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The Specialty Food Association’s Trendspotter panel has named its 2019 food trends, including plant-based foods, cannabis, and responsible packaging. The panel, which is made up of 10 specialty food professionals from across the industry, seeks to identify unique trends each year that will shape how food is created and consumed
“The specialty food industry is growing rapidly, and much of this can be attributed to…

When Jeff Hill returned to his neighborhood in Paradise after evacuating during the Camp Fire, he came across a wayward horse -- in a backyard swimming pool. The horse appeared to have jumped in to escape the flames, and was caught in the pool cover.
He had been checking on a neighbor's house to see if it was still standing when he discovered the horse, Hill wrote in a Facebook post.

When you’re in a troubling situation where do you look for help? On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg cautions against placing our hope in anything besides God, teaching us to trust in His sovereign control.

The Japanese government said it was anticipating more than 345,000 blue-collar foreign workers could join Japan's workforce over the first five years of a new visa system they are planning to implement in April 2019, according to The Japan Times. The figures were released by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government after criticism from the opposition parties who said they were refusing to estimate how many individuals would enter the country due to the changes to the visa system to accommodate

In another sign of China’s deteriorating auto market, sales of Geely cars declined in October, ending a hot streak of 46 straight months of year-over-year growth as U.S.-China trade tensions drag down the world’s biggest car market.

Horse owners across the area were shocked at how quickly the fire moved, and several had to flee abruptly, with some forced to leave their animals behind.

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway took a $4 billion stake in JPMorgan Chase & Co. in the third quarter, adding to a list of other large holdings in major American financial institutions.

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention reported on Wednesday there was an alarming rise in Lyme and other tick-related illnesses which as "a serious and growing threat to public health," according to NBC News. The report was presented to Congress and calls for increased surveillance, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment measures to address the growing problem in the United States. At least 20 known medical conditions can come from tick bites, with the most common being Lyme disease which

Authorities say riots at two California state prisons involved hundreds of inmates and sent 11 to the hospital.
The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says 134 inmates began rioting shortly after 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga, in California's Central Valley.

When it comes to choosing a college performing arts program, there’s a lot to consider.

Your investment doesn’t have to go to waste. Here’s how the losing cities can attract the next startup.

Hunk of the Day: Jesse Palmer
A worthy request from a co-worker, this is Jesse Palmer making his Hunk of the Day debut. Mr. Palmer is a former sports star who has segued successfully into hosting the Food Network ’s Baking championship programs. His matinee cheekbones and sparkling eyes, along with the game willingness to try a yule-log mash-up, make him an ideal candidate for his job, as well as this Hunk of the Day crowning.

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A United States congressional commission released a report on Wednesday which said it appeared China was relaxing enforcing sanctions on North Korea and ordered the Treasury Department to provide a report on Beijing's compliance with the sanctions within 180 days, according to Reuters. The bipartisan U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission released its annual report which said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin should craft a report which includes a classified list of financial

A tidal wave of cash has helped turn China’s internet startups into formidable superpowers rivaling their U.S. counterparts. But venture capitalists argue that a unique set of forces are also spurring the startups’ ascendancy.

The 2018 Country Music Association Awards kicked off with a tribute to the 12 people who were killed at a Southern California country music bar last week.
Garth Brooks opened the show, telling the audience that Wednesday's event would be "dedicated to the 12 individuals who we lost far too soon just a week ago tonight at the Borderline in Thousand Oaks, California.

Without the talented writers behind your roles, you'd never be able to make your character come to life, but it's up to you and the writer to collaborate.

“You still see solid growth, but you see growing signs of a bit of a slowdown,” Jerome Powell, chairman of the central bank, said at a Dallas event. “And it is concerning.”

Natural Language searching provides you with the flexibility to enter key terms and have Nexis return results that contain high concentrations of those terms.

Casting director Devin Shacket (“Pottersville,” “House of Cards”) shares what type of training she looks for on a resume and how unrepresented actors can get casting to notice them.

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema was declared the winner in the Arizona U.S. Senate race, becoming the first openly bisexual person elected to the body.

New York, N.Y. – Imagine you’re a Secret Service special agent or uniformed division officer and are needed to help protect a foreign dignitary in four days. You’re well-trained and are prepared for just about anything. You expect to accompany your assigned protectee wherever they go, whether it’s an office building, a basketball game, or …

Authorities are investigating after reports of an explosion Wednesday morning at a residence in Tustin.
KTLA's Chip Yost was at the scene, where a bomb squad unit was stationed outside of a residential building on busy Newport Avenue.
Around 9 a.m. bomb squad authorities responded to the scene, where they spoke with a resident, who allowed them to enter the building.

Three Teach For America alumni were honored in the Forbes 2019 30 Under 30 list for their work in education.

Colombia's attorney general announced on Wednesday it was beginning a criminal investigation into the deaths of a whistleblower and his son who were central witnesses in the corruption probe of Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, according to BBC News. The whistleblower Jorge Enrique Pizano was a witness in one of the largest corruption cases in Latin America died last week at his home near Bogota. While local media reported he died of a heart attack at the time, many were suspicious since

Avenatti, a fixture on cable news and a frequent Trump critic, was in Los Angeles police custody as of Wednesday afternoon. In a statement, he said, "I have never been physically abusive in my life."

About the 2019 School Leaders of Color Conference
School and system level leaders are a critical lever in impacting the outcomes for kids. They have the profound impact of being able to both positively influence students directly and create the institutional conditions that make schools and systems more equitable at scale. School and System Leaders who identify as people of color have a particularly crucial role…

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