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What makes Impossible meat possible? A "bloody" ingredient

Sep. 20, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What makes Impossible burgers possible? An engineered ingredient that makes the veggie patty look bloody — and one of many new concoctions food regulators expect to see more of in the coming years. Several new vegetarian products are competing to win over meat lovers, but two...

Nurses hold 1-day strike at University of Chicago hospital

Sep. 20, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Nurses at University of Chicago Medical Center are holding a one-day strike following what they call a breakdown of contract negotiations between their union and the hospital. The walkout began Friday morning, with nurses marching and chanting outside the hospital. The 618-bed hospital...

Nurses staging 1-day strike at 12 hospitals in 3 states

Sep. 20, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — Registered nurses staged a one-day strike against Tenet Health hospitals in Florida, California and Arizona on Friday, demanding higher wages and better working conditions. About 6,500 National Nurses United members walked out at 12 Tenet facilities after working without a contract for...

City gardens, public produce stands ease 'food desert' woes

Sep. 20, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — On his way home, Darnell Eleby paused before boarding the commuter train in Atlanta's Five Points station and maneuvered his wheelchair to a stop not seen on many mass transit platforms: a fresh food stand stocked with colorful fruits and vegetables. Aided by a volunteer, he filled a basket...

Philippines confirms 2nd polio case after declaring outbreak

Sep. 20, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine health officials on Friday confirmed a second case of polio in a 5-year-old child a day after declaring the country's first outbreak in nearly two decades, and announced plans for a massive immunization program. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said authorities...

3M halting some work in Alabama for environmental reasons

Sep. 20, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A company that's facing lawsuits and public scrutiny over pollution from a north Alabama plant says it's suspending some manufacturing work because of environmental reasons. A statement issued by 3M Co. says it is temporarily halting some operations at its factory in Decatur, but no...

Indiana AG to discuss probe of late abortion doc's clinics

Sep. 20, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's attorney general will hold a news conference on his office's investigation into a late Indiana abortion doctor whose Illinois garage was found to contain more than 2,200 preserved fetal remains. Attorney General Curtis Hill on Friday will discuss the investigation into Dr....

UN agency says 124 suspected cholera cases in Sudan

Sep. 20, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N.'s humanitarian agency says that two of Sudan's southeastern provinces have reported 124 suspected cholera cases with seven deaths. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs released a statement Friday saying that the provinces of Sennar and the Blue Nile were among...

8-year-old cancer survivor throws first pitch at Braves game

Sep. 20, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

CUMBERLAND, Ga. (AP) — An 8-year-old diagnosed with cancer whose father recently succumbed to his own cancer threw out the first pitch at an Atlanta Braves game. Sam Rosa told news outlets Thursday he could feel his dad's love surrounding him on the mound at SunTrust park. Sam was diagnosed with cancer in...

South Korea reports more suspected swine fever cases

Sep. 20, 2019 5:53 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday that it is investigating more suspected cases of African swine fever from farms near its border with North Korea, as fears grow over the spread of the illness that has decimated pig herds across Asia. South Korea's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural...