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Afghan refugee's 'Dream' coffee shop in Iran becomes reality

Oct. 16, 2019 2:34 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — With each serving of French press coffee poured delicately into a cup with steamed milk, 21-year-old Afghan refugee Fatemeh Jafari lives out a dream in her basement coffee shop in Tehran that is out of reach for millions like her in Iran. More than 3 million Afghans, including as many...

Omaha-based Scooter's Coffee buying Crane Coffee

Oct. 11, 2019 7:41 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha-based Scooter's Coffee is buying a local competitor, Crane Coffee. Crane has eight locations in Omaha, and officials say the shops will be rebranded to Scooter's over the next three months. Scooter's has more than 230 locations in 15 states. The purchase price and other details of...

Wisconsin kids could run lemonade stands under bill passed

Oct. 10, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A bill that would allow children to legally run lemonade stands in Wisconsin is headed to Gov. Tony Evers. The Assembly passed the bill on Thursday. It would allow minors to run lemonade stands on private property without a permit and without fear of running afoul of the law, which...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Oct. 9, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

Five tips for redistricting in Pennsylvania from the most ungovernable state in the nation Harrisburg Patriot News/Pennlive.com Oct. 7 Pennsylvania is not California, we know. But we may be able to learn some valuable lessons from a place that once was called "the most ungovernable state in the nation" because of...

Senate OKs bill allowing kids to run lemonade stands

Oct. 8, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Children in Wisconsin could legally operate lemonade stands under a bill the state Senate has passed. But they'd have to hold the egg salad. The measure would permit anyone under 18 to operate lemonade stands on private property without a permit and without fear of getting in trouble...

Oregon man sues Starbucks for $10K after allergic reaction

Oct. 4, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man with a severe nut allergy has sued Starbucks after saying he ordered coffee with soy milk but was given almond milk instead. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Thursday that 34-year-old Max Scher filed a $10,000 lawsuit against the company this week saying he had to rush...

Alaska city to vote on first state tax on soda, sweet drinks

Sep. 30, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Residents of a northern Alaska community are set to vote on whether to impose the state's first tax on most sodas and other sweetened drinks. Voters in Utqiagvik are scheduled to vote Tuesday on the proposed tax on drinks sold in the city, the Anchorage Daily News reported Sunday....

Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer returns with new outlook

Sep. 19, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — C. Vivian Stringer is back with a new outlook on life after stepping away at the end of last season because of exhaustion. Rutgers' Hall of Fame women's basketball coach said doctors told her last February that she ought to rest. She listened, missing the end of the Scarlet Knights'...

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...

Lead pipes that tainted Newark's water are found across US

Sep. 13, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A drinking water crisis in New Jersey's biggest city is bringing new attention to an old problem: Millions of homes across the U.S. get their water through pipes made of toxic lead, which can leach out and poison children if the water isn't treated with the right mix of chemicals....