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Home bakers in New Jersey stew after state becomes last to allow baked goods for sale

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — There’s only one thing preventing baker Mandy Coriston from selling the Irish soda bread she makes from her great-grandmother’s recipe inside her old cast-iron skillets: She lives in New Jersey. New Jersey is now the only state in the U.S. where people can’t sell home-baked goods after a Wisconsin court this [...]

By | 2017-06-20T15:53:53+00:00 Thursday, June 22, 2017|

Court ruling pushes Redskins’ name fight back to society

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins aren’t in the clear with their team name just yet, even after the Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can’t block trademarks on the basis that they’re offensive. Supreme Court precedent may help the club in its ongoing legal battle, but the fight over the Redskins moniker will [...]

By | 2017-06-20T15:54:31+00:00 Thursday, June 22, 2017|

Experts: Takata bankruptcy means air bag victims get less

DETROIT — A bankruptcy filing by Japanese air bag maker Takata will leave little money for dozens of people who sued the company over deaths and injuries caused by its exploding air bag inflators, according to outside legal experts and lawyers suing the company. Takata Corp. and its U.S. operations are likely to seek bankruptcy [...]

By | 2017-06-20T15:51:16+00:00 Thursday, June 22, 2017|

Air conditioner repair workers in hot demand amid heat wave

PHOENIX (AP) — Alan Schwandt was rushing to his second job of the day when his phone rang with another desperate Phoenix homeowner calling about a broken air conditioner in the midst of a scorching heat wave. Dressed in gray shorts and navy long-sleeve shirt emblazoned with his company’s bright red logo “Alan’s Air,” Schwandt [...]

By | 2017-06-20T15:54:47+00:00 Thursday, June 22, 2017|

Modern family: More courts allow ‘tri-parenting’

NEW YORK (AP) — Sixteen-year-old Madison’s family clustered for a photo in a California courtroom, commemorating the day it finally became official that she has three parents. The adults she calls Mom, Dad and Mama were all there for her birth, after the women decided to have a child together and approached a male friend. [...]

By | 2017-06-22T11:40:53+00:00 Wednesday, June 21, 2017|

Tourists wanting to experience extreme heat descend on sweltering Death Valley

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Desert dwellers in the western part of the country see temperatures topping 120 degrees as a reason to hunker down indoors and turn up the air conditioning. But some tourists welcome it as a bucket-list opportunity to experience Death Valley — famously the hottest place in America. Many now have their [...]

By | 2017-06-22T11:40:09+00:00 Wednesday, June 21, 2017|

Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s decision to reverse some Obama-era Cuba policies landed with a thud among many congressional Republicans who say the new approach surrenders a potentially lucrative market for American goods and services to competitors. While anti-Castro conservatives hailed Trump’s partial roll-back of President Barack Obama’s detente, a number of other GOP [...]

By | 2017-06-22T11:40:19+00:00 Wednesday, June 21, 2017|