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Review: The digital sleuths who demystified cryptocurrency

Dec. 05, 2022 13:19 PM EST

“Tracers In The Dark" by Andy Greenberg (Doubleday) The year was 2011. Cryptocurrency was a little-understood novelty, and Sen. Chuck Schumer called a news conference to vent outrage over a one-stop online shop for illegal drugs whose technology made sellers “virtually...

Poisons killed beloved owls in Tampa Bay

Dec. 03, 2022 03:19 AM EST

SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Mark Schocken took thousands of pictures of the great horned owls in Philippe Park, but he didn’t often capture them eating. Then one clear afternoon, binoculars slung over his shoulder and camera in hand, he watched the mother bird plop a rat in front...

Kentucky agriculture on pace to achieve record receipts

Dec. 01, 2022 18:44 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Having endured a turbulent year marked by high inflation and extreme weather trends, Kentucky agriculture is on pace to achieve record-setting cash receipts, agricultural economists said Thursday. Statewide farm cash receipts this year are projected to...

Caterer brings hospitality home with Harvest Table café

Nov. 27, 2022 09:11 AM EST

DAYTON, Va. (AP) — Of many things, Belinda Koteita is a mom, a daughter and a caterer. Those three things come into play in the new restaurant and coffee bar Koteita opened with her family in October. “I’ve been around food and setting the table for people with...

Turkeys on ‘cute urban farms’ grow even as land gobbled up

Nov. 20, 2022 00:08 AM EST

BOLIVIA, N.C. (AP) — While most people only think about turkeys around meals on the holidays, Maud Kelly enjoys watching them wobble on her family farm in Bolivia. “I raised quite a bit this year and it’s the most I’ve ever raised,” she said. “It’s a crazy amount of...

Residents, businesses share progress after Hurricane Ian

Nov. 19, 2022 03:13 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — For Sara Lee Brinks, Ian was the first hurricane she’s ever experienced. Originally from Michigan, the owner of Pine Island’s Frozen Flip Flop said that at first, she wasn’t worried about Ian, but it proved to be unlike anything she’s ever been...

Russia-Ukraine grain deal extended in win for food prices

Nov. 17, 2022 17:04 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A wartime agreement that unblocked grain shipments from Ukraine and helped temper rising global food prices will be extended by four months, the United Nations and other parties to the deal said Thursday, preventing a price shock to some of the world’s most vulnerable...

Little Bluestone River tract protected, made accessible

Nov. 13, 2022 14:29 PM EST

JUMPING BRANCH, W.Va. (AP) — A section of the Little Bluestone River and the steep, forested hills that rise from its rocky shores near its confluence with the Bluestone National Scenic River are being protected and made accessible to the public. Little Bluestone Community Forest...