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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Kanye West's recent praise of President Donald Trump has left some of the rapper's fans aghast, but fellow Chicago rapper Chance the Rapper and West's wife Kim Kardashian have come to his defense. Chance the Rapper, who has been critical of Trump in the past, tweeted, "Black people don't have to be democrats."

At the University of Utah, they actually have a "Cry Closet" set up. A place for students to go during the high-stress finals week.

Cardi B is shutting down her concert touring for a while so she can focus on her pregnancy.

Harry has asked Prince William to be his best man at his upcoming wedding to Meghan Markle.

Kim Kardashian felt it was necessary to point out that she and her husband, Kanye West, have "different feelings" about President Trump.

Parks Associates connected health research reports in U.S. broadband households, only 8% of heads of household 75 or older own a safety/panic button.

A stripper named Veronica Beckham befr…

DID YOU KNOW?

Half of us have a problem with food touching other food on the plate when eating dinner.

Going to the gym is the second most popular topic on Facebook after what you are eating?

A survey reveals that 30% of us wash the car at home, 65% do it elsewhere and 5% don't do it at all.

83% of people under the age of 30 use their mobile phone as an alarm clock. The age that woman are most satisfied with their hair is 36.

According to a study, 1 out of 4 dogs are depressed.

About one out of three of us have sent a text message in our sleep.

WEIRD NEWS

Ford to Phase Out Cars?

It's been 110 years since the first Model T rolled off an assembly line and in a move nobody could ever imagine, Ford has decided to start phasing out car sales. The company announced yesterday that it "will not invest in next generations of traditional Ford sedans for North America," and plans to transition to just two cars over the next few years: the Ford Mustang and the new Ford Active, a "crossover" vehicle to be released next year. That means no more Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, C-Max, or Taurus sedans and coupes in North America. The Lincoln sedans are also expected to vanish. Ford hasn't said exactly when the Taurus and other models will be phased out, but the company's statement says almost 90% of its North America portfolio will be trucks, utilities, and commercial vehicles by 2020. Auto industry experts say the move is a bold one, but not totally unexpected, given the continuing shift among consumers away from cars and towar…

GIVE HIM THE ANIMAL TEST

The animal a person is most drawn to can reveal interesting things about what his desires are. According to Paul Dobransky, MD, author of "The Secret Psychology Of How We Fall In Love." Ask your guy to pick an image, then use his choice to inspire summer date ideas:

Seal

Bring on the buddies and beer, because this dude is energetic and fun. Make your place the summer hub he loves playing host and showing people a good time.

Bear

He is easygoing and laid back. Things like lounging on the beach, taking a bike ride through the park, and chilling in an outdoor cafe will be hits with him.

Zebra

If he is attracted to this exotic animal, it is a sign he craves adventure. Plan some out of the box dates, like trapeze class, white water rafting, or rock climbing.

Panther

The man is stylish and appreciates the finer things in life. An evening drinking champagne at a lux rooftop bar or a couples massage will be up his alley.

SECRETS ALL WOMEN KEEP

You may think you know your wife better than anyone, but chances are she has at least one don't-tell-the-husband secret. Redbook deputy editor Jeannie Kim writes that all women have 11 near-universal secrets, some of which will shock men and some of which they'll realize they suspected all along. Here they are:

Everything a woman buys for herself -- from shoes to skirts and even shampoo -- really costs 20 percent more than she tells you.

She actually thinks about sex--with you--a lot. (It's just that by the end of the day she's too tired to do anything about it.)

She is just as nervous about commitment as you are.

She may be modern and independent, but she still wants you to be "the man."

Her ex-boyfriends were not completely terrible in bed.

She is scared that she'll turn into her mother. (So the worst insult you can throw at the woman you love is, "You're acting just like your mother.")

She wants you to be jealous--but just a little bit.

Y…

FIVE CAR REPAIRS YOU SHOULDN'T SKIP

We often don't think about maintenance on our vehicles until something is wrong. But keeping your car in top running condition is vital. Angie's List went to highly-rated auto repair professionals for the five auto service items you shouldn't skip out on.

