The Latest: Maker of candy hearts and Necco Wafers sold

Candy Company Sale

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the sale of candy company Necco (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The bankrupt maker of Necco Wafers, Sweethearts conversation hearts and other beloved American candies has a new owner. The Ohio-based Spangler Candy Co. had the winning $18.83 million bid for the New England...


FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

Teething Products Warning

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers. The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and...


Comedian Josh Denny not sorry about N-word tweets

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian and Food Network host Josh Denny has called his tweets using the N-word and comparing use of “straight white male” to the racial slur as “very incendiary,” but he said he’s not sorry. The host of “Ginormous Food” appeared on Van Lathan’s podcast “The Red Pill” on Tuesday....


The Latest: Wyoming approves 1st grizzly hunt since 1970s

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on a vote in Wyoming that would allow grizzly bears to be hunted for the first time since 1974 (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Wyoming has approved its first hunt of grizzly bears in 44 years. The hunt this fall will be the biggest in the lower 48 states since the U.S....


NOT REAL NEWS: No Los Angeles restaurant offering dog meat

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A false story being shared online claims a restaurant in California was given permission to serve dog meat while a court considered if eating it would be a religious right. There’s no such restaurant and the sale of dog meat as human food is illegal in the state. The false story...


Digital Life: Cutting back on a constant smartphone habit

Digital Life Cutting Back on Tech

NEW YORK (AP) — Why are we checking Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, then Facebook again when we just wanted to check the weather? Turns out, smartphone addiction is by design. Think of the constant stream of notifications, color schemes in apps and all the “likes,” followers and in-game trophies. Our...


Mount Rushmore to improve avenue of flags in $14M renovation

Mount Rushmore Upgrades

KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) — The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is getting a $14 million upgrade, though the carved heads of U.S. presidents won’t be touched. Maureen McGee-Ballinger is chief of interpretation and education at the popular landmark. She told the Rapid City Journal that the construction...


US airlines expect record number of summer travelers

Planes will be packed as Americans head out on summer vacations this year. Airlines for America, a trade group that represents most major U.S. carriers, forecast Wednesday that 246.1 million passengers — about 2.7 million a day — will fly on a U.S. airline between June 1 and Aug. 31. That would be...


Planning a Disney trip? Disney Parks Moms Panel can help

Travel Disney Mom Advice

If you’re contemplating a trip to a Disney park, you may be stressing out about the planning. How far in advance should you book? How does the FastPass work? Are restaurant reservations really necessary? A good resource for getting advice is the Disney Parks Moms Panel. The 40 panelists provide...


Archaeologists discover Greco-Roman era building in Egypt

Egypt Antiquities

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian archaeologists say they have discovered parts of a huge red brick building dating back to the Greco-Roman period north of Cairo. The Antiquities Ministry says Wednesday the building was found in the Sa El-Hagar archaeological site in Gharbia province. It says archaeologists...

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