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Crunch time: The baguette gets UN world heritage status

Nov. 30, 2022 12:04 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The humble baguette — the crunchy ambassador for French baking around the world — is being added to the U.N.’s list of intangible cultural heritage as a cherished tradition to be preserved by humanity. UNESCO experts gathering in Morocco this week decided that...

Argentines shocked, saddened by loss to Saudis at World Cup

Nov. 22, 2022 14:34 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Tears welled in the eyes of Oscar López as he washed the windows of the Buenos Aires building where he works as the superintendent. A devoted fan of Argentina, the 67-year-old was visibly upset as he reflected on the bitter 2-1 loss by the national...

4th person surrenders in slaying of rapper Young Dolph

Nov. 18, 2022 18:26 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A fourth person wanted in the slaying of rapper Young Dolph turned himself in on Friday, Memphis police said. Jermarcus Johnson was wanted on a charge of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, police said on the agency's Facebook page. Police did not...

Man charged with arranging rapper Young Dolph's killing

Nov. 17, 2022 17:47 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man charged with arranging the killing of Young Dolph pleaded not guilty Thursday — one year after the rapper and record label owner was ambushed and shot to death while buying cookies at a bakery in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. Hernandez Govan, 43,...

Smaller food cos. get set for a high-priced holiday season

Nov. 13, 2022 10:42 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Holiday celebrants in Hilo, Hawaii, might notice something different about the traditional Yule Log cake from the Short ’N Sweet bakery this year. Maria Short typically makes her popular $35 bûche de Noël with two logs combined to look like a branch. This year,...

Richmond pie maker Joyebells grows into a national brand

Nov. 13, 2022 09:03 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond-based piemaker Joyebells has made it to the big leagues. The family-run company that started in a kitchen three years ago has now taken over shelf space in Food Lion and Sam’s Clubs stores nationwide. Joye B. Moore first started her...

Mexican company to build $200M, 295-worker bakery in Georgia

Nov. 04, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Mexican bakery will be turning out more bread in south Georgia, announcing a larger bakery to go with a smaller one that it's already building. Mexico City-based Grupo Bimbo said Friday that it will spend $200 million on a new bakery in Valdosta and hire 295...

NYC bakery worker found dead in walk-in freezer

Nov. 03, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A worker at a Brooklyn bakery was found dead inside the company's walk-in freezer Thursday morning, police said. Police didn't immediately say whether the 33-year-old man had been trapped in the freezer, and the cause of death was to be determined by the medical...

Bakery to invest $85M in Georgia expansion, hiring 160

Nov. 02, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

OAKWOOD, Ga. (AP) — King's Hawaiian will expand its bakery in Georgia, investing $85 million and hiring more than 160 new employees. The privately owned company based in Los Angeles announced Tuesday that it would construct a 150,000-square-foot (14,000-square-meter) building...

Sweet bread and nostalgia: How Rosita's bakery got its start

Oct. 29, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

MILFORD, Del. (AP) — Rosmeri Hernandez founded her North Walnut Street bakery because she was missing something from her native Guatemala: the bread. She grew up enjoying baked goods like pan dulce — “sweet bread.” It was an occasional treat, served with honey and cane sugar....