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  • NY apple growers expect above-average harvest

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Apple-picking season is underway in New York and growers are expecting another good year, following 2013's record crop. New York Farm Bureau spokesman Steve Ammerman tells The Saratogian (http://bit.ly/1tUlfCy ) that growers in the state are expected to harvest more than 30...

  • W. Indiana man leads boycott of gun-banning stores

    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Western Indiana gun enthusiasts are boycotting businesses that don't allow firearms inside. Steve Ellis, owner of Top Guns gun store in Terre Haute, launched the "No Guns = No Money" Facebook support page on Aug. 22. By Monday, it had about 1,100 "likes." Ellis says he...

  • Parents of ill UK boy fight extradition from Spain

    LONDON (AP) — The parents say they want to give their 5 year-old-boy with a brain tumor the best chance to live with a revolutionary new treatment they learned about on the Internet. Their British hospital says the boy has a 70 percent to 80 percent chance of survival with the treatment it...

  • Regional body to help restore stability in Lesotho

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Southern Africa's regional body said Monday it will send an envoy and an observer team to Lesotho to help restore stability and security in the mountainous kingdom where military actions over the weekend caused the prime minister to flee. The Southern African Development...

  • Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama says he'll press Congress to raise the minimum wage in the same way he courted his wife — never taking no for an answer. Obama brought a buoyant Labor Day message to Wisconsin, telling union members on Monday that he sees, quote, "engines are revving a...

  • 2 teens injured after falling out of carnival ride

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Two teenagers are recovering after being injured when they fell out of a carnival ride at a West Texas church bazaar. Police in El Paso say the "Sidewinder" — a swinging pendulum ride with two gondolas at each end — was in motion Sunday night at the Saint Anthony's Bazaar...

  • Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama says he'll press Congress to raise the minimum wage in the same way he courted his wife — never taking no for an answer. Obama brought a buoyant Labor Day message to Wisconsin, telling union members on Monday that he sees, quote, "engines are revving a...

  • Scott and Crist bash each other at campaign events

    PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — Florida's two main rivals for governor kicked their campaigns into gear on Monday as both Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist lashed out at each other in an effort to ramp up enthusiasm among core voters. Scott, the Republican incumbent seeking a second term,...

  • Uruguay says Guantanamo prisoner not imminent

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The transfer of six men held at the Guantanamo Bay prison to Uruguay may not be imminent after all. In July, the Pentagon gave Congress required 30-day notice that it intended to send six prisoners to the South American country. Uruguayan President Jose Mujica said he...

  • New $1B power line to improve South Texas service

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Construction continues on a new $1 billion electricity line in South Texas that officials said will not only improve service in the state's Rio Grande Valley but also allow energy generated in South Texas to be delivered to the rest of the state. The project was approved...

  • Key West installs plaque honoring Diana Nyad

    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A bronze plaque honoring endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has been installed on the Florida Keys beach where last year she successfully ended a 53-hour swim from Havana without a shark cage. Nyad staggered ashore at Smathers Beach in Key West on Sept. 2, 2013, after swimming...

  • Battle-hit Ukraine village picks up the pieces

    HRABSKE, Ukraine (AP) — Alexander Bespalko and his son lifted parts from a burned-out Ukrainian armored personnel carrier in a village ravaged by the past week's battles. With homes destroyed and livelihoods lost, residents in the village of Hrabske must scrape for a living and at least scrap...

  • Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over insurgents by ending the siege of a Shiite town. Nouri al-Maliki made the comments...

  • Big Labor: Eat only 'union-made' for Labor Day BBQ

    Make that Labor Day barbecue a union-made feast, says the AFL-CIO, which provides a list of labor-made hot dogs, beer and ice cream.

  • Solar power set to double for seventh straight year

    While solar's slice of the U.S. electricity pie is still small -- it accounted for just 0.2 percent of total generation in 2013 -- the electric utility industry is viewing it as a disruptive force.



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