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In this Jan. 16, 2020, photo is an available retail space at the GrandMarc apartment and condo building in Clemson, S.C. The GrandMarc Clemson student apartment complex is a mixed-use development that offers retail space for small businesses. The 500-bed apartment complex finished construction in 2017, according to commercial real estate advisor Dustin Tenney, who is one of the brokers for the three empty commercial spaces at GrandMarc. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP)

'Mom and Pop' shops priced out of downtown Clemson

Jan. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Six months after opening the NYC Bagel & Sandwich Shop on Anderson Highway in Clemson, Marmie Kreps still doesn't have any neighbors. "So far, we're the only ones here," Kreps said from behind the cash register. The bagel and sandwich shop is on the ground floor of the GrandMarc...

New Hampshire bill would require restaurant allergy training

Jan. 25, 2020 9:34 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A House bill in New Hampshire would establish new regulations at restaurants regarding food allergies. The proposed law was inspired by the death of a 20-year-old University of New Hampshire student in April. Rachel Hunger went out to eat with friends and wasn't aware that an egg...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, photo, Sandy Brisson, of Millersville, holds out her phone to show a photo of the tight-knit group of friends on one of their many excursions over the past 60 years, in Lancaster, Pa. Over the past 60 years, women have left the group and others have joined, but this core lunch bunch of eight retirees still meets at a different restaurant every second Wednesday of the month. (Ty Lohr/LNP/LancasterOnline via AP)

Women forge 60-year friendship over monthly meals

Jan. 25, 2020 3:05 AM EST

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — It all started with a game of pinochle. Six decades ago, four friends started meeting once a month, after work, to play cards. They had all graduated from Lancaster’s J.P. McCaskey High School in the late 1950s or early ’60s and were secretaries in the same law office....

California vineyard spills nearly 100K gallons of red wine

Jan. 24, 2020 1:31 PM EST

HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — More than 97,000 gallons of red wine spilled from a tank at a vineyard in Sonoma County and eventually leaked into the Russian River, an accident officials said could hurt water quality in the 110-mile tributary flowing into the Pacific Ocean. The cabernet sauvignon, enough to...

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, Chinese paramilitary police stand guard outside the closed Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. Cutting off access to entire cities with millions of residents to stop a new virus outbreak is a step few countries other than China would consider, but it is made possible by the ruling Communist Party's extensive social controls and experience fighting the 2002-03 outbreak of SARS. (Chinatopix via AP, File)

Social controls, SARS experience help China close off cities

Jan. 24, 2020 8:52 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Cutting off access to entire cities with millions of residents to stop a new virus outbreak is a step few countries other than China would consider, but it is made possible by the ruling Communist Party’s extensive social controls and experience fighting the 2002-03 outbreak of SARS. ...

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020 photo, a man wears a face mask as he walks past a display for the upcoming Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rat, in Beijing, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. A virus that has killed more than two dozen people and sickened hundreds more has all but shut down China's biggest holiday of the year, the Lunar New Year. Instead of family reunions or sightseeing trips, many of the country's 1.4-billion people are hunkering down as the country scrambles to prevent the illness from spreading further. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

Virus puts damper on Lunar New Year, China's biggest holiday

Jan. 24, 2020 8:41 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Temples have locked their doors. The Forbidden City, Shanghai Disneyland and other major tourist destinations are closed. Restaurant reservations are being cancelled. A virus that has killed more than two dozen people and sickened hundreds more has all but shut down China's biggest holiday...

Maine farmers' markets get fed help to drive up attendance

Jan. 24, 2020 1:30 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's farmers' markets are getting a boost from a federal government program designed to increase turnout at the markets. The Maine Federation of Farmers' Markets has been awarded $160,111 for its “Workplace to Market Project" through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's...

Washington lawmakers seek to protect kids' lemonade stands

Jan. 23, 2020 3:41 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Local governments would be prohibited from interfering with kids who want to set up lemonade stands under bills being considered in the Washington House and Senate. Republican state Rep. Luanne Van Werven, sponsor of the House bill, said one of her constituents brought the issue of...

In this June 2016, photo provided by Guila Fakhoury, her father Amer Fakhoury holds his granddaughter, Kira, in King of Prussia, Penn. At a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire said Fakhoury, an American citizen jailed in his native Lebanon since September 2019 on no charges is very ill and if he dies there, then Lebanon should be subject to sanctions. The 57-year-old restaurant owner was once part of the South Lebanon Army and worked at a former prison described by human rights groups as a center for torture. His family says he's innocent. (Guila Fakhoury via AP)

Senator calls for sanctions about American jailed in Lebanon

Jan. 23, 2020 11:48 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire is drafting sanctions legislation to hold Lebanese officials accountable for jailing an American citizen without any charges as his health takes a turn for the worse. "Time is of the essence and the Lebanese government needs to understand...

Lawsuit: Woman reported sexual harassment, then got fired

Jan. 23, 2020 3:01 AM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A grocery store worker in North Carolina who says she was fired after reporting sexual harassment at work has filed a federal lawsuit against the company. The woman, 54, accused an assistant store manager at an Ingles grocery store of inappropriate touching and making crude comments...