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Art grows from nature in outdoor sculpture 'Hedgerow'

Apr. 11, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — On a beautiful April morning, one log intended for an art installation proved to be a little too heavy to stay upright. Luckily, no people or pickup trucks were damaged as it toppled. A few deliveries by horse and cart later, Floyd County artist...

Southern Indiana man, 85, has been tending bees for 62 years

Apr. 11, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

JASPER, Ind. (AP) — The bees would have to wait. The 8,000 or so bees arrived at their new home Sunday after being lugged all the way from Georgia. But they’d still have to wait another day or so. The temperature was set to drop below 30 degrees...

Mississippi woman turns 100, has lived whole life in state

Apr. 11, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — With a gravelly voice that crackles through the phone, Arcola Denson-Reid says she doesn’t want to talk about the past. She holds her stories close. They’re the ones that have taken her to her 100th birthday today. Friday,...

PTC instructor receives Order of the Silver Crescent

Apr. 11, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Kendall Adams said he’s like another parent to his students. Adams, the program director for Commercial Arts and Photography at Piedmont Technical College, spends more time counseling students than teaching them in the classroom. ...

Kentucky Muslims suggest foods for after Ramadan fasts

Apr. 10, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The holy month of Ramadan, the most sacred month of the year for Muslims, will begin next week for more than a billion Muslims worldwide. Ramadan celebrates when the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by God and during this time each...

Beach Boys fan magazine editor produced band's reunion song

Apr. 10, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — David Beard is no stranger to the Beach Boys — and not just because the Fort Mill, S.C., resident has been the editor and publisher of the Beach Boys fan magazine Endless Summer Quarterly since 1993. In fact, his rapport with members of the band...

Tech company gains help push S&P 500 to record high

Apr. 09, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

Wall Street capped another week of gains with more milestones Friday, as strength in technology and health care stocks helped push the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average to all-time highs. The S&P 500 rose 0.8% for its fourth record high this week and third...

Levi Strauss, fuboTV rise; WD-40, PriceSmart fall

Apr. 09, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Levi Strauss & Co., up 65 cents to $25.67. The jeans maker beat Wall Street's fiscal first-quarter profit and revenue forecasts. WD-40 Co.,...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Apr. 09, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

Technology companies helped lift stocks on Wall Street to a record high Friday. Apple and Intel soared about 2%. The S&P 500 rose 0.8% for its third straight weekly gain. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.9%, setting its own record high. The Nasdaq composite...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Apr. 09, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for May delivery fell 28 cents to $59.32 a barrel Friday. Brent crude oil for June delivery fell 25 cents to $62.95 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for May delivery was unchanged at $1.96 a gallon. May heating oil was unchanged at $1.81 a gallon. May...