How to fix identity-theft issues posed by the Equifax hack

AP Photo/Elise Amendola NEW YORK (AP) — The Equifax breach didn’t just expose sensitive personal information of 143 million Americans – it underscored the huge vulnerabilities that make widespread identity theft possible. More than 15 million Americans were...

Grand Ole Opry to host memorial ceremony for Troy Gentry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A public memorial ceremony will be held Thursday at the Grand Ole Opry for Troy Gentry, a member of the popular country music duo Montgomery Gentry, who died in a helicopter crash in New Jersey on Friday. Fifty-year-old Gentry was from Lexington,...

Getting up to speed on the Equifax data breach scandal

AP Photo/Mike Stewart NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax has been scrambling to explain itself since disclosing last week that it exposed vital data about 143 million Americans – effectively most of the U.S. adult population. It’s come under fire from members of Congress,...

Latest Nicole Krauss novel evokes Jewish mysticism, Kafka

“Forest Dark” (Harper), by Nicole Krauss Both of the main characters in Nicole Krauss’ new novel, “Forest Dark,” are in crisis. Jules Epstein, a 68-year-old Manhattan power lawyer, has recently divorced his wife of many years and retired from the...

Book Review: Memoir is bittersweet farewell to Bette Davis

“Miss D & Me: Life with the Invincible Bette Davis” (Hachette Books), by Kathryn Sermak with Danelle Morton Bette Davis battled studio bosses, husbands and rivals during her long acting career, establishing a tough persona in real life to match her enduring...

JFK's granddaughter Tatiana Schlossberg gets married

AP Photo/Alastair Grant NEW YORK (AP) — President John F. Kennedy’s granddaughter and Caroline Kennedy’s daughter Tatiana Schlossberg has gotten married at the family’s Martha’s Vineyard home. The New York Times reports the 27-year-old Schlossberg...

States sue Trump administration over fuel economy fines

DETROIT (AP) — New York, California and three other states are suing the Trump administration, saying it must put in place higher penalties for automakers that violate federal fuel economy standards. The U.S. Department of Transportation more than doubled civil penalties...

Record-breaking weekend for 'It' grows to $123.1 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s “It” has closed out its opening weekend at the box office with a higher than expected $123.1 million in earnings, according to Warner Bros. on Monday. The studio on Sunday projected a more...

Parole denied for prison tailor who helped 2 killers escape

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A state board has denied parole to a tailor who played a key role in a prison break that’s the subject of a Showtime miniseries being filmed in the northern New York region where it happened. Joyce Mitchell will remain behind bars for at least two...

Chinese bank accused of helping money laundering in Spain

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge is accusing the European branch of China’s state-owned ICBC bank of aiding criminal organizations to launder more than 214 million euros ($256 million). National Court judge Ismael Moreno said that the Luxembourg-based Industrial and...