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  • Police storm Paris grocery where gunman holds 5 hostages

    PARIS (AP) — Explosions and gunshots were heard as police forces stormed a kosher grocery in Paris where a gunman was holding at least five people hostage. A woman was …


  • Spain’s famed bull run festival begins in Pamplona

    PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of revelers crammed into the main square and adjacent narrow streets of northern Pamplona on Sunday for the start of Spain’s famed San Fermin running …


  • Hot dog! Eaters ready for famed NY contest

    NEW YORK (AP) — A seven-time champion and the two-time women’s winner will defend their titles at the annual hot dog-eating contest on Coney Island. Seventeen men and 13 women …


  • 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 …


  • Midwest hit by its first major snowstorm of season

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The first major snowstorm of the season began a slow crawl across the Midwest on Thursday, creating treacherous, sometimes deadly driving conditions and threatening to …


  • Missouri monks’ fruitcakes support solitary living

    AVA, Mo. (AP) — Once the bane of pot-luck parties, the fruitcake has been turned into a sought-after treat by Trappist monks secluded in the Missouri Ozarks who some say …


  • APNewsBreak: Unisex Easy-Bake oven on the way

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Hasbro says it will soon reveal a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven after meeting with a New Jersey girl who started a campaign calling on the toy maker …


  • 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 …


  • Conservationists team up with ranchers, loggers

    FRIANT, Calif. (AP) — Two cowboys on horses pushed cattle across an expanse of golden hills overgrown with tall grasses and oak trees, up an unpaved road toward another pasture. …


  • NJ teen wants Easy-Bake Oven to appeal to boys

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Four-year-old Gavyn Boscio loves to cook and asked for an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas. But when his big sister went to buy one, she discovered to …


  • New trail spurs interest in ex-Atlanta rail route

    ATLANTA (AP) — Since a new urban trail opened last month in an old rail corridor in Atlanta, it has drawn a steady stream of joggers, dog-walkers and cyclists to …


  • Sandy victims prepare for subdued Thanksgiving

    NEW YORK (AP) — The things that Marge Gatti once cherished are lying on what’s left of her deck, spattered in mud, like a yard sale gone awry. The white …


  • TV chef Art Ginsburg _ Mr. Food _ dies at 81

    Art Ginsburg, the delightfully dorky television chef known as Mr. Food, died at his home in Weston, Fla., Wednesday following a struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was 81. Ginsburg — …


  • 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 …


  • Booze calories nearly equal soda’s for US adults

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans get too many calories from soda. But what about alcohol? It turns out adults get almost as many empty calories from booze as from soft …


  • Booze calories nearly equal soda’s for US adults

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans get too many calories from soda. But what about alcohol? It turns out adults get almost as many empty calories from booze as from soft …


  • The Sandy 15? Superstorm comfort-eating on menu

    Jamie Sanders went to the grocery store in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy with good intentions. Cucumbers and apples were on her list. But her local supermarket hadn’t gotten any …


  • Big Apple improvises to reopen for business

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two days after Superstorm Sandy brought business in New York City to a standstill, stores that lost power are again serving customers, albeit by flashlight. Companies …


  • 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 …


  • Pediatricians offer first report on organic foods

    CHICAGO (AP) — Parents who want to reduce their kids’ exposure to pesticides may seek out organic fruits and vegetables, but they aren’t necessarily safer or more nutritious than conventional …


  • 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 …


  • World Food Prize activities attract Occupy protest

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It’s difficult to argue with the goals of the World Food Prize Foundation — to recognize people who have helped improve the quality and availability …


  • 22 saved from sinking boat in San Francisco Bay

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly two dozen people who were enjoying a bachelor party on what’s billed as San Francisco Bay’s only “floating wine tasting room” are OK after their …


  • 22 saved from sinking passenger boat in SF Bay

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A passenger boat carrying nearly two dozen people started sinking near Alcatraz island in San Francisco Bay, but the U.S. Coast Guard says everyone aboard was …


  • 22 saved from sinking wine tasting boat in SF Bay

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials say a wine tasting cruise boat carrying nearly two dozen people started sinking near Alcatraz island in San Francisco Bay, but everyone aboard was safely …


  • Industry sues over NYC crackdown on sugary drinks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Soda makers, restaurateurs and other businesses sued Friday to try to block the city’s unprecedented move to restrict sales of super-sized, sugary drinks, an effort the …


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