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New York City gives letter grades for food cart cleanliness

Jan. 19, 2019 12:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Will your favorite hot dog stand be getting an "A''? New York City's iconic food carts are starting to get health department letter grades, giving on-the-go workers and tourists alike a quick reference for cleanliness and safety. The city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene handed out...

More lenient state laws could chill low-alcohol beer market

Jan. 19, 2019 11:24 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Beer snobs are raising their mugs to a stronger brew in three states that once forbade grocers from selling anything but low-alcohol brands, and the changes could indirectly chill the industry in two others where such regulations remain. Until October, Oklahoma grocery and convenience...

Super Bowl menu could include team-inspired chili creations

Jan. 19, 2019 2:48 AM EST

Kenneth Temple is a devout New Orleans Saints fan. Ask him a question about his beloved team, and the first words from his mouth are "Who Dat? Who Dat?" Still, Temple, a noted chef who has cooked for several NFL players, including Malcolm Jenkins, Brandin Cooks and All-Pro receiver Michael Thomas, recognizes...

As shutdown drags on, 'Coast Guard City' takes a hit

Jan. 18, 2019 6:47 PM EST

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — If the uniformed cadets milling about the local movie theaters and pizza joints didn't make it obvious enough, a banner hanging from a downtown parking garage makes it crystal clear: New London is an official Coast Guard City. The pride is on display everywhere in this former...

Shutdown hits home for Trump; he lives in government housing

Jan. 18, 2019 1:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown is hitting home for President Donald Trump in a very personal way. He lives in government-run housing, after all. Just 21 of the roughly 80 people who help care for the White House — from butlers to electricians to chefs — are reporting to...

Correction: Off The Charts-Thirsty for Growth story

Jan. 18, 2019 10:10 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 17 about beer makers' focus on cannabis companies, The Associated Press reported erroneously about the specifics of Molson Coors' investment in cannabis products. Molson has an investment agreement with HEXO Corp., which calls its medical marijuana brand Hydropothecary....

German brewers to print calorie content on beer bottles

Jan. 18, 2019 4:12 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Two German brewers associations are recommending that their members start printing the number of calories contained in their beers and shandies on the label. The German Brewers Association and the Association of Private Breweries in Germany said Friday it hopes other industries, such as...

A one-pan chili with maximum flavor starts with toasted rice

Jan. 17, 2019 1:30 PM EST

Looking to make enough chili for one night's dinner without hauling out a heavy pot, we turned to our trusty skillet. We would use it to make both the chili and the rice, cooking in stages, for a one-pan meal with maximum flavor and minimal fuss. We started by toasting and simmering the rice, flavoring it with...

The Latest: Pelosi asks Trump to postpone State of the Union

Jan. 16, 2019 10:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The State of the Union speech could become a casualty of the partial government shutdown after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 address. Pelosi is citing concerns...

Less beef, more beans. Experts say world needs a new diet

Jan. 16, 2019 10:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A hamburger a week, but no more — that's about as much red meat people should eat to do what's best for their health and the planet, according to a report seeking to overhaul the world's diet. Eggs should be limited to fewer than about four a week, the report says. Dairy foods should...