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Dessert company awarded $720,000 in fight over ice cream

Aug. 17, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts dessert company that accused its ice cream supplier of destroying its business by secretly altering the recipe has been awarded $720,000. The jury verdict came Friday in the legal battle between 600 lb Gorillas Inc. and New Jersey-based Mister Cookie Face LLC. The jury also...

Kansas family dedicates Peru memorial to daughter

Aug. 17, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Nearly three months after returning from a mission trip in Nepal, Lexi Darrah died on Jan. 4, 2018. She was 21. Her family is honoring her memory by carrying on Lexi's gift of helping others. Lexi was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 2 years old, meaning she was...

Colorado baker: No cake for gender transition celebration

Aug. 15, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds — a stance partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — has sued the state over its opposition to his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition, his attorneys said Wednesday....

Immigrations audits affect dozens of Minnesota businesses

Aug. 13, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul baking company that shuttered after an immigration audit is among nearly three dozen Minnesota businesses U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has targeted since President Donald Trump took office. ICE audited as least 34 Minnesota companies from January 2017 through...

Ferguson program preparing black men prepare for success

Aug. 10, 2018 1:02 AM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The charcoal gray suit looked like it was tailor-made for Dorian Jordan's tall, slender frame. He tugged on the jacket lapels a few times, adjusted the perfectly knotted tie, and smiled. "I'm a step closer to my new self," Jordan, 43, said. The last time he had worn a suit, he was 11...

Bangladesh court accepts murder charges for 2016 attack

Aug. 8, 2018 8:38 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special tribunal on Wednesday accepted murder and other charges against eight suspected Islamic militants in a grisly attack on a restaurant two years ago in Bangladesh's capital. Twenty hostages, including 17 people from Japan, Italy and India, were killed when five militants...

Lawsuit alleges racial discrimination by Swiss-owned bakery

Aug. 8, 2018 5:56 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Class action status is being sought by filers of a lawsuit alleging black job candidates were passed over in favor of Hispanic workers at two Chicago-area bakeries. The lawsuit filed Monday in federal court alleges systemic racial discrimination occurred from 2014 through early 2018 at two...

Old stone buildings and trendy cafes: The port city of Jaffa

Aug. 6, 2018 9:38 AM EDT

JAFFA, Israel (AP) — Just south of Tel Aviv's glass towers and concrete houses are the white stone buildings of Jaffa, the ancient port town. Jaffa has existed for thousands of years, but today it is one unified city with Tel Aviv, which was founded in 1909. Both Jews and Arabs live in Jaffa, and that's...

Union workers at Topeka Frito-Lay accept new contract

Aug. 1, 2018 9:15 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Union members at the Topeka Frito-Lay plant have ratified a two-year contract after rejecting a contract proposal in June. Union representative Brad Schmidt says the contract was ratified Monday by most of the 450 to 500 members at the plant represented by the Bakery, Confectionery,...

Food experts debate origin of Key lime pie

Jul. 31, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Florida Keys culinary experts are furious about a cookbook author's claim that Key lime pie wasn't invented in the island chain. Pastry chef Stella Parks wrote in her book "BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts" that the Borden milk company invented the recipe in 1931 to market...