Two black men were arrested at a Starbucks Coffee store in Philadelphia last week after getting a call from a store manager. The men arrested attempted to use the store's bathrooms without purchasing anything and then refused to leave. They were reportedly meeting with a real estate investor.
Lobsters have gone from being considered "trash" food fit only for servants, the poor, and cats to being a much-loved, often expensive delicacy.
Everyone has heard the myth that lobsters "scream" when tossed in a pot of boiling water—they don't, they have no vocal cords, but research does indicate that lobsters (and crabs) may feel pain.
It is on this basis that Switzerland passed a law last year banning the boiling of live lobsters. The law goes into effect on March 1st.
Obama may have wanted to be a transformative President, but Donald J. Trump appears well on his way to owning this title.
His administration is now proposing a food delivery program that would replace about half of food stamp benefits for households who qualify for the boxes. The program is referred to as "USDA America's Harvest Box".
President Trump is not the only one taking a giant eraser to Barack Obama's legacy.
The House of Representatives has just passed a bill rescinding many of the former President's restrictive menu labeling rules, and potentially providing enough flexibility so that restaurants won’t have to label the calories for every variation of items on their menus.
In 1986, California's Proposition 65 (the Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act) was passed, placing restrictions on toxic discharges into drinking water and required that people be notified who were exposed to carcinogens and reproductive toxins.
Democrats have spent years trying to "Raise the Wage" for workers in entry-level and part-time jobs, to no avail.
Their approach was all wrong. Though they successfully installed minimum wage hikes in blue locals, the exact population they sought to help experienced layoffs, hour cuts, and even store closures as a result of the mandated wage increases (we've cataloged this ongoing story extensively).
Thanks to recent changes in tax laws, Starbucks employees will finally get the wage bumps Democrats have spent years trying to deliver.
Earlier this week, the FDA announced a coming crackdown on "potentially harmful, unproven homeopathic drugs".
Homeopathic drugs are holistic and said to stimulate the body's power to heal itself by focusing on the entire picture of health and not only the ailment needing treatment. Some swear by homeopathy, even if there's little science to back it up.
Thirteen states are trying to haul California in front of the US Supreme Court.
While there is a myriad of issues that would be worthy of this move, it is the Golden State's egg law that the potential plaintiffs want cracked open before the nation's highest court.
Despite its status as a blue state, a special set of entrepreneurs have figured out how to market one of Washinton's iconic products: Coffee.
Perhaps inspired by the "Hooters" model for chicken wings, scantily clad women serve up delicious caffeinated drinks and a smile. The successful business model, however, was drawing concerns that criminal elements were attracted to bikini baristas.
As a work from home mom with a toddler and a puppy, I was heartened to read that my caffeine addiction (though I'd argue it's more of a necessity during this stage of life) might not be so terrible for my health after all.
A recent study found that drinking 3 or 4 cups of coffee a day, or what's considered "moderate amounts" does more good than harm to the human body. Drink more than 4 cups a day? That might not be harmful, but the benefits of coffee drinking become less pronounced.
This year, I wanted to take an in-depth look at cranberries, which are second only to the turkey drumstick as the favorite component of my holiday meal.
The little, red sphere of tartness turns out to be only one of three fruits that naturally occur in North America (the other two being blueberries and Concord grapes).
Former NAACP activist Rachel Dolezal is quietly selling homemade lollipops from her website.
You may remember Dolezal as the gal responsible for making selective race a national discussion. Dolezal, born of two white parents, masqueraded as a black woman for years saying she self-identified as black.
Nanny staters are gonna nanny state.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's meddlesome agenda was dealt a blow Wednesday when Illinois' Cook County voted to repeal its soda tax just months after it was adopted.
The government ruins absolutely everything. Even cute, independent bakery ingredient lists.
A Massachusetts bakery dinged by the FDA for a litany of ridiculous infractions was most shocked to find they'd been reprimanded for citing "love" as an ingredient in their rolled oats.
And this is how we know the EU is officially off its rocker -- they're considering a retaliatory bourbon tax.
Before we get too alarmist here, they're also considering tariffs on dairy and orange juice, according to a report in the Financial Times: