• Haitians blocked at US border find ‘Mexican dream’

    TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Jose Luis Millan found a new crop of star employees at an upscale Tijuana car wash where customers cross the border from the U.S. to pay up to $950 to have their prized possessions steamed and scrubbed for hours. They’re never late, always hustle and come in on days off to learn new skills, traits that he says make them a model for their Mexican counterparts.

  • Appeals court taking foie gras off the menu in California

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court reinstated California’s ban on foie gras Friday, finding that a state law preventing sales of the luxury liver pate made by force-feeding ducks and geese was not pre-empted by federal authority to regulate poultry products.

  • Correction: Alice Waters Memoir story

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — In a story Sept. 7 about Alice Waters, The Associated Press misidentified the president of the James Beard Foundation as Janet Ungaro. Her name is Susan Ungaro.