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  • Russian watchdog shuts four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia ordered the temporary closure of four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow on Wednesday, a decision it said was over sanitary violations but which comes against a backdrop of worsening U.S.-Russian ties over Ukraine. The four...
  • Tire makers race to turn dandelions into rubber

    MUENSTER Germany (Reuters) - Dutch biologist Ingrid van der Meer often meets with disbelief when she talks about her work on dandelions and how it could secure the future of road transport. The reaction is understandable, given most people regard the...
  • Heifer Intl. Honors Diane Lane

    Actress Diane Lane got involved with Heifer Intl. six years ago, shortly after she and her daughter, Eleanor Lambert, attended a party for the charity at Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson's house. Other guests included wandering chicks, goats and a llama....
  • Russia shuts four McDonald's restaurants amid Ukraine tensions

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia ordered the temporary closure of four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow on Wednesday, a decision it said was over sanitary violations but which comes against a backdrop of worsening U.S.-Russian ties over Ukraine. The four...
  • Factbox: Marina Silva's economic proposals for Brazil

    (Reuters) - Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva has little experience with economic policy, but her advisers promise a more orthodox, business-friendly approach than leftist President Dilma Rousseff has taken. Eduardo Giannetti da Fonseca, an...
  • Connecticut Growers Tending Marijuana Crops, Preparing For Sales Starting In September

    Connecticut Growers Tending Marijuana Crops, Preparing For Sales Starting In September
    For months, Advanced Grow Labs LLC — one of Connecticut's four medical marijuana growing companies — slogged through the process of competing for a state license, securing local zoning approvals, and outfitting a building to state...
  • New levee system aims to prevent flooding in western Palm Beach County

    A bigger, wider levee system will be constructed in western Palm Beach County to protect neighborhoods that suffered catastrophic flooding two years ago in Tropical Storm Isaac. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection approved new berms that...
  • 'Superweeds' emerge to challenge farmers

    On a research plot near the Rochester, Minn., airport, Jared Goplen has watched weeds for the past three summers. His specialty is giant ragweed, one of more than a dozen species of "superweeds" that resist the most widely used herbicides. Superweeds...
  • Economic sanctions give Russia new bedfellows

    RIO de JANEIRO, Brazil — When a country imposes economic sanctions on another, there are always unintended consequences. In this case it all began when pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine shot down a Malaysian airline passenger plane. The United States...
  • Feds open Minnesota conservation land to grazing, cutting

    With rain-ruined grasslands and hay fields unavailable to feed livestock, the federal government has decided to let ranchers in seven Minnesota counties graze their animals and cut hay on land usually reserved for conservation. The emergency measures are...
  • Take a cutting now of plants you want to 'winter over'

    As the summer winds down, its time to think about what we want to keep and what we are willing to sacrifice to the first hard frost. I know that is a month or so away, but plan now and you will have happy little plants that you can winter over. Remember...