Russia promises retaliation after Ukrainian drones hit a Russian tanker in 2nd sea attack in a day

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Moscow promised retaliation Saturday after Ukrainian drones hit a Russian tanker in the Black Sea near Crimea late Friday, the second sea attack involving drones in one day. Ukraine struck a major Russian port earlier on Friday. Moscow strongly condemned what it sees as a Ukrainian “terrorist attack” on a civilian … Read more

4th body is found in New Jersey house that exploded; 2 injured children were rescued by civilians

BUENA, N.J. (AP) — The body of a fourth victim has been found following an explosion and fire that destroyed a New Jersey house and seriously injured two children, who were pulled from the fire by civilians, authorities said. The cause of Thursday morning’s explosion in Buena, about 40 miles (70 kilometers) southeast of Philadelphia, … Read more

Kremlin officials rush to ditch BMWs for Ladas after Putin pushes home-built cars

Russia’s Soviet-era car brand unveils Its latest release in Moscow on Aug 3rd – the Moskvich 6, a five-door compact hatchback – Getty Images Officials in Russia have begun swapping their BMWs and Mercedes for Ladas and other Russian cars after Vladimir Putin said they should support domestic manufacturing. Within hours of Mr Putin’s edict, … Read more

Russian officials rush to ditch BMWs for Ladas after Vladimir Putin pushes home-built cars

Last year, the Kremlin brought the Moskvich brand back after a 20-year gap as it tried to ramp up Russian car production to beat Western sanctions imposed after its invasion of Ukraine, but the rejuvenation of the Soviet marque received less-than-gushing reviews from industry experts, who pointed out that its cars were almost identical to … Read more

Less sleep, less exercise and less relaxation — here’s the data on just how much busier moms are during the school year

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Moms of school-age children get significantly less sleep during the school year than during the summer. We are economists who specialize in education and health research. We combined extensive data on school district schedules with information derived from the American Time … Read more