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World War II nurse leads Missouri bicentennial parade

Sep. 18, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A crowd gathered Saturday in Jefferson City to celebrate the state’s bicentennial, with a World War II nurse leading the parade. KTVO reports that Edith Harrington waved to the crowd from a military jeep, followed by about 100 entries that...

Acadia National Park on track for a record year

Sep. 18, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Acadia National Park is on track for a record year as park officials see no signs of visitation slowing down this fall. The park’s busiest year on record was 2018, when there were 3.54 million visits. This year, the number could top 4 million,...

Plymouth museum marks 400 years of Thanksgiving with exhibit

Sep. 18, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts museum dedicated to the English colony of Plymouth and local indigenous tribes is opening a new exhibit to mark the 400th anniversary of Thanksgiving. The Plimoth Patuxet Museums said the exhibit entitled “We Gather Together:...

Hospital focuses on skin care for people with Down syndrome

Sep. 18, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth-Hitchcock is starting a dermatology clinic to meet the unique skin care needs of people with Down syndrome. The clinic is opening Tuesday in Manchester. There are many associated skin conditions with Down syndrome,...

Salem to require negative test for large Halloween events

Sep. 18, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

A look at pandemic-related developments around New England on Saturday: ___ MASSACHUSETTS The city that hosted the Salem witch trials more than three centuries ago will require a negative COVID-19 test for people to attend some...

Drought tests centuries-old water traditions in New Mexico

Sep. 18, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

ABIQUIU, N.M. (AP) — At the edge of a sandstone outcropping, Teresa Leger Fernández looks out on the Rio Chama. The river tracks a diverse landscape from the southern edge of the Rocky Mountains through rugged basalt hillsides, layers of volcanic tuff, and the red and yellow cliffs made...

Maine's fall hunting seasons kick into gear with turkey hunt

Sep. 18, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's fall hunting season is approaching full swing with the beginning of the turkey hunt. The turkey hunt started on Saturday with a special day for youth hunters. The season opens to everyone else on Monday. Hunters are...

Fred Dakota, Native American gambling pioneer, dies at 84

Sep. 18, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

BARAGA, Mich. (AP) — Fred Dakota, whose garage casino in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in 1983 was a milestone for Native American gambling, has died at age 84. Dakota, a former leader of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, died Monday at his home in Baraga, according to...

He started cycling during pandemic, now leads rides, models

Sep. 18, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A month after buying a bicycle to help him stave off cabin fever during quarantine last year, Siddeeq Shabazz went on his first group ride through Manayunk and Conshohocken with the K.R.T. Cycling Team. “They kicked my you-know-what, but I finished...

Indiana governor solicits donations for Afghan refugees

Sep. 18, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is asking Hoosiers to donate new clothing, powdered baby formula and other items for thousands of Afghan evacuees temporarily housed at Camp Atterbury. Nine Indiana National Guard armories will serve as regional collection...