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Ukraine grain shipments offer hope, not fix to food crisis

Aug. 06, 2022 03:45 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A ship bringing corn to Lebanon’s northern port of Tripoli normally would not cause a stir. But it's getting attention because of where it came from: Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odesa. The Razoni, loaded with more than 26,000 tons of corn for chicken feed, is...

UN chief criticizes `grotesque greed' of oil companies

Aug. 03, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief sharply criticized the “grotesque greed” of oil and gas companies on Wednesday for making record profits from the energy crisis on the back of the world’s poorest people, “while destroying our only home.” Secretary-General...

UN body says violence against Syrians in Lebanon on the rise

Jul. 29, 2022 05:42 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Discrimination and violence against Syrian refugees in Lebanon has soared in recent weeks as the country grapples with high food prices and shortages, the U.N. refugee agency told the Associated Press on Friday. “We have seen tensions between Lebanese and Syrians at...

American Crystal Sugar workers reject 17% raise over 4 years

Jul. 28, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Workers at the largest sugar beet processor in the U.S. have rejected a contract offer that includes a 17% pay increase over four years. Union president John Riskey said the offer from American Crystal Sugar was recently rejected by an overwhelming margin,...

Minister: Lebanon to build new silos to ease wheat crisis

Jul. 27, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon plans to build two new grain silos to fight its its worsening food security crisis, the country’s caretaker economy minister told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Amin Salam said that several countries and international organizations have expressed an...

Police: California burglar forgot keys inside crime scene

Jul. 26, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California burglar returned to the scene of the crime this weekend after he forgot his keys inside a doughnut company's corporate office. The thief stole some petty cash from Johnny Doughnuts' office in the San Francisco Bay Area on Saturday...

Lebanon's Parliament votes to spend World Bank loan on wheat

Jul. 26, 2022 10:21 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese lawmakers on Tuesday voted to use a $150 million World Bank loan to pay for wheat imports into the cash-strapped country. Already in the throes of a crippling economic crisis, Lebanon is also struggling to cope with a food security crisis that has left half...

Penalty cut for Oregon bakers who refused to serve couple

Jul. 12, 2022 21:43 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon has slashed the financial penalties it assigned a baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple almost 10 years ago. In compliance with a state appeals court ruling earlier this year, State Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle said...

Extremists claim responsibility for Nigerian prison attack

Jul. 07, 2022 07:26 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a prison in Nigeria’s capital which freed nearly 900 inmates including 60 of its members. Nigerian security forces on Thursday continued to search for at least 400 escaped prisoners who are...

Tradition of baking Cuban bread with palmetto leaves at risk

Jul. 04, 2022 03:14 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — For as far back as anyone can remember, Tampa bakers have used palmetto leaves to make Cuban bread. And for the last three decades, the same man has traveled the state collecting the palmetto leaves needed by La Segunda Bakery, which bakes more than seven million...