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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An odd thing has happened in wheat country — a lot of farmers aren't planting wheat. Thanks to a global grain glut that has caused prices and profits to plunge, this year farmers planted the fewest acres of wheat since the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
BOSTON (AP) — You can't blame beachgoers on Cape Cod for being jittery after a spate of recent shark sightings, some just a bit too close for comfort but all part of a natural ecosystem that scientists say humans must accept. Last Wednesday, just off Marconi Beach in Wellfleet,...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's dormant congressional campaign committee recently sold a 2004 motor home at a steep discount to an old friend in the Montana Legislature. But a seemingly ordinary transaction between friends, when seen through the optics...
ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) — Sam Speights takes medication for extreme anxiety and panic attacks. But there's no pill for a hurricane — especially when he ventured into it at the height of its fury. "You don't see the flying debris until it's right in front of you," said Speights. "...
ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) — Sam Speights takes medication for extreme anxiety and panic attacks. But there's no pill for a hurricane — especially when he ventured into it at the height of its fury. "You don't see the flying debris until it's right in front of you," said Speight. "You...
WASHINGTON (AP) — As floodwaters from Harvey's downpours keep rising, some Houston-area residents must decide between staying in homes with water coming in or venturing out onto potentially deadly flooded roads. It's a no-win situation. There's nowhere for the rain or these...
HOUSTON (AP) — Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast some 175 miles (280 kilometers) from Houston, but the nation's fourth-largest city has never needed a direct strike from a catastrophic storm to flood. Regularly inundated by floodwaters ever since its settlement in...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho-born landscape painter who traveled the world on the strength of his sales, had one-man shows in New York and commissioned a studio by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright is mostly forgotten now. Except by a southern Idaho historical society that owns...
MILTON, Pa. (AP) — Investigators hope tests on a three-ton hunk of concrete will soon solve the 1989 disappearance of a young mother, by determining whether her remains were fed through wood chipper and then entombed in the basement of a Pennsylvania duplex. Sunbury Police Chief...