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UEFA signs Takeaway.com to replace McDonald's at Euro 2020

Nov. 12, 2019 4:26 AM EST

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has announced a new food sector sponsor for the European Championship, replacing McDonald's which owned the slot since 1992. UEFA says food delivery platform Takeaway.com has signed for the Euro 2020 tournament. The value was not disclosed. Until cutting short its longstanding...

Special South African gin is infused with elephant dung

Nov. 12, 2019 3:57 AM EST

MOSSEL BAY, South Africa (AP) — The makers of a South African gin infused with elephant dung swear their use of the animal's excrement is no gimmick. The creators of Indlovu Gin, Les and Paula Ansley, stumbled across the idea a year ago after learning that elephants eat a variety of fruits and flowers and...

Burger King brings a plant-based Whopper to Europe

Nov. 11, 2019 7:21 PM EST

Burger King is introducing a plant-based burger in Europe. But it's not the Impossible Whopper that's been a hit with U.S. customers. Instead, a Dutch company called The Vegetarian Butcher will supply the new soy-based Rebel Whopper. It will go on sale Tuesday at 2,400 restaurants across Europe. Impossible Foods'...

The Latest: Vox leader says no to helping form government

Nov. 11, 2019 12:34 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Spain's general election (all times local): 6 p.m. The leader of the far-right Vox party that made huge gains in Spain's elections says he has no intention of helping incumbent Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez form a new government. Santiago Abascal...

The ideal wine for Thanksgiving dinner? It's complicated

Nov. 11, 2019 9:00 AM EST

For many of us who love to cook and host on Thanksgiving, one central mystery remains: What to pour? Before I turn to the experts, I'll offer up three things I do know about wine on this holiday: 1. You don't want to run out. 2. Opinions vary on what tastes delicious. 3. Do not make yourself crazy by trying to...

Despite fires, California wine is doing just fine - for now

Nov. 9, 2019 10:05 AM EST

HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — If you're worried that wildfires might have created shortages of Northern California's 2019 cabernet sauvignon, or even just imparted it with an undesirable smoky flavor, you can relax. The wine is just fine. For now. Despite a late October blaze that raged through one of the...

Officials: Chemical mixture applied by a second employee

Nov. 8, 2019 6:32 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts authorities say the chemical mixture that resulted in the death of a Buffalo Wild Wings employee was applied by another employee. Burlington fire officials' preliminary investigation Friday shows that 32-year-old Ryan Baldera was overcome by the fumes after a second...

Florida hoping to avoid another 'Cocktail Party' hangover

Nov. 7, 2019 1:23 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's chances of winning the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division are slim. The 10th-ranked Gators need to win their final two conference games and have No. 6 Georgia lose twice in the next three weeks to get to Atlanta for the first time in three years. The Bulldogs host...

Mesa police: 5-year-old boy calls 911 to order a kid's meal

Nov. 6, 2019 4:31 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in a Phoenix suburb got a strange 911 call recently. A 5-year-old boy didn't have an emergency; he just wanted to order a Happy Meal from McDonald's. A Mesa police officer delivered the food in person to the child, along with some advice about the proper time to use 911. Randy...

Alaska university taking PB&J as payment for parking tickets

Nov. 6, 2019 3:39 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — What a lip-smacking offer! Anyone with unpaid parking fines at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus has the option to reduce or cover the cost of their tickets with peanut butter and jelly. KTUU-TV reported the university would take donations for their annual payment tradition...