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Colorado town honors Army sergeant, rallies around widow

Jul. 5, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

FLORISSANT, Colo. (AP) — It was in the middle of the night, a time that seemed like the sun would never rise on Independence Day, when Vickie Robbins came home to this outpost of Teller County, as good a place as any to start the American dream. The coffee shop was still here at the crossroads — the...

To boost milk, dairy groups support high school coffee bars

Jul. 2, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Coffee bars selling $3 iced lattes are popping up in high schools, helped along by dairy groups scrambling for new ways to get people to drink milk. It's one small way the dairy industry is fighting to slow the persistent decline in U.S. milk consumption as eating habits change and rival...

Suburban Chicago residents warned about lead in tap water

Jun. 16, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. (AP) — Residents of Chicago's southern suburbs have been warned about higher than normal lead levels in tap water. Aqua Illinois, which serves University Park as well as Green Garden and Monee townships, has advised residents this weekend to use bottled water as the utility worked to...

Bradenton family rises from the ashes

Jun. 16, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — It was around 2 p.m. that the "matazon" began. The Spanish word for "slaughter" is how Fulmencio Eladio describes what unfolded in his Guatemalan village just over one year ago. Sitting in his family's small Bradenton rental home with his wife, Alma and their two children, Christian,...

Lincoln woman opens tea shop after battling cancer

Jun. 16, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — In this chaotic hustle-and-bustle, hurry-up-and-wait, fast-food world, sometimes a good cup of tea can slow things down and provide a necessary — albeit short-term — escape. That thought came to Elizabeth Rieke-Hefley a little more than four years ago, amid her greatest...

Texas governor signs bill to protect kids' lemonade stands

Jun. 11, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a measure that's meant to allow children to run lemonade stands without fear of being shut down by police. The bill signed by the Republican governor on Monday was passed this year after Texas police shut down a lemonade stand run by two girls...

California taps clean air money to pay for drinking water

Jun. 10, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California legislative leaders agreed Sunday to spend $130 million a year to improve water systems in communities where people can't drink from their taps, something Democratic leaders say amounts to a crisis in one of the nation's wealthiest states. To pay for it, the state would...

Shipping co. to sell 8,000 cases of unclaimed energy drinks

Jun. 10, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A court is allowing a Taiwanese shipping company to sell 8,000 cases of energy drinks that a client failed to pick up or pay for after the merchandise arrived at the Port of Charleston. Yang Ming Marine Transport shipped five 40-foot-long (12-meter-long) containers filled with Hype...

Robot baristas are latest front in S. Korea automation push

Jun. 6, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Are robot baristas the future of South Korea's vibrant coffee culture? Dal.komm Coffee thinks so. The company now has 45 robot-equipped outlets in shopping malls, company cafeterias, schools and an airport. Coffee is just one of many industries that could be transformed by...

Quirky, nostalgic, practical: Tea towels make a splash

Jun. 4, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

When Corinne Morse found one of her late grandmother's handwritten recipes inside an old cookbook, she wanted to share it with her mother. So she transferred an image of the recipe card onto tea towels for her mother and other relatives. "I just loved them. It was something I used all the time. It was with me in...