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Indian police say tainted liquor kills at least 21 people

Jul. 31, 2020 7:53 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police said Friday that at least 21 people have died in a northern state over the past three days after drinking tainted alcohol. The police chief for Punjab state, Dinkar Gupta, said the first five deaths were reported on Wednesday night in two villages in Amritsar district. Over...

Visitors wearing face masks stand near banners showing precautions against the new coronavirus at National Palace Museum of Korea in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 22, 2020.  Just days after South Korean officials hopefully declared the country’s COVID-19 epidemic was coming under control, health authorities reported dozens of new cases following a dual rise in local transmissions and imported infections. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S Korea baseball, soccer fans to return to games

Jul. 23, 2020 11:48 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea will allow baseball fans to return to the stands beginning Sunday under a phased process planned by health authorities to bring back spectators in professional sports amid the COVID-19 epidemic. Officials said Friday that spectators can begin attending professional soccer...

Inslee shuts indoor service at bars, restricts indoor dining

Jul. 23, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday he is tightening restrictions throughout the state in restaurants and bars, for weddings and funerals, and at gyms in a further effort to stem a surge in COVID-19 cases. “I care about businesses opening and people getting back to work, but...

FILE - This Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, file photo shows bottles of Bulleit Bourbon, in Dublin, Calif. Spirits giant Diageo is going green with its newest whiskey-making venture in the Bluegrass State. Its distillery being built at Lebanon, Kentucky,  is expected to be carbon neutral — a first for the London-based company, it announced Monday, June 29, 2020. The $130 million distillery, which will produce Bulleit bourbon, is expected to be fully operational in 2021. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, FIle)

Diageo goes green with carbon neutral distillery in Kentucky

Jun. 29, 2020 9:59 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Spirits giant Diageo announced Monday that it's going green with its newest whiskey-making venture in the Bluegrass State. Its distillery being built at Lebanon, Kentucky, is expected to be carbon neutral — a first for the London-based company. The $130 million distillery of...

In this July 7, 2018 file photo whiskeys distilled and bottled in the U.S. are displayed for sale in a grocery store in Beijing. American whiskey distillers have watched more than $300 million in export revenues evaporate in the two years since becoming entangled in a trade dispute between the Trump administration and the European Union, according to estimates in a new report. Exports of American whiskey — mostly bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and rye whiskey — to the EU have fallen 33% since the EU imposed a retaliatory tariff on those products on June 22, 2018, according to the report issued Monday, June 22, 2020 by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, file)

Tariffs hit American whiskey producers hard in Europe

Jun. 22, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — American whiskey distillers have watched more than $300 million in export revenues evaporate in the two years since becoming entangled in a trade dispute between the Trump administration and the European Union, according to estimates in a new report. Exports of American whiskey...

Death toll in latest Mexico alcohol poisoning rises to 18

Jun. 8, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Ten more people in Mexico have died from drinking alcohol adulterated with methanol, bringing the death toll in the latest incident to 18, authorities said Monday. Adulterated liquor has cost more than a hundred lives in the country since the coronavirus pandemic began. The government...