EXPLAINER: Why coffee could cost more at groceries, cafes

SILVER SPRING, Md. — As if a cup of coffee wasn’t expensive enough, a confluence of factors is driving up farmers’ costs to grow the beans and it could begin filtering down to your local cafe before the end of the year. After hovering for years near $1 per pound,

Why can’t Colorado millennials afford to buy a house?

Standing inside a bucket he purchased last fall, Alex Eherenman bathed in his work bathroom. Water pooled at his feet as he splashed himself from the sink faucet, but at least he wasn’t leaving behind a puddle. “That was a pretty low point for me,” Eherenman said, recalling the scene

Here’s why all of Denver’s outdoor warning sirens are going off

If you hear Denver’s outdoor warning siren system Wednesday morning, don’t be alarmed. At 11 a.m., the city will conduct a full three-minute test of the siren system. This test is done annually in advance of tornado season. Every siren in the county will be simultaneously sounded, including those at

‘Why should he be protected?’ – Leo Molloy after breaching Grace Millane killer’s suppression order

Well-known and controversial Auckland businessman Leo Molloy said Grace Millane’s murderer had “no rights” after naming him on a popular online forum – flagrantly flouting a High Court suppression order. The restaurateur, who owns HeadQuarters in the Viaduct, was the first and to date only person to be charged by

Why Biden’s intervention on Brexit matters

For two years British cabinet ministers have privately warned about the impact of a third party in the Brexit talks – the US Congress. On the face of it, arms of the US government should have little impact or influence on UK decisions. But US politicians have always maintained a

Why you can’t keep online order freebies

It is your lucky day – that crate of wine you bought online arrives at the door, but the supplier has made a mistake and two more come with it for free. Three cheers for the price of one. Before you invite friends over for an unexpected party, there is

Why comic’s dream to transform country may be over

It’s a year since Ukraine’s best known comedian was sworn in as president. Volodymyr Zelensky won by a landslide on the back of bold promises to reform the country and end the war of attrition in eastern Ukraine. Neither of those has happened yet. But his first 12 months in

Why some countries wear face masks and others don’t

Step outside your door without a face mask in Hong Kong, Seoul or Tokyo, and you may well get a disapproving look. In recent weeks, many European nations have issued advisories to wear a mask in certain public settings, and in England the latest advice is to wear a face

Why Dutch lockdown may be a high-risk strategy

The Netherlands has tried to adopt an “intelligent lockdown”, but the infection is spreading rapidly and it has one of the world’s highest mortality rates from the pandemic. The Dutch have also been accused of failing to show solidarity with countries in southern Europe hit hardest by coronavirus. So what