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Brands roll with stoner 'holiday' as pot legalization grows

Apr. 19, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Potheads have for decades celebrated their love of marijuana on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it. No, Hallmark doesn't yet have a card to mark "420." But many other...

Woman sues over melon linked to US salmonella outbreak

Apr. 17, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Kentucky woman is suing an Indiana-based company that issued a recall last week for melon products linked to a salmonella outbreak. Fifty-year-old Tammy France of Louisville alleges in her federal lawsuit that she spent a week hospitalized with salmonella poisoning after eating...

Godiva moves beyond chocolate to open 2,000 cafes

Apr. 17, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Godiva is looking beyond its iconic gold gift box of chocolates. The Belgium confectioner is rolling out 2,000 cafes over the next six years that will serve a complete menu of items like the croiffle, a croissant and waffle hybrid that's stuffed with fillings like cheese or chocolate and...

AP PHOTOS: Easter egg painting tradition alive in Germany

Apr. 14, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

ELSTERHEIDE, Germany (AP) — A small Slavic minority in eastern Germany is keeping alive a long, intricate tradition of hand-painted Easter eggs that's been passed down by Sorbian families for generations. At an Easter egg market in Elsterheide near the Saxon town of Hoyerswerda, around two dozen egg...

Cut melon linked to US salmonella outbreak recalled

Apr. 13, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis-based company has issued a recall for melon products sold in 16 states after being linked to a salmonella outbreak. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that the recall includes cut watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe produced by Caito Foods LLC. The fruit...

Dairy safety net program expected in June

Apr. 9, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An insurance program to help hard-pressed dairy farmers is expected to be ready for enrollment in June, the U.S. Farm Service Agency says, but farmers say it won't tackle the underlying challenges they face. Dairy farmers are in their fifth year of low milk prices that have driven...

Forget kibbles: US sales of fresh pet food are soaring

Apr. 4, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Kibbles for Fido? Nope. These days he's getting diced chicken with sweet potatoes and spinach. U.S. pet owners are increasingly feeding fresh food to their dogs and cats. Some order pre-proportioned meals of meat and vegetables or frozen raw meat online. Others find them in refrigerators at...

Is that soy in your Whopper? Plant-based meat sales rising

Apr. 3, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

From soy-based sliders to ground lentil sausages, plant-based meat substitutes are surging in popularity. And carnivores — not vegans or vegetarians — are among the biggest consumers. Growing demand for healthier, more sustainable food is one reason people are seeking plant-based meats. That's also...

Driver dies when truck hits propane tank in Clackamas

Apr. 1, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

CLACKAMAS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say the driver of a truck died after the truck hit a propane tank outside Portland, catching fire. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the driver of a Franz Bakery truck hit the tank Monday afternoon near the company's distribution center in Clackamas. Authorities are...

Markets Right Now: Better economic news sends stocks higher

Apr. 1, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. A brighter outlook on the global economy helped send U.S. stocks solidly higher on Wall Street. In another hopeful sign, long-term bond yields rose above their recent lows Monday, following a sharp drop last month...