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4 hrs ago | KSFO-AM San Francisco

WH Chief of Staff Expresses Confidence Iraqi Army Can Take on ISIS

Saying that the United States is at war with ISIS, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough expressed confidence in the Iraqi army to take on the militant Islamic group even though it has failed to do so effectively in the past. "There is now a new multi-ethnic government in Baghdad.


Related Topix: Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, Iraq, World News

8 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Master's Woodshop resurrects Statton line

For Statton Furniture's third-generation president and the Hagerstown manufacturer's craftsmen and customers, it was a sad time in late 2008 when the 82-year-old company sold off its machinery and tools, and shut its doors. Who would guess that just a few months later, the venerable Statton name would be back in the furniture-making business? Bounce back it did during the winter of 2009 when Eben Conner, who owns a custom woodworking company called The Master's Woodshop, struck a deal with former Statton president Hunt Hardinge to begin production again.


Related Topix: Hagerstown, MD, Woodworking, Hobbies

12 hrs ago | CBS Atlanta

Two perfect days in Camden, Maine

Straight up, over ice, or frozen, daiquiris are just as good now as when Hemingway drank them. Of course, like many classics, the daiquiri is easy to make and easy to get wrong.


Related Topix: Camden, ME, Tea, Drink, Portland, ME, Food, Dining

16 hrs ago | Wimbledon Guardian

Flowers and home-grown veg to go on display at Epsom Garden Society's autumn show

Dazzling flowers and impressive home-grown vegetables are set to go on display at Epsom Garden Society's autumn show. In addition to flowers, fruits and vegetables, show secretary Jill Farnham says there will be sections for preserves, baking and flower arrangements.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Food, Vegetables

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Tomatoes and salad kits recalled

A California produce company is issuing a recall of some lots of tomatoes and salad kits that include them because they may be contaminated with salmonella. Taylor Farms of Tracy issued the voluntary recall Saturday night for Expo Fresh Roma tomatoes shipped to Costco locations in Los Angeles and Hawthorne in California, Tacoma and Lynwood in Washington, and Las Vegas in Nevada.


Related Topix: Hawthorne, CA, Lynwood, CA, Food, Vegetables


Police Investigate Disappearance of Appalachian State University Freshman

The parents of a college freshman are desperate to find their 18-year-old daughter who was last seen nearly two weeks ago. Anna Marie Smith, a student at Appalachian State University, was last seen on campus by her roommate on September 2, according to police.


Related Topix: Appalachian State University, Labor Day, Holidays

Albany Times Union

In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 photo, Angie Trombley carries a crate of Islanders, purple-colored heirloom peppers, grown in a caterpillar-style greenhouse at the Squire Tarbox Farm on Westport Island, Maine.


Related Topix: Food, Slow Food, Local Food, Agriculture, Science, us Travel, Travel

Bicester Advertiser

Alison Weaver pictured outside the shop with some of her sausages

WINNING bangers made by a village butchers have taken on a whole new level of fame after being endorsed by Downton Abbey stars. The Bampton Royal pork sausages, produced on site at Patrick Strainge Butchers, were feasted on by the cast of the ITV period drama when it was filmed in the village earlier this year.


Related Topix: Devon County, England, Oxfordshire County, England, United Kingdom, Food, Pork, Meat, Rob James-Collier, Lesley Nicol


Pewaukee Marrow Donor to be at Wedding of Man he Saved

A special guest will be present when Adam Myers and Sloan Braith get married Saturday, a man they've never met but who made their big day possible. He's Jeremy Gitzlaff, of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, an Iraq War veteran and former Marine Corps reservist.


Related Topix: Pewaukee, WI, Wedding, Veteran Affairs, Leukemia, Health

Politics and steak on the menu in Iowa

When Tom Harkin supporters Joan and Gray Kiernan decided to throw the congressional candidate a fundraiser in 1972, they charged $2 for the ticket, picked up the costs for the steak, salad and baked potatoes and gave the funds raised to Harkin's campaign. Reported attendance: 20 people.


Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Beef, Food, Meat, Bill Clinton, History in the News

Fri Sep 12, 2014

World War II B-17 Flying Fortress visits Capital City Airport

The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 122 hosts the EAA's B-17G Flying Fortress "Aluminum Overcast" at Capital City Airport, September 12, 2014. The World War II bomber is available for tours and flights from Sept.


