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Seattle starts work on bridge from market to waterfront

Jun. 25, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle has started work on a new pedestrian bridge that will connect Pike Place Market to the downtown waterfront. Dubbed “Overlook Walk,” the bridge will stretch above Alaskan Way, with one arm descending directly to a new waterfront promenade and another arm...

Fishing feud at end of the world split US and UK over Russia

Jun. 22, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — It's one of the world's highest-fetching wild-caught fish, sold for $32 a pound at Whole Foods and served up as meaty fillets on the menus of upscale eateries across the U.S. But Russia's obstruction of longstanding conservation efforts, resulting in a unilateral...

Fishing feud at end of the world split US and UK over Russia

Jun. 22, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

Miami (AP) — It’s one of the world’s highest-fetching wild-caught fish, sold for $32 a pound at Whole Foods and served up as meaty fillets on the menus of upscale eateries across the U.S. But Russia’s obstruction of longstanding conservation efforts, resulting in a...

Hong Kong's iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant capsizes at sea

Jun. 20, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant has capsized in the South China Sea less than a week after it was towed away from the city, its parent company said Monday. The restaurant encountered “adverse conditions” on Saturday as it was passing the Xisha...

Black Americans living abroad reflect on Juneteenth holiday

Jun. 20, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — As the United States marks only the second federally recognized Juneteenth, Black Americans living overseas have embraced the holiday as a day of reflection and an opportunity to educate people in their host countries on Black history. President Joe Biden moved...

Customers sell burgers to help Tennessee restaurant owner

Jun. 20, 2022 04:19 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, Tenn. (AP) — Heidi Thayer and her mother opened The Courtside Cafe inside a former service station in Charlotte, Tennessee, more than two decades ago. But on Friday, it was her customers that were doing the cooking. Friends and supporters were selling hamburgers, chips,...

Warren Buffett's final charity lunch draws record $19M bid

Jun. 18, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An anonymous bidder has shelled out a record $19 million for a private lunch with billionaire Warren Buffet at a steakhouse in New York City. The meal with the Berkshire Hathaway CEO was offered on an eBay auction to benefit the San-Francisco-based charity...

James Beard Awards recognize NC chefs, restaurants

Jun. 18, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N. C. (AP) — Starting with a small fried fish shack in Durham, chef Ricky Moore is on top of the culinary world. Moore is North Carolina’s latest James Beard award winner, bringing home Best Chef: Southeast for his Saltbox Seafood Joint. Known as the...

Victim of pandemic, Hong Kong floating restaurant towed away

Jun. 14, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A landmark floating restaurant that fed Cantonese cuisine and seafood to Queen Elizabeth II, Tom Cruise and millions of other diners was towed from the Hong Kong harborfront Tuesday after being closed by the pandemic. The parent company of Jumbo Floating...

Russian-owned successor of McDonald's opens in Moscow

Jun. 12, 2022 07:36 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Three months after McDonald's suspended operations in Russia, hundreds of people streamed into its famous former outlet on Moscow's Pushkin Square as the restaurant reopened Sunday under a Russian owner and a new name. In March, McDonald's halted operations of its...