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Col. Sanders meets with KFC employees

AP Photo Col. Harlan Sanders, who operated Kentucky Fried Chicken stands across the country, met employees on visit to the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, Jan. 21, 1969. Sanders was in town for the company's convention.

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On Jan. 21, 2010, a bitterly divided U.S. Supreme Court, in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, vastly increased the power of big business and labor unions to influence government decisions by freeing them to spend their millions directly to sway elections for president and ...

19-year-old woman sets record for solo global flight

BRUSSELS (AP) — Home! And no longer alone. The 19-year-old Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford set a world record as the youngest woman to fly solo around the world, touching her small airplane down in western Belgium on Thursday — 155 days after she departed. She made it count for ...

Hastings Museum curator: History always ‘clicked’ with him

HASTINGS, Neb. — Dan Brosz’s interest in history, nature and museums started early in life. Brosz, 44, started work as the new curator of collections for the Hastings Museum in December 2021. “Our family vacations were either to national parks or museums as a destination or generally ...

US researchers test pig-to-human transplant in donated body

Researchers on Thursday reported the latest in a surprising string of experiments in the quest to save human lives with organs from genetically modified pigs. This time around, surgeons in Alabama transplanted a pig’s kidneys into a brain-dead man — a step-by-step rehearsal for an ...

Small Vermont community rallies to keep post office outpost

ELMORE, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont community is asking the U.S. Postal Service to renew a contract with a local store to retain an outpost where people can collect their packages and mail. The post office at the back of The Elmore Store in Elmore, Vermont, serves fewer than 1,000 people and could ...