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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If it isn't fermented in Tennessee from mash of at least 51 percent corn, aged in new charred oak barrels, filtered through maple charcoal and bottled at a minimum of 80 proof, it isn't Tennessee whiskey. So says a year-old law that resembles almost to the letter the process used to make Jack Daniel's, the world's best-known Tennessee whiskey.
By Brenda Goh LONDON (Reuters) - Shares in Britain's five largest housebuilders jumped on Monday, gaining over 930 million pounds in value, after the government unexpectedly said it would extend a popular mortgage scheme aimed at boosting construction of new homes. Some industry executives said they were concerned that leaving the "Help to Buy" scheme in place until the end of the decade could create an unhealthy dependency on government aid. Chancellor George Osborne said on Sunday the government would extend a programme of providing equity loans to buyers of newly built homes costing up to 600,000 pounds by four years until 2020. Coming in the run-up to the government's annual budget on Wednesday, the announcement illustrates how the debate over Britain's housing shortage has crept to the top of the political agenda, with elections just over a year away.
Los Angeles was jolted awake Monday by a relatively powerful magnitude 4.4 earthquake, but there were no reports of damage or casualties. "I woke up to feel the building swaying from side to side," Wes Lashley told KCAL 9 news, while . The temblor was initially estimated as a 4.7 magnitude by the US Geological Survey (USGS), but later downgraded to 4.4. Morning news anchors on the local KTLA television station dove under their desk as the quake visibly shook the studio around them.