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Technology, temporary help keeps farmers on job longer

Jul. 20, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Ind. (AP) — At 79 years old, Art McManus says he's still able to hop on the tractor and maintain the 160 acres of cherry trees at his orchard in Traverse City, Michigan. His children have gone on to start lives of their own, though he gets some help running his farmers market from his...

Frederick shows generational workforce patterns

Jul. 20, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — James "Rudy" Day started at Watkins Cabinet Co. in 1957, just days after graduating from Damascus High School. From his first day he learned how to measure, build and install kitchen cabinets. From the age of 17 until he retired at the end of June after 62 years, he learned how to do...

SUNY warns New Yorkers about hot weather risks

Jul. 20, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Experts at the State University of New York system are warning New Yorkers to stay safe as the mercury rises. SUNY on Friday shared tips for staying healthy through the next few days, when high temperatures are expected throughout the region. They include limiting outside activities and...

State home care workers in Oregon protest late pay

Jul. 19, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of state home care workers in Oregon reported receiving late paychecks from the Department of Human Services, sometimes leaving employees in a state of financial uncertainty. Nearly 50 home care workers rallied outside DHS headquarters in Salem this week to demand the agency...

3 jailed, 1 sought in north Alabama slaying

Jul. 19, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Three men are in custody and facing murder charges in the death of a 72-year-old Alabama woman. AL.com reports that a fourth suspect was still at large Friday. The victim was identified as Diane Ferguson Ballard of Madison County. She was found dead early Tuesday in the Ardmore...

Editorials from around New England

Jul. 19, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

Editorials from around New England: ___ CONNECTICUT No disguising ugliness of Trump comments Connecticut Post July 17 Even at this late date, four years after he launched his presidential campaign in a spasm of xenophobia, there's a desire on the part of many Americans to believe that racism from the president of...

New standards aim to improve surgery for the oldest patients

Jul. 19, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 92-year-old had a painful tumor on his tongue, and major surgery was his best chance. Doctors called a timeout when he said he lived alone, in a rural farmhouse, and wanted to keep doing so. "It was ultimately not clear we could get him back there" after such a big operation, said Dr....

Wausau doctor pleads guilty to prescription fraud

Jul. 19, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former Aspirus Wausau doctor has pleaded guilty to prescription fraud. Prosecutors say 60-year-old Thomas Strick prescribed fentanyl patches to his patients, who would fill the prescriptions and give them back to Strick for his own personal use. Strick was charged with five counts of...

Car, senior center bus collide; no serious injuries reported

Jul. 18, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

HILLSIDE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a collision involving a small bus from a northern New Jersey senior center took down a utility pole but didn't cause any serious injuries. The accident in Hillside occurred around 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Authorities say a car apparently ran a stop sign and collided with...

US heat wave just warming up for long and scorching weekend

Jul. 17, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The heat wave that has been roasting much of the U.S. in recent days is just getting warmed up, with temperatures expected to soar to dangerous levels through the weekend. Communities are preparing by offering buildings as cooling centers and asking residents to check in on relatives and...