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    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — LSU AgCenter scientists say Italian ryegrass found in Louisiana has developed resistance to herbicide. Daniel Stephenson said seed from fields in Tensas Parish was used to grow the plant and confirm its resistance to glyphosate. Italian ryegrass is widespread in...

  • DC business brews culture of kombucha fans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a back room of Washington's Union Kitchen, Andreas Schneider and his co-workers fill 12-ounce glass bottles with a citrus-colored beverage. A few weeks ago, the drink in the bottle was merely sweetened tea in a large plastic barrel. That was before it spent time under a...

  • Del. appliance store has local and global outreach

    LEWES, Del. (AP) — Among the myriad of modern appliances in Gary Chorman's showroom, it was a 1928 Maytag butter churn and washing machine combo that brought a customer to near tears. "My grandmother had that in her old kitchen," said Fenwick Island resident Shirley Hollie. "The fridge and...

  • Dealer wanted in US for art fraud nabbed in Spain

    MADRID (AP) — A Spanish businessman suspected of having dealt in millions of dollars of fake art has been arrested during Easter festivities in southern Spain, officials said Sunday. Art dealer Jose Carlos Bergantinos Diaz, who is wanted for fraud in the United States, was arrested Friday at...

  • Transcript of SKorea ship sinking: 'We can't move'

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The following is a portion of the transcript released Sunday by the South Korean coast guard of the conversation between the ferry that sank Wednesday and the Jindo Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) on Jindo island. The ferry Sewol issued its distress call to...

  • New portrait unveiled for British queen's birthday

    LONDON (AP) — A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by renowned British photographer David Bailey has been unveiled to mark the monarch's 88th birthday. The black-and-white photograph, taken at Buckingham Palace in March, shows the queen smiling broadly. Bailey described his subject as a "very...

  • Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck? Evacuations can be chaotic and dangerous, and an important...

  • Thousands celebrate Easter in Holy Land

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of pilgrims from around the world are celebrating Easter in the Holy Land, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago. Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal led Mass at the Holy Sepulcher church in Jerusalem...

  • Pope's Easter Message 'Urbi et Orbi'

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The following is the text of the Vatican's official English-language translation of Pope Francis' Easter Sunday "Urbi et Orbi" (Latin for 'to the city and to the world') read by him in Italian from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica. "Dear Brothers and Sisters,...

  • Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — With little to celebrate, Nigerians marked Easter Sunday with heightened security against a spreading Islamic uprising, mourning the deaths of at least 75 bomb blast victims and fearful of the fate of 85 abducted schoolgirls. The homegrown terrorist network Boko Haram on...

  • Palestinian rock throwers arrested at holy site

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police entered the compound of Jerusalem's holiest site to disperse Palestinians who were throwing rocks at them on Sunday, as thousands of tourists packed the Old City for the Easter and Passover holidays. The compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, is the...

  • AP NewsAlert

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian military, police say least 10 soldiers killed in mountain ambush by militants.

  • Alaska's unemployment rate was 6.6 percent

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — State labor officials say Alaska's unemployment rate in March was 6.6 percent. That's up a tenth of a percentage point from February. The national umemployment rate for March was 6.7 percent. Labor officials that the national rate continues to creep downward, and it's...

  • Aesthetics-minded Americans decry Paris love locks

    PARIS (AP) — Without love, what is Paris? And yet what is a trip to Paris without unfettered vistas of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Notre Dame from bridges over the River Seine? Concerns about scenery are clashing with sentimentality in this reputed City of Love over a profusion of...

  • Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear. But they couldn't get there quickly enough. No one can move that fast....



From the Weekly Standard

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    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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