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Global stocks turn lower as US-China tariff truce in focus

Oct. 14, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global shares turned lower Monday after the U.S. and China announced a truce on tariff hikes but uncertainty remained over their wide-ranging economic dispute. London and Frankfurt declined and Wall Street was set for small losses on the open, while Asian markets largely closed higher....

16-year-old youngest inductee into SD Country Music Hall

Oct. 14, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LEAD, S.D. (AP) — Sixteen-year-old Delaney Johnston, of Lead, said she felt an "overwhelming sense of joy" sweep over her when she stepped on stage last month to become the youngest-ever inductee into the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame. And what she's demonstrated so far in her short life and...

Asian stocks gain after US-China announce truce on tariffs

Oct. 14, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets have risen after Washington and Beijing announced a truce on tariff hikes in a trade war. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday. President Donald Trump agreed Friday to put off planned tariff hikes this week on...

Pearl Harbor sailor's remains welcomed home

Oct. 12, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

CORBIN, Ky. (AP) — Machinist's Mate 1st Class Ulis Claud Steely came home for the first time in more than 78 years. When the sailor first left home in 1934, it was with Annapolis aspirations. His dad, the Rev. Edward Steely of Poplar Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Corbin, signed his enlistment papers...

Agency eyes big revamp of Wall Street whistleblower program

Oct. 12, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal agency is moving with little fanfare to revamp one of the most successful whistleblower programs in the government, alarming advocates who warn the changes will set back efforts to police Wall Street and punish corporate fraud. Much like the whistleblower system for intelligence...

New I Scream Sundae shop offers spooky treats year-round

Oct. 12, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

RIPLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Halloween only comes around once a year, but at I Scream Sundae in Ripley, the spooky fun never ends. The ice cream shop is just off West Main Street, where afternoon traffic rolls by relentlessly. Outside the modest brick-and-glass building, an inflatable Stay Puft Marshmallow Man...

Chartiers man has inside story on safecracking

Oct. 12, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

HOUSTON, Pa. (AP) — Teaching teens to work with their hands was the mission of the late Harry Watters, a longtime industrial arts instructor at Canon-McMillan High School. It's not certain how many talented crafters he helped to develop, but there is little doubt who is the most accomplished. A kid from a...

Science project revives old mine's tramway tunnel

Oct. 12, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LEAD, S.D. (AP) — For the past 17 years, shovels, safety goggles, tramway cars and other remains of the defunct Homestake gold mine lingered in a closed-off tunnel under the city of Lead, growing brownish-orange and crusty with rust. Now the tunnel is alive with activity again, thanks to preparations for...

Elementary school is first Green Ribbon School in SC

Oct. 12, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

IRMO, S.C. (AP) — There are honeybees in the library, trout in the classrooms and vegetables in the yard at Dutch Fork Elementary. The school's focus on environment, sustainable practices and conservation education recently earned it the first Green Ribbon in South Carolina. The U.S. Department of...

Stocks rise on trade progress, S&P 500 notches weekly gain

Oct. 11, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

The S&P 500 finished with its first weekly gain in four weeks Friday as investors welcomed a thaw in the punishing trade war between the U.S. and China. After two days of negotiations in Washington, the U.S. agreed to suspend a planned hike in tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese goods that had been set to kick...