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  • Britain finds horsemeat in school meals, hospitals

    LONDON (AP) — Tests have found horsemeat in school meals, hospital food and restaurant dishes in Britain, officials said Friday, as the scandal over adulterated meat spread beyond frozen supermarket …


  • Beer will help power Alaska brewery

    JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaskan Brewing Co. is going green, but instead of looking to solar and wind energy, it has turned to a very familiar source: beer. The Juneau-based …


  • Will cigarette makers jump into pot market?

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Will the Marlboro Man light up a joint soon? The states of Washington and Colorado legalized possession of small amounts of recreational marijuana in the November …


  • Farmers worry about dairy prices as deadline nears

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — As the nation inches toward the economic “fiscal cliff,” anxiety is growing in farm country about an obscure tangent of the Washington political standoff that reaches into …


  • Massive Napa do-over prompts grape plant shortage

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Napa Valley, one of the world’s premier wine growing regions, has an uncommon problem these days: not enough new grapevine root stock is available to supply …


  • CDC: Language barrier caused chlorine gas leak

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a chlorine gas leak at an Arkansas poultry plant last year that sickened nearly 200 people occurred …


  • Program trains farmworkers to be organic farmers

    SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — Bending over beds of shriveled strawberry plants, former farmworker Domitila Martinez pulls pieces of black plastic row covers in preparation for next season’s planting. Except this …


  • AP: Exchange student sponsor out over abuse claims

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An organization has lost its government designation to bring foreign exchange students to the United States after facing allegations of mismanagement and lax oversight that included …


  • Peanut butter plant closure angers New Mexico town

    PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Farmers in a revered peanut-growing region along the New Mexico-Texas border should be celebrating one of the best harvests in recent memory. Instead, millions of pounds …


  • Judge orders tobacco companies to say they lied

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered tobacco companies to publish corrective statements that say they lied about the dangers of smoking and that disclose smoking’s health effects, …


  • FDA suspends operations at peanut butter plant

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on a New Mexico peanut butter plant that had repeated food safety violations over several years, using new authority …


  • FDA halts operations at peanut butter plant

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration halted operations of the country’s largest organic peanut butter processor Monday, cracking down on salmonella poisoning for the first time with new …


  • Powerball jackpot builds to $325M for Saturday

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Black Friday shoppers in many cities briefly detoured into lottery retailers, drawn off task by the prospects of winning a $325 million Powerball jackpot — …


  • US drought worsens after weeks of improvement

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The worst U.S. drought in decades has deepened again after more than a month of encouraging reports of slowly improving conditions, a drought-tracking consortium said Wednesday, …


  • Twinkies maker Hostess lives at least another day

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Twinkies will live to see another day. Hostess Brands Inc. and its second largest union agreed on Monday to try to resolve their differences after …


  • What happens if Twinkies really do go away?

    Let’s not panic. We all know that Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Wonder bread and the rest of Hostess Brands’ oddly everlasting foods aren’t going away any time soon, even if the …


  • What happens if Twinkies really do go away?

    Let’s not panic. We all know that Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Wonder bread and the rest of Hostess Brands’ oddly everlasting foods aren’t going away any time soon, even if the …


  • APNewBreak: Huge slaughterhouse settlement reached

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The humane society says a landmark $500 million settlement has been reached in a slaughterhouse abuse case that led to the biggest meat recall in U.S. …


  • AP PHOTOS: Impacts of the Gulf oil spill

    BP has agreed to pay a $4.5 billion settlement with the U.S. government over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig, 50 miles off …


  • AP PHOTOS: Impacts of the Gull oil spill

    BP has agreed to pay a $4.5 billion settlement with the U.S. government over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig, 50 miles off …


  • Ex-comptroller pleads guilty in $53 million scam

    ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A longtime bookkeeper pleaded guilty Wednesday to allegations she embezzled more than $50 million from a small city in Illinois to fund a lavish lifestyle that …


  • Feds: Ex-comptroller to plead guilty in $53M scam

    CHICAGO (AP) — A small Illinois town stunned by accusations that its longtime bookkeeper embezzled more than $50 million to live lavishly and breed horses will hear her admit it …


  • New Yorkers search for food, water and electricity

    NEW YORK (AP) — The people gathered around the side of a building on Third Avenue looked like refugees huddled around a campfire. But instead of crackling flames, their warmth …


  • ABC News asks judge to toss ‘pink slime’ lawsuit

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Lawyers for ABC News asked a judge Wednesday to toss out a $1 billion defamation lawsuit filed by a South Dakota-based meat processor over a …


  • Amid bumper crop, families could get PB&J break

    ATLANTA (AP) — Choosy moms and dads may be packing more PB&J in lunches this winter, when the cost of a jar of Jif or Skippy is expected to fall …


  • Wine and fracking don’t mix, say vineyard owners

    The hillside vineyards of New York’s Finger Lakes region make money producing fine Rieslings and inviting tourists to sip white wine by the water’s edge. Now winery owners are worried …


  • Kansas case puts face on ‘total identity theft’

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — When Candida L. Gutierrez’s identity was stolen, the thief didn’t limit herself to opening fraudulent credit and bank accounts. She assumed Gutierrez’s persona completely, using it …


  • NM peanut capital at heart of national recall

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The country’s largest organic peanut processing plant is scrubbing its facilities top to bottom and hopes to get back in production soon after a massive recall …


  • WA apple farmers may see boon from bad weather

    SEATTLE (AP) — First, warm spring weather in the Northeast and Midwest tricked apple trees into budding earlier. Then an untimely frost damaged the delicate blossoms. For apple farmers in …


  • Big tobacco says corrective statements go too far

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tobacco companies are urging a federal judge to reject the government’s proposed industry-financed corrective statements, calling them “forced public confessions.” The Justice Department countered that the statements …

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