Germany extends anti-Islamic State mission in Iraq by 1 year

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet has approved extending Germany's military participation in an international coalition against the Islamic State group. Merkel spokesw...

Mexico celebrates its independence with iconic dish

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, th...

Severely malnourished teen's dad, stepmom plead not guilty

BUCYRUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county prosecutor says a 13-year-old boy fed a strict vegan diet of fruit and nuts by his parents and weighing just 65 pounds resembled a concentration camp survivor when ...

U.S. government plans to ban flavors used in e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, responding to a recent surge in underage vaping that ha...

Mint, menthol: Vape industry has dug heels in on flavor bans

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Efforts to ban flavored e-cigarettes and reduce their appeal to youngsters have sputtered under industry pressure in over a half-dozen states this year even as one state, Michiga...

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___ OxyContin maker reaches tentative opioid-crisis settlement HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly half the states and some 2,000 local governments have agreed to a tenta...

Government will propose banning flavors used in e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday his administration will propose banning thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes to combat a recent surge in underage vaping . ...

Dominican vibes and a youthful feel at Oscar de la Renta

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta's designing duo, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, looked to the homeland of the label's late, legendary founder for their latest show: the Dominican Republic. ...

Wichita toddler injected enough methadone to kill adult

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Court records say a Wichita toddler who died at a motel had enough methadone in his system to kill an opioid-addicted adult. The Wichita Eagle reports details we...

Solomon Islanders support continued ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government of the Solomon Islands, one of only 17 that officially recognizes Taiwan, is weighing a transfer of diplomatic ties to China, but its people appear to favor...

Police say Indian troops have killed a militant in Kashmir

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian troops have killed a suspected militant during an operation in the northern part of the Indian-controlled Kashmir, the region's police chief said. Jammu and K...

No-spray zones divide French farmers from anxious neighbors

PARIS (AP) — When tractors laden with pesticides and other chemicals start spraying the vineyards that produce fruity Bordeaux wines, Marie-Lys Bibeyran's phone starts to ring. "Peop...

Plan now for the best tomatoes next year

A myth among tomato lovers is that home-grown tomatoes taste best. Not true! The best varieties of tomatoes are what taste best, whether they're grown on a farm or in a backyard. Wha...

Second wave of mangosteens to hit 10 stores in Taiwan Wed.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The second shipment of mangosteens (山竹) are hitting store shelves at 10 Carrefour branches across Taiwan on Wednesday (Sept. 11), 16 years after Taiwan banned imports of the ex...

Americans love snacks. What does that mean for their health?

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity. Eating habits in the U.S. have changed ...