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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 …


APNewsBreak: Sick cows not slaughtered for food

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators probing a slaughterhouse after an undercover video showed inhumane treatment of cows said Friday that there is no evidence that sick animals entered the …


Kim Kardashian and Old Navy settle lawsuit over ad

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Kardashian has settled a lawsuit against Old Navy claiming the clothing retailer violated her publicity rights by using a lookalike in an ad. Kardashian sued …


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 …


Human organs found in Florida storage locker

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A former medical examiner crudely preserved human brains, hearts and lungs in soda cups and plastic food containers found inside a storage unit in Florida, authorities …


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 …


Court upholds block on graphic cigarette warnings

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a decision barring the federal government from requiring tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages …


Mexico scrambles to cope with egg shortage

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government is battling an egg shortage and hoarding that have caused prices to spike in a country with the highest per-capita egg consumption on …


AP Newsbreak: USDA bought meat from slaughterhouse

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California slaughterhouse under federal investigation for cruelty and possible health issues sold 21 million pounds of beef to the federal government in 2011 for use …