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Former priest Shawn Ratigan’s 50-year sentence for child pornography upheld

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the 50-year prison sentence of Catholic priest and convicted child pornographer Shawn Ratigan. Ratigan, who was sentenced last September after pleading guilty to federal charges of producing and attempting to produce child pornography, argued on appeal that the sentence was unreasonable.

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Batman turns 75, and the Caped Crusader is still thriving

In a world filled with seemingly daily disasters and endless turmoil, it’s no wonder that superheroes are as popular as ever, from blockbuster movies all the way to the local toy shop. DC Comics is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the iconic Caped Crusader by declaring July 23 “Batman Day.” The event coincides with the Wednesday-night kickoff of San Diego Comic-Con.

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What to do about bug-eaten herbs?

Question:This is the first year I’ve tried growing herbs on my deck. They’re pretty big but they’re also getting eaten up by bugs. I know I shouldn't use anything toxic so what should I do?

Chow Town

Blueberry pie combines best of three recipes

Don’t have just the right recipe for the ingredients you have on hand? Try taking the best of several recipes. In this case, parts of three recipes were combined to create a blueberry pie loaded with fresh blueberry flavors, a cinnamon zing and a crunch topping.

Mary Sanchez

Diocese case is for the children

The former teacher liked what she heard from Jackson County Judge Bryan Round on Wednesday. He seemed to understand. To grasp why she and about a dozen others attended the hearing to determine if a breach-of-contract ruling ordering the diocese to pay a $1.1 million will stand. It’s for the children.