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Smithfield Foods settles pork price-fixing lawsuit for $42M

Jul. 05, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Smithfield Foods will pay restaurants and caterers $42 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the giant meat producer of conspiring to inflate pork prices, which will likely only add to concerns about how the lack of competition in the industry affects meat prices. ...

Tea Room that vintage motorcycle club called home closes

Jul. 03, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Time Warp Tea Room on North Central Street closed its doors this past week after 20 years of business in Knoxville. Along with it, the Time Warp Vintage Motorcycle Club reached the end of an era, no longer able to call the Happy Holler hangout its home. ...

Pets are being given up as owners struggle to pay bills

Jul. 03, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Two German Shepherds were found all alone at Lori Wilson Dog Park in Cocoa Beach last month. They had been abandoned, and, apart from being a little dehydrated, were otherwise fine and good natured, but extremely stressed because their humans had deserted them. ...

Asia stocks mixed after Wall St down, China manufacturing up

Jun. 29, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday after the U.S. economy contracted and China reported stronger factory activity. Shanghai and Hong Kong gained, while Tokyo and Seoul declined. Oil prices advanced. Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index edged...

World shares mostly higher after wobbly day on Wall Street

Jun. 28, 2022 05:29 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Global stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after a wobbly day on Wall Street as markets cooled off following a rare winning week. Oil prices pushed higher and U.S. futures also advanced. As they wrapped up a summit in Elmau, Germany, Group of Seven...

Gin distillery, Wonderbird Spirits, looks to expand

Jun. 26, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

TAYLOR, Miss. (AP) — A Taylor-based grain-to-glass gin distillery is in the beginning stages of expansion. The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors last week approved Wonderbird Spirits’ request for a conditional use permit for the expansion of its facility. ...

‘The Birds’ attempts world record at Fort Myers’ Lab Theater

Jun. 25, 2022 03:14 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Every night, the audience throws things at actor Steven Michael Kennedy. And it’s not just the theater audience: The cast and crew throw things, too. They’re not attacking Kennedy with rotten tomatoes, though. They’re throwing Peeps —...

NC ranch welcomes dinosaurs back for a second season

Jun. 25, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — After debuting last summer, the dinosaurs at Sweet Valley Ranch are ready to wake from their slumbers. Dinosaur World at Sweet Valley Ranch kicked off June 10. The attraction features animatronic dinosaurs with information and fun facts about each dinosaur...

Editorial Roundup:

Jun. 22, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 21 The Washington Post says it is crucial the White House stick up for what would be the FDA’s most assertive antismoking policy ever. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday...

Savior of abandoned music contemplates his collection

Jun. 19, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Joe Bussard stood on the driveway of his home here near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and glared at a noisy crow perched atop a nearby pine tree. Tall and gaunt with white hair, he wore black sweatpants held up by suspenders, a blue flannel shirt, brown slippers...