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NE Indiana ice cream plant closing, eliminating 176 jobs

Jun. 15, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ind. (AP) — An ice cream producer has notified the state it will close a northeastern Indiana plant by the end of the year, eliminating 156 full-time and 20 temporary jobs. DFA Dairy Brands Ice Cream plans the first of several job cuts to occur on Sept. 10, the...

NY Philharmonic to resume subscription performance Sept, 17

Jun. 15, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic will resume subscription performances in September following a historic 18-month gap caused by the coronavirus pandemic, presenting a shortened schedule of 78 concerts in a season shifted from Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall while the...

White House gives infrastructure talks a week to reach deal

Jun. 15, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House plans to give the bipartisan infrastructure negotiations another week to 10 days before assessing next steps, which could include pursuing a Democrats-only approach to pass President Joe Biden's sweeping jobs and families investment plans. ...

GOP ends COVID emergency in Kansas; Kelly sees 'obstruction'

Jun. 15, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will struggle more to get residents vaccinated and thousands of families will lose extra food aid because top Republican legislators on Tuesday ended a state of emergency for the coronavirus pandemic, a top aide Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly said. ...

Wine giant to begin building $423M center in South Carolina

Jun. 15, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The biggest winemaker in the United States is set to begin construction on a $423 million bottling and distribution center in South Carolina. E. & J. Gallo Winery is building the production facility and distribution center in Chester County...

More evidence suggests COVID-19 was in US by Christmas 2019

Jun. 15, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the new coronavirus popped up in the U.S. in December 2019 — weeks before cases were first recognized by health officials. The...

Belichick not expecting Gilmore to attend minicamp this week

Jun. 15, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he doesn’t expect cornerback Stephon Gilmore to participate in any of the team’s remaining mandatory minicamp workouts this week. It's an indication that the former defensive player of the year could...

Shooting in Cedar Rapids has 'multiple victims,' police say

Jun. 15, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Investigators say they are on the scene Tuesday of a shooting at a Cedar Rapids home that involves multiple victims. Cedar Rapids Police Department spokesman Greg Buelow said officers and emergency responders were dispatched to a home in the...

Vikes further bolster front by signing DT Sheldon Richardson

Jun. 15, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings signed defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson before their minicamp began Tuesday, bringing back a proven interior pass rusher in the latest part of their offseason makeover. Defensive end Danielle Hunter also made his first...

Police: Gunman dead after killing 2 at fire hydrant factory

Jun. 15, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A worker killed two people and wounded two more at an Alabama fire hydrant plant early Tuesday before killing himself, police said. “The person was deceased from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” Police Chief Jamie Smith...