SALT LAKE CITY—The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name, that vaping is banned despite the alluring flavours and that marijuana is outlawed unless prescribed by “competent” doctors.
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Atlanta's scorching August heat didn't stop Megan Nelson from slipping on a long faux fur coat and dressing up like Cruella de Vil for her first Doggy Con convention, a pet event for costumed canines inspired by the upcoming Dragon Con convention.
CHEYENNE, Wyo.—“Taco Tuesday” may be a well-known term for a themed dinner night out or at home, but as restaurants across the U.S. have learned, it's also trademarked.
Cheyenne-based Taco John's—which has nearly 400 locations in 23 states—put its legal stamp on “Taco Tuesday” 30 years ago and has since zinged cease-and-desist letters at offenders far and wide.
SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco school board voted Tuesday to preserve but cover up a public high school mural depicting slavery and the killing of a Native American.
After a public outcry, the board voted 4-3 to reverse its June vote to paint over the “Life of Washington” mural at George Washington High School.
GREELEY, Colo.—A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day.
TORONTO—You can learn a lot about someone from the videos they take of themselves. One day, these recordings may even be able to reveal your blood pressure, says a Toronto researcher.
WARWICK, Que.—It took about 1,000 kilograms of cheese curds, but a small town in central Quebec believes it has broken the world record for the biggest poutine.
Ford’s F-Series has dominated the full-size pickup sales race for as long as anyone can remember. For much of that time, Ram trucks have languished in third place behind the Chevrolet Silverado. But Ram has been steadily winning converts over the past few years, and it just recently leapfrogged Chevy into the No. 2 sales position.
LONDON—The Duchess of Sussex is launching a clothing line to support a charity that helps unemployed women find work.
Meghan said the workwear collection would provide the charity, Smart Works, with continuity. The racks of clothing and array of shoes and bags Smart Work has now come in mismatched sizes and colours, she said.
ESPANOLA, N.M.—It'll be one giant leap for chile-kind.
A hybrid version of a New Mexico chile plant has been selected to be grown in space as part of a NASA experiment.
The chile, from Espanola, New Mexico, is tentatively scheduled to be launched to the International Space Station for testing in March 2020, the Albuquerque Journal reports .