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Fast cakes: baking made easy with Mary Berry's fuss-free delights

Many friends make cakes simply because they love baking – they enjoy making things with their children and grandchildren, and some friends just bake for special occasions – while other friends only bake under duress because they have promised, in a moment of madness, to provide something for a …

Dessert

10 more great books from 2018 to catch up on, by genre

The Best of the Rest

Books

US: Nearly half of youngest children not rejoining families

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday all eligible small children who were separated from their families as a result of its zero-tolerance immigration policy have been reunited with their parents.<p>But nearly half of the children under 5 remain apart from their families because of …

Immigration

Trump plans to invite Putin to Washington this fall

President Donald Trump asked his national security adviser to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington this fall, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday afternoon.<p>The statement comes after Trump teased a second meeting with Putin on Twitter earlier in the day. …

Donald Trump

50 Dinners That Require Almost No Clean Up

One-pot meals, sheet pan suppers, foil packet dinners and skillet recipes have come to save the day.<p>Spicy Chicken and Bacon Mac<p>I’ve been working to …

Cooking

The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of July 2018

Book Three of The Legends of the First Empire<p>The alliance of humans and renegade Fhrey is fragile—and about to be tested as never before. Persephone …

Books

Teenage Girl Caught at the Center of a Medical and Religious Debate Over Brain Death Dies After Surgery

(SAN FRANCISCO) — A girl at the center of the medical and religious debate over brain death has died after surgery in New Jersey, her mother said …

Walgreens, CVS and Rite-Aid lose $11 billion in value after Amazon buys online pharmacy PillPack

Shares of drugstore companies are tumbling Thursday after Amazon announced it signed an agreement to acquire online pharmacy PillPack.<p>Rite Aid …

More than 600 charged in nation’s largest health care fraud investigation

The Justice Department charged more than 600 people, including 165 doctors and other medical professionals, with making $2 billion in false billings in what Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday was the nation’s largest ever health care fraud takedown.<p>The cases are connected to the nation’s …

Health Care

We Tried 10 Protein Bars and This One Was the Least Gross

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need some real food<p>I have a love/hate relationship with protein bars. Like granola bars, they’re easy to stash in the …

Schumer introduces bill to federally decriminalize marijuana

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Chuck Schumer has introduced a new bill to decriminalize and regulate marijuana at the federal level.<p>The legislation, which the New York Democrat announced back in April, would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, where it is classified among drugs such as …

Cannabis

Welcome to Waltonville, Where the World’s Richest Family Reigns

The largest family fortune on earth is run out of two floors of unmarked suites in Bentonville, Arkansas.<p>The building is a discreet nerve center for …

Real Estate

Prepare Your Sweet Tooth, Because Oreo Just Announced SIX New Flavors — Including Mickey Mouse Oreos

Oreo lovers, rejoice! Just when we thought our favorite cookie couldn’t get any better, Oreo has outdone itself yet again. At the recent Sweets and …

5 Anti-Inflammatory Drinks You Should Have Before Breakfast To Blast Belly Fat

Eating protein-packed foods and combining cardio with strength-training exercises are two ways to help blast belly fat — but you can actually drink …

How Long Does Meat Last in the Fridge?

Food storage brings up a lot of questions and concerns, especially when it involves meat products. Here are the guidelines for deciding what’s safe …

US farmers, desperate for help, increasingly turn to Mexico

Dowagiac, Mich.<p>The apple trees were heavy with fruit, and the rows and rows of tomatoes, squash, and hot peppers were ripe for picking. But in the …

Why Are We Obsessed With Mothers Accused Of Murder?

New series that reexamine the cases of Casey Anthony and Darlie Routier raise questions about their trials, and about our fascination with the bad moms of true crime.<p><b>Every couple of years,</b> the strange disappearance or death of a white toddler — JonBenét Ramsey, for instance, or Madeleine McCann — …

Due Process for Undocumented Immigrants, Explained

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Twitter this weekend that undocumented immigrants were invaders who “must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases,” be sent home. Mr. Trump’s comments prompted criticism that he wanted the United States to strip immigrants and asylum seekers of due-process …

Immigration

FDA approves first cannabis-based drug

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US Food and Drug Administration approved a cannabis-based drug for the first time, the agency said Monday.<p>Epidiolex was recommended for approval by an advisory committee in April, and the agency had until this week to make a decision.<p>The twice-daily oral solution is approved for use in …

Cannabis

10 Big-Batch Meatless Meals — Recipes from The Kitchn

There's something comforting about making an extra-large casserole or a giant pot of soup — it's that assurance that you'll have plenty on hand for …

The Neuroscience of Pain

Brain imaging is illuminating the neural patterns behind pain’s infinite variety.<p>On a foggy February morning in Oxford, England, I arrived at the John Radcliffe Hospital, a shiplike nineteen-seventies complex moored on a hill east of the city center, for the express purpose of being hurt. I had an …

Pain

She Survived the Great Depression—Then, at 91, Became a YouTube Star

<b>Clara Cannucciari became internet famous at 91 years old.</b> She was 66 when video cameras first went on sale and 74 when the World Wide Web was born. She never wanted to be on camera because she didn’t like the way she photographed, so when her grandson, Chris Cannucciari, first asked if he could …

20 Delicious Classic Cookie Recipes

Jam Thumbprints<p>Fill sugar cookies with apricot or raspberry jam for a burst of sweet fruit in every bite.<p><b>Get the recipe:</b> Jam Thumbprints<p>Old-Fashioned …

House overwhelmingly passes final opioid package

The House on Friday overwhelmingly passed sweeping bipartisan opioid legislation, concluding the chamber’s two-week voteathon on dozens of bills to address the drug abuse epidemic.<p>The measure combines more than 50 bills approved individually by the House focusing on expanding access to treatment, …

Mitch McConnell

Inside One Arizona Cannabis Operation's Mission to Spread the Culture

For Sunday Goods, a little more legislative sunlight could catalyze a game-changing yield.<p>Before you see the cannabis, you smell it. Our pickup truck is rolling down a very dusty, very long driveway on the outskirts of Willcox, Arizona—a town that itself feels like the outskirts of <i>anywhere</i>—when the …

How Koko forever changed the way we think about gorillas

Koko was 13 years old when she learned her beloved kitten, All Ball, died after being hit by a car.<p>Visibly upset, the western lowland gorilla kept …

Koko The Gorilla Dies; Redrew The Lines Of Animal-Human Communication

"The Gorilla Foundation is sad to announce the passing of our beloved Koko," the research center says, informing the world about the death of a gorilla who fascinated and elated millions of people with her facility for language.<p>Koko, who was 46, died in her sleep Tuesday morning, the Gorilla …

Robin Williams

21 Books Goodreads Users Can't Get Enough Of This Summer

All of the faves — in fantasy, mystery, romance, and more.<p>Below are the titles, based on average rating and number of ratings, that are getting a lot of buzz and love.

Librarian Nancy Pearl Picks 7 Books For Summer Reading

<i>Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl shares her under-the-radar reading recommendations with</i> Morning Edition<i>'s Steve Inskeep. This year's picks include mysteries, nonfiction and a fantasy story for young readers.</i><p>(<i>These recommendations have been edited for clarity and length.)</i><p><i>Danny Hajek and Shannon</i> …

Books

How to Make Pesto like an Italian Grandmother

If you've ever tasted pesto in Italy you know that the pesto here in the United States just isn't the same. I received a lesson in how to make pesto …