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Bubba Hiers, brother of Paula Deen, dies of cancer at 65

Aug. 19, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Bubba Hiers, who left behind landscaping to help his celebrity sister Paula Deen grow her Savannah restaurant business as she rose to fame, has died at age 65. "Bubba was the greatest brother who was loved by so many people," Deen said in an emailed statement Monday. "We will miss him...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Aug. 15, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Learning the hard way: China is slow to understand Trump on trade Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Aug. 13 Sooner or later, China will get it. President Donald Trump last week threatened to impose another round of tariffs on Chinese...

Wendy's manager claims addiction makes hiring difficult

Aug. 13, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

WAREHAM, Mass. (AP) — A customer who complained about the service at a Wendy's in Wareham says a manager responded that the chain has struggled to find qualified candidates. A district manager for the chain blamed the difficulty on the fact that many of the candidates are recovering addicts. That came in a...

Founder of national restaurant chain Jason's Deli dies

Aug. 12, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — The businessman who founded the national restaurant chain Jason's Deli more than 40 years ago in Texas has died. A Jason's Deli statement says Joe Tortorice Jr., founder and chairman of the board, died Saturday at age 70. A company spokeswoman says Tortorice had battled cancer. The...

Venezuela's moribund economy shows a pulse amid US sanctions

Aug. 12, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Errol Irausquin is carving out a profitable niche with his burgeoning Fat Panda restaurant business in Venezuela's capital, despite an economic collapse that has driven millions from their crumbling homeland. Capitalizing on his success selling from a food truck, Irausquin brought...

Restaurant to pay $40K in pact over gay server's harassment

Aug. 10, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia restaurant operator has agreed to pay $40,000 to resolve a lawsuit that claims its employees routinely harassed a gay server with homophobic epithets and taunted him about his sexuality. A federal judge on Thursday signed off on the settlement between the U.S. Equal...

Honolulu officials to discuss bill to ban single-use plastic

Aug. 8, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu officials have proposed prohibiting single-use plastics at food service establishments, a proposal on which the county is divided, a report said. Honolulu City Council was scheduled to discuss the bill Wednesday at a monthly meeting, the Star-Advertiser reported Wednesday. The bill...

Democrats, Republicans vie for transportation commission

Aug. 3, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two candidates are running for the Democratic nomination for Public Service Commission in Mississippi's central district, while two candidates are running in the Republican primary. Five Republicans are running for their party's nomination in the northern district, while Democrat Joey...

Illegal Pete's company name is now legal in Delaware

Aug. 2, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Illegal Pete's is now legal in Delaware. The Colorado-based restaurant chain has won a fight with Delaware officials who refused to accept its conversion to a Delaware limited liability company because the company's name has "a negative connotation." Attorneys for the Division of...

Impossible Whopper goes nationwide at Burger King

Aug. 1, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Burger King will begin selling the plant-based Impossible Whopper nationwide next week after a successful test run in seven markets. From next Thursday until September, Burger King will offer delivery and mobile customers two sandwiches — an original Whopper and an Impossible Whopper...