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6 ways to boost your credit card rewards this holiday season

Nov. 30, 2022 09:45 AM EST

Get your wallet ready — it’s that time again with the holidays right around the corner. An estimated 91% of Americans will celebrate in some form this holiday season, a November report from the National Retail Federation shows. And for most people, celebration means spending. ...

Bagels and challah for Jews keeping kosher at World Cup

Nov. 29, 2022 11:41 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Rabbi Eli Chitrik’s phone buzzes. A woman is about to show up at his Doha hotel to pick up her lunch: two bagel sandwiches. It's one of many calls and messages Chitrik is receiving these days for bagel sandwiches, freshly made in a designated kosher kitchen set...

MyPlate? Few Americans know or heed US nutrition guide

Nov. 29, 2022 09:41 AM EST

Here’s a quick quiz: What replaced the food pyramid, the government guide to healthy eating that stood for nearly 20 years? If you’re stumped, you’re not alone. More than a decade after Agriculture Department officials ditched the pyramid, few Americans have...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 4-10

Nov. 28, 2022 09:16 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 4-10: Dec. 4: Game show host Wink Martindale is 89. Singer Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon is 86. Actor-producer-director Max Baer Junior (“The Beverly Hillbillies”) is 85. Bassist Bob Mosley of Moby Grape is 80. Singer-bassist Chris Hillman...

Caper relish lightens weeknight-friendly sausage and lentils

Nov. 28, 2022 08:08 AM EST

Braised sausages and lentils are classic French comfort food, and by streamlining the recipe, we bring it out of the countryside and squarely into the weeknight rotation. Many traditional recipes make a fuss out of an otherwise simple meal, often boiling the lentils and sausages...

Feast and famine for Disney at Thanksgiving box office

Nov. 27, 2022 12:52 PM EST

Thanksgiving often serves up a feast of new family movies at the box office, but the Walt Disney Co.’s animated offering “ Strange World ” fizzled with audiences out of the gates. The production, which carried a reported $180 million budget, grossed just $18.6 million in ticket sales in its...

Caterer brings hospitality home with Harvest Table café

Nov. 27, 2022 09:11 AM EST

DAYTON, Va. (AP) — Of many things, Belinda Koteita is a mom, a daughter and a caterer. Those three things come into play in the new restaurant and coffee bar Koteita opened with her family in October. “I’ve been around food and setting the table for people with...

Hong Kong emigres seek milk tea in craving for taste of home

Nov. 24, 2022 19:47 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — In London, Wong Wai-yi misses the taste of home. A year ago, the 31-year-old musician was in Hong Kong, earning a good living composing for TV and movies and teaching piano. Today, she makes about half as much in London working part-time as a server alongside her...

Holiday cornucopia: NY produce market supplies the goods

Nov. 23, 2022 09:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It was the wee hours of the morning, and the docks at New York's largest produce market were bustling in the cold. Thanksgiving was inching closer, and sacks of onions, potatoes and carrots were flying off the shelves. Amidst the whir, buyers and sellers were...

Break it down: Dancers begin charting path to Paris Olympics

Nov. 22, 2022 14:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Breaking is in Victor Montalvo’s blood. He is a descendant of twin breakers — his father and uncle — who were performing in Mexico long before they taught a young Montalvo to spin on his back. Born in Kissimmee, Florida, the 28-year-old who also goes by B-Boy...