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Speeding tractor-trailer flattens Utah restaurant, 3 injured

Jan. 16, 2019 2:01 PM EST

WELLINGTON, Utah (AP) — A speeding tractor-trailer skidded off a snow-slicked road Wednesday and crashed into a restaurant in a small Utah town, flattening the establishment and injuring 3 people, authorities said. The truck was traveling too fast for conditions at about 6:30 a.m. when it went off a state...

Burger King trolls Trump on Twitter

Jan. 15, 2019 4:34 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Burger King is needling President Donald Trump for his tweet about ordering more than 1,000 "hamberders" for the Clemson University Tigers' visit to the White House after winning the college football championship. The spelling error was quickly corrected. But Burger King jumped in with a...

Woman, 94, a customer favorite at Arby's after 25 years

Jan. 11, 2019 4:24 PM EST

HOLLADAY, Utah (AP) — Dorothy Bale has become a fixture and customer favorite during her 25 years working at an Arby's in a Salt Lake City suburb. The 94-year-old has worked at the sandwich shop longer than some of her co-workers have been alive, going through two remodels and 21 managers, The Salt Lake...

Alabama city built on federal dollars feeling shutdown pinch

Jan. 11, 2019 10:42 AM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Once known for its cotton trade and watercress farms, Huntsville, Alabama, is now the ultimate government town: About 70 federal agencies are located at the Army's 38,000-acre Redstone Arsenal. More than half of the area's economy is tied to Washington spending. As the government...

Food giants undermined China's obesity fight, scholar says

Jan. 10, 2019 3:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — China's efforts to keep obesity in check have been undermined from the inside by the food industry, according to newly published research. A scholar of Chinese society at Harvard University traced how a group funded by Coca-Cola and other food companies enjoyed close ties to Chinese health...

Powerful Chicago council member charged in federal probe

Jan. 3, 2019 10:02 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — One of the most powerful and longest-serving City Council members in Chicago history appeared in federal court Thursday on a charge that he tried to shake down a major fast-food restaurant chain seeking city remodeling permits. Alderman Ed Burke, 75, is charged with one count of attempted...

Cuba modifies some regulations unpopular with private sector

Dec. 5, 2018 11:44 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's government has modified a series of measures unpopular with the country's private sector, including lifting restrictions on the number of business permits a person can have and the number of chairs there can be in restaurants, a top official said Wednesday. In July, authorities...

Judge: Trump hotel boost from presidency does not break law

Nov. 27, 2018 2:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of breaking a law on unfair competition by using the presidency to attract customers to restaurants in his Washington hotel. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon in Washington ruled Monday that the Cork Wine Bar may indeed be...

Chipotle offers manager job back in St. Paul dine-and-dash

Nov. 19, 2018 6:43 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Chipotle said Monday that the company has offered a fired St. Paul restaurant manager her job back after receiving more information about an incident where employees refused to serve five black men and asked them to prove they could pay before taking their order. The company said in...

The Latest: Chipotle offers St. Paul manager job back

Nov. 19, 2018 6:01 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on Chipotle firing a restaurant manager in dine and dash case (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Chipotle says the company has offered a St. Paul restaurant manager her job back after she was fired in a dine-and-dash case. The company said in a statement Monday that it has...