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Teacher suspended after beer stunt back in class

Sep. 17, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A University of Alabama teacher who was suspended after video surfaced of a person drinking beer in class is returning to work. School spokesman Chris Bryant says marketing instructor Joel Strayer was allowed to return to work Tuesday after a review. Bryant says the university won't...

Utah legislators pass bill to help stores sell heavier beers

Sep. 17, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah legislators have passed a measure to make it easier for businesses to prepare to sell higher-strength beer ahead of the Nov. 1 effective date. The bill lawmakers approved during Monday's special session gives retailers a one-week grace period to purchase and store 4% beer before...

Local beef production to grow with new company Hawaii Meats

Sep. 17, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii farmer has announced plans to expand beef production statewide after forming a new partnership, officials said. Kauai rancher Bobby Farias established Hawaii Meats with an Idaho ranch operator as part of a separation from Kunoa Cattle Company, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported...

History attraction acquires big collection related to diners

Sep. 17, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit history attraction has acquired a major collection of photographs, menus, clothing and other items related to American diners. Dearborn-based The Henry Ford announced the acquisition Tuesday of the collection assembled by Richard J.S.Gutman, an expert who has been...

From common to cool: The lowly cabbage has become a star

Sep. 16, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

Here's a sentence that might come as a surprise: Cabbage is cool. That taken-for-granted vegetable, that sturdy, dense staple of many a poor, ancestral homeland, is finally getting respect. "It's all about how it is prepared, how it's elevated," says Paul Kahan, a James Beard award-winning chef in Chicago and...

Morgan Spurlock takes a second bite of the fast food world

Sep. 16, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Last time out, documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock ate only fast food for a month. This time, he's the one dishing out the fried stuff. Spurlock has gone from being an avid Big Mac consumer in "Super Size Me" to serving his own chicken sandwiches in "Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!"...

Mexico celebrates its independence with iconic chile dish

Sep. 16, 2019 4:00 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The first bite of chiles en nogada, a traditional Mexican dish eaten around the country's independence celebrations, sends a shiver. The salty skin of the poblano chile crunches, the pomegranate seeds that dot it explode between your teeth and the flavors combine to dance in the mouth....

Nutria destroying coast target of dog treat business

Sep. 15, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

PECAN ISLAND, La. (AP) — Drive until you see the Gulf of Mexico, and before you hit the water take the last left on a dirt road. That's where Justin Choate lives. Choate, 43, has been around Louisiana's waters all of his life. He started working those marshes, streams and bayous with his father at the age...

Water fountains, bottle refill stations now in Greenwood

Sep. 14, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Visitors thirsting for an option to make sure they can stay hydrated on the go now have an eco-friendly answer at their fingertips in one South Carolina city. A partnership between city officials, the Greenwood Commissioners of Public Works, Fujifilm and Upstate Forever, a...

Health experts back treatment for kids with peanut allergy

Sep. 13, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government experts on Friday backed an experimental treatment for children with peanut allergies that could become the first federally approved option for preventing life-threatening reactions. The treatment is daily capsules of peanut powder that gradually help children build up a...