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Wine giant fights South Carolina's quirky liquor laws

Apr. 22, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The biggest winemaker in the United States wants to open an East Coast bottling and distribution center in South Carolina, investing $400 million and hiring up to 500 people. But it isn't the taxpayer money and other typical incentives being...

Mushroom hunters find human skull southwest of Salina

Apr. 22, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Mushroom hunters in a rural, wooded area of central Kansas found a human skull, the Saline County Sheriff’s Department reported. The discovery was made by the two men Tuesday evening about 10 miles southwest of Salina, the Salina Journal reported....

Caserio tries to improve Texans without pick in 1st 2 rounds

Apr. 22, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

67. HOUSTON TEXANS (4-12) LAST SEASON: Coach/general manager Bill O’Brien was fired after an 0-4 start and Romeo Crennel took over as interim coach. He couldn’t turn things around, and the Texans finished 4-12 after winning the AFC South the previous two seasons....

The Latest: Pope Francis praises efforts in climate summit

Apr. 22, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Joe Biden's global climate summit (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Pope Francis is urging participants in the U.S.-hosted global climate summit to ensure that the post-pandemic world is cleaner, purer and...

EPA review faults permitting for proposed Minnesota mine

Apr. 22, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An internal investigation has found that the Environmental Protection Agency mishandled its oversight of permits for what would be Minnesota’s first copper-nickel mine, according to the federal agency's inspector general. The findings describe a...

Hundreds gather for Minneapolis funeral of Daunte Wright

Apr. 22, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Daunte Wright, the young Black man shot by police during a traffic stop in suburban Minneapolis, was being remembered Thursday at a funeral just two days after a former police officer was convicted of murdering George Floyd and amid a national reckoning on racism and...

Lawmaker says harassment by colleague was 'unacceptable'

Apr. 22, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker who says she was subjected to sexual harassment by Rep. Brad Witt, D-Clatskanie, said he responded inappropriately when she asked him to support a bill. “I asked for a yes vote,” Rep. Vikki Breese Iverson of Prineville...

Authorities identify 2 victims in deadly New Bedford fire

Apr. 22, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts authorities on Thursday identified the two victims of a Monday fire in New Bedford. Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn III's office said the two killed in the blaze are Tomas Gomez-Delacruz, 49, and Juan Macario-Mejia,...

Cardinals pushing for playoffs, could use help in secondary

Apr. 22, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

16. ARIZONA CARDINALS (8-8) LAST SEASON: The Cardinals raised expectations in coach Kliff Kingsbury's second season by getting off to a 5-2 start and flashing one of the league's best offenses. But the last two months of the schedule were full of frustration and...

Rapper Cardi B takes on Wisconsin congressman

Apr. 22, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rapper Cardi B took issue Thursday with a Wisconsin congressman who criticized her Grammy performance during a speech on the House floor. U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, a Republican, said he has received complaints in his office about Cardi B's performance...