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FILE - In this March 1968 file photo, New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver poses for a photo, location not known. Seaver, the galvanizing leader of the Miracle Mets 1969 championship team and a pitcher who personified the rise of expansion teams during an era of radical change for baseball, has died. He was 75. The Hall of Fame said Wednesday night, Sept. 2, 2020, that Seaver died on Aug. 31 from complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19. (AP Photo, File)
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September 03, 2020 - 1:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Seaver transformed a franchise and captivated a city, setting enduring standards as he whipped his powerful right arm overhead for the Miracle Mets and dirtied his right knee atop major league mounds for two decades. A consummate pro and pitching icon, he finished fulfilled...
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FILE - In this May 6, 2020, file photo, a temporary worker from Mexico plants strawberries on a farm in Mirabel, Quebec as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. The coronavirus pandemic has brought hard times for many farmers and has imperiled food security for many millions both in the cities and the countryside. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
September 01, 2020 - 4:45 am
The coronavirus pandemic has brought hard times for many farmers and has imperiled food security for many millions both in the cities and the countryside. United Nations experts are holding an online conference beginning Tuesday to brainstorm ways to help alleviate hunger and prevent the problems...
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A plume rises over a vineyard in unincorporated Napa County as the Hennessey Fire burns on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of blazes sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
August 30, 2020 - 11:28 am
HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — With an early harvest already underway, a wildfire a few miles west of John Bucher's ranch added new urgency to getting his pinot noir grapes off the vine. If flames didn't do any damage to the delicate fruit, ash and smoke certainly could. Bucher hired an extra crew, and...
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In this undated photo provided on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from right, holds a corn during his visit to a western coastal area in South Hwanghae province, North Korea, where Typhoon Bavi made landfall early Thursday, Aug. 27. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
August 27, 2020 - 8:31 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited a western coastal area hit by a typhoon and expressed relief the damage wasn’t worse, state media said Friday. The North’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper published photos of Kim examining rice paddies and corn and bean crops in...
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Rod Pierce walks through a cornfield damaged in the derecho earlier this month, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, near Woodward, Iowa. Pierce is among hundreds of Iowa farmers who are still puzzling over what to do next following the Aug. 10 derecho, a storm that hit several Midwestern states but was especially devastating in Iowa as it cut west to east through the state's midsection with winds of up to 140 mph. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 25, 2020 - 1:34 pm
WOODWARD, Iowa (AP) — Usually this time of year, someone could get lost in the tightly packed sea of corn that surrounds farmer Rod Pierce's house in central Iowa. But two weeks after a rare storm tore a 40-mile-wide (65-kilometer-wide) swath through Iowa, it's more like a lush, thick mat of...
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A tyre is used to mark the entrance to Firestone's garage in the town of Harbel, Liberia Saturday, July 18, 2020. The rubber industry in Liberia has gotten so bad that some farmers are cutting down their rubber trees with hopes of producing palm oil instead and Firestone recently announced plans to lay off 374 people with the company citing the impact of the global COVID-19 economic crisis among other factors. (AP Photo/Jonathan Paye-Layleh)
August 22, 2020 - 7:52 am
GBARNGA, Liberia (AP) — Christopher Reeves has farmed rubber for more than three decades in Liberia, selling his crop to the international tire-maker Firestone, which also operates the world’s largest rubber plantation here. Now Reeves, 61, and thousands of others working in Liberia's once-thriving...
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A waitress serves a glass of champagne at La Grande Georgette restaurant in front of the cathedral in Reims, the Champagne region, east of Paris, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Producers in France’s eastern Champagne region, headquarters of the global industry, say they’ve lost about 1.7 billion euros ($2 billion) in sales this year, as turnover fell by a third — a hammering unmatched in living memory, and worse than the Great Depression. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
August 18, 2020 - 10:52 am
PARIS (AP) — French Champagne producers decided Tuesday to put unprecedented limits on the quantity of grapes they’ll harvest this year in hopes of propping up prices and containing damage from the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, record amounts of grapes may need to be destroyed or sold to...
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Fumie Sato poses for picture in her backyard Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at her home in Yokohama, Japan. Hours after she heard Emperor Hirohito's Aug. 15 radio speech declaring Japan's defeat at her school ground in Manchuria, China, Sato had to be prepared for honorable suicide with her family, though her father decided his family must live. Two years later she almost became an orphan when her little sister died of illness after their mother and little brother took an earlier boat back to Japan. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
August 13, 2020 - 6:29 am
TOKYO (AP) — The last day of the Pacific War was also supposed to be Fumie Sato's last. After hearing Emperor Hirohito's Aug. 15, 1945, radio broadcast declaring Japan would soon be "enduring the unendurable” in defeat, her father, an Imperial Army officer in Manchuria, announced his family would...
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Iowa Department of Transportation workers help with tree debris removal as grain bins from the Archer Daniels Midland facility are seen severely damaged in Keystone, Iowa, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. A storm slammed the Midwest with straight line winds of up to 100 miles per hour on Monday, gaining strength as it plowed through Iowa farm fields, flattening corn and bursting grain bins still filled with tens of millions of bushels of last year’s harvest. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette via AP)
August 13, 2020 - 12:10 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers across a wide swath of Iowa are dealing with the heartbreaking aftermath of a rare wind storm that turned what was looking like a record corn crop into deep losses for many. The storm, known as a derecho, slammed the Midwest with straight line winds of up to 100...
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Laurie Berdahl stands in her front yard beginning to clean up downed limbs around her home, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Berdahl's home suffered only minor damage but like most of the city she was without power. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette via AP)
August 12, 2020 - 1:05 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of households in Iowa and Illinois remained without electricity Wednesday, two days after a rare wind storm that hit the Midwest devastated parts of the power grid, flattened valuable corn fields and killed two people. Much of Iowa and parts of several...
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