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Menorah at Wyoming Capitol lit in observance of Hanukkah

Dec. 05, 2021 16:56 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The 14th annual Menorah Lighting Ceremony was held Wednesday at the state Capitol, where Rabbi Zalman Mendelsohn and Gov. Mark Gordon placed an emphasis on spreading a positive light this Hanukkah season. The event moved back indoors this year,...

New Mexican weaver joins university wool heritage project

Dec. 05, 2021 15:21 PM EST

CHIMAYÓ, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico State University initiative aims to help secure the future of a pair of centuries-old practices in the state: herding sheep and weaving their wool into designs, both spectacular and utilitarian. The Wool Heritage Project’s inaugural...

November delivers another hit to sinking consumer confidence

Nov. 30, 2021 11:10 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence fell to a nine-month low in November, clipped by rising prices and concern about the coronavirus. The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index dropped to a reading of 109.5, down from 111.6 in...

Who you gonna call? Native group explores more than ghosts

Nov. 27, 2021 01:12 AM EST

ELY, Minn. (AP) — While Dan Amitrano isn’t out to capture naughty, hot dog eating ghosts or giant marshmallow men using a proton pack like Egon Spengler, Dr. Steven Venkman or Ray Stantz from the classic movie “Ghostbusters,” he and the three other members of Northland Paranormal are...

University ride service back after COVID-19 interruption

Nov. 27, 2021 01:06 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Boynton Health’s Gopher Chauffeur is back operating after suspending its service in March 2020 due to COVID-19. Despite facing the challenge of a staff shortage, Gopher Chauffeur continues to operate as they hope to gain more student employees. ...

Vet who lost legs has new life via God, triathlons, hunting

Nov. 20, 2021 03:02 AM EST

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two phone calls would change a veteran’s life. The first comes right after Marine Sgt. Zach Stinson arrived for his 2010 tour in Afghanistan. His wife, Tesa, tells him he’s going to be a daddy. The second is four months...

New research center measures impact of racism on healthcare

Nov. 20, 2021 01:02 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota opened a new research center in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic that measures the impact of racism on chronic health inequities among people of color in Minnesota. The Center for Chronic Disease Reduction and Equity...

Asian shares mostly decline after US stocks shuffle lower

Nov. 17, 2021 22:14 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly declined Thursday after stock indexes shuffled lower on Wall Street. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dipped 0.7% to 29,490.53 in early trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged up 0.2% to 7,381.40, while South Korea's Kospi slipped 0.6%...

Power line debate: Clean energy or environmental harm?

Nov. 15, 2021 01:04 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Stress dissolves when Dena Kurt is out on the water. She paddles on the Mississippi River around 15 hours a week, but she might be on the river twice as long while training for marathon canoe races. “My favorite times to paddle are early in the...

Many moving parts go into Auburn gameday military flyovers

Nov. 14, 2021 00:08 AM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — There’s something special about standing in a packed Auburn football stadium with 87,000 other passionate fans when military aircraft fly over as the “Star Spangled Banner” is ending. Whether it’s an F-16 jet or the low, slow rumble of a...