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Micro communities for the homeless sprout in US cities eager for small, quick and cheap solutions

Jun. 14, 2024 00:38 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In a dreary part of downtown Atlanta, shipping containers have been transformed into an oasis for dozens of previously unsheltered people who now proudly call a former parking lot home. The gated micro community known as “The Melody” doesn't look like a parking...

You don't think corn dogs are haute cuisine? These chefs, using alligator sausage, beg to differ.

Jun. 13, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Stefani De Palma, an award-winning chef and head of the a team vying to represent the Americas in a French culinary competition in January, knew she wanted her team's work to feature flavors of her native California. The challenge at the Bocuse d'Or Americas...

Massachusetts on verge of becoming second-to-last state to outlaw 'revenge porn'

Jun. 13, 2024 18:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A bill aimed at outlawing “revenge porn” has been approved by lawmakers in the Massachusetts House and Senate and shipped to Democratic Gov. Maura Healey, a move advocates say was long overdue. If signed by Healey, the bill — which bars the sharing of explicit...

New Hampshire remains New England's lone holdout against legalizing recreational marijuana

Jun. 13, 2024 18:21 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in New Hampshire died on the House floor Thursday after advancing further than ever in New England’s only holdout state. The House has passed multiple legalization bills over the years only to have them blocked...

FDA took months to react to complaint about Abbott infant formula factory, audit finds

Jun. 13, 2024 17:52 PM EDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took more than 15 months to act on a whistleblower complaint it received about conditions at an Abbott Nutrition factory that was at the center of a nationwide shortage of infant formula, a new audit shows. The Department of Labor received the...

Make mine medium-rare: Men really do eat more meat than women, study says

Jun. 13, 2024 15:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Vacationing in Chicago this week from Europe, Jelle den Burger and Nirusa Naguleswaran grabbed a bite at the Dog House Grill: a classic Italian beef sandwich for him, grilled cheese for her. Both think the way their genders lined up with their food choices was no...

Americans celebrate their flag every year, and the holiday was born in Wisconsin

Jun. 13, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

WAUBEKA, Wis. (AP) — Each June, the people of Waubeka venerate perhaps the nation's most enduring symbol, celebrating Flag Day, a holiday that escapes the notice of many Americans. But this unincorporated Wisconsin town about 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of Milwaukee takes the...

Ukrainian winemakers visit California's Napa Valley to learn how to heal war-ravaged vineyards

Jun. 13, 2024 14:05 PM EDT

RUTHERFORD, Calif. (AP) — As the head of an association of winemakers in southern Ukraine, Georgiy Molchanov knows a lot about how to cultivate grapes; not so much how to grow them amid undetonated mines. But that was the situation he found himself in after a Russian rocket dropped...

With deal done, Disney withdraws lawsuit, ending last conflict with DeSantis and his appointees

Jun. 13, 2024 13:37 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney asked a federal appellate court to dismiss its lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday, a day after his appointees approved a deal with the company on how Walt Disney World will be developed over the next two decades, ending the last piece of conflict...

Hot dog-eating champs Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi will go head-to head in a Netflix special

Jun. 13, 2024 10:38 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After organizers for Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog-eating contest said Joey Chestnut wouldn’t compete this year because of a deal with a rival brand, Netflix swiftly announced a new hot dog-eating competition that will feature Chestnut and his “fiercest rival.”...