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Some home gardeners hire professionals, while many just rely on neighbors and hope for the best....
By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press

For hire or food, garden sitters save the day during summer

How do you maintain your garden and take advantage of all that homegrown goodness during extended trips away? Even experienced gardeners can end up with more tomatoes, beans and zucchini than they’d expected come late summer.
2 hours ago
People in Arizona and Nevada won’t face bans on watering their lawns or washing their cars despit...
By SUMAN NAISHADHAM Associated Press

How new Colorado River cuts will impact states, residents

Arizona and Nevada residents won't face bans on watering their lawns or washing their cars despite more Colorado River water shortages.
3 hours ago
The Trump Organization's former Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg arrives at court, Thursda...
MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press

Trump Organization CFO pleads guilty in tax evasion case

Prosecutors alleged that the company gave untaxed fringe benefits to senior executives, including Weisselberg, for 15 years.
5 hours ago
Former Vice President Mike Pence gestures during the "Politics and Eggs" breakfast gathering, Wedne...
HOLLY RAMER Associated Press

Pence tells GOP to stop lashing out at FBI over Trump search

But Pence, who is trying to stake out his own political path as he and Trump both consider 2024 presidential campaigns, also had a message for the GOP.
8 hours ago
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MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press

Some Capitol rioters try to profit from their Jan. 6 crimes

Facing prison time and dire personal consequences for storming the U.S. Capitol, some Jan. 6 defendants are trying to profit from their participation in the deadly riot, using it as a platform to drum up cash, promote business endeavors and boost social media profiles.
4 days ago
FILE - A hiring sign is displayed at a restaurant in Schaumburg, Ill., Friday, April 1, 2022.  More...
PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer

US unemployment claims rise by 14,000 to 262,000

The four-week average for claims, which smooths out weekly ups and downs, rose by 4,500 to 252,000, also the highest since November.
7 days ago
Money is exchanged at a food stand while workers wear face masks inside Grand Central Market on Wed...
CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer

US wholesale inflation rose more slowly in July

The monthly decline in wholesale prices follows a government report Wednesday that showed consumer inflation was unchanged from June to July — the first flat figure after 25 straight months of increases.
7 days ago
electric vehicles...
TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer

Most electric vehicles won’t qualify for federal tax credit

As of now, its estimated that about 50 of the 72 electric, hydrogen or plug-in hybrid models that are sold in the U.S. wouldn't meet the requirements.
8 days ago
President Trump raises fist...
By MICHAEL BALSAMO and MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press

Trump says he took the Fifth Amendment in NY investigation

Mr. Trump arrived at the New York Attorney General's offices on Wednesday morning and sent a statement later saying he declined to answer the questions.
8 days ago
Gas prices displayed...
CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer

US inflation slips from 40-year peak but remains high 8.5%

While there are signs that inflation may ease in the coming months, it will likely remain far above the Federal Reserve's 2% annual target well into next year or even into 2024.
8 days ago
A spider hangs for web...
MADDIE BURAKOFF AP Science Writer

Do spiders sleep? Study suggests they may snooze like humans

The research showed the spiders' overnight movements looked a lot like REM in other species, she said — like dogs or cats twitching in their sleep. And they happened in regular cycles, similar to sleep patterns in humans.
9 days ago
Prosecutors seek 8-year prison term for police officer involved with Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol...
MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press

Feds seek 8-year prison term for officer who stormed Capitol

Prosecutors say former Rocky Mount Police Sgt. Thomas Robertson used his law enforcement training to block police officers who were trying to protect the Capitol from a mob’s attack on Jan. 6, 2021.
10 days ago
A hiring sign...
PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer

Local economist says ‘great jobs report’ showed US employers added 528,000 jobs

Friday's jobs report comes at a critical moment for President Biden, who has maintained that the economy is slowing down, not heading into a recession.
13 days ago
Gabby Petitio Foundation donates $100,000 to the National Domestic Hotline...
BOBBY CAINA CALVAN Associated Press

Gabby Petito’s legacy: $100K for domestic violence hotline

The mother of Gabby Petito is keeping the memory of her murdered daughter alive by speaking out on behalf of domestic abuse survivors.
14 days ago
Jon Steward, center, walks with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., left, and Sen. Richar...
KEVIN FREKING Associated Press

Senate approves bill to aid vets exposed to toxic burn pits

The bill has been a years-long effort begun by veterans and their families who viewed the burn pits used in Iraq and Afghanistan as responsible for respiratory problems and other illnesses the veterans experienced after returning home.
15 days ago
Nancy pelosi is pictured...
HUIZHONG WU and EILEEN NG Associated Press

US House Speaker Pelosi arrives in Taiwan, defying Beijing

Pelosi's visit has triggered increased tension between China and the United States. China claims Taiwan as part of its territory.
16 days ago
Strike on al Qaeda leader...
The Associated Press

Watching al-Qaida chief’s ‘pattern of life’ key to his death

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the sun was rising in Kabul on Sunday, two Hellfire missiles fired by a U.S. drone ended Ayman al-Zawahri’s decade-long reign as the leader of al-Qaida. The seeds of the audacious counterterrorism operation had been planted over many months. U.S. officials had built a scale model of the safe house where al-Zawahri had […]
17 days ago
In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry Press Office, the Razoni cargo ship...
SUSIE BLANN and SUZAN FRASER Associated Press

1st ship carrying Ukrainian grain leaves the port of Odesa

In an interview with Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar warned that the global food crisis threatens to trigger "a serious wave of migration from Africa to Europe and to Turkey."
17 days ago
The flood water line is visible on the exterior wall of Appalshop in Whitesburg, Ky., Saturday, Jul...
BRUCE SCHREINER, ANITA SNOW and TIMOTHY D. EASLEY Associated Press

Appalachian cultural center reeling from historic flooding

The center known for training storytellers finds itself part of one of the region's biggest stories — as floodwaters covered large swaths of the mountainous region, leading to deaths and widespread destruction.
17 days ago
Jan. 6 committee...
The Associated Press

Hawley, Cruz escape Jan. 6 probe, have no regrets over role

Despite their plan to challenge of the 2020 Presidential Election, many of GOP senators have been able to mostly avoid the investigation by the Jan. 6 Committee.
20 days ago
FILE - Gas prices are displayed at a Sunoco gas station along the Ohio Turnpike near Youngstown, Oh...
CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer

A key US inflation gauge reaches 6.8% as prices keep surging

An inflation gauge closely tracked by the Federal Reserve accelerated to 6.8% in June.
20 days ago
In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Ze...
Amie Schaeffer

Zelenskyy observes ships loaded with Ukrainian grain exports

The entire operation will be overseen by a Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul staffed by officials from Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and the United Nations.
20 days ago
A man shops at a supermarket on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in New York.  The Federal Reserve on Wedn...
PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer

US economy shrank 0.9% last quarter, its 2nd straight drop

Fed Chair Jerome Powell and many economists have said that while the economy is showing some weakening, they doubt it's in recession.
21 days ago
Ukrainian self-propelled artillery shoots towards Russian forces at a frontline in Kharkiv region, ...
SUSIE BLANN Associated Press

Russia steps up strikes on Ukraine amid counterattacks

"Russia, with the help of missiles, is mounting revenge for the widespread popular resistance, which the Ukrainians were able to organize precisely because of their statehood," Kuleba told Ukrainian television.
21 days ago

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