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Mississippi governor condemns professor's political tweet

Oct. 18, 2018 8:47 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is condemning a professor's Twitter post that encouraged people to disrupt senators' meals the day Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court. University of Mississippi sociology professor James Thomas tweeted Oct. 6 that people should put their...

Official: Move of Japan fish market could have been better

Oct. 16, 2018 6:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A top market official acknowledged Tuesday that the recent move of Japan's main fish market from Tsukiji to a site found contaminated by arsenic could have been better handled. "I can't say that discussions were sufficient," Hiroyasu Ito, chairman of the Toyosu Market Association, told...

The Latest: PG&E busy restoring power after wind cuts

Oct. 15, 2018 11:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on tens of thousands of people losing power in California because of wildfire danger (all times local): 8:15 p.m. California utilities are restoring electricity to tens of thousands of people after intentionally cutting their power because of concerns about high winds....

Oxfam America, Boston chef team up for World Food Day event

Oct. 14, 2018 9:26 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Oxfam America is teaming up with a popular chef to teach consumers how to fight hunger starting right at their kitchen tables. Chef Jennifer Heilig of the restaurant For the Table will be on hand starting at noon Tuesday at The Kitchen in the Boston Public Market. She'll demonstrate how to...

New Tokyo fish market starts traditionally with tuna auction

Oct. 10, 2018 10:52 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo's famous fish market reopened Thursday at a new location but retained its most famous tradition: the tuna auction. The customary clanging of bells opened the auction for raw and frozen tuna, which crammed the huge warehouse wall-to-wall, at the waterfront Toyosu facility. The rhythmical...

Recovering addicts sue rehab boss for unpaid labor

Oct. 8, 2018 3:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal lawsuit contends the operators of a North Carolina drug rehab program farmed out recovering addicts to work in adult care homes and restaurants and pocketed the wages for the labor they performed. The lawsuit filed by Andrew Presson of Olney, Maryland, and Kimberly Myris of...

RIGHT AT HOME: Heavy metal in the kitchen

Oct. 2, 2018 8:59 AM EDT

Cast iron, once a common material for pots and pans, has tended in recent years to be used most visibly by either pro chefs or campers. Now it's trending again in this fall's kitchenware product previews. Options range from basic skillets to grill pans to pots both diminutive (for sauces) and expansive (for stews...

British singer Ed Sheeran grabs a beer at Connecticut pub

Oct. 1, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) — Staff and patrons at a Connecticut pub got a thrill recently when British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran stopped in for a pint of Guinness. The New Haven Register reports that Sheeran and his fiancé hung out at Tommy Sullivan's Cafe in Branford following a wedding Friday night....

California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

Sep. 20, 2018 9:32 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with a kids' meal at a California restaurant, you'll need to ask for them starting next year. A law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically giving out...

Chiefs have invested heavily in protecting Patrick Mahomes

Sep. 20, 2018 2:52 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It's a good thing Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes prefers takeout to dining in these days, because the first-year starter would be recognized in any restaurant in Kansas City. Not just because of his Mohawk, either. Mahomes is off to a record-setting start to the season, and he...