Winter activities for children: Wintertime can be a time of fun and magic, but for those long cold days when the kids can’t seem to find anything to do, here are some creative ways to keep them entertained:

As the deadline for REAL ID compliant identification to fly approaches, AAA East Central advises travelers to act fast if they are choosing to apply for identification that complies with the federal program.

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ULYSSES — Cameron County shrugged off a slow start en route to a resounding 77-46 win over Northern Potter in a North Tier League boys hoops game Thursday.

SMETHPORT — A Bradford man will spend time in McKean County Jail for allegations that he threatened to place a bomb in Bradford’s Veterans Square.

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CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- PPB Capital Partners is pleased to announce that Kate Reilly has been named Chief Operating Officer. With PPB since its launch in 2008, Kate has been instrumental in PPB's success, with her innovative vision, commitment to service excellence and process-driven results, and development of trusted advisory firm and investment manager relationships nationwide. With 24 years of experience in financial product marketing/positioning/brand development, fund administration & operations, Kate has lead PPB's fund operations' efforts, enabling the firm to grow its total capital invested to over $1 billion, with 250+ investments made.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board is circulating an idea for a new premium that would go to all dairy farmers in the state.

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HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AARP Pennsylvania today praised 10 Pennsylvania U.S. House members for voting to support bipartisan legislation to combat age discrimination - the "Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act" (POWADA). The House of Representatives vote Wednesday approving the bill is the most important action yet in the long drive toward passage.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.N. labor organization said Thursday that Qatar has abolished exit visa requirements for virtually all migrant workers, hailing the move as a “milestone” in reform efforts ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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BANGKOK (AP) — Share prices were mostly higher Thursday in moderate trading in Asia after the U.S. and China signed a preliminary trade agreement that investors hope will bring better relations between the two biggest economies.

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The American Society for the Positive Care of Children estimates that child abuse reports involve 7.5 million children, and child abuse crosses all socioeconomic and educational levels, religions, ethnic and cultural groups. The National Children’s Alliance has reported that nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S annually. Childhelp.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse, found that a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds.

It is healthy for the bodies to take probiotics. They cleanse the body and the gut system. The “good bacteria” helps keep the gut healthy. Instead of buying expensive probiotic products, nature offers some organic choices for you that you can use daily for a better gut health. The name itself is derived from the Latin 'pro-' 'for' and the Greek '-biotic' 'life. The discovery of the probiotics came in the early 20th century and was found in Bulgaria where the bacteria Bacillus Bulgarikus was found in milk.

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Overeating during the holidays and New Year’s may now be in the rearview mirror. But that doesn’t necessarily make losing or maintaining weight easier for everyone — even if you resolved to make healthier food choices. It may be a tough work to keep a healthy weight and diet. For some people, it can be especially difficult.

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One way to achieve mental health, happiness and clarity is through meditation. What meditation does is uniquely dynamic — allowing your whole being to open up, decluttering your thoughts, feelings and emotions into a positive state of confidence.

Whether you brush your teeth once, twice or thrice per day, this daily ritual can sometimes fall to the wayside during and after the holiday seasons. Sweet treats lurk around every kitchen corner and dining room dessert table. Luckily, we’ve got you covered — but not covered in toothpaste. Check out our top five tips to take care of your teeth this winter.

All four of the top-tier Democratic presidential candidates – former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders – have released climate plans that call for massive spending, an overhaul of the fossil fuel industry and increased standards for renewable energy.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian culture secretary Roberto Alvim was fired on Friday after using phrases similar to some used by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. Alvim made the comments while discussing a new art prize in Latin America’s largest democracy. Alvim had held the post since Nove…

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The most serious outbreak of locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries, authorities say. Unusual climate conditions are partly to blame.

It is going to take more than an act of Congress to stop President Donald Trump from doing exactly what he wants to do. He has no respect for the law.

An odd piece of news caught my eye this week, mostly because I thought it was from a comedy or satire site like The Onion or Babylon Bee.

Imagine that a distant relative died and left you $1 million. What would you do with it? Most of us would begin by paying off our bills, but then what? Buy that dream car that you always wanted? Quit your job and live on the investment proceeds?

The past year was one of phenomenal accomplishments for President Trump and for the conservative movement.