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Chow Bella brings unique treats to four-legged friends

Apr. 18, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Meet the Chow Bella Dog Bakery team: Ofelia — taste tester, quality control, English Springer Spaniel, 2 and a half years with the company. Hopper — office assistant, morale builder, Chow Bella eye candy, Labrador...

Colorado World War II veteran trying to gain Silver Star

Apr. 18, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

Before World War II veteran Armand Sedgeley crosses the finish line of life, he has one final mission: to receive the Silver Star his commanders put him up for after a harrowing bomber flight over Europe. At 99, and with a tired heart, Sedgeley lives at a Lakewood...

Delights of Ramadan disappear for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Apr. 18, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

BHANNINE, Lebanon (AP) — It was messy and hectic in Aisha al-Abed’s kitchen, as the first day of Ramadan often is. Food had to be on the table at precisely 7:07 p.m. when the sun sets and the daylong fast ends. What is traditionally a jovial celebration of the start...

New college tour highlights slavery's shadow

Apr. 17, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — Dickinson College has long been proud of its Colonial-era history, one framed forever by its standing as the first college to be chartered west of the Susquehanna River, launched to ensure the expanding frontiers of the new American nation would have access to future...

Cicadas expected to be fish ‘filet mignon’ in Pennsylvania

Apr. 17, 2021 03:02 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Anglers are expecting a fisherman’s paradise toward the end of May in southeastern Pennsylvania. The Brood X cicadas are expected to emerge after a 17-year slumber and the high-protein insects are delicious food for a variety of fish. ...

A year into COVID, Smithfield workers still have questions

Apr. 17, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sandra Silbert wasn’t taking any chances. She asked for a mask in March 2020 at the Smithfield Foods meatpacking plant in Sioux Falls. When she didn’t get one, she made them herself out of an extra set of curtains at home. ...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Apr. 16, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

Stocks continued to march higher on Wall Street Friday, giving the S&P 500 its latest record high and its fourth straight weekly gain. The benchmark index rose 0.4%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average also closed at an all-time high. Higher bond yields helped lift bank...

S&P 500 hits another record, marks 4th weekly gain in a row

Apr. 16, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

Stocks added to their recent gains Friday, driving the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average to new highs. The S&P 500 rose 0.4%, led by gains in companies that rely directly on consumer spending, health care stocks and banks, which benefited from higher...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Apr. 16, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for May delivery fell 33 cents to $63.13 a barrel Friday. Brent crude oil for June delivery fell 17 cents to $66.77 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for May delivery fell 1 cent to $2.04 a gallon. May heating oil remained unchanged at $1.90 a gallon....

PPG, Alcoa rise; Bank of New York, Marathon Oil fall

Apr. 16, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Alcoa Corp., up $2.79 to $35.63. The aluminum maker handily beat analyst's first-quarter profit forecasts on stronger demand and pricing. Matson...