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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama this past Friday expanded a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating a safe zone for tuna, sea turtles and thousands of other species in what will be the world's largest marine protected area. Obama's proclamation quadrupled in size a monument...
GENEVA (AP) -- Excessive weight, obesity, aging and population growth drove a nearly four-fold increase in worldwide cases of diabetes over the last quarter-century, affecting 422 million people in 2014, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday. In a new report on diabetes, the U.N. health...
The revelations in the Panama Papers could add to the populist outrage in the U.S. presidential race by confirming many of the fears of Bernie Sanders supporters on the left and contributing to the distrust that drives people to Donald Trump on the right. So far, the 11.5 million leaked documents...
The coral on the South Pacific sea floor around Kiritimati (more commonly known as Christmas Island) looked like a boneyard in November - stark, white and lifeless. But there was still some hope. In April, color returned with fuzzy reds and browns, but that's not good news. Algae has overtaken the...
NEW YORK (AP) -- The government hack of an iPhone used by a San Bernardino killer serves as a reminder that phones and other electronic devices aren't impenetrable vaults. While most people aren't targets of the NSA, FBI or a foreign government, hackers are looking to steal the financial and...
BOSTON (AP) -- The more hits to the head an amateur football player takes, the greater the risk that he will be depressed, have difficulty making decisions or develop other forms of cognitive impairment as an adult, a preliminary study suggests. The study by Boston University researchers published...
Sheep Shawl
Visitors to Holton’s Town Square on Saturday, Oct. 11, will have the opportunity to view the process of turning alpaca fiber into an article of clothing — or from “Sheep to Shawl,” as the process is known.   Sarah DeVader of Sarah’s En­chanted Cottage on the west side of the Square is putting the “...
The Staples Motley School District held a task force meeting on Oct. 27 to get community input on creating a plan for the school’s facilities. Thirtyfour community members, including school board members, school staff and representatives from different areas of the school district, met at Faith....
This year, business interest in the Upstate has the potential to exceed previous years. Year-to-date 53 companies have visitedthe Upstate area with project interests, according Clay Andrews, director of investor and public relations manager at Upstate S.C. Alliance. “I think Greer is sort of right...

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