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Biden files papers for South Carolina presidential primary

Nov. 22, 2019 2:27 PM EST

ABBEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden has made his South Carolina presidential bid official. The former vice president filed his paperwork as a candidate in next year’s Democratic primary during a stop Friday at a soul food restaurant in Abbeville. Surrounded by a crush of media and lunch time patrons at...

Church group program, restaurants close amid allegations

Nov. 22, 2019 1:24 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana labor officials are investigating claims filed by former Mudman workers that the religious group that owned the now-closed restaurant chain broke federal labor laws. Montana Public Radio reports Whitefish-based Potter’s Field Ministries required them to volunteer for...

Celebrities are deep into liquor, wine with their own brands

Nov. 22, 2019 10:33 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — From Kate Hudson’s new vodka to Dylan Sprouse’s Brooklyn-made mead, celebrities with their own brands of spirits and wines can make drink-loving fans happy at the holidays. You can find other pillars of culture with bottles, including TV shows and the high-brow auction house...

US-born Bei Bei settles into new home at Chinese panda base

Nov. 21, 2019 10:40 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — After an intercontinental flight on the “Panda Express,” a furry American darling arrived early Thursday in his new Chinese home. Giant panda Bei Bei was a beloved figure at the National Zoo in Washington, where he was born and spent the first four years of his life. By...

Restaurant group sues over Berkeley’s natural gas ban

Nov. 21, 2019 7:59 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Berkeley’s first-in-the-nation ban on natural gas in new construction may end up eroding the region’s reputation for fine and creative dining, according to a California trade association suing the city on behalf of restaurants. In its lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S....

Miller downplays team dinner but hypes Broncos’ future

Nov. 21, 2019 5:44 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — It was just dinner, Von Miller insisted, even though his teammates called it so much more. Rather than gather the team for a players-only meeting to empty their frustrations after another fourth-quarter collapse Sunday, Miller invited the entire team out to a steakhouse when the...

Trump golf club gets more time on liquor license challenge

Nov. 21, 2019 5:08 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has granted one of President Donald Trump’s golf clubs more time to respond to the threatened revocation of its liquor license over a drunken driving death. The state moved last month to yank the license of the Trump National Golf Club Colts Neck in connection with a...

Salad product recall over E. coli bacteria impacts 22 states

Nov. 21, 2019 4:18 PM EST

SWEDESBORO, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says thousands of pounds of salad products are being recalled due to a possible E. coli contamination. The department says Missa Bay, LLC from Swedesboro, New Jersey, is recalling more than 75,000 pounds (34,020 kilograms) of salad products that...

Gilchrist signs bill making Michigan 5th cage-free egg state

Nov. 21, 2019 3:34 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Egg-laying hens in Michigan will have to be housed in cage-free systems before 2025 under a new law. Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist signed the legislation Thursday because Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is on a trade trip in Israel. The law will also prohibit non-cage-free eggs from being sold in...

Apple detectives comb US Northwest for ‘lost’ varieties

Nov. 20, 2019 5:24 PM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The apple tree stands alone near the top of a steep hill, wind whipping through its branches as a perfect sunset paints its leaves a vibrant gold. It has been there for more than a century, and there is no hint that the tree or its apples are anything out of the ordinary. But this...