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MOXEE, Wash. (AP) — These are good times for growers like Ben St. Mary. He stood at his family's farm in Washington state recently and watched as employees built trellises where a new field of hops, the key ingredient in the flavoring of beer, will grow. "We're riding a pretty...
OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (AP) — The massive elk, moose and buffalo heads are back up. The lion-, tiger- and bearskin rugs are back down and the Lincoln, Jefferson and Grant portraits have been cleaned. Sagamore Hill, the Long Island mansion that was Theodore Roosevelt's home and "Summer...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Union-backed Democrats launched a last-ditch effort Thursday to scuttle President Barack Obama's trade agenda by sacrificing a favored program of their own that retrains workers displaced by international trade. The retraining program is linked to the Democrats...
MIAMI (AP) — A Miami police officer fatally shot a man holding a metal pipe in a downtown park where dozens of people were present Thursday, including several children, authorities said. The shooting happened after officers responded to calls about a violent disturbance at...
MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a Miami police officer fatally shot a man holding a metal pipe in a downtown park where dozens of people were present, including several children. Miami Police Chief Rodolfo Llanes says Thursday's shooting occurred after officers responded to calls...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Democrats filed a federal lawsuit against the State Board of Elections on Thursday, joining similar efforts in two other swing states to challenge Republican-backed laws that they say will make it difficult for some to vote in the 2016 presidential...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A prosecutor is dropping charges against a University of Virginia student whose bloody arrest sparked a public uproar and a state police investigation. Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorney David Chapman said Thursday that he made the decision after...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown signed first-of-its-kind legislation Thursday, enacting a new law that will allow women to access birth control for a year at a time. The legislation expands coverage that previously needed to be renewed every 30 or 90 days. Supporters say the...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The voice of the Apollo moon shots has died. Jack King, the NASA public affairs official who counted down the historic launch of Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969, died Thursday. A retired NASA P-R man in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Hugh Harris, relayed the...