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Celebrities are deep into liquor, wine with their own brands

Nov. 22, 2019 9:51 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — From Kate Hudson’s new vodka to Dylan Sprouse’s Brooklyn-made mead, celebrities with their own brands of spirits and wines can make drink-loving fans happy at the holidays. You can find other pillars of culture with bottles, including TV shows and the high-brow auction house...

Markets Right Now: Stocks start higher on Wall Street

Nov. 22, 2019 9:43 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Technology companies and banks are leading stocks slightly higher on Wall Street in early trading, putting the market on track for its first gain since Monday. Oracle rose 1.2% in the first few minutes of trading...

Some Iowa farmers back crop buffer law to protect water

Nov. 22, 2019 9:27 AM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s farmer-dominated conservation districts are calling for a state ban on planting crops within 30 feet (9.1 meters) of streams to improve water quality, but the state’s top agricultural official opposes the idea. The Conservation Districts of Iowa isn’t...

Pennsylvania to fund research into fracking health dangers

Nov. 22, 2019 9:19 AM EST

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday his administration will spend $3 million on a pair of studies to explore the potential health effects of the natural gas industry, taking action after months of impassioned pleas by the families of pediatric cancer patients who live in the most heavily drilled region of the...

South Africa’s airline says deal reached to end strike

Nov. 22, 2019 9:19 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s troubled state-owned airline says flights will resume as normal over the weekend after it reached a deal with unions to end a week-long strike. South African Airways on Friday says it reached an agreement with the South African Cabin Crew Association and the...

ConocoPhillips seeking sales of Alaska assets

Nov. 22, 2019 9:12 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — ConocoPhillips hopes to sell parts of its Alaska projects to offset risks and share the expenses of investments planned in the state, company officials said. The sale package includes old, new and unbuilt projects representing most of Conoco’s Alaska holdings,...

AP FACT CHECK: Leaders’ questionable claims in U.K. election

Nov. 22, 2019 8:59 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Claims of ruinous spending sprees and twisted truths are flying in during campaigning for Britain’s Dec. 12 election, in which all 650 seats in the House of Commons are up for grabs. The main parties are touting ambitious spending plans while warning of the alleged economic damage that...

Tesla edges into pickup truck market with electric model

Nov. 22, 2019 8:43 AM EST

Tesla is aiming for the heart of the auto industry’s profit machine with its own version of the heavy pickup truck. Rolling onstage before a wall of lasers and flame at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the introduction of Tesla’s sharp-angled, stainless-steel “cybertruck” was not a quiet...

Farage tells UK voters his party is not just about Brexit

Nov. 22, 2019 8:27 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s stalled departure from the European Union is taking a temporary back seat in Britain’s election campaign, as parties try to woo voters with their domestic policies. That includes the Brexit Party led by veteran euroskeptic Nigel Farage, which published its policy...

Obama warns against ‘purity tests’ in the Democratic primary

Nov. 22, 2019 6:52 AM EST

LOS ALTOS HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama warned Democrats on Thursday against adopting “purity tests” in the presidential primary and said any adversity the candidates face in the contest will make whoever emerges an even stronger nominee. Obama spoke to about 100 donors...