• This 2010 photo provided by Panera shows the company's founder and CEO Ron Shaich. Shaich considers himself the “discover-in-chief,” meaning he’s in charge of ensuring the bakery chain’s image doesn’t grow stale as it continues to grow. (Courtesy of Panera via AP)

    Panera CEO on self-respect, and why he often avoids gluten

    NEW YORK (AP) — Panera founder and CEO Ron Shaich considers himself the “discoverer-in-chief,” meaning he’s in charge of ensuring the bakery chain’s image doesn’t grow stale.

    Updated: 11:03 am

  • Mussels disappearing from New England waters, scientists say

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — New England is running out of mussels.

    Updated: 7:24 am

  • Commercial crabber Mal Luebkert holds a block of Organobait synthetic bait on his boat on the Great Wicomico river in Heathsville, Va., Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Fisheries for lobsters and crabs have grappling with a shortage of bait that synthetic bait may help with. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Goodbye, herring? Biotech bait gives lobstermen alternative

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Lobster and crab fishermen have baited traps with dead herring for generations, but an effort to find a synthetic substitute for forage fish is nearing fruition just as the little fish are in short supply, threatening livelihoods in a lucrative industry.

  • A rescuer walks a sniff dog as they search through the debris of collapsed houses following an earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

    Italian town destroyed in quake was preparing food festival

    AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — In three days, the rugged residents of the medieval Italian hill town of Amatrice had planned to hold one of their most joyful events of the year: the 50th edition of a food festival celebrating their beloved Amatriciana pasta dish, which is made from local ingredients.

  • In this Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, photo, a team of volunteers called a crop mob, weed root vegetables at Maple Wind Farm, in Bolton, Vt. Volunteers gather periodically at Vermont farms to help with weeding and harvesting of vegetables as a way to help out farms and learn more about agriculture. The crop mob concept has taken off in other parts of the country. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

    Crop mob descends on Vermont farm to harvest and weed crops

    BOLTON, Vt. (AP) — Want to help local farms, get your hands dirty in the field and learn about how food is grown? Join a crop mob.

  • Cheers! 1st drink in 81 years sold in formerly dry town

    BRIDGEWATER, Conn. (AP) — A simple plastic cup of beer has made history by being the first alcoholic drink sold in a small Connecticut town in 81 years.

  • Farmers seek tax credit for donations to food pantries

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Each year New York farmers give millions of pounds of apples, squash, corn or other agricultural products to the state’s food banks. Now they’re looking to get some credit for those good deeds — a tax credit.

  • Veiled women walk in central Algiers, Wednesday Aug. 10, 2016.  Mosques are going up, women are covering up and bars, restaurants and shops selling alcoholic beverages are shutting down in a changing Algeria where, slowly but surely, Muslim fundamentalists are gaining ground.(AP Photo/Ouahab Hebbat)

    Fundamentalists gain ground in Algeria as war memory fades

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Mosques are going up, women are covering up, and shops selling alcoholic beverages are shutting down in a changing Algeria where, slowly but surely, Muslim fundamentalists are gaining ground.