CLOSE It could be a long time before your neighborhood restaurant looks like it did before the pandemic. USA TODAY They are furry and they are furious – and they may be the most desperate of diners to yearn for restaurants to unlock from shutdown.  Rats, it seems, haven’t been satisfied with curbside pickup or deliveryContinue Reading

CLOSE Grilling your burgers wrong could kill you. Here are four things to avoid. USA TODAY Memorial Day barbecues might look a little different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the risk of food poisoning hasn’t changed. The federal holiday, which commemorates military personnel who died in service, isContinue Reading

CLOSE The former vice president will soon begin the process of selecting a running mate as the Democratic primary nears its end. USA TODAY WASHINGTON – More potential vice president contenders emerged Thursday as being on the short list or having advanced to the vetting stage to become Joe Biden’s running mate, multipleContinue Reading

CLOSE The coronavirus pandemic may have been the last straw for the struggling J.C. Penney company. Wochit J.C. Penney, reeling from a one-two punch of the department store industry’s struggles and the coronavirus pandemic, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday. The company, which had racked up an unsustainableContinue Reading

CLOSE The droplets from simply talking can be enough to spread the coronavirus, according to researchers. By using lasers, scientists found that one minute of talking loudly can produce more than 1,000 virus-containing droplets that could linger in the air for over 8 minutes, according to a new study published in the Proceedings ofContinue Reading

CLOSE President Donald Trump has declared that meatpacking plants are “critical infrastructure” in order to keep them open during coronavirus. Wochit Foodborne illness investigations have slowed and food recalls have plummeted to their lowest levels in years because of disruptions in America’s multilayered food safety system caused by the novel coronavirus,Continue Reading