because we had lost our own cat Orlando to renal failure the day before,” he said.“He had...

Chimpanzee Lizzie celebrates milestone birthday at Belfast Zoo

One of the oldest residents at Belfast Zoo has celebrated her 50th birthday.Chimpanzee Lizzie was born at the zoo in 1972 to parents Josie and Tommy.She currently shares her home with six other chimpanzees, including her daughters Kim and Lucy, as well as granddaughters Phoebe and Pixie. Lovely Lizzie the chimp will be celebrating her 50th birthday on 10 August!🎉 Come celebrate Lizzie's birthday and p… — Belfast Zoo (@Belfast Zoo) 1659702671 Age-related health issues...

Trump did himself a favor announcing the FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago home, allowing him to energize his base and reclaim the spotlight, experts on political and media framing said

On Monday, the FBI executed a search warrant on former President Donald Trump's Florida home. Most of the US, including the White House, learned of the raid from a statement by Trump. Experts say Trump did himself a favor by announcing the raid, despite possible legal trouble. Earlier this week,...

2 arrested in Scotland County break-in

SCOTLAND COUNTY, N.C. (WPDE) - Two people have been arrested in connection to a break-in in the Wagram area of Scotland County. Deputies say they responded to Cascades Plant on Airbase Road on August 4th. $15,000 of paper products were stolen. After an investigation, Scotland County Detectives arrested and charged...

Trump was right to plead the Fifth. And he should do it often.

Former President Donald Trump declined to answer questions in a deposition by New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office on Wednesday, invoking his right against self-incrimination. The move follows an announcement that James’ office was considering filing a civil case against Trump over the Trump Organization’s business practices. “Thus...

Nationally known search-and-rescue dive team works on two Minnesota cold cases

MINNEAPOLIS. -- Adventures with Purpose is an Oregon-based search-and-rescue dive team telling the stories of the untold, by finding those who've been missing for decades.The six-man team takes on cold cases across the country and has brought closure to dozens of families.Now, they're hoping to resolve two Minnesota mysteries. On Tuesday, they searched the St. Croix River by Taylors Falls looking for any sign of Georgia Smith. The 76-year-old grandmother was last seen driving her blue Mercedes to her cabin in Wisconsin back in 1999.On Wednesday, they searched in the Mississippi River just below the dam in downtown Minneapolis searching for...