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Man kills woman, child, himself at Florida supermarket

Jun. 10, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man fatally shot a woman and a child inside a Florida supermarket Thursday before killing himself, authorities said, causing dozens to flee the store in panic. The shooting happened shortly after 11:30 a.m. at a Publix located in a strip...

Business compliance with plastic bag ban upsets lawmakers

Jun. 04, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in Delaware are complaining that grocery stores and other retailers are exploiting a “loophole” in a new law prohibiting the use of certain plastic bags when the businesses are actually doing exactly what the law requires. ...

Workers win round in equal pay lawsuit against Tesco

Jun. 03, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Workers at Britain’s largest grocery chain won the latest round in their equal pay lawsuit Thursday, when the European Union’s Court of Justice ruled that more favorable EU rules governing comparisons between men and women apply to the case. The case...

100 years after Tulsa Race Massacre, the damage remains

May. 25, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — On a recent Sunday, Ernestine Alpha Gibbs returned to Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church. Not her body. She had left this Earth 18 years ago, at age 100. But on this day, three generations of her family brought Ernestine’s keepsakes back to...

Nervous workers struggle to adjust to new mask policies

May. 20, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

An abrupt relaxation of mask policies has left workers at supermarkets and other stores reeling as they try to sort out what the new environment means for their own safety and relationship with customers. Kroger, the country's largest grocery chain, became one of the...

Vaccinated customers can go without masks in Kroger stores

May. 20, 2021 04:38 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kroger stores in Kentucky are allowing fully-vaccinated customers go maskless beginning Thursday. The grocery store chain updated its mask policy Wednesday. “If there is a state or local mandate, we will adhere to that...

The Latest: New Mexico adopts CDC guidance on facemasks

May. 14, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico has adopted guidance on facemasks from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that says fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or outside in most cases. Under revisions Friday to the state’s emergency public...

States, business sort out what new CDC mask guidance means

May. 14, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

More than a dozen states quickly embraced new federal guidelines that say fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or out in most cases. But other states and cities and some major businesses hesitated amid doubts about whether the approach is safe or even workable. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 14, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Video shows a...

Supply chain issues bring loss in food donations to MANNA

May. 09, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — As the COVID-19 pandemic bore down, MANNA FoodBank CEO Hannah Randall saw firsthand a sharp rise in food insecurity, and it hasn’t relented. The nonprofit and its partner agencies last March served 128,690 people in Western North Carolina, a 93%...