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Demand for grocery delivery cools as food costs rise

Aug. 07, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

Karen Raschke, a retired attorney in New York, started getting her groceries delivered early in the pandemic. Each delivery cost $30 in fees and tips, but it was worth it to avoid the store. Then earlier this spring, Raschke learned her rent was increasing by $617 per month. Delivery...

Transit woes mount for Boston's beleaguered subway riders

Aug. 07, 2022 07:53 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — For Boston subway riders, it seems every week brings a new tale of transit woe. Runaway trains. Subway cars belching smoke and fire. Fatal accidents. Malfunctioning station escalators. Rush hour trains running on weekend schedules. Brand-new subway cars pulled from...

At least 100,000 expected for NASA's moon launch

Aug. 06, 2022 03:21 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Sold-out hotels. Excitement that seems to grow by the day. The potential for hundreds of thousands of visitors, support staff, and more. These are just a few of the factors being calculated into preparations for Artemis I, the first launch of NASA’s...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 05, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

EXPLAINER: Why is insulin so expensive and difficult to cap?

Aug. 05, 2022 06:28 AM EDT

Washington (AP) — Reining in the soaring prices of insulin has thus far been elusive in Congress, although Democrats say they'll try again — as part of their economic package that focuses on health and climate. The price of the 100-year-old drug has more than tripled in the last...

Beyond Meat announces layoffs after lower Q2 sales

Aug. 04, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

Plant-based meat maker Beyond Meat said Thursday it’s laying off 4% of its workforce after a difficult second quarter that saw cost-conscious customers bypass its higher-priced products. El Segundo, California-based Beyond Meat said its revenue fell 1.6% to $147 million. That was...

EPA: Chemical in medical-device cleanser poses cancer risk

Aug. 03, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is warning residents who live near medical sterilizing plants in 13 states and Puerto Rico about potential health risks from emissions of ethylene oxide, a chemical widely used in their operations. Laredo, Texas; Ardmore,...

Stephen King testifies for government in books merger trial

Aug. 02, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen King didn't break any legal ground on the stand Tuesday as he testified against his own publisher's efforts to merge with Penguin Random House. But he did know how to please a crowd and even get the judge to thank him for his time. “It was a real...

NY fines Robinhood Crypto $30M for skirting banking rules

Aug. 02, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The crypto division of the online brokerage Robinhood will pay a $30 million penalty to New York state for failing to comply with regulations governing money laundering and cybersecurity, the state's Department of Financial Services announced Tuesday. The department...

USDA getting tougher on salmonella in chicken products

Aug. 01, 2022 10:24 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government on Monday announced proposed new regulations that would force food processors to reduce the amount of salmonella bacteria found in some raw chicken products or risk being shut down. The proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture rules...