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California's governor writes children's book about dyslexia

Dec. 07, 2021 09:06 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom still can't spell the word “dress.” He can't read aloud from a piece of paper in public. That's why his speeches are long, mostly from memory and sprinkled with some awkward moments when his words bump into each other. ...

For food lovers, stocking stuffers begin in the kitchen

Dec. 06, 2021 09:22 AM EST

It's one of my favorite parts of the holiday season: thinking of all the people I’d like to give a little package to, mulling over what that right present should be. This year, perhaps more than any other, it feels pleasurable to treat all of your people to something thoughtful and cheery,...

Japan's Kirin seeks arbitration to help end Myanmar venture

Dec. 06, 2021 03:15 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Japanese beverage giant Kirin Holdings said Monday it is seeking commercial arbitration in a dispute over unwinding its joint venture brewery in Myanmar. The company said it filed for arbitration in Singapore against Myanma Economic Holdings Plc, a...

Alabama native used pandemic downtime to start wine label

Dec. 05, 2021 00:13 AM EST

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Getting paid to drink wine and visit exotic locations doesn’t seem like it could be a career, but that’s exactly how Cullman native Heath Porter describes his job. Porter is the owner of Heathen Wines & Wine Tours, and hosts tours around the...

New Mexico approves public financing for cannabis businesses

Dec. 03, 2021 00:24 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will provide business loans of up to $250,00 toward small-scale cannabis businesses in an effort to provide economic opportunity to communities that were hit hard by past criminal enforcement of marijuana laws. The Regulation and...

Corn meal, whiskey help save Ute Mountain Ute Farm and Ranch

Nov. 27, 2021 10:18 AM EST

TOWAOC, Colo. (AP) — Drought in much of the West, 22 years running, has struck Colorado’s Four Corners tribal lands with bitter force. This year, the Ute Mountain Ute’s celebrated 7,700 acre farm and ranch operation had to lay off half its workers as thousands of acres lay fallow. ...

Charleston West Side developers get into the spirits

Nov. 27, 2021 09:04 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The magic is in the cave, Tighe and John Bullock trust. Tighe and his father, John, learned of its existence near Renick on the Greenbrier-Pocahontas county line. A geological engineer, John Bullock thought a distiller could use that water to...

The sweetly sad story behind 3,000 beer cans up for auction

Nov. 27, 2021 00:08 AM EST

PEARL RIVER, La. (AP) — Luverne Kahl sometimes tears up as she talks about her late husband’s beer can collection. It was more than just a hobby. It was his passion, and the memories it prompts rise up in her unexpectedly. But she’s resolved to let it go. ...

Austria begins national lockdown to fight surging infections

Nov. 21, 2021 19:24 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Austria went into a nationwide lockdown early Monday to combat soaring coronavirus infections, a step being closely watched by other European governments struggling with national outbreaks that are straining health care systems. The measures are expected...

Grants to boost Maine potatoes, blueberries, flowers

Nov. 20, 2021 12:46 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Potato Board, a company that wants to expand wild blueberry wine, and a flower collective are among the groups that will receive about a half million dollar in agricultural grants. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and...