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Venezuelan migrants take arepas to new lands amid crisis

Jul. 16, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelans like to jest that their beloved arepas are so widely consumed that babies come out of the womb with the corn flatbreads already in hand. Now, as millions flee their homeland's turmoil, they are taking Venezuela's most ubiquitous dish with them. Humble street stalls...

Boston suburb reflects broad changes in US immigration

Jul. 7, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

CHELSEA, Mass. (AP) — Guatemalan bakeries, Honduran restaurants and Salvadoran markets are joining an already ethnically diverse mix of businesses in downtown Chelsea, a tiny industrial city across the Mystic River from Boston. Among them is Catracho's, a modest Honduran eatery recently purchased by...

Police: Woman refuses to pay for cake she ate while shopping

Jul. 1, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a Texas woman ate half a cake while roaming the aisles of a Walmart store and then refused to pay full price for it, claiming she had found it half-eaten. Wichita Falls police Sgt. Harold McClure says the woman picked up the cake at the store's bakery last...

Judge reduces jury awards in dispute with Oberlin College

Jun. 28, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge cut practically in half a $44 million award won by small business owners who accused Oberlin College of ruining their business by encouraging protests against them and branding them racists. On Thursday, Lorain County Judge John Miraldi reduced the total award to $25...

High court avoids new case over same-sex wedding cake

Jun. 17, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court decided Monday against a high-stakes, election-year case about the competing rights of gay and lesbian couples and merchants who refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings. The justices handed bakers in the Portland, Oregon, area a small victory by throwing out a...

Correction: Oberlin College-Racial Dispute story

Jun. 15, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — In a story June 13 about a $33 million jury award in a lawsuit against Oberlin College, The Associated Press reported erroneously that David Gibson and his son, Allyn, received punitive damages. It was David Gibson's father, also named Allyn Gibson, who was part of the award. The story...

Ohio college says $44M award to business not 'final outcome'

Jun. 14, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio college ordered to pay $44 million in damages to the owners of a market who said the school ruined their business by branding them as racists said Friday the jury awards are "not the final outcome." "We are disappointed in the jury's decisions and the fragmentary and sometimes...

King Arthur Flour recalls some flour due to E. coli risk

Jun. 13, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

NORWICH, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont-based flour company is voluntarily recalling some bags of flour due to potential E. coli contamination. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted on its website a statement from King Arthur Flour saying the company is recalling more than 14,000 cases of 5-pound unbleached...

Uruguay prison turns inmates into entrepreneurs

Jun. 12, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Rolando Bustamante watches his employees turn out one concrete block after another, occasionally checking an electronic tablet that records orders from clients and that lets him communicate with suppliers. There'd be nothing remarkable about the scene if it weren't for the fact...

Jury awards $11 million in lawsuit over Ohio college dispute

Jun. 8, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A jury has awarded $11 million to a father and son who claimed Ohio's Oberlin College and an administrator hurt their business and libeled them during a dispute that triggered protests and allegations of racism following a shoplifting incident. The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports a...