Bad beasts, good treats: Feral hog slaughterhouse takes off

AP Photo/Rebecca Santana NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a region that takes food seriously, feral hogs are despised as destructive, but their rich, dark meat is winning fans among Louisiana chefs. A small slaughterhouse is butchering the wild pigs , which cause the state $76...

APNewsBreak: Boston police make little progress on race gap

BOSTON (AP) — The rate at which minorities are subjected to stops, searches and frisks by police doesn’t appear to be improving in Boston in the year since the department claimed it was narrowing racial disparities in its tactics. At least 71 percent of all street...

'I'll be praying for you:' Americans assess Trump's 100 days

AP Photo/Uncredited They are young and old: a high school student who can’t yet vote, a Vietnam vet who did so proudly. They hail from all corners of the United States and very different walks of life: a “downhome boy” from Kentucky, a third-generation...

Livestrong revenue dropped again in 2015, trending up now

AP Photo/Jack Plunkett AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Livestrong cancer charity saw a fundraising and contributions nosedive in 2015 for a third straight year after founder Lance Armstrong’s performance-enhancing drug scandal. Livestrong’s most recent federal...

The Latest: Airline says giant rabbit was alive on landing

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on a giant rabbit that died following a trans-Atlantic flight (all times local): 4:45 p.m. United Airlines spokesman Charles Hobart says the airline is reviewing its handling of a giant rabbit that died following a flight from London to Chicago. The...

Justices hear dispute over lower-cost biotech drugs sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is considering a dispute between rival drug companies that could affect how quickly life-saving generic medicines are available to the public. The case before the justices on Wednesday involves biologics – drugs made from living...
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Trump: national monuments a 'massive federal land grab'

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster WASHINGTON (AP) — Slamming what he called “a massive federal land grab,” President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of dozens of national monuments on federal...

Bern museum awaits works from Gurlitt art collection in June

GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss museum says it is expecting to receive within weeks about 200 artworks from a vast trove that a German collector had hidden for decades. Kunstmuseum Bern spokeswoman Maria-Teresa Cano says the museum expects deliveries in June from among over 1,000...
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'So sad he's gone' _ fans react to death of Jonathan Demme

AP Photo/CAROLYN KASTER Some reaction to the death of filmmaker Jonathan Demme. — “Jonathan Demme was a great artist, humanitarian, activist & a warm encouraging colleague. I’ve known very few like him. He will be missed.” – director Ron Howard...
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Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73

AP Photo/Joel Ryan NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Demme, the eclectic, ever-enthusiastic filmmaker behind the Oscar winners “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” and the director of one of the most seminal concert films ever made, the Talking...