John Cena Happy To Lose Bet To Pitcher He Said Would Never Make Major Leagues

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Gabby Giffords Calls On Senate To Pass Universal Gun Background Checks

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Trump’s Spiritual Adviser Prays To Stop ‘Demonic Networks’ Aligned Against Him

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Jury Finds NXIVM Guru Keith Raniere Guilty Of All Charges

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Panera drops details about new 10-item dinner menu

Panera Bread isn’t typically on top of people’s minds when it comes to dinner. It wants to change that.

Panera Bread isn’t typically on top of people’s minds when it comes to dinner. It wants to change that.

The restaurant chain announced Wednesday it’s testing out a new a “dinner-centric menu” that consists of flatbreads, bowls and side dishes.

Panera is best known for its bagels, pastries and sandwiches. But dinner sales range between a quarter and a third of its business, and it hopes that the new menu could help grow that part of the day.

The 10 new menu items are heartier than its lunch fare.

Panera is introducing two new bowls: Teriyaki chicken and broccoli bowl and a pesto chicken bowl. They are both served over a rice and quinoa blend.

The three flatbreads are steak and blue cheese, chipotle chicken and bacon and margherita. It’s also adding three new sides: parmesan broccoli, a tomato basil and cucumber mix and sweet mashed potato.

Lastly, it’s adding two new hot sandwiches: A toasted pastrami and a toasted Tuscan grilled chicken.

The new menu will be tested in some locations in Lexington, Kentucky, in July before being expanded to Providence, Rhode Island, in September. The items will be sold from 4:30 pm until the restaurant closes.

Panera’s expansion into dinner comes after it beefed up its morning offerings. Panera added breakfast wraps, cold brew coffee and updated its hot coffee stations with new equipment to improve quality in April.

If Panera can get people to come in (or order out) throughout the day, “volume, and the growth, and all that follows,” Dan Wegiel, the company’s chief growth and strategy officer, previously told CNN Business.

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Bus passenger reported missing in Richmond found safe in New York

RICHMOND, Va. — Derrick Gray, a 43-year-old Farmville man reported missing earlier this month, has been safely located in New York.

“We are always glad when we can reunite a person with their family,” Richmond Police Major Crimes Detective A. Sleem said. “We would like to thank our media partners and the public for helping us get the word out on Mr. Gray’s disappearance.”

Gray was reported missing when he failed to board a New Jersey-bound Chinese Express bus at West Broad Street and Boulevard on June 1.

Additional details have not been released.

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Contractor hospitalized after falling from roof at University of Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. – A roofing contractor has been hospitalized after falling from the roof of a University of Richmond residence hall.

A school spokesperson said the incident occurred at approximately 9:45 Wednesday morning, when an employee of a roofing subcontractor working at the Lora Robins Residence Hall construction site fell from the roof of the building.

The worker was transported to VCU Medical Center. There is no word on their condition at this time.

School officials say construction at the residence hall has been halted.

“Health and safety officials have been notified and University staff will provide them support and assistance,” said a university spokesperson.

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Man who threatened jumping onto US-31 charged with domestic violence

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MUSKEGON, Mich. – A man who led police on a chase and threatened to jump off a bridge Tuesday has been charged with aggravated domestic violence.

Muskegon County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Tim Maat tells FOX 17 that Marcus Lee Jackson was is being charged with domestic violence, resisting police and preventing a victim from calling 911.

Jackson was taken into custody after fleeing police from a home on Fleming Avenue and then climbing over the guardrail on Apple Avenue over US-31 where he threatened to jump. Police coordinated with four truckers to occupy the underpass, reducing the threat that Jackson would be able to seriously hurt or kill himself. He was taken into custody after negotiations with police.

Muskegon officials say that Jackson recently was released from prison after serving time for armed robbery and home invasion.

Anti-abortion ballot drives to start within days in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Groups backing two anti-abortion ballot drives in Michigan said Tuesday that they will begin collecting signatures within days after clearing procedural steps at the state elections board following a debate over what abortion-rights advocates complained are misleading and inaccurate summaries atop the petitions.

The measures are citizen-initiated bills, meaning that if enough voters sign, the Republican-led Legislature could enact them into law without the signatures of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who has vowed to veto similar proposals that were introduced as regular legislation.

The bipartisan Board of State Canvassers approved 100-word summaries for petitions to be circulated by the Michigan Heartbeat Coalition — which proposes banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected, or as early as six weeks into a pregnancy — and Michigan Values Life. The latter organization, which is affiliated with Right to Life of Michigan, supports prohibiting a common second-trimester abortion known as dilation and evacuation, which abortion opponents call “dismemberment.”

The proposals have differing exceptions to protect a mother’s life or health.

Representatives from Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists opposed the summaries that were prepared by the state elections bureau. They cited “incendiary,” medically inaccurate language that, in the case of the heartbeat measure, does not tell would-be signers that abortion would be banned at or around six weeks.

The four-member board agreed to use the term “cardiac activity” instead of “fetal heartbeat” at the behest of two Democratic members, but otherwise left intact the proposed summaries.

“I do think it’s neutral. I think it’s fair. I think we need to leave it up to people who are going to sign the petition and the voters at the ballot box to determine whether or not to support or oppose the proposal,” Republican board member Aaron Van Langevelde said of the measure that would restrict D&E abortions.

Democratic member Julie Matuzak said she was concerned that the terminology in the summary is not medically accurate, but the proponents do define it within the petition itself.

“I reluctantly support this one,” she said.

Said Democratic member Jeannette Bradshaw: “One of the things we have to remember, and we know this as board members, is to protect the citizens’ right to petition regardless of our personal decisions or our personal thoughts on those matters.”

Abortion-rights groups unsuccessfully argued that the petition summaries should note the lack of exceptions for rape and incest, not use the term “dismemberment” and inform people of the breadth of the heartbeat restriction.

“This proposal would effectively ban almost all abortions in the state of Michigan,” said Dr. Halley Crissman. “This early in pregnancy, many people don’t even know they’re pregnant.”

The groups must each collect 340,000 valid voter signatures within six months to put the bills before lawmakers. If legislators did not act, the public would vote on the measures in November 2020.

Right to Life officials oppose the heartbeat initiative, worrying it could interfere with an existing abortion ban that is on the books if Roe v. Wade is overturned. The House and Senate last month voted to ban the dilation and evacuation procedure, but they have not sent the bills to Whitmer’s desk.

Similar abortion restrictions are on hold in several other states because of legal challenges.

Democrats Slam Joe Biden For Invoking Segregationist Senators

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