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Terre Haute home brewers club highlights craft beer growth

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Adam Evinger soon will help launch a microbrewery. Fifteen years of home brewing beer with his dad, Mike, helped prepare him. They're pretty good at it. Trophies in their workshop are proof. They haven't forgotten their ini...

 

Iowa couple uses area resources to build small home

FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) — The house is made of soil, timber, straw and rock that John Freeberg and Susan Walch gathered on their land and assembled over the last six years. It is powered by the sun and its water pumped from a pond. Sitting atop a...

 

Cavern hunting: Appalachia's bid to rival the Gulf Coast

PITTSBURGH (AP) — For more than 400 million years — since salt, shale, and dolomite settled into a layer of rock that stretches from outcrops in upstate New York through the underground of Pennsylvania all the way to Michigan — the Salina...

 

Spokane residents share Japanese internment camp stories

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — "Seventy-five years ago, I lived in a horse stable." That's how 90-year-old Kay Yamamoto describes the summer of 1942. Yamamoto, a longtime Spokane resident, lived in the Yakima Valley with her Japanese immigrant parents when... Full story

 

Dig aims to unearth details of Emily Dickinson's life

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Sixty centimeters below the surface of the lawn, close to an area where a well supplied water to Emily Dickinson's home, a seemingly intact flowerpot dating to the 19th century is uncovered. Students in the Summer Field School...

 

Environmental center replicates Henry David Thoreau's cabin

RUPERT, Vt. (AP) — A dedication ceremony is planned for a recently constructed replica of Henry David Thoreau's forest cabin in Vermont. The dedication is set for July 12, the bicentennial birthday of the philosopher and author of "Walden." The...

 

Glen Campbell's last record "was therapeutic," says daughter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Glen Campbell's last record, "Adios," is a swan song for the ailing Grammy-winning performer and TV personality, but his daughter said the recording was also therapeutic for him as well. Campbell, known for his hits such as...

 

After 40 years, father and daughter meet for the 1st time

CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — A man is looking forward to celebrating Father's Day a week after his first meeting with his 40-year-old daughter, who tracked him down following decades of questions. Daughter Jyll Justamond says she was working with...

 

Woman crisscrosses West to fulfill acquaintance's last wish

SEATTLE (AP) — Nancy Zingheim barely knew Rita Poe when Poe approached her office at the Washington state RV park. Poe, a shy registered nurse, had a request for the RV park business manager: Could Zingheim help her with her will? Weeks later, the...

 

The AP interviewed Mildred Loving, who never wanted fame

MILFORD, Va. (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: On June 12, 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down as unconstitutional 16 state bans on interracial marriage. The ruling came in a lawsuit brought by Richard and Mildred Loving, a white man and...

 

Einstein letters on God, McCarthy, Israel go up for auction

JERUSALEM (AP) — A collection of letters written by Albert Einstein is set to go to auction next week, offering a new glimpse at the Nobel-winning physicist's views on God, McCarthyism and what was then the newly established state of Israel. The...

 

Groovy: Woodstock site gets national historic recognition

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The site of the 1969 Woodstock music festival is now officially recognized for its place in history. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) announced on Tuesday that Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in the Hudson Valley town...

 

Mexico protects ancient temple while hotel is built above

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Plans to expand a hotel in Mexico City have been put on hold after archaeologists unearthed a 1400s-era temple to the Aztec wind god Ehecatl and a ceremonial ball court under the property. The find could spark nightmares for any...

 

Rescuers chip fallen climber from ice on Alaska mountain

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man trying to climb North America's highest mountain fell 40 feet (12.2 meters) into a glacier crevasse and got wedged into the ice, forcing rescuers in Alaska to drop into the narrow hole one by one to chip him out....

 

Ex-major leaguer Piersall dies at 87; battled mental illness

BOSTON (AP) — Former major leaguer Jim Piersall, who bared his soul about his struggles with mental illness in his book "Fear Strikes Out," has died. He was 87. Piersall died Saturday at a care facility in Wheaton, Illinois, after a monthslong illn...

 

92-year-old woman sells oddities from her carnival business

ANDALUSIA, Ala. (AP) — If you went to the National Peanut Festival in the 1960s or 1970s and rode the rides, you may have crossed paths with Marilyn Portemont. She lived and breathed the carnival business for much of her life. Portemont and her...

 

9 campaigning to unseat Standing Rock Sioux chairman

FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) — Nine people are campaigning to unseat Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault. Archambault became a national public figure during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. He tells The Bismarck Tribune...

 

AP Explains: Iraq's slow grind to retake IS-held Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's fight to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group has been the largest and the longest operation against the extremists in the nearly three years since they overran a third of the country. Mosul is Iraq's second-largest city...

 

Friends recall only nurse killed by hostile fire in Vietnam

CLEVELAND (AP) — Minutes before 6 a.m., Army nurse Martha Green woke with a jolt to a thunderous explosion half a mile away. It was the steamy morning of June 8, 1969, and she was in her bed at Chu Lai base at the height of the Vietnam War....

 

Skydiver wearing a wingsuit crashes, dies in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The skydiver who fell to his death in a California vineyard was wearing a specialized jumpsuit that resembles a flying squirrel and undertaking an extreme but growing sport that can send people soaring through the air at...

 

Trial set for Amish community members over horse droppings

RUSSELLVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Members of an Amish community in Kentucky may take their cases to court after being cited for violating an ordinance requiring horses to wear bags to catch their droppings. The Bowling Green Daily News reports...

 

Alcoholics Anonymous sues for return of 12-step manuscript

NEW YORK (AP) — Alcoholics Anonymous is demanding the return of its 1939 original manuscript describing the "Twelve Step" program of recovery from alcoholism. Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc. in New York state court last Thursday sued an...

 

Bird-riding loses luster in South Africa's ostrich capital

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Clambering onto an ostrich for a ride used to be popular among tourists in a South African town known as the "ostrich capital of the world." Not so much anymore. Two major ostrich farms in the Oudtshoorn area have stopped offeri...

 

China conducts demolitions at Tibetan Buddhist study site

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities in southwestern Sichuan province have evicted followers and razed hundreds of homes at one of the world's largest centers of Tibetan Buddhist learning in a months-long operation that has drawn protests from...

 

Nicholas Sand, creator of famous Orange Sunshine LSD, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann may have invented LSD, and Timothy Leary was clearly its most prominent frontman. But it was a self-taught chemist and obscure-by-choice figure named Nicholas Sand who was the true wizard behind...

 

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