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  • Decades of Miss Subways smiled on NYC straphangers

    NEW YORK (AP) — It was an ad campaign conceived as eye candy to bring attention to other advertisements in New York’s transit system. But the “Meet Miss Subways” beauty …


  • Ranchers see increase in grass thefts amid drought

    VAUGHN, N.M. (AP) — Petty crime and burglaries aren’t unusual in New Mexico’s isolated Guadalupe County, but lately Sheriff Michael Lucero has seen thieves steal something a bit unexpected — …


  • Bacon shortage ‘baloney,’ but prices to rise

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bacon lovers can relax. They’ll find all they want on supermarket shelves in the coming months, though their pocketbooks may take a hit. The economics of …


  • New York City hospitals cracking down on junk food

    NEW YORK (AP) — People nervously waiting around in New York City hospitals for loved ones to come out of surgery can’t smoke. In a few months from now, they …


  • Studies more firmly tie sugary drinks to obesity

    New research powerfully strengthens the case against soda and other sugary drinks as culprits in the obesity epidemic. A huge, decades-long study involving more than 33,000 Americans has yielded the …


  • FDA urged to set standards for arsenic in rice

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration may consider new standards for the levels of arsenic in rice as consumer groups are calling for federal guidance on how much …


  • Philly pizza museum serves up slices, memorabilia

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — How much does Brian Dwyer love pizza? Let us count the ways: He holds the Guinness World Record for largest collection of pizza memorabilia; he has a …


  • Lawyers: ‘Pink slime’ lawsuit an uphill climb

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Beef Products Inc. will face a steep climb in its “pink slime” defamation lawsuit against ABC News as the South Dakota-based meat processor works to rebuild …


  • Mixed grades for new, healthy school lunch rules

    ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — Leaner, greener school lunches served under new federal standards are getting mixed grades from students. One student complains because his cafeteria no longer serves chicken nuggets. …


  • ABC News sued for defamation over ‘pink slime’

    NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (AP) — Beef Products Inc. sued ABC News, Inc. for defamation Thursday over its coverage of a meat product that critics dub “pink slime,” claiming the …


  • NYC bans big, sugary drinks at restaurants

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City cracked down on the sale of supersized sodas and other sugary drinks Thursday in what was celebrated by some as a groundbreaking attempt …


  • New York City’s new sugary drink rules, exceptions

    The New York City Board of Health passed a rule Thursday banning sales of large sodas and other sugary drinks in restaurants, delis and movie theaters in the hopes of …


  • BPI sues ABC News for ‘pink slime’ defamation

    NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (AP) — Beef Products Inc. sued ABC News, Inc. for defamation Thursday over its coverage of a meat product that critics dub “pink slime,” claiming the …


  • NYC bans big sugary drinks at eateries, theaters

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s Board of Health opened up a new, experimental front in the war on obesity Thursday, passing a rule banning sales of big sodas …


  • APNewsBreak: BPI sues ABC News for defamation

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Beef Products Inc. filed a defamation lawsuit Thursday against ABC News for its coverage of a meat product that critics have dubbed “pink slime,” alleging that …


  • Docs: NYC ban on big, sugary drinks could help

    NEW YORK (AP) — The era of the supersized cola may come to an end in New York City on Thursday, when health officials are expected to approve an unprecedented …


  • McDonald’s new menu item: Calorie counts

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S. will soon get a new menu addition: The number of calories in the chain’s burgers and fries. The world’s biggest hamburger …


  • APNewsBreak: FDA warns Iowa egg firm over bacteria

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A company that promised to clean up Iowa’s egg industry after a nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010 said Friday that a recent government safety inspection …


  • Iowa study aimed at making tractors safer for kids

    CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Researchers who hope to prevent children from dying in tractor accidents are turning to a state-of-the-art driving simulator to help determine when kids can safely operate …


  • Weight loss groups back NYC’s sugary drinks plan

    NEW YORK (AP) — The city’s planned crackdown on super-sized sugary drinks got prominent backing Tuesday from Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and other diet companies, who added their influence to …


  • Study questions how much better organic food is

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Patient after patient asked: Is eating organic food, which costs more, really better for me? Unsure, Stanford University doctors dug through reams of research to find out …


  • Study questions how much better organic food is

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Patient after patient asked: Is eating organic food, which costs more, really better for me? Unsure, Stanford University doctors dug through reams of research to find out …


  • Obama drops by ‘The Buff’ restaurant in Colorado

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — President Barack Obama has made an appearance in “The Buff,” visiting a restaurant by that name in Colorado. Obama was en route to a campaign speech …


  • Julia Child foundation, oven-maker in legal battle

    BOSTON (AP) — A foundation set up by Julia Child is locked in a legal battle with the manufacturer of Thermador ovens for touting the late chef’s use of the …


  • CDC: 103 ill with salmonella tied to mangoes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are investigating a foodborne illness outbreak that has sickened more than 100 people in 16 states and has been associated with salmonella-tainted mangoes. Authorities …


  • Study: Condemned inmates go for comfort foods

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — On death row, last meals tend to be high in calories and heavy on meat. French fries, soda, ice cream, hamburgers, chicken, steak and pie are …


  • Alinea and Eleven Madison Park to swap places

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s Alinea and New York’s Eleven Madison Park, two of the nation’s highly acclaimed restaurants, announced Tuesday they will be trading places for a week this fall. …


  • Calif. officials: 73 sickened with salmonella

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California public health officials are investigating a foodborne illness outbreak that has sickened 73 people and has been linked to salmonella-tainted mangoes. Authorities say they are …


  • Burger boom as fast food finds fans in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Baghdad’s embattled residents can finally get their milkshakes, chili-cheese dogs and buckets of crispy fried chicken. Original recipe or extra spicy, of course. A wave of new …


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