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Howard has Michigan rolling entering big game at Louisville

Dec. 2, 2019 1:38 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Juwan Howard breaks out the Cabbage Patch dance only for special occasions. He did it when he finally became an NBA champion player with the Miami Heat in 2012. He did it again the next year, when the Heat won another title and he was transitioning to a coaching life. Heat players like Dwyane...

Father sues pumpkin patch where son was killed by inflatable

Nov. 22, 2019 8:14 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The father of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was killed when a wind gust flipped the inflatable jumping pad where he and his sister were playing has filed a wrongful death suit against the owners of the pumpkin patch where it happened. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Edward...

From music therapy to heavy metal: A boy's drumming journey

Nov. 9, 2019 9:01 AM EST

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — With blazing red hair, sticks firmly in hand, and a focused look on his face, Cade Suddith took the stage at the Great Pumpkin Patch festival at Old National Pike Park in early October. Cade, 10, and his band, Electric Rainbow, were the first group scheduled to perform at the festival...

Culinary folklorist preserves old fermenting tradition

Oct. 26, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — After visiting seven separate doctors in less than six months, undergoing major digestive surgery and multiple misdiagnoses, Rosanna Czarnecki found the answer to her debilitating health problems in a glass of fermented green coconut water. Lacto-fermentation, a process of preserving...

Wyoming man grows 1,491-pound pumpkin, breaks state record

Oct. 18, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming officials say a Cheyenne man has grown a pumpkin that weighs in at 1,491 pounds (676 kilograms), a new state record. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Thursday that Andy Corbin grew the gourd in his backyard. For perspective, scientists say newborn elephants weigh about 200...

Giant pumpkin weighing 2,175 pounds sets California record

Oct. 15, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California pumpkin hobbyist has won first place at the 46th annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh Off, setting a record for the largest in California. Leonardo Urena of Napa won $15,000 Monday when his pumpkin logged 2,175 pounds (986 kilograms). Weigh-off...

20th annual Pumpkin Palooza

Oct. 14, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

WARREN, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man won the 20th Pumpkin Palooza weigh-in with a 2,074-pound (940.75-kilogram) pumpkin. Russ Klowan, of Cumberland, won this year's competition at Frerichs Farms in Warren on Sunday. Dave Frerichs, who runs the annual event, says the secret to growing a record-breaking...

West Virginia taking applications for school rain barrels

Oct. 14, 2019 4:49 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is offering free rain barrels to schools in the state. The Department of Environmental Protection said schools with current or planned flower or vegetable gardens will be given priority. Applications on the agency's Rain Barrel Program website must be submitted by...