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Kansas Memorial Union restaurant tries beer and wine sales

Jan. 21, 2020 5:09 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A restaurant at Memorial Union at the University of Kansas began selling beer and alcohol Tuesday, as a way to “test the waters” for future businesses that might want to offer alcohol on campus, the union's director said. Impromptu Cafe is the only place on campus...

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...

This Jan. 17, 2020 image shows a display of guacamole and chips and blueberries in Allison Park, Pa. To eat healthier in the new year, try making small and measurable changes, like bringing a healthy and  appealing snack to work. (Ted Anthony via AP)

How can you make healthy food resolutions really stick?

Jan. 21, 2020 12:54 PM EST

For many of us, January is all about giving things up: Maybe we're going to stop eating meat and embrace a plant-based diet. Or we're ready to kick excess sugar to the curb after a holiday season awash in sweets. Or we're committed to avoiding fast food. Starting the year with noble goals for eating well is a...

Wine week to feature music, panel discussion

Jan. 20, 2020 11:30 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is holding a week-long celebration of wine. New Hampshire Wine Week includes the 17th annual Winter Wine Spectacular, which benefits EasterSeals New Hampshire. The event, on Thursday, attracts more than 1,500 guests who get to sample more than 1,800 wines. A new event,...

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...

Man once hated ginger, now makes it into juice and sells it

Jan. 20, 2020 1:02 AM EST

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — At 15 years old, Tryg Jacobson found himself lying on a mountain in Haiti, with his first camera in his hand, looking up at his father wearing a straw hat. He snapped a photo. They were exploring. His dad, who went by Jake, loved people, Haitian art and exploration. "He always wore...

Meet the first female head distiller since Prohibition

Jan. 19, 2020 11:38 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Did you know Memphis is home to the first female head distiller in Tennessee since Prohibition? Alex Castle earned that title when she became head distiller for Old Dominick Distillery in 2015. As of Jan. 1, her role as a leading lady in the Tennessee whiskey industry has expanded. In...

Bill asks for proclamation marking 1st labor strike by women

Jan. 18, 2020 12:49 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A state lawmaker has introduced a bill asking for a yearly proclamation commemorating the first labor strike in the United States by women, which was in Dover, New Hampshire. On Dec. 30, 1828, about 400 women walked out for three days in protest of harsh, dangerous working...

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...

FILE - In this Thursday, May 4, 2017 file photo, a third-grader punches in her student identification to pay for a meal at Gonzales Community School in Santa Fe, N.M. The Trump administration is proposing a rollback of nutrition guidelines for federal school meals programs that had been promoted by Michelle Obama as part of her campaign to combat child obesity. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, file)

Rollback proposed for Michelle Obama school lunch guidelines

Jan. 17, 2020 8:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday took another step toward dismantling Michelle Obama's school nutrition guidelines, proposing a new rule that could lead to more pizza and fries and less fruit and a smaller variety of vegetables on school menus. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who...