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Sydney man finds snake in lettuce bought at supermarket

Apr. 15, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Alex White thought he was watching a huge worm writhing in plastic-wrapped lettuce he’d just brought home from a Sydney supermarket — until a snake tongue flicked. “I kind of completely freaked out when I saw this little tongue come out...

Olympia approves extra ‘hazard pay’ for some grocery workers

Apr. 15, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Starting next month, large grocery stores in Olympia will be required to pay workers an additional $4 an hour in pay, the latest city in the state to enact such a requirement during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Olympian reported that the...

Florida governor rebuts vaccine 'pay-to-play' report on CBS

Apr. 07, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed back aggressively Tuesday against a “60 Minutes” report that suggested he initially made a deal to distribute COVID-19 vaccines in a South Florida county at Publix Super Markets pharmacies because the company made a donation to his...

Probe wraps up at Colorado supermarket where 10 were killed

Apr. 05, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Detectives have finished collecting evidence at a Colorado supermarket where a gunman killed 10 people two weeks ago, but the store is still closed, police said Monday. District Attorney Michael Dougherty had described the investigation at the...

Global supermarkets bring international flavors to Tennessee

Apr. 03, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

LA VERGNE, Tenn. (AP) — Chriss Goyenechea loves shopping for groceries — but not in the way you’d think. While he turns to supermarket chains for basic items like milk, eggs or bread, his real shopping comes when he stocks his own store. He pores over catalogs and grocery supply...

EXPLAINER: What to know about the Amazon union vote

Mar. 29, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 6,000 Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, are deciding whether they want to form a union, the biggest labor push in the online shopping giant's history. The stakes are high for Amazon. The organizing in Bessemer could set off a chain...

Hi-tech indoor farm in South Bend taking on lettuce market

Mar. 27, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — It’s a chilly, wet and windy day — enough to remind us that winter still isn’t too far in the rearview mirror. But inside a new six-acre building on West Calvert Street in South Bend, Matt Gura is keeping a close watch over a sea of baby...

Colorado shooting suspect passed check in legal gun purchase

Mar. 26, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The suspect in the Colorado supermarket shootings bought a firearm at a local gun store after passing a background check, and he also had a second weapon with him that he didn’t use in the attack that killed 10 people this week, authorities and the gun store owner...

UK supermarket chain Asda loses ruling over equal pay claim

Mar. 26, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — More than 40,000 store workers at Asda, Britain's third-largest supermarket chain, can proceed with their yearslong claim for equal pay following a ruling Friday from the U.K. Supreme Court. The workers, around two-thirds of whom are women, first brought a...

Former Columbus mayor pleads guilty to bank fraud

Mar. 26, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Wis. (AP) — The former mayor of Columbus has pleaded guilty to bank fraud charges in federal court. Michael Eisenga was accused of fraudulently obtaining a nearly $7 million loan for a grocery store development in Columbus. ...