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National reports of pumpkin shortage not true in Peoria area

Oct. 30, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — National reports of fungus and wet weather threatening U.S. pumpkin crops may have pumpkin lovers spooked ahead of Halloween and Thanksgiving. But pumpkin farmers and experts say there is nothing to fear locally. For Peoria-area pumpkin farmers and...

Stella McCartney channels mushrooms in trippy Paris show

Oct. 04, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Stella McCartney’s virus-conscious show was shown to a fraction of the normal Paris audience. But that did not detract from its energy or celebrity pull. Paul McCartney surprised his designer daughter backstage amid a huddle of guests that included Demi...

Invasive fungus that harms bats is spreading in Washington

Sep. 21, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — An invasive fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats continues to spread in Washington, with the fungus detected in late spring near Rimrock Lake. During spring and summer field work this year, scientists with the Washington Department of Fish...

Growing From the Heart promotes healthy food, sharing

Sep. 13, 2021 01:18 AM EDT

HANCOCK, Mich. (AP) — Dr. Michelle Seguin of the Portage Health Foundation has banded together with other like-minded health food lovers to share that love with the community by forming a group called Growing From the Heart. “In 2020, right when the pandemic started,...

2nd Afghan boy dies of mushroom poisoning in Poland

Sep. 03, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A second child of an Afghan family evacuated from Kabul to Poland died Friday after eating soup containing death cap mushrooms, which the family had unknowingly gathered in a Polish forest outside their quarantine center. The 6-year-old boy had...

Rainy season unleashes with fury, beauty in US Southwest

Sep. 02, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — After two bone-dry years that sank the U.S. Southwest deeper into drought, this summer's rainy season unleashed with fury. Monsoon storms have brought spectacular lightning shows, bounties of wildflowers and mushrooms, and record rainfall to the...

Poisoned Afghan boy dies, brother still critically ill

Sep. 02, 2021 05:57 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Doctors at Poland’s main children’s hospital said Thursday a 5-year-old Afghan boy, recently evacuated from Kabul, has died and his 6-year-old brother, who has undergone a liver transplant, remains in life-threatening condition after they ate poisonous mushrooms. ...

Transplant for mushroom-poisoned Afghan boy; brother in coma

Aug. 31, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Doctors at Poland’s main children’s hospital plan to carry out a liver transplant on a 6-year-old Afghan boy who ate highly poisonous mushrooms with his family, but they said Tuesday his 5-year-old brother is in a coma and near death. The boys...