'Smokelore' is a tasty history of barbecue, food and culture

"Smokelore: A Short History of Barbecue in America" (University of Georgia Press), by Jim Auchmutey A great deal could be written about barbecue, and much of it already has been. ...

Alexander Wang heads to Rockefeller Plaza for al fresco show

NEW YORK (AP) — Embracing Manhattan's Rockefeller Center as his venue, Alexander Wang offered a huge hug to his city and American fashion as he showed his latest collection al fresco Friday night. ...

Foodies, faithful flock to Metro Detroit Ramadan festivals

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — Shortly before midnight, a buzzing crowd stood patiently in a line that bent around the corner of a community center and stretched far back into the night. After a count...

Ouch! Some business owners may be shocked by lost tax breaks

NEW YORK (AP) — As small business owners compile their income tax returns, they may have an unpleasant surprise — some popular business deductions have disappeared or been reduced under the new tax la...

Jews, evangelicals reach out to Sunni Gulf Arab leaders

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Against the backdrop of the first papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula is an interfaith conference that includes prominent U.S. rabbis and Christian evangelicals...

Photo of the Day: Hot 'dogs?' in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A hot dog stand in New Taipei City has caught the eye of many Western netizens for including the photo of a canine in a country once known for eating dog meat. On Sunday eve...

Review: 'The Upside' is a cliche-ridden, exploitative mess

It's said that January is one of the prime months that Hollywood chooses to dump its most embarrassing films and "The Upside" doesn't exactly disprove that notion. Few films in memor...

The Latest: Los Angeles council legalizes street vendors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on legalizing street vending in Los Angeles (all times local): 11:40 a.m. The Los Angeles City Council has voted overwhelmingly to mak...

Pushcart vendors _ in LA for decades _ might become legal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — They seem to be everywhere on the streets of Los Angeles — pushcarts and tables filled with everything from hot dogs and tamales to toys and tools. Such sales are ...

Small business tax planning looms. Tips to make it easier

NEW YORK (AP) — Year-end tax planning, something that should be part of a small business owner's annual routine, is particularly important now because of the tax law enacted nearly a year ago. The IRS...

Leicester City owner was a success in soccer and business

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai billionaire and Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died when his helicopter crashed in a parking lot next to the soccer club's stadium, was known to fans as a smili...

Crowd of 50,000-plus will watch Minnesota's last home game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After almost two full years as a Major League Soccer franchise, Minnesota United FC has been an unquestionably successful draw in a crowded sports market. The Loon...

Feeling your pain: Presidents tread tricky disaster politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The politics of natural disasters can be tricky for a president. Long before President Donald Trump tossed paper towels to storm-stricken Puerto Ricans and denied H...

Feeling your pain: Presidents tread tricky disaster politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The politics of natural disasters can be tricky for a president. Long before President Donald Trump tossed paper towels to storm-stricken Puerto Ricans and denied H...

Feeling your pain: Presidents tread tricky disaster politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The politics of natural disasters can be tricky for a president. Long before President Donald Trump tossed paper towels to storm-stricken Puerto Ricans and denied H...