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Virginia man’s butternut squash breaks state record

Oct. 16, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Paul Jarosh was so focused on cultivating big pumpkins, he didn’t pay much attention to a butternut squash that was growing by as much as a foot a week during the peak of summer. The Culpeper County man came to realize its giant potential and did better by...

Georgia features Deep South's only competitive US House race

Oct. 13, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Ga. (AP) — In an uphill fight against a 30-year incumbent, Republican congressional candidate Chris West was scratching for votes in Georgia's second-smallest county on a recent October evening. West was telling voters in Georgetown, just across the Chattahoochee River...

Pay bumps coming for more farmworkers, long denied overtime

Sep. 30, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

STUYVESANT, N.Y. (AP) — Harvest season means long days for U.S. farmworkers — but usually no overtime pay. Federal law exempts farms from rules entitling most workers to 1.5 times their regular wage when they work more than 40 hours in a week. New York is now joining several...

Delaware American chestnut tree deemed 'precious resource'

Sep. 17, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

CENTREVILLE, Del. (AP) — After the species was devastated by an Asian blight in the early 20th century, a single American chestnut tree in Centreville has been deemed a “precious resource” by the Delaware Nature Society. Jim White, a senior fellow at the Delaware Nature...

Chinese man trapped aloft in hydrogen balloon for 2 days

Sep. 08, 2022 04:52 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say a man has been found safe after he spent two days aloft in a hydrogen balloon, traveling about 320 kilometers (200 miles), after it became untethered and flew away while he was using it to harvest pine nuts from a tree. The man, identified...