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After tumultuous year, can Portland make a comeback?

Jun. 16, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The smell of fresh empanadas wafted through the stands at Portland's Saturday Market. People talked through their masks with artists as others sifted through fork windchimes, crystal necklaces, tie dye dresses and clay mugs. The weekly event was...

The Latest: Pro-Navalny protest in Geneva on eve of summit

Jun. 15, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

The Latest on U.S. President Joe Biden's trip to Europe: GENEVA — A few dozen supporters of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny have staged a colorful, cheeky rally in Geneva, in the hope of sending a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of his...

Rethinking tequila: Premium brands aim to change perceptions

Jun. 14, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Love it or hate it, tequila conjures up strong feelings in many drinkers. “Forgive us for the old memories of bad quality tequila!” jokes Antonio Rodriguez, director of production at Patrón Tequila. “We cannot hide that we come from a history when...

Iowa News Digest

Jun. 13, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Iowa. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Des Moines Bureau at 515-243-3281 or apdesmoines@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast,...

Maine ending state of emergency after 15 months

Jun. 11, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Janet Mills announced Friday that the state of civil emergency that she declared at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic will expire at month's end. The Democrat called the end of the emergency orders put in place 15 months ago...

Former Cheerios plant to become $16m office complex

Jun. 10, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Cheerios plant in northeast Minneapolis will become a $16 million office complex. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Thursday that Hillcrest Development has started demolishing parts of General Mills’ former...

Sales pitch summer? Dems aim to showcase virus relief effort

Jun. 10, 2021 08:25 AM EDT

MAIDENS, Va. (AP) — When Sherry Brockenbrough and her family opened a distillery on a leafy vista overlooking the James River on March 5, 2020, the coronavirus still seemed like a distant threat. But in the coming weeks, Hill Top Distillery faced the kind of barriers...

Washington's 'joints for jabs' vaccine program falling flat

Jun. 09, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — It was designed as an innovative way to promote COVID-19 vaccinations, but Washington’s new “joints for jabs” program is off to a rough start. Officials announced Monday that the state's nearly 500 licensed marijuana retailers could begin hosting...

The Latest: Pot-for-shots plan stumbles in Washington state

Jun. 09, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

SEATTLE — Washington state’s new “joints for jabs” vaccination incentive program is off to a rough start. Seeking to get more people to get the coronavirus shots, officials announced this week that the state’s nearly 500 licensed marijuana retailers could begin...

Grape growers in Texas region sue over herbicide damage

Jun. 09, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Wine grape growers in Texas and surrounding states filed a lawsuit last week against drug-maker Bayer-Monsanto and chemical giant BASF for the damage their cotton herbicide has caused to vineyards. Attorneys for the grape growers say cotton seed...