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Keeping with tradition, man runs 80 miles on 80th birthday

Sep. 06, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Bernie Hoefgen of Eau Claire turned 80 in early August and commemorated the milestone by doing something that not a lot of 20-year-olds, much less octogenarians, do: walking 80-plus miles — more than 160,000 total steps — over four days. This...

Brazil-Argentina qualifier suspended in coronavirus dispute

Sep. 05, 2021 21:51 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — A World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina was suspended amid chaotic scenes after local health officials walked onto the pitch on Sunday in a bid to remove three players who didn’t comply with coronavirus restrictions. The match featuring...

Md. senior bowling group members value exercise, camaraderie

Aug. 29, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — It was easy to see Jackie McMahon was laughing, but not so easy to hear over the cacophony of crashing pins and rolling balls. One by one, her friends went up for their shot. They picked up the small duckpin bowling ball and swung it down the lane....

Professor helps coach cross-country team after health scare

Aug. 28, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Almost every day after school, members of the Starkville-Oktibbeha School District middle and high school cross-country teams spend the fall honing their sport. For the past decade, student-athletes have run along Starkville’s streets under...

San Francisco's new rule: Proof of vaccine or no dining in

Aug. 20, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Greg Ryken showed up to his favorite lunch spot in San Francisco on Friday with an appetite and his vaccination record in hand. A manager at Sam's Grill and Seafood restaurant verified he was fully vaccinated against COVID-19, put him on a list of...

3 treated for rabies after raccoon attack in north Alabama

Jul. 30, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Three people were treated for exposure to rabies after a raccoon attacked a person on a walking trail earlier this week near a subdivision, state health officials said Friday. The animal went after a person in Cullman earlier this week while...

Chasing a dream: Serbian student fulfills goals in Georgia

Jul. 17, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — Though she was slightly fearful of the unknown, Serbian native Tijana “Jo” Simovic traveled to the United States five years ago to chase her dreams. At 18, on a student visa and fresh out of high school in 2016, she boarded a plane and departed...