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New Mexico taps US pandemic relief to help harvest chile

Aug. 05, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will step in to ensure a timely chile harvest after growers and producers raised concerns about an inadequate supply of labor, Lt. Gov. Howie Morales announced. The state will funnel up to $5 million in federal pandemic relief toward...

Kentucky State University board member rescinds resignation

Aug. 05, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Frankfort attorney who had previously submitted his resignation from Kentucky State University's governing board has rescinded his resignation, The State Journal reported. Concerns over the the financial health of Kentucky’s sole public...

Native clover species being dropped from endangered list

Aug. 05, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A native plant called running buffalo clover that had been considered extinct is being removed from the federal endangered species list after bouncing back in a half-dozen states east of the Mississippi River, officials said Thursday. The...

Boa constrictor accidentally freed found month later in Utah

Aug. 05, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

TOOELE, Utah (AP) — A boa constrictor accidentally freed from its container in Utah has been found a month after it went missing. The snake's owner contacted police Wednesday and said the 8-foot- (2.44 meters) long reptile was found near a deep freezer in his home, KSL...

Harris English shoots 62 to take 2-shot lead in Memphis

Aug. 05, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Harris English shot an 8-under 62 on Thursday to match his lowest PGA Tour score and take the first-round lead in the FedEx St. Jude Invitational. The 2013 winner at TPC Southwind, English had a two-stroke lead over Jim Herman, Carlos Ortiz, Ian...

Shane Beamer excited for first camp as Gamecocks head coach

Aug. 05, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Shane Beamer has a lot of eyes on him as he opens his first fall camp as South Carolina's football coach — including a few in his own family. Beamer had gone to South Carolina's coast for a couple of days of rest and family fun before camp's...

Man found guilty of murder in shooting of Tennessee deputy

Aug. 05, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury on Thursday convicted a man of first-degree premeditated murder for fatally shooting a Tennessee sheriff’s deputy in 2018 before setting fire to his patrol car with his body inside. Jurors found Steven Wiggins guilty of 10 charges in the...

Penix's return has Hoosiers hoping to exceed 2020 successes

Aug. 05, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Hoosiers expect quarterback Michael Penix Jr. to start the season opener at Iowa — even if he doesn't take a hit until Sept. 4. And Penix's return has the Hoosiers thinking big again. On Monday, coach Tom Allen...

Pennsylvania to start housing unvaccinated inmates together

Aug. 05, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania prison system announced Thursday it is stopping in-person visits for the thousands of inmates who are not vaccinated against COVID-19. The Corrections Department also said it will begin housing unvaccinated inmates together next...

Yola embraces wide musical range on empowering new record

Aug. 05, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — British-born singer Yola broke through in 2019 with her critically acclaimed solo record “Walk Through Fire” that earned her four Grammy nominations after decades working as a singer and songwriter. But the album that earned her praise from...