By Elizabeth Karmel The Associated Press I recently had the pleasure of meeting Fred Noe, the seventh-generation master distiller who literally grew up at the Jim Beam distillery in the middle of Kentucky. We met over a tasting of country ham and bourbon during which I discovered some new hams […]

By Brandon Bailey The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO Apple staked a new claim to the living room on Wednesday, as the maker of iPhones and other hand-held gadgets unveiled an Internet TV system that’s designed as a beachhead for the tech giant’s broader ambitions to deliver a wide range of […]

By Nicole Winfield The Associated Press VATICAN CITY Pope Francis radically reformed the Catholic Church’s process for annulling marriages Tuesday, allowing for fast-track decisions and removing automatic appeals in a bid to speed up and simplify the procedure. Francis issued a new law regulating how bishops around the world determine […]

The Associated Press HILO, Hawaii: Part of King Kamehameha’s (cah-MEH’-ha-MEH’-ha) spear is missing. Police on Hawaii’s Big Island are asking the public for help locating the top section of the spear that’s part of the statue of the Hawaiian warrior in Hilo (HEE’-loh). Police say the spear was last seen […]

By Jesse J. Holland The Associated Press WASHINGTON Even millennials don’t think much of their generation, according to a new poll Thursday. A Pew Research Center study showed that millennials ‚Äî generally defined as those ages 18-34 ‚Äî had far more negative views of their generation compared to Generation Xers, […]

By Katie Workman The Associated Press I have such nostalgia for noodle kugel, specifically the one my father’s mother used to make it. This is particularly notable because she wasn’t much of a cook, though her kugel was really quite good. My grandfather loved to ask us about the kugel. […]