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Bringing home the bacon tops new California laws in 2022

Bringing home the bacon tops new California laws in 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It's not often that bacon leads a roundup of new laws taking effect with the New Year in California. But even in progressive California, that's the headline-grabber.
A variety of condiments will jazz up a holiday graze board

A variety of condiments will jazz up a holiday graze board

If you have dipped into Pinterest even briefly over the past few years, you know that graze or grazing boards are A Thing. Beautiful boards or platters are filled with all kinds of food ready to be sampled, snacked up, nibbled and, OK, grazed.

Trial to open next month in spectacular German jewelry theft

BERLIN (AP) — Six men will go on trial in Germany next month over their alleged role in the spectacular theft of 18th-century jewels from a Dresden museum in 2019, a court said Wednesday. The Dresden state court said that the trial will open on Jan.
Edmunds: Understanding new car trim levels and options

Edmunds: Understanding new car trim levels and options

A key part of the car buying process is familiarizing yourself with some of the key terms you’ll encounter on automaker websites or on the dealership lot. You want to ensure that you’re getting the right features in your new vehicle.

How to help your parents navigate health care in retirement

Many adults find themselves helping their aging parents sign up for Medicare, a complex process with many steps and considerations. There are penalties for delaying enrollment, and not everyone understands their options.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney banks on strong economy in 2022 after tough COVID year

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney banks on strong economy in 2022 after tough COVID year

EDMONTON — It was a speech that symbolized Alberta's pandemic politics in 2021: Premier Jason Kenney’s boastful, bullhorn-loud, first-out-of-the-gate victory whoop over COVID-19 preceding a crushing hospital crisis.
The AP Interview: Nikole Hannah-Jones' warning on democracy

The AP Interview: Nikole Hannah-Jones' warning on democracy

NEW YORK (AP) — Following a year of professional milestones born of her work on America’s history of slavery, Pulitzer Prize-winning Black journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones said she is clear-eyed about her mission to force a reckoning around the nation’
Police: 6 killed, including gunman, in Denver area shootings

Police: 6 killed, including gunman, in Denver area shootings

DENVER (AP) — A gunman who went on a deadly shooting rampage through several business districts in and around Denver was targeting at least some of his victims, authorities said Tuesday.
After almost 2 years, water park reopens at Disney World

After almost 2 years, water park reopens at Disney World

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The big waves are returning to Walt Disney World. The theme park resort said Tuesday that it will reopen its Typhoon Lagoon water park after an almost two-year hiatus.
US move to shorten COVID-19 isolation stirs confusion, doubt

US move to shorten COVID-19 isolation stirs confusion, doubt

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials' decision to shorten the recommended COVID-19 isolation and quarantine period from 10 days to five is drawing criticism from some medical experts and could create more confusion and fear among Americans.