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Spiritless, a female-led distillery, launching soon

Aug. 9, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A last minute-emergency at an event started the idea. Lauren Chitwood, Abby Ferguson and Lexie Larsen needed to find something non-alcoholic but elevated beyond water or diet soda, to supply an event their company, Olio Event Group, was hosting. They couldn’t find it. ...

FILE - This May 4, 2020 file photo released by the Venezuelan Miraflores presidential press office shows what Venezuelan authorities identify as the I.D. cards of former U.S. special forces citizen Airan Berry, right, and Luke Denman, left, in Caracas, Venezuela. The two former Green Berets were arrested in May 2020 while participating in a botched raid organized from neighboring Colombia to oust Maduro. (Miraflores Palace presidential press office via AP, File)

Ex-Green Berets sentenced to 20 years for Venezuela attack

Aug. 8, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan court has sentenced two former U.S. special forces soldiers to 20 years in prison for their part in a blunder-filled beach attack aimed at overthrowing President Nicolás Maduro. Lawyers for the former Green Berets, Luke Denman and Airan Berry, said they were...

Wieland Copper to lay off 120 in Stokes County

Aug. 8, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

PINE HALL, N.C. (AP) — Wieland Copper Products has announced it’s laying off 120 employees in Stokes County. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the company announced the layoffs will be in the company’s Pine Hall operations. Wieland is based in Ulm, Germany. It is one of the...

In this Oct. 31, 2019 photo, man uses his smartphone as he stands near a billboard for Chinese technology firm Huawei at the PT Expo in Beijing. Chinese tech giant Huawei kept its global business growing for almost a decade while Washington piled sanctions on the company and lobbied its allies to keep the company out of telecom networks. Now, Huawei is starting to suffer in earnest as the Trump administration steps up efforts to slam the door on access to Western components and markets in a widening feud with Beijing over technology and security. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Huawei: Smartphone chips running out under US sanctions

Aug. 8, 2020 4:52 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei is running out of processor chips to make smartphones due to U.S. sanctions and will be forced to stop production of its own most advanced chips, a company executive says, in a sign of growing damage to Huawei’s business from American pressure. Huawei...

A woman uses her phone as she passes by the ByteDance headquarters in Beijing, China, on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, although it remains unclear if he has the legal authority to actually ban the apps from the U.S. TikTok is owned by Chinese company ByteDance. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

AP Explains: From Hong Kong to TikTok, US-China ties plummet

Aug. 7, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has launched a major diplomatic and economic offensive against China, hitting Chinese officials with myriad sanctions over the past four months as relations between Washington and Beijing plummet to their lowest levels in decades. President Donald Trump and his...

Prosecutors: Doctor, wife illegally imported meds from China

Aug. 7, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts psychiatrist and his wife both face charges in connection with a scheme to illegally import medications to treat alcohol and opioid dependence from China and falsify shipping documents to hide the contents of the imported packages, federal prosecutors said Friday. Dr. Rahim...

An outdoor table is ready for customers at Loretta and the Butcher restaurant during the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in the Coconut Grove neighborhood in Miami. Restaurants continue to offer outdoor dining and take-out only, with indoor dining still not permitted in Miami-Dade County. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Fed's Main Street pandemic support program off to slow start

Aug. 6, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says that its Main Street Lending Program designed to help small and medium-sized companies get through the pandemic has managed to make just eight loans in its first month of operations. In its first report on the program, the Fed said Thursday it had provided $76.9...

Hospitals take on virus testing, broadband funds spent

Aug. 6, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Hospitals are taking over community-based testing for the new coronavirus, and broadband internet service is being expanded to help with remote learning and at-home work during the pandemic. Coronavirus developments in New Hampshire: ___ HOSPITAL TESTING Nearly all of New...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus hold portable fans to cool themselves in the heat in Tokyo, Wednesday, Aug, 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Japan region declares coronavirus emergency

Aug. 5, 2020 11:10 PM EDT

TOKYO — The governor of Japan’s Aichi Prefecture has announced a regional “state of emergency” seeking to curb the coronavirus. Gov. Hideaki Ohmura on Thursday asked businesses to close altogether or close early and urged people to stay home at night. The measures continue through Aug....

A coiled power line hangs along with electrical wires in a residential neighborhood of Middle Village, Queens, where some homes and businesses lost power in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in New York. At the peak of the storm over 130,000 customers had lost power, according the New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NY declares emergency, probes Isaias power outage response

Aug. 5, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in New York City and surrounding areas on Wednesday and ordered a probe of utility companies a day after Tropical Storm Isaias downed trees, halted commuter trains and knocked out power to more than 700,000 people. With many still in the dark...