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Some lawmakers will attempt to override Lamont veto

Jul. 21, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — At least one half of the Connecticut General Assembly plans to attempt to override a gubernatorial veto that both Democrats and Republicans say unfairly harms the restaurant industry. Democratic House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz (ehr-eh-SIM'-oh-wits), of Berlin, says the House of...

Shreveport entrepreneurs keep beloved downtown cafe alive

Jul. 21, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Jacquelyn's Cafe is under new ownership. Don't worry — the shrimp salad sandwich isn't going anywhere. After 35 years in the restaurant business, founders Jacquelyn and Jimmy Caskey have retired. In 1983, Jacquelyn's Cafe opened at 1324 Louisiana Ave. on the cusp of downtown...

Carlos Salgado, longtime chef is now striking out on his own

Jul. 6, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — Carlos Salgado and Brian Tam first met in 2000 at an Outback Steakhouse in Suwanee. Salgado was working in the restaurant's kitchen. Tam was training to become a franchise owner. The following year, Tam was ready to open an Outback Steakhouse in Cumming, and he asked Salgado to train...

UK investigation of Amazon investment shows tougher approach

Jul. 5, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. competition watchdog on Friday launched an investigation into Amazon's purchase of a large stake in food delivery service Deliveroo, a move that suggests authorities are taking a harder line on the expansion of Big Tech. While the deal had not been billed as a takeover by Amazon, the...

McDonald's manager accuses customer of drive-thru assault

Jul. 2, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman upset about waiting for her fast-food order is accused of trying to drag a restaurant worker out through the drive-thru window and using a stun gun on him. Twenty-eight-year-old Marquenta Glidwell of Brownsville bonded out of the Haywood County Jail on Monday...

Bad behavior causing mayhem on a popular Madison street

Jul. 1, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As one of the most traveled pedestrian intersections in Wisconsin, the intersection of State Street and Capitol Square is a colorful kaleidoscope of activity. Summer mornings see a crush of visitors to the Dane County Farmers' Market or Art Fair on the Square. The area's restaurants,...

What happened to nearly 400 people buried in Tampa?

Jun. 30, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Byron Pressley parked along the side of the road and sat for a few minutes looking out the window of his car. He got out, walked slowly toward a chain link fence, and asked himself: "Will people watching think I'm crazy?" Pressley, a church pastor, knelt in front of the fence and prayed....

What happened to nearly 400 people buried in Tampa?

Jun. 28, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Byron Pressley parked along the side of the road and sat for a few minutes looking out the window of his car. He got out, walked slowly toward a chain link fence, and asked himself: "Will people watching think I'm crazy?" Pressley, a church pastor, knelt in front of the fence and prayed....

Top restaurateur cleared in pregnancy discrimination trial

Jun. 26, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury in Napa Valley cleared the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group of wrongdoing in a pregnancy discrimination trial that ended Wednesday. The verdict exonerates the famous chef and his acclaimed restaurants — Per Se in New York and the French Laundry in California — of...

Eric Trump says he was spit on at Chicago cocktail lounge

Jun. 26, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump's son Eric Trump said the U.S. Secret Service took an employee of a Chicago cocktail lounge into custody after she spit on him. Eric Trump told Breitbart News in a telephone interview that it was "purely a disgusting act by somebody who clearly has emotional problems."...