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Lawsuit: Woman reported sexual harassment, then got fired

Jan. 23, 2020 3:01 AM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A grocery store worker in North Carolina who says she was fired after reporting sexual harassment at work has filed a federal lawsuit against the company. The woman, 54, accused an assistant store manager at an Ingles grocery store of inappropriate touching and making crude comments...

Missouri farmer ran one of the biggest frauds in US history

Jan. 17, 2020 1:01 AM EST

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. (AP) — Like all the best con artists, Randy Constant was a charmer, hard not to like. Big hearted. Good listener. You’d never have guessed that the father of three, grandfather of five was a liar, cheat and serial philanderer who masterminded one of the biggest and longest-running...

In this Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 photo, Barb Mathistad Warner, co-owner of the True Value Hardware store in Butterfield, Minn., counts down the cash register at the end of business hours. Since the southern Minnesota town lost its grocery store a decade ago, Barb and her husband, Mark Warner, decided to offer groceries as a part of their services to the community. (Hannah Yang/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)

Minnesota hardware store features nails, hammers, groceries

Jan. 4, 2020 1:02 AM EST

BUTTERFIELD, Minn. (AP) — The smell of coffee was already wafting through the True Value Hardware Store by the time the sun started to rise on a Wednesday morning in the southern Minnesota town of Butterfield. Christmas music played softly in the background. Customers stomped the snow off their shoes as...

Kentucky Kroger guard charged with stabbing customer

Jan. 2, 2020 9:19 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A security guard at a Kentucky Kroger was charged with stabbing a customer in the back during an argument over the grocery store's Coinstar machine, Louisville police documents said. John C. Griggs, 63, and the victim got into an argument Tuesday night after Griggs told the customer...

Del Dee Foods has been purchased by a California company that uses plant protein to make an egg substitute. The mung bean protein is extracted at this plant. JUST, Inc, the San Francisco-based company, plans a significant expansion of the facility in Appleton, Minn. (Dan Gunderson/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)

Egg replacement tech puts western Minnesota on protein map

Dec. 23, 2019 1:02 AM EST

APPLETON, Minn. (AP) — Clouds of steam rise above a low-slung industrial building surrounded by tall tanks and towers several stories high, on the north edge of Appleton. Inside, a transition is underway from small family business to billion-dollar corporation. The sale of Del Dee Foods — which has...

Florence Widdicombe, 6, poses with a Tesco Christmas card from the same pack as a card she found containing a message from a Chinese prisoner, in London, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. The U.K.-based grocery chain Tesco has halted production at a factory in China after a British newspaper said it used forced labor to produce charity Christmas cards. Tesco said Sunday it had stopped production and launched an investigation after the Sunday Times newspaper raised questions about the factory's labor practices. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)

Tesco halts work at Chinese factory over prison labor claim

Dec. 22, 2019 11:48 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.-based grocery chain Tesco said it halted production at a factory in China on Sunday after a British newspaper reported the factory used forced labor to produce charity Christmas cards for the supermarket. Tesco said it also launched an investigation of the Chinese supplier it hired...

Wegmans to build distribution center in central Virginia

Dec. 13, 2019 4:39 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Grocery retailer Wegmans Food Markets plans to build a $175 million distribution operation in central Virginia that will create 700 new jobs. Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced that the grocery chain picked Virginia over North Carolina to expand its East Coast distribution network....

ICE, IRS search Hispanic grocery stores in Atlanta area

Dec. 12, 2019 7:57 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal agents executed search warrants at multiple branches of a Hispanic grocery chain in the Atlanta area and took three people into custody on Thursday, an official said. Agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were working alongside the IRS at six Super Mercado Jalisco...

Orthodox Jewish men carry the casket with Mindel Ferencz outside a Brooklyn synagogue, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in New York. Her funeral will be in Jersey City. Ferencz was killed Tuesday in the shooting inside a Jersey City, N.J., food market. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Fears mount that New Jersey shooting was anti-Semitic attack

Dec. 12, 2019 8:24 AM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Fears that a deadly shooting at a Jewish market in Jersey City was an anti-Semitic attack mounted on Wednesday as authorities recounted how a man and woman deliberately pulled up to the place in a stolen rental van with at least one rifle and got out firing. A day after the...

Orthodox Jewish men pass New York City police guarding a Brooklyn synagogue prior to a funeral for Mosche Deutsch, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 in New York. Deutsch, a rabbinical student from Brooklyn, was killed Tuesday in the shooting inside a Jersey City, N.J. market. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Jersey City victims remembered as dedicated, charitable

Dec. 11, 2019 7:53 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The victims of Tuesday's shooting in Jersey City included a veteran police officer, a mother of three, a rabbinical student and a store employee. ___ THE POLICE DETECTIVE Detective Joseph Seals, 40, was a married father of five. Jersey City police officials said Seals led the...