• NWTF celebrates 39 years

    EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation celebrated its 39th anniversary. Founded March 28, 1973, in Fredericksburg, Va., the NWTF has a long history as North America’s most successful upland wildlife conservation organization. Thanks to many dedicated volunteers and partnerships with state and federal …

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  • Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs dies at 88 in Tenn.

    Earl Scruggs NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It is impossible to overstate the importance of Earl Scruggs to American music. A pioneering banjo player who helped create modern country music, his sound is instantly recognizable and as intrinsically wrapped in the tapestry of the genre as Johnny …

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  • Student has ‘alternative’ spring break

    MOUNT VERNON, Iowa — Spring break this for one Arkansas native isn’t about relaxing but helping those less fortunate. Sarah Haughenbury of Clinton is one of nearly 70 Cornell College students taking part in the college’s annual “Alternative Spring Break.” This is the eighth year …

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  • US Army hosting online career fair

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Civilian Corps of the U.S. Army Medical Command is hosting a virtual career fair to continue its efforts of creating awareness of medical career opportunities available for civilian healthcare professionals. The interactive virtual career fair may be accessed now through Friday …

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  • For long-unemployed, hiring bias rears its head

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Few job seekers who fail to get an interview know the reason, but Michelle Chesney-Offutt said a recruiter told her why she lost the chance to pitch for an information technology position. The 54-year-old, who had been laid off from her …

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  • USGS investigates booms near Wis. city

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A minor earthquake occurred this week near the eastern Wisconsin city where researchers have been investigating a series of unexplained booming sounds, federal geologists said Thursday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 1.5-magnitude earthquake struck Tuesday just after midnight in Clintonville, a …

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  • Audit: Gas lines tied to fracking lack oversight

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Government auditors say federal officials know nothing about thousands of miles of pipelines that carry natural gas released through the drilling method known as fracking, and need to step up oversight to make sure they are running safely. Amid the gas-drilling …

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  • Judge puts man in chokehold

    HONOLULU (AP) — It got personal for a judge in Honolulu when he put a man in a chokehold for jumping onto his bench and breaking a flagpole bearing the state flag, authorities said. District Judge Lono Lee knocked down Steven Michael Hauge and restrained …

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  • Move-in before marriage no longer predicts divorce

    ATLANTA (AP) — Nearly half of first marriages break up within 20 years, a new government study finds. With those odds, you might wonder: Would we be better off living together first? The new research, part of a marriage survey of 22,000 men and women, …

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  • Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords

    SEATTLE — When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual questions about experience and references. So he was astonished when the interviewer asked for something else: his Facebook username and password. Bassett, a New York City statistician, had just finished answering …

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  • Hundreds rally for teen shot dead

    NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of a black teenager shot to death by a Hispanic neighborhood watch captain in Florida told demonstrators in New York they will keep fighting to get justice for their son. “My son did not deserve to die,” Tracy Martin …

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  • 7.4 quake shakes Mexico; 100s of homes damaged

    MEXICO CITY — A strong 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit southern Mexico on Tuesday, damaging some 800 homes near the epicenter and swaying tall buildings and spreading fear and panic hundreds of miles away in the capital of Mexico City. One of the strongest to shake Mexico …

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