| Nov 7, 2014
| 1:19 PM
FARMINGTON — After gaining national attention during a social-media organized boycott against food service contractor Chartwells, Farmington High School students said their voices were heard as the school took steps to improve the cafeteria program....
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:27 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking into the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium's use of dogs to herd its African elephants after receiving a complaint from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
"We have video footage [taken at] the...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 11:39 AM
The hulking animals that stepped from trailers to corrals here late at night drew a hushed, attentive audience of about 25 people.
The reason for the reverence: wild bison have been reintroduced on the prairies east of the Mississippi River for the...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 10:22 AM
Foster Farms is recalling nearly 40,000 pounds of frozen, pre-cooked chicken produced in its Louisiana plant because of potential listeria contamination, federal inspectors said.
The recall is for Chicken Breast Grilled Strips sold in 3.5-pound...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 1:12 PM
A shipment of aluminum sheets from China had to be fumigated at the port of Baltimore this week after a snail species never seen locally before was spotted on the outside of a shipping container, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
| Nov 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
An investigation into Orlando hotelier Nikesh Patel’s loan business has delayed a formal indictment in the case, authorities said in a recent court filing.
The delay for purposes of investigation raises questions about whether Patel’s...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Since 1978, Connecticut's Farmland Preservation Program has permanently protected the prime and important farmland soils of 300 farms and nearly 40,000 acres to ensure the future of agriculture in our state. Members of the Farmer's Cow cooperative,...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Lumosity (Free for iOS and Android with a premium option)
What it is: A way to exercise your brain with puzzles, memory games and other mind-stimulating and problem-solving challenges, a great companion for the road.
How it works: After creating an...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Facing criminal charges of fraud and a $72 million lawsuit, Orlando businessman Nikesh Patel has agreed to sell five hotels, two multimillion-dollar homes, several luxury brand watches, a Rolls Royce, a Lamborghini, and gold coins.
But Patel hasn’...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Embattled businessman Nikesh Patel has resigned from the board of directors for the University of Central Florida Foundation, according to UCF spokesman Chad Binette.
Patel was arrested Sept. 30, after the FBI alleged in an affidavit that he...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
There’s a ripple effect spreading from the alleged loan fraud of Orlando businessman Nik Patel, who was arrested on Sept. 30 on federal charges that he lied about $179 million in loans he sold through his company First Farmers Financial.