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This image released by Melissa's Produce shows a Jackfruit, a large tropical fruit often used as a meat substitute. It’s available as a whole fruit or sometimes sliced into more manageable, usable pieces. Unripe, it’s green and unyielding; as it ripens, it softens, turns yellow, gets some brown spots and smells fruity.  (Melissa's Produce via AP)

Huge, tropical jackfruit catches on as a meat substitute

Jan. 27, 2020 2:43 PM EST

If you’ve never heard of jackfruit, keep your eyes open: You’ll start noticing it everywhere. Jackfruit is a very large tropical fruit often used as a meat substitute. It packs some nutritional wallop, and the fact that you can cook, chunk or shred it like chicken or pork makes it a go-to main...

Presidential candidate Bloomberg paying a visit to Maine

Jan. 27, 2020 1:30 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is paying a visit to Maine on Monday as the state's presidential primaries on Super Tuesday rapidly approach. The former New York mayor is going to visit Becky's Diner on the Portland waterfront and speak at the opening of a field...

In this Jan. 16, 2020, photo is an available retail space at the GrandMarc apartment and condo building in Clemson, S.C. The GrandMarc Clemson student apartment complex is a mixed-use development that offers retail space for small businesses. The 500-bed apartment complex finished construction in 2017, according to commercial real estate advisor Dustin Tenney, who is one of the brokers for the three empty commercial spaces at GrandMarc. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP)

'Mom and Pop' shops priced out of downtown Clemson

Jan. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Six months after opening the NYC Bagel & Sandwich Shop on Anderson Highway in Clemson, Marmie Kreps still doesn't have any neighbors. "So far, we're the only ones here," Kreps said from behind the cash register. The bagel and sandwich shop is on the ground floor of the GrandMarc...

New Hampshire bill would require restaurant allergy training

Jan. 25, 2020 9:34 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A House bill in New Hampshire would establish new regulations at restaurants regarding food allergies. The proposed law was inspired by the death of a 20-year-old University of New Hampshire student in April. Rachel Hunger went out to eat with friends and wasn't aware that an egg...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, photo, Sandy Brisson, of Millersville, holds out her phone to show a photo of the tight-knit group of friends on one of their many excursions over the past 60 years, in Lancaster, Pa. Over the past 60 years, women have left the group and others have joined, but this core lunch bunch of eight retirees still meets at a different restaurant every second Wednesday of the month. (Ty Lohr/LNP/LancasterOnline via AP)

Women forge 60-year friendship over monthly meals

Jan. 25, 2020 3:05 AM EST

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — It all started with a game of pinochle. Six decades ago, four friends started meeting once a month, after work, to play cards. They had all graduated from Lancaster’s J.P. McCaskey High School in the late 1950s or early ’60s and were secretaries in the same law office....

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020 photo, a man wears a face mask as he walks past a display for the upcoming Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rat, in Beijing, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. A virus that has killed more than two dozen people and sickened hundreds more has all but shut down China's biggest holiday of the year, the Lunar New Year. Instead of family reunions or sightseeing trips, many of the country's 1.4-billion people are hunkering down as the country scrambles to prevent the illness from spreading further. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

Virus puts damper on Lunar New Year, China's biggest holiday

Jan. 24, 2020 8:41 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Temples have locked their doors. The Forbidden City, Shanghai Disneyland and other major tourist destinations are closed. Restaurant reservations are being cancelled. A virus that has killed more than two dozen people and sickened hundreds more has all but shut down China's biggest holiday...

In this June 2016, photo provided by Guila Fakhoury, her father Amer Fakhoury holds his granddaughter, Kira, in King of Prussia, Penn. At a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire said Fakhoury, an American citizen jailed in his native Lebanon since September 2019 on no charges is very ill and if he dies there, then Lebanon should be subject to sanctions. The 57-year-old restaurant owner was once part of the South Lebanon Army and worked at a former prison described by human rights groups as a center for torture. His family says he's innocent. (Guila Fakhoury via AP)

Senator calls for sanctions about American jailed in Lebanon

Jan. 23, 2020 11:48 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire is drafting sanctions legislation to hold Lebanese officials accountable for jailing an American citizen without any charges as his health takes a turn for the worse. "Time is of the essence and the Lebanese government needs to understand...

The exterior of a Krystal restaurant in Alabaster, Ala., is shown on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, after the Georgia-based company sought federal bankruptcy protection. The company, which calls itself the South's oldest restaurant chain, is known for its tiny hamburgers and late-night service. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Southern burger chain Krystal files for bankruptcy

Jan. 21, 2020 4:13 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Krystal Co., the Georgia-based restaurant chain known for tiny hamburgers and late-night service across the Southeast, has filed for bankruptcy, but said Tuesday that all of its locations would remain open. Federal court documents showed Krystal sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy...

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff in their first round singles match the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: Djokovic's win wraps up opening day in Melbourne

Jan. 20, 2020 7:47 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Novak Djokovic began his bid for an eighth Australian Open title with a 7-6 (5), 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 win over Jan-Lennard Struff in the last of the matches to finish on a rain-interrupted first day of the tournament. The...

Levi Gold attends a job training session at the Friendship Cafe on Las Olas Boulevard as he prepares for the cafe's debut on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Gold feels protected at Friendship Café, a new fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant and coffee shop on a mission to hire and train adults with special needs. (Susan Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Friendship Café serves falafel, trains special-needs adults

Jan. 18, 2020 3:01 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — On his first day of job training at Friendship Café and Falafel in Fort Lauderdale last month, Levi Gold hopped a bus in Hallandale Beach, missed his stop on Las Olas Boulevard and wound up somewhere in Pompano Beach. He gets distracted easily, he says, and following...