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People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus pass on a crosswalk on a street in Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug, 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Japan governor touts gargling product for virus

Aug. 4, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

TOKYO — A governor in Japan is drawing skeptical criticism after he touted a gargling product as effective against the coronavirus, an assertion that, despite its dubiousness, emptied some store shelves of the medicine. Shares of Shionogi & Co. and Meiji Holdings Co., which make Isojin, soared in Tokyo...

Program offers support, education on organic farming

Aug. 2, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An association that promotes organic farming in New Hampshire is hosting six virtual farm tours. The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire, through a program that promotes workforce development in the sector, is hoping the tours educate farmers and provides support...

Juneau business applies for onsite pot consumption permit

Aug. 1, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A marijuana business in Juneau could start allowing onsite cannabis consumption — making it the first business in the city to do so — if given permit approval later this month. Rainforest Farms submitted an application to the City and Borough of Juneau to modify the...

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his daily, morning press conference in front of the former presidential plane at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Monday, July 27, 2020. The president, who only flies commercial as one measure in his austerity government, has been trying to sell the plane since he took office. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Vehicles burned in Mexico to protest US water payment

Jul. 30, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Demonstrators in northern Mexico have burned several government vehicles, blocked railway tracks and set afire a government office and highway tollbooths to protest water payments to the United States. Mexico has fallen behind in the amount of water it must send north from its dams...

Farmer Joe Marszalkowski holds a prosthetic leg, Monday, July 27, 2020, that he found Sunday in a soybean field on his farm in West Addison, Vt. The leg was lost by double amputee Chris Marckres while skydiving on Saturday. (Jack Thurston/NECN and NBC10 Boston via AP)

Farmer returns prosthetic leg that skydiver lost during jump

Jul. 29, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

WEST ADDISON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont skydiver who lost his prosthetic leg during a jump has it back, thanks to a farmer who kept an eye out for it and spotted it in a soybean field. Double amputee Chris Marckres, of Hyde Park, went for a jump Saturday at Vermont Skydiving Adventures in West Addison and lost...

Farmer Joe Marszalkowski holds a prosthetic leg, Monday, July 27, 2020, that he found Sunday in a soybean field on his farm in West Addison, Vt. The leg was lost by double amputee Chris Marckres while skydiving on Saturday. (Jack Thurston/NECN and NBC10 Boston via AP)

Farmer returns prosthetic leg that skydiver lost during jump

Jul. 28, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

WEST ADDISON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont skydiver who lost his prosthetic leg during a jump has it back, thanks to a farmer who kept an eye out for it and spotted it in a soybean field. Double amputee Chris Marckres, of Hyde Park, went for a jump Saturday at Vermont Skydiving Adventures in West Addison and lost...

Fight over water rights at central Kansas refuge resolved

Jul. 27, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

ST. JOHN, Kan. (AP) — An agreement over water rights at a man-made wildlife refuge in central Kansas has been signed. The agreement between the federal government and local farmers over water rights in Quivira National Wildlife Refuge was signed Saturday during a stakeholder meeting in St. John, Kansas,...

Fraternity members sing in front of the casket of the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., during a service celebrating

Civil rights icon John Lewis remembered in his hometown

Jul. 25, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Civil rights icon and longtime Georgia congressman John Lewis was remembered Saturday — in the rural Alabama county where his story began — as a humble man who sprang from his family’s farm with a vision that “good trouble” could change the world. The...

Pat Julson, Minot, left, and Vickie Phippins, Minot, were among the volunteers working at the raised gardens near Velva on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Vegetables harvested from the gardens will be distributed through the Lord's Cupboard food pantry in Minot.  (Kim Fundingsland/Minot Daily News via AP)

Volunteers raise vegetables to supply Minot food pantry

Jul. 25, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

VELVA, N.D. (AP) — Under sunny skies several volunteers were working in the garden, or gardens, on a recent Tuesday. At the Duane Brekke farmstead north of this city weeds were being pulled, some vegetables harvested and friendly conversation was heard. “It’s fun and it’s not even work...

Slimy invaders are attacking Louisiana where it hurts

Jul. 25, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — First it came for your wetlands. Now it’s coming for your crawfish and your rice. A foreign snail that appeared in Louisiana just over 10 years ago and quickly infested ponds, bayous and streams in about 30 parishes has recently found its way to the farms that produce two of the...