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Priest takes pope's mandate - good deeds for all - across US

Dec. 14, 2018 6:21 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Father Jim Sichko has a 50-state congregation and a simple mandate from the pope: Go forth and do good deeds. That's why the Roman Catholic priest found himself standing by the drive-thru of a popular Hollywood fast-food joint on a recent windy, rain-swept afternoon buying lunch for...

Cardi B, Pharrell, Kanye draw crowds during Art Basel Miami

Dec. 9, 2018 1:05 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Royalty, Real Housewives and the fathers of two Kardashian babies were among the celebs that fanned out across Miami for a week of glamorous parties toasting the world's best artists during Art Basel. Less than 24 hours after announcing she was splitting from her husband, Cardi B...

Feng shui or in the way? Begrudged boulders won't budge

Dec. 6, 2018 5:50 PM EST

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — A Maine restaurant owner is citing feng shui (fung shway) as a reason not to move boulders outside the building that are in the way of a sidewalk project. Annie Huang, co-owner of Lucky Garden in Hallowell, tells members of the city's highway committee on Thursday that the boulders...

Cracker Barrel in SW Michigan closing because of salmonella

Dec. 3, 2018 1:54 PM EST

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A Cracker Barrel restaurant in southwestern Michigan will not reopen after a problem with salmonella. The Kalamazoo County health department says it was told about the closing last week. The agency says private tests revealed significant contamination at the Kalamazoo-area...

Rams' Suh faces Lions for 1st time, nearing division title

Nov. 29, 2018 8:30 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Ndamukong Suh is looking forward to facing the Detroit Lions for the first time, giving him a chance to visit with friends and to dine at some new restaurants they have told him about. "I love the city of Detroit," said Suh, who spent the first five years of his career with the Lions. "I...

Restaurant responds to backlash against anti-Trump shirts

Nov. 28, 2018 8:17 AM EST

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — A Mexican restaurant in Rhode Island is getting backlash for its sale of T-shirts that it says advocated impeaching President Donald Trump. Wendy Carr, owner of Amigos in Westerly, says the business sold shirts with the logo, "86 45," printed on the back to raise money for political...

$1M donated to students, teachers in burned California town

Nov. 27, 2018 11:32 PM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — A businessman pained over the destruction to the town of Paradise caused by a deadly Northern California wildfire on Tuesday gave $1,000 each to students and staff members from the local high school. Real estate developer and restaurant owner Bob Wilson arrived in the nearby city of...

Zimmern apologizes for comments about Chinese restaurants

Nov. 27, 2018 1:48 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — "Bizarre Foods " host Andrew Zimmern is apologizing for his comments about Chinese restaurants after he was criticized as culturally insensitive. Zimmern just opened his own Chinese restaurant, Lucky Cricket, in Minnesota. Last week, Fast Company posted an interview from the summer in...

School blocks Chick-fil-A as dining option, cites values

Nov. 27, 2018 1:20 PM EST

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Students at a private university in New Jersey can eat more chicken as long as it's not Chick-fil-A. Rider University removed the restaurant from a survey asking students what restaurants they would like on campus, "based on the company's record widely perceived to be in...

10 years on, Mumbai moves on from attacks but scars remain

Nov. 23, 2018 5:35 AM EST

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Ten years ago, chef Raghu Deora stood face-to-face with death. He was in the kitchen of the Taj Mahal Palace hotel's private club, The Chambers, when four gunmen walked in with assault rifles and sprayed the guests and hotel staff with bullets. He tried to hide, but his efforts were...