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Demand for food delivery has skyrocketed. So have complaints about some drivers

BOSTON (AP) — A soaring demand for food delivered fast has spawned small armies of couriers — and increasing alarm — in big cities where scooters, motorcycles and mopeds zip in and out of traffic and hop onto pedestrian-filled sidewalks as their drivers race to drop off salads and sandwiches.
Officials in Bosto ... (full story)


Deflation vs. inflation

Q. I gather that inflation has come down. So are we now experiencing deflation? -- F.L., Sheridan, Wyoming
A. We're nowhere near deflation, which is when prices are actually falling. The inflation rate in the United States tends to go both up and down in a somewhat limited range, though it can be particularly high or low at time ... (full story)


AI search answers are the fast food of your information diet – convenient and tasty, but no substitute for good nutrition

(THE CONVERSATION) If you have used Google lately and been lucky – or unlucky – enough to encounter an answer to your query rather than a bunch of links, you have been subjected to something called AI Overviews. This is a new core feature that Google has been rolling out, a move widely anticipated since the company's exp ... (full story)


A brew of ancient coca is Bolivia's buzzy new beer. But it's unclear if the world will buy in

A brew of ancient coca is Bolivia's buzzy new beer. But it's unclear if the world will buy in

TRINIDAD PAMPA, Bolivia (AP) — If it were anywhere else in South America, the nondescript house with buckets of coca leaves soaking in liquid could be mistaken for a clandestine cocaine lab.
But this is La Paz, Bolivia, and the fruity aroma of coca steeping in barrels signals that you've arrived at the government-authorize ... (full story)


Local


In some states that say they elect judges, governors choose them instead

(THE CONVERSATION) A Georgia Supreme Court incumbent has successfully fought off an election challenge from a former Democratic member of Congress. Justice Andrew Pinson, first appointed to the court by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in 2022, won election to a six-year term on May 21, 2024. The nonpartisan race was dominated by challeng ... (full story)


State


New charges for alleged Gilgo Beach serial killer cast scrutiny on another man's murder conviction

New charges for alleged Gilgo Beach serial killer cast scrutiny on another man's murder conviction

NEW YORK (AP) — For years prosecutors saw a connection in the killings of three young women who disappeared in the winter of 1993 and 1994, their nude bodies found strangled, beaten and left in similar poses in the Long Island brush.
In new charges unveiled recently, prosecutors said Rex Heuermann — the man already a ... (full story)


A Christian group teaches public school students during the school day. Their footprint is growing

A Christian group teaches public school students during the school day. Their footprint is growing

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Ohio nonprofit that provides off-site Bible instruction to public school students during classroom hours says it will triple its programs in Indiana this fall after new legislation forced school districts to comply.
To participating families, nondenominational LifeWise Academy programs supplement rel ... (full story)