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100 years ago in Boston: The day molasses was deadly fast

Jan. 14, 2019 8:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Slow as molasses? This treacle didn't trickle. It was a sticky, deadly tsunami that flattened an entire Boston neighborhood within seconds. On Tuesday, the city marks the 100th anniversary of its most peculiar disaster — the Great Molasses Flood. It struck without warning at midday on...

Beaver bourbon, runaway peacocks: A wild 2018 in New England

Dec. 27, 2018 8:42 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Things got a little wild in New England in 2018 — as in actual animals weaseling their way into the headlines. A Vermont family's pet peacock ran off with a flock of turkeys. A black bear trashed a car in Connecticut after locking itself inside. Beavers flavored bourbon at a distillery...

Diageo to build new whiskey distillery in Kentucky

Dec. 13, 2018 4:17 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Spirits giant Diageo is taking a deeper plunge into bourbon and American whiskey production with plans for a new distillery in Kentucky. The $130 million venture includes plans to build a distillery and warehousing on an approximately 144-acre site at Lebanon in Marion County, the...

Media coverage contrasts George H.W. Bush's era with Trump

Dec. 4, 2018 10:23 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — With a week commemorating the death of former President George H.W. Bush due to climax with a memorial service Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral, the national media has almost inevitably focused on the contrast between his era and the present day. Even without President Donald...