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Criminal charges possible in North Carolina's US House fight

Feb. 22, 2019 6:09 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With a new election ordered in North Carolina's disputed congressional race, a key question remains unanswered: Who could face criminal charges after a state elections board hearing exposed evidence of ballot fraud? Among those in potential legal trouble are the central figure in the...

New owners plan to move historic riverboat to Ohio winery

Feb. 18, 2019 1:41 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The new owners of Cincinnati's historic Showboat Majestic plan to continue using the double-decker riverboat as an entertainment venue on the Ohio River. Adams County real estate agent Joe Brumley and his wife, Cortnee, bought the country's last floating theater for around $110,000 this...

City mulls $5M penalty over paid power plant 'supporters'

Feb. 14, 2019 6:45 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A major utility company will learn next week whether the use of paid actors to gin up phony support for a new gas-fired power plant will result in the project being delayed or derailed by New Orleans' City Council. Entergy New Orleans has agreed to a $5 million penalty in return for...

The Latest: Decision next week on $5 million Entergy penalty

Feb. 14, 2019 6:18 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a proposed $5 million penalty for a utility company over the use of paid actors at public hearings to support a proposed gas-fired power plant (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A major utility company will learn next week whether the use of paid actors to gin up phony support...

The Latest: Germany hopes for soccer Brexit

Feb. 13, 2019 12:43 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 5:40 p.m. German diplomats are showing little sense of fair play before three crucial meetings in the battle to rule Europe. Germany's foreign ministry tweeted Wednesday that while it laments Britain's...

French wine exporters in a 'total fog' ahead of Brexit

Feb. 13, 2019 9:23 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French wine and spirits exporters say they are in a "total fog" over Brexit. With less than two months before Britain's scheduled departure from the European Union, the head of the French federation of exporters of wines and spirits warned Wednesday of the damage that an exit without an...

Tariffs take toll on whiskey exports in last half of 2018

Feb. 12, 2019 11:07 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Retaliatory tariffs caused a sharp downturn in American whiskey exports in the last half of 2018 as distillers started feeling the pain from global trade disputes, an industry trade group said Tuesday. Exports to some key overseas markets gyrated wildly last year for producers of...

Kentucky bourbon distilleries draw record number of visits

Feb. 7, 2019 4:50 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky distilleries are reporting another record year for bourbon tourism in the state that produces most of the world's bourbon. The Kentucky Distillers' Association says tourists made a record 1.4 million stops at distilleries along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and Kentucky Bourbon...

Report shows economic clout of Kentucky bourbon over decade

Feb. 6, 2019 12:56 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A decade ago, bourbon barons poured bottles of their precious amber liquid on the Kentucky Capitol steps to protest a looming tax hike. On Wednesday, industry officials stood with lawmakers to cheer another round of growth in the spirits sector. The cause for celebration was a new...

Game break: 10 Super Bowl ads to watch Sunday

Feb. 1, 2019 2:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — This year's Super Bowl ads are designed to entertain and go down easy, as Stella Artois brings back Carrie Bradshaw and "The Dude" and the Backstreet Boys and Chance the Rapper remix the 1990s classic "I Want It That Way" for Doritos. With ads costing more than $5 million for 30 seconds of...