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Auction brings Hall of Famer Ted Williams to NFT market

Apr. 18, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Teddy Ballgame is about to become Teddy Blockchain. Hall of Famer Ted Williams is coming to the digital memorabilia market with a release of nine different cards that follow the No. 9’s career from skinny rookie to Cooperstown inductee. The collectors'...

Scientists put GPS in trash to find out how far it travels

Apr. 18, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A project aimed at reducing plastic pollution along the Mississippi River is deploying new technology in an ancient form: This is not your average message in a bottle. Scientists are placing GPS devices inside plastic bottles to study how trash...

Pandemic challenges Wyoming woman and others with addiction

Apr. 18, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — When Jackie Fales was admitted to the Cedar Mountain Center she weighed 78 pounds. There was almost nothing left on her five-foot seven-inch tall frame. The Cody resident said she entered treatment in 2016 not out of choice, but necessity. ...

Spanish police bust clandestine 3D gun-printing workshop

Apr. 18, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police said Sunday that they have uncovered the first workshop using a 3D printer to make illegal firearms in the country. Police said that one person was arrested on Tenerife in the Canary Islands after being linked to the clandestine workshop...

Founder of Adobe and developer of PDFs dies at age 81

Apr. 17, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

LOS ALTOS, Calif. (AP) — Charles “Chuck” Geschke — the co-founder of the major software company Adobe Inc. who helped develop Portable Document Format technology, or PDFs — died at age 81. Geschke, who lived in the San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Los Altos,...

SolarWinds hacking campaign puts Microsoft in the hot seat

Apr. 17, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The sprawling hacking campaign deemed a grave threat to U.S. national security came to be known as SolarWinds, for the company whose software update was seeded by Russian intelligence agents with malware to penetrate sensitive government and private networks. ...

Reed raft stands the test of one of the West’s epic journeys

Apr. 17, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Throughout the history of the West, it’s commonly accepted that the grizzled, one-armed Civil War major and geologist John Wesley Powell was the first to journey by river into the treacherous and unknown depths of the Grand Canyon. But is it...

Deaf, vision services hope to grow with Unity Campaign help

Apr. 17, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — When Mary Ann Jividen moved to West Virginia, she fully expected that there would be services available for deaf people to utilize throughout the area. With only two hours separating her and Washington D.C., it felt like a foregone conclusion. ...

Bicycle industry still booming a year into the pandemic

Apr. 17, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bicycles continue to spin out of stores in record numbers. Last March, people began purchasing bicycles at the beginning of the pandemic. A year later, the industry continues to see an increase in sales — to the point where...

Waseca company's intricate phone cases a worldwide hit

Apr. 17, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

WASECA, Minn. (AP) — Standing out from the crowd and offering a unique product for everyday use is usually a good recipe for thriving businesses; and Jon Lucca offers a product that can’t be found anywhere else. The owner of Waseca-based Twig Case Co. produces iPhone...