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Swarovski crystals, $900 cabernet and a Buttigieg fundraiser

Dec. 13, 2019 4:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Hall Rutherford wine caves in the hills of California's Napa Valley boast a chandelier with 1,500 Swarovski crystals, an onyx banquet table to reflect its luminescence and bottles of cabernet sauvignon that sell for as much as $900. It is also where Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic...

Proposal would allow interstate traffic of raw milk in US

Dec. 13, 2019 1:46 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A pair of Congress members from opposite sides of the political aisle wants to stop the federal government from interfering with interstate traffic of raw milk. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that raw milk and products made from raw milk can pose severe...

Mom believes 20-year-old son died because of milk allergy

Dec. 12, 2019 2:00 AM EST

NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The mother of an Ohio college student who was found unresponsive in his dorm and later died said a severe milk allergy was to blame. Hocking College police found Logan Lewis, 20, of Heath, unresponsive in a dormitory on Thursday before he was pronounced dead soon thereafter at a...

California's Paso Robles area offers wine-tasters variety

Dec. 11, 2019 1:16 PM EST

PASO ROBLES, California (AP) — Winemakers around this central California city can grow a mind-boggling variety of grapes thanks to a wide diversity of microclimates. Visitors can take a tasting tour of European varietals — from Italy and Spain as well as France’s Rhone and Bordeaux regions....

How not to ruin that pricy piece of meat in the holiday meal

Dec. 10, 2019 12:41 PM EST

Nothing says “celebration” like a ridiculously expensive piece of meat. Well, that’s not really true, but this is the time of year for splurging, in dollars and eating. And with apologies to all the vegetarians out there, few things are as impressive an anchor to a festive meal than an...

Hawaii ice cream company facing potential thaw in business

Dec. 9, 2019 9:55 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — While a taste for its flavors may continue, a Hawaii ice cream company is facing an unsavory blow to its business after a supply partner declared bankruptcy. Dave’s Ice Cream Inc. may have to reduce its supply after last month’s bankruptcy of national food and beverage firm...

London offers winter warmers with a festive flavor

Dec. 9, 2019 8:48 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Mulled wine, warm spiced cider and hot toddies have long been British staples during winter. Whiskey expert Ross Dennis at Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery explains that the hot toddy comes from Scotland. “The first mention of what we now think of as a hot toddy comes about in the...

Palestinians in Bethlehem look beyond religious tourism

Dec. 9, 2019 7:40 AM EST

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — For decades, the people of Bethlehem have watched tour buses drive up to the Church of the Nativity, disgorge their passengers for a few hours at the traditional birthplace of Jesus, and then return to Israel. But in recent years a new form of tourism has taken root, focused on...

Worker dies after becoming trapped in machinery at Sub-Zero

Dec. 8, 2019 3:34 PM EST

FITCHBURG, Wis. (AP) — A worker at Sub-Zero in Fitchburg died after becoming trapped in machinery, police said. Emergency crews were called to the company Friday night about someone who was not breathing and had no pulse, Fitchburg police Sgt. Andrew McCarthy said. The trapped employee was freed by the...

SC Governor's Mansion open house to show off Christmas decor

Dec. 8, 2019 9:46 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and his family are opening up the governor's mansion on Monday to show off their Christmas decorations. The open house at the mansion will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the governor's residence in downtown Columbia. Admission is free, but...