State upholds decision denying Indiana Dunes liquor license

10/06/2015 02:12 PM PDT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State officials have upheld a decision denying a liquor license to a politically connected developer who won a contract to bring a restaurant, bar and banquet hall to lakefront state park property lining Indiana's towering dunes. 
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Study: No fracking bonanza for California's Monterey Shale
10/06/2015 02:17 PM PDT - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. Geological Survey report out Tuesday downgrades the fracking potential of California's vast Monterey Shale oil deposits. Full Story

Chinese billionaire finds himself at center of a new scandal
10/06/2015 01:52 PM PDT - NEW YORK (AP) — For the second time in three decades, a billionaire Chinese real estate mogul is central to a scandal over whether his money was used to buy influence. Full Story

Man gets 10 years for great-grandmother's sledgehammer death
10/06/2015 01:47 PM PDT - HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — A 19-year-old Oregon man convicted of manslaughter for helping kill his great-grandmother with a sledgehammer was sentenced Tuesday to a decade in prison. Full Story

United co-pilot passes out, diverting flight to New Mexico
10/06/2015 01:47 PM PDT - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A United Airlines flight carrying nearly 200 people from Houston to San Francisco had to divert to Albuquerque, New Mexico, after the co-pilot passed out Tuesday. Full Story

The Latest: Diesel fuel disappeared after Vermont derailment
10/06/2015 01:38 PM PDT - MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The latest on the derailment of an Amtrak train in Vermont (all times local): ——— 4:35 p. Full Story

A look at some underground fires in recent US history
10/06/2015 01:12 PM PDT - ST. LOUIS (AP) — Underground fires like the one smoldering at a St. Louis-area landfill are not unprecedented. Full Story

Homicide victim found on hiking trial with hurt dog on leash
10/06/2015 01:07 PM PDT - FAIRFAX, Calif. (AP) — A California man was found shot to death on a hiking trail with his wounded dog attached by leash to his hand. Full Story

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Behind the Label: Beauregard Vineyards, Bonny Doon

The roots run deep for Beauregard Vineyards, a father-son winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains.