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Bernie Sanders: 'Maybe [Obama] should have done more' on RussiaIn an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders says that President Obama was in a difficult position when it came to Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

2/18/2018 1:13:29 AM

Scott Pruitt Cancels Israel Trip Amid Backlash Over Travel ExpensesEnvironmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has scrapped plans for a business trip to Israel previously scheduled for this week, an agency official said.

2/19/2018 10:48:02 AM

Parkland students slam Trump for tying shooting to Russia probe: 'He has already made it about himself'Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students Aly Sheehy and Giuliana Matamoros were astounded that Donald Trump would use their tragedy to push back against U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible collusion between Moscow and his 2016 campaign.

2/18/2018 1:01:18 PM

Slain Teacher Told His Fiancee What To Say If He Died In A School ShootingA high school teacher shot to death while protecting students in last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, once considered that he could die in such violence, and gave his fiancee instructions on what to say if it happened.

2/19/2018 12:58:44 PM

Woman Filmed Berating Flight Attendant on Plane Gets Suspended From JobSusan Peirez started shouting after being seated near a baby.

2/19/2018 1:56:41 PM

All 65 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crashAll 65 passengers and crew were feared dead in a plane crash in central Iran on Sunday after the domestic flight came down in bad weather in a mountainous region. A spokesman for Iranian carrier Aseman Airlines had told state television everyone was killed, but the airline then issued a statement saying it could not reach the crash site and could not "accurately and definitely confirm" everyone died. The airline had also initially said 60 passengers and six crew were on board the twin-engined turboprop ATR 72 that was flying to the southwestern city of Yasuj.

2/18/2018 9:37:21 AM

Family that took in Nikolas Cruz said he showed no warning signsNikolas Cruz moved in with the Snead family after his mother died of Pneumonia in November. They say he was depressed after losing his mother, but no red flags ever went off about his behavior.

2/19/2018 6:03:01 AM

Siblings From Parkland High School Write Essays To Say 'Never Again'Last Wednesday, siblings Taryn and Zach Hibshman went to class together at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School like they did every other day.

2/19/2018 12:43:46 PM

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on Israel: ‘We Will Act if Necessary’In an exclusive interview with NBC News, Iran’s foreign minister commented on its tenuous relationship with Israel as well as on the fate of the Iran nuclear deal.

2/18/2018 9:53:09 AM

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The News Journal spoke with two University of Delaware skating coaches about their Olympic experience.


2/18/2018 8:35:46 PM

Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter answers your pet questions.


2/18/2018 11:13:03 AM

For such a small state, Delaware is packed with places to see, ranging from the splendiferous mansions of the du Pont family in the north, to the incredible marshlands of Prime Hook in the South.


2/19/2018 11:17:31 AM

Together, William "Ry" Culver and Justin Comegys make up the YouTube duo, Two Guys Who Sort of Know What They’re Doing. This video was originally posted on their YouTube channel.


12/7/2017 3:20:11 PM

This spring, the owners of Delaware Buffalo Wild Wings locations are opening a casual barbecue eatery on Limestone Road near Kirkwood Highway.


2/19/2018 9:25:05 AM

Jeraldine "Jerri" Blomgren, a 75-year-old Christmas baby, stricken with cancer, has a special evergreen waiting for her in Delaware.


2/17/2018 2:25:09 PM

These are the 17 people shot and killed by a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14.


2/17/2018 9:35:29 AM

The festival, which will expand to two days for the first time, will be held at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park on June 8 and 9.


2/16/2018 12:45:24 PM


2/16/2018 11:27:30 AM

The Friday, open-to-the-public dinners – are usually organized by Knights of Columbus councils. You’ll find homey, comfort food at affordable prices.


