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North Carolina company announces recall of frozen sausage

Jun. 24, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say a North Carolina-based food processor is recalling more than 800 pounds (363 kilograms) of ready-to-eat frozen andouille sausage which may be contaminated with metal. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday that the...

Slurpees incoming! 7-Eleven begins delivery in public spaces

Jun. 24, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Craving a Slurpee but lacking the motivation to get off a park bench? No worries. 7-Eleven launched a delivery service Monday that will send a Slurpee or almost anything else carried by the chain to public places ranging from parks to beaches. The company told The Associated Press that more...

Warner Bros. names BBC's Ann Sarnoff as its new CEO

Jun. 24, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — BBC executive Ann Sarnoff was named chief of Warner Bros. on Monday, making her the first woman to head the movie studio in its 96-year history. Her appointment follows the departure in March of Kevin Tsujihara, who stepped down after misconduct allegations. WarnerMedia chief executive John...

Some USDA researchers reluctant to move cross country

Jun. 23, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers are reluctant to move across the country to the Kansas City area when two research agencies move there. The USDA announced plans earlier this month to move the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture...

Nebraska slowly rolls out voter-approved Medicaid expansion

Jun. 23, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Marti Poll knows she should see a doctor. Sometimes she has a severe tightness in her chest. She also has chronic sinus and ear infections. But she can't afford the medical bills, so she simply waits and hopes the pain will subside. She thought her wait might end soon after voters...

10 years later, a look at people surrounding Michael Jackson

Jun. 22, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at the status of the major figures in the life and death of Michael Jackson after 10 years, starting with the King of Pop himself: ___ MICHAEL JACKSON: Jackson, who would be 60 years old were he alive, was rehearsing for a tour intended to rehabilitate his career, finances and...

A look at how immigration authorities make arrests

Jun. 22, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

Immigrant advocates and sympathizers are warning about arrests around the country as early as Sunday. The anticipated sweep is expected to be similar to operations that authorities have regularly done since 2003. They often produce hundreds of arrests. This one is different because President Donald Trump...

New drug to boost women's sex drive approved in US

Jun. 21, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. women will soon have another drug option designed to boost low sex drive: a shot they can give themselves in the thigh or abdomen that raises sexual interest for several hours. The medication OK'd Friday by the Food and Drug Administration is only the second approved to increase...

Foxconn chairman stepping down amid talks of political bid

Jun. 21, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The chairman of Foxconn, the world's largest contract assembler of consumer electronics for companies such as Apple, is stepping down amid speculation he could be planning a presidential run in Taiwan next year. Terry Gou, 68, made the announcement Friday at the company's annual...

Waymo teams up with Renault, Nissan on robotaxis outside US

Jun. 20, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Self-driving car pioneer Waymo is teaming up with automakers Renault and Nissan to make its first journey outside the U.S. with a ride-hailing service that will dispatch a fleet of robotaxis in France and Japan. The partnership announced late Wednesday underscores Waymo's ambition to...