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  • From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee. For American consumers who have become used to flat or even falling prices for…

  • 5 Summer Fresh Ways to Enjoy Watermelon

    No food screams summer the way watermelon does. The sweet, juicy, vibrant fruit is the perfect treat on a hot summer day. And aside from being delicious, watermelon is also a nutritious addition to your…

  • 9 Essential ‘Bang for Your Buck’ Kitchen Items

    Stores like Williams-Sonoma offer an endless array of equipment for your kitchen under the guise that you “need” all of these things to prepare a meal at home. The truth is that you don’t really…

  • Correction: San Francisco-Soda Warning story

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story July 26 about a lawsuit against San Francisco by the American Beverage Association, The Associated Press reported erroneously where the city’s health warning labels would be posted. The…

  • Neighborhoods: African-American history and more in Harlem

    NEW YORK (AP) — Decades of African-American history have made Harlem one of America’s most famous neighborhoods. It’s also an essential destination for visitors to New York, offering art, architecture, restaurants, shopping and more. Attendance…

  • EU moves to protect cheese from both sides of divided Cyprus

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday moved to recognize halloumi, or hellim in Turkish, as a protected cheese from both sides of the Greek-Turkish divided island of Cyprus and lauded it as a…

  • Avoid these breakfast foods if you want to eat right

    WASHINGTON — Trying to eat healthy in the morning? WTOP found a list of breakfast foods to avoid whether you eat out or at home. The worst sweetened cereal is Honey Smacks, according to Eat…

  • Federal appeals court upholds California’s shark fin ban

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court Monday upheld a California law banning the sale, distribution and possession of shark fins. The legislation does not conflict with a 19th century law that gives federal…

  • FDA bans some Mexican cilantro after feces found in fields

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is banning imports of some fresh cilantro from Puebla, Mexico, after a government investigation found human feces and toilet paper in growing fields there. The FDA announced…

  • Is Your Favorite Restaurant Making You Fat?

    I just love nutrition research. This month, a study uncovered that when you’re eating out at a restaurant, you’re more likely to over-order and consume about 185 calories more than you would if you were…

  • San Francisco’s Chinatown clings to roots amid tech boom

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For a century and a half, San Francisco’s Chinatown, the nation’s oldest, has sheltered waves of immigrants seeking a new life. It’s the birthplace of Chinese America, and to some extent,…

  • FDA Considering Proposal for New Nutrition Label Rule for Sugar

    (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering adding a percent daily value requirement for sugars on food labels. The proposal, a supplement to a 2014 rule that focused on updating nutrition facts…

  • Competing Utah holidays celebrate pioneers, pie and beers

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Most people are gathering Friday in Utah to celebrate the state’s Mormon heritage at Pioneer Day parades featuring floats, carriages and women in prairie dresses. But many non-Mormons will be…

  • Competing Utah holidays celebrate pioneers, pie and beers

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Most people are gathering Friday in Utah to celebrate the state’s Mormon heritage at Pioneer Day parades featuring floats, carriages and women in prairie dresses. But many non-Mormons will be…

  • Beer of the Week: New Belgium Eric’s Ale

    WASHINGTON — You can beat the heat with something not too sour and not too sweet. WTOP’s Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and Food and Wine Sommelier of the Year…

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