• BC-AP Lifestyles Digest, 4th Ld-Writethru

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    Here is the AP Lifestyles digest for the week of Aug. 19.

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    FOOD COLUMNS ADVISORY: The Associated Press will no longer be sending “America’s Test Kitchen” recipes. The AP plans weekly articles about food and the food industry.

    UPDATES with APPLE CARD-SPECIAL CARE

    REMOVES Travel-Get Outta Here-Air Pollution, since timing uncertain.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    FOOD-CHICKEN SANDWICH WARS _ A nation already polarized finds itself embroiled and divided once again, but this time, politics has nothing to do with it: The blame lays squarely on a fried piece of chicken. By Katie Workman. SENT Thursday, 830 words. Photos.

    FRIENDS ANNIVERSARY-FAN FUN _ Could we BE any more excited? “Friends” fans are nuts for merchandise and experiences celebrating the iconic sitcom’s 25th anniversary. There are pop ups and furniture, jewelry and even a Lego set of Central Perk. By Leanne Italie. SENT: 800 words Tuesday, photos.

    HOMES-THINGS TO BORROW _ From cake pans to paintings to sewing machines, libraries and non-profits across the country offer borrowers a surprising assortment of items for the home. By Melissa Kossler Dutton. SENT Wednesday, 650 words, photos.

    FOOD:

    FOOD-TRAVEL-PITTSBURGH SCENE _ Lots to sample on a weekend visit to Pittsburgh’s restaurant scene. By Melissa Rayworth. SENT Monday, 850 words, photos.

    HOMES:

    RIGHT AT HOME-TERRACOTTA HUE _ Terracotta makes a color comeback. By Kim Cook. SENT Tuesday, 700 words, photos.

    HASBRO-PLASTIC-FREE PACKAGING _ Monopoly maker Hasbro to cut plastic use in toy packaging. By Joseph Pisani. SENT Tuesday, 220 words, photo.

    FASHION:

    DEPARTMENT STORE RESALE _ Department stores that have watched some of their customers flock to second-hand stores are trying to bring them back by partnering with online resale sites. By AP Retail Writer Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT Tuesday, 850 words, photos.

    BRITAIN-DIOR MODEL _ Tales of modeling for haute couture in 1950 in Paris from a Dior mannequin, Jean Dawnay, in `Working For Christian Dior.’ By Hilary Fox. UPCOMING: Friday, 600 words, photos, video.

    GARDENING:

    PRUNING TIMES _ Knowing when to prune is as vital as knowing how. By Dean Fosdick. SENT Tuesday, 550 words, photos.

    GENERAL:

    APPLE CARD-SPECIAL CARE _ Leather wallets, loose change pose danger for new Apple Card. SENT Thursday: 200 words, photos.

    MORE TRAVEL:

    LABOR DAY TRAVEL _ US airlines expect record crowds over Labor Day weekend. By David Koenig. SENT Tuesday, 650 words, photos.

    IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

    PETS: DOGGY CON-ATLANTA

    TRAVEL: SPA SHOW HIGHLIGHTS; INDONESIA-NOT JUST BALI

    FOOD: HOMES-FOOD-KITCHEN SMARTS-MARINATING; FOIE GRAS BAN

    HOMES: CREATIVE SPACES

    GARDENING: CABBAGE

    FASHION: TIFFANY-MENS JEWELRY

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    SPECIAL EDITIONS CALENDAR:

    Oct. 1 _ Pets

    Nov. 12 _ Holidays

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