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Chainsaw carver showcases artwork at state fair

Aug. 06, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) — It’s obvious that Josh Miller has become a master at his craft when the lead singer of one of the headlining bands at the Delaware State Fair made a point of going out of his way to see one of his chainsaw carvings. Such was the case at the fair last month...

Perdomo's bat, stellar defense lift D-backs over Rockies 6-5

Aug. 06, 2022 01:42 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Geraldo Perdomo is a .200 hitter for the Arizona Diamondbacks who carries himself with the confidence of a .300 hitter. The fake-it-till-you-make-it approach worked wonders Friday night. The shortstop hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the eighth inning, then made a...

New crypto oversight legislation arrives as industry shakes

Aug. 03, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After 13 years, at least three crashes, dozens of scams and Ponzi schemes and hundreds of billions of dollars made and evaporated, cryptocurrencies finally have the full attention of Congress, whose lawmakers and lobbyists have papered Capitol Hill with proposals on how to...

Mets get Ruf from Giants, Givens from Cubs before deadline

Aug. 03, 2022 00:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Determined to keep their top minor league prospects, the New York Mets made incremental upgrades to the lineup and bullpen at the trade deadline. Without a big splash, they hope that's enough to sink Atlanta in the NL East. The first-place Mets...

Charleston puts up plaque where slaves were beaten, punished

Jul. 30, 2022 01:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Until recently, the story of the Charleston Work House received little recognition in the city’s collective memory. That changed a little when Mayor John Tecklenburg unveiled a plaque detailing its past. “I don’t know of a more horrific...

Family of civil rights leader Mays tour his SC museum

Jul. 24, 2022 09:31 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Chris Thomas adjusted a stack of magazines on a table in front of the museum. Loy Sartin wiped down and dusted oil lamps in the cabin. It was a big day for the Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historic Preservation Site. Less than an hour later, a bus filled with...

US women get gold and for men, it's more of same in relay

Jul. 24, 2022 00:41 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — For the U.S. women’s relay team, this was a shock. For the men -- more of the same. The women pulled a stunner over Jamaica in the 4x100 relay at world championships Saturday, while the favored men finished second after the latest sloppy baton...

Asia shares slip on inflation, China fears despite US rally

Jul. 20, 2022 23:40 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly slipped Thursday as optimism over earnings was tempered by persistent concerns about inflation and the Chinese economy, despite an overnight rally on Wall Street. Eyes are on the Bank of Japan, set to wrap up a two-day policy meeting, although...

Langeliers wins Futures MVP; HR, nails runner, AL wins 6-4

Jul. 17, 2022 03:15 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shea Langeliers is headed to the Hall of Fame, even before his big league debut. A 24-year-old catching prospect, Langeliers was voted MVP of the All-Star Futures Game on Saturday after homering and throwing out a runner trying to steal third base in the American...

Argentina's import limits bring fears of looming shortages

Jul. 15, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Raul Amil has been in the auto parts business in Argentina for more than 25 years. He has lived through numerous economic crises in a country infamous for its seemingly constant crashes. But he says that what Argentina is living through now is unprecedented. ...