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Stocks veer lower, just below record highs, as tech slides

Apr. 12, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

Stocks veered lower in afternoon trading on Wall Street Monday after the market hit record highs last week. Investors are continuing to focus on the economic recovery as well as concerns about inflation and rising bond yields. The S&P 500 index was down 0.2% as of...

Muslims navigate restrictions in the second pandemic Ramadan

Apr. 12, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — For Ramadan this year, Magdy Hafez has been longing to reclaim a cherished ritual: performing the nighttime group prayers called taraweeh at the mosque once again. Last year, the coronavirus upended the 68-year-old Egyptian’s routine of going to the...

Lebanon extends area claimed in border dispute with Israel

Apr. 12, 2021 08:31 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s outgoing minister of public works said Monday that he has signed a decree that would increase the area claimed by the Mediterranean country in a maritime border dispute with Israel. Public Works Minister Michel Najjar told reporters that he has...

Woman 1st in line for polio vaccine embraces COVID-19 shot

Apr. 12, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Nora Unruh felt a sense of relief when she was vaccinated for COVID-19. But it didn’t bring back memories about getting her polio shot at the first vaccine clinic in Bismarck six decades ago. “That’s probably a good...

Asian shares decline on vaccine, virus worries

Apr. 12, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were lower on Monday, as investors grew wary over the recent surge in coronavirus cases in many places while vaccination efforts are making scant headway. Shares fell in Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Sydney. The...

Art grows from nature in outdoor sculpture 'Hedgerow'

Apr. 11, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — On a beautiful April morning, one log intended for an art installation proved to be a little too heavy to stay upright. Luckily, no people or pickup trucks were damaged as it toppled. A few deliveries by horse and cart later, Floyd County artist...

Southern Indiana man, 85, has been tending bees for 62 years

Apr. 11, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

JASPER, Ind. (AP) — The bees would have to wait. The 8,000 or so bees arrived at their new home Sunday after being lugged all the way from Georgia. But they’d still have to wait another day or so. The temperature was set to drop below 30 degrees...

Mississippi woman turns 100, has lived whole life in state

Apr. 11, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — With a gravelly voice that crackles through the phone, Arcola Denson-Reid says she doesn’t want to talk about the past. She holds her stories close. They’re the ones that have taken her to her 100th birthday today. Friday,...

PTC instructor receives Order of the Silver Crescent

Apr. 11, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Kendall Adams said he’s like another parent to his students. Adams, the program director for Commercial Arts and Photography at Piedmont Technical College, spends more time counseling students than teaching them in the classroom. ...

Kentucky Muslims suggest foods for after Ramadan fasts

Apr. 10, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The holy month of Ramadan, the most sacred month of the year for Muslims, will begin next week for more than a billion Muslims worldwide. Ramadan celebrates when the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by God and during this time each...