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Joe and Darcy Manzella, of Rome, give a white Pekin duck they named Aflac a boost into their cat food canister Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, as 23 others waited for more nibbles at their feet below at Silver Creek in Lindale, Ga. They've been feeding them all for the past year and have named each one. (K.T. McKee/The Rome News-Tribune via AP)

Rome couple names, feeds 24 waterfowl at Silver Creek daily

Jan. 12, 2020 12:02 AM EST

ROME, Ga. (AP) — As soon as they spot one of their red vehicles, Ozzie and Harriet and 22 of their fine feathered friends come waddling, flapping or gliding up from Silver Creek to greet them with open mouths. “It’s the funniest thing you’ve ever seen,” Rome resident Joe...

In this Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, photo, Alan Chambers, assistant professor of horticultural studies at UF/IFAS, talks about different Vanilla trees planted at a shade house as part of a study on growing Vanilla in South Florida, at the University of Florida Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead, Fla. The study is  directed by Chambers. University of Florida scientists believe South Florida has promise as a place to grow the plants that produce one of the world’s most popular flavors. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald via AP)

Exotic new crop could put Florida on world spice map

Jan. 4, 2020 3:00 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Vanilla has an undeserved reputation for being blah, as in plain vanilla, the flavor for people who consider chocolate too daring. The truth is a vanilla bean is an exotic thing — the only edible fruit of the orchid family — and an essential ingredient in a host of everyday...

Report: Man posed as cop, offered to scrap ticket for a fee

Dec. 31, 2019 10:10 AM EST

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man is accused of posing as a law enforcement officer, threatening a driver with a traffic ticket and then offering a discount in exchange for an online payment. Kareem Hart, 24, stopped a driver Saturday in a shopping center parking lot, according to a news release...

ADDS DATE - This Dec. 15, 2019, photo shows Baltimore Ravens Spanish-speaking broadcast team, play-by-play announcer David Andrade, right, and color commentator Gustavo Salazar, left, can be heard on La Nueva 87.7 FM, in the booth at M&T Bank Stadium. (Kevin Richardson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Spanish radio announcers bring soccer-style energy to NFL

Dec. 29, 2019 9:00 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — As the Ravens finished their 42-21 trouncing of the New York Jets at M&T Bank Stadium to clinch the AFC North title, a pair of bundled-up Spanish radio broadcasters a hundred feet above the field hollered into their headsets. “VIIIIIC-TORIAAAAA!" shouted David Andrade,...

Former YMCA teammates reunited with long-lost trophy

Dec. 24, 2019 12:40 PM EST

NORTHHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — It’s easy to imagine freshman George Symborski’s devastation when he noticed his name scratched off the Northampton High School varsity basketball roster only a day after he was picked in 1951. But Symborski, now 83, wasn’t defeated. Instead, he and his...

A ghost of Christmas past returns for the holidays

Dec. 2, 2019 9:41 PM EST

EAST LYME, Conn. (AP) — The ghost of Niantic's Christmas past is returning this holiday season in the form of The Silver Skate Christmas Shop, the much-beloved holiday store that for 40 years "made downtown Niantic during the holidays." Having closed in 2007, the store is re-inhabiting its former location...