US suspends Mexican avocado imports on eve of Super Bowl

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexico has acknowledged that the US government has suspended all imports of Mexican avocados after a US plant safety inspector in Mexico received a threat. The surprise, temporary suspension was confirmed late Saturday on the eve of the Super Bowl, the biggest sales opportunity of the year for Mexican avocado growers … Read more

Maine artist and book illustrator Ashley Bryan dies at age 98 – WGME

Maine artist and book illustrator Ashley Bryan dies at age 98WGME .

Adulterated cocaine kills 20, sickens 74 in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – Apparently adulterated cocaine killed 20 people and seriously sickened 74 others in Buenos Aires, health officials said early Thursday as authorities searched frantically for the remainder of the deadly batch to get it off the streets before it is consumed. Experts were still analyzing the drug to determine what was … Read more