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Bourbon tourism shaking off pandemic slump in Kentucky

Jun. 18, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — With tourists flocking to distilleries, concerns about a pandemic hangover for Kentucky’s world-famous bourbon industry are quickly evaporating. A $19 million tourist center that Heaven Hill Distillery opened just days ago in the heart of the...

UK retail sales dip as lockdown easing allows socializing

Jun. 18, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Retail sales in Britain slipped back in May as people ventured out to spend money at restaurants and pubs following the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions, official figures showed Friday. The Office of National Statistics found that retail sales...

AP-NORC poll: Many Americans resuming pre-virus activities

Jun. 18, 2021 08:47 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Many Americans are relaxing precautions taken during the COVID-19 pandemic and resuming everyday activities, even as some worry that coronavirus-related restrictions were hastily lifted, a new poll shows. The poll from The Associated Press-NORC...

France eases mask rules; will end nightly virus curfew

Jun. 16, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France on Wednesday eased several COVID-19 restrictions, with authorities saying it's no longer always mandatory to wear masks outdoors and halting an 8-month nightly coronavirus curfew this weekend. The surprise announcement by French Prime Minister Jean...

How California's pandemic rules are changing

Jun. 15, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

Californians can eat, drink and rub shoulders at restaurants, movie theaters and most other businesses without COVID-19 restrictions as the state fully reopened Tuesday. Here are some things to know about the changes: WHAT IS HAPPENING? When the...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Jun. 15, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

Topeka Capital-Journal. June 11, 2021. Editorial: Many are in a needless panic about critical race theory. Legislators must instead stand up for common sense. Moral panics don’t produce good policy. Neither does banning things. ...

Old Port landmark pub with toucan mural may be demolished

Jun. 14, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The company that bought the building that housed a landmark Irish pub in Portland's Old Port neighborhood has applied for a demolition permit. The pub Brian Boru closed in 2019 and the building was purchased by a subsidiary of the mutual...

Ferrari enters luxury fashion, targeting uninitiated youth

Jun. 14, 2021 06:09 AM EDT

MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Ferrari V12 production cars were suspended over the factory floor Sunday night as the 74-year-old luxury carmaker launched a new era as a lifestyles brand, with a runway show unveiling its first ready-to-wear collection targeting a younger generation that might not...

Shop owner's plea as California reopens: 'I need customers'

Jun. 13, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — During the darkest days of the coronavirus pandemic, Martha Medina would occasionally slip into her shuttered store on Los Angeles’ oldest street to ensure everything was secure. Colorful folklorico dresses from each of Mexico's 32 states lined the...

Baltimore food personality becomes Netflix star on new show

Jun. 13, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — You have probably seen Tim Chin or one of his photographs of delectable, decadent food somewhere in Baltimore — from the LED Art Billboard near Pennsylvania Station to Visit Baltimore campaigns throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Netflix found out about him,...