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Jill Biden speaks candidly about challenges of her role

Oct. 20, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden spoke candidly Wednesday about the challenges of her job as first lady and the unexpected scrutiny she has experienced in a position she never imagined having when she was young. Speaking at an event for the Barbara Bush Foundation for...

Few coronavirus cases tied to Big E fair, so far

Oct. 20, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Big E fair in Massachusetts that ended earlier this month drew nearly 1.5 million visitors over 17 days, yet only 100 confirmed coronavirus cases have so far been connected to the event, health officials said Wednesday. Some people...

$650M plan would give Los Angeles Zoo flashy transformation

Oct. 20, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $650 million plan would give the Los Angeles Zoo a theme park-style transformation over the next 20 years. The city-owned zoo in the city's Griffith Park area would get exhibit upgrades and new attractions such as a 60-foot-deep (18-meter-deep)...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Oct. 20, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct.18 The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Colin Powell's efforts to build bridges, steer GOP from extremism: Much as Colin Powell deserves a tribute as America’s first...

Workers fed up with nights, weekends seek flexible schedules

Oct. 20, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After struggling to hire workers for its outlet store in Dallas, Balsam Hill finally opened on Sept. 1. But the very next day, the online purveyor of high-end artificial holiday trees was forced to close after four of its five workers quit. The main...

Across Africa, major churches strongly oppose LGBTQ rights

Oct. 20, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

In Ghana, home to a diverse array of religions, leaders of major churches have united in denouncing homosexuality as a “perversion” and endorsing legislation that would, if enacted, impose some of the harshest anti-LGBTQ policies in Africa. In Nigeria, the umbrella...

Sled dogs struck on trail, likely ending racing days

Oct. 20, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck several sled dogs on a recreational trail in Itasca County, putting a likely end to their racing days. The dogs were hit by a vehicle on the Circle T Snowmobile Trail last Saturday...

Rhode Island single-family home sales slow in 3rd quarter

Oct. 20, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The median price of a single-family home in Rhode Island continued to rise in the third quarter, even though the number of sales slowed down, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Wednesday. The median price of single-family homes sold in...

France to announce sanctions amid fishing dispute with UK

Oct. 20, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France will announce potential sanctions over energy prices and trade “by the end of the week” in its fishing dispute with the United Kingdom, the government spokesman said Wednesday. France vehemently protested the decision last month by the U.K. and...

Opening, ticket prices announced for Peppa Pig theme park

Oct. 20, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — A standalone Peppa Pig theme park at the Legoland Florida Resort is set to open Feb. 24, park officials announced Tuesday. Officials also announced ticket prices. A one-day ticket for the central Florida park will be...