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Survey: Wedding registries morph into broader range

Weddings-Gift Registries

NEW YORK (AP) — Wedding registries remain popular and the nature of gifting has morphed into a broader range of options, including cash registries, that are being embraced by friends and family, a new survey shows. The average wedding registry was valued at $4,853 last year, featuring 125 items,...


Business

Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine

Marijuana Medicine

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug derived from the marijuana plant. The U.S....


World

Scything Zen: Ancient way to cut grass also a state of mind

Homes Gardening Scything

CONTRADA PETRARO, Sicily (AP) — Spring is ending and summer approaches. The grass is now long, finished growing. For us, it’s time to scythe. This is a beautiful, and slightly sad, time of year for my wife and me, when the fields of grass and flowers on our 3 acres of farmland in the mountains of...


Business

Meat 2.0? Clean meat? Spat shows the power of food wording

Meat War of Words

NEW YORK (AP) — If meat is grown in a lab without slaughtering animals, what should it be called? That question has yet to be decided by regulators, but for the moment it’s pitting animal rights advocates and others against cattle ranchers in a war of words. Supporters of the science are embracing...


Business

A look at how "cultured" meat works

A new term is causing heartburn for beef, chicken and pork producers: “Clean meat.” The term is being used by supporters of the emerging science of meat grown in labs without slaughtering cows and chickens. But many in the conventional meat industry don’t want it to become the accepted moniker,...


Auto

Toyota to launch road-going version of Le Mans-winning hybrid race car

(c) 2018, Japan News-Yomiuri. TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corp. intends to market the hybrid vehicle that it just used to win the Le Mans 24 Hours race for the first time as a high-end sports car. So far, people have strongly associated HV technology with fuel efficiency, so there has been less focus on...


Auto

New grads, unlock your future with a credit check-up

NerdWallet Graduation Credit

In college, establishing credit felt about as pressing as an optional homework assignment. But now that you’ve graduated, it’s suddenly at the top of your summer to-do list, with a deadline of ASAP. And for good reason. Good credit is your ticket to an easier and more affordable postgrad life. It...


Lifestyle

How to fertilize your garden organically

Gardening Column Organic Fertilizers

In gardening, whether you’re talking about pest control or fertilization, “organic” generally means natural. The word “organic” refers to “organic matter,” the linchpin of organic gardening and, traditionally at least, all good gardening. “Organic matter” is material derived from what is or was...


Lifestyle

WHICHCRAFT: Festive DIY fire starters for July 4th s'mores

Crafts Whichcraft Fire Starters

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows are the essential ingredients for summertime s’mores, but what about wax, alcohol and pinecones? If you’re extra impatient to roast marshmallows for those sweet, gooey treats, consider helping things along with homemade fire starters....


Auto

Audi names Schot interim CEO, puts jailed Stadler on leave

Germany Volkswagen Audi Emission

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Audi has named sales chief Abraham ‘Bram’ Schot as interim CEO following the arrest of Rupert Stadler as part of a probe into emissions cheating. Audi, a division of Volkswagen, said in a statement Tuesday that it has also complied with Stadler’s request to...


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