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Racially insensitive NYU menu leads apology, firings

Feb. 22, 2018 11:39 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A racially insensitive menu for a Black History Month meal at New York University has led to a company apology and workers being fired. According to The New York Times , NYU President Andrew Hamilton says it was "inexcusably insensitive" for a food service company to feature barbecued ribs,...

'Fugitive of Week' in bank robberies arrested in bakery

Feb. 22, 2018 7:26 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A "Fugitive of the Week" accused of robbing three banks in New Hampshire has been found and arrested in Massachusetts. The U.S. Marshal's fugitive task force featured 24-year-old Daryl Gurley on its weekly media announcement Wednesday and on Feb. 14. The marshals, along with the...

Correction: Peanut Allergy Treatment story

Feb. 21, 2018 3:09 PM EST

In a story Feb. 20 about a preventive treatment for peanut allergies, The Associated Press erroneously reported the results of previous research based on comments by Dr. Andrew Bird. Bird said he misspoke and meant to say that tolerating one peanut reduces the risk of a reaction by 95 percent, not that it...

Planned Parenthood clinic that was attacked to remain closed

Feb. 20, 2018 3:06 PM EST

EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — A Planned Parenthood clinic in New Jersey will remain closed for several weeks as it fixes damage caused by what authorities say was an intentional truck crash. The driver of the stolen truck, Marckles Alcius, is due in court Wednesday for a hearing where Essex County prosecutors...

Underpaid Venezuelans skipping out on work to make ends meet

Feb. 20, 2018 12:03 AM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — On many days, Ramon Medina has no choice but to skip work to make ends meet. Like around half of Venezuelans, he earns the minimum wage — the equivalent of around $3 a month — so whenever his cellphone buzzes with a tip, he sneaks away from his job as a hospital...

Police: Man crashes truck into Planned Parenthood clinic

Feb. 16, 2018 6:51 PM EST

EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been accused of deliberately crashing a stolen bakery delivery truck into a Planned Parenthood clinic in New Jersey, injuring a pregnant woman and two other people. Marckles Alcius faces numerous charges stemming from Wednesday's crash in East Orange,...

Boozy cupcake-maker sparks rush to modify South Dakota laws

Feb. 16, 2018 4:21 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Lawmakers are rushing to change South Dakota food laws to allow a Sioux Falls bakery to continue selling its alcohol-infused cupcakes. After shutting down operations to comply with the state's century-old ban on alcohol used in confectionery foods, online bakery Intoxibakes...

Pennsylvania fried tradition puts the 'fat' in Fat Tuesday

Feb. 13, 2018 9:14 AM EST

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania bakeries are putting the "fat" in the region's Fat Tuesday tradition, with the annual pre-Lenten fried treats called fasnachts. It's Fasnacht Day for many central Pennsylvania communities. The doughnut-like fried cakes have been made by German settlers and their...

Judge: Baker can refuse to make same-sex wedding cakes

Feb. 6, 2018 2:56 PM EST

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A California bakery owner can continue to refuse to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples because it violates her Christian beliefs, a judge ruled. The decision came after a lawyer for Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield argued that owner Cathy Miller's right to free speech and free...

Durango brewpub returns to its baking roots after hiatus

Feb. 3, 2018 2:03 AM EST

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Jim Carver, one of the co-founding brothers of Carver Brewing Co., is back kneading dough after taking a break in 2008, when the brewpub expanded its brewing capacity and shrank its bakery. "It's fun to watch the dough rise," he said during a recent tour of the kitchen and backhouse...