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Pine Bluff hopes return of historic event will boost city

Nov. 18, 2018 1:07 AM EST

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — The cheerleaders pranced to the front of the room and began their chant: "Clap your hands. Get loud. Show you're proud. To be. From Pine Bluff." Pine Bluff High School's cheerleaders were touching on what city leaders are hoping to inspire — pride in Pine Bluff — with...

Iowa group sews clothes for premature babies

Nov. 18, 2018 1:06 AM EST

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Cathy McRoberts knows the anguish families endure when a baby is born premature. She lived it when her granddaughter didn't survive after being born with only 28 weeks and 6 days in the womb. Now she's healing her broken heart by providing some light to other families during their...

Michigan community welcomes first city pig

Nov. 18, 2018 1:06 AM EST

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — Kallie and Andrew Spidahl's family of two large dogs, two cats and several backyard chickens just gained its newest member: Holland's first city pig. "It's still kind of weird — I woke up this morning and we let all the animals in, and then a pig just also walked in," Kallie...

Big plans ahead for Glencoe's Textile Heritage Museum

Nov. 18, 2018 12:06 AM EST

GLENCOE, N.C. (AP) — Things don't look much different at the Textile Heritage Museum, but there are changes in the works. "The idea is next year to open the museum up on more of a full-time basis," said John Guss, Historic Properties Superintendent with the county Recreation and Parks Department, "five or...

Skateboarding, coffee, art, music at new Society Memphis

Nov. 17, 2018 11:30 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis will soon be home to a unique indoor skatepark, complete with a skate shop and coffee shop. Society Skatepark & Coffee, a 10,000-square-foot facility just off Broad Avenue, should open the weekend of Nov. 17. Mark Horrocks is co-owner of Society Memphis together with...

Exotic pet store offers education and opportunity

Nov. 17, 2018 2:06 AM EST

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — If you've ever wanted a pet monkey, you're in luck. Mike Freedstover, owner of MC's Exotic Pets, a pet store that opened last month in downtown Lewiston's Newberry Square, can help you select the type of monkey to get, obtain the required permit and get one in for you. But first,...

Is there an actual gold mine under Charlotte?

Nov. 17, 2018 12:06 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Christian Ciciarelli was golfing with an old friend one day when he heard about mysterious tunnels far below uptown Charlotte. "He said there are gold mines," Ciciarelli recalls. It was the first time Ciciarelli, a Wells Fargo employee, had heard such a claim — and it seemed...

UN envoy: Warring parties in Yemen agree to meet in Sweden

Nov. 16, 2018 6:54 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen announced Friday the country's internationally recognized government and rival Houthi Shiite rebels have agreed to attend talks aimed at ending their three-year war, which has created the globe's worst humanitarian crisis by pushing the Arab world's poorest...

Health care, energy companies power US stock market higher

Nov. 16, 2018 5:27 PM EST

Wall Street capped a day of volatile trading with a late-afternoon buying spree that sent U.S. stock indexes to a mostly higher finish Friday. Despite the 11th-hour rally, the benchmark S&P 500 index ended with its second weekly loss in four weeks. Gains in health care and energy companies powered the market...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Nov. 16, 2018 4:53 PM EST

U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Friday after another day of volatile trading. A late-afternoon wave of buying gave the S&P 500 its second gain in a row, although the benchmark index ended the week with a loss. Health care and energy companies powered the gains, outweighing losses in technology stocks,...