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  • Government business and finance

    US soda-tax battle bubbles up in San Francisco Bay Area

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The national fight over sugary soda is bubbling up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a tax on the drinks that many health experts say contribute to diabetes, obesity and tooth decay.Backers...

    By Janie Har, Associated Press|

  • Environment

    Driver defaces Death Valley landmark with tire tracks

    DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) Federal investigators have identified a person of interest as they hunt a driver who took an illegal joyride on a fragile, dry lake bed in Death Valley National Park, leaving 10 miles of swerving tire...

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  • Business

    Major national seafood company sued for racial harassment

    SEATTLE (AP) One of the largest producers of shellfish in the country is being sued over claims it permitted ongoing racial harassment and retaliatory discipline against a black maintenance mechanic.The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity...

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  • Entertainment

    George Takei gives personal collection to Los Angeles museum

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Actor and activist George Takei is donating a trove of art and artifacts from his life and career to the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.The museum announced the gift Wednesday and said the collection will be...

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  • News

    New streetcar line along historic New Orleans neighborhoods

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) New Orleans' newest streetcar line will open Sunday, carrying riders along the edge of the French Quarter and part of an adjacent neighborhood.The 1.3-mile route along Rampart Street and St. Claude Avenue also passes historic...

    By Janet Mcconnaughey, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Regulators: Doctor concocts vaccines with cat saliva, vodka

    CHICAGO (AP) Illinois regulators on Wednesday suspended the license of a suburban Chicago doctor who allegedly gave patients modified vaccinations containing cat saliva and vodka.The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation...

    By Carla K. Johnson, AP Medical Writer|

  • Business

    Napa winemakers harvesting red grapes expect better flavor

    RUTHERFORD, Calif. (AP) Driving north through the Napa Valley before sunrise, portable lights like spaceships illuminate workers in the vineyards. The smell of fermentation and grapes fill the air the annual wine harvest is underway.At...

    By Eric Risberg, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Sandwich chain Cosi files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    NEW YORK (AP) Cosi, the restaurant chain known for its flatbread sandwiches, said it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday and is seeking to sell itself to its lenders.The company has closed 29 stores, but said the remaining 76...

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  • News

    The Latest: Alabama chief justice 'learned nothing'

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) The Latest on the disciplinary hearing for Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (all times local):3:15 p.m.The chief judge on an Alabama disciplinary panel says they'll decide "as soon as possible" whether to remove Chief...

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  • Environment

    Feds change signage on trailhead named after black cowboy

    MOAB, Utah (AP) Though local officials decided not to change the name of eastern Utah's Negro Bill Canyon, federal land managers have decided to mark the trail by less controversial name.The Bureau of Land Management has replaced the "Negro...

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