PHILADELPHIA - The 22 students in the La Salle University microbiology class had been brewing their first batch of beer for the last two weeks, and it was time to taste it. Senior Austin Taylor, participating on the class Zoom call, took a swig from his jar and grimaced. "Oh, oh, that's gross," the senior biology major from Woodbridge, New Jersey, said, putting his hand over his mouth as if he ...

GEOQUIZ: To which state would you travel to visit White Sands National Park? Answer: New Mexico. Located in the south central part of the state, the park's 275 square miles contain the world's largest gypsum dunefield. Formerly a national monument, it became a national park in December 2019. ___ (c)2020 Chicago Tribune Visit Chicago Tribune at www.chicagotribune.com Distributed by Tribune ...

Quinoa, an ancient grain packed with protein, is the base for this vegetable pilaf. Chopped almonds add a nutty flavor and crunchy texture. Helpful Hints: - Minced garlic can be found in the produce section of the market. - Slice the vegetables in a food processor fitted with a slicing blade. - Chop the almonds using the same food processor bowl used for the vegetables. No need to wash the ...

Deciding how, where and if to travel in the months and year ahead raises many questions for most who ponder the topic. Yet, recent research indicates that travelers are slowly beginning to make plans. If you are among those eager to tap into your wanderlust, here are five ideas to consider: ___ 1. Road Tripping Travelers are more likely to consider road trips now, compared to before the ...

If you've never heard of "safe injection sites" - public facilities for drug users to consume heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamine under the supervision of medical staff - you probably will soon. In cities such as Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco, drug legalization activists have launched a campaign to create such sites. When challenged, activists point to Canada, which they have long ...

Boutique Jamaican resort GoldenEye is offering an "Ultimate James Bond Experience" package in recognition of the latest film in the famous spy series, which features Jamaica (among other international destinations) as a setting. Founded by Bond author Ian Fleming, the luxury resort is offering the package in conjunction with the Nov. 20 release of "No Time to Die." The four-night packages ...

Patti Smith has been an important part of the soundtrack of my life for decades. So, I was thrilled when the opportunity to interview this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer finally came my way. We spent the better part of an hour on the phone, chatting about everything from the Jerry Garcia and Michael Stipe to mopping the floor and other household chores. In other words, it was basically everything ...

LOS ANGELES - How much should delivery companies be able to charge restaurants? It's a question that has been brought into sharp relief by COVID-19, as restaurants have seen takeout and delivery orders, which might have previously made up a fraction of their sales prepandemic, become essential to their survival. Nationwide, among the "Big Four" apps that make up an estimated 95% of the ...

A handful of European airports are implementing trials of quick-fire coronavirus tests, working with airlines to push technologies still being developed as a way to revive stunted international air travel. The tests, which can be carried out in 30 minutes, are seen as the best hope for the aviation industry to overcome new travel curbs that have brought a modest traffic rebound over summer to ...

WASHINGTON - We won't spend much time on Sunday's game. The Mets were not playing for anything, and you could tell - weird as it may seem, considering the Nationals were in the same spot. Washington obliterated New York, 15-5, mercifully ending the Mets' season. Ugly as this game may have been, it's meaningless. Looking forward is all that can be done. The Mets went 26-34 in this 60-game ...

MINNEAPOLIS - It appeared for much of the second half on Sunday that the Vikings' offensive performance - ignited by the emergence of rookie receiver Justin Jefferson and buoyed by an electric showing from Dalvin Cook - would be enough to salt away their first win of the season and stave off existential questions about exactly what they're capable of in 2020. When Kirk Cousins hit Jefferson ...

CLEVELAND – The Browns didn't light up the Washington Football Team with an electric performance by quarterback Baker Mayfield and the rest of the offense. But Mayfield and Co. were very opportunistic, scoring touchdowns off all three of the defense's interceptions and a field goal off a fumble recovery, as the Browns rolled to a 34-20 victory on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. With the state ...

SAN FRANCISCO - A fast-moving fire in Napa County on Sunday forced evacuations north of the town of St. Helena as large swaths of Northern California faced dangerous fire weather. The Glass fire had burned 800 acres about 4 miles northwest of downtown St. Helena, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and was burning "with a dangerous rate of spread." Crews ...

