SEATTLE — Short memories. They are a staple of the sports world. Athletes will say they are paramount to their confidence. Go 0 for 4 in the batter's box? Delete it from your mind. Get beat on a go route? Act as though it never happened. But sometimes short memories can work against those in sports. Sometimes all the previous success one has had can be deemed irrelevant if he or she doesn't ...

After it was announced on Sunday that Pope Francis has included Washington, D.C.'s Archbishop Wilton Gregory among a group of new cardinals, one of the first to offer congratulations was Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles. Gomez, who is also the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said that in bestowing a red hat on Gomez, who will be the first African American cardinal, ...

Dear Anna, I'm 34 years old. I have a friend (girl) who dated this guy (Chris) in high school. At our five-year high school reunion, she finally slept with him. They tried to be serious but it never worked out. Twelve years later, at another reunion, I slept with him. I thought it was going to be a one time thing, take it to the grave and never tell my friend. Now another three years later, my ...