2/16/2018 8:28:11 AM

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The definition of bliss: A luxurious soak in a hot, bubbly bath. The definition of misery: Cleaning the dirty, grimy bathtub that results. Who else hates cleaning the tub? Just about everyone, from what I hear. That’s the reason I decided to do some hands-on research into the best way to clean a bathtub. Here’s what I found.Where does that scuzz on the tub come from?Understanding why the tub gets so filthy might make it simpler to tackle the task of de-filthing it. [...]

2/15/2018 9:53:06 AM

Reader Question: Some people fear another real estate market crash. We see the real estate market has recovered in many markets. We are considering selling our current home and buying or building another house. With these conflicting opinions, it is difficult to figure out whether to go ahead. Do you think the housing market will experience a significant correction soon? Monty’s Answer: To look into the future direction of the real estate market is complicated. It is for this [...]

2/13/2018 2:20:25 PM

Be a savvy homeowner. Find out the facts about heating and air conditioning — installation, repair, and maintenance — before you call a contractor for help. You’ll not only save money and hassle, you’ll also get the best HVAC service for your home.HVAC installationDo your homework. Read about the different [...]

2/8/2018 9:40:13 AM

Reader Question: We have an accepted offer on a home. We learned that the floor is vinyl, not laminate as stated on the listing data sheet. Unlike laminate, vinyl adds no value to the house. We asked for a $3,000 price reduction which was less than half of a new laminate floor price. We do not want the sellers to suffer for this since the seller when asked, said it was vinyl. The agent made a mistake when completing the listing sheet. The agent says because the listing sheet reads all [...]

2/6/2018 12:27:32 PM

Doors play an often underappreciated role in the home, whether they connect its interior to the great outdoors or simply lead from one room to another. Properly chosen, though, doors add good looks and security. The right entry door can even save a substantial amount of energy. But how to decide among all the different types of doors available? There are so many materials and styles. For a little help, check out this guide to common types of doors.MaterialsWoodWood is [...]

2/1/2018 9:11:43 AM

Unlike other types of housework, I actually enjoy doing laundry … most of the time. Putting dirty clothes in the washing machine, pressing a button or two, and taking them out clean — what could be easier, right? Except when it’s not. Have you ever reached into your washer and found a load of totally sopping wet clothing? If so, the mess is probably due to a washing machine that doesn’t spin. Find out why this happens and what to do to get your laundry day groove [...]

1/25/2018 8:29:25 AM

What are freeze thaw cycles? Although the northern United States is famous — or infamous — for extreme cold in winter, the weather is not uniformly frigid from December to April. Throughout the season, outdoor temperatures may dip way below 32 degrees and then rise again briefly. Occasional mild days are a welcome break for most people, but for your house it’s a different story. This continual cooling and warming action is described as "freeze thaw cycles," which can be [...]

1/18/2018 9:27:53 AM

Reader question: We closed on our home purchase in December. The contract calls for the seller to vacate 30 days after closing. The date and time set to deliver the keys and final walkthrough were today. This morning, the seller called to say they hadn’t finished moving out and requested six extra days. Our agent said there is money in escrow, and we can charge $100 daily for each day past the previously agreed upon occupancy date (up to $1k). We don’t have to [...]

1/16/2018 1:01:00 AM

Are you considering concrete countertop installation? Concrete countertops are very trendy right now for their industrial good looks. They’re also strong — and fairly affordable compared to popular materials like quartz or granite. However, besides their obvious advantages, there are a few negatives to kitchen and bathroom countertops made of concrete. Let’s take a closer look at concrete countertops' pros and cons.Concrete Countertops: ProsUnique [...]

1/11/2018 10:07:58 AM

The very beginning of a new year is the perfect time to learn something new. Why not start off 2018 right, by finding out ways to protect and make the most of of that prized possession — your home?Here six important facts that all homeowners should learn this year.Never go to sleep when your dryer is running. This is a bit of homeowner trivia I just learned myself, which is actually not at all trivial. Most likely, you’ve already heard that it’s dangerous [...]

1/4/2018 9:33:08 AM