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  • The Latest: Leaking gas blamed for coffee shop explosion

    HOMERVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion at a Georgia coffee shop that injured three people (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Authorities say natural gas leaking into a sewer line caused an explosion that destroyed a coffee shop in rural Georgia and seriously injured three people. Glenn Allen, a spokesman for Georgia Insurance […]
  • Restaurant cites worldwide freakout over its french fries

    WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A Maine restaurant says news about the anger surrounding a change in its french fries has reached people all over the world. Bolley’s Famous Franks co-owner Leslie Parsons tells the Kennebec Journal a newspaper in China wanted to try its fries and it received a call from people representing TV chef […]
  • The Latest: Miss America Org. upset with Cara Mund’s claims

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on reigning Miss America Cara Mund saying she’s been bullied by pageant leadership (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The Miss America Organization says it is disappointing that reigning Miss America Cara Mund went public with her criticism of the organization’s leadership. Mund sent a letter Friday to former […]
  • Dessert company awarded $720,000 in fight over ice cream

    BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts dessert company that accused its ice cream supplier of destroying its business by secretly altering the recipe has been awarded $720,000. The jury verdict came Friday in the legal battle between 600 lb Gorillas Inc. and New Jersey-based Mister Cookie Face LLC. The jury also awarded Mister Cookie Face $270,000 […]
  • Explosion destroys coffee shop, injures 3 in rural Georgia

    HOMERVILLE, Ga. (AP) — An explosion and fire destroyed a coffee shop Friday in this rural south Georgia city, seriously injuring three people and prompting a warning from city officials for residents to avoid the downtown area. The blast rocked tiny Homerville, a city of about 2,500 people, shortly after noon. Investigators determined a construction […]
  • Arrest made in more than 100 synthetic pot overdoses in park

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A 53-year-old man has been arrested in connection with more than 100 synthetic-marijuana overdoses, many of them in the same New Haven park, after authorities say they caught him with 32 bags of the drug, police said Friday. Some of the victims identified John Parker, of New Haven, as one […]
  • Court: Same-sex partner can pursue claim in toddler’s death

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A woman whose same-sex partner’s biological daughter was killed in a traffic accident can seek damages for emotional distress even though she and the other woman weren’t married or in a civil union at the time, an appeals court ruled on Friday. The 2-year-old girl was killed in 2009 when a […]
  • Baby boom at Arizona hospital with 16 pregnant nurses

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A baby boom is brewing at a suburban Arizona hospital where 16 intensive care nurses recently discovered they are all pregnant. The nurses at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa outside Phoenix joked Friday they thought there was something in the water when it became clear they were all expecting babies […]
  • Judge tells US officials, ACLU to come up with asylum plan

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday called on the U.S. government and the American Civil Liberties Union to come up with a plan to address the rights of parents and children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border to seek asylum. The request was made during a hearing a day after U.S. District Judge […]
  • Program combats ageism by having students live with seniors

    WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — Victoria Kozar, like many students, met one of her best friends while in college. The now 23-year-old, who attended Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, says she and Beth lived in the same building and spent hours talking about everything from boyfriends to baking. Her other friends are usually surprised when they find […]