Food services regulation

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013 file photo, polystyrene foam soup containers are stacked in a New York restaurant. The new year means no more plastic foam coffee cups, takeout containers or packing peanuts in most places in the nation's largest city. New York City's long-planned ban took effect on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 01, 2019 - 7:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The new year means no more plastic foam coffee cups, takeout containers or packing peanuts in most places in the nation's largest city. New York City's long-planned ban took effect on Tuesday. The prohibition includes food containers and loose packing fill made from what's known as...
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January 01, 2019 - 1:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The new year means no more plastic foam coffee cups, takeout containers or packing peanuts in most places in the nation's largest city. New York City's long-planned ban took effect Tuesday. The prohibition includes food containers and loose packing fill made from what's known as...
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January 01, 2019 - 10:22 am
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — A law sharply limiting the sale of alcohol has gone into effect in the former Soviet republic of Turkmenistan, whose authoritarian president has made physical fitness a top initiative. The law that took effect Tuesday forbids the sale of alcoholic drinks including beer...
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December 18, 2018 - 9:45 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African restaurant chain has been ordered to withdraw a television commercial deemed to have trivialized the brutal history of colonial rule in Africa. The ad for Chicken Licken turned the colonization narrative on its head, depicting a black man arriving in Europe by...
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November 29, 2018 - 12:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City councilman is proposing legislation that would ban cash-free businesses. Democratic City Councilman Ritchie Torres, who represents parts of the Bronx, formally introduced the legislation Wednesday, which would force eateries and other retailers to accept cash...
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FILE - This Dec. 21, 2016 file photo shows the Trump International Hotel at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, in Washington. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon in Washington ruled Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, that the Cork Wine Bar may indeed be losing customers as lobbyists, political fundraisers and others flock to the nearby Trump International Hotel, but that does not constitute unfair competition under the local law. He wrote that to decide otherwise would mean other celebrities could not promote companies they own either. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 27, 2018 - 2:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of breaking a law on unfair competition by using the presidency to attract customers to restaurants in his Washington hotel. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon in Washington ruled Monday that the Cork Wine Bar may...
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October 07, 2018 - 10:01 am
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Police in Armenia say a former member of parliament was shot to death in a restaurant and that the suspected assailant, also a former lawmaker, later died of a suspected suicide. According to police, Karo Karapetian and Arutyun Karagezian met Saturday in a restaurant in the...
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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is escorted by U.S. Capitol Police past waiting reporters trying to ask about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Sen. Collins, whose vote on Kavanaugh is uncertain, was leaving the Senate Special Committee on Aging which she chairs. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 03, 2018 - 3:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The impassioned fight over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court has led to heightened security at the Capitol, with some senators using police escorts to shield them from protesters. Capitol police have arrested dozens of protesters in recent days and stepped up their...
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September 26, 2018 - 2:16 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is making it illegal to bail on a bill at beauty shops, salons and barbershops. It was already a misdemeanor to leave a restaurant without paying, but under the old law it wasn't a crime to do the same thing at a barbershop or salon, meaning owners had little...
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September 20, 2018 - 5:13 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — People who want straws with their drinks at California restaurants will have to request them under a new law. The law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically giving out single-use plastic...
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