Food and drink

In this Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 photo, 21-year-old Afghan refugee Fatemeh Jafari poses for a photo at her basement Tehran coffee shop, in downtown Tehran, Iran. More than 3 million Afghans including as many as 2 million who entered without legal permission, live in the Islamic Republic, according to United Nations estimates. Jafari hopes her Telma, or “Dream,” Café in Tehran will help bridge the divides and xenophobia Afghans can face in Iran. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
October 16, 2019 - 2:06 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Afghan refugee Fatemeh Jafari is living out a dream in her basement coffee shop in Tehran that is out of reach for millions like her in Iran. Jafari hopes her "Telma Cafe" ("Dream Cafe") will help bridge the divide between Afghans and Iranians and fight the xenophobia many...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., takes the stage before a large crowd at a rally in Carson City, Nevada on Oct. 2, 2019. Warren has become known for drawing large crowds in liberal bastions like Manhattan, but is trying to bolster her appeal in more conservative areas that voted for President Donald Trump in 2016, like Nevada's state capital. (AP Photo/Will Weissert)
October 07, 2019 - 12:37 am
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Elizabeth Warren was greeted by Republican activists chanting "Stop impeachment!" as she strode toward baggage claim at a Nevada airport. There were more protesters at a Carson Center rec center where she spoke, including one atop hay bales yelling "Trump 2020" until he was...
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In this Sept. 30, 2019, photo, a signboard says "Consumption tax hike, 8 percent to 10 percent", at a mass home electronics retailer in Tokyo. Japan has raised consumption tax to 10 percent from 8 percent, amid concerns that it could sink the Japanese economy though government officials say ample measures are taken to minimize the impact. (Shinji Kita/Kyodo News via AP)
October 01, 2019 - 4:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan raised its national sales tax to 10% from 8% on Tuesday, risking short-term pain for the sake of the country's future financial stability as it copes with a fast aging and shrinking population. Previous tax increases, a 2-point increase to 5% in 1997 and another to 8% in 2014,...
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 photo, George Johnson points to a thermostat at the barber shop where he works in Longwood, Fla. Johnson says he rarely uses public transportation but is worried about climate change and keeps his driving to a minimum. He sometimes takes other conservation steps such as eating vegetarian meals and planting trees while always turning off unnecessary lights. “You’ve got to start somewhere,” he said. “If everybody just turned off their lights one hour or anything, it can help.” (AP Photo/John Raoux)
September 27, 2019 - 1:12 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Turn off the lights when they aren't needed? Check. Lower the thermostat a few degrees in winter? Maybe. Go full-time vegetarian? Probably not. Americans are willing to go only so far in engaging in habits that conserve energy and reduce emissions that are warming the...
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In this July 18, 2019, photo, North Korean refugee Jang Myung-jin speaks during an interview at his house in Seoul, South Korea. The 32-year-old Jang is among a handful of young North Korean refugees in South Korea who have launched YouTube channels that offer a rare glimpse into the everyday lives of people in North Korea, one of the world’s most secretive and repressive countries. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
September 25, 2019 - 10:59 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In South Korea, a handful of young North Korean refugees have launched YouTube channels in recent years to offer a rare glimpse into life in the North. They talk about things like what food North Koreans eat and what profanity they use. Their programs contrast with...
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In this Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 file photo, a shop owner reaches into a drink display refrigerator at his convenience store in Kent, Wash. A study on America’s eating habits released on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 shows only slight improvement from 1999 to 2016. While adults cut down a bit on added sugars and ate marginally more whole grains, they still eat too many sweetened foods and unhealthy fats. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 24, 2019 - 11:31 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Americans' diets are a little less sweet and a little crunchier but there's still too much sugar, white bread and artery-clogging fat, a study suggests. Overall, the authors estimated there was a modest improvement over 16 years on the government's healthy eating index, from...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2007, file photo, Air India's stewardesses explain facilities available to First Class travelers in their Boeing 777-200 LR aircraft during a function held to mark its commencement of operations, at the Chattrapati Shivaji International airport in Mumbai, India. Cash-starved Air India is putting its crew on a diet, changing their inflight menu to special low-fat meals. Dhananjay Kumar, the state-run airline's spokesman, said Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, that the objective is to provide healthy and cost-effective meals to crews on domestic and international flights. In 2009, the airline fired 10 air hostesses for being overweight after they failed to get back in shape three years after they were switched to ground crew jobs. (AP Photo/Gautam Singh, File)
September 18, 2019 - 7:55 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Cash-starved Air India is putting its crew on a diet, changing their inflight menu to special low-fat meals. Dhananjay Kumar, the state-run airline's spokesman, said Wednesday that the objective is to provide healthy and cost-effective meals to crews on domestic and international...
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In this Sept. 10, 2019 photo, a sign advertises in Spanish, "Today, the traditional chile en nogada," at El Sabor, a family-owned restaurant inside the Juarez Market that for decades has been serving up chiles en nogada in the weeks leading up to Mexico's independence celebrations, in Mexico City. Although the 200 peso ($10.50) price tag at El Sabor is half that at high end restaurants, the traditional ingredients and hours of labor that go into making the sweet and salty dish mean it is still the priciest item on their menu, a seasonal treat for fans of the dish. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
September 16, 2019 - 3:59 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The first bite of chiles en nogada, a traditional Mexican dish eaten around the country's independence celebrations, sends a shiver. The salty skin of the poblano chile crunches, the pomegranate seeds that dot it explode between your teeth and the flavors combine to dance in the...
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August 27, 2019 - 7:35 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of beer can collectors are heading to New Mexico for a "CANvention." The Albuquerque Journal reports the Brewery Collectibles Club of America is scheduled Thursday to start celebrating different types of beer cans at its three-day national gathering at the...
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August 27, 2019 - 5:16 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Antonio de la Rosa doesn't take it easy on his vacations. The Spaniard spent his summer paddling his way from California across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii. It took de la Rosa, who is from Valladolid, Spain, 76 days to paddle 2,500 miles (4,023 kilometers) while standing on a...
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