DEAR ABBY: I met a really great guy online eight months ago. He lives in another country and we have been in a long-distance relationship for the last six months. We talk all the time, video chat frequently and have grown very close. I have never clicked with anyone like I have with him, and I know he feels the same.We are having a significant disagreement about meeting in person. I’m willing to travel to his country. The expense, while not negligible, is within my means. However, he says he has some serious ongoing health issues and he wants to wait until they are resolved to meet. He has had them for much of his life, although they have gotten worse during the time I have known him. So far, there has been no diagnosis or treatment plan. When I have asked, he says I should be patient and he doesn’t want our relationship to be about waiting to do things because of his condition. Meanwhile, I know how much pain he is in. I see it every time we chat, and I know how much it … [Read more...] about Dear Abby: They met online and are in love, but he doesn’t want to meet in person. Red flag?
Associated Press Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 12:20 a.m. TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan and the U.S. will hold talks later this year as part of efforts to counter growing pressure from Beijing to force the island into political unification with mainland China. The United States recognizes China diplomatically, but under President Donald Trump has stepped up 40 years of informal ties with Taiwan. China and the U.S. are currently enmeshed in a dispute over trade and tariffs. De facto U.S. ambassador to Taipei Brent Christensen told a news conference Tuesday the talks being planned in September in Taipei will include a senior official from Washington. Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said the dialogue would allow the sides to "grow closer and more direct in their cooperation ... to protect regional freedom and legal order." … [Read more...] about Taiwan, US plan new talks this year in rebuke to Beijing
Associated Press Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 12:20 a.m. SEOUL, South Korea — International journalists' organizations have expressed concern over South Korea's press freedoms after the country's ruling party singled out a Bloomberg reporter over what it claimed was a "borderline treacherous" article insulting President Moon Jae-in, resulting in threats to the reporter's safety. The Democratic Party said Tuesday that it has no immediate plans to withdraw a March 13 statement by spokesman Lee Hae-sik, who attacked the reporter by name over a September article whose headline described Moon as acting as the "top spokesman" of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the U.N. General Assembly. Lee the next day also attacked a New York Times article published last October that said Moon was serving as Kim's "agent" while advocating diplomacy with North Korea. Lee tried to discredit the Times story by bringing up its South Korean author's nationality, saying it was "merely an article written by … [Read more...] about Concern raised over SKorean treatment of Bloomberg reporter
Vegas Golden Knights center Paul Stastny (26) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Monday, March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Malcolm Subban, left, defends a shot attempt by San Jose Sharks right wing Timo Meier, right, during the third period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Monday, March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)San Jose Sharks goaltender Aaron Dell, left, defends a shot attempt by Vegas Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault during the third period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Monday, March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture, right, celebrates with right wing Timo Meier (28) after scoring a goal against the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Monday, March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Vegas Golden Knights center William … [Read more...] about Golden Knights beat Sharks in San Jose, 7-3 — VIDEO
Gerald Herbert / AP New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis (11) works for a catch against Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman (23) during the second half the NFL football NFC championship game Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New Orleans. The Rams won 26-23. Associated Press Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 12:20 a.m. DENVER — In no sport but the NFL do players, fans, coaches and general managers annually debate the rules of the game, advocating ways to make pro football better, safer, fairer. Officiating is especially a hot topic around the league after a blown call late in the NFC championship game pretty much cost the New Orleans Saints a trip to the Super Bowl. That capped a season which began with the long-awaited clarification of what constitutes a catch and then was marred by widespread confusion over what exactly is a legal takedown of the quarterback. While defenders learned new ways to tackle to avoid flags for even glancing blows to the helmet, … [Read more...] about New rules likely coming to football, but not to replay