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  • 6 ways to reduce food waste at home

    In the U.S., 31 percent of food goes to waste every year. But there are small changes you can make in your kitchen to reverse this trend.

  • Craft? Micro? Increasingly, ‘nanobrews’ slake local thirst

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — In a nondescript industrial park, beer geeks line up several times a week outside Bissell Brothers to get the latest batch of fresh beer — much like foodies seeking the freshest…

  • ​Joe Englert, D.C.’s bar impresario, has much more than booze in store for his next project

    D.C. barman extraordinaire Joe Englert is partnering with real estate investor Langdon Hample to build a $1 million combination beer garden, bouldering gym and coffee shop in the Ivy City section of Northeast D.C. The…

  • TV food star Sandra Lee back home after cancer surgery

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Food Network star Sandra Lee is recovering at home after being discharged from the hospital following a double mastectomy. Lee posted photos to her Facebook page Monday showing her smiling and…

  • Brazil leads way in Latin America in taking Syrian refugees

    SAO PAULO (AP) — The comfortable life Muna Hassan Derweech and her family enjoyed in the Syrian port city of Latakia collapsed in 2013 amid civil war. Now, she, her husband and their four children…

  • Olive Garden: At least 1 more breadstick creation on the way

    NEW YORK (AP) — Olive Garden isn’t finished dreaming up new ways to use its breadsticks. The Italian restaurant chain said earlier this month it would introduce “breadstick sandwiches” as part of a broader menu…

  • ​D.C. entrepreneur looks to solve the ‘sad desk lunch’

    As Sarah Van Dell sat at her desk every day in her downtown D.C. office, wolfing down half a leftover sandwich from a catered event, or maybe some pretzels, she would think back longingly to…

  • Correction: Charlottesville-Brewing Certificate story

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — In a story May 24 about a certificate program in craft brewing, The Associated Press misidentified two people. Levi Duncan is the lead brewer at Champion Brewing Company in Charlottesville, not…

  • Trump Organization opens 10-room B&B at Virginia mansion

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia bed-and-breakfast owned by the Trump Organization has opened its doors to the public. The Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/1cfMKBk ) that the 26,000-square-foot Trump Albemarle Estate in Charlottesville recently opened…

  • Trump opens 10-room B&B on Charlottesville mansion

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Charlottesville bed-and-breakfast owned by the Trump Organization has opened its doors to the public. The Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/1cfMKBk ) the 26,000-square-foot Trump Albemarle Estate recently opened 10 rooms to…

  • Rethink your child’s sugary drink

    From juice and fruit punch to flavored milk and soda, your child’s favorite sugary drink can lead to a multitude of not-so-sweet health problems including tooth decay, obesity, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. A recent…

  • How to stop wasting food

    Food waste is a huge problem, with estimates that nearly 30 to 40 percent of the food produced in the United States is wasted each year. This is a startling statistic when you consider reports…

  • Memories Lure Tourists to Last Howard Johnson’s Restaurant in US

    (LAKE GEORGE, N.Y.) — What’s old is new again in the tourist town of Lake George, New York, where a newly reopened Howard Johnson’s restaurant is seeing a resurgence in popularity among baby boomers. Following…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asia stocks gain as China announcements spur Shanghai TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly gained today after China promoted an array of infrastructure projects as open to private investment and said it was…

  • California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought

    SYDNEY (AP) — California has turned to the world’s driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record. Australia, the land poet Dorothea Mackellar dubbed “a sunburnt country,” suffered a torturous…