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Gandhi to be commemorated on special UK collector's coin

Nov. 03, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The life and legacy of Indian independence movement leader Mahatma Gandhi will be commemorated on a British special collectors' coin for the first time, U.K. Treasury Chief Rishi Sunak announced Thursday. The round coin, which features India’s national...

Toyota testing hydrogen combustion engines in race cars

Oct. 25, 2021 03:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota said Monday it is testing hydrogen combustion engines in race cars as it works toward using the technology in commercial products. Such engines burn hydrogen as fuel instead of gasoline, much like rockets. The Japanese automaker said testing the...

SC man has collected nearly 6,000 law enforcement patches

Sep. 13, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — Bob Fry, who recently retired from the Aiken Department of Public Safety, got his first in police patch in 1985. Today, he has almost 6,000 law enforcement and fire safety patches; 5,669 to be exact. Fry retired from ADPS in 2018. He started his...

Doll call: Faribault woman, 95, continues lifelong passion

Sep. 04, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — When she was a child, Pat Stoeckel wasn’t much of a doll person. Instead, she spent her formative years riding her father’s horses. It wasn’t until she was in her 20s that a fascination with dolls began to take hold. ...

Collectible prices skyrocket, to the dismay of hobbyists

Sep. 03, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans have become obsessed with collectibles, bidding up prices for trading cards, video games and other mementos of their youth. The frenzy has brought small fortunes to some, but a deep frustration for those who still love to play games or trade cards as a hobby. ...

Collectible prices skyrocket, to the dismay of hobbyists

Sep. 03, 2021 03:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans have become obsessed with collectibles, bidding up prices for trading cards, video games and other mementos of their youth. The frenzy has brought small fortunes to some, but a deep frustration for those who still love to play games or trade cards as a hobby. ...