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  • What makes Impossible meat possible? A “bloody” ingredient

    NEW YORK (AP) — What makes Impossible burgers possible? An engineered ingredient that makes the veggie patty look bloody — and one of many new concoctions food regulators expect to see more of in the coming years. Several new vegetarian products are competing to win over meat lovers, but two California companies — Impossible Foods […]
  • Fresh US-China trade worries erase early gains for stocks

    Wall Street closed out a volatile week with losses Friday as investors worried that upcoming trade talks aimed at resolving the costly trade war between Washington and Beijing could be in trouble. The selling, which erased modest early gains for the market, snapped a three-week win streak for the S&P 500. The benchmark index is […]
  • ‘Hopalong’ Cassady, Ohio State Heisman winner, dies at 85

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Howard “Hopalong” Cassady, the 1955 Heisman Trophy winner at Ohio State and running back for the Detroit Lions, died Friday. He was 85. He died in Tampa, Florida, his longtime home, the university said. “We’ve lost not only a legendary Buckeye, but also a wonderful person in Hop Cassady,” Ohio State […]
  • City gardens, public produce stands ease ‘food desert’ woes

    ATLANTA (AP) — On his way home, Darnell Eleby paused before boarding the commuter train in Atlanta’s Five Points station and maneuvered his wheelchair to a stop not seen on many mass transit platforms: a fresh food stand stocked with colorful fruits and vegetables. Aided by a volunteer, he filled a basket with bananas, apples, […]
  • Court: First Amendment protects “hate group” label

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a liberal advocacy group has a First Amendment right to call a Christian ministry a hate group for its opposition to homosexuality. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson, in a 141-page decision issued late Thursday, threw out a complaint filed by the Florida-based Coral Ridge Ministries […]
  • Albright in Missouri speech: Democracy ‘appears in retreat’

    FULTON, Mo. (AP) — Madeleine Albright says during a Missouri speech that democracy worldwide “appears to be in retreat.” The 82-year-old former secretary of state who served during President Bill Clinton’s administration spoke Thursday at Westminster College in Fulton, the site of Winston Churchill’s famous “Iron Curtain” speech in 1946. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports […]
  • 3M halting some work in Alabama for environmental reasons

    DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A company that’s facing lawsuits and public scrutiny over pollution from a north Alabama plant says it’s suspending some manufacturing work because of environmental reasons. A statement issued by 3M Co. says it is temporarily halting some operations at its factory in Decatur, but no layoffs are expected. The company says […]
  • Cubans wait hours in gas lines as fuel crisis bites

    HAVANA (AP) — A fuel shortage blamed on the Trump Administration has turned filling a tank in Cuba into an ordeal even for a country used to waiting in lines. Around Havana, drivers spend days hunting desperately for gas, calling friends and updating online chat groups with sightings of diesel, regular and higher-octane fuel at […]
  • The Latest: First lady wears J. Mendel gown to state dinner

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the state visit to the U.S. by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (all times local): 7:40 p.m. The White House says First Lady Melania Trump is wearing an aqua silk chiffon gown by J. Mendel to Friday’s state dinner for Australia. It is adorned with inserted pleats and bias […]
  • Man accused in corn rake killing testifies: I didn’t do it

    DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa hog farmer accused of using a corn rake to kill his wife says he didn’t do it and doesn’t know who did. The Telegraph Herald reports that 43-year-old Todd Mullis also testified Thursday in Dubuque that he didn’t know who used his iPad to conduct internet searches about […]
  • Patient records found at shuttered Indiana abortion clinics

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators found thousands of abandoned medical records at three shuttered Indiana abortion clinics that were operated by a late doctor who took home more than 2,200 sets of fetal remains, Indiana’s attorney general said Friday. No fetal remains were found during Thursday’s searches of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer’s former clinics and other properties […]
  • Woman charged with murder in crash that killed 3 in Kentucky

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A woman with four previous drunken driving convictions now faces three counts of murder for a wrong-way crash during a high-speed police chase on Interstate 75. News outlets report 42-year-old Tammy Marie Bevins Rodriguez also was charged Thursday with assault and wanton endangerment. She was initially charged with DUI and not […]
  • Saudis show media scorched, shrapnel-blasted oil facility

    BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry remained wrapped in scaffolding Friday as workers sought to repair the charred innards and shrapnel-blasted arteries caused by drone-and-cruise-missile attacks that raised tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Saudi officials brought journalists to the kingdom’s crucial Abqaiq oil processing facility, described by the […]
  • Nebraska couple plead guilty in death of malnourished infant

    PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska couple has taken a plea deal in the death of one of their malnourished infant twin daughters. Cass County District Court records show 24-year-old David and 21-year-old Kassandra Krutina, of Louisville (LOO’-iss-vihl), are scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 21. They pleaded guilty to two counts of negligent child […]
  • Auction: Bonnie Parker’s poetry book, Clyde Barrow’s watch

    DALLAS (AP) — A book of poetry handwritten by Bonnie Parker and a watch belonging to Clyde Barrow are among items from the outlaw Texas couple being offered at auction. RR Auction will offer the items Saturday in Boston. Parker and Barrow were shot to death by lawmen in Louisiana in 1934 following a massive […]
  • GM recalls Chevrolet small SUVs; suspension welds can break

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling more than 107,000 small SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because a suspension weld can break and cause steering problems. The recall covers the 2015 through 2018 Chevrolet Trax. Documents posted Friday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration an improperly welded joint can break, increasing the risk […]
  • US opens probe of steering problems, welds in Jeep Wranglers

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints of steering problems in about 270,000 SUVs made by Fiat Chrysler. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it granted a consumer’s petition asking for a probe into 2018 and 2019 Jeep Wranglers. The agency says more than 3,500 owners have complained to the company and […]
  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio drops 2020 presidential bid

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ended his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Friday after struggling to gain traction in a sprawling field of candidates. Announcing his decision in an MSNBC interview, de Blasio did not throw his support behind any candidate but said he would support […]
  • DC considers banning ‘gay panic’ defense

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington, D.C., Council is considering legislation that would bar people charged with violent offenses from claiming they acted in self-defense after learning the victim was gay or transgender. WTOP-FM reports Council Chairman Phil Mendelson introduced the “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Panic Defense Prohibition Act of 2019” this week, saying it’s […]
  • Hugo at 30: Remembering the first US modern hurricane

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — From evacuating hundreds of thousands of people from the coast to live TV coverage in the shrieking wind and rain, 1989’s Hurricane Hugo might have been the first U.S. storm of the modern age. When it slammed into South Carolina just minutes before midnight on Sept. 21, 1989, Hugo’s 135 mph […]

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