- Bismarck tightens ordinance to ban theater beer, wine sales Updated: Feb-14-16 12:31 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Bismarck officials have tightened a city liquor ordinance to exclude serving wine and beer in movie theaters.
- New Providence restaurant to eliminate tipping, charge fee Updated: Feb-13-16 10:04 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A new restaurant in Providence is charging customers a fee to eliminate tipping and pay employees a higher wage.
- Conference will highlight benefits of local food for schools Updated: Feb-13-16 5:00 am
NEBRASKA CITY, Nebraska - A regional conference next month will focus on ways to encourage schools to get their food from local farmers and the benefits of that.
- Fast-food Workers plan demonstration outside GOP debate Updated: Feb-13-16 4:00 am
GREENVILLE, South Carolina - As the Republican presidential hopefuls gather to debate in Greenville, low-wage workers again plan to march to the debate site as part of their campaign for higher pay.
- House backs bill to ease calorie labeling requirements Updated: Feb-12-16 5:54 pm
WASHINGTON - Fast-food chains would get some relief from government rules on listing calories for things like bacon-wrapped deep dish pizza or double cheeseburgers under legislation the House approved on Friday.
- Bill would ensure insurance coverage of special formula Updated: Feb-12-16 5:24 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Stephanie Greenhill has dipped into her retirement account to pay for the special calorie-packed formula keeping her son alive. Her parents and in-laws also help out, since the family's insurer won't cover the expense.
- Correction: Indiana Dunes Privatization story Updated: Feb-12-16 3:33 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - In a Jan. 24 story about a development project at the Indiana Dunes State Park, The Associated Press, relying on information from online state campaign finance records, reported erroneously that Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, received a campaign donation of about $1,200 from Chuck Williams, a regional Republican Party official and the developer behind the project. In fact, Soliday paid Williams $1,194.30 to assist with voter turnout efforts, records show.
- Tests find well water contaminated before coal ash deposited Updated: Feb-12-16 1:47 pm
SANFORD, North Carolina - Well water near an abandoned clay mine where Duke Energy wants to store coal ash is already contaminated with heavy metals.
- Revitalized El Paso ready to show off for papal tourists Updated: Feb-11-16 8:42 pm
EL PASO, Texas - No longer the desolate space it was a few years ago, downtown El Paso is ripe with new hotels, bars, restaurants - and bulldozers that herald the planned construction of a streetcar, a children's museum, a Mexican-American cultural center and new mixed-used buildings.
- Slaughterhouse owner gets prison time for uninspected meat Updated: Feb-11-16 11:47 am
SANTA ROSA, California - The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse at the center of a nationwide meat recall two years ago has been sentenced to a year in federal prison.
- 5 Douglas County restaurants closed for not having permits Updated: Feb-10-16 6:51 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Douglas County officials say five restaurants have been closed for operating without a permit.
- Jack Daniel's Distillery announces $140 million expansion Updated: Feb-10-16 5:53 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The historic Jack Daniel's Distillery is planning a $140 million expansion project to help meet global demand for prized Tennessee Whiskey.
- Burger King's next conquest: Hot dog king Updated: Feb-10-16 4:50 pm
NEW YORK - Burger King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King.
- Widow of celebrated chef can't explain apparent suicide Updated: Feb-10-16 10:11 am
GENEVA - The widow of celebrated Swiss-French chef Benoit Violier says in a published interview that she has no explanation for his apparent suicide, sharply denying allegations that financial troubles were to blame.
- Casper oilmen diversify to survive the bust Updated: Feb-10-16 10:04 am
CASPER, Wyoming - Branden Wagner, co-owner of Kustom Koncepts, has spent much of the last five years churning out oil tanks and drilling motor components from his shop in Mills.
- Russian opposition leader attacked with a cake in Moscow Updated: Feb-10-16 8:01 am
MOSCOW - A prominent Russian opposition figure says he was threatened by a group of men who then attacked him with a cake while he was dining at a restaurant in Moscow.
- NYC's Carnegie Deli reopens after building code violation Updated: Feb-09-16 7:17 pm
NEW YORK - New York City's Carnegie Deli has reopened after being closed for 10 months due to illegal gas use.
- Lonely Planet names Philadelphia top US destination for 2016 Updated: Feb-09-16 1:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Lonely Planet gave some love to The City of Brotherly Love on Tuesday, ranking Philadelphia the No. 1 place to visit in the United States in 2016.
- Syria attacks stir humanitarian response as thousands flee Updated: Feb-08-16 5:10 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N.'s emergency relief coordinator says his organization and humanitarian partners are working to provide food, water and medical aid as a Syrian government offensive in Aleppo sends tens of thousands fleeing toward the border with Turkey.
- Chipotle urges workers to stay home if they're sick Updated: Feb-08-16 3:57 pm
NEW YORK - Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick and the restaurant chain kept all its U.S. locations shuttered early Monday as executives went over new food safety procedures.
- Home brewing bill on tap in state legislature Updated: Feb-07-16 3:38 pm
SHERIDAN, Wyoming - A bill has been proposed in the state Legislature that would allow homebrewers to bring their beers to brewfests throughout Wyoming.
- Award-winning NE Iowa brewer gains dedicated following Updated: Feb-07-16 10:26 am
DECORAH, Iowa - Sitting halfway up a hill on the northwest side of town, next to a Pizza Ranch and across the street from a gas station, is the taproom for Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. Served behind the bar is beer that's considered among the best in the world.
- Transgender student asks school system to use preferred name Updated: Feb-07-16 9:01 am
MILLERSVILLE, Maryland - Matthew Nolte's report card is stacked with A's, but he scratched out the name on it - which is not Matthew - until the paper wore away, leaving a rectangular hole.
- Southern Oregon wines' gaining clout, could bring tourists Updated: Feb-07-16 2:05 am
MEDFORD, Oregon - The winsome wines of southern Oregon are gathering acclaim far beyond the Cascades and Siskiyous.
- Pace picks up, anticipation of Grand Parkway around Houston Updated: Feb-06-16 5:00 pm
HOUSTON - Country Bumpkins Cafe is where northwest Harris County's rural past meets its suburban future. It's not unusual to see BMW luxury sedans and John Deere tractors in the gravel parking lot along Telge Road.