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Corey wins Connecticut GOP nod for Senate, will face Murphy

Aug. 14, 2018 11:53 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Matthew Corey, a window washer and Hartford pub owner, won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Connecticut on Tuesday and will face an uphill battle against Democratic incumbent Chris Murphy. The 54-year-old Navy veteran, who received the Republican party endorsement in May,...

The Latest: Radinovich wins Minnesota Democrat House primary

Aug. 14, 2018 11:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Former state Rep. Joe Radinovich has won a crowded Democratic primary to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan in a northeastern Minnesota swing district. Radinovich defeated Rep. Jason...

Mexico City restaurant busted over protected tarantula tacos

Aug. 14, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fancy a tarantula taco for a cool $27? Not so fast, Mexican authorities say. A Mexico City market restaurant recently put the arachnids on its menu and posted a video on Facebook showing a chef torching one until blackened. The only problem: The Mexican red rump tarantula is a protected...

Tex-Mex restaurant under fire after serving attorney general

Aug. 13, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A popular Tex-Mex restaurant in Houston is facing backlash after it posted a photo of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has pushed for a wide crackdown on immigration. El Tiempo Cantina was targeted by hundreds of tweets and Facebook posts after Roland Laurenzo, president of the company...

Tehran cafe run by disabled raises spirits, combats stigma

Aug. 9, 2018 2:51 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Melika Aghaei's fingers move slowly across the keys of the digital piano as she softly sings a children's song to the delight of the cafe's customers, while Mehdi Khakian takes orders for espressos and lattes. Located near the bustling Vanak Square in north Tehran, the "Downtism Cafe"...

Solar cookout aims to woo traditional chefs, cut carbon

Aug. 7, 2018 1:19 AM EDT

DEZHOU, China (AP) — The savory aromas of roasting hot dogs and chicken kebabs wafted out of metal and glass vacuum tubes heated by mirrors curved to capture the sun's heat. Two dozen chefs with white aprons and hats prepared soups, baked "baozi" pork buns, and boiled rice porridge at a festival designed...

Old stone buildings and trendy cafes: The port city of Jaffa

Aug. 6, 2018 9:38 AM EDT

JAFFA, Israel (AP) — Just south of Tel Aviv's glass towers and concrete houses are the white stone buildings of Jaffa, the ancient port town. Jaffa has existed for thousands of years, but today it is one unified city with Tel Aviv, which was founded in 1909. Both Jews and Arabs live in Jaffa, and that's...

2 injured at Gordon Ramsay's restaurant in Las Vegas

Aug. 3, 2018 9:39 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two patrons of chef Gordon Ramsay's newest restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip were taken to a hospital for treatment for injuries involving a drink. Caesars Entertainment confirmed to The Associated Press Friday that two people were injured at Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen Thursday. The company...

Restaurant bites back when customer video shows worm in fish

Jul. 31, 2018 10:39 AM EDT

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey shore restaurant is fighting back against a customer who posted a video of a worm crawling out of a piece of fish. The video was shot over the weekend at Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant in Asbury Park and shows the thin, pale worm crawling out of a piece of cod. In...

In Panama City's booming colonial core, locals fight to stay

Jul. 30, 2018 1:44 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Esther Marina Sanchez has watched her neighborhood — the heart of Panama City — transformed by its designation as a UNESCO world heritage site. Tourists and well-heeled Panamanians now stroll the paving-stone streets among gaudy hotels, fancy restaurants and trendy discos...