By Robert Burns The Associated Press WASHINGTON Russia is in the midst of a steady military buildup at a Syrian airport, indicating Moscow intends to create an air operations base there, although no fighter jets or helicopters have arrived yet, the Pentagon said Monday. A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff […]

By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher The Associated Press HONOLULU The U.S. Navy agreed to limit its use of sonar and other training that inadvertently harms whales, dolphins and other marine mammals off Hawaii and California in a settlement with environmental groups approved Monday. A centerpiece of the agreement signed by a […]

By Alison Ladman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS This robust, lightly sweet bread is perfect as we transition into cooler weather. The combination of farro, barley and oats give it a substantial heft, while the dried figs lend a gentle sweetness and moist crumb. Eating a warm slice topped with a pat […]

By Melissa D’Arabian The Associated Press I am a complete sucker for baked treats and simple sugary carbs. Walking into a kitchen that smells of batters baking ‚Äî the floral aroma of vanilla filling the air, sugar caramelizing comforts me. So I blame my children’s sweet tooth on genetics. My […]

By Lois Abraham THE CANADIAN PRESS National Organic Week is a chance for Canadians to learn more about how organic agriculture affects the environment. The event, billed as the largest celebration of organic food, farming and products across the country, is set for Sept. 19-27. There will be farm and […]

By Katie Workman The Associated Press Does back-to-school time have you humming a few bars of the weeknight dinner blues? I get it. I know you’re tired. I know that when 5 p.m. rolls around you aren’t always feeling inspired. I know that the notion of chicken again makes you […]

By Melissa D’Arabian The Associated Press Back-to-school is kind of like New Year’s Day for my kids. It’s the perfect time to revisit personal goals, which range from mastering fractions to eating more vegetables. But it’s also an incredibly busy time of year with sports and activities kicking in, not […]

By Elizabeth Karmel The Associated Press I recently had the pleasure of meeting Fred Noe, the seventh-generation master distiller who literally grew up at the Jim Beam distillery in the middle of Kentucky. We met over a tasting of country ham and bourbon during which I discovered some new hams […]