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New Crystal Waters' state game area opens in Monroe County

Jan. 23, 2022 01:05 AM EST

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Fishing and hunting enthusiasts are hailing creation of Monroe County’s newest state game area in the north-county region that opened last fall after the Crystal Waters’ property was sold to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The 680-acre site in...

Century-old, Wisconsin-made NESCO roasters a holiday staple

Dec. 27, 2021 01:07 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rick Carey knows he has a branding issue even though most Wisconsinites are well acquainted with the name. His 100-year-old company a block from the West Twin River makes food dehydrators, slow cookers, coffee urns and hand mixers. There are egg cookers,...

'He-Man' artist and toy designer T. Mark Taylor dies at 80

Dec. 25, 2021 23:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — T. Mark Taylor, artist and toy designer for the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe franchise as well as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, died Thursday at his Southern California home. He was 80. The cause was congestive heart failure, Taylor's family said in...

Supply shortages and emboldened workers: A changed economy

Dec. 20, 2021 10:56 AM EST

Employees at a fast-food restaurant in Sacramento, California, exasperated over working in stifling heat for low wages, demanded more pay and a new air conditioner — and got both. Customer orders poured in to an Italian auto supplier, which struggled to get hold of enough supplies...

Murphysboro woodworker starts his own board-game business

Dec. 19, 2021 12:05 PM EST

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — Brandon Byars frowned on the shipping cost from England for a board game he wanted. So he made his own. The lifelong woodworker from Murphysboro made his own version of the game called Babinga, the (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports. ...

Surging COVID-19 cases bring a 2020 feel to the end of 2021

Dec. 17, 2021 19:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. officials intensified calls Friday for unvaccinated Americans to get inoculated in the face of the new omicron variant that contributed to a record number of infections in New York and threatened to wipe out a second holiday season in Europe. Though the...

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Nov. 30, 2021 13:14 PM EST

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 5. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB ...

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Nov. 23, 2021 11:42 AM EST

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 3. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 4. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 5. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 6....

Annual list of 10 'worst' toys released by safety group

Nov. 17, 2021 14:46 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Toys with tiny accessories children can choke on, wheeled toys that could lead to falls, and toys that fire projectiles that could possibly injure a child's eyes are among the playthings on an annual “10 Worst Toys" list released Wednesday by a consumer safety advocacy...

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Nov. 16, 2021 13:04 PM EST

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 3. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 4. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 5. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 6....