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Ole Miss to begin selling beer at Saturday's football game

Oct. 18, 2019 4:59 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Beer will begin being sold inside a Mississippi college's football stadium at a game this weekend. The Oxford Eagle reports the first shipment of beer was delivered to Ole Miss' Vaught-Hemingway stadium on Thursday. The match against Texas A&M on Saturday marks the first time in...

Controlled blasts to bring down cranes at collapse site

Oct. 17, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two giant, badly damaged construction cranes towering over a partially collapsed hotel project are to be demolished Friday with a series of controlled explosions in hopes of dropping them straight down without damaging nearby businesses and historic buildings around the site at the edge...

GOP lawmakers: Push to legalize casinos would fail in Senate

Oct. 17, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Looking to pull the plug on one of Democrat Andy Beshear's campaign themes, two top Republican lawmakers said Thursday that any effort to legalize casino gambling in Kentucky would be "dead on arrival" in the Senate. The statement reflected a policy reversal for Senate Majority Leader...

Georgia Lottery says quarterly profit sets new record

Oct. 17, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's tax revenue may be threatening to stagnate, but lottery revenue continues to grow. The Georgia Lottery Corp. said Thursday that it is transferring nearly $292 million in profits to the state treasury from the first three months of the state budget year that began July 1. That's...

Feds: Retailer broke law by selling rifle in Texas attack

Oct. 17, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A sporting goods retailer violated the law by selling an AR-15-style rifle and large capacity magazine to a man who later used them to kill more than two dozen worshippers at a Texas church, federal prosecutors said in a court filing. Devin Patrick Kelley presented a Colorado driver's...

Native American tribe begins work on $100M casino expansion

Oct. 17, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

WAYLAND, Mich. (AP) — A Native American tribe is planning a $100 million expansion of its western Michigan casino that will include new dining, entertainment and gaming space. The Gun Lake Tribe said preliminary site work has started at the casino in Wayland, MLive.com reported Thursday. "We are proud of...

Barneys pens deal to sell assets to Authentic Brands

Oct. 17, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury chain Barneys New York has penned a deal to sell its assets for $271.4 million to Authentic Brands Group, a licensing company that owns such brands as Nine West and Aeropostale, and investment bank B. Riley Financial Inc., according to court documents filed late Wednesday. The deal...

Atlanta businessman spared prison in college hoops scandal

Oct. 17, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An Atlanta businessman and former NBA referee was spared prison time Thursday after pleading guilty in a college basketball scandal that paid bribes to steer top athletes to certain schools and money managers. Rashan Michel wiped his eyes when U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska in New...

Europe's specialty food makers brace for US tariffs

Oct. 17, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — European producers of specialty agricultural products like French wine, Italian Parmesan and Spanish olives are facing a U.S. tariff hike due Friday with a mix of trepidation and indignation at being dragged into a trade war they feel they have little to do with. The tariffs on $7.5 billion...

Colorado pot grower loses 20K plants due to early snow

Oct. 17, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado marijuana grower has lost about 20,000 plants worth millions of dollars because of an early winter storm and says the impact is expected affect the state's legal pot supply. The Marijuana Business Daily reported Wednesday that Pueblo-based Los Sueños Farms lost the plants...