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Retiree cooks up volunteer career in Peoria mission

Dec. 04, 2021 01:19 AM EST

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Bored with retirement, Ron Rasberry got off the couch and headed to the kitchen. Not his, but the South Side Mission’s. “I just wanted to stop being lazy,” Rasberry, 71, says with a chuckle. “That couch was killing...

Auckland reopens as New Zealand tries new virus approach

Dec. 03, 2021 07:03 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Bars, restaurants and gyms reopened in Auckland on Friday as the last major parts of a lockdown that lasted more than 100 days ended. New Zealand has begun a new phase in its coronavirus response in which there won’t be lockdowns but...

North Carolina State dean named new Kansas State president

Dec. 02, 2021 12:10 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A dean at North Carolina State University with extensive experience in agriculture and food sciences will be the next president of Kansas State University, the Kansas Board of Regents announced Thursday. The regents named Richard Linton to replace...

Belgium to reinforce measures to contain pandemic on Friday

Dec. 02, 2021 10:50 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Belgian government has vowed to reinforce measures to contain the coronavirus even more with fresh measures to be decided Friday, possibly including more school closures and further reducing opening times of bars and restaurants. Local media said...

Despite variants, Singapore's COVID-19 strategy on track

Dec. 01, 2021 02:10 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — When Singapore embarked upon its strategy of living with COVID-19, backed by one of the world's leading vaccine programs, the wealthy city-state saw a spike in its rate of infections, leading many to question whether the time was right. But with the...

Jessica Seinfeld's vegan mac and cheese uses plant milk

Nov. 30, 2021 11:38 AM EST

A recipe from Jessica Seinfeld's “Vegan, at Times”: I have served this many times to non-vegans and they always go for seconds. I use cashew or almond milk for their mild flavor, but you can always experiment with other plant-based milks. ...

UN agency for Palestinian refugees faces funding crisis

Nov. 30, 2021 10:36 AM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees said Tuesday it was unable to pay its 28,000 employees on time this month because of a major funding crisis, warning of potential cuts in vital services to millions of people amid a global pandemic. ...

Jessica Seinfeld encourages you to go vegan, no pressure

Nov. 30, 2021 08:56 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Seinfeld became a vegan almost by stealth. The cookbook author and philanthropist started quietly making separate meals for herself without dairy or meat. “I just started doing it myself and experimenting with it and not talking about it and...

LA begins enforcing strict mandate requiring proof of vax

Nov. 29, 2021 20:34 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Enforcement began Monday in Los Angeles for one of the strictest vaccine mandates in the country, a sweeping measure that requires proof of shots for everyone entering a wide variety of businesses from restaurants to theaters and gyms to nail and hair salons. ...

Aromatic spice paste enlivens Balinese pork

Nov. 29, 2021 08:06 AM EST

Whether it’s an entire spit-roasted pig or the more accessible skillet-braised shoulder, pork frequently is the focus of feasts during religious festivals in Bali, a pocket of Hindu tradition in majority-Muslim Indonesia. One particularly delicious dish is babi guling,...