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Gated roads in Sproul State Forest opened for deer season

RENOVO — The Sproul State Forest will open some seasonally gated roads to provide additional motorized vehicle access to portions of the Sproul State Forest. With these additions, there are over 500 miles of roads on the Sproul State Forest open for vehicular access by deer hunters. Each ...

China to lift punitive tariffs on US soybeans, pork

By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer BEIJING — China will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, adding to conciliatory gestures by the two sides ahead of negotiations. China will suspend tariff hikes on ...

US retail sales rise moderately as auto-buying jumps

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales rose moderately in August, driven higher by a jump in auto buying and healthy online sales, evidence that consumers are still spending enough to support growth. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail ...

Couple takes over former Racqueteers health club, renovating

BY JON O'CONNELL The Times-Tribune, via AP MAYFIELD — Before they got married, a young Clarks Summit couple bought a gym. “It’s definitely been a busy year,” said Emilia Raynova, half of the new ownership team at the former Racqueteers health club, 603 Business Route 6. She and ...

Plan now for the best tomatoes next year

By LEE REICH Associated Press A myth among tomato lovers is that home-grown tomatoes taste best. Not true! The best varieties of tomatoes are what taste best, whether they're grown on a farm or in a backyard. What about growing conditions? You would think that tomatoes grown on a farm or ...

Lifelong gardener transforms a corner of New Hampshire town

By ALEX HANSON Valley News via AP ENFIELD, N.H. — At the corner of Main Street and Shaker Hill Road in Enfield Village sits an apartment building, and next to the building is a parking lot for the residents. Between the lot's asphalt and the sidewalk is a narrow grass border. For ...

Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in Nov.

By NANNAPAT PUROD Associated Press BANGKOK — Pope Francis will travel to Thailand and Japan in November for a visit expected to highlight his call for complete nuclear disarmament and honor the small Catholic communities in each country. The Vatican confirmed the Nov. 19-26 trip, and ...

Pig’s escapades cause owner to face citations

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — This little piggy should have stayed home. The State reports that for the fourth time, Leroy - a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig - wandered over to Brennan Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina, leading officials to slap Mcgregor Wallace with citations for owning a ...

Couple to turn fire station into a home

By BAYNE HUGHES Decatur Daily via AP DECATUR, Ala. — The former Gordon Drive fire station will get a new life as a home for two newcomers to Decatur. Bill and Megan Morrow wanted an old, historic home when they were transferred from Yuma, Arizona, to Redstone Arsenal, where they work ...

Today in history

By the Associated Press On Sept. 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the poem "Defence of Fort McHenry" (later "The Star-Spangled Banner") after witnessing the American flag flying over the Maryland fort following a night of British naval bombardment during the War of 1812. On ...

Fire at hospital in Brazil kills eleven people, many elderly

By ANNA JEAN KAISER and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — A fire raced through a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, forcing staff to wheel patients into the streets on beds or in wheelchairs and killing at least 11 people, many of them elderly. Four firefighters were ...

Bahamians look for loved ones as 1,300 missing after Dorian

By DANICA COTO Associated Press MCLEAN'S TOWN, Bahamas — They scan social media, peer under rubble, or try to follow the smell of death in an attempt to find family and friends. They search amid alarming reports that 1,300 people remain listed as missing nearly two weeks after Hurricane ...

Boat fire wreckage taken to navy base for investigation

By STEFANIE DAZIO and BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Federal investigators identified a violation of Coast Guard regulations that could trigger criminal charges in the California dive boat disaster that killed 34 people. The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday ...

Liberty students protest in wake of reports about Falwell

By BEN FINLEY Associated Press Students at Liberty University in Virginia gathered Friday to protest in the wake of news reports containing allegations that school president Jerry Falwell Jr. improperly benefited from the institution and disparaged students in emails. Students jointed ...

Today in History

By Associated Press On Sept. 13, 2001, two days after the 9/11 terror attacks, the first few jetliners returned to the nation's skies, but several major airports remained closed and others opened only briefly. President George W. Bush visited injured Pentagon workers and said he would carry ...

US Veteran Turns 110

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert World War II veteran Lawrence Brooks holds a photo of him taken in 1943, as he celebrates his 110th birthday at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Brooks was born Sept. 12, 1909, and served in the predominantly African-American ...

A guide to a custom-tailored era of heart failure treatment

American Heart Association News The future of heart failure treatment lies in what's known as precision medicine, according to a new report that seeks to guide doctors along this medical frontier. Heart failure is a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart muscle is unable to pump ...

Tennessee appeals court says opioid producers can be sued

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled that a lawsuit against opioid makers can move forward, overturning a lower court that had dismissed the claims. At issue is whether Tennessee's Drug Dealer Liability Act applies to U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved ...

Southeast Spain hit by worst storms on record, two dead

MADRID (AP) — A large area of southeast Spain was battered Thursday by what in some places was the heaviest rainfall on record, with the storms wreaking widespread destruction and killing at least two people. The regional emergency service said a 51-year-old woman and her 61-year-old ...

Fires more numerous in Brazil’s Cerrado region than Amazon

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fires are now more numerous in Brazil's Cerrado region, a vast tropical savanna, than in the Amazon rainforest, data published Wednesday by the National Institute for Space Research show. The government's monitoring agency reported 8,012 fires in the Cerrado region and ...