lead paint

Calif. governments seek $1B in lead paint cleanup

In a trial that began Monday, California’s attorney general and 10 cities and counties are seeking $1 billion from paint manufacturers to remove lead paint from millions of older homes, arguing that they sold the product despite being aware of its potential health effects.…
John Kerry

Kerry set to return to roiling Middle East

Secretary of State John Kerry returns to the Middle East this week as rising tensions in Egypt and deteriorating conditions in Syria threaten to overshadow his effort to re-launch Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.…
Joe Biden, Stephen Barton

Biden expresses concern over Belfast riots

The White House says Vice President Joe Biden has told Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government he’s deeply concerned about violence related to an anti-Catholic march in Belfast.…
Eric Holder

AG calls Martin killing an ‘unnecessary shooting’

Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday the killing of Trayvon Martin was a “tragic, unnecessary shooting” and that the 17-year-old’s death provides an opportunity for the nation to speak honestly about complicated and emotionally charged issues.…

Yorke, Godrich pull Atoms For Peace from Spotify

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich have started a “small meaningless rebellion” against Spotify, announcing Sunday on Twitter they’re pulling their Atoms For Peace collaboration off the streaming service over royalty payments they say are…

Twinkle’s Kitchen | Roasted Strawberry Goat Cheese Gelato

Ice cream can bring smiles to the saddest of tiny faces and bring kids of all ages running in delight, spoons in hand. It’s a band-aid for booboos, a sweet nightcap and the perfect way to compliment a piece of pie.

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Democrat ponders challenge to Jenkins

A Lawrence Democrat is considering challenging GOP incumbent Rep. Lynn Jenkins next year for the 2nd District U.S. House seat of eastern Kansas.…