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For Gaza grooms, crippling debt overshadows marital bliss

May. 23, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Two years ago, Gaza resident Saleh Abu Serdanah took out a small loan in order to get married and start a family. These days, the 31-year-old construction worker is on the run, hiding from police in a tiny rental apartment and unable to repay the money he borrowed. Abu Serdanah...

Borgata casino unveils $12M sports bet, nightspot project

May. 22, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's Borgata casino is investing $12 million in a new sports betting and entertainment project. Casino officials tell The Associated Press it will open a sports bar and sports betting facility named Moneyline Bar & Book on June 29. The name is a reference to the...

Jamie Oliver's UK restaurant chain collapses into insolvency

May. 21, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's British restaurant chain filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, partly due to increased competition and escalating rents in local commercial districts. The insolvency will leave 1,000 people out of work and reignited worries about local retail and food...

Amazon takes top stake in UK food delivery firm Deliveroo

May. 17, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Amazon is investing in British meal delivery company Deliveroo, giving the online shopping behemoth a larger stake in the fast-growing restaurant delivery business. Amazon failed to get its own restaurant delivery business going in the United Kingdom, shutting it down for good late last year....

Tyson sues federal agency for $2.4M over hog inspections

May. 16, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Arkansas-based meat processor Tyson Foods is suing a federal agency for $2.4 million, saying it had to destroy 8,000 carcasses because a federal meat inspector lied about checking hogs at a plant in Iowa. Yolanda Thompson, who works for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food...

Burger King parent plans to accelerate global growth

May. 15, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The company that owns the Burger King, Popeyes and Tim Hortons chains plans to combat sluggish sales growth by expanding delivery service in the U.S. and opening thousands of new stores worldwide. At a conference for investors in New York Wednesday, Restaurant Brands International said it...

American Express buys restaurant reservation service Resy

May. 15, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — American Express is buying the online reservation startup Resy, the companies announced Wednesday, the latest move by AmEx to establish and maintain a foothold for its card members in some of the world's most desired restaurants. AmEx and Resy, founded in 2014, declined to disclose the...

Parents sue tycoon's firm over dysentery outbreak in Moscow

May. 14, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Natalya Konkova got a call from her 5-year-old son's day care center at School No. 1357, asking her to pick up Yaroslav because he was running a fever and having trouble walking. He got worse over the next 24 hours, with severe diarrhea and vomiting, before an ambulance took him to a...

2019 James Beard restaurant and chef award winners

May. 6, 2019 10:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The winners of the 2019 James Beard Foundation restaurant and chef awards announced Monday are: ___ NATIONAL RESTAURANT AND CHEF AWARDS —Best New Restaurant Frenchette, New York City —Outstanding Baker Greg Wade, Publican Quality Bread, Chicago —Outstanding Bar Program...

Zahav, Ashley Christensen win big at James Beard Awards

May. 6, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chef Ashley Christensen's comfort food at Poole's Diner in North Carolina and the modern Israeli cuisine at Zahav in Philadelphia took top honors Monday night at the James Beard Awards, which many consider to be the Oscars of the culinary world. Zahav's nod for outstanding restaurant comes...