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People wait in line to vote early at the Culinary Workers union Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Latest: Over 36,000 Democrats cast early votes in Nevada

Feb. 18, 2020 5:55 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 2:50 p.m. More than 36,000 Democrats voted in the first three days of a four-day early voting period ahead of the Nevada caucuses. The Nevada Democratic Party says just over 10,000 people cast a ballot on Monday. Fifty-five...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pauses during a news conference following a GOP strategy meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

McConnell takes aim at 2020 Democrat presidential candidates

Feb. 18, 2020 2:14 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that health insurance proposals from the Democratic candidates for president would hurt business owners. During a speech in Louisville at a conference for the Distilled Spirits Council, McConnell said he's “never seen a...

In this Feb. 13, 2020, photo, Frankie Chu, owner of Vegetarian Dim Sum House in New York's Chinatown, sits in his empty restaurant usually bustling with customers, in New York. Sales have plunged 70% over the last two weeks,

Misguided virus fears hitting Asian American businesses

Feb. 18, 2020 12:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In Arizona, a burgeoning Asian American community fields xenophobic calls about a planned night market featuring Asian street foods. In New York, a dim sum restaurant owner worries he won't make rent. In the San Francisco Bay Area, a local Asian American-owned restaurant chain is mulling...

Manager Chen Tiantian, left, hands a takeaway order to a delivery driver at a Moka Bros cafe in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. For Valentine's Day Moka Bros, a health food eatery in Beijing, offered a special that included both a rose and a note logging the temperature of the chef that made the meal. Like many businesses in China, the restaurant has struggled to cope with the impact of a virus that has infected tens of thousands of people worldwide and sent several cities into lockdown. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

With virus, shops in China suffer a star-crossed Valentines

Feb. 14, 2020 8:43 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — In virus-stricken China, couples can celebrate Valentine's Day with a roast beef salad, hot chocolate, a rose and a note, all delivered to their door. The note, scrawled on the front of their sealed order, states the body temperature of the chef who made it. Moka Bros, a health food eatery...

Authorities inspect the damage at Cat Cora's Kitchen inside Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Atlanta, after part of the restaurant's ceiling collapsed. (@Naturally_DaBay via AP)

Part of the ceiling collapses at Atlanta airport restaurant

Feb. 13, 2020 7:42 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Part of a restaurant ceiling collapsed inside Atlanta's airport Thursday, leaving a large chunk of it draped over countertops in the dining area. One person was taken to a hospital, and a second person was treated at the scene, airport officials said. The collapse happened shortly before 8...

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, a woman with a teddy bear waves to another passenger quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Life on board the luxury cruise ship, which has dozens of cases of a new virus, can include fear, excitement and soul-crushing boredom, according to interviews by The Associated Press with passengers and a stream of tweets and YouTube videos. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Fear, boredom, adventure fill each day on quarantined ship

Feb. 13, 2020 5:37 PM EST

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Fear. Surprising moments of levity. Soul-crushing boredom. Life on the Diamond Princess, the cruise ship quarantined in a Japanese port with scores of cases of a new virus, means experiencing all these things, according to interviews by The Associated Press with passengers and a...

FILE - In this June 20, 2018 file photo, Catoctin Creek Distillery whiskey is on display in a tasting room in Purcellville, Va. A new spirits industry report says President Donald Trump's trade war dampened the overseas market for American-made whiskey last year. The Distilled Spirits Council says overall exports of bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and rye whiskey tumbled amid a trade war-induced decline in exports to key European markets. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

US whiskey exports decline as trade dispute with EU persists

Feb. 12, 2020 10:04 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s trade war dampened the overseas market for American-made whiskey last year, diminishing exports even as the domestic market continues to thrive. Overall exports of bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and rye whiskey tumbled amid a trade war-induced decline in...

This Jan. 26, 2020, photo shows a grilled cheese sandwich prepared in Amagansett, N.Y. (Elizabeth Karmel via AP)

For the ultimate grilled cheese, use both stovetop and oven

Feb. 10, 2020 7:40 AM EST

Grilled cheese is the ultimate comfort food, an adult treat that harkens back to childhood. I never met a grilled cheese sandwich I didn’t like. Where I grew up, there was an old-fashioned drug store with a lunch counter. When the weather was good, my best friend and I would ride our bikes there and order...

People wearing masks buy foods at a supermarket in Hangzhou in east China's Zhejiang province, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. China's communist leaders are striving to keep food flowing to crowded cities despite anti-disease controls, to quell fears of possible shortages and stave off price spikes from panic buying after most access to Wuhan was cut off Jan. 23. Food stocks in supermarkets ran low shortly after Beijing imposed travel curbs and extended the Lunar New Year holiday to keep factories, offices and other businesses closed and the public at home, attempting to prevent the virus from spreading. (Chinatopix via AP)

China scrambles to keep cities in virus lockdown fed

Feb. 8, 2020 2:41 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The manager of the Wushang Mart in Wuhan, the locked-down city at the heart of China’s virus outbreak, says its shelves are loaded with 50% more vegetables and other food than usual to reassure jittery customers. Communist leaders are trying to keep food flowing to crowded Chinese...

This December 2019 photo provided by Katie Workman shows a variety condiments on a counter in New York. To give your recipe repertoire a boost, pick up a few new condiments such as oyster sauce, Sriracha sauce, and a some fun preserves. (Cheyenne Cohen/Katie Workman via AP)

A guide to all the new condiments lining grocery shelves

Feb. 6, 2020 6:54 PM EST

Sauces, dressings, salsas, mustards, honeys, international ingredients. The selection of condiments at grocery stores has expanded dramatically in recent years. Some are hardly new, except to those unfamiliar with certain cuisines. Others are contemporary twists on classic products, or hybrids. Here’s an...