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Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

This June 18, 2009 file photo shows cows grazing in Rock County, Neb.   Compared to the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases connected to global warming per calorie, puts out six times as much nitrogen for water pollution, takes 11 times more water for irrigation and uses 28 times the land, according to the study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  (AP Photo/Bill Wolf, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.

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Thirst for US craft beer grows overseas

In this Saturday, July 19, 2014, photo provided by Stone Brewing Co., Stone Brewing Co. CEO and Co-founder Greg Koch, center, toasts the crowd after announcing the Escondido, Calif., brewery's plan to build a brewery and bistro in Berlin. Stone Brewing Co. is spending about $25 million to renovate a historic gas works building into a brewery, packaging and distribution center, restaurant and garden set to open late next year. Stone Brewing Co., one of the top 10 biggest craft breweries in the U.S., will make beer for its bistro and distribution throughout Germany and Europe. (AP Photo/Stone Brewing Co., Frederik Ferschke)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Helping to quench a growing thirst for American craft beer overseas, some of the United States’ largest craft breweries are setting up shop in Europe, challenging the very beers that inspired them on their home turfs.

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Comic-Con offers toy designers a chance to go wild

This photo provided by courtesy of Mattel, Inc. shows the "Hot Wheels Life-Sized Darth Vader Car." When it comes to designing the highly coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego, the sky's the limit for the designers at Mattel. Fittingly, the building where Mattel's dreamers conceive of their limited-edition playthings is just down the street from the Los Angeles International Airport. (AP Photo/Mattel, Inc., Jeffrey Moustache)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to designing coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky’s the limit for the designers at Mattel. Fittingly, the building where Mattel’s dreamers conceive of their limited-edition playthings is just down the street from the Los Angeles International Airport.

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Atlantic City doomed by glut of casinos in region

In this Jan. 31, 2012 file photo, shoppers stroll through The Walk, Atlantic City N.J.'s outlet shopping district a few blocks from the casinos. The shopping district is part of an effort to diversify Atlantic City and make it less reliant on gambling revenue, which has been plummeting since 2006. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The rapid disintegration of Atlantic City’s casino market might be an early indicator of what could happen in other parts of the country that have too many casinos and not enough gamblers.

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Fla. jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6B in damages

In this Feb. 6, 2008 photo, a smokestack of an old R.J. Reynolds Tobacco plant frames the Reynolds American building in Winston-Salem, N.C., A Florida jury has slammed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by Cynthia Robinson, the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.  The damages the jury awarded to Robinson on Friday, July 18, 2014, after a four-week trial come in addition to $16.8 million in compensatory damages.  (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida jury has slammed the nation’s No. 2 cigarette maker, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.

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