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Violence meets well-traveled reporter in Cincinnati hometown

CINCINNATI (AP) — Over four decades with The Associated Press, I have many times thrown clothes into a bag, withdrawn a wad of cash, and stuffed my laptop case with notebooks and pens before rushing by car or plane to a terrible event in someone else’s hometown, state or ...

Lottery

The winning numbers selected Sunday in the Pennsylvania lottery were: Day Pick 2: 6-6 Wild: 8 Day Pick 3: 5-9-5 Wild: 8 Day Pick 4: 0-4-1-9 Wild: 8 Day Pick 5: 2-1-0-9-2 Wild: 8 Night Pick 2: 6-8 Wild: 5 Night Pick 3: 2-2-6 Wild: 5 Night ...

People potpourri

Monday, Sept. 17 ¯Hope Burd, of Mifflintown, celebrates her birthday today.

Roads may pave way to denuclearization

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Reunification Highway runs all the way from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang to the Demilitarized Zone that divides the North from South Korea, 170 kilometers (100 miles) away. It starts under a giant concrete arch depicting two women in traditional gowns ...

Typhoon pounds China after mud buries dozens in Philippines

HONG KONG (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China after lashing the Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that caused landslides feared to have buried dozens. More than 2.4 million people had been evacuated in southern China’s Guangdong province by Sunday evening to ...

Fans of ‘The Americans’ hope for Emmy win

NEW YORK (AP) — In the end, after six seasons of murder most foul, high-stakes espionage and international intrigue, it somehow felt perfect that the climactic scene of “The Americans” should happen in the most mundane of places: a parking garage. There was no bloodshed, and not a ...

‘The Predator’ tops the food chain at the box office in opening weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Predator” is at the top of the food chain in its first weekend in theaters. 20th Century Fox said Sunday that the film earned an estimated $24 million from more than 4,000 North American theaters. But with an $88 million production price tag, the Shane ...

Squirrels chomp crops, driving farmers nuts

There’s a bumper crop of squirrels in New England, and the frenetic critters are frustrating farmers by chomping their way through apple orchards, pumpkin patches and corn fields. The varmints are fattening themselves for winter while destroying the crops with bite marks. Robert Randall, ...

Wisconsin to hit highest loss of dairy farms

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is on pace for losing the most dairy farms this year since 2013. The state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says Wisconsin lost 47 dairy farms in August alone, the Wisconsin Public Radio reported . There were fewer than 8,400 licensed ...

Florence likely to expose gaps in flood insurance

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of Americans with flood insurance is on the rise, yet Hurricane Florence is likely to make it painfully clear that too many homeowners in the Carolinas and other vulnerable regions remain unprotected. An analysis of federal flood insurance records by The ...