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Growth in licensed products gives NMSU athletics an assist

Oct. 03, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Pete’s Most Wanted Salsa, a new product bearing the image of New Mexico State University mascot Pistol Pete, celebrated its launch Wednesday with a party at La Posta de Mesilla; and the university says more branded products will soon be joining a growing family of...

Missouri man pleads guilty in deaths of 2 Wisconsin brothers

Sep. 30, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A northwest Missouri man pleaded guilty Friday to killing two brothers from Wisconsin after they came to his farm in 2019 to collect a debt from a cattle contract. Garland Nelson, of Braymer, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder in the...

Low water on the Mississippi River impacting barge traffic

Sep. 29, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Parts of the Mississippi River are so low from weeks of drought that barge traffic is being limited at the worst possible time — as crop harvests begin. Some Mississippi River communities between St. Louis and New Orleans may see record low water levels in...

Poverty and inflation: Egypt's economy hit by global turmoil

Sep. 25, 2022 03:29 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Stores are selling winter clothes from last season in the middle of summer. Repair shops lack spare parts for appliances. There's a waiting list to buy a new car. Egypt, a country of more than 103 million people, is running low on foreign...

Can small businesses afford to stay in Tampa Bay?

Sep. 24, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Delma’s, The Flower Booth has operated out of the same 3,752-square-foot shop in St. Petersburg’s Kenwood neighborhood since 1953. Stephanie Anderson – who took over the florist business started by her aunt Delma Nichols Booth – said they’ve...

Trooper, man wounded in gunfire exchange after traffic stop

Sep. 23, 2022 09:16 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper and a man who fled from a traffic stop were wounded in an exchange of gunfire, officials said. Both were hospitalized after the shooting late Thursday along Interstate 24 in Coffee County, which is about midway between...

Inflation, unrest challenge Bangladesh's 'miracle economy'

Sep. 23, 2022 01:55 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Standing in line to try to buy food, Rekha Begum is distraught. Like many others in Bangladesh, she is struggling to find affordable daily essentials like rice, lentils and onions. “I went to two other places, but they told me they don’t have supplies....

Asian stocks slide for 3rd day on economic growth fears

Sep. 22, 2022 23:26 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell for a third day Friday after more rate hikes by the Federal Reserve and other central banks to control persistent inflation spurred fears of a possible global recession. Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney declined. Oil prices edged lower....

JBS to pay $20 million in pork price-fixing settlement

Sep. 19, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — JBS has agreed to pay $20 million to settle a lawsuit with consumers that accused the giant meat producer of conspiring with other meat companies to inflate the price of pork. The latest meat-industry settlement will likely reinforce concerns that the White...

Maggots key to crisis-time fertilizer for Ugandan farmers

Sep. 18, 2022 04:42 AM EDT

KAYUNGA, Uganda (AP) — Moses Wamugango peered into the plastic vats where maggots wriggled in decomposing filth, the enviable project of a neighbor who spoke of the fertilizer problem he had been able to solve. The maggots are the larvae of the black soldier fly, an insect whose...