July 12, 2018 RSS feed / Features

Temps Rise, Records Fall: Things To Know About The Heat Wave

NEW YORK (AP) – If you’ve been hot lately, you’re not alone. Record high temperatures have been logged over the past week in the U.S. and around the world.  Here’s a quick look at the heat.  What’s going on? More...

Senate Passes Farm Bill

Setting Up Clash On Food Stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate last Thursday passed a bill that makes modest modifications to existing farm programs while largely avoiding changes to food stamps, setting up a showdown with the House.  The bill passed 86-11.  The legis More...

Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie

Holy mother of summer, it’s gotten HOT. My dog is sleeping in our shower because the tiles are cool. I'm testing recipes in the morning because I don’t want my oven cranking all afternoon. More...

Today In History

Etch A Sketch Invented In 1960

Today is Thursday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2018. There are 172 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: More...

Smart, Healthful Snack Tips For People On The Move

(StatePoint) – Does your schedule, have you on-the-move? Check out these easy ways to healthfully keep hunger at bay, no matter where your busy life takes you, including at home! Make mini meals More...

Must-Know Health Tips For Summer Vacation

(StatePoint) – More than half of Americans are planning to take a vacation this summer, according to a Bankrate survey. More...

Southwestern Black Bean and Corn Salad

This is one of those salads that just saves the day over and over again. More...

Honeybees Finding It Harder To Eat At America’s Bee Hot Spot

WASHINGTON (AP) – Bees are having a much harder time finding food in the region known as America’s last honeybee refuge, a new federal study found.  More...

U.S. OKs Marijuana Drug For Seizures

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. More...

Whiskey Rebellion Landmarks Are Few

MONONGAHELA, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania historical sign in a Monongahela parking lot marks the location where U.S. statesman Albert Gallatin delivered an eloquent speech that brought an end to a revolt over a federal whiskey tax in 1794.  More...

Making The Most Of Local Produce

(StatePoint) – Fresh, local produce is in its prime, making now the perfect time to take part in the farm-to-table movement. More...

Make Delicious Boston Baked Beans Slowly – Very Slowly

By America’s Test Kitchen  The deep flavor and creamy texture of Boston baked beans is the product of simple, yet judiciously chosen ingredients and slow – very slow – cooking. More...

Flavorful, Well-marbled Short Ribs With A Crunchy Crust

Flavorful, well-marbled short ribs seem like the perfect candidate for grilling, but getting the texture just right can be a challenge. More...