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Wine giant to begin building $423M center in South Carolina

Jun. 15, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The biggest winemaker in the United States is set to begin construction on a $423 million bottling and distribution center in South Carolina. E. & J. Gallo Winery is building the production facility and distribution center in Chester County...

4 California lives changed by coronavirus pandemic

Jun. 14, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

California fully reopens on Tuesday, a watershed event that will underscore how far the state has come since the start of the year when the coronavirus was at its deadliest. The pandemic's toll on the nation's most populous state is knee-buckling: nearly 3.8 million confirmed cases and more...

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...

German military to ship surplus beer back from Afghanistan

Jun. 07, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German military says it has found a solution for an unusual logistics problem its troops in Afghanistan face: a glut of beer. Defense Ministry spokeswoman Christina Routsi said Monday that a recent decision by the German commander in Afghanistan to ban...

US Navy to christen ship named for Australian capital

Jun. 04, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The Navy will christen a ship made in Alabama on Saturday, naming it after Australia’s capital city. The littoral combat ship will be the second ship named the USS Canberra, according to a Navy news release sent Friday. ...

Oregon Legislature makes cocktails to-go permanent

Jun. 02, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers have passed a bill allowing the sale of cocktails to-go to continue after the COVID-19 pandemic. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that Senate Bill 317, which allows licensed establishments to sell “mixed drinks and single servings...

Investor aims to transform Augusta into national destination

May. 31, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Mo. (AP) — A Florida investor with Missouri roots is spending about $100 million in hopes of turning an area of Missouri Wine Country into a destination that will attract visitors from around the country. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch...

More Cambodians die from tainted rice wine despite crackdown

May. 26, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Twelve more people have died in Cambodia from drinking cheap adulterated rice wine, a perennial problem especially in rural areas, officials said. The Health Ministry said the victims died in two additional deadly incidents after a drinking...

Black-owned Miami wine company gets boost from alcohol giant

May. 22, 2021 03:34 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami-based La Fête du Rosé has caught the attention of Miami Beach hotels, Target and Trader Joe’s. Now, the wine label will partner with beverage behemoth Constellation Brands, which announced Thursday it would acquire a minority stake in the company. ...

COVID shot not just a day at the beach in NJ, but all summer

May. 19, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK, N.J. (AP) — Some say getting the COVID-19 vaccination is no day at the beach, but they're wrong: Getting the shot in New Jersey will get residents an entire summer at one of the state's most popular beaches, free of charge. New Jersey Gov. Phil...