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Coffee shop in Auburn to hire people with special needs

May. 15, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Bitty and Beau’s coffee shop will have its grand opening in Auburn this July and is looking to hire 25 employees. The North Carolina-based company proudly employs individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. “I honestly teared...

Exchange: What to know about history of inmates' last meals

May. 14, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — With executions, like that of Clarence Dixon in Arizona on Wednesay, there is often interest in the last meal the condemned prisoner would eat before they met their fate. While not all states offer condemned inmates last meals, in some of the states that do offer...

Native brown cotton heads to Smithsonian festival, UN summit

May. 14, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — South Louisiana’s native brown cotton is heading to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and will also be featured at a United Nations summit next month. The cotton has seen a small resurgence in recent years thanks to renewed interest in organic materials in...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 11, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — An adviser to the Mariupol mayor said Wednesday that Russian forces have blocked all evacuation routes out of the city. The adviser, Petro Andriushchenko, said there were few apartment buildings fit to live in after the weeks of bombardment and very little food or...

Asian stocks mixed, China gains ahead of US price data

May. 11, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday with Chinese benchmarks pressing higher after a rally in technology companies helped reverse most of an early slide on Wall Street. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 1.1% to 19,853.66 and the Shanghai Composite index climbed 1.4% to 3,079.40. ...

WWI Navy hero may get Medal of Honor 52 years after death

May. 08, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Frederick Riefkohl was the first Puerto Rican to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy. A World War I hero who led a successful showdown with a German submarine. And a World War II ship commander who retired as a rear admiral — he even has his own Wikipedia page. ...

Neon Pig: A smashing decade as butcher shop, gourmet grocery

May. 08, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The Neon Pig is flying high after 10 years. The popular butcher shop and restaurant has evolved over the years, but the one constant has been its mission to provide homemade and handmade goodness to its customers. The butcher shop breaks down...

Georgia ‘refilleries’ helping customers cut back on plastic

May. 08, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Outside a Savannah apartment building, next to a food truck serving up po’boys sat a small box truck emblazoned with green leaves. Inside are wooden shelves of reusable cleaning products and a wall of big pump bottles. This is the LiteFoot Company, which...

Montana State researchers documenting state's bee population

May. 07, 2022 08:29 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Just off south 19th Avenue near Montana State University is an unassuming building that houses seven rooms filled with the Montana Entomology Collection, some specimens dating back over 100 years. Within those rooms is an ongoing project to document the species of bees...

Agriculture corner in Asheville brings communities together

May. 07, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A mustard seed of faith, hard work and heart are helping to cultivate a historic Asheville neighborhood. In 2014, Southside Community Garden was established as a food source for residents who lacked accessibility to grocery stores. “There...