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Cake, coffee and wood-turning demos

MARQUETTE — Organizers expect another full day at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market Saturday, with live music, plenty of locally grown produce, as well as streusel and various other cakes made with homegrown and wild berries from For Goodness Cakes. “There is lots of variety available ...

Manhunt deepens after Barcelona attack

BARCELONA, Spain — Police shot and killed five people wearing fake bomb belts who staged a deadly car attack in a seaside resort in Spain’s Catalonia region today, just hours after a van plowed into pedestrians on a busy Barcelona promenade. Spanish authorities said the back-to-back ...

Trump defends Confederate statues, berates his critics

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Donald Trump burrowed deeper into the racially charged debate over Confederate memorials and lashed out at members of his own party in the latest controversy to engulf his ...

Golden glow gone amid scandal, USA Gymnastics faces change

ANAHEIM, Calif. — On the floor of the Honda Center, the USA Gymnastics championships are imbued with a sense of normalcy and routine. Of tumbling runs and coaching tweaks. Of blaring music and chalk dust. Of leaps and leotards. Of the search for who’s next. There is no sign of an ...

Market stir fry

With the summer produce available in abundance we are featuring it in a series of food demonstrations during the market. We have had Pesto making by Gabriel Caplett of Duke’s Farm and Market Stir fry by Leanne Hatfield assisted by Aleut Hatfield of Seeds and Spores Family Farm. This Saturday ...

World briefing

Victims a snapshot of the world PARIS (AP) — The dead and injured in Barcelona were a snapshot of the world — men, women and children from at least two dozen nations — testifying to the huge global appeal of the sun-kissed city with its bounty of must-visit sites and star-studded ...

Friend lacks follow-through

Dear Annie: After college, I moved across the country to New York City. Coming from a small university, only a few friends moved to the big city with me, and we took very different career paths. However, I felt OK about the move because one of my best friends from college, “Olivia,” was ...

National briefing

Search expands for helicopter HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday it was now searching up to 50 miles off Hawaii for five soldiers missing after their Black Hawk helicopter crashed during nighttime training. Swift and dynamic currents prompted the rapid expansion. About 24 ...

State briefing

MSU rejects white nationalist DETROIT (AP) — Michigan State University on Thursday denied a request by a group headed by white nationalist Richard Spencer to rent space on the campus for a September event, following rejections by other large schools. The East Lansing school said in a ...

Trump aide: No military solution in North Korea

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon says there’s no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, despite the president’s recent pledge to answer further aggression with “fire and fury.” In an interview ...

GOP leaders dance around Trump remarks

NEW YORK (AP) — One after another, the nation’s most powerful Republicans responded to President Donald Trump’s extraordinary remarks about white supremacists. Yet few mentioned the president. The Senate’s top Republican, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, condemned “hate and ...

Mass burials continue after mudslides in Sierra Leone

By CLARENCE ROY MACAULAY FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Mass burials continued today for the hundreds of victims of deadly mudslides in Sierra Leone’s capital as the threat of more rain loomed, hurting recovery efforts. Queen Elizabeth II expressed her sadness over the disaster that has ...

A new use for an old book?

Books have more uses than might be obvious. Sure, you can press flowers in a heavy one and set out the pretty ones as decoration. You can read the darn things. But have you tried turning a book into three-dimensional sculpture? The process can be quite simple; the result a beautiful ...

Wet weather brings garden problems

A season of rain is as trying as a season of drought. Excess rain creates gooey soil, which is no fun for planting if you are a human and no fun for growing if you are a plant. Roots need air, and day after day of rain can fill all the soil pores with water. The result: Roots have trouble ...

Sad about growing older

Dear Annie: I’m 81 years old. Of all the issues I read about regarding seniors, no one seems to acknowledge this one, and I just know I am not alone in this: the grief of trying to come to grips with the fact that I am old. First let me say that I live with my husband of 60 years; I have ...

Transforming your home office into a creative ‘sweet spot’

Desha Peacock believes that everyone should have their own space at home where they can do the work that brings them joy. The author of "Create the Style You Crave on a Budget You Can Afford: The Sweet Spot Guide to Home Decor" (Skyhorse Publishing, 2014) is out with a new book that focuses on ...

Louisiana’s favorite crustacean an invasive species in Michigan

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — News that Louisiana’s favorite crustacean has turned up as an invasive species in Michigan prompted a local tourism agency to create a pop-up crawfish festival in Michigan. A crew including a chef who farms crawfish left Lafayette, Louisiana, on Thursday morning for a ...

Road rage suspect waives hearing

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man charged with fatally shooting an 18-year-old woman during a road rage encounter has waived his preliminary hearing. That means 28-year-old David Desper, of Trainer, will head to trial. A formal arraignment is set for next week. Family and ...

Gore to speak at energy summit

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore has agreed to be the keynote speaker at a national clean energy summit in Las Vegas this fall. Former Nevada Democratic Sen. Harry Reid and Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval are co-hosting the Oct. 13 event. Reid launched the first summit 10 ...

State briefing

Humans remains found inside car BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 1970s car pulled from a pond this week in Michigan had human remains inside and may have been underwater for years. The discovery of the Buick sedan was made Tuesday in Saginaw County’s Buena Vista Township ...