Friday, March 6, 2015

‘Dr. Phil’ to air intervention with Bobbi Brown’s partner

LOS ANGELES — The “Dr. Phil” shows says it will air an “intervention” conducted with Nick Gordon, the partner of hospitalized Bobbi Kristina Brown. In a release, the show quoted Gordon’s mother as saying that her son feels guilty because he tried but failed to help Brown breathe after finding her face-down in a bathtub […]

Mushrooms are nutrient-packed, with a deep, savory flavor

By Ellie Krieger, Special to The Washington Post Mushrooms give a meaty heartiness and deep, savory flavor to dishes in a healthful way. You might be surprised to discover just how healthful. The fungi don’t make it onto most typical produce “top 10″ lists because those tend to focus on vitamins A and C and the […]

Get ready to add white to the rainbow of produce you eat

By Melissa d’Arabian I talk to my kids every day about eating a rainbow of produce in order to get all the nutrients they need. But you know what color is left out of the rainbow? White. That is, at least according to my 7-year-old twins when I presented cauliflower to them at the dinner […]

A delicious lemon-pepper pork that should have been chicken

This is the pork tenderloin that was supposed to be a chicken. But it ended up being one of those delicious mistakes I was so glad I made. I was aiming for a roasted whole chicken that was rubbed under and over the skin with a potent blend of coarse black pepper, kosher salt, dried […]

Why timeouts only prolong the problem

By Meghan Leahy, Special to The Washington Post Q: My 4-year-old (who will be 5 next month) constantly hits, scratches and behaves aggressively with his siblings. He sits in timeout, goes to his room and has consequences, with no change in behavior. I’m thinking about taking away all of his “violent” toys (play swords, Nerf guns, […]

March 02, 2015 | Posted in State, national lifestyle columnists | Tagged , | 1 Reply

Horoscopes: March 3, 2015

A cosmic fire graces the sky today in the form of a relatively rare and auspicious alignment of Jupiter and Uranus in fire signs. There will only be one more aspect like this between now and 2019. The good-luck trine invites us to share our stories in an effort to entertain and inform one another […]

Bridge March 3

THE NEA BRIDGE by Phillip Alder FIGHT TO RETAIN PARTNER’S ENTRY Joe Henderson, commenting on the Boston Marathon, said, “The Chip (placed in the laces of a runner’s shoe) also reduces the damage done by bandits. They still steal drinks and cheers along the course, but no longer scramble the paying runners’ results. No entry […]

Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana

TULALIP, Wash. — The Justice Department’s December announcement that it would allow the nation’s Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution — if not silence or opposition — from many tribes. They were reluctant to consider it given the substance abuse problems that already plague many reservations. But […]

Uber says database containing driver info was breached

NEW YORK — Uber says a database containing the names and drivers’ license numbers of 50,000 of its drivers was breached in May. The ride-sharing service says it has notified the drivers and hasn’t received any reports of the information being misused. Uber says it will offer a one-year membership in Experian’s ProtectMyID Alert identity […]

Signed contracts to buy US homes rise to 18-month high

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose at a healthy pace in January, a sign that home sales are poised to accelerate after a slow start to the year. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index increased 1.7 percent to 104.2 last […]

Fiat Chrysler recalls 467K SUVs for possible stalling

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 467,000 Dodge and Jeep SUVs worldwide to fix a faulty fuel pump relay at the root of a potential stalling problem. It’s the same problem that caused the recall of 189,000 other SUVs in September of last year, bringing the total to more than 656,000. A safety […]

US consumer sentiment slips in February on icy weather

WASHINGTON — Harsh winter weather left U.S. consumers feeling a bit less confident this month, the University of Michigan says. But confidence levels still remain at the highest level in eight years. The University of Michigan says its index of consumer sentiment slid to 95.4 in February from an 11-year high of 98.1 in January. […]

February 28, 2015 | Posted in Business and Real Estate | Tagged , | 1 Reply

Southwest nearly done inspecting planes that were grounded

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines says it expects to meet a federal deadline this weekend and finish examining 128 planes that were grounded because of missed inspections. Southwest Airlines Co. spokeswoman Brandy King said Friday that the airline had inspected 115 of the planes and would check the others by the Sunday night deadline. The Federal […]

5 reasons US economy is stronger than Q4 GDP suggests

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a modest annual rate of 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter, less than half the third quarter’s torrid 5 percent rate and weaker than the government first reported. While the sharp slowdown seems troubling on the surface, economists say it’s actually nothing to worry about. They remain optimistic […]

Tea Leoni in a happy state as star of ‘Madam Secretary’

NEW YORK — Wednesday was Tea Leoni’s birthday. But when referring to her age recently, she realized she wouldn’t be turning 50 this time, but 49 instead. “I keep doing this!” she laughed, meaning giving her age a boost. Ever since her last birthday, she had reported her age as 49. “I lost 48 this year […]

Gucci designer makes debut during Milan Fashion Week

MILAN — Fashion is always about renewal, but this round of Milan Fashion Week it’s not just the collections that are getting a fresher-upper but, it seems, much of the Italian fashion system. Gucci’s new designer Alessandro Michele, a brand insider little known until now in the wider fashion world, made his runway debut on […]

People: Lindsay Lohan

LOS ANGELES — A judge has ordered Lindsay Lohan to perform 125 hours of community service after a prosecutor determined the actress improperly received credit for performing in a London stage play. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Young set a March 12 hearing to choose an agency where Lohan can perform the hours to […]