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Trump rule may mean 1 million kids lose automatic free lunch

Oct. 16, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a million children could lose their automatic eligibility for free school lunches under a Trump administration proposal that would reduce the number of people who get food stamps. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released an analysis that says as many as 982,000 children could...

Dutch farmers protest efforts to cut emissions, reduce herds

Oct. 16, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Thousands of Dutch farmers, many driving tractors, poured into The Hague on Wednesday to protest government moves to rein in carbon and nitrogen emissions to better fight climate change. It was the second major protest this month by Dutch farmers who say the government is...

Pope on World Food Day laments paradox of hunger, obesity

Oct. 16, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is calling for lifestyle and dietary changes to address the paradox of a world in which people suffer from malnutrition in some areas and obesity in others. In a message Wednesday for the U.N.'s World Food Day, Francis lamented the "distorted relationship between food and...

Jim Beam Airbnb rental to cost the price of a bourbon bottle

Oct. 16, 2019 5:29 AM EDT

CLERMONT, Ky. (AP) — For about $23 bucks, you can either get a bottle of Jim Beam bourbon or spend a night at the company's distillery in Kentucky. The Courier Journal reports the company has posted the Clermont property on Airbnb, with reservations running from Oct. 21 through the end of the year. The...

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...

You CAN try this at home: Cookbook serves up TV, movie foods

Oct. 15, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

It all started with a fictional turkey burger. Andrew Rea's YouTube video series "Binging with Babish" was born in 2016 when he attempted to recreate the "fussy little burger" described in elaborate detail by Rob Lowe's character Chris Traeger on a third-season episode of "Parks and Recreation." Hungry viewers...

Suit challenges speech rules at Mississippi abortion clinic

Oct. 14, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Abortion opponents in Mississippi have filed a lawsuit challenging a local ordinance that will restrict noise levels and require protesters to remain a certain distance from the entrance of health care facilities. The lawsuit says the Jackson ordinance unconstitutionally limits...

Samba, Amazon fruits and fish at Brazil's Ver-O-Peso market

Oct. 14, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

BELEM, Brazil (AP) — Exotic Amazonian fruits, medicinal tonics with natural ingredients from the rainforest that claim to cure it all and freshwater fish served fried with a side of thick, deep purple acai juice. Bands huddled in a circle that sing, tap on tambourines and bang drums to the rhythm of Samba....

Who says you can't eat red meat? Food advice questioned anew

Oct. 13, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple. A team of international researchers recently rattled the nutrition world by saying there isn't enough evidence to tell people to cut back on red or processed meat, seemingly contradicting advice from prominent health...

Taco Bell pulls beef from some stores on quality concerns

Oct. 12, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taco Bell restaurants in some states are asking customers to try chicken or steak in their burritos after quality concerns pushed it to stop serving seasoned beef temporarily. The company said Saturday that it told affected restaurants to stop serving seasoned beef it as it replenishes...