Lifestyle

Layton gets first Sonic 3D in the nation

Sonic 3D

The 3D stands for “Drinks, Dogs, & Desserts.”

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...


World

An ancient way to cut grass, scything's 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...


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...


Lifestyle

Yayoi Kusama installation coming to NYC beach this summer

NEW YORK (AP) — A touring work by famed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is headed to the Rockaways in New York City this summer. Kusama’s “Narcissus Garden” — made of 1,500 mirrored stainless steel spheres — will be located in the imposing confines of a former U.S. Army base in Queens starting July 1....


Lifestyle

Fire-hit Glasgow art school landmark may be partially saved

Britain Scotland Fire

LONDON (AP) — The head of Glasgow City Council says the remains of the city’s fire-ravaged art school appear to be structurally solid and it’s hoped the facade of the world-renowned building can be saved. The Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building was gutted by fire Friday for the second time...


Business

Alexa, send up breakfast: Amazon launches Echo for hotels

Amazon Alexa Hotels

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexa has a new job: hotel concierge. Amazon has launched a version of Alexa for hotels that lets guests order room service through the voice assistant, ask for more towels or get restaurant recommendations without having to pick up the phone and call the front desk. Marriott has...


Business

US could back 1st pot-derived medicine, and some are worried

Marijuana Medicine

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A British pharmaceutical company is getting closer to a decision on whether the U.S government will approve the first prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant, but parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children...


National

Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

Trade Dispute Auto Prices

DETROIT (AP) — Every workday, about 7,400 trucks mostly loaded with automotive parts rumble across the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Canada, at times snarling traffic along the busy corridor. But if President Donald Trump delivers on threats to slap 25 percent tariffs on imported...


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