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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...

Markets Right Now: Technology stocks lead US indexes lower

Sep. 17, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Technology stocks led the way downward on Wall Street as traders braced for more tariffs to be announced on China. Apple lost 2.7 percent Monday, Netflix slumped 3.9 percent and Twitter gave up 4.2 percent. Most...

Hurricane Florence pummels Carolinas without respite

Sep. 14, 2018 8:44 PM EDT

Millions of people in the path of Florence are hunkering down Friday as the monster storm pummels North and South Carolina, bringing catastrophic inundations and forceful, destructive winds. Here are snapshots of people struggling to cope with the slow-grinding storm. SEVEN MONTHS PREGNANT AND 'SCARED TO DEATH'...

Spanish-speaking worker refused English-speaking customers

Sep. 14, 2018 8:03 PM EDT

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — A Spanish-speaking Taco Bell worker in Florida has been fired after video showed her refusing to serve some English-speaking customers. Taco Bell Corp. told the Miami Herald Friday that a female employee seen in the viral video shot at a Hialeah store no longer works for the brand....

In 'golden age' of branded credit cards, shoppers cash in

Sep. 13, 2018 10:51 AM EDT

Credit cards that are affiliated with brands — such as American Airlines, Uber, L.L. Bean and Ikea — are suddenly amping up rewards for everyday purchases at restaurants, gas stations and grocery stores. These rewards cards, co-branded by the issuer and a retail brand, were formerly one-trick ponies...

The Latest: Nightclub closing for 2 weeks after shooting

Sep. 10, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on a nightclub shooting in Memphis, Tennessee (all times local): 10:20 a.m. A Memphis, Tennessee nightclub says it is closing for two weeks to review security operations after someone brought a gun into the business and shot four people. Purple Haze club said Monday that it...

Post-disaster, business owners find varied paths to recovery

Aug. 29, 2018 10:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As small business owners in Hawaii and California clean up following Hurricane Lane and wildfires, they'll find there's no one formula for recovery. The same disaster can devastate businesses in divergent ways — a hurricane might tear the roof off one restaurant, flood another and...

The Latest: Democrat Kirkpatrick wins Arizona House primary

Aug. 29, 2018 12:42 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Arizona and Florida and a runoff election in Oklahoma (all times local): 12:25 a.m. Ann Kirkpatrick has won a seven-way primary to become the Democratic nominee for a congressional district seat being vacated by Arizona Rep. Martha McSally. Republican...

California seeks to be first state to limit plastic straws

Aug. 23, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — If you want a straw with your drink, you soon may have to ask for it at California restaurants. Lawmakers on Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a measure that supporters say would make California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from giving out single-use plastic straws...

KFC incident with deaf woman leads to sensitivity training

Aug. 9, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The management company of 270 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell franchises nationwide has agreed to provide sensitivity training at those outlets following a May incident at a KFC in Mississippi in which a deaf woman felt she was being mocked. Disability Rights Mississippi, a nonprofit...