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  • Defense grills plant manager in salmonella trial

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Defense attorneys for three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak sought to deflect blame and poke holes in the government's case Tuesday as they grilled a co-defendant, who is a key prosecution witness. The co-defendant, Samuel Lightsey, was a former manager of a...

  • New trail connects visitors to Virginia oysters

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Riding a wave of growth and popularity of the state's aquaculture, Virginia officials on Tuesday announced the creation of the Virginia Oyster Trail to connect travelers to the state's oyster industry. The industry that dates to the founding of Jamestown in 1607 is enjoying...

  • Private sector makes raising children less expensive, public sector makes it more expensive

    Parents have to pay lots more for things that are largely provided by or heavily regulated by government -- education (including child care) and health care.

  • 4 at slaughterhouse behind beef recall indicted

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall processed cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks and later distributed the diseased cattle, according to federal charges announced Monday. Prosecutors alleged that the owners...

  • AP PHOTOS: Ecuador picks its best pork roaster

    RIOBAMBA, Ecuador (AP) — Thousands of Ecuadoreans crowded into a city park Monday to watch experts decide an issue of overriding national importance — who makes the country's best roasted pork. It's among the Andean nation's most popular dishes, and dozens of cooks were in Riobamba for the...

  • Prosecutor to decide on charges in toxic tea case

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The police agency investigating how an industrial cleaning solution ended up in a woman's iced tea at a Utah restaurant, badly burning her throat, is forwarding its findings to prosecutors to determine if anyone should be charged. No arrests will be made until Salt Lake...

  • Washington hop-grower Haas also brews beers

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Foam shoots from the lip of a freshly filled bottle of lager in the research brewery at John I. Haas. Virgil McDonald likes what he sees, "Ah yeah, look at that foam," says McDonald, the research brewer for the nation's largest hop supplier, which celebrated its 100th...

  • McDonald's confronts its junk food image

    NEW YORK (AP) — At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu. A Kung Pao chicken appetizer was made with Chicken McNuggets doused in sweet and sour sauce and garnished with parsley....

  • Bourbon production reaches high point since '70s

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation. To put it in bartenders' lingo: Distillers are putting up the tab for millions of rounds of bourbon years before they are even ordered. The production...

  • Police: Chemicals in tea due to earlier mix-up

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An industrial cleaning solution that ended up in tea that a woman drank at a Utah restaurant was unintentionally mixed into a bag of sugar a month earlier, authorities said Friday. South Jordan Cpl. Sam Winkler said a former employee told authorities the mixing of the...

  • Rival bidders aim to derail Chiquita-Fyffes deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — An investor group representing rival bidders is asking shareholders of Chiquita Brands to vote against the banana company's proposed combination with Irish produce distributor Fyffes. Cavendish Global said Friday it has filed preliminary documents to solicit Chiquita shareholder...

  • 2 Va. locations finalists for large craft brewery

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of the nation's top 10 craft breweries is eyeing two Virginia locations for its East Coast operations. Escondido, California-based Stone Brewing Co. confirmed Friday that Richmond and Norfolk are finalists for its East Coast facility. The other finalist is Columbus,...

  • Clarksville to vote on wine sales in stores

    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Voters in Clarksville will decide in November whether to allow wine to be sold in the city's supermarkets. Montgomery County Administrator of Elections Vickie Koelman told The Leaf-Chronicle (http://leafne.ws/1oAXBdy ) that enough signatures have been gathered and...

  • Ebola may leave 1 million in need of food help

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,000 in West Africa is disrupting the flow of goods, forcing the United Nations to plan food convoys for up to a million people as hunger threatens the largely impoverished area. Amid roadblocks manned by troops and...

  • Coca-Cola bets on energy drinks with Monster stake

    ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola is buying a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage for $2.15 billion, with the world's biggest soda maker hoping to benefit from the surging popularity of energy drinks. The Atlanta-based company said Thursday it will also place two directors on Monster's board as part...



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