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Some Folklore Tales Told About Johnny Appleseed

Some tales told in folklore accounts about the man known as Johnny Appleseed: — Wore his cooking pot as a hat to save having to carry it while traveling. — Extinguished a fire he had built when he realized mosquitoes drawn to the flames were dying. He didn’t want to kill...

Exhibit On Real Johnny Appleseed Will Hit The Road

CINCINNATI (AP) — If you picture Johnny Appleseed as a loner wearing a tin pot for a hat and flinging apple seeds while meandering through the countryside, experts say you’re wrong. They’re hoping that a traveling exhibit funded by an anonymous donation to a western...

Driver Who Said Book Blocked Bullet Fights Firing

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A white bus driver who told authorities a religious book in his shirt pocket blocked bullets as he was attacked by three black men is appealing his firing from his southwestern Ohio job. The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority’s executive director...
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Majka wins 14th Tour stage; Nibali extends lead

Poland’s Rafal Majka crosses the finish line to win the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 177 kilometers (110 miles) with start in Grenoble and finish in Risoul, France, Saturday, July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani) Poland’s Rafal Majka...
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Storms hold off, McIlroy holds off all challengers

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates after playing an eagle on the 16th hole during the third day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Saturday July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super) Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland...
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US communities diverge on child migrant response

Demonstrators hold signs and flags outside the Mexican Consulate on Friday, July 18, 2014, in Houston. The sharp contrast in how Americans are reacting to the immigrant influx mirrors the divisiveness seen in Congress as the nation’s leaders attempt to find solutions to...
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Police: Mom, grandparents nearly starved boy, 7

Buy AP Photo Reprints GREENVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A 7-year-old boy was nearly starved to death, suffered regular beatings and resorted to catching insects to eat during brief times he was allowed outside, police said in charging his mother and grandparents with assault and...
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Rallies planned after in-custody death of NYC man

Jewel Miller, seated left, is comforted by a friend as she and her three-month-old daughter Legacy sit next to a memorial scene for Legacy’s father, Eric Garner, on Friday, July 18, 2014. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is promising a full investigation into the death of...
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At dreary Open, Fowler takes aim at leader McIlroy

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland kneels under an umbrella as he waits to play on the 4th green during the third day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Saturday July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super) Rory McIlroy of Northern...