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  • County bill sparks debate over tourism on farms

    County bill sparks debate over tourism on farms
    Hay rides, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and petting zoos are common autumn sights at farms in Maryland. But efforts to provide legislative protections in Baltimore County for such agricultural attractions — and more — are drawing criticism from...
  • Blotter: Woman strikes officer in Lake Forest

    Blotter: Woman strikes officer in Lake Forest
    A 59-year-old Lake Bluff man was arrested at 5:54 p.m. Oct. 1 at the scene of an accident on Waukegan Road at Deerpath Road. He was charged with DUI and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. A 22-year-old Chicago man was arrested at 11:39 p.m....
  • Clarke-Reed seeking re-election in race against Brighton

    Clarke-Reed seeking re-election in race against Brighton
    A political newcomer with a career in the nonprofit sector is challenging incumbent Gwendolyn Clarke-Reed for the Florida House District 92 seat. Clarke-Reed, D-Deerfield Beach, has held the seat since 2008. Kenny Brighton, R-Deerfield Beach, hasn't...
  • Health-O-Ween: Eating healthy on Halloween

    Health-O-Ween: Eating healthy on Halloween
    Nothing says Halloween like a pillowcase stuffed with candy bars or a plastic jack-o-lantern clattering with lollipops. More than 40 million miniature pirates, ghosts and witches take the streets annually during the trick-or-treating season to collect...
  • BLM: Act now to protect grouse or lose development rights later

    WASHINGTON The federal government's plan to protect a plump, chickenlike bird, the greater sage grouse, is not yet final, but one agency is already critical in the effort. The stewardship of 50 million acres of sagebrush country managed by the Bureau...
  • Farms angry at Labor Department crackdown on suspected worker abuses

    OAKLAND, Calif. An attempted crackdown on minimum wage and child labor violations at berry farms in the Pacific Northwest has sparked a backlash that threatens one of the U.S. Labor Department's most potent tools for enforcing protections for farmworkers....
  • Family farms produce 80 percent of world's food, speculators seek land

    ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Despite renewed interest in industrial agriculture by investment banks and sovereign wealth funds, more than 80 percent of the world's food is still produced by family farmers, according to new U.N. research published...
  • Alibaba affiliate Alipay rebranded Ant in new financial services push

    Alibaba affiliate Alipay rebranded Ant in new financial services push
    BEIJING - Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Thursday it has changed the name of its Alipay financial services affiliate to Ant Financial Services Group as it steps up its push into the financial services industry. Alibaba has been...
  • Exclusive - U.S. farmers seen cutting fertilizer use as crop prices slide

    (Reuters) - U.S. farmers are cutting back on spreading fertilizer this autumn in response to a drop in crop prices to multi-year lows and a delayed harvest, dealers say, warning of a pullback that will be felt from grain markets to Canadian potash mines....
  • Abu Dhabi Becomes Textbook Case on How to Build Showbiz From Scratch

    Abu Dhabi -- which recently lured shoots of the new "Fast & Furious" and "Star Wars" installments and Bollywood's "Bang Bang," while also spawning road movie "From A to B" -- the first Emirati pic ever to open the Abu Dhabi Film Festival -- is fast...
  • Thomas Nelson named top 5 in 'Best for Vets'

    Thomas Nelson Community College ranked fifth in the Military Times' Best for Vets Career and Technical Colleges listing. The rankings evaluated schools that responded to the military-orientated publication's survey of more than 100 questions and...