The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ky. Part of the Mississippi River was closed as crews investigated and cleaned up an oil spill caused by the collision of two tow boats, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday. The collision Wednesday evening near Columbus, Kentucky, damaged at least one barge carrying clarified slurry […]

By Bree Fowler THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Several of the most popular Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features, making them vulnerable to even the most basic hacking attempts, according to a new report from a cybersecurity firm. The possibility of an unknown person watching their baby’s every […]

By Lois Abraham THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Raising quail on a balcony, rabbits in a condo, or eating insects might not be among the habits of the average person in this country. But Michelle Catherine Nelson believes supporting and growing sustainable food may be the most important contribution to […]

The Canadian Press Michelle Catherine Nelson has parlayed her passion for food and the environment into a doctorate degree and a book about urban homesteading. “I combined the food and interest in conservation to come up with this idea of homesteading because I feel really strongly about people being able […]