Related Topix: Flying, Hobbies

Washington Times

Ebola patient in Omaha eating ice cream

Officials at the Nebraska Medical Center where an American aid worker infected with Ebola is being treated say the patient is getting his appetite back. Dr. Rick Sacra was flown to the Omaha, Nebraska, hospital on Sept.


Related Topix: Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Medicine

Las Cruces Sun-News

Acting director chosen to run New Mexico VA system

ALBUQUERQUE >> The chief medical officer for the Veterans Affairs' health care network in Southern California and southern Nevada has been tapped to oversee operations in New Mexico. The agency announced Friday the appointment of Skye McDougall as the acting director of the New Mexico VA health care system.


Related Topix: Albuquerque, NM, Veteran Affairs

Halstead Gazette

Anthony Tropeano, James Welling and Mark Baumann

A CELEBRITY chef is hoping to "break the mould" as he prepares to open a new fine dining restaurant on Southend seafront. The first few people through the door of the former Tiffins restaurant, next to the Kursaal, will be treated to a free coffee ground from his own Bourgee branded beans.


Related Topix: Food, Dining, Beef, Meat

Protestant Firebrand Ian Paisley Dies Aged 88

The Rev. Ian Paisley, the divisive Protestant firebrand who devoted his life to thwarting compromise with Catholics in Northern Ireland only to become a pivotal peacemaker in his twilight years, died Friday in Belfast, his wife said.


Related Topix: Sinn Fein, Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Irish Republican Army, Holidays, Good Friday

The York Daily Record

Arizona man seeks recognition of same-sex marriage

George Martinez was a Vietnam War veteran in the throes of the final stages of cancer when he and his partner of 45 years traveled from Arizona to California to fulfill one of his final wishes and get married. He died two weeks ago, and now his surviving spouse is in the midst of a legal battle over Arizona's ban on gay marriage.


Related Topix: Veteran Affairs, Gay/Lesbian, US News, US Supreme Court

Thu Sep 11, 2014

WXLO-FM Worcester

Seth MacFarlane Album Featuring Sara Bareilles & Norah Jones Gets Title, Release Date

S eth MacFarlane , the guy who brought you Family Guy and Ted, is also a singer, and he's just announced a title and release date for his upcoming Christmas album, which will feature guest appearances by his pals Sara Bareilles an d Norah Jones. The album is called Holiday for Swing!, a title that's likely a play on the classic instrumental tune " Holiday for Strings.


Related Topix: Ted, Seth MacFarlane, Christmas!!!!!, Video Games, Holidays, Christmas


Papa's favorite poison

Years ago, I had little use for the daiquiri. I regarded it as a fruity, frothy, adolescent concoction, made for injudicious college drinking and the "specialty cocktail" page at chain restaurants, all too often impregnated with artificial colors and flavors.


Related Topix: Food, Recipes, Cuba Travel, Caribbean Travel, Inventions, Science / Technology, Cuba, World News,


Incumbent's loss upends Massachusetts' House race

For months, state and national Republican groups have been criticizing Democratic Rep. John Tierney in Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District as an extreme partisan on the far left, hoping to leave him politically wounded and vulnerable to GOP challenger Richard Tisei in the November election. After Democratic voters bounced Tierney in Tuesday's primary in favor of newcomer Seth Moulton , Tisei will no longer be facing a nine-term Democratic incumbent with suitcases of political baggage.


Related Topix: US Politics, John Tierney, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Massachusetts, Veteran Affairs, 2012 Presidential Election

Brandon Sun

Ethics panel won't pursue Wis. congresswoman arrested in minimum wage protest at McDonald's

A Wisconsin congresswoman arrested during a protest of wages paid to workers at McDonald's and other fast-food chains will not face an investigation by the House Ethics Committee. Ethics Committee Chairman Michael Conaway of Texas and Rep. Linda Sanchez of California, the panel's senior Democrat, said Thursday that no further review of the case involving Democratic Rep. Gwen Moore was needed.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Gwen Moore, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Food, Fast Food, Michael Conaway, Republican, Linda Sanchez