"It would be wise to buy it for Thanksgiving now," said Roz O'Hearn, a spokeswoman for Nestle USA, owner of Libby's, which produces most of the country's canned pumpkin. O'Hearn said that the pumpkin harvest usually runs from the end of August into early November, but this year it ended on Tuesday. O'Hearn said Libby's will ship the last of its canned pumpkin to retailers in early November, but will not have any more to ship until the 2016 harvest.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York jury acquitted three former executives of defunct law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf of some charges but remained deadlocked on others, including the most serious charge of grand larceny.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's health insurance website is getting long-awaited upgrades that should help consumers find out whether their doctors and medications are covered, and get a better estimate of costs.
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals said on Wednesday it will hear arguments on whether former Texas Governor Rick Perry should face trial on an abuse of power count, one of the charges that clouded his failed Republican presidential run. The court set Nov. 4 oral arguments for the count of abuse of official capacity, a first-degree felony charge that can carry from five to 99 years in prison In July, a Texas state appeals court threw out a lesser charge leveled against Perry for coercion of a public official. Perry was indicted on the two charges in August 2014 by a grand jury in Travis County, a Democratic stronghold in the heavily Republican state, over a funding veto he made in 2013 that was seen as being intended to force a local prosecutor to resign Perry first threatened and then vetoed $7.5 million for an integrity unit in the Travis County District Attorney's office.
GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — Rivers rose and dams bulged Wednesday as South Carolina faced another anxious day of waiting for the floodwaters to recede, and dive teams searched for two people who disappeared in waters after they drove around a barricade.
(Reuters) - Joaquin, previously a category 1 hurricane, has weakened into a tropical storm over the Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory on Wednesday. The storm, located about 540 miles (870 km) southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland, with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour (110 km/h), is expected to weaken further into a post-tropical cyclone by Wednesday night, the Miami-based weather forecaster said. (Reporting by Arpan Varghese in Bengaluru; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)