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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • California looks Down Under for drought advice

    SYDNEY (AP) — California’s longest and sharpest drought on record has its increasingly desperate water stewards looking for solutions in Australia, the world’s driest inhabited continent. The struggle to survive with little water is a…

  • Latest in food-track tech: Swipe a code, meet your fisherman

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — After eyeing a piece of haddock on the supermarket counter, a customer scans a code and finds out the fish was caught in the waters of Georges Bank and learns the…

  • Artsy coffee chain Blue Bottle brews long queues in Tokyo

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan, famous for green tea, is welcoming artisanal American coffee roaster Blue Bottle with long lines that have at times meant a four-hour wait for a cup. The company, which began in…

  • The best summer cookout, drink recipes

    Are you hungry for summer? We’ve got a round-up of some of the best recipes to keep you full and festive throughout the season.

  • Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto

    HONOLULU (AP) — Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto. The protesters on Saturday complained about the…

  • Community college offering certificates to brewing students

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Piedmont Virginia Community College has started offering students the opportunity to earn a certificate in the growing industry of craft brewing. The Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/1cUN3C6 ) the Charlottesville school has…

  • Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto

    HONOLULU (AP) — Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto. The protesters on Saturday complained about the…

  • Super Fancy Waffle House in the Works in New Orleans

    (NEW ORLEANS) — When you need it, the always-open Waffle House is there. And now, the 24-hour chain is coming to New Orleans in a seriously upgraded way. Waffle House is adding a feature to…