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Heat, humidity pose challenges in Olympic marathon swimming

Aug. 03, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A blazing sun. Drenching humidity. Choppy waters. Gusting winds. Two dozen bodies diving in together for two hours of swimming mixed with a stray elbow here, an occasional kick there. Marathon swimming at the Tokyo Olympics is as...

Back-to-school gear: Thinking outside the (lunch)box

Aug. 02, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

Looking to put a fresh spin on things as kids head back to class after last year's patchwork of remote and in-person learning? Start with a “perfectly them” lunch container and other on-the-go eating and drinking gear. There are lots of stylish and sustainable...

Michigan kosher pantry serves over 1M pounds of food a year

Aug. 02, 2021 08:05 AM EDT

BERKLEY, Mich. (AP) — Yad Ezra, a kosher food pantry in Berkley, stands alone as the only food pantry in Michigan dedicated to serving the Jewish community in metro Detroit. Founded in 1990 as a response to the lack of support for Jewish families struggling with food...

Weeknight pasta comes with tasty shortcut

Aug. 02, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

On the Italian island of Sardinia, we were smitten with a richly flavored pasta with ground pork and wild fennel. It came loaded with a host of spices and herbs, including parsley, black pepper, fennel seed, paprika, red pepper flakes, onion and salt. Delicious, but with...

Pricey housing causes Jackson Hole workers to live in forest

Aug. 01, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A soupy mix of beans, rice and quinoa down the hatch, Erica Robertson prepared to get cozy last Thursday evening at one of her favorite places to call home: Curtis Canyon. The 23-year-old semi-itinerant Jackson Hole denizen sleeps in the twin bed...

Europe's vaccine passes reveal some pockets of resistance

Aug. 01, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

VERONA, Italy (AP) — Shouts of “Liberty!” have echoed through the streets and squares of Italy and France as thousands show their opposition to plans to require vaccination cards for normal social activities, such as dining indoors at restaurants, visiting museums or cheering in sports...

Tomato wars: Tennessee students taste-test sauces for pizza

Aug. 01, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

ALCOA, Tenn. (AP) — A July 24 outing in the garden turned into more than an excuse to pick veggies for members of Project Hope in Alcoa. The program, which was started by retired food engineer and Alcoa resident Logan Hill back in 2017, gives teens in the community the...

'Vote them out': Willie Nelson headlines Texas protest rally

Jul. 31, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Country music legend Willie Nelson led more than a thousand spectators in singing “vote them out” Saturday from the steps of the Texas Capitol during a rally wrapping up a four-day march in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington two weeks...

Bacon may disappear in California as pig rules take effect

Jul. 31, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Thanks to a reworked menu and long hours, Jeannie Kim managed to keep her San Francisco restaurant alive during the coronavirus pandemic. That makes it all the more frustrating that she fears her breakfast-focused diner could be ruined within...

Vermont Open Farm Week returns with more activities

Jul. 31, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Farmers around Vermont will be opening up their farms and gardens to the public next month during the seventh annual Vermont Open Farm Week. The celebration of Vermont farms takes place from Sunday, Aug. 8 through Sunday, Aug. 15. ...