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Former music teacher starts bread bakery in Norfolk

Oct. 21, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) — Caleb Nihira is serious about making a lot of dough in Norfolk — the kind he can bake into bread, that is. The former music educator moved to Norfolk from Tucson, Arizona, about three months ago and recently began operating the North Fork Bread Co., a bakery that focuses on...

Orange County, California's diversity emboldens Democrats

Oct. 18, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Pushy midday shoppers nose their carts through the Korean market, stocking up on bottled kimchi and seaweed spring rolls. A few doors away, customers grab pho to go at a Vietnamese takeout counter. Across the street, lunchtime diners line up for tacos "al pastor" —...

Dessert maker to expand in Southwest Virginia

Oct. 17, 2018 4:37 AM EDT

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) — A commercial dessert maker plans to spend more than $10 million to expand its operations in Southwest Virginia. Gov. Ralph Northam announced earlier this week that Virginia beat out four other states to land Empire Bakery Commissary's planned expansion. The company, which makes...

New Texas Inn owner keeping with traditions

Oct. 13, 2018 9:06 AM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A local Lynchburg landmark is under new ownership. The Texas Inn, better known as the T-Room, now is owned by Lynchburg native Dave Saunders. Although the 83-year-old business has seen numerous owners over the decades, Saunders plans to remain true to founder I.N. Bullington, a former...

UK court rules bakery didn't discriminate in 'gay cake' case

Oct. 10, 2018 6:39 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed a lower court ruling and ruled that a bakery owned by a Christian family didn't discriminate against a gay customer when it refused to make a cake bearing a slogan supporting same-sex marriage. Ashers Baking Co. in Northern Ireland refused in 2014...

Alex Spanos, Chargers owner and businessman, dies at 95

Oct. 9, 2018 2:33 PM EDT

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Alex Spanos, the son of Greek immigrants who used a self-made fortune from construction and real estate to buy the Chargers in 1984, died Tuesday. He was 95. The Chargers announced Spanos' death. Faye Spanos, his wife, died in August at 92. After building a nationwide construction...

Alex Spanos, Chargers owner and businessman, dies at 95

Oct. 9, 2018 1:52 PM EDT

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Alex Spanos, the son of Greek immigrants who used a self-made fortune from construction and real estate to buy the Chargers in 1984, died Tuesday. He was 95. The Chargers announced Spanos' death. Faye Spanos, his wife, died in August at 92. After building a nationwide construction...

Odd Fellows building eyed for future community hub

Sep. 24, 2018 11:51 AM EDT

WALLINGFORD, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman has purchased a former Odd Fellows building with the hopes of turning it into a new community hub. The Rutland Herald reports Michelle Kenny bought the building in Wallingford in May. The three-story, 13,400 square-foot (1,244-square-meter) building dates back to the...

Apple, Firefox tools aim to thwart Facebook, Google tracking

Sep. 14, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook and other companies routinely track your online surfing habits to better target ads at you. Two web browsers now want to help you fight back in what's becoming an escalating privacy arms race. New protections in Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox browsers aim to prevent companies...

How Apple's Safari browser will try to thwart data tracking

Sep. 14, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New privacy features in Apple's Safari browser seek to make it tougher for companies such as Facebook to track you. Companies have long used cookies to remember your past visits. This can be helpful for saving sign-in details and preferences. But now they're also being used to profile you...