SEATTLE - An African American senior supervisory agent at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives who last year was paid $450,000 to settle a race-based discrimination lawsuit involving a fellow agent with a Nazi-themed tattoo has sued the agency again, alleging a smear campaign and retaliation that went unanswered by her bosses. Cheryl Bishop, a former ATF K-9 handler and now ...

SAN DIEGO - The mayor of Imperial Beach and the governor of Baja California are engaged in an ongoing public feud over cross-border sewage spills, which have been a problem for years and resulted in polluting local communities in the United States and making people ill. Mexican Gov. Jaime Bonilla has held three separate news conferences this month demanding Mayor Serge Dedina apologize for his ...

Azerbaijan and Armenian forces engaged in fierce clashes Sunday when a decadeslong conflict over disputed land erupted into renewed war involving tanks, artillery and aircraft. Russia and international organizations including NATO, the European Union and the OSCE called on both sides to halt fighting over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. Turkey backed its ally Azerbaijan and said it was ...

French President Emmanuel Macron said it's clear that Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has to step down, as protests over his disputed reelection continued for a seventh week. Between 50,000 and 100,000 people joined a protest in Minsk on Sunday, according to Interfax and Minsk-based news website Nasha Niva. Police tried to prevent the rally from swelling to the size seen in some ...

SINGAPORE - The morning after a landmark and taboo-busting day of protest in Thailand, pro-democracy demonstrators made one of their most provocative moves against the government. In the Bangkok plaza where a marker commemorating the 1932 introduction of democracy in the kingdom vanished mysteriously three years ago, they pressed a new metal plaque into fresh concrete last week. The ...

HONG KONG - The young woman keeps two timers on her phone: one counting down until her anniversary with her boyfriend, the other tracking how many days it has been since he vanished at sea. She'd noticed him acting strange in the days before Aug. 23: tense and withdrawn, but abruptly telling her "Take care" and that she was loved. They had gotten together in December after he was bailed out of ...

Shantell Pablo suspiró profundamente y se encogió de hombros mientras se dirigía de regreso a su camión de 18 ruedas durante un descanso en la plaza de servicio de la Interestatal 70 el miércoles por la mañana entre Lawrence y Kansas City. "Estoy lista para que todo termine", dijo la camionera de 27 años residente de Metairie, Louisiana, que transportaba una carga de productos secos de Chicago ...

DON'T MISS: "Fargo" - The long wait is over. After a three-year hiatus, the critically acclaimed Midwestern anthology finally returns. This one stars Chris Rock, who plays Loy Cannon, the head of an African American crime family that, for now, has struck a fragile truce with an Italian syndicate in 1950 Kansas City. The period and setting may keep changing, but "Fargo" remains a thrilling saga ...

LOS ANGELES - A woman was arrested Saturday on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon after driving her car into a crowd during a demonstration in Yorba Linda involving protesters against police brutality and counter-demonstrators, authorities said. Two people were injured in the incident, according to Sgt. Dennis Breckner of the Orange County Sheriff's Department. One ...

In a double-header sweep of the Oakland A's, where they were the visiting team in Game 1 and the home team in Game 2, the Mariners avoided a walk-off, extra-innings loss in the opening game with a 5-1 victory in eight innings - yes, eight innings. In the nightcap as the team, but still wearing their road uniforms, the Mariners scored eight runs in the third inning and rolled to an easy 12-3 ...

RENTON, Wash. - When the Seahawks and Cowboys kick off Sunday afternoon there will be three players on the field who have received an MVP vote since 2012. None are named Russell Wilson. The three who have are Wilson's teammate Bobby Wagner (one vote in 2014) and Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott (one vote in 2016) and running back Ezekiel Elliott (six votes in 2016). Wilson, meanwhile, has never ...

The Mariners figured out the best way to avoid watching the A's celebrate another extra-innings, walk-off win this season - score four runs in the top half of the inning to put the game out of reach. After watching the A's celebrate their sixth walk-off of the season Friday night, the Mariners found themselves in an extra-innings situation fewer than 24 hours later. The Mariners scored four ...

WASHINGTON - Since the beginning of the season, Jacob deGrom has been candid about his desire to win a third consecutive National League Cy Young Award. He never backed off that personal goal, even if he always made sure to say his main goal - the team one - was to win a World Series. DeGrom almost certainly will not achieve the personal goal, even if he had a stellar season by a normal ...