- Wineries, craft breweries experience growth in Kansas Updated: Jul-05-15 11:14 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - The thirst for Kansas-produced alcoholic beverages is growing, with wineries multiplying and the state's largest craft brewer experiencing a revenue boost of about 50 percent.
- Meth lab seizures drop in W.Va.; 123 busts so far this year Updated: Jul-05-15 11:13 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Methamphetamine lab seizures are down 20 percent in West Virginia compared to the first six months of 2014.
- Shoe factory collapses in eastern China, killing 11 people Updated: Jul-05-15 5:29 am
BEIJING - A shoe factory collapsed in eastern China during a weekend shift, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 30, officials said Sunday.
- July deadline set for 'Hunters Helping the Hungry' program Updated: Jul-05-15 5:04 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska meat processors have until July 20 to apply for this year's Hunters Helping the Hungry program, which provides ground venison to needy residents.
- For tobacco growers, farming is a family affair Updated: Jul-05-15 12:34 am
NEWBERRY, Florida - Trevor Bass walked among the rows of tobacco plants - the broad, green leaves up to his chest - and declared a good crop.
- Wildlife group: Bird ban hurts educational presentations Updated: Jul-04-15 2:51 pm
DAYTON, Ohio - A recent ban meant to protect Ohio's $2.3 billion poultry industry from a deadly bird flu virus has hampered educational wildlife presentations, environmental educators and volunteers argue.
- Bills to allow beer on pedal-powered trolleys go to Snyder Updated: Jul-04-15 1:31 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Legislation that would allow passengers to drink beer or wine aboard pedal-powered trolleys isn't getting unanimous support from people who shuttle people around town.
- More ways to gamble with more casinos coming to upstate NY Updated: Jul-04-15 12:22 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - Well before dice start tumbling at new upstate casinos, gambling operations in New York are evolving to stay competitive.
- After year of Washington legal pot sales, taxes top $70M Updated: Jul-04-15 12:19 pm
SEATTLE - Washington launched its second-in-the-nation legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. A year later, the state has about 160 shops open, tax revenues have soared past expectations and sales top $1.4 million per day.
- Judge holds fate of Covington's historic Bavarian Brewery Updated: Jul-04-15 12:04 pm
COVINGTON, Kentucky - The fate of the historic Bavarian Brewery in Covington is now in the hands of a Kenton County judge.
- Hungry students propose expanding food truck operating hours Updated: Jul-04-15 9:04 am
ROCKVILLE, Maryland - Victor Barkley, 16, wanted something different for lunch. Instead of the usual cafeteria fare, the Wheaton High School junior yearned for grilled fish from Go Fish, his favorite food truck.
- Florida craft brewers toast as new growler law takes effect Updated: Jul-04-15 3:07 am
GAINESVILLE, Florida - Florida breweries toasted as a new state law allowing them to fill 64-ounce take-home growlers took effect.
- Land board approves fines for lava tour company Updated: Jul-03-15 7:04 pm
HILO, Hawaii - A Big Island tour company that operated unpermitted tours of the lava flow near the Puu Oo volcanic cone is facing more than $9,000 in fines.
- Pols: NJ casino expansion vote likely not happening in fall Updated: Jul-03-15 5:39 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - New Jersey lawmakers say there is almost no chance a statewide vote on whether to expand casino gambling beyond Atlantic City will be held this fall.
- Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers Updated: Jul-03-15 4:10 pm
BOSTON - New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet.
- Mountaineer opens $2M smoking pavilion to comply with ban Updated: Jul-03-15 12:53 pm
NEW CUMBERLAND, West Virginia - Mountaineer Casinos, Racetrack & Resort has opened a $2 million smoking pavilion to comply with a local clean air regulation.
- Wine ice cream, maple water: 5 foods of the future? Updated: Jul-03-15 9:37 am
NEW YORK - Chips made out of broccoli, chickpeas and kale. Wine-spiked ice cream. Popcorn that didn't quite fulfill its destiny.
- Owner of Maine inn made $900,000 through essay contest Updated: Jul-03-15 7:40 am
CENTER LOVELL, Maine - State police say the owner of a Maine inn who held an essay contest to give away her business made more than $900,000 through the endeavor.
- Uber suspends low-cost service in France amid legal pressure Updated: Jul-03-15 6:53 am
PARIS - Uber is suspending its low-cost ride-hailing service in France, hoping to defuse an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers.
- AP Exclusive: China Ministry posted bootleg 'Liar's Poker' Updated: Jul-03-15 6:49 am
SHANGHAI - A complete bootlegged copy of Michael Lewis' bestselling book about Wall Street, "Liar's Poker," was hosted on the official website of the Chinese Commerce Ministry, the agency responsible for intellectual property protection in China, The Associated Press has found.
- AP Exclusive: North Korean farmers face dry fields, drought Updated: Jul-03-15 5:04 am
UNPHA, North Korea - North Korean farmers work to pump underground water into parched fields. Instead of rice seedlings standing in flooded paddies, the baked earth is cracked. A big lake that used to supply surrounding farmland with water is almost completely dry.
- Company town? In Seattle, some fret over Amazon's growth Updated: Jul-03-15 2:26 am
SEATTLE - Seattle, notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, is booming once again.
- Oregon issues final order in gay wedding cake case Updated: Jul-02-15 6:38 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Owners of a Portland-area bakery that denied service to a same-sex couple must pay $135,000 in damages, the Bureau of Labor and Industries has ruled.
- In Massachusetts, lottery and casinos vie for gambling cash Updated: Jul-02-15 5:42 pm
BOSTON - Call it a clash of the state's gambling titans.
- Bourbon boom: Kentucky inventory reaches 40-year high Updated: Jul-02-15 5:22 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky's bourbon boom is showing no signs of peaking as distilleries keep up a production pace unmatched for decades.