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  • Arizona third-grader holds food drives to help in pandemic

    CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Neighbors walked by during their morning stroll, passing families waved from their bikes and drivers slowed down long enough to read the hand-drawn sign — “Dylan’s Food Drive.” The poster was taped to two PVC pipes that were stuck inside construction cones for support. It was a typical scene for 8-year-old […]
  • Balancing act: Dutch PM eases lockdown amid infection rise

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced a significant easing in his country’s months-long coronavirus lockdown Tuesday, calling it a delicate balancing act as infections remain stubbornly high. The decision to cautiously relax restrictions reflects difficult choices being made in many countries as lockdown fatigue grows even as positive cases […]
  • Ex-Jack Daniel’s distiller to make new whiskey in Tennessee

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The former top distiller at Jack Daniel’s announced on Tuesday that he and several partners are opening a new whiskey distillery near the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Company Distilling will first open a 4,000-square-foot (3,712-square-meter) tasting room and restaurant in Townsend, Tennessee, former Jack Daniel’s master distiller Jeff Arnett and […]
  • Ex-Jack Daniel’s distiller to make new whiskey in Tennessee

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The former top distiller at Jack Daniel’s announced on Tuesday that he and several partners are opening a new whiskey distillery near the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Company Distilling will first open a 4,000-square-foot (3,712-square-meter) tasting room and restaurant in Townsend, Tennessee, former Jack Daniel’s master distiller Jeff Arnett and […]
  • Church leaders seek Home Depot boycott on Georgia voting law

    ATLANTA (AP) — A group of religious leaders is calling for a boycott of Georgia-based Home Depot, saying the home improvement giant hasn’t done enough to oppose the state’s new voting laws. African Methodist Episcopal Bishop Reginald Jackson said the company has remained “silent and indifferent” to his efforts to rally opposition to the new […]
  • Researcher who sold trade secrets to China gets 33 months

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former researcher at an Ohio children’s hospital has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for conspiring to steal trade secrets and sell them in China. Federal authorities say Yu Zhou, 51, and his wife Li Chen, 48, who formerly lived in the Columbus suburb of Dublin, further agreed to […]
  • Pandemic puts tulips, bluebells, cherry blossoms in hiding

    HALLE, Belgium (AP) — There is no stopping flowers when they bloom, blossoms when they burst. Unfortunately, people have been stopped from enjoying them these days. In pandemic times, when so much goes against the grain, some beauties of nature are no longer embraced but kept at bay. From Japan’s cherry blossom trees, to the […]
  • Pandemic puts tulips, bluebells, cherry blossoms in hiding

    HALLE, Belgium (AP) — There is no stopping flowers when they bloom, blossoms when they burst. Unfortunately, people have been stopped from enjoying them these days. In pandemic times, when so much goes against the grain, some beauties of nature are no longer embraced but kept at bay. From Japan’s cherry blossom trees, to the […]
  • Oscar predictions: Can anything beat ‘Nomadland’?

    Ahead of Sunday’s 93rd Academy Awards, Associated Press Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr share their predictions for a ceremony that is forging on in the midst of the pandemic. BEST PICTURE The Nominees: “The Father,””Judas and the Black Messiah,””Mank,””Minari,””Nomadland,””Promising Young Woman,””Sound of Metal,””The Trial of the Chicago 7.” COYLE: A contemplative character study […]
  • Albania signs 104 million-euro deal to build new airport

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania on Tuesday signed a contract with a Swiss-based consortium to build a 104 million-euro ($125 million) new international airport. Lugano-based Mabco Constructions will make preparatory work, environmental, archaeological and other paper work in about two years and then complete the new airport in 36 months. The Vlora International airport will […]