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Unions blast rail move to delay shipments before deadline

Sep. 11, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The heads of the nation's two largest rail unions said Sunday that the freight railroads' move to begin delaying some shipments ahead of this week's looming strike deadline is only an attempt to get shippers to increase the pressure on Congress to intervene and block a work...

Israel acquires rare ancient papyrus with Hebrew inscription

Sep. 07, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has acquired a previously unknown ancient papyrus bearing a Hebrew inscription dated to around 2,700 years ago that had long been in possession of a Montana resident, the country's antiquities authority said Wednesday. The scrap of papyrus — scarcely...

Mammoth Cave to improve underground trail

Aug. 31, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

CAVE CITY, Ky. (AP) — Mammoth Cave National Park plans to start improvements this fall on an underground trail with funding from the Great American Outdoors Act. The park said in a statement that it will receive about $6.5 million in funding to rehabilitate about 1 mile (1.6...

Cave's homer, 4 RBIs help Twins complete sweep of Giants

Aug. 28, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jake Cave homered, doubled and drove in four runs as the Minnesota Twins beat the San Francisco Giants 8-3 to finish a three-game sweep Sunday. Cave gave the Twins a 3-2 lead with his second homer of the season in the fourth inning. He added a two-run double in...

Some like it hot: Eating spicy in China's WWII shelters

Aug. 25, 2022 01:34 AM EDT

CHONGQING, China (AP) — The city of Chongqing, dubbed one of China's four “furnace” cities, is known for both soaring temperatures and spicy cuisine — notably its hotpot, a peppery bubbling tabletop broth into which diners dunk bite-size pieces of food to cook and eat. The...

Palestinians left in tense limbo by Israeli expulsion order

Aug. 04, 2022 03:33 AM EDT

AL-FAKHEET, West Bank (AP) — After repeatedly rebuilding his home only to have it demolished by Israeli soldiers, Mohammed Abu Sabaha has a new plan to remain on the land — he is moving into a cave. Abu Sabaha is among some 1,000 Palestinians at risk of expulsion from an arid...

Review: 'Thirteen Lives' gets lost in sprawling rescue story

Aug. 03, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

Twenty-seven years ago, Ron Howard's “Apollo 13” saluted men with the right stuff — quiet courage and grace under pressure. This summer, he's returned to that magic number for a similar rescue tale but traded the vastness of space for a film deep underground. “Thirteen...

In ‘Thirteen Lives,’ Ron Howard directs the Thai cave rescue

Aug. 03, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

It may be common etiquette to not spoil the end of a film, but Ron Howard learned years ago on “Apollo 13” that knowing the outcome of a story is different from knowing the story itself. And though the 2018 rescue of the Thai boys’ soccer team and their coach is considerably fresher in our...

Virgin Mary statue returns to Mount St. Mary's in Maryland

Jul. 30, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — A 26-foot statue of the Virgin Mary is back in place at a Catholic university in Maryland. The Frederick News-Post reports that the statue has been put back in place atop a 78-foot pedestal at the National Shrine Grotto on the campus of Mount St. Mary's...

Can green hydrogen save a coal town and slow climate change?

Jul. 20, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

DELTA, Utah (AP) — The coal plant is closing. In this tiny Utah town surrounded by cattle, alfalfa fields and scrub-lined desert highways, hundreds of workers over the next few years will be laid off — casualties of environmental regulations and competition from cheaper energy sources. ...