- U.S.Associated Press
A former “Melrose Place” actress who has already served a prison sentence for a fatal 2010 drunken driving crash in New Jersey is headed back behind bars after a judge agreed with prosecutors Thursday that her initial sentence was too lenient. Saying Amy Locane still refuses to fully acknowledge her culpability in the crash that killed 60-year-old Helene Seeman and severely injured Seeman's husband, state Superior Court Judge Angela Borkowski sentenced her to eight years in state prison. Locane apologized to the Seeman family in a brief statement.
- U.S.NBC News
Fires ravaging California, Oregon and Washington have killed at least 34 people, destroyed thousands of homes and other structures and charred an area about the size of New Jersey.
- LifestyleEat This, Not That!
American diets now include a diverse range of foods from all over the globe. Ingredients like fish sauce, turmeric, and coconut milk have made their way into pantries across the country as they've become mainstream ingredients in home cooking as well as on restaurant menus. And yet, these items can still be found in their own designated aisle—often labeled "ethnic"—in many grocery stores.Well, that likely won't be the case for much longer. According to Business Insider, the existence of the "ethnic" grocery aisle no longer reflects shoppers' sensibilities—especially not those of younger Americans. Beyond that, consumers and food brands are becoming increasingly vocal about the undertones of marginalization that such segregation of popular foods seems to evoke. Sometimes known as the "international" aisle (or "Asian" and "Hispanic" aisles as Walmart labels them), these sections lump together foods in a way that emphasizes their outsider status.As Epicurious explains, "ethnic" used to describe foods that were popular in other cultures and not in the typical American diet. Not so long ago, Italian food was considered ethnic, as were German hot dogs and Jewish rye bread. Over time, however, these foods migrated to the main aisles of the grocery store because of demand and frequency with which Americans adopted them as their staples. Still, there are plenty of products that remain in the "ethnic" food aisle in grocery stores, which is problematic to both shoppers and food brands alike. (Related: 8 Grocery Items That May Soon Be in Short Supply.)Celebrity chef David Chang argued the issue isn't whether or not Americans have incorporated these "ethnic" foods into their mainstream diet, but with the grocery store's outdated perception of them. "All the foods in the ethnic food aisle are already accepted. So why do we even have them?" he asked in a 2019 interview with The Washington Post. In other words, why can't noodles live in the pasta aisle, and navy beans with other legumes?Chang's point is echoed by the fact that millennials seem to be more interested in food with global origins than any other generation before them, partly because immigrant millennials are nearly twice as likely to be high-earning, college-educated people than the previous generation, with an increased buying power that's fueling the demand for diverse food. There's also been a surge in American shoppers embracing global ingredients for their health benefits (matcha latte, anyone?) and craveable flavors.An increase in demand for "ethnic" groceries should be matched with an increase in shelf space dedicated to them, but currently, the opposite seems to be true. Miguel Garza, the CEO of Siete Family Foods, told Business Insider that "ethnic" food companies often end up competing for very limited shelf space because they're being lumped together. "I don't understand it. If something like salsa is now the No. 1 condiment in the US, why would it be relegated to one aisle?" he said.For more social changes taking place at the grocery store, check out 10 Groceries You'll Never Find Under the Same Name Again. And, don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to get the latest grocery news delivered straight to your inbox.
- PoliticsThe Independent
Bill Barr responds to Democrats' fear that Trump won't leave office: 'I’ve never heard of that crap'
President’s hand-picked AG says United States on verge of being ruled by a ‘mob’ even though GOP holds two branches
- SportsThe Associated Press
Phil Mickelson chose driver again on the 18th at Winged Foot. Back at the scene of his most crushing defeat, Mickelson found no reason to enjoy this beast of a course any more than when he left it 14 years ago. ''I'm 9 over,'' Mickelson said in discussing his plans for Friday.
"We will never rewrite the Constitution of the United States," she proudly and wrongly proclaimed on Twitter
- HealthBest Life
You've probably been hearing a lot about how it's more important than ever to get a flu shot this year. Health experts are worried about the collision of flu season and the coronavirus pandemic. Doctors have warned people that they can get COVID and the flu at the same time, with potentially serious complications. But while it's important to take all the precautions you can, the nation's leading infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci, MD, recently said you might want to wait a bit before getting the flu shot.In a Sept. 10 interview with actor Jennifer Garner on Instagram Live, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said that he gets the flu vaccine in mid- to late October, and recommended that others follow suit."You really should get a flu shot," Fauci said. "I wouldn't necessarily get it now, in September, because there is evidence that, in fact, the immunity might wear off when you get to February and early March."Fauci called his advice "unofficial," and it's important to note that there is some debate among doctors around when to get the flu shot. In an interview with the New York Post, Michael Richardson, MD, of One Medical, said, "We always recommend getting the flu shot early—that's in September, October. That's because flu season comes around in October."But as Richardson acknowledged, there is no exact date when flu season starts, and it can last until as late as May. Because it takes two weeks to develop immunity, it makes sense for doctors to recommend patients get the vaccine as soon as possible. On the other hand, Fauci's concern also carries weight, since an early flu shot might mean losing immunity to the virus before flu season is over.RELATED: For more up-to-date information, sign up for our daily newsletter.And Fauci is not the only doctor who recommends holding off on the shot. If you are older of immunocompromised, you might want to consider waiting "a little longer before getting vaccinated," David Hirschwerk, MD, an infectious disease specialist at Northwell Health, told CNBC Make It. For everyone else, however, "you can get the flu shot any time."Meanwhile, if you're worried that they'll run out of the vaccine before you get your flu shot, Fauci told Garner that's an "unlikely" scenario. "Every year there's a certain [amount] of flu shots that we just don't use," he said. And for more advice on staying healthy, these are The 2 Vitamins Dr. Fauci Says You Should Take to Boost Immunity.