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HAGELIN: Being the parent — then and now

Culture challenge of the week: Parent or friend? As my daughter Kristin and I recently browsed through my last book, “30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family,” we came across a chapter titled “Vow to Be the Parent (Not Your Child’s Best Friend).”

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CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early

- Associated Press

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.

Ivory Coast will allow Sierra Leone team in

- Associated Press

The Ivory Coast government decided late Monday to allow Sierra Leone's team to enter the country, giving the go-ahead for an African Cup qualifier after fears over Ebola put the game and Ivory Coast's place in the tournament in doubt.

Celeb birthdays for the week of Sept. 7-13

- Associated Press

Sept. 7: Jazz musician Sonny Rollins is 84. Singer Alfa Anderson (Chic) is 68. Actress Susan Blakely is 66. Singer Gloria Gaynor is 65. Rock singer Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders) is 63. Actress Julie Kavner is 63. Rock musician Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) is 61. Actor Corbin Bernsen is 60. Actor Michael Emerson is 60. Pianist Michael Feinstein is 58. Actress J. Smith-Cameron ("Rectify") is 57. Actor W. Earl Brown is 51. Actor Toby Jones is 48. Model-actress Angie Everhart is 45. Actress Diane Farr is 45. Country singer Butter (Trailer Choir) is 44. Actress Monique Gabriela Curnen is 44. Actor Tom Everett Scott is 44. Rock musician Chad Sexton (311) is 44. Actress Shannon Elizabeth is 41. Singer-musician Wes Willis (Rush of Fools) is 28. Actress Evan Rachel Wood is 27.

5 things to know about driving on marijuana

- Associated Press

The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states - Colorado and Washington - and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel. What's not clear is whether that will translate into an increase in fatal crashes. Five things to know about marijuana and driving:

Hoosier National Forest offers celebration

Associated Press

Visitors to the Hoosier National Forest can take a hike or watch a Dutch oven cook at a celebration scheduled later this month in southern Indiana.

British police officers stand guard outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.  Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron is expected on Monday to expand powers to combat terrorism in hopes of preventing attacks by Islamist militants returning from terror training in the Middle East.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

UK: Passports could be seized to fight terrorism

- Associated Press

Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups.

Florida receives $300,000 in pharmacy settlement

Associated Press

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says the state is getting $300,000 as part of a national settlement with a Cincinnati-based company that allegedly engaged in a kickback scheme with skilled-nursing facilities.

FILE - This  Oct. 8, 2012 file photo shows the wrecked Subaru Impreza in which four people died as it is loaded onto a flatbed truck on the Southern State Parkway in West Hempstead, N.Y., after and early-morning accident. At the wheel was a New York teenager, Joseph Beer, who had smoked about $20 worth of marijuana, before getting into the car with four friends, and driving over 100 mph before crashing into trees with such force that it split the car in half. As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a spike in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the issue, though, are divided over whether toking before taking the wheel in fact leads to more accidents. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)

Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

- Associated Press

New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends.

Surrogate offers clues into man with 16 babies

- Associated Press

When the young Thai woman saw an online ad seeking surrogate mothers, it seemed like a life-altering deal: $10,000 to help a foreign couple that wanted a child but couldn't conceive.

In this Aug. 26, 2014 photo, Police Col. Decha Promsuwan, an investigator in a surrogacy scandal involving a Japanese businessman, shows documents during an interview at Lumpini police station in Bangkok,Thailand. Wassana, a young Thai woman, answered an online ad offering $10,000 for surrogate mothers and is now embroiled in the case of a mysterious Japanese man, Mitsutoki Shigeta, who police say fathered at least 16 children through surrogates. The case has captivated Thailand and is at the center of a growing scandal over commercial surrogacy, an industry that thrived on semi-secrecy and legal loopholes that the country's military government now vows to ban. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

9 steps a Japanese man took to 16 surrogate babies

- Associated Press

Police say Japanese businessman Mitsutoki Shigeta followed nine key steps on his path to fathering 16 surrogate babies in Thailand, born starting in June 2013. It's unclear whether he went through all of the steps for every baby; four are in Cambodia and the rest remain in Thailand. Here's how he did it:

May Myat Noe, Myanmar's first international beauty queen, winner of the 2014 Miss Asia Pacific World, sits with her crown that she allegedly ran away with, during a press conference in Yangon, Myanmar Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. The dethroned beauty queen from Myanmar said she won't return her $100,000 worth crown until the pageant's organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant boss

- Associated Press

A dethroned 16-year-old beauty queen from Myanmar said Tuesday she won't return her bejeweled $100,000 crown until pageant organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, right, arrives at federal court with his son Bobby, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Richmond, Va. A federal jury will hear instructions from a judge on Tuesday before beginning deliberations in the public corruption trial of the former governor and his wife, Maureen. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Former Va. governor's corruption case goes to jury

- Associated Press

The corruption case that could send former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife to federal prison was in the hands Tuesday of jurors who must decide whether the couple sold the influence of the office to a wealthy vitamin executive seeking legitimacy for his company's signature product.

Girl Scout group creates LEGO robot-making team

- Associated Press

To spark an interest in science, technology, engineering and math among girls, Girl Scouts of Louisiana East has created a new First LEGO League in Houma for fourth- through eighth-grade girls.

This is an undated handout photos issued by England's Hampshire Police on Monday Sept. 1, 2014,  of Brett King and Naghemeh King, the parents of Ashya King, who have legal proceedings against them continuing in Spain after they took the five-year-old brain cancer patient out of hospital without doctors' consent.  Critically-ill 5-year-old boy Ashya King driven to Spain by his parents is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday Aug. 31 2014. Officers received a phone call late Saturday from a hotel east of Malaga advising that a vehicle fitting the description circulated by police was on its premises. Both parents were arrested and the boy, Ashya King, was taken to a hospital, a Spanish police spokesman said. (AP Photo/Hampshire Police)

Ill UK boy's parents freed from custody in Spain

- Associated Press

The British parents who took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent were released from custody in Spain on Tuesday after authorities in the United Kingdom dropped charges of child cruelty against them.