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Photo studio makes pet portraits, raises money for shelters

Jun. 19, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

SLATINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Sitting Monday morning in what once was a diner on Slatington’s Main Street, tears welled in Maggie Ewald’s eyes as she spoke about all the ways people can help others by putting their passions to work. For some, that...

Maryland father and son create artwork inspired by outdoors

Jun. 19, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

SMITHSBURG, Md. (AP) — John Zeigler Sr. has enjoyed art for as long as he can remember. “I always loved drawing and that kind of stuff. I did some art work when I was younger but I guess I never stuck with it,” said Zeigler, 61, of Smithsburg. ...

West Virginia father-son duo writes children's book

Jun. 19, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

WHITE HALL, W.Va. (AP) — When Chris Isabella was a small child, his father Tom promised they’d write a book together one day. Recently that promise came true. Most people have a list of things they’d like to finish in their lives. For Tom, one of the things at the...

The Latest: Virus cases, deaths at 3-month low in Pakistan

Jun. 19, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan on Saturday reported the lowest daily number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths in the past three months. Federal authorities reported 27 deaths and 974 new confirmed cases. That brings the total deaths to 21,940 and more than 947,000 cases since the...

Metal fans mosh at 1st UK live music festival since pandemic

Jun. 19, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of heavy metal fans were camping, singing — and even moshing — on Saturday at Britain’s first full music festival since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The three-day Download Festival, taking place at Donington Park in central...

Milkha Singh, India's 'Flying Sikh' ace runner, dies at 91

Jun. 19, 2021 03:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Milkha Singh, one of India’s first sport superstars and ace sprinter who overcame a childhood tragedy to become the country's most celebrated athlete, has died. He was 91. Singh's family said he died late Friday of complications from COVID-19 in a...

Women's college sports get boost in TV ratings, visibility

Jun. 19, 2021 03:21 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Odicci Alexander became an overnight sensation at the Women's College World Series. James Madison's dynamic, endearingly humble pitcher was well known among die-hard softball fans, but she introduced herself to a national audience by throwing a...

Tragic accident doesn't keep paraplegic woman from dream job

Jun. 19, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The accident that left Leah Nixon a paraplegic has led her to a dream career. Nixon debuts as a children’s book illustrator this month with the release of “Best Day Ever!” The book tells the story of a boundary-pushing pup and her...

Black-owned movie studio moves closer to fruition in Memphis

Jun. 19, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A development that organizers say “is poised to become the second-largest Black-owned film studio in the United States” moved one step closer to fruition June 10 when the Land Use Control Board approved the zoning adjustments necessary to build “BLP Film...

OJ Simpson keeps fighting in Vegas against Goldman judgments

Jun. 18, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson will keep fighting recent court orders in Nevada that he owes at least $60 million in judgments stemming from the 1994 killings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman, his lawyer said Friday. Attorney Malcolm...