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Front line farming: Bombs disrupt critical Ukraine industry

NOVOMYKOLAIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — An unexploded rocket sticks out of a field, and another is embedded in the ground of the farm compound. Workers found a cluster bomb while clearing weeds, and there’s a gaping hole in the roof of the shrapnel-scarred livestock barn. All work has halted on ...

At UN, despite global morass, hope peeks through the gloom

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the United Nations had just warned of a world gone badly wrong — a place where inequity was on the rise, war was back in Europe, fragmentation was everywhere, the pandemic was pushing onward and technology was tearing things apart as much as it was uniting ...

Southern Baptists cut ties with LGBTQ-friendly church

(AP) — The Southern Baptist Conventions’ top administrative body voted to cut ties with two congregations on Tuesday — an LGBTQ-friendly church in North Carolina that had itself quit the denomination decades ago and a New Jersey congregation it cited for “alleged discriminatory ...

‘Serial’ host: Evidence that freed Syed was long available

(AP) — The creator of a true-crime podcast that helped free a Maryland man imprisoned for two decades said Tuesday that she feels a mix of emotions over how long it took authorities to act on evidence that’s long been available. The judge’s order to release Adnan Syed and vacate his ...

Hints From Heloise

Water bowls for pets Dear Heloise: Please keep reminding people not to use metal bowls for their animals’ water dishes, as they contain heat big-time in warm weather. Also, remind them to keep the water bowls in shady places so the sun won’t heat them up during the day. In addition, ...

Powell’s stark message: Inflation fight may cause recession

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve delivered its bluntest reckoning Wednesday of what it will take to finally tame painfully high inflation: Slower growth, higher unemployment and potentially a recession. Speaking at a news conference, Chair Jerome Powell acknowledged what many ...