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Florida mall, once the ‘place to be,’ fades into oblivion

Nov. 25, 2021 03:25 AM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — As a teenager in the mid-1980s, Iris Pitnikoss worked at Ritz Camera, the film and photo equipment store in Manatee County’s DeSoto Square Mall. She sold cameras — professional devices like Nikons and Kodaks, as well as smaller models like...

Yes, there are turkeys for Thanksgiving - for a price

Nov. 22, 2021 17:32 PM EST

Turkeys may not be able to fly very far. But their prices can soar — along with the costs of other holiday staples like cranberry sauce and pie filling. The Thanksgiving table hasn’t been spared the price inflation that is rampant elsewhere in the economy because of...

South Carolina man’s motorcycle menagerie dates back to ’40s

Nov. 21, 2021 00:16 AM EST

NEW ELLENTON, S.C. (AP) — Kelly “B.K.” Keenan speaks the language of ape hangers, softails, knuckleheads and choppers, and can call on several decades of experience when he launches into a road trip or begins a conversation on the topic of Harley-Davidson and the miles between New...

SC woman honored for long life, work ethic on 109th birthday

Nov. 20, 2021 00:11 AM EST

CAMERON, S.C. (AP) — ​​Lillie Bell Preston doesn’t talk much, but her hearing and mind are sharp enough to let people know she’s doing just fine after having lived for more than 100 years. Born November 13, 1912, the Cameron resident celebrated her 109th...

Pig Fest joins Mary's Magical Place and Christmas4Kids

Nov. 20, 2021 00:05 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Multiple groups joined together Nov. 6 to support the city’s all-inclusive playground and help a charity that provides Christmas gifts for children in need. Hendersonville Pig Fest helped raise thousands of dollars,...

Turkey producers benefiting from higher prices this year

Nov. 19, 2021 08:58 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota farmers who grow about 45 million turkeys annually will benefit from higher prices this year, according to agriculture experts. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says the price of turkeys has steadily increased as demand has risen...

EU pitches new plan to battle global deforestation from home

Nov. 17, 2021 09:07 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Wednesday pitched a new plan for the bloc's citizens to battle global deforestation from home, offering assurances that a sip of coffee or bite of chocolate will not have come at the cost of trees. Following up on deforestation...

Pipeline would store carbon dioxide emissions from ethanol

Nov. 15, 2021 01:06 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A pipeline aiming to pick up carbon dioxide produced by ethanol plants across the Midwest is slated to inject the gas underground in Oliver and Mercer counties, and discussion surrounding the project is heating up. The Midwest Carbon Express...

Florida city cancels turkey shoot as price of birds doubles

Nov. 14, 2021 15:38 PM EST

SEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A small Florida down is canceling its decades long annual turkey shoot to help feed needy families, saying the price of birds has more than doubled. For nearly 70 years, residents of Seville fired shotguns at targets hoping to win a frozen turkey....

Company's aerial photos, data helps farmers manage fields

Nov. 14, 2021 00:03 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis-based IntelinAir Inc. sees a big business opportunity in the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to help farmers keep tabs on their fields. The company, which was founded in 2015 in the Los Angeles area, moved its...