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Death toll in Mexico bad alcohol poisoning rises to 25

May. 4, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in western Mexico say the death toll from a batch of bad alcohol has risen to 25, with 19 people still in the hospital. The state government in Jalisco said Sunday the high-proof liquor involved in the late April outbreak was apparently contaminated with methanol. The were...

Liquor store closures drive drinkers to seek booze options

Apr. 19, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The unparalleled decision a month ago to close the state-owned stores that sell nearly all of Pennsylvania's liquor and much of its wine prompted some people to drive across state lines to stock up, risking a misdemeanor charge. Although Ohio, West Virginia and Delaware have cracked...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus wait to cast their early votes for the upcoming parliamentary election at a polling station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 10, 2020. The elections will be held on April 15 at about 14,300 polling stations all over the nation to pick lawmakers. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: South Korea continues down trend in new cases

Apr. 11, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR — South Korea continues downward trend in new virus cases....

A worker inspects bottles of antiseptic alcohol at the Santa Teresa rum factory in La Victoria, Aragua state, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Venezuela's premier rum distillery and one of Venezuela's few private businesses says that most of its production will be for antiseptic alcohol, in an effort to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Venezuelan crown jewel rum distillery takes on coronavirus

Apr. 1, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

LA VICTORIA, Venezuela (AP) — The Santa Teresa distillery in Venezuela has lifted spirits for generations with its amber-red rum, famous around the world for being slowly sipped over ice or mixed into cocktails like the Cuba Libre. Now, the company has turned its steel vats and steaming distillation...