Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: _____ July 30 The Chicago Tribune on a tactic some wealthy parents used to secure...

States exceeding federal eligibility thresholds for food aid

President Donald Trump's administration has proposed to tighten eligibility standards for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP or food stamps. The proposed rule change would no...

Trump proposal seeks to crack down on food stamp 'loophole'

Residents signing up for food stamps in Minnesota are provided a brochure about domestic violence, but it doesn't matter if they even read the pamphlet. The mere fact it was made available could allow...

Study: Home-delivered meals could save money for Medicare

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare could save $1.57 for every dollar spent delivering free healthy meals to frail seniors after a hospitalization, according to a new study that comes as lawmakers look to rest...

USDA rule could affect 3.1M food stamp recipients

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing to tighten automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program, a change that could affect about 3.1 million people. ...

For Tour de France riders, eating on the job key to winning

BRUSSELS (AP) — At the Tour de France, there are two types of eating. There's food for pure pleasure, consumed with gusto by those who follow the race for three weeks through French ...

Taiwan confirms new cases of avian flu on 3 farms

More than 7,500 birds were culled after new cases of avian influenza were confirmed on three poultry farms in Yunlin County, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) sa...

To boost milk, dairy groups support high school coffee bars

NEW YORK (AP) — Coffee bars selling $3 iced lattes are popping up in high schools, helped along by dairy groups scrambling for new ways to get people to drink milk. It's one small wa...

UN: Sudan's health supply shortage exacerbated by crisis

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says Sudan is facing shortages of medicine and health supplies because of its ongoing economic crisis, which has been exacerbated by recent political upheaval....

Justices side with business, government in information fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with businesses and the U.S. government in a ruling about the public's access to information. The high court ruled Monday against a Sout...

A's pitcher Montas suspended 80 games for drug violation

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. The...

The Latest: Sharks' Thornton wants to play another season

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the NHL Awards show (all times local): 5:21 p.m. San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton will turn 40 on July 2, and he can't wait to get...

US preschoolers less pudgy in latest sign of falling obesity

CHICAGO (AP) — Preschoolers on government food aid have grown a little less pudgy, a U.S. study found, offering fresh evidence that previous signs of declining obesity rates weren't a fluke. ...

'Blue tears' not toxic: Taiwan researcher

Fluorescent blue sparkles, dubbed "blue tears," that glow around Taiwan's offshore Matsu Islands are not caused by toxic algae and a sign of environmental deterioration, a Taiwanese rese...

What's so bad about processed foods? Scientists offer clues

NEW YORK (AP) — Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there's something else about such processed foods that might be bad...