A 2012 photo shows sections of pipe on a neighboring property to Julia Trigg Crawford family farm in Sumner Texas, in the path of the Keystone pipeline. TransCanada said today that it is delivering oil through the Gulf Coast portion of its proposed Keystone XL pipeline, from a hub in Cushing, Okla., to Houston-area refineries.
A large section of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline went into official operation Wednesday, in a move that supporters say will help ease the flow of oil to refineries in the Gulf Coast region. The Obama administration has yet to rule on the project's northern portion.
Originally published on Thu January 23, 2014 12:58 am
In the annals of corrupt governors, former Virginia GOP Gov. Bob McDonnell's place remains to be seen.
He was indicted along with his wife Tuesday for allegedly taking illegal gifts, vacations and loans while in office, but the governor says he's innocent.
Either way, in light of the allegations against McDonnell, the first governor in Virginia history to face felony charges, we thought we'd take a look back at other examples of gubernatorial bad behavior in recent decades that resulted in fines, probation or even a prison stint.
Originally published on Thu January 23, 2014 1:31 pm
After word went out that Jamaica's two-man bobsled team had qualified to compete in Sochi next month — but didn't have money to go to Russia — Internet donors saved the day. Thousands of people contributed to online campaigns, including one held in Dogecoin, the peculiar digital currency.
Evan Parker built the interior space of the distillery himself in a small warehouse near the coast. Parker and his business partner, Mat Perry, have desks overlooking their 400-gallon copper kettle and still.
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Evan Parker of Turkey Shore Distilleries lifts the distilling kettle's brass door. Parker climbs down this hole between batches to clean the kettle and says he had to measure his hips at first to make sure he'd fit through.
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From 2008 through 2012, the number of craft distilleries in the U.S. more than doubled.
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Evan Parker and Mat Perry of Turkey Shore Distilleries with their 400-gallon copper kettle and still.
Wherever you live, you're probably not too far from a local microbrewery making beer. Now, the latest trend is the spread of what you might call "micro-boozeries."Craft liquor distilleries are springing up around the country like little wellheads spouting gin, whiskey and rum.