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Engelstad Arena to unveil new scoreboard built by Daktronics

Jun. 24, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Ralph Engelstad Arena at the University of North Dakota is preparing to unveil what it calls the largest video display in college hockey, a 50,000-pound scoreboard manufactured by South Dakota-based Daktronics. The Engelstad Family Foundation, which has been at odds with recently...

New Hampshire raising funds for hungry kids with nut butters

Jun. 24, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

BOW, N.H. (AP) — A food bank in the Granite State is once again trying to collect enough peanut butter jars to fill up a pick-up truck — as many times as possible. The New Hampshire Food Bank is collecting donations of peanut butter and substitutes such as almond butter from now until Aug. 2. The...

Dutch Olympic champion completes 195-kilometer charity swim

Jun. 24, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — On one of the hottest days of the Dutch summer, Olympic long-distance swimming champion Maarten van der Weijden completed a marathon swim Monday along the route of a famous Dutch speedskating race, to raise money for cancer research. Van der Weijden finished the 195-kilometer...

Mountain train helps rescue injured amputee hiker

Jun. 23, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Rescuers say they used a mountain train that was in the midst of an anniversary celebration to rescue a hiker who injured his back on Mt. Washington. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says 46-year-old Michael Couch of Atlanta, Indiana, was hurt and not able to continue while...

Alutiiq Museum honors Native ancestors with memorial park

Jun. 22, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — After several years of planning, fundraising and landscaping, a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the Alutiiq Ancestors Memorial , heralding the official opening of the park to the public. The park is on a 0.34 acre stretch of city-owned land along Upper Mill Bay...

Walk across Boston to benefit suicide prevention efforts

Jun. 22, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — More than 1,000 people are expected to walk through Boston to aid suicide prevention efforts. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the nation's largest suicide prevention organization, is hosting Saturday's event to raise awareness and money. Participants will walk 16 miles (26...

Scamp the Tramp wins World's Ugliest Dog Contest

Jun. 22, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

Scamp the Tramp will never win a beauty contest. But he's won an ugly one. The bug-eyed, dreadlocked pooch took top honors Friday night at the 31st annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest. Owner Yvonne Morones of Santa Rosa, California, won an appearance with Scamp on the "Today" show, $1,500 in cash, another $1,500...

The Latest: Scamp the Tramp wins California Ugly Dog Contest

Jun. 22, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

The Latest on the Ugly Dog Contest in California (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Scamp the Tramp's looks have made him a winner — but it wasn't a beauty contest. The snaggle-haired, bug-eyed pooch took the top prize Friday at the 31st annual World's Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma, California. Owner Yvonne...

San Diego teachers to get 4% pay increase with new contract

Jun. 21, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego teachers will get a 3.7% raise under a tentative contract agreement reached between the union and the school district. The Union-Tribune reports the pay raise announced Thursday outpaces the state's cost of living increase. The deal also includes annual longevity stipends of up...

Las Vegas activates program to settle fines with donations

Jun. 20, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas city officials have activated a program that lets people settle fines for parking tickets with donations of school supplies. The Las Vegas City Council approved the program in 2016 and voted Wednesday to activate it for a month. Anyone who is issued a fine between June 19 and...