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Scientists look for help to exactly measure Columbia's heat

May. 28, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Scientists are looking for volunteers in Columbia to help them study the differences in heat across short distances in the city. A sensor will be put on the car window of volunteers who will then drive certain routes to get exact temperature readings,...

Joe Biden nominates 3 men to be U.S. marshals in Georgia

May. 28, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday nominated police chiefs in Savannah and Perry and a former DeKalb County sheriff to serve as U.S. marshals in Georgia's three federal court districts. Each must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate before taking their post. The men would...

Aerial tramways at WVa state parks soon to be replaced

May. 28, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — After more than a half-century of carrying visitors on scenic round-trip journeys to the depths of two river gorges, the aerial tramways serving Hawks Nest and Pipestem Resort state parks soon will be replaced. West Virginia State Parks officials are...

Author shares untold story of heroism, faith during WWII

May. 28, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — Christine Egbert was astounded when she learned the story of the total strangers who helped more than 7,000 Danish Jews escape to neutral Sweden during World II. Shortly after, she realized it was time she told the story through her historical fiction novel,...

Gov signs into law $100M fund for youth center abuse victims

May. 28, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has signed into law a $100 million fund to settle sexual and physical abuse claims at a state-run youth detention center. The Legislature had approved creating a fund to compensate those who were abused as children at the Sununu...

Second homeless man killed in less than year in Georgia city

May. 28, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police in northeast Georgia say a homeless man shot and killed another resident of the same Gainesville homeless camp on May 13. Local news outlets report Pedro Morales-Valle, 42, was arrested Thursday and charged with murder in the shooting death of Billie...

Chelsea takeover imminent after final agreement reached

May. 28, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The sale of Premier League club Chelsea is expected to be completed Monday after a “final and definitive" agreement was reached with the consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly. The club said Saturday that “a final and definitive agreement...

Horse mutilated 55 years ago gets new life as roadside draw

May. 28, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

HOOPER, Colo. (AP) — Judy Messoline steps into the garage and frowns at the horse skeleton. “Oh,” she sighs, “dear Snippy.” Snippy is long gone, dead 55 years now, the victim of something or someone. The tragedy remains a debate — though, not so much here...

A day in the life of a Taos hotshot crew

May. 28, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

SIPAPU, N.M. (AP) — After 14 days fighting the fires threatening northern New Mexico, Tyler Freeman went for a run on his day off. In the distance, he could see the plume of smoke from the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire. “It’s like that Sunday night feeling where you’re about...

Some Georgia state legislative races head to June runoffs

May. 28, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One Georgia state Senate seats and as many as 10 state House seats are headed to runoffs on June 21 after a majority of voters couldn't choose a party nominee on Tuesday. Banker Mike Hodges and former state House member Jeff Jones will contend for the Republican...