Beverages

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2108, a view of the Starbucks store in Milan, Italy. Starbucks opens its first store in Italy Friday, betting that premium brews and novelties like a heated marble-topped coffee bar will win patrons in a country fond of its espresso rituals. Decades ago, Milan’s coffee bars had inspired the chain’s vision. Starbucks hopes clients will linger at Starbucks Reserve Roastery, where they can watch beans being roasted, sip Reserve coffee or have cocktails at a mezzanine-level bar in a cavernous space that once was a post office near the city’s Duomo, or cathedral. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
September 06, 2018 - 8:18 am
MILAN (AP) — Starbucks is opening its first store in Italy on Friday, betting that premium brews and novelties like a heated marble-topped coffee bar will win customers in a country fond of its daily espresso rituals. Decades ago, Milan's coffee bars inspired the chain's vision. Now Starbucks is...
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In this picture taken Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, a worker drives a tractor during a harvest of hops at a hopfield near the village of Rocov, Czech Republic. The production of hops, which is used to make Czech Republic's famous beers, is down 30 percent or more due to a drought in the country. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
August 31, 2018 - 10:41 am
ROCOV, Czech Republic (AP) — A drought in central Europe this summer could leave beer drinkers thirsting for their favorite lagers and pilsners: production of the prized hops that give Bohemian-style brews their distinctive flavors are down 30 percent or more in the Czech Republic. At first glance...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1976 file photo, Honolulu newsman Bob Barr sets up shop on the porch of his hotel room on the island of Ponape in Micronesia. Robert Barr, a longtime reporter and editor for The Associated Press in the U.K. from the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 to the death of Stephen Hawking earlier this year, has died after a brief battle with cancer it was announced on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. He was 71. (AP Photo, file)
August 30, 2018 - 5:32 pm
LONDON (AP) — Robert Barr, a longtime reporter and editor for The Associated Press in London who covered major news events ranging from the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 to the death of Stephen Hawking this year, has died after a brief battle with cancer. He was 71. One of the longest-serving AP...
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This photo provided by the Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office shows a destroyed coffee shop after an explosion and fire in Homerville, Ga., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. The explosion and fire destroyed the coffee shop Friday in this rural south Georgia city, injuring a few workers and prompting a warning from city officials for residents to avoid the downtown area. (Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office via AP)
August 17, 2018 - 11:41 pm
HOMERVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion at a Georgia coffee shop that injured three people (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Authorities say natural gas leaking into a sewer line caused an explosion that destroyed a coffee shop in rural Georgia and seriously injured three people. Glenn Allen...
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August 17, 2018 - 4:40 pm
HOMERVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say an explosion destroyed a coffee shop and injured three workers in a rural south Georgia city. Glenn Allen, a spokesman for Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, said investigators do not suspect foul play in the blast that rocked the...
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August 13, 2018 - 2:30 pm
BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Officials say a South Carolina teacher had sex with two students after telling co-workers she had a crush on one of the boys. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports that the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office released a 147-page report detailing the activities of high school...
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American political consultant, Samuel Pimm at Ealing Magistrates' Court in London Monday Aug. 6, 2018, where he was found guilty of assaulting a passenger on a transatlantic flight. 62-year old political consultant, Pimm, who worked on Ben Carson’s 2016 presidential campaign, was found guilty of groping a fellow passenger on a trans-Atlantic flight last month. (Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire(/PA via AP)
August 06, 2018 - 3:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — A London court has found an American political consultant who worked on Ben Carson's 2016 presidential campaign guilty of groping a fellow passenger on a trans-Atlantic flight last month. Samuel Pimm was convicted of sexual assault Monday following a trial at Ealing Magistrates' Court...
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August 03, 2018 - 9:39 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two patrons of chef Gordon Ramsay's newest restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip were taken to a hospital for treatment for injuries involving a drink. Caesars Entertainment confirmed to The Associated Press Friday that two people were injured at Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen Thursday. The...
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This undated photo shows Alaverdi Monastery near Akhmeta, in the Republic of Georgia. The monastery has been making wine since 1011AD. In addition to ancient winemaking traditions, this beautiful and affordable country has many attractions for both budget and sophisticated travelers including 1,000-year-old churches, wild mountains offering winter and summer splendor and even coastal resorts on the Black Sea. (Kevin Begos via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 9:24 am
Want to learn about the origins of winemaking? You'll have to go about 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) east of Bordeaux, France, to the Republic of Georgia, in the Caucasus Mountains. This beautiful and affordable country has many other attractions for both budget and sophisticated travelers. There...
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Samuli Huuhtanen, CEO of Finnish beer brewery Rock Paper Scissors displays a beer bottle labeled with cartoon caricatures depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S President Donald Trump, during an interview with the Associated Press in Helsinki, Saturday, July 14, 2018. A small Finnish craft brewery is paying a humorous tribute to the July 16 Helsinki summit by a limited-edition lager beer depicting cartoon U.S. and Russian presidents on its label with a text urging Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin to settle things "like adults". (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
July 14, 2018 - 4:22 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — A small Finnish craft brewery is paying a humorous tribute to the Helsinki summit. RPS Brewing has issued a limited-edition lager depicting cartoon U.S. and Russian presidents on its label, with text for Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin saying "Let's Settle This Like Adults" and "...
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