It's yam-time, also known as Thanksgiving week... when family cooks start dusting off their favorite candied yam recipes. Meanwhile, California sweetpotato growers are cooking up a way to rebrand this holiday tradition.
The wave of government-backed violence against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar amounts to "ethnic cleansing," the U.S. State Department says, in a statement that raised the possibility of targeted U.S. sanctions to put pressure on Myanmar's government. For decades, the Muslim minority group has faced persecution in majority-Buddhist Myanmar, which does not even recognize them as citizens. In recent months, the level of violence against them has risen sharply. Hundreds of thousands of...