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Las Vegas area bars reopen after 10-week shutdown

Sep. 21, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Patrons showed up at bars in and round Las Vegas to celebrate their reopening after weeks of a coronavirus-driven shut down. Customers came late Sunday just before midnight eager to sit at a favorite bar including establishments inside restaurants and casinos. But most bars saw light foot...

FILE - In this March 15, 2016 file photo, Rep. Susan Lynn, R-Mt. Juliet, listens to the testimony during a House subcommittee hearing in Nashville, Tenn.  Walmart, Amazon and other corporate giants donated money to Lynn's re-election campaign after she used social media to amplify and promote the QAnon conspiracy theory. That's according to an Associated Press review of campaign finance records and online posts by Republican state Rep. Susan Lynn.(AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)

Walmart, Amazon among donors to QAnon-promoting lawmaker

Sep. 19, 2020 10:46 PM EDT

Walmart, Amazon and other corporate giants donated money to the reelection campaign of a Tennessee state lawmaker who had used social media to amplify and promote the QAnon conspiracy theory, according to an Associated Press review of campaign finance records and the candidate’s posts. The corporate...

Northern Michigan's budding hops industry on the rise again

Sep. 19, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

WILLIAMSBURG, Mich. (AP) — Northern Michigan's budding hops industry appears to be doing better after a rocky start at the beginning of the year. During the early months of the global pandemic, Michigan hops sales dipped 30% to 50% as operations across the craft beer industry shut down and brewers had to...

Workers harvest Petit Verdot grapes in the vineyard of Casale del Giglio, in Latina, near Rome, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020.  Change can come slowly to Italy’s centuries-old wine industry, but in a matter of months the global pandemic radically altered the path from vine to table, beginning with the fall harvest. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

AP PHOTOS: Italian grape harvest plows on through pandemic

Sep. 19, 2020 3:45 AM EDT

LATINA, Italy (AP) — Change can come slowly to Italy’s centuries-old wine industry, but the coronavirus pandemic has radically altered the path from vine to table in a matter of months, beginning with the fall harvest. At the Casale Del Giglio winery in the Agro Pontino area south of Rome, a group...

Indian passengers queue up to test for COVID-19 at a facility erected at a railway station to screen people coming from outside the city, in Ahmedabad, India, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. India's coronavirus cases jumped by another 96,424 in the past 24 hours, showing little sign of leveling. India is expected to have the highest number of confirmed cases within weeks, surpassing the United States, where more than 6.67 million people have been infected. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

The Latest: U of Colorado shifting students for virus cases

Sep. 18, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

DENVER — The University of Colorado has forced some students to move out of their dorms to create more isolation housing for students with coronavirus infections as case numbers continue to increase at the Boulder campus. The Denver Post reported that the university said in an email to affected students...

Medical staff prepare to take a COVID-19 tests at a drive through community based assessment centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Health authorities in New Zealand are scrambling to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation's largest city, Auckland, goes back into lockdown. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Latest: First case-free day for New Zealand in 5 weeks

Sep. 17, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has reported no new confirmed cases of the coronavirus for the first time in more than five weeks as hopes rise that an outbreak discovered in Auckland last month has been stamped out. Friday’s report also marked the fourth consecutive day without any cases of...

Nevada COVID-19 panel OKs reopening bars in Las Vegas, Elko

Sep. 17, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bars in and around Las Vegas will be allowed to reopen after this weekend with limited capacity, distance between customers and facial coverings all around, following action Thursday by a Nevada coronavirus response task force. The panel decided that drinking establishments can also...

Reynolds: Bars in 4 counties can open, not in college towns

Sep. 15, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday she'll let bars, breweries and taverns in four counties reopen, less than three weeks after she order them closed after a surge in coronavirus cases. In a proclamation that is effective Wednesday, Reynolds said bars may reopen in Black Hawk, Dallas,...

Yuengling Black and Tan cans are stacked in the warehouse of the D.G. Yuengling & Son Brewery Mill Creek plant on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (Lindsey Shuey/Republican-Herald via AP)

Yuengling, America's oldest brewer, invades the West Coast

Sep. 15, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

Hey West Coast beer lovers, it's pronounced YING-ling. D.G. Yuengling and Son, America's oldest operating brewer, is sending some cold ones your way for the first time since it began making beer in 1829. The brewery, about two hours northwest of Philadelphia, announced a joint venture with Molson Coors on...

Kentucky distillery being revived at original location

Sep. 15, 2020 8:04 AM EDT

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — The Green River Distilling Co. in Kentucky survived fire, Prohibition, multiple owners and decline and is being revived at its original location in Owensboro, the owners said Tuesday. The distillery was founded in 1885. After finding the property in ruin, it was restored and began...