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Craft brewers places emphasis on quality
RICHMOND, Va. — Scoff if you must at mass domestic beers, but lessons learned from the makers of Budweiser and Miller Lite are helping to make sure your craft beer tastes the same from pint to pint. Far from the small and scrappy crew of home brewers that started the movement, craft brewers incre...
By Michael Felberbaum The Associated Press FULL STORY
Diageo welcoming visitors at historic distillery
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Historic Stitzel-Weller distillery is the newest stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Liquor giant Diageo PLC said Monday it is opening a visitors’ center at Stitzel-Weller, part of a $10 million investment that includes a new bottling line and a small batch craft still that wi...
By Bruce Schreiner The Associated Press FULL STORY
Sauce, beans banish flavorless white fish
Here’s the thing about baked white fish, such as haddock or cod: We know we should eat more of it because it’s such a healthy choice. Trouble is, we also know that most baked white fish is dry and tasteless. And I speak from experience. I hate to throw my mom under the bus, but her baked fish ...
By Melissa D’Arabian The Associated Press FULL STORY
Olive Garden defends breadstick policy
NEW YORK — Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys “Italian generosity.” The remark is part of a response by the chain’s parent company, Darden Restaurants Inc., to a nearly 300-page criticism released by hedge f...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Jacques Pepin says no slowing down as show ends
Jacques Pepin soon will begin production on what his longtime television network is calling his final cooking series, but the chef who has taught generations of Americans to cook says he’s far from retiring. KQED Public Television, the San Francisco-based station that has produced more than a doz...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
This Day in History
In 1908, Lt. Thomas E. Selfridge of the U.S. Army Signal Corps became the first person to die in the crash of a powered aircraft, the Wright Flyer, at Fort Myer, Va., just outside Washington, D.C. In 1911, Calbraith P. Rodgers set off from Sheepshead Bay, N.Y., aboard a Wright biplane in an attempt...
Know It All
On “I Love Lucy (1951-1957), Ricky Ricardo was the band leader at the Tropicana Club. During the sixth season of the show, Ricky purchased the Tropicana Club and renamed it Club Babalu. *** The first Hard Rock Cafe opened in London in 1971. *** The first corporation in the world to have mor...

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Dow closes at record after Fed keeps rates intact
NEW YORK — The stock market rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve told investors to expect low ..
West Nile infected mosquitoes found, multiple cities to be fogged Thursday
Portions of Belmont, Foster City, Redwood City, Redwood Shores and San Mateo will be fogged Thursda..
Iraq premier says no foreign troops
BAGHDAD — Iraq's new prime minister said Wednesday that foreign ground troops are neither necessar..
U.S. homebuilder confidence soars in September
U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the market for new, single-family homes surged this month to the hi..
Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills 2, wounds 3
DONETSK, Ukraine — Shelling in the rebel-held eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk killed two people We..
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