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As beach towns open, businesses are short foreign workers

Jul. 12, 2020 1:13 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — At this time of the year, The Friendly Fisherman on Cape Cod is usually bustling with foreign students clearing tables and helping prepare orders of clam strips or fish and chips. But because of a freeze on visas, Janet Demetri won't be employing the 20 or so workers this summer. So as the...

Jay Wilson, a concert promoter with Red Mountain Entertainment in Birmingham, Ala., started baking and selling his Jay's Cheesecakes to raise money to help stagehands, crew members and other concert workers who have been out of work due to the coronavirus outbreak.(July 7, 2020; Homewood, Ala.) (Bob Carlton/ Alabama Media Group via AP)

Alabama concert promoter discovers a sweet, new purpose

Jul. 12, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Near the end of March, a couple of weeks into the COVID-19 outbreak that put normal on hold across America, Jay Wilson’s wife asked him what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday this year. Wilson, who lives in the Birmingham suburb of Homewood, requested a homemade...

Today in History

Jul. 12, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 12, the 194th day of 2020. There are 172 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 12, 1967, rioting erupted in Newark, New Jersey, over the police beating of a Black taxi driver; 26 people were killed in the five days of violence that followed. ...

Protesters hold signs during a demonstration against Israel's government in Rabin square in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, July 11, 2020. Thousands of Israelis gathered Saturday to protest the new government's failure to address economic woes brought by the coronavirus, directing their anger at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is seeing his support plummeting. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Israelis protest government's economic response to virus

Jul. 11, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Thousands of Israelis demonstrated in downtown Tel Aviv on Saturday, protesting what is widely seen as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s failure to address economic woes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. With economic stress deepening in recent weeks, many Israelis...

A Kentucky tour brings ‘new truth’ to the Henry Clay story

Jul. 11, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — “But I am free from American slavery, after wearing the galling chains on my limbs 53 years 9 of which it has been my unhappy lot to be the slave of Henry Clay. It has been said by some, that Clay’s slaves had rather live with him than be free, but I had rather this day,...

Pandemic, strained economy threaten higher ed in Colorado

Jul. 11, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Angie Paccione, fresh off a weekly call with university presidents across Colorado, summed up the state of higher education in the midst of a pandemic, an economic recession and a reckoning with lifetimes worth of racial inequities: It’s a “cacophony of crises.” Colorado...

Gary Strafford, a Zimbabwean falconer, holds an owl inside one of the cages at his bird sanctuary, Kuimba Shiri, near Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, June, 17, 2020. Kuimba Shiri, Zimbabwe's only bird park, has survived tumultuous times, including violent land invasions and a devastating economic collapse. Now the outbreak of COVID-19 is proving a stern test. With Zimbabwe’s inflation currently at more than 750%, tourism establishments are battling a vicious economic downturn worsened by the new coronavirus travel restrictions. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Zimbabwe bird sanctuary has 400 species, not enough tourists

Jul. 11, 2020 3:08 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A fish eagle swoops over the water to grab a fish in its talons and then flies to its nest. Nearby are a martial eagle, a black eagle, an Egyptian vulture and hundreds of other birds. With an estimated 400 species of birds on an idyllic spot on Zimbabwe's Lake Chivero, about 40...

Piccadilly Lilly Diner owner Jessica Hein shares a booth with Jackson Evans, 4, as she waits for customers at the small restaurant adjacent to the Tri-County Airport in Lone Rock, Wis., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Lone Rock airport battles repeated flooding, now pandemic

Jul. 11, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

LONE ROCK, Wis. (AP) — Marc Higgs remembers when this flat stretch of earth bounded by the Wisconsin River to the south and the unglaciated bluffs to the north was essentially a desert, complete with prickly pear cactus. Heavy rains were rarely a concern and flooding issues were kept at bay due to the...

North Carolina man works to uncover the past

Jul. 11, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.C. (AP) — Like groundwater, the past has a way of seeping up into the present. For those who remember, what’s washed to the surface can be both illuminating and agonizing. The small strip of weathered wood is hardly noticeable, its gray, pitted surface blending in with the hard, dry earth...

Winter wheat harvesting underway in central Illinois

Jul. 11, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

Bloomington, Ill. (AP) — Combines are hitting the fields as winter wheat harvesting is underway in Central Illinois. The Fourth of July holiday weekend often signals harvesting time for wheat, which is planted in the fall. Despite some early spring storms and a dry June, farmer David Brown said yields were...