- Authors to discuss trends in bourbon industry Updated: May-26-15 4:05 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Eight authors who have written books about bourbon are scheduled to open a days-long event giving participants a behind-the-scenes look at Kentucky's bourbon industry.
- California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought Updated: May-25-15 9:32 pm
SYDNEY - California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.
- Ferry breakdown strands Alaska brew festival attendees Updated: May-25-15 3:28 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Hundreds of people attending an Alaska beer festival were stranded because of a broken down ferry.
- Theme picked for airport terminal renovation in Louisville Updated: May-25-15 9:19 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Louisville International Airport officials have selected a craft and distilling design theme as part of an $8 million renovation of the airport's terminal.
- Artsy coffee chain Blue Bottle brews long queues in Tokyo Updated: May-25-15 3:14 am
TOKYO - Japan, famous for green tea, is welcoming artisanal American coffee roaster Blue Bottle with long lines that have at times meant a four-hour wait for a cup.
- 100s march in Vegas as part of protest against Monsanto Updated: May-24-15 8:32 pm
LAS VEGAS - Hundreds of people marched and waved placards in downtown Las Vegas as part of an international day of protests against agriculture giant Monsanto.
- Community college offering certificates to brewing students Updated: May-24-15 2:32 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia - Piedmont Virginia Community College has started offering students the opportunity to earn a certificate in the growing industry of craft brewing.
- Fido al fresco? NY weighs allowing outdoor dining with dogs Updated: May-23-15 1:55 pm
NEW YORK - Never mind the doggie bag: Spot wants a seat at the outdoor table, or rather under it.
- Restaurant owners recycle oyster shells for reef habitat Updated: May-23-15 11:13 am
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Two southern Ocean County seafood restaurants are involved in what some might call a pearl of an idea- to use their recycled oyster shells to restore a reef habitat in Barnegat Bay.
- Poncho & Lefty's food truck drives a fresh bargain Updated: May-23-15 10:35 am
BECKLEY, West Virginia - Hardy, hardworking Mountaineers value freedom so much that lawmakers have appropriated state residents' liberation, in Latin, as the state motto.
- Coffee shop launches literacy program aimed at young readers Updated: May-23-15 4:04 am
AUBURN, Indiana - The owner of a northern Indiana coffee shop is launching an ambitious program in hopes of building a love of reading early in life.
- Egg prices surge to record on shortage caused by bird flu Updated: May-22-15 4:43 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Egg prices reached record levels on Friday after a bird flu outbreak decimated the flock, leading to the death of more than 20 million egg-laying hens over the last month in the top producing state of Iowa.
- Private equity fund buying Cincinnati-based Frisch's Updated: May-22-15 4:40 pm
CINCINNATI - Frisch's Big Boy restaurants are being sold to a private equity fund, the company announced Friday, ending family operation of the Cincinnati-based chain that dates to a 1939 drive-thru.
- Wal-Mart's push on animal welfare hailed as game changer Updated: May-22-15 1:18 pm
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.
- Boston-area pizza chain files for bankruptcy protection Updated: May-22-15 7:55 am
BOSTON - Iconic Boston-area brick oven pizza chain Pizzeria Regina has filed for bankruptcy protection and is closing four locations.
- Developer to turn Pittsburgh mall into technology hub Updated: May-21-15 3:38 pm
PITTSBURGH - A developer has unveiled plans to convert a former retail mall in Pittsburgh into a hub for technology startups called Nova Place.
- Correction: McDonald's Shareholders-Salaries story Updated: May-21-15 2:45 pm
OAK BROOK, Illinois - In a May 20 story about a protest outside of McDonald's corporate headquarters near Chicago, The Associated Press erroneously reported that about 100 protesters were arrested. Nobody was arrested at Wednesday's demonstration, but more than 100 people were arrested at a protest there last year.
- Saginaw farmers market setting up tents for 2015 before move Updated: May-21-15 1:57 pm
SAGINAW, Michigan - The Downtown Saginaw Farmers' Market is planning to move to a new permanent outdoor location and launch an indoor year-round market in 2016.
- Ready for liquor bottles smart enough to talk smart phones? Updated: May-21-15 1:38 pm
The message-in-a-bottle routine is going Wi-Fi. And that means pretty soon you'll have your very own mini Times Square at the bar, right on the bottle.
- Group seeks donations to help pay for summer food program Updated: May-21-15 10:10 am
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - For about one-third of local schoolchildren, summer vacation isn't just a break from classes and homework.
- Bleisure Bits: Whisky primer at Glasgow's Pot Still Updated: May-21-15 9:11 am
GLASGOW, Scotland - Wreathed in myth and steeped in tradition, the wild and wonderful world of scotch whisky can take decades to explore.
- Wine Country bypass under construction, won't help this year Updated: May-20-15 4:41 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - The good news is that the Newberg-Dundee Bypass is well into construction.
- House panel votes to repeal country-origin meat labeling law Updated: May-20-15 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON - A House committee has voted to get rid of labels on packages of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.
- Atlanta barbecue restaurant to open airport location Updated: May-20-15 10:36 am
ATLANTA - An Atlanta barbecue restaurant is opening a location inside the city's airport.
- Bread strike has soldiers turned bakers in Bolivia Updated: May-19-15 8:16 pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia - Bolivia's government has temporarily turned some soldiers into bakers, ordering barracks to leaven loaves for the public after bakeries went on strike over the lifting of subsidies on imported flour.