Leftovers. Some of us revere them (especially at this time of year); others revile them. They can be the bane of an empty nester’s kitchen — or provide daily alternatives to fast food lunches.

My daughter called me the other night from her UConn apartment kitchen complaining that her father had suggested she buy a

Seventeen people in Los Angeles County have contracted the bacterial food-borne illness listeriosis, including two pregnant women who had stillbirths, health officials said Tuesday.

The number of cases — tracked between August and November — is nearly double the number reported during the same period last year, officials said.

The increase in cases does not