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September 14, 2018 RSS feed / News

Ag-ucation tells how food gets to the table

Fayette County officials hope that through AG-ucation Day non-farmers will learn more about farming and how food gets to the table.  The event, set for 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. More...

Calif. gunman kills 5, himself

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gunman in Southern California fatally shot his ex-wife and a man at a trucking company before chasing after another man, killing him, and then driving to a home where he shot dead a father and daughter in a nearly 40-minute More...

Lab test may identify dangerous gene mutations, study finds

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they’ve found a new way to help determine whether specific genetic abnormalities are likely to make people sick, a step toward avoiding a vexing uncertainty that can surround DNA test results.  More...

As people evacuate before hurricane, thousands of zoo animals move inside

As 1.7 million people were urged to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Florence, workers at the North Carolina Zoo were trying to figure out what to do with 1,600 animals.  More...

Mountain Area News

The 111th annual Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday. The festival begins at 9 a.m., and the schedule is as follows:  Saturday  9:30-10 a.m., formal opening with Boy Scout Troop 375;  11:30 a.m. More...

VW to stop making iconic Beetle next summer

DETROIT (AP) — After selling it on and off in the U.S. More...

Debate on new tax cuts undercut by Republican election pressure

WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers on Thursday debated a Republican proposal to expand the new tax law by making permanent the individual tax cuts now set to expire in 2026. More...

Broadway, West End star Marin Mazzie dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress and soprano Marin Mazzie, a three-time Tony Award nominee known for powerhouse Broadway performances in “Ragtime,” ‘‘Passion” and “Kiss Me, Kate,” has died following a three-year More...

Uncle: Man killed by officer aspired to St. Lucia leadership

DALLAS (AP) — Friends and family on Thursday remembered a man gunned down by a Dallas police officer as a deeply religious accountant who loved to sing and had confided to his uncle that he might one day want to be prime minister of his native More...

Apple Watch moving from smart device to lifeline to better health

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is trying to turn its smartwatch from a niche gadget into a lifeline to better health by slowly evolving it into a medical device.  More...

Hurricane Maria evacuees scramble for housing as federal vouchers expire

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Like many Puerto Ricans who fled to the mainland after Hurricane Maria, Jose Santiago has been scrambling to find a place to live. More...

‘Threat becomes reality’: Arrival of Florence means days of rain, wind

WILMINGTON, N.C. More...

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos to start $2 billion charitable fund

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday that he is giving $2 billion to start a fund that will open preschools in low-income neighborhoods and give money to nonprofits that helps homeless families.  More...

Senator gives feds ‘information’ on Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. More...

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