Craft beer startup exploits liquor law loophole

Ever wanted to try Pliny the elder? Now's your chance.


Christopher Columbus gets ax to head in Michigan

In what could be dubbed an act of criminal irony, a statue of Christopher Columbus in downtown Detroit, Mich., has been vandalized just in time for this year's Columbus Day.


Supporters often top protesters at anti-Islam rallies

No violence but some harsh words at weekend events


Voices: Chicago burnishes image as corruption champion

In latest case, ex-schools chief is indicted in massive kickback scheme.


When should your kid get a phone?

Here are some suggestions on when your kid should get a phone.


US Dentist Not Wanted for Killing Cecil the Lion

Zimbabwe is no longer pressing for the extradition of James Walter Palmer, an American dentist who killed a well-known lion called Cecil, offilcials said Monday. (Oct. 12)


Six things to watch for at the Las Vegas Democratic debate

Here's what to watch for during the two-hour live debate.


Waterspout blasts mail truck in Florida

A waterspout whirled into a U.S. mail truck in Florida on Sunday morning, battering the vehicle but fortunately causing no injuries.


Uddhav Thackeray may ask Shiv Sena ministers to quit Maharashtra government

Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri's memoirs may soon consign the BJP-Sena government to Mantralaya archives.

More evidence children harmed by lead near Philadelphia 'Ghost Factory'

A new CDC study indicates an association between contaminated soil and children's lead levels.


Angus Deaton Wins Nobel Economics Prize

Angus Deaton of Princeton University won the Nobel prize in economics for improving understanding of poverty and how people in poor countries respond to changes in economic policy. (Oct. 12)


UK Volkswagen Boss Apologizes for Diesel Scandal

The managing director of Volkswagen in the UK apologized, Monday before the British Parliament for the company's behavior in purposely programming some of its diesel-powered vehicles to cheat on emissions tests. (Oct. 12)


Unusual things South Carolina flooding left behind

Mother Nature left some oddities in unlikely places after the South Carolina's historic flooding.


South Carolina still 'in recovery mode' as floodwaters recede

A 13-mile stretch of southbound Interstate 95 in South Carolina reopened Monday.


Elon University students send coffee shop staffer to Disney World

A beloved school employee, Kathryn Thompson, gets her dream vacation.


AP Top Stories October 12 P

Here's the latest for Monday, October 12th: Princeton University's Angus Deaton wins Nobel prize; British police remove officers watching over Julian Assange; Southwest Airlines flights running smoothly day after delays; Vatican opens homeless shelt


Gov. Christie on Speaker Race: 'Who Cares'

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie slammed lawmakers in Washington for spending too much time debating who will take over the Speaker of the House seat. (Oct. 12)


Popular conservation fund expires, sparking debate over impact, motives

Authorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund expired Sept. 30 and its prospects are uncertain in Congress.


Martin Luther King Jr. quotes from Nobel Peace Prize speech


Former oil executive's restaurant delivers to homeless

A former oil and gas corporate executive said he follows Mother Theresa's philosophy; if you can't feed 100, just feed one.


6 Sena workers arrested in connection with paint attack on Sudheendra Kulkarni

6 Shiv Sena workers have been arrested in connection with the paint attack on Sudheendra Kulkarni.

Breast-feeding videos lead to piano teacher's arrest

The 31-year-old faces charges of cruelty toward a child, promoting sexual performance by a child.


Direct benefit transfer scheme saves over Rs 14,000 crore on LPG subsidy in a year: Government

A total of Rs 14,672 crore is saved in LPG subsidy in a year as a result of direct benefit transfer, the government said on Monday.

2008 Malegaon bomb: Purohit, 3 other accused refused bail

A Special NIA court on Monday rejected the bail petitions of Prasad Purohit and three other accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case.

Rajnath orders release of Sikh prisoner convicted under TADA

A Sikh terrorist serving a life sentence under TADA has been pardoned by the central government and ordered to be released from jail.

Portugal, India sign agreement on Nalanda University

Lending it a further international character, Portugal has become the 17th country to sign an agreement with India on the establishment of Nalanda University.

38 Indians missing in Iraq are alive: Mahmoud Abbas

38 Indians missing in Iraq for several months are alive, according to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who, however, provided no evidence to back up the claim.

AP Source: Utley Appeal Hearing Unlikely Monday

A person familiar with the process says Chase Utley's appeal hearing for his two-game postseason suspension is unlikely to be scheduled for Monday, which means the Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman could be eligible to play (Oct. 12)


Need to balance human rights and development: Satyarthi

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi today stressed on the need to balance human rights and development, which he said are the two sides of the "same coin".

Sushma Swaraj to visit Russia next week

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will leave for Moscow on October 19 on a three-day visit to participate in the annual India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission meeting in which both sides will deliberate on strategic issues besides energy and trade.

Michigan House looks to ban products with microbeads

Concern grows about the tiny plastic beads ending up in lakes, oceans and rivers across the nation.


Now, Shiv Sena forces cancellation of India-Pakistan rock band show

After forcing cancellation of Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali's concerts in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena compelled organisers to abandon a show by an Indo-Pak sufi rock band here last night.

Woman set afire by husband, in-laws for dowry in UP

A 22-year-old woman was allegedly set afire by her husband and in-laws over dowry demand in Nakurh police station area here, police said today.

Rahul Gandhi to address 9 more election rallies in Bihar

UP's Bundelkhand worst hit by drought this year, Yogendra Yadav

Yogendra Yadav has said that people and livestock are struggling for food and drinking water due to poor monsoon in the past three successive years.

Rear admiral Ravneet Singh takes over Navy's western fleet

Rear Admiral Ravneet Singh today assumed command of the 'Sword Arm' of Indian Navy as the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet.

India, Singapore discuss key bilateral issues ahead of PM visit

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit next month, India and Singapore today discussed key bilateral issues including defence and decided to revive the Joint Working Group on intelligence cooperation to combat terrorism.

New I-65 bridge at Louisville to open by Christmas

The new bridge is part of a plan to separate north- and southbound interstate traffic onto 2 bridges.


CBI suspects Kingfisher diverted $200 million from bank loan money to tax havens

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya is in for more trouble with CBI likely to register more FIRs against him and his defunct company Kingfisher Airlines for alleged diversion of bank loan funds.

Railways fast tracks projects to decongest choked network

Railways has fast-tracked the capacity augmentation projects in certain busiest rail corridors to decongest the choked path for faster movement of trains.

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