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In DC primary, minimum wage is the main topic of discussion

Jun. 18, 2018 1:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor and congressional delegate may top the ballot in Washington, D.C.'s primary on Tuesday, but the real drama for voters has to do with waiters, waitresses, bartenders and busboys. Incumbent Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to glide through to the nomination with no significant...

Food truck evolution: Owners strategize as novelty wears off

Jun. 13, 2018 10:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Starting a food truck to sell tacos or barbecue on downtown streets may seem easy or fun, but owners are finding they need more sophisticated plans now that the novelty has worn off. A culinary fad a decade ago, food trucks have lost some luster and even new ones may not draw a crowd. Many...

Bourdain's death means loss of a voice for immigrant workers

Jun. 10, 2018 11:21 AM EDT

Anthony Bourdain's culinary passions went far beyond the cuisine he put on a plate. He also was committed to the immigrant workers who toil in his and other kitchens throughout the restaurant industry. Bourdain, who died Friday in France in an apparent suicide at age 61, was an outspoken critic of President...

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead in France at 61

Jun. 8, 2018 2:01 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef and citizen of the world who inspired millions to share his delight in food and the bonds it created, was found dead in his hotel room Friday in France while working on his CNN series on culinary traditions. He was 61. CNN confirmed the death, saying that...

Pruitt aide resigns after she describes personal errands

Jun. 7, 2018 12:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt laughed off questions about whether he used his office to try to help his wife get a "business opportunity" with Chick-fil-A, while a close aide abruptly resigned amid new ethics allegations against her boss. Pruitt said in a statement...

EPA head laughs off Chick-fil-A questions; senior aide quits

Jun. 6, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt laughed off questions Wednesday about whether he used his office to try to help his wife get a "business opportunity" with Chick-fil-A, while a close aide abruptly resigned amid new ethics allegations against her boss. Pruitt said in a...

Buffalo Wild Wings Twitter account hacked

Jun. 1, 2018 10:41 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings says its Twitter account was hacked and crude comments were briefly posted, but later deleted. A spokeswoman for the Minneapolis-based company says Buffalo Wild Wings is in touch with Twitter and "will pursue the appropriate action against the...

Ella Brennan dies at 92, mentored chefs Prudhomme, Lagasse

May. 31, 2018 8:19 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ella Brennan, who couldn't cook but played a major role in putting New Orleans on the world's culinary map, died Thursday. She was 92. "Tonight, the iconic Commander's Palace sign will not be lit," said a statement emailed from the Commander's Family of Restaurants. It said Brennan died...

Californians may have to request plastic straws at eateries

May. 30, 2018 8:55 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sit-down restaurants in California may soon stop automatically providing disposable plastic straws with drinks unless customers request them. The state Assembly advanced a bill Wednesday that would require dine-in restaurants provide single-use plastic straws only upon request....

Rescuers seek 1 man still missing after Maryland flash flood

May. 28, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — A man remained missing Monday after flash flooding tore down a historic main street in a picturesque Maryland town and left a community heartbroken at seeing more devastation less than two years after rebuilding from another massive flood. The missing man — 39-year-old...