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FILE - This is a Sept. 2, 2016  file photo of  TV baker Paul Hollywood. Hollywood is the stay with hit TV show the Great British Bake Off, while Cookery writer Mary Berry announced Thursday Sept. 22, 2016  that she will quit as a judge on the hit TV baking competition, when it leaves the BBC next year for another channel. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)_

Mary Berry quits 'Great British Bake Off' to stay at BBC

"The Great British Bake Off" is losing one of its main ingredients. Cookery writer Mary Berry announced Thursday that she will quit as a judge on the hit TV baking competition when it leaves the BBC next year for another channel. Her co-judge, bread expert Paul Hollywood, said he would ...

Ohio attorney general opens his historic home to the public

The state attorney general is opening his personal residence to visitors as part of an Ohio history program. Republican Mike DeWine's historic home is the former home of Civil War journalist and vice presidential candidate Whitelaw Reid. It's located in Cedarville, about 60 miles southwest of Columbus. Reid ran with ...

FILE - This June 6, 2013 file photo, the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. A House intelligence committee report on NSA leaker Edward Snowden says he’s not a whistleblower and that the vast majority of the documents he stole were military and defense secrets that had nothing to do with Americans’ privacy.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Congressional report slams NSA leaker Edward Snowden

A House intelligence committee report issued Thursday condemned Edward Snowden, saying the National Security Agency leaker is not a whistleblower and that the vast majority of the documents he stole were defense secrets that had nothing to do with privacy. The Republican-led committee released a three-page unclassified summary of its ...

Miss Connecticut Alyssa Taglia shows her shoe during the 2017 Miss America pageant "Show Us Your Shoes" parade Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, in Atlantic City. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Miss America shoe parade hits the Atlantic City Boardwalk

Contestants vying for the Miss America title have displayed some fancy footwear along a New Jersey boardwalk. The traditional "Show Us Your Shoes" parade on Saturday featured 52 Miss America hopefuls riding down Atlantic City's boardwalk in convertibles, each sporting creatively decorated shoes to evoke