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Tulips for Amsterdam: Growers hand out free flowers

Jan. 15, 2022 08:28 AM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — As stores in Amsterdam and across the Netherlands cautiously reopened after weeks of being under a coronavirus lockdown, the Dutch capital's mood was lightened further Saturday by dashes of color from thousands of free bunches of tulips being handed out. National...

With more girls pregnant, Zimbabwe pushes a return to school

Jan. 12, 2022 03:30 AM EST

MUREHWA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Inside a sparsely furnished two-room home in rural Zimbabwe, a 3-month-old baby cries. His mother, Virginia Mavhunga, spends her days making trips to the well with a bucket on her head, selling fruits and vegetables at the roadside, cooking, cleaning, washing clothes —...

Belpre music educator marches in Tournament of Roses Parade

Jan. 08, 2022 09:02 AM EST

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Marching in the Tournament of Roses Parade is an experience a Belpre music teacher will treasure for a long time. Robin White, Belpre Elementary music teacher and assistant band director for Belpre City Schools, was part of a marching band made up of 275...

Gardening: 8 parting tips from longtime AP columnist Reich

Dec. 21, 2021 11:07 AM EST

Farewell, fellow gardener. After almost 30 years of sharing my gardening experience, expertise, and enthusiasm in columns for The Associated Press, I’ve decided to focus my time and energy in other directions. Thanks for joining me as, according to the seasons, I selected tomato...

Tornado victims include 7 members of Kentucky family

Dec. 17, 2021 17:59 PM EST

A week after a deadly tornado outbreak, families of the victims are still processing the terrible toll. Authorities on Thursday found the body of a Kentucky teenager who had been missing. Nyssa Brown was the seventh member of her family to die in the tornado that hit Bowling Green...

Army vet, 3-year-old among the dead in widespread twisters

Dec. 16, 2021 21:57 PM EST

Details about the fathers and mothers, children, friends and siblings who died during a tornado outbreak that ripped through the Midwest and South are still coming into focus nearly a week after the onslaught. At least 90 people have been confirmed dead across multiple states after...

Nursing home worker, sisters among tornado victims

Dec. 15, 2021 17:51 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A nursing home worker from Kentucky who had "such a bright personality.” Sisters from western Kentucky who worked at the only funeral home in their small town. A woman who had just recently been elected to a school board seat after years of working as a teacher's aide,...

Tornado victims include former Kentucky school administrator

Dec. 14, 2021 18:46 PM EST

A Kentucky woman who worked her way up from school bus driver to become an administrator and school board member. A grandfather who “stole the show” when he was around his grandchildren. A 2-month-old whose family tried to protect her by putting her in a car seat. A 94-year-old Korean War...

Tornado victims include infant girl, longtime florist, judge

Dec. 13, 2021 20:10 PM EST

A 2-month-old whose family tried to protect her by putting her in a car seat. A 94-year-old Korean War veteran from Arkansas. A longtime florist in Tennessee who recently “started on her new adventure” as an airport security worker. An Amazon warehouse worker in Illinois. A Kentucky judge known...

Thailand's festival honoring rivers also pollutes them

Nov. 20, 2021 03:44 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thais flocked to rivers and lakes on Friday evening to release small floats adorned with flowers and candles in an annual festival honoring the goddess of water, with thousands of the tiny boats ending up clogging and polluting the country’s waterways. ...