• In this March 4, 2015 file photo, an order of McDonald's Chicken McNuggets is displayed for a photo in Olmsted Falls, Ohio. McDonald’s is testing Chicken McNuggets with no artificial preservatives as it works to revive its U.S. business. The world’s biggest hamburger chain says it began testing the new recipe in about 140 stores in Oregon and Washington in March 2016.  (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

    McDonald’s testing McNugget recipe without preservatives

    NEW YORK (AP) — Like the indestructible Twinkie, Chicken McNuggets are practically a culinary punchline, a symbol of hyper-processed fast food with a list of ingredients that reads like a chemistry exam. But now McDonald’s wants to take at least some of the mystery substances out.

  • In this April 12, 2016, photo, art restorer Damon LaGarry points out where his recent restoration of a painting at the Double Eagle Restaurant, Mesilla, N.M. C.W. "Buddy" Ritter recently discovered a fleet of ships, a flock of birds, a dog, and several sheep he didn't know he had. And before LaGarry is finished, there will likely be several more surprises turning up in the halls and dining rooms of Ritter's Double Eagle and Peppers restaurants on the Mesilla Plaza. (Jett Loe/The Las Cruces Sun-News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Mesilla eatery gives old art new lease on life

    MESILLA, N.M. (AP) — C.W. “Buddy” Ritter recently discovered a fleet of ships, a flock of birds, a dog, and several sheep he didn’t know he had. And before Damon LaGarry is finished, there will likely be several more surprises turning up in the halls and dining rooms of Ritter’s Double Eagle and Peppers restaurants on the Mesilla Plaza.

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  • This image released by Polk and Co. shows Jessie Tyler Ferguson in a scene from his one-man show, "Fully Committed," at the Lyceum Theatre in New York. (Joan Marcus/Polk and Co. via AP)

    Review: Broadway’s ‘Fully Committed’ a cacophony of voices

    NEW YORK (AP) — You might very well think that decorum is positively dead on Broadway these days with phones chirping and bleating endlessly during the entire run of the one-man play “Fully Committed.”

  • In this photo taken on Monday, April  11, 2016, a radiation warning sign is placed near the check-point 'Maidan' of the state radiation ecology reserve inside the 30 km exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, some 370 km ( 231 miles) south-east of Minsk, Belarus. The sign is placed in two kilometres distance of Nikolai Chubenok farm. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    AP Exclusive: Test finds Chernobyl residue in Belarus milk

    GUBAREVICHI, Belarus (AP) — On the edge of Belarus’ Chernobyl exclusion zone, down the road from the signs warning “Stop! Radiation,” a dairy farmer offers his visitors a glass of freshly drawn milk. Associated Press reporters politely decline the drink but pass on a bottled sample to a laboratory, which confirms it contains levels of a radioactive isotope at levels 10 times higher than the nation’s food safety limits.

  • This image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows Drew Gehling, left, and Jessie Mueller during a performance of "Waitress," at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York. (Joan Marcus/Boneau/Bryan-Brown via AP)

    Review: Broadway’s ‘Waitress’ has the recipe for success

    NEW YORK (AP) — The unmistakable smell of baking pies pervades the Brooks Atkinson Theatre at performances of the sweet and savory new musical “Waitress.” It’s not a trick — there really is a pie baking in the lobby.

  • Things to know: Families claim against USDA over pesticide

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two Idaho families seeking relief from the U.S. Department of Agriculture over pesticide that contaminated their fields must now consider their next steps after the agency rejected their claims.

  • USDA declines to pay for cows, crops poisoned by pesticide

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has refused to pay claims filed by two Idaho families who contend its pesticide treatment contaminated their crops and poisoned a cattle herd.

  • In this Friday, April 15, 2016 photo, Heather Retberg feeds chickens at the Quill's End Farm in Penobscot, Maine. The farm represents a way of life she said needs to be protected from an aggressive regulatory structure that keeps small farms from getting food to local people. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

    Legal defeat only emboldens ‘food sovereignty’ soldiers

    PENOBSCOT, Maine (AP) — Heather and Phil Retberg’s Quill’s End Farm is idyllic to the point of New England cliche. Dairy cows, milked by hand, share space with goats and ducks near a wooden barn that overlooks a rolling green field and the summit of nearby Blue Hill.