Oil Changes

Oil is the engine's blood, and is critical to a car's long life. Your vehicle's oil should be changed depending on your driving habits, typically every 3,000-7,000 miles or around 3-6 months. You should check your oil about every 1,000 miles.

Tire Maintenance

Properly maintained tires improve the steering, stopping and traction of your vehicle. Tire pressure should be set to the manufacturer's specification. Tires that are over or under inflated wears tires out faster, affect fuel consumption, and is a safety hazard. Rotate and balance your tires every 6,000-8,000 miles and get an alignment check every year to make sure there are not suspension problems.

Fluids

Transmission fluid, break fluid, …

WHAT IT MEANS WHEN YOUR SEX DREAM STARS...

Your boss

Workplace romps may be the most universal sex dream, according to Wallace. But if you and your boss are getting it on in the Land of Nod, does that mean should cut back on those one-on-one meetings or skip next week's happy hour? Probably not. "Sure, you may be sexually attracted to your boss," says Wallace. "But if you're having sex with him in a dream, your subconscious is probably becoming aware of your own ability to make decisions and act as a leader." So once you shake that post-sex-dream awkwardness, perhaps you should schedule a date with your boss ... to discuss your future with the company.

Your friend

Not again! You've established a completely platonic relationship with a member of the opposite sex -- and suddenly he's got a leading role in your sex dream. What's going on? You can chalk this up to your pal having a quality that you admire or see in yourself. Explains Wallace: "People often tell me, 'I have a friend.…

PROM DRESS COLOR REVEALS PERSONALITY

Red -- You're active, a mover and a shaker.

Black -- You're adventurous and unafraid to try new things.

White -- You're senuous and easy going. You enjoy the good things in life.

Pink -- You're inventive and enjoy daydreaming.

Green -- You're affectionate and a perfectionist.

Yellow/Orange -- You love nature and the outdoors.

Pastels -- You hate routine. variety is the spice of life.

Purple -- You're playful, imaginative, relaxed and love to laugh!

Gold/Silver -- You're exotic and love to travel!

Tan -- You're practical and down to earth.

Blue -- You're a no-nonsense person. very organized.

COUCH POTATO?

You've no doubt heard about the benefits of exercising, but have you ever thought of the risks of being a couch potato? You sit in your car to get to and from work. You sit at your desk all day. You sit in your comfy chair and watch TV at night. Is that a description of a typical day? If so, this should make you jump up in fear: About 10% of all deaths worldwide can be attributed to inactivity. Four different studies in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet reveal that sitting on our derrieres can be as dangerous for longevity as smoking. How? Being sedentary puts you at a far higher risk of developing breast cancer, colon cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Want more?

One-third of all adults -- that's about 1.5 billion people worldwide -- have a 20% to 30% greater risk of disease because they do not exercise at least 150 minutes a week.

80% of adolescents live a risky sedentary lifestyle.

About 6% of coronary artery disease cases and 7% of type 2 diabetes cases ar…

I STINK AT EMAIL

(Popular Mechanics) Pressure from messing apps like Slack is forcing innovation from traditional email companies. That's good news for you, and very good news for Alexander George, who says: A recent text from my boss: "Did you get my email? Thanks." George said, "I'm terrible at email. I loathe checking my inbox, so I just don't do it." The promise that chat apps such as Slack will finally replace the majority of his email exchanges does make him optimistic. As of last year, Slack had more than 1.5 million subscribers. Still, more than 3.7 billion people in the world have email accounts, and it seems like 3 billion of them email him every day. But traditional email providers and independent companies have come up with algorithms that, along with some behavioral changes, can help get his inbox back to its original purpose: efficient communication. Even if you're not as hopeless as George is, they can help you:

You are a procrastinator

Try the Gmail …

HOW FAST FOOD JOINTS GOT THEIR NAMES

From Arby's to Wendy's, we love our fast food! Ever wonder how these restaurants got their names? Dictionary.com explains what's in a name -- specifically, how 10 of our favorites got their name. Go ahead and eat fast food. Just follow these five rules when you're facing that menu board.

1. Arby's

The chain was founded by the Raffel Brothers. The name comes from the enunciation of the initials of the two words...RB.

2. Blimpie

Three New Jersey high school friends founded the subway sandwich chain in 1964. They decided against using the words "hoagie" or "subway," and settled on Blimpie when one of them saw the word "blimp" in the dictionary and thought it sounded like a sandwich.

3. Burger King

It was founded in Jacksonville, Florida in 1953 with the name Insta-Burger King. After it was sold to new owners, they shortened the name.

4. McDonald's

The name comes from the founders, Dick and Mac McDonald. The brothers started the restau…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS by McVay Media

Prince William Is Prince Harry's Best Man at the Royal Wedding. As if Prince Harry would have asked anyone else to be his best man! Kensington Palace announced Thursday that the groom's older brother, Prince William, will be by his side when he marries Meghan Markle. "The Duke of Cambridge is honored to have been asked," a spokesperson said, "and is very much looking forward to supporting his brother at St. George's Chapel, Windsor, on May 19." William is returning the favor, as his younger brother served as his best man when he wed Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey on Apr. 29, 2011. A source tells E! News that William is expected to read something at the wedding ceremony, and he will likely make a toast at the evening reception. The source "has heard whispers" that the piece William reads will be a poem or prose that their late mother, Princess Diana, favored. In January, radio host Roman Kemp asked the elder prince whether he'd be Harr…

State Route 88 closed near Canyon Lake Thursday night (April 26)

ADOT improvement project has crews doing overnight paving

Parts of State Route 88 (the Apache Trail) near Canyon Lake will be closed for several hours late Thursday night, April 26, for paving work, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Drivers with plans to use the lightly traveled highway Thursday night should consider delaying travel in the area or using another route.

Closures lasting several hours are scheduled along SR 88 between 10 p.m. Thursday and 4 a.m. Friday, April 27, while crews add fresh pavement on two single-lane bridges near Canyon Lake.

The work is part of a $6.5 million SR 88 improvement project that includes pavement resurfacing or chip sealing along the highway from near Apache Junction to an area east of Tortilla Flat within the Tonto National Forest.

The project is scheduled for completion by fall 2018.

ADOT gains drones through federal innovation program Will help with bridge inspections, highway surveying work

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The Arizona Department of Transportation is adding drones to help its engineering staff safely and more efficiently inspect hard-to-reach areas on some bridges and perform surveying work along state highways.

Through a federal innovative technology grant, ADOT has eight new aerial drones that will be part of the agency’s mission to enhance safety and efficiency while shortening highway project delivery time.

The grant to fund the drones is from the Federal Highway Administration-sponsored Arizona Council for Transportation Innovation program.

“We are committed to building a culture of innovation at ADOT to improve the safety and reliability of a statewide transportation system that millions of people depend on every day,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said.

The drones provide ADOT with an important tool for maintaining safe bridges.

“State highway bridge inspections will still be done by our inspectors, but as an example, a drone can help our teams safely get video or photos of places th…

Nighttime restriction planned at Jimmy Kerr Boulevard near Interstate 10 in Casa Grande

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for restrictions at Jimmy Kerr Boulevard during overnight hours on Thursday, April 26. The restriction is needed to allow installation of barriers and other work as part of the I-10 widening project currently underway.

Drivers who exit I-10 at Jimmy Kerr Boulevard will encounter flaggers allowing for alternating travel. Jimmy Kerr Boulevard will be narrowed to one lane from 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, to 6 a.m. Friday, April 27, and a 12-foot vehicle-width restriction will be in place. Delays are possible, so allow extra travel time.

For more information about the I-10 widening project, please visit the project website at: www.azdot.gov/I10toJctI8

Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.853…