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Lehigh University imposes new restrictions on Greek life

Jan. 28, 2020 6:43 PM EST

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Lehigh University is imposing new restrictions on fraternities and sororities — amounting to a “pause" on their activities — following reports that earlier warnings about excessive alcohol use and other misconduct had gone unheeded by the groups at the eastern...

Oglala Sioux Tribe to vote on marijuana, casino alcohol

Jan. 28, 2020 8:08 AM EST

OGLALA, S.D. (AP) — Oglala Sioux Tribe members will vote in March on whether marijuana should be legalized on the Pine Ridge Reservation and whether alcohol should be served in its casinos. Voters will answer three separate questions on March 10. Should medical marijuana be available on the reservation...

This image released by Melissa's Produce shows a Jackfruit, a large tropical fruit often used as a meat substitute. It’s available as a whole fruit or sometimes sliced into more manageable, usable pieces. Unripe, it’s green and unyielding; as it ripens, it softens, turns yellow, gets some brown spots and smells fruity.  (Melissa's Produce via AP)

Huge, tropical jackfruit catches on as a meat substitute

Jan. 27, 2020 2:43 PM EST

If you’ve never heard of jackfruit, keep your eyes open: You’ll start noticing it everywhere. Jackfruit is a very large tropical fruit often used as a meat substitute. It packs some nutritional wallop, and the fact that you can cook, chunk or shred it like chicken or pork makes it a go-to main...

Presidential candidate Bloomberg paying a visit to Maine

Jan. 27, 2020 1:30 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is paying a visit to Maine on Monday as the state's presidential primaries on Super Tuesday rapidly approach. The former New York mayor is going to visit Becky's Diner on the Portland waterfront and speak at the opening of a field...

In this Jan. 16, 2020, photo is an available retail space at the GrandMarc apartment and condo building in Clemson, S.C. The GrandMarc Clemson student apartment complex is a mixed-use development that offers retail space for small businesses. The 500-bed apartment complex finished construction in 2017, according to commercial real estate advisor Dustin Tenney, who is one of the brokers for the three empty commercial spaces at GrandMarc. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP)

'Mom and Pop' shops priced out of downtown Clemson

Jan. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Six months after opening the NYC Bagel & Sandwich Shop on Anderson Highway in Clemson, Marmie Kreps still doesn't have any neighbors. "So far, we're the only ones here," Kreps said from behind the cash register. The bagel and sandwich shop is on the ground floor of the GrandMarc...

New Hampshire bill would require restaurant allergy training

Jan. 25, 2020 9:34 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A House bill in New Hampshire would establish new regulations at restaurants regarding food allergies. The proposed law was inspired by the death of a 20-year-old University of New Hampshire student in April. Rachel Hunger went out to eat with friends and wasn't aware that an egg...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, photo, Sandy Brisson, of Millersville, holds out her phone to show a photo of the tight-knit group of friends on one of their many excursions over the past 60 years, in Lancaster, Pa. Over the past 60 years, women have left the group and others have joined, but this core lunch bunch of eight retirees still meets at a different restaurant every second Wednesday of the month. (Ty Lohr/LNP/LancasterOnline via AP)

Women forge 60-year friendship over monthly meals

Jan. 25, 2020 3:05 AM EST

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — It all started with a game of pinochle. Six decades ago, four friends started meeting once a month, after work, to play cards. They had all graduated from Lancaster’s J.P. McCaskey High School in the late 1950s or early ’60s and were secretaries in the same law office....

California vineyard spills nearly 100K gallons of red wine

Jan. 24, 2020 1:31 PM EST

HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — More than 97,000 gallons of red wine spilled from a tank at a vineyard in Sonoma County and eventually leaked into the Russian River, an accident officials said could hurt water quality in the 110-mile tributary flowing into the Pacific Ocean. The cabernet sauvignon, enough to...

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, Chinese paramilitary police stand guard outside the closed Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. Cutting off access to entire cities with millions of residents to stop a new virus outbreak is a step few countries other than China would consider, but it is made possible by the ruling Communist Party's extensive social controls and experience fighting the 2002-03 outbreak of SARS. (Chinatopix via AP, File)

Social controls, SARS experience help China close off cities

Jan. 24, 2020 8:52 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Cutting off access to entire cities with millions of residents to stop a new virus outbreak is a step few countries other than China would consider, but it is made possible by the ruling Communist Party’s extensive social controls and experience fighting the 2002-03 outbreak of SARS. ...

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020 photo, a man wears a face mask as he walks past a display for the upcoming Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rat, in Beijing, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. A virus that has killed more than two dozen people and sickened hundreds more has all but shut down China's biggest holiday of the year, the Lunar New Year. Instead of family reunions or sightseeing trips, many of the country's 1.4-billion people are hunkering down as the country scrambles to prevent the illness from spreading further. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

Virus puts damper on Lunar New Year, China's biggest holiday

Jan. 24, 2020 8:41 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Temples have locked their doors. The Forbidden City, Shanghai Disneyland and other major tourist destinations are closed. Restaurant reservations are being cancelled. A virus that has killed more than two dozen people and sickened hundreds more has all but shut down China's biggest holiday...