Bees of all species play such an important role in our daily lives. There are more than 19,000 different species globally, and they are responsible for pollinating 30 percent of the world’s food crops and 90 percent of our wild plants.

An article on page A-1 of the Aug. 10 issue regarding Genesis House’ proposed move into the former St. John’s convent should have stated that all potential residents are assessed for alcohol and drug use. Additionally, they are not allowed to live at Genesis House if they are actively using …

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PARIS (AP) — France opened an investigation on Friday into the alleged rape of minors and a raft of other charges linked to the Jeffrey Epstein case, the chief Paris prosecutor announced.

As a mother awaits the arrival of her new bundle of joy, she makes plans on how she will parent, love, care for and, most importantly, feed her baby.

If you watch the news, you might have seen there's a proposal underway that would allow states to import prescription drugs from Canada, where costs are lower. Drugs are cheaper in other countries because their governments control the prices.

On average American drinks 28 gallons of bottled water a year. Most Americans drink bottled water because they think tap water is not safe. Municipal water has been in the news lately because of the lead getting into the water supply. Lead along does not make bottled water safer. Data shows that 25% or more of bottled water is tap water. Sometimes more treated than tap water. This means that bottled water may be just as likely as tap water to contain contaminants that include infectious organisms, pesticide residue and metals. The metals include lead.

In the wake of a rule change that will modify federal regulations of the 1997 Flores Settlement Agreement (FSA) – which was later revised by the Obama administration in 2015 – federal and state officials met in Austin to discuss how this policy impacts taxpayers and the likelihood of Congress’ ability to resolve the border crisis in an election year.

BERLIN (AP) — An 8-year-old boy got a stern talking-to earlier this week when he took his mom's Volkswagen for a joyride on the German autobahn, but after pulling the stunt again — hitting speeds of 180 kph (112 mph) — he's been put into psychological counselling.

PARIS (AP) — France opened an investigation on Friday into the alleged rape of minors and a raft of other charges linked to the Jeffrey Epstein case, the chief Paris prosecutor announced.

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities intensified patrols Friday in Indian-controlled Kashmir's main city after posters appeared calling for a public march to a United Nations office to protest New Delhi's tightened grip on the disputed region.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel was responsible for the bombing of an Iranian weapons depot in Iraq last month, U.S. officials have confirmed, an attack that would mark a significant escalation in Israel's long campaign against Iranian military entrenchment in the region.