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  1. Organization offers Ocean City home for free vacations for disabled

    Jim Hoffman was sitting outside on a Monday morning, his third day of vacationing at an Ocean City shore house.
  2. 100 years ago, ‘man-eater’ terrorized the Jersey Shore

    Long before the summer of 1975, when Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws” convinced moviegoers not to go near the water, the Jersey Shore had its own bit of shark-attack history, in some ways much stranger than fiction.
  3. ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ sequel set for March 2018

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Wreck-It Ralph” is headed back to the arcade, and theaters, in a sequel planned for release on March 9, 2018. Co-directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston announced the sequel to the 2012 animated film Thursday morning on Facebook Live.

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Dear Abby: For wife, marriage about money

Dear Abby: My wife and I have been married three years. It has been rocky since year two. She's a great mother to our kids, especially the one who is medically challenged. We have broken up twice so far and are now back together. However, because of my job, we live in different states.

Hax: Disclose wedded past before kids find out

Question: My sister and her husband married in a church 20 years ago and recently renewed their wedding vows. Their eldest daughter is 23, so they explained they were married in court earlier (which is true) but didn't provide specifics.

Hax: Nasty man should not become a dad

Question: My husband and I are both late 30s, so the decision to have a child is somewhat pressing. I want one but don’t see my partner as a desirable parent, both toward me and the child.

Get your student organized for school with these tips

School is here or coming, so before the mad rush of lunches, artwork and papers begin flooding your home again, it's best to have an organizational plan. Our advice? Match your organizing scheme to your kids - a first-grader with an artistic side is going to require a different approach from a high schooler with college applications and advanced math to contend with. Keeping in mind the stages each family passes through as children advance through school, we got a little expert advice and devised a plan for each age group.

Winning games for one or two players

Game nights are a great way for family and friends to spend time together. But for single-parent, single-child families (or even a one-on-one date night), finding fun games for two players can be a challenge. Single-player games are even harder.

Nickelodeon's 'Nick News' show profiles dying children

NEW YORK - Even though Linda Ellerbee has addressed many tough topics with young audiences before, it took a decade before Nickelodeon approved her idea of a "Nick News" episode where children with terminal illnesses talk about their lives.

Dear Abby: Man suffers a loss after returning dog

Dear Abby: A man I work with found a dog on his way to the office. He picked it up, took it home and was immediately talking about what a good playmate the dog would make. He said he tried to call the local animal shelter, but was put on hold twice, so he gave up.

Back-to-school apps for digital savvy parents

Back to school means back to carpooling, back to lunches, back to learning, back to hectic schedules, and back to chaos! Before heading back to school, download these apps to help you get organized and ready to tackle the new school year.

Dear Abby: Man's reaction to past abortion insensitive, disrespectful

Dear Abby: Two years ago, I met a gentleman, and he eventually decided we were "soul mates." I agreed.

Hax: Get truth about guy's emails with ex

Carolyn Hax is away. In her absence, we are offering columns from her archive.

Hax: Your friends don't want to vacation with you? Find new ones

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Investigate before picking a doggy day care

Day care for your dog? For some pet owners and their pooches, it's the best solution.

Hax: Don't see red over getting pink baby gifts

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Hax: Say no to destination weddings, but what if it's for your sis?

Question: Loved your advice to just say no to a destination wedding. That may work with a friend, but how about a sibling? We're getting pressure from the entire family. Not only can we not afford a trip like this, but it is to a country we do not consider safe for us or our children. Any advice? - Also Blue

Hax: Bad sex life post-baby can speak to marriage issues

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Hax: Stop snooping, accept college party-going daughter

Question: I am concerned about one of our children, a college student. We tried to raise her with good values and a moral code. We always strongly discouraged heavy drinking and casual sex; she is also aware of the dangers of both. I've learned now, however, that she enjoys going out drinking most weekends, uses bad language in social media (though we've definitely discussed that Internet history may live forever) and has no problem with "hooking up," though it doesn't appear she's done it often.

Dear Abby: Don't compete with dead soul mate

Dear Abby: I have been close to my best friend for three years. A year ago we decided to date. We have a wonderful relationship on almost every level. The only issue I have is that he's reluctant to open up about his past. He is a very private person, and I know it's because of his upbringing. This has sparked many debates between us that have ended less than pleasantly.

CatCon Purrfect for feline fanciers

LOS ANGELES - Their cat tails wagging and whiskers twitching, feline fans, some in shirts emblazoned with "Check Meowt," chattered about their "purrfect" pets as they waited in line for hours for a selfie with a kitty celebrity.

Hax: When a coach freaks out, what can you do?

Question: This past weekend we (grandparents) were witness to two of the most appalling examples of poor sportsmanship and lack of self-control in recent memory, by the same opposing-team coaches.

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