In Ethiopia’s Tigray region, food is a weapon of war as famine looms

First, the Eritrean soldiers stole the pregnant woman’s food as she hid in the bush. Then they turned her away from a checkpoint when she was on the verge of labor.

So she had the baby at home and walked 12 days to get the famished child to a clinic in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray. At 20 days old, baby Tigsti still had shriveled legs and a lifeless gaze — signs of what the United Nations’ top humanitarian official calls the world’s worst famine conditions in a decade.

“She survived because I held

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6 Restaurant Chains Coming to a Walmart Near You

The number of McDonald’s locations inside of Walmart stores has declined slowly over the last decade, and now there are fewer than ever. Estimates say only about 150 out of 875 will remain after the latest wave of closures. So what’s happening to the restaurant spaces in all those Walmart stores? Other fast-food restaurants are moving in, of course!

Soon, options like pizza, pastries, salad, and more will be available from these fast-food spots when you’ve worked up an appetite browsing the aisles of America’s largest grocery chain. (Related: This Is the Best Supermarket

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New Flint area deli offering free sweet tea for a year to first 100 customers

FLINT TOWNSHIP, MI — A southern-based leading fast casual chain is planning to open its doors in Genesee County with handcrafted sandwiches, always-fresh salads, giant stuffed spuds, and famous sweet tea.

A grand opening for McAlister’s Deli, 4050 Miller Road, in Flint Township is set to take place Monday, June 14 with a ribbon cutting ceremony including members of the Flint and Genesee Group.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, McAlister’s Deli is known for its genuine hospitality and home to handcrafted sandwiches and eats including giant spuds, a ginormous baked potato with a variety of

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Used cooking oil from local restaurants stolen for black market

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Thieves are making big money stealing from unsuspecting restaurants selling their used cooking oil on the black market.

“It’s really professional,” said Manager of Shogun Lou Sulindro.  

Criminals have turned oil into biodiesel at unsuspecting spots from Scotia to Hudson like La Fiesta, Tengu Asian Bistro and Shogun.   

“I don’t know how they can steal it, what equipment they use to steal the oil,” Sulindro said.  

The Shogun manager said there’s no financial impact for them, but it’s costing companies that remove the oil, like Buffalo Biodiesel, millions of dollars.  


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Richard Robinson, longtime Scholastic CEO, dead at 84

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Robinson, who as the longtime head of Scholastic Inc. shaped the reading habits of millions of young readers through such bestsellers as J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” novels and through a wide range of educational materials, reading clubs and book fairs, has died. He was 84.

The children’s publishing giant announced that Robinson died Saturday, but did not immediately provide a cause. He had been in excellent health, according to the publisher.

“We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Dick Robinson,” Scholastic’s board of directors said in a statement.

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International street food inspires delicious bites at Alibi rooftop in Tempe | Arizona Foodies

TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Walking into the stylish Canopy Hotel in downtown Tempe off University Drive, one of the first things to note are the high-vaulted ceilings and modern Arizona aesthetic of the lobby leading toward the ground-level restaurant, Alter Ego. Our journey will channel some Creed vibes and take us higher; however, to the 14th floor, where you’ll find Alibi, the hotel’s rooftop lounge. While the allure will be to quickly grab a drink and jump in the pool, consider biting into one of the tasty snacks or shareables that pack a

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