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Conception’s surviving crew members describe harrowing escape from burning boat

iStock(SANTA CRUZ, Calif.) — The crew of the Conception immediately knew they were in trouble. The fire that killed 34 people early Monday fully engulfed the ship in minutes, according to the Conception’s surviving crew members, who described a harrowing and horrific scene in the critical moments after their boat caught fire. One crew member …

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Black bear attacks on humans are rare but often begin as scuffles with dogs, experts say

iStock(NEW YORK) — Predatory attacks on humans by black bears are extremely rare, but experts are offering insight as to how some of them may start after a woman was killed in Canada by a black bear while searching for her dogs. A “disproportionate number” of attacks by bears on human are related to dogs, …

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LA Police work to track down owners of stolen art

iStock(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles police department has launched a program to track down stolen art. Operation Demetra, named after a similar European task force, was launched in June after an auction house contacted police to say they had received a few paintings they suspected were stolen. The LAPD was able to link the …

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Virginia college offers free tuition, housing to students in Bahamas displaced by Hurricane Dorian

iStock(HAMPTON, Va.) — Hampton University is lending a hand to students in the Bahamas displaced by Hurricane Dorian. The Hampton, Virginia, school is offering University of Bahamas students free tuition and free housing for the fall semester after the storm battered the island for nearly two days, according to a statement from the university. The …

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US woman faces human trafficking charges after allegedly hiding baby in bag at Philippine airport

iStock(NEW YORK) — A Utah woman is now facing a possible life sentence in the Philippines after she allegedly tried to sneak a baby out of the country in a closed bag at the airport in Manila, according to authorities. Jennifer Talbot, 43, had passed through immigration on Wednesday but she was stopped at a …

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Mississippi deputy shot in head after high-speed chase

iStock(CANTON, Miss.) — A deputy in Canton, Mississippi, was fighting for his life Thursday after being shot in the head following a high-speed chase. The incident started after police received a call around 7:15 a.m. that a man had been abducted and tied up in a home in northeast Madison County, the local Sheriff Randy …

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General Mills plans to reduce pesticide use, expand organic acreage

General Mills says it plans to reduce synthetic pesticide use in its supply chain.  In an online report, the company lists regenerative agriculture, integrated pest management practices, organic acreage expansion, and increasing pollinator habitat as tools to reduce chemical use.  So far, more than 136-thousand acres are part of their integrated pest management program this …

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Minnesota soy farmer surprised by white mold pressure

A west-central Minnesota farmer is surprised by the amount of white mold in his soybeans. Chad Willis of Willmar says the unique growing season has kept him on his toes. “I’m starting to see some white mold show up. Personally, I didn’t think it would be that bad this year with the shorter soybeans. But …

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NFU members motivated for upcoming DC fly-in

Face to face meetings with National Farmers Union members and lawmakers in D.C. take place next week for the NFU annual fly in. Rob Larew, NFU public policy director, tells Brownfield Ag News top of mind is the trade war with China, and other trade issues, “The trade war and the implications of that is …

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North, South American genetics differ on maturities, traits

Bringing soybean genetics from a hemisphere away has meant changes for company trying to find its footing in the U.S. Brownfield’s Tom Steever reports from Gibson City, Illinois. Ignacio Bartolome tells Brownfield the expansion of the DONMARIO Seed footprint into the U.S. means different maturities and traits than in his native Argentina where the company’s …

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Democrat senators urge EPA to stop waiver “abuse”

Democrat senators are urging the EPA to stop awarding small refinery waivers to big oil companies. Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown joined Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, Minnesota Senator Tina Smith, and Senate colleagues to send a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler this week. “We’re calling on the EPA to stop the abuse of these waivers,” …

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CVS, Walgreens and others want gun-free stores in the wake of recent mass shootings

iStock(NEW YORK) — Three major companies on Thursday joined a growing list of businesses asking customers not to openly carry firearms into their stores. CVS, Walgreens and Wegmans Food Markets were the latest companies to make the request in the wake of numerous mass shootings in the U.S. In CVS’s statement, the company said that …

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Tourism industry, celebrities offer aid after Hurricane Dorian pummels the Bahamas

iStock(NEW YORK) — The Red Cross estimates 76,000 people in the Bahamas have been affected by Hurricane Dorian. Many reside on the battered Abaco Islands and the island of Grand Bahama. Food, clean water, shelter, health and sanitation services are critical needs in the hurricane’s aftermath. Businesses and celebrities are making commitments to assist the …

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Girlfriend of estranged husband of missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos turns herself in

iStock(NEW CANAAN, Conn.) — The girlfriend of Jennifer Dulos’ estranged husband turned herself in to police in connection with the Connecticut mom’s disappearance. Michelle Troconis surrendered to state police in Connecticut on Thursday, a day after her boyfriend, Fotis Dulos, was arrested and charged with tampering with evidence in a case linked to his estranged …

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Girlfriend of estranged husband of missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos turns herself in

iStock(NEW CANAAN, Conn.) — The girlfriend of Jennifer Dulos’ estranged husband turned herself in to police in connection with the Connecticut mom’s disappearance. Michelle Troconis surrendered to state police in Connecticut on Thursday, a day after her boyfriend, Fotis Dulos, was arrested and charged with tampering with evidence in a case linked to his estranged …

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Brick of cocaine washes ashore in Florida after Hurricane Dorian

iStock(MELBOURNE, Fla.) — Hurricane Dorian’s powerful waves washed up thousands of dollars’ worth of cocaine on Florida shores, officials said. Police in Melbourne, a city southeast of Orlando, found a brick of cocaine on Tuesday after a passerby noticed a suspicious package that appeared to have washed ashore and alerted authorities, according to Cherly Mall, …

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Company plans to release plant-based shrimp product

iStock(NEW YORK) — The new trend of plant-based food products has a new addition: shrimp. Tyson Foods announced its investment in New Wave Foods, which focuses on producing plant-based shellfish, and plans to have a shrimp alternative ready for foodservice operators in early 2020, according to a press release. The “shrimp” is made with sustainably …

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he’d ‘rather be dead in a ditch’ than delay Brexit

iStock(LONDON) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whose younger brother resigned from Parliament on Wednesday over the issue of leaving the EU, said he’d “rather be dead in a ditch” than go to ask Brussels for a delay to Brexit. Johnson was asked by a reporter if he could promise not to delay Brexit after …

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Couple wounded in El Paso shooting sues Walmart for lack of security

iStock(EL PASO, Texas) — A Texas couple injured in the mass shooting last month at an El Paso Walmart has sued the superstore on grounds it failed to provide adequate security to prevent the attack. El Paso residents Guillermo and Jessica Garcia were shopping with their two children on Aug. 3 when they were shot …

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Ethanol production down, stocks at multi-week high

U.S. ethanol production pulled back last week. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says production averaged 1.013 million barrels a day, down 25,000 on the week and 74,000 on the year. Several ethanol plants have reportedly closed because of margins and the industry is pushing for changes to EPA policy on small refinery exemption waivers. Stocks …

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