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As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won't be enough

Sep. 23, 2018 1:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump's trade disputes with China. But even those poised for big payouts worry it won't be enough. And while...

The behind-the-scenes rock goddess you didn't know existed

Sep. 23, 2018 11:01 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — There aren't many people with a job quite like Alene Day's. She has scrubbed and cleaned fake blood off KISS great Gene Simmons' costume and guarded Sir Paul McCartney's on-stage wardrobe. She was waiting to high five rocker Billy Idol as he ran off stage at Iroquois Amphitheater and...

Iowa hunter faces disability by creating call of the wild

Sep. 23, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Brandon Knopf climbed the career ladder to management by his 30s and built a home on prime land near Lake Red Rock. The bachelor spent his weekends golfing, hunting and fishing. Six years later in 2017, he sat in a chair before a television in constant, searing pain from a rare...

Man marks 50 years still on job at tire cord fabric plant

Sep. 23, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — When Richard Jones, a graduate of Tennessee Valley High in Lawrence County, was hired at Goodyear Tire and Rubber, his plan was to work at the Decatur plant for a year to save up money for college. He celebrated 50 years of employment on Wednesday at the same red-brick plant on 19th...

Flint woman brings friendliness to the east side

Sep. 23, 2018 1:05 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Four thousand Flint water customers turned down offers to install free faucet filters in their homes during the last three months, but parties to a civil lawsuit that mandated such outreach say door-to-door efforts are still paying dividends. New records compiled as part of a lawsuit...

Chinese navy hospital ship docks in Venezuela amid crisis

Sep. 22, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

LA GUAIRA, Venezuela (AP) — A Chinese navy hospital ship docked near Venezuela's capital on Saturday as the OPEC nation's deepening economic crisis garners the attention of the U.S. and other world powers. Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino was on hand to greet the People's Liberation Army Navy's ship, the...

Young Kentucky minister reflects on first 5 years as pastor

Sep. 22, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Looking back, the Rev. Cortez R. Miller imagined he would become a pastor at the age of 30, but last Sunday, the 30-year-old celebrated his fifth pastoral anniversary at Moore's Baptist Church. "It all happened so fast," said the husband and father of three. "I guess it's like when...

Giles County farmers learn the cheese culture

Sep. 22, 2018 9:01 AM EDT

Daniel Banker makes fresh mozzarella by hand — literally. On a recent Thursday morning, Banker dipped a small basket of fresh curds into a pot of 180-degree water for a few seconds, then kneaded and folded the resulting pliable mass. The process looked a lot like making bread. "It's not too bad," Banker...

Meet Eugene's young climate 'warriors'

Sep. 22, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — There's the punk rocker, the animal lover and the shy performer. A future educator, a taekwondo black belt and an outdoorsman also are part of the group. All six young people from Eugene are among 21 youth plaintiffs suing the federal government in an unprecedented, constitutional...

Idaho research wants to help keep crops standing tall

Sep. 22, 2018 2:05 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — There are nearly 7.5 billion people on Earth and more are being born every second. In order to feed all of us, researchers at University of Idaho are looking at ways to keep our existing crops upright. When Daniel Robertson was a kid growing up in Columbia, South Carolina, he got chased...