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Hawaii's "Magnum, P.I." home sold to Obama's close friend

Hawaii's "Magnum, P.I." home sold to Obama's close friend

This undated photo provided by LIST Sotheby's International Realty shows a home in Waimanalo, Hawaii once used for the filming of the 1980s television show "Magnum, P.I." The 3-acre oceanfront property has sold for $8.7 million to a close friend of President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Eric Mans…

March 20, 2015 12:37 pmLoading…
Hawaii's "Magnum, P.I." home sold to Obama's close friend

Hawaii's "Magnum, P.I." home sold to Obama's close friend

This undated photo provided by LIST Sotheby's International Realty shows a home in Waimanalo, Hawaii once used for the filming of the 1980s television show "Magnum, P.I." The 3-acre oceanfront property has sold for $8.7 million to a close friend of President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Eric Mans…

March 20, 2015 12:37 pmLoading…
Hawaii's "Magnum, P.I." home sold to Obama's close friend

Hawaii's "Magnum, P.I." home sold to Obama's close friend

HONOLULU (AP) — A sprawling beachfront home used in the filming of the 1980s television show "Magnum, P.I." has sold for $8.7 million to a close friend of President Barack Obama.

March 20, 2015 12:37 pm Photos

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Neighbor nags over 'dangerous' kids

Dear Carolyn • My neighbor thinks I’m a bad parent. Not just a bad parent, a dangerous parent. She thinks this because I do things like let my daughter climb the tree in our backyard and let my son play football. She believes they are going to get injured or killed doing these activities, as…

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Girlfriend kept in shadows is seeing the light

Dear Abby • I am 21 and confused. My boyfriend, “Ethan,” and I broke up five months ago, but we recently got back together. The problem is, he hides the fact that we’re together. I’m not allowed to put anything on Facebook or even comment or “like” anything on his page. He hardly even talks …

January 31, 2015 12:00 amLoading…

Parent wants college, not Marines, for son, 20

Dear Carolyn • My 20-year-old son wants to enlist in the Marines. He is a very smart kid who was accepted to several good colleges and chose not to go. If he wants to go into the Marines, I would like him to go in with a college degree, but he refuses. I have also asked him to consider anoth…

November 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Woman is living in a bromance from hell

Dear Carolyn • I’m a 40-something woman living with a 30-something man. I wanted to be engaged first, but he wasn’t ready and insisted this was the only way to move forward with our relationship, so I caved and reluctantly moved in. The alternative was breaking up, and I wasn’t ready to do that.

November 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Taking sides with couple who fell apart

Dear Carolyn • The abbreviated version is that my husband and I were very close friends with another couple, “Bill” and “Sara,” and that couple’s marriage has dissolved recently and spectacularly.

September 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Child's best friend is parents' nightmare

Dear Miss Manners • My third-grade child has a “best friend” who often tries to get my child in trouble, physically injure my child or break things out of jealousy. If it weren’t for the fact that the “best friend’s” parents are almost the only friends my husband and I have, I would end this…

August 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Bride-to-be's friendship may be at risk

Dear Abby • My best friend is getting married and asked me to be her maid of honor. She has also asked me to buy an expensive dress, host a lavish shower I’m afraid I can’t afford and plan a destination bachelorette party. The cost will be exorbitant.

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Escape racist friends by making new ones

Dear Miss Manners • I’m in the 10th grade, and after moving to a new country, city and school, I was “taken in” by a group of other high-schoolers who seemed to think of me as their friend right away. They took me into their clique, so to speak.

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Diet change affects couples' social life

Dear Carolyn • My husband and I are good friends with a couple whose dietary needs have slowly changed over the eight years we’ve known them. When we first met, we would often hang out and have some beer or wine and food, which often included a shared love of bread, cheese, meats, ice cream,…

June 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

What to do with battling daughter and cousin

Dear Carolyn • I have a very dear cousin and a very dear daughter ... but they do not hit it off. Cousin lives out of state and only visits a couple times a year — usually at one of the big holidays.

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Trying to resolve a painful loss from years ago

Dear Carolyn • So eight years ago, my best friend of 15 years — my maid of honor — basically told me, via email, no less, two months before the wedding, that she had other plans on my wedding day.

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Daughter's friend is a big braggart about grades

Dear Carolyn • My daughter is in seventh grade. Her best friend brags a lot about her grades (“I got an A” ... said with a sing-songy voice). Same best friend has issues with perfectionism. Crumbles if she gets less than an A.

April 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Actors forge an explosive friendship in ‘Pompeii’

Actors forge an explosive friendship in ‘Pompeii’

Kit Harington and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje play mortal enemies who become friends in new disaster movie.

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She's stage-bound, leaves friend in the wings

Dear Abby • My best friend, “Kyra,” has joined the drama department at our school. She has made a lot of theater friends now and hangs out with them every day after school. She used to meet me occasionally at my locker after school, but no longer does so. The only time I see her, she’s with …

February 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

A pregnancy revealed by a lying friend

Dear Carolyn • Many years ago I had a good friend who shared the news of her pregnancy with me and one other girl, with instructions not to tell anyone else until a certain date (after the first trimester). Then, we were supposed to share the news with all to spare her the necessity of telli…

February 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Plumbing help leads to a leaky marriage

Dear Abby • I have been with my husband for 19 years. I offered his plumbing services to a married couple I work with. While he was fixing the problem, he became friendly with their adult daughter. She was lonely and I knew the family, so I wasn’t concerned. Their relationship developed into…

January 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Unannounced friend should no longer have a key

Dear Miss Manners • I have a good male friend whom I once shared a house with (quite platonically) for six months. He is pleasant company, has provided me with good advice, is extremely considerate and has helped me run errands on several occasions. I value his friendship and have no wish to…

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