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EXPLAINER: Why coffee could cost more at groceries, cafes

Sep. 29, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — As if a cup of coffee wasn’t expensive enough, a confluence of factors is driving up farmers' costs to grow the beans and it could begin filtering down to your local cafe before the end of the year. After hovering for years near $1 per pound,...

Survivors of Guatemalan mudslide face death or emigration

Aug. 10, 2021 06:00 AM EDT

NUEVO QUEJA, Guatemala (AP) — The day before he left for the United States was a busy one for Victor Cal. He went from relative to relative, collecting money to buy food during the journey north. His mother was disconsolate. “I begged him not to go, that we could...

After mudslide, priest builds a new town on narco land

Jul. 30, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

MISSION SAN FRANCISCO DE ASIS, Honduras (AP) — First came Hurricane Eta. Then, Hurricane Iota, unleashing rains of biblical proportions on the hillside community of La Reina. As Iota hammered La Reina for four days, residents kept watch on the mountain above their 300...

With workers in high demand, teenagers are filling the void

Jul. 25, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As businesses have taken “closed indefinitely” signs out of their windows and reopened their doors, the landscape of a post-pandemic workforce is changing and depending on an unexpected demographic — teens. Teenagers have...