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Schmeichel: Outpouring of support shows 'the reason I play'

Jun. 20, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN (AP) — The outpouring of support in the wake of Christian Eriksen's collapse has shown how soccer can unite an entire country and why it's so special to play for a national team, Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel said Sunday. Eriksen and the entire Denmark...

Baltimore was one of first cities to celebrate drag culture

Jun. 20, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — It was the night of nights in 1931 Baltimore. Drinks were flowing and gowns of satin and velvet — some decked in rhinestones, others layered under fur throws — sashayed around the dance floor. Whispers of who would be named “best dressed” of the eighth annual ball...

Hard work, hope gave young entrepreneurs a taste of success

Jun. 20, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — They wanted it, they went for it and they got it. Faith Kelley and Neil Wood are the two young entrepreneurs behind the new spring water company Civil Water. The aluminum-bottled and environmentally friendly beverage is popping up on shelves...

Third-generation producer named Louisiana's top young farmer

Jun. 20, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Matt Dennis doesn’t mind following in previous generations’ footsteps, or turn rows, on his family farm in East Carroll Parish, even though they’re big shoes to fill. His father and grandfather were both once recognized as top young farmers...

EU threatens Lebanese politicians with sanctions over crisis

Jun. 19, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief Saturday berated Lebanese politicians for delays in forming a new Cabinet, warning the union could impose sanctions on those behind the political stalemate in the crisis-hit country. Josep Borrell made his...

As tax changes loom, farmers worry about the next generation

Jun. 19, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

SHARPSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Michael Kovach got into the farming business 13 years ago with the purchase of a 107-acre farm in Mercer County after retiring from the oil and gas industry at 39. “I’ve worked too hard on this piece of ground to really even consider the...

Amid report on farm-related pollution, conservation cited

Jun. 19, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

MARIETTA, Pa. (AP) — Luke Brubaker admitted that he’s proud of his soil as he bent over and gestured with an extended arm to a field on his northwestern Lancaster County dairy operation. He pointed to the largely unbroken soil, where modern farming practices allow...

School went all in for families to keep kids engaged

Jun. 19, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

PHILADEPHIA (AP) — Lisanne Brown stood in her classroom and studied the map she’d printed out and attached to a clipboard. It showed the North Philadelphia homes of William Dick Elementary students learning remotely who had near perfect attendance, and it would be her guide that day when...

Historic Florida steam train will become tourist attraction

Jun. 19, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 101-year-old steam locomotive that once plied the steel ribbons between Jacksonville and Virginia, then was displayed downtown before its move to the Prime Osborn Convention Center’s parking lot, has another journey to make. The City...

Mother, two daughters strike gold in Alabama State Games

Jun. 19, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Like mother, like daughter, like daughter. Catch them if you can. Dothan’s Karrie Hart won the gold medal in the overall female division of the 5K run in the Alabama State Games last Saturday morning and daughters Holley, age...