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People angry over Sanders slam the wrong Red Hen

Jun. 24, 2018 7:18 PM EDT

SWEDESBORO, N.J. (AP) — People have been flooding a Red Hen restaurant with angry calls and negative reviews since White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was told to leave — but they've got the wrong Red Hen. Restaurant managing partner Elizabeth Pope tells The Philadelphia Inquirer the...

US restaurants host refugee chefs who offer a taste of home

Jun. 24, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At San Francisco's Tawla restaurant, Muna Anaee powdered her hands with flour and gently broke off a piece of golden dough to prepare bread eaten in Iraq, the country she fled with her family. Anaee was preparing more than 100 loaves for diners Wednesday night as part of a program that...

US imported more seafood in 2017 than any prior year

Jun. 24, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The United States imported more seafood last year than at any point in its history, and the nation's trade deficit in the sector is growing, federal data show. The U.S. imported more than 6 billion pounds of seafood valued at more than $21.5 billion in 2017, according to data from...

Tatar's national dessert chak-chak is a hit in Kazan

Jun. 24, 2018 9:59 AM EDT

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — There are arguably more chak-chaks for sale in Kazan's shops, cafes and restaurants than fans attending World Cup matches in the colorful city on the Volga river. Traditionally eaten at weddings in central Asia, the sugary treat has become the national dessert of Tatarstan, the...

Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

Jun. 24, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, setting off a fierce debate about whether politics should play a role in how administration officals are treated in public. Sanders was the latest to...

Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

Jun. 23, 2018 7:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, the latest administration official to experience a brusque reception in a public setting. Sanders tweeted that she was told by the owner of the Red Hen in...

Portion of Kentucky bourbon warehouse collapses

Jun. 22, 2018 7:27 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Thousands of whiskey barrels crashed into a massive heap Friday when a large section of a decades-old storage warehouse collapsed at a distillery in the heart of Kentucky bourbon country. The damaged warehouse at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown held about 18,000 barrels, and...

Mexican players can have beef again at the World Cup

Jun. 22, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Mexico's mantra for this World Cup is "No Excuses," and that includes no complaining about the menu. The team brought two tons of food to Russia, along with everything necessary to make their players' favorites, including traditional tacos, cheesy quesadillas and, of course, their hot salsas....

Kentucky governor downplays effect of EU tariffs on bourbon

Jun. 22, 2018 8:55 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In comments at odds with his home state's whiskey distillers, Kentucky's Republican governor is downplaying fears that the European Union's retaliatory tariffs could disrupt the booming market for the Bluegrass state's iconic bourbon industry. "There's always the potential for some...

Saransk swells from building boom of World Cup proportions

Jun. 22, 2018 6:33 AM EDT

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Valerie Fayzullina expresses a hopeful sense of wonder as she stands near a wire sculpture of a soccer player, in the shadows of eight new apartment high-rises and a freshly finished stadium that will host stars as big as Cristiano Ronaldo this month. Like many Saransk residents,...