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Mississippi governor condemns professor's political tweet

Oct. 18, 2018 8:47 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is condemning a professor's Twitter post that encouraged people to disrupt senators' meals the day Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court. University of Mississippi sociology professor James Thomas tweeted Oct. 6 that people should put their...

Official: Move of Japan fish market could have been better

Oct. 16, 2018 6:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A top market official acknowledged Tuesday that the recent move of Japan's main fish market from Tsukiji to a site found contaminated by arsenic could have been better handled. "I can't say that discussions were sufficient," Hiroyasu Ito, chairman of the Toyosu Market Association, told...

The Latest: PG&E busy restoring power after wind cuts

Oct. 15, 2018 11:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on tens of thousands of people losing power in California because of wildfire danger (all times local): 8:15 p.m. California utilities are restoring electricity to tens of thousands of people after intentionally cutting their power because of concerns about high winds....

Mountain Home Education Foundation honors Nashville chef

Oct. 14, 2018 1:05 AM EDT

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — To understand professional chef Robert Newton's career, you start with a base of Mountain Home and throw in a dash of Germany and a pinch of Vermont. Then add in almost two decades' worth of New York City before topping it off with a bit of Nashville, Tennessee. Newton, a former...

New Tokyo fish market starts traditionally with tuna auction

Oct. 10, 2018 10:52 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo's famous fish market reopened Thursday at a new location but retained its most famous tradition: the tuna auction. The customary clanging of bells opened the auction for raw and frozen tuna, which crammed the huge warehouse wall-to-wall, at the waterfront Toyosu facility. The rhythmical...

Recovering addicts sue rehab boss for unpaid labor

Oct. 8, 2018 3:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal lawsuit contends the operators of a North Carolina drug rehab program farmed out recovering addicts to work in adult care homes and restaurants and pocketed the wages for the labor they performed. The lawsuit filed by Andrew Presson of Olney, Maryland, and Kimberly Myris of...

Where do Nashville restaurant staffers meet off the clock?

Oct. 7, 2018 11:18 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Monday mornings mean back to the grind for many Nashville residents. But the scene at Hemingway's Bar & Hideaway in Wedgewood-Houston tells a different story. By late morning, you can find people enjoying hot chicken mac and cheese or breakfast tacos and toasting to the start of...

RIGHT AT HOME: Heavy metal in the kitchen

Oct. 2, 2018 8:59 AM EDT

Cast iron, once a common material for pots and pans, has tended in recent years to be used most visibly by either pro chefs or campers. Now it's trending again in this fall's kitchenware product previews. Options range from basic skillets to grill pans to pots both diminutive (for sauces) and expansive (for stews...

British singer Ed Sheeran grabs a beer at Connecticut pub

Oct. 1, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) — Staff and patrons at a Connecticut pub got a thrill recently when British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran stopped in for a pint of Guinness. The New Haven Register reports that Sheeran and his fiancé hung out at Tommy Sullivan's Cafe in Branford following a wedding Friday night....

California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

Sep. 20, 2018 9:32 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with a kids' meal at a California restaurant, you'll need to ask for them starting next year. A law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically giving out...