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German whiskey booming as micro distilleries keep popping up

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 1:59am

Bastian Heuser swirls the snifter of deep amber whiskey before taking a sip, noting its sweet caramel flavor that soon opens up with hints of spices, nuts and dried fruits.

Skeptical EU leaders to hear May's plea for a Brexit delay

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 1:09am

Prime Minister Theresa May was trying to persuade European Union leaders on Thursday to delay Brexit by up to three months, with her plans to leave the bloc in chaos just eight days before Britain's scheduled departure.

After the fall: How to take advantage of lower rates

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 1:03am

So much for those worries about rising interest rates.

European shares shaken by Brexit jitters after gains in Asia

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 12:03am

Shares were mixed in Europe on Thursday after a day of gains in Asia spurred by the Federal Reserve's promise not to raise interest rates during this year.

'Full House' to big house in college scheme? Experts differ

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 11:19pm

Could Aunt Becky be headed to prison? It could go either way, experts say.

University newspaper believes it is target of fee cut

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:10pm

A Utah university newspaper believes budget cuts are targeting the publication and could impact the school's journalism program.

New Fed forecast for 2019: Slower growth and zero rate hikes

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:07pm

The Federal Reserve sent a stark message Wednesday: The economy is slowing. And it won't be raising interest rates anytime soon.

Levi Strauss readies for prime time in the public markets

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:07pm

Levi Strauss & Co., which gave America its first pair of blue jeans, is going public for the second time.

UK's May asks a wary EU to delay Brexit until June 30

Jill Lawless and Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 5:22pm

Exactly 1,000 days after Britain voted to leave the European Union, and nine days before it is scheduled to walk out the door, Prime Minister Theresa May hit the pause button Wednesday, asking the bloc to postpone the U.K.'s departure until June 30.

South Dakota governor signs bills aimed at curbing abortion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 4:54pm

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Wednesday signed a package of bills aimed at curbing abortion.

Poll: More Americans want immigration to stay the same

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 4:39pm

A growing number of Americans say immigration levels should remain the same or increase, according to a major U.S. survey, a shift that comes as the Trump administration has ramped up immigration enforcement.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump attacks Russia probe as biased

Hope Yen and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 4:19pm

Seeking to discredit a highly anticipated report on the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump is attacking the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller by falsely claiming it was biased and conflicted.

With black lung fund in jeopardy, taxpayers could foot bill

Dylan Lovan, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 3:53pm

The Trump administration and coal industry allies are insisting that a federal black lung trust fund will continue to pay benefits to sick miners despite a drastic cut in funding.

Alabama editor promoting KKK revival says he's selling paper

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 3:11pm

An Alabama newspaper owner who promoted a revival of the Ku Klux Klan said Wednesday that he had a deal to sell the business just days after the departure of the African-American employee he tapped to run the weekly.

Text of the Fed's statement after its meeting Wednesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 3:06pm

Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended:

FedEx, Johnson and Johnson slump while General Mills rises

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 2:54pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday:

Theresa May says it's a matter of "great personal regret" that U.K. won't leave EU with a deal on March 29

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 2:41pm

Theresa May says it's a matter of "great personal regret" that U.K. won't leave EU with a deal on March 29.

Ukraine introduces new sanctions against Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 2:30pm

Ukraine's president has ordered new sanctions against Russian companies and individuals involved in construction and other activities in Crimea.

UN rights chief: US sanctions could deepen Venezuelan crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 2:23pm

The United Nations' high commissioner for human rights said Wednesday that recent U.S. sanctions that are aimed at toppling Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro threaten to deepen the nation's crisis.