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Northern Burlington student named 2020 NJ Ag Fair Ambassador

Nov. 15, 2019 3:36 PM EST

MANSFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Abbey Goodenough does not yet know this about herself, but she would make a great politician. There are three primary reasons why. No. 1: Her passion, agriculture, is essential to the survival of everyone. No. 2: She has a crystal clear way of explaining agriculture’s...

Bodies of toddler, man found in SUV pulled from Umpqua River

Nov. 14, 2019 5:01 PM EST

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man and a 2-year-old girl who were reported missing have been confirmed dead after an SUV was found submerged in the Umpqua River northwest of Roseburg. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 29-year-old Sean Moss and Madison Moss were reported missing on Aug. 12 after...

Domingo to sing at 100th anniversary Salzburg Festival

Nov. 13, 2019 1:30 PM EST

Plácido Domingo is scheduled to sing two concert performances in Verdi's "I Vespri Siciliani (The Sicilian Vespers)" next summer as part of the 100th anniversary Salzburg Festival, which features 221 performances over 44 days and includes seven staged operas. Domingo, who turns 79 in January, was dropped or...

Lawsuit: California festival didn't plan for active shooter

Nov. 13, 2019 6:50 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Organizers of a Northern California food festival where a gunman killed three people and wounded 13 others didn't consider the risk of an active shooter, according to a lawsuit from five injured victims. Santino William Legan cut through a fence at the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival on...

Pot or not? Busts highlight growing confusion over hemp

Nov. 9, 2019 7:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The CBD craze might be leaving the war on drugs a bit dazed and confused. The extract that's been showing up in everything from candy to coffee is legally derived from hemp plants, which look and smell an awful lot like that other cannabis — marijuana. They're so similar, police...

From music therapy to heavy metal: A boy's drumming journey

Nov. 9, 2019 9:01 AM EST

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — With blazing red hair, sticks firmly in hand, and a focused look on his face, Cade Suddith took the stage at the Great Pumpkin Patch festival at Old National Pike Park in early October. Cade, 10, and his band, Electric Rainbow, were the first group scheduled to perform at the festival...

Swine fever: New Indonesian festival celebrates pigs

Nov. 8, 2019 10:12 PM EST

LAKE TOBA, Indonesia (AP) — Christian residents in Muslim-majority Indonesia's remote Lake Toba region have launched a new festival celebrating pigs that they say is a response to efforts to promote halal tourism in the area. The festival features competitions in barbecuing, pig calling and pig catching as...

Governor signs measure to strengthen amusement ride safety

Nov. 7, 2019 1:31 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine has signed a measure aimed at strengthening Ohio's amusement ride safety program. The bill signed by the Republican governor on Wednesday seeks to strengthen safety inspection standards, define qualifications for ride inspectors and outline ride owner...

Essence Fest staying in New Orleans

Nov. 5, 2019 6:04 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Essence Festival will be returning to New Orleans for at least the next five years. News outlets report New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Gov. John Bel Edwards on Monday announced the contract extension to 2024. This year's festival, the 25th overall, was the last under the...

Audit: Poor management causes Colorado State Fair money loss

Nov. 4, 2019 7:00 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado State Fair has lost money for 21 straight years and a state audit of the operation says it has not been managed strategically. Colorado Public Radio reports the Colorado State Auditor's Office found the fair's deficits have averaged $4 million each year from 2014 to 2018. The...