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JAKARTA, Indonesia — An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia turned worse Sunday when an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappeared over stormy Indonesian waters, with no word on its fate despite several hours of searching by air and sea.

Updated at 2:12 PM

Friends, a few years ago I wrote a series of columns on what I believe are the three most common New Year’s resolutions — money, organization and weight loss. I’ll share them here in the next three days, and I welcome your comments...

Posted at 9:00 AM

"The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name." — Confucius

Posted at 8:00 AM

The suburbs have had it rough in the last few years. The 2008-2009 economic collapse led to waves of foreclosures in suburbia, as home prices plummeted. More recently, census data suggest that Americans are actually shifting back closer to city...

Updated at 4:57 AM

ATHENS, Greece — A ferry carrying nearly 500 people caught fire off the Greek island of Corfu early Sunday, trapping passengers on the top decks as gale-force winds and choppy seas hampered the evacuation.

Posted Dec 28, 2014 at 2:00 AM

"New Year, New You" membership promotion at the Hesston Wellness Center Now is the perfect time to work out your New Year’s resolution while improving your fitness level. At the same time, you can help the...

Posted Dec 28, 2014 at 2:00 AM

One dozen charitable organizations that provide services for Newton children received year-end financial gifts totaling $4,655 from the Kiwanis Club of Newton in December.Kiwanis Club of Newton president Chad Lehman explained the funds for...

Posted Dec 28, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Hayes named VP of Physician ServicesStefanie Hayes has joined Newton Medical Center as the vice president of Physician Services.In her role, Hayes will work closely with NMC clinics, the Medical Staff services...

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