‘Lawless’ world of service dogs leaves families vulnerable to fraud

APEX, N.C. — All the counseling, therapy and medication did little to ease 9-year-old Sobie Cummings’ crippling anxiety and feelings of isolation. And so a psychiatrist suggested that a service dog might help the autistic child connect with other kids. To Glenn and Rachel Cummings, Mark Mathis seemed like a dream come true. His kennel, Ry-Con Service Dogs, was just […]

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Dustin Lance Black’s Set Design Connections Helped Pave Way to ‘Milk’ Screenplay

Dustin Lance Black’s autobiography “Mama’s Boy” (Alfred A. Knopf, $26.95) focuses less on his showbiz career and more on his early formative years. As a painfully shy kid, he survived physical abuse, Mormon repression and Texas-style military conservatism, to become the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Milk” (2008). He has used his fame to campaign for human rights and equality, helping to […]

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‘The Bachelorette’ sneak peek: Hannah shows off her hometown

Hannah Brown’s season of “The Bachelorette” is just over a week away! In this exclusive sneak peek of the show’s upcoming 15th season, The University of Alabama graduate, who hails from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, shows off her hometown to Chris Harrison. “I think Tuscaloosa was a great place for me to grow up,” Brown shares. “Everybody is in some way connected, […]

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Defence secretary Penny Mordaunt arrives at nuclear deterrent service

Prince William joins new defence secretary Penny Mordaunt on her first public engagement at a service to mark 50 years of Britain’s continuous at-sea nuclear deterrent New defence secretary Penny Mordaunt attended service at Westminster Abbey Event recognises five decades of Britain’s continuous at-sea nuclear deterrent The Duke of Cambridge, 36, will give a reading during the hour-long service  Event […]

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