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Colorado baker back in court over 2nd LGBT bias allegation

Dec. 18, 2018 6:34 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Attorneys for a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds — a stand partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — argued in federal court Tuesday that the state is punishing him again over his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a...

To understand life expectancy fall, start in West Virginia

Dec. 18, 2018 2:56 PM EST

MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — If you want to understand why U.S. life expectancy is declining, West Virginia is a good place to start. The state is a bellwether of bad health, portending major problems years before they became severe nationally. "It seems that the worst outcomes happen here first," said Dr....

Agriculture Dept. launches 2nd round of payments to farmers

Dec. 17, 2018 6:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has authorized the Agriculture Department to launch the second and final round of $11 billion in trade mitigation payments to farmers hard hit by tariffs. In a tweet on Monday, Trump said he is fulfilling a promise to protect farmers against "unjustified trade...

Chipped tooth? No! Diner finds pearl in his oyster dish

Dec. 17, 2018 1:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A lucky diner says he happened upon a pearl while eating an oyster dish at a famous New York City restaurant. Rick Antosh was out to lunch with a friend and ordered his usual at the Grand Central Oyster Bar on Dec. 5 — the $14.75 pan roast, a stew-like dish that includes six oysters....

A trio of ways to make white chicken chili pop with flavor

Dec. 17, 2018 11:52 AM EST

White chicken chili is a fresher, lighter cousin of the thick red chili most of us know and love. Its appeal is not surprising because it is a healthier alternative and, when made well, packed with vibrant flavors and spiciness. All too often, however, this chili is lackluster. We found not one but three...

A flavorful, flourless chocolate cake without all the fuss

Dec. 17, 2018 11:35 AM EST

Incredibly rich and impossibly smooth, flourless chocolate cake is elegant, refined, and universally beloved. But recipes for this intense, deeply chocolate dessert typically require complicated techniques. Our take on this indulgent cake minimizes fuss without sacrificing flavor or texture. We began by gently...

Let out your inner artist: Grab the kids to make pancakes

Dec. 17, 2018 11:23 AM EST

Pancakes are a blank canvas, so bring out your inner artist. You can work your magic at the table with maple syrup, honey, confectioners' sugar, cinnamon sugar, fresh fruit and/or softened butter. Or you can cook your artistry right into the pancakes by adding chocolate chips, chopped nuts, shredded coconut,...

A classic risotto is creamy and indulgent, thanks to saffron

Dec. 17, 2018 11:20 AM EST

Risotto is a simple rice dish elevated beyond the prosaic by its voluptuously creamy texture. Of the many risotto dishes that dot northern Italy, risotto alla milanese is at once one of the simplest and most luxurious, because it's flavored with the most globally prized spice, saffron, which perfumes the dish...

We packed tons of flavor into our spinach dip with herbs

Dec. 17, 2018 11:19 AM EST

Spinach dip can feel like the responsible, healthy choice on an appetizer buffet but that doesn't mean it has to be bland or boring. For a spinach dip to really taste good, we found that both the ingredients and the method were key. We packed tons of flavor into our spinach dip with herbs, red bell pepper,...

Prosecco's bubble shows no sign of bursting

Dec. 17, 2018 5:50 AM EST

ASOLO, Italy (AP) — Prosecco, the fruity sparkling wine made in the northeastern hills of Italy is gaining in global popularity — and producers of Champagne, for so long the dominant bubbly wine, are taking note. Prosecco has become the best-selling sparkling wine in the world by volume, and experts...