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'Burning river' loses sting in Cleveland 50 years after fire

Jun. 18, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Fifty years after the Cuyahoga River's most infamous fire helped spawn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, artists and entrepreneurs have turned old jokes into inspiration and forged decades of embarrassment into a fiery brand of Cleveland pride. "Everybody knows Cuyahoga County for...

Part of bourbon warehouse collapses in western Kentucky

Jun. 17, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Part of a bourbon warehouse in western Kentucky collapsed during a thunderstorm. News outlets report the partial collapse of the O.Z. Tyler Distillery rickhouse was reported early Monday. Master Distiller Jacob Call says around 20,000 barrels are stored at the location and it appears...

Progressive announces bid to challenge Susan Collins in 2020

Jun. 13, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

GARDINER, Maine (AP) — Betsy Sweet, a progressive Democrat who ran for governor of Maine last year, has announced her bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins. The former State House lobbyist announced her candidacy Thursday at Sebago Lake Distillery. In a statement, she criticized "the wealth,...

Mexico's tequila exporters warily eye US tariffs deadline

Jun. 7, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

EL ARENAL, Mexico (AP) — After decades of building a domestic market for Tequila Cascahuín, Salvador Rosales readied the family business for a plunge into the U.S. export market this year. He made sure he had a stable supply of high-quality blue agave, the succulent whose juice is distilled into...

Mass shootings in the workplace are rare and puzzling

Jun. 6, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

A postal worker on disability retirement for psychological issues returned to her workplace years later and killed six people. A Connecticut beer delivery worker irate over being forced to resign opened fire as he was being escorted out of the building, killing eight co-workers. Just a week ago, a longtime...

Trade war comes to Louisville, Jack Daniels takes tariff hit

Jun. 5, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Led by strong sales for its whiskey and tequila brands, Brown-Forman Corp. reported higher fourth-quarter net income Wednesday despite taking a hit from the Trump administration's tariff fight. The Louisville, Kentucky-based company — best known for its Jack Daniel's Tennessee...

Anheuser-Busch partners with solar farm to meet energy goals

Jun. 4, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

Anheuser-Busch is making good on its pledge to be a more renewable brewer. The company said it is partnering with San Francisco-based solar developer Recurrent Energy, which will build and maintain a 2,000-acre solar farm in Pecos County, Texas. Once it's completed in 2021, Anheuser-Busch will buy credits based...

As craft beer market grows, so do wild flavors

May. 29, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

Anyone for steak and onion Kolsch? Or a macaroni and cheese pale ale? Those were among the flavors at the Strange Brew Festival in Reno, Nevada, this month, where competition for attention has intensified as craft beers have boomed. Brewers have always experimented, from the medieval Belgians who stirred sour...

Judge: Anheuser-Busch must pull some ads about MillerCoors

May. 25, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin judge has ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop suggesting in advertising that MillerCoors' light beers contain corn syrup, wading into a fight between two beer giants that are losing market share to small independent brewers. U.S. District Judge William Conley for the Western...

Tariffs have varying fallout in trade-heavy Washington state

May. 20, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Workers at a $1.7 billion polysilicon plant in central Washington believe President Donald Trump's trade war with China may be their best chance for staying employed. Unable to compete with Chinese factories aided by government subsidies and high tariffs, REC Silicon is shutting down the...