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Virginia candidate gets celebrity help from her daughter

Oct. 15, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia congressional candidate got a little Hollywood help over the weekend from her daughter, Olivia Wilde. News outlets report the actress known for her role on "House" and her partner, Saturday Night Live alum Jason Sudeikis, appeared Sunday at a Charlottesville event for...

Royal Wedding redux: This time it's Princess Eugenie

Oct. 11, 2018 7:38 AM EDT

WINDSOR, England (AP) — It's time for another royal wedding at Windsor Castle — but this time it's less of a global TV spectacle and more of a family affair. Despite large signs at the castle's ticket booth welcoming people to the wedding, many visitors seem unaware that Princess Eugenie,...

Fanfare, red velvet cake for Princess Eugenie's wedding

Oct. 7, 2018 6:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — There will be military fanfare and red velvet cake when Princess Eugenie weds this week — Britain's second royal wedding of the year. The 28-year-old granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II is due to marry liquor company executive Jack Brooksbank on Friday in St. George's Chapel at Windsor...

Kentucky bourbon inventory at highest level since 1972

Sep. 27, 2018 2:06 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's bourbon distilleries ratcheted up production again last year, boosting overall inventory to 7.5 million barrels of aging whiskey — the highest volume since 1972, an industry group said Thursday. Rounds of distillery expansions and start-ups have put the sector on a...

Oregon cancels pot grower's license

Sep. 22, 2018 9:39 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's marijuana regulators have canceled the license of a grower whose operation was linked to a butane honey oil explosion that burned two people. The Bulletin reports the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced Friday that High Cascade Farms will have its recreational marijuana...

Correction: Lebanon-Arak Drink story

Sep. 21, 2018 9:10 AM EDT

TAANAYEL, Lebanon (AP) — In a story Sept. 20 about Lebanon's national drink, arak, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the name of one of the country's largest arak producers. The name is Domaine des Tourelles, not Doumaine de Tourelles. A corrected version of the story is below: Making, drinking arak...

Newcomers bring decaying Kentucky distillery back to life

Sep. 19, 2018 9:48 AM EDT

MILLVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The whiskey quit flowing decades ago from a landmark Kentucky distillery housed in a picturesque castle. Nearly a half-century of neglect reduced the one-time tourist draw to a decaying relic. Now, two newcomers to the whiskey business have resurrected the Old Taylor distillery and...

Alaska's Iditarod race gains new sponsor after others leave

Sep. 6, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Organizers of Alaska's 1,000-mile Iditarod say an Anchorage business has become a sponsor of the famed sled dog race. The addition of Anchorage Distillery follows a challenging time for race officials who have faced the loss of major sponsors, financial hardships and the first-ever...

Markets Right Now: After a shaky start, stocks end higher

Aug. 29, 2018 4:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. More encouraging news on trade helped the stock market shake off a weak start and finish higher. It was the fourth straight gain for the S&P 500 index Wednesday, and another record high close. Among the biggest...

Brown-Forman posts higher profit in 1st quarter

Aug. 29, 2018 1:08 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Brown-Forman Corp. reported higher first-quarter net income Wednesday, fueled partly by strong overseas sales aimed at softening the short-term impact from tariffs. But the spirits company best known for its Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey brand cautioned it's bracing for a period of...