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Jill Biden, wife of Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, arrives to speak at a campaign event at the home of state Senate candidate Richard Hricik in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Klobuchar revisits flub about Mexico's leader

Feb. 18, 2020 10:36 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Amy Klobuchar is trying to make amends for not being able to name Mexico’s president recently -- but she's still making a small mistake. The Minnesota senator was unable to name Mexican President Andres Manuel...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pauses during a news conference following a GOP strategy meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

McConnell takes aim at Democratic presidential candidates

Feb. 18, 2020 6:50 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that health insurance proposals from the Democratic candidates for president would hurt business owners. During a speech in Louisville at a conference for the Distilled Spirits Council, McConnell said he's “never seen a...

In this Feb. 13, 2020, photo, Frankie Chu, owner of Vegetarian Dim Sum House in New York's Chinatown, sits in his empty restaurant usually bustling with customers, in New York. Sales have plunged 70% over the last two weeks,

Misguided virus fears hitting Asian American businesses

Feb. 18, 2020 12:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In Arizona, a burgeoning Asian American community fields xenophobic calls about a planned night market featuring Asian street foods. In New York, a dim sum restaurant owner worries he won't make rent. In the San Francisco Bay Area, a local Asian American-owned restaurant chain is mulling...

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2016 file photo, a child pushes a stroller under a gate to Boston's Chinatown neighborhood.  Officials in Boston are launching efforts to draw visitors back to Chinatown amid fears of a new Chinese virus that's sickened tens of thousands, including a college student in Boston. Mayor Marty Walsh launched a social media campaign Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 encouraging people to share photos of themselves supporting small businesses in the neighborhood.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Campaign launches to support Chinatown amid virus fears

Feb. 14, 2020 2:56 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston is trying to throw some love to Chinatown amid concerns about a new Chinese virus that has sickened tens of thousands, including a college student in the city. Mayor Marty Walsh launched a social media campaign Thursday encouraging people to share photos of themselves supporting small...

Manager Chen Tiantian, left, hands a takeaway order to a delivery driver at a Moka Bros cafe in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. For Valentine's Day Moka Bros, a health food eatery in Beijing, offered a special that included both a rose and a note logging the temperature of the chef that made the meal. Like many businesses in China, the restaurant has struggled to cope with the impact of a virus that has infected tens of thousands of people worldwide and sent several cities into lockdown. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

With virus, shops in China suffer a star-crossed Valentines

Feb. 14, 2020 8:43 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — In virus-stricken China, couples can celebrate Valentine's Day with a roast beef salad, hot chocolate, a rose and a note, all delivered to their door. The note, scrawled on the front of their sealed order, states the body temperature of the chef who made it. Moka Bros, a health food eatery...

Authorities inspect the damage at Cat Cora's Kitchen inside Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Atlanta, after part of the restaurant's ceiling collapsed. (@Naturally_DaBay via AP)

Part of the ceiling collapses at Atlanta airport restaurant

Feb. 13, 2020 7:42 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Part of a restaurant ceiling collapsed inside Atlanta's airport Thursday, leaving a large chunk of it draped over countertops in the dining area. One person was taken to a hospital, and a second person was treated at the scene, airport officials said. The collapse happened shortly before 8...

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, a woman with a teddy bear waves to another passenger quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Life on board the luxury cruise ship, which has dozens of cases of a new virus, can include fear, excitement and soul-crushing boredom, according to interviews by The Associated Press with passengers and a stream of tweets and YouTube videos. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Fear, boredom, adventure fill each day on quarantined ship

Feb. 13, 2020 5:37 PM EST

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Fear. Surprising moments of levity. Soul-crushing boredom. Life on the Diamond Princess, the cruise ship quarantined in a Japanese port with scores of cases of a new virus, means experiencing all these things, according to interviews by The Associated Press with passengers and a...

FILE - In this June 20, 2018 file photo, Catoctin Creek Distillery whiskey is on display in a tasting room in Purcellville, Va. A new spirits industry report says President Donald Trump's trade war dampened the overseas market for American-made whiskey last year. The Distilled Spirits Council says overall exports of bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and rye whiskey tumbled amid a trade war-induced decline in exports to key European markets. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

US whiskey exports decline as trade dispute with EU persists

Feb. 12, 2020 10:04 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s trade war dampened the overseas market for American-made whiskey last year, diminishing exports even as the domestic market continues to thrive. Overall exports of bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and rye whiskey tumbled amid a trade war-induced decline in...

Ballot question would let food stores sell beer and wine

Feb. 11, 2020 4:26 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A ballot question that would let convenience stores and other food stores sell beer and wine is drawing criticism from some researchers and substance abuse coordinators who say it could result in more crime and alcohol consumption. The question would let local authorities issue licenses...

This Jan. 26, 2020, photo shows a grilled cheese sandwich prepared in Amagansett, N.Y. (Elizabeth Karmel via AP)

For the ultimate grilled cheese, use both stovetop and oven

Feb. 10, 2020 7:40 AM EST

Grilled cheese is the ultimate comfort food, an adult treat that harkens back to childhood. I never met a grilled cheese sandwich I didn’t like. Where I grew up, there was an old-fashioned drug store with a lunch counter. When the weather was good, my best friend and I would ride our bikes there and order...