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Actor Ron Leibman dead at 82

Dec. 6, 2019 10:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Ron Leibman, who appeared in movies, theater and television in a career that spanned six decades and won a Tony award for Tony Kushner's iconic play ”Ängels in America," has died after an illness. He was 82. Leibman's agent, Robert Attermann, said the actor died Friday. He...

Pork industry sues over California law on animal confinement

Dec. 6, 2019 6:43 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pork industry is challenging the constitutionality of a voter-approved California measure that will prohibit the sale of meat products from hogs born to sows confined in spaces that don’t meet new minimum size requirements. A lawsuit filed late Thursday in San Diego federal...

Honolulu City Council passes ban on single-use plastics

Dec. 6, 2019 12:40 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council passed a single-use plastics ban that will be the first in Hawaii to include all plastic containers used for food sales and service. The council voted Wednesday in favor of the measure that is expected to be signed by Mayor Kirk Caldwell and fully enacted by 2022....

Italy's Salvini drops Nutella due to Turkish ingredients

Dec. 6, 2019 8:37 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italy's right-wing opposition leader, Matteo Salvini, says he is no longer a fan of Nutella after discovering that the chocolate-and-hazelnut spread contains Turkish, rather than Italian, nuts. Salvini, who heads the nationalist League, has previously posted selfies on social media while...

Hong Kong residents living with tear gas worry of effects

Dec. 5, 2019 6:57 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — By day, the small commercial kitchen in a Hong Kong industrial building produces snacks. At night, it turns into a secret laboratory assembling a kit for pro-democracy protesters seeking to detox after repeated exposure to tear gas. Volunteers seated around a kitchen island sort and pack...

Tennessee wins grant to study genetic information of cattle

Dec. 4, 2019 6:44 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have landed a $156,000 grant to look into opportunities to market cattle using genetic information. The money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service will fuel the study at the...

Ex-Bumble Bee CEO convicted in tuna price-fixing conspiracy

Dec. 3, 2019 8:20 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The former CEO of Bumble Bee Foods was convicted Tuesday for his part in a canned tuna price-fixing conspiracy involving the industry's top three companies, federal prosecutors said. A jury in San Francisco found Christopher Lischewski guilty after a four-week trial, the U.S....

Correction: RJ Reynolds-Electronic Cigarette story

Dec. 3, 2019 5:31 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — In a Dec. 2 story about R.J. Reynolds’s electronic cigarette, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the Food and Drug Administration will review whether the company can claim that its electronic cigarette is safer than tobacco. The FDA will review whether the...

France to retaliate if US doubles Champagne, cheese prices

Dec. 3, 2019 11:56 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France is bristling at a U.S. threat to slap 100% tariffs on French cheeses, Champagne and other products, with the French leader telling President Donald Trump on Tuesday that the move would amount to an attack on all of Europe. The U.S. Trade Representative proposed the tariffs on $2.4...

Honolulu City Council expected to pass strict plastics ban

Dec. 3, 2019 9:44 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council is expected to pass the strictest ban in the state on single-use plastic products. A final vote is expected to pass during the council’s scheduled meeting Wednesday, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. The bill was approved by the council’s Public...