Uncategorized

Pirates drop second straight to Rockies

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell reached the Allegheny River on the fly for the second time in two weeks, the only notable blemish for the Colorado Rockies in a 9-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. After Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer to put Colorado ahead 3-0 in the ...

Hamels struggles, no decision against former team; Cubs still top Phillies

CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels struggled in his first start against his original team, Albert Almora Jr. hit his first career grand-slam and the Chicago Cubs rallied from an early three-run deficit with three homers, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 8-4 Wednesday night. With the game tied at 3 ...

Perfect burgers depend on the right meat: Here’s a pro tip

Sometimes simple is best, and for quick weeknight burgers or a backyard barbecue for a crowd, store-bought ground beef is certainly convenient. But with so many options available in supermarkets, we knew we would need to find the right cut of beef with the ideal amount of fat to produce tender, ...

You won’t miss the meat in a portobello burger

Portobello mushroom burgers are no longer just a sad substitute for beef burgers; they are -legitimately delicious choices on their own. For charry grilled portobellos that wouldn’t leak moisture and make the buns soggy, we decided to try scoring them, a technique that works well with ...

Harissa pairs perfectly with lamb in this spiced burger

Harissa is a traditional North African condiment that has an irresistibly complex chile flavor. It pairs perfectly with lamb’s earthy taste in this rich, spiced burger. Cool, creamy mayonnaise provides a rich base for our spicy harissa-spiked sauce, and a blast of fresh mint and lemon zest ...

Allowing America’s prisoners to vote: Let’s think this through

So Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to give all prisoners the right to vote. He said so during a recent campaign speech, much to the surprise of many. I was among them. Sanders believes that “the right to vote is inherent to our democracy” and even “terrible ...

Tech rebound powers US stocks higher, snaps 2-day S&P slump

Technology companies helped power stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, snapping the market’s two-day losing streak. The rally followed the U.S. government’s decision to temporarily ease off proposed restrictions on technology sales to Chinese companies. The news gave a boost to ...

Jamie Oliver’s UK restaurant chain collapses into insolvency due to rent

LONDON (AP) — Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s British restaurant chain filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, partly due to increased competition and escalating rents in local commercial districts. The insolvency will leave 1,000 people out of work and reignited worries about local ...

Research on children’s health risks in doubt over EPA funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-running research projects credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm that pesticides, air pollution and other hazards pose to children are in jeopardy or shutting down because the Environmental Protection Agency will not commit to their continued funding, ...

Police to return property seized from reporter

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police agreed Tuesday to return property seized from a San Francisco journalist in a raid, but the decision did little to ease tensions in the case, which has alarmed journalism advocates and put pressure on city leaders. Authorities have said the May 10 raids on ...