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FILE - In this June 14, 2000 file photo, members of the Israeli Diamond Exchange work in Ramat Gan, Israel. On Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, the Israeli and Dubai diamond exchanges announced a deal to boost trade. The deal came just days after Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed a breakthrough agreement at the White House to normalize their relations. (AP Photo/Eyal Warshavsky, File)

Israeli and Dubai diamond exchanges sign trade agreement

Sep. 17, 2020 7:10 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Israeli and Dubai diamond exchanges announced Thursday they had struck a deal to boost trade, just days after Israel signed breakthrough agreements with United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at the White House to normalize their relations. With the U.S.-brokered...

How a Creole takeout window grew to a new seafood restaurant

Sep. 13, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sometimes people tell Charles “PeeWee” Armstrong that he’s built something from nothing. But he doesn’t see it that way at all. True, he did start PeeWee’s Crabcakes delivering plates he cooked in his Central City apartment, and his first real location...

K&W Cafeterias file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Sep. 9, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — K&W Cafeterias, a North Carolina-based icon of Southern comfort food for more than 80 years, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a move that follows downsizing that began prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Winston-Salem based company filed the 80-page petition...

FILE- In this May 6, 2014 taken photo a man holds a bottle of

German food company to change racist name of popular sauce

Aug. 16, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — One of Germany's best-known food companies said it will rename a popular spicy dressing because of the racist connotations of its name. Food company Knorr will change the name of its “Zigeunersauce,” or "gypsy sauce" to "Paprika Sauce Hungarian Style," the German weekly Bild am...

Annual Democratic Steak Fry fundraiser moves to drive-in

Aug. 13, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A signature annual fundraiser for the Polk County Democratic Party in Iowa will see a major change next month in the wake of a global coronavirus pandemic, with attendees preparing for a drive-in experience. The annual Steak Fry will be held at the Airplane Field at Des Moines Water...

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Haile Thomas wrote more than a cookbook. It's a life guide.

Aug. 12, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At 19, Haile Thomas has written a book that will flummox bookstore owners whenever they reopen. “Living Lively” has several dozen vegan recipes, but it's far more than a cookbook. It also has guidance on relationships and wellness. Thomas calls it an "empowerment...

Maine governor says Trump's orders "cruel political game"

Aug. 10, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's Democratic governor said Monday she believes President Donald Trump's executive orders meant to address the coronavirus pandemic are about “partisan gamesmanship” rather than relief. Trump, a Republican, announced an executive order on Saturday that is intended...

Navajo Nation reports 36 more COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

Aug. 9, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials have reported 36 more cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths. That brings the total number of people infected to 9,293 and the known death toll to 470 as of Saturday night. Navajo Department of Health officials said 84,537 people have been...

This photo provided by Dirt Candy shows Amanda Cohen, a leader of the Independent Restaurant Coalition, a new lobbying group formed in response to the economic fallout from the pandemic. She’s the chef and owner of Dirt Candy, a fine-dining vegetarian restaurant in New York.  (Georgi Richardson/Dirt Candy via AP)

Insider Q&A: Leader for independent restaurants hit by virus

Aug. 9, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amanda Cohen is a leader of the Independent Restaurant Coalition, a new lobbying group of chefs and restaurants that was formed in response to the viral pandemic. Professionally, Cohen is the chef and owner of Dirt Candy, a fine-dining vegetarian restaurant in New York City. The...

Sambusa, a Somali meat pie filled with ground beef and spices, is shown at J's Sambusa, a new Somali restaurant Monday, July 26, 2020 in North Mankato, Minn. Before Nasra “Jamila” Ibrahim emigrated to the United States from Somalia in 1994, she worked at her brother’s restaurant in Mogadishu. Ever since then, the idea of opening a restaurant of her own has lingered in the back of her mind. (Pat Christman/The Free Press via AP)

Somali immigrant lives dream with North Mankato restaurant

Aug. 1, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Before Nasra “Jamila” Ibrahim emigrated to the United States from Somalia in 1994, she worked at her brother’s restaurant in Mogadishu. Ever since then, the idea of opening a restaurant of her own has lingered in the back of her mind. On Monday, July 27, she...