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Portion of Kentucky bourbon warehouse collapses

Jun. 22, 2018 7:27 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Thousands of whiskey barrels crashed into a massive heap Friday when a large section of a decades-old storage warehouse collapsed at a distillery in the heart of Kentucky bourbon country. The damaged warehouse at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown held about 18,000 barrels, and...

Mexican players can have beef again at the World Cup

Jun. 22, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Mexico's mantra for this World Cup is "No Excuses," and that includes no complaining about the menu. The team brought two tons of food to Russia, along with everything necessary to make their players' favorites, including traditional tacos, cheesy quesadillas and, of course, their hot salsas....

Kentucky governor downplays effect of EU tariffs on bourbon

Jun. 22, 2018 8:55 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In comments at odds with his home state's whiskey distillers, Kentucky's Republican governor is downplaying fears that the European Union's retaliatory tariffs could disrupt the booming market for the Bluegrass state's iconic bourbon industry. "There's always the potential for some...

Saransk swells from building boom of World Cup proportions

Jun. 22, 2018 6:33 AM EDT

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Valerie Fayzullina expresses a hopeful sense of wonder as she stands near a wire sculpture of a soccer player, in the shadows of eight new apartment high-rises and a freshly finished stadium that will host stars as big as Cristiano Ronaldo this month. Like many Saransk residents,...

Tariffs stir unrest among American whiskey producers

Jun. 21, 2018 3:35 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Much of the rye whiskey aging in hundreds of barrels at Catoctin Creek Distillery in Virginia could end up being consumed in Europe, a market the 9-year-old distilling company has cultivated at considerable cost. But an escalating trade dispute has the distillery's co-founder and...

Minnesota cafe hears it from both sides for hosting Fox show

Jun. 21, 2018 10:29 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A small diner in Duluth, Minnesota, is getting an earful from commenters and callers for hosting Fox News' "Fox & Friends" morning show a day after President Donald Trump visited the city. Uncle Loui's Cafe, a local favorite in the city, drew both criticism and support after the...

'Great job,' says Trump: Nielsen back in good graces for now

Jun. 21, 2018 12:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirstjen Nielsen has one hard-earned presidential signing pen. President Donald Trump used the black marker Wednesday to sign an executive order halting family separations at the U.S. border — then handed it to Nielsen, his Homeland Security secretary. Such pens are typically...

Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide shortage

Jun. 20, 2018 9:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — No beer at this time of year? A British trade group says there's a shortage of carbon dioxide in Northern Europe, sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup. Gavin Partington, director-general of the British Soft Drinks Association, says...

FDA reconsiders added sugar label for maple syrup, honey

Jun. 20, 2018 5:08 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering its plan to require that pure maple syrup and honey be labeled as containing added sugars. Maple syrup producers had rallied against the plan, saying the nutrition labels updates were misleading, illogical and confusing and could...

Nielsen's career forever linked to family border separations

Jun. 20, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fair or not, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will probably always be the face of family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border. The brusque 46-year-old former Bush administration official this week became known as the Cabinet member who skewed the facts at a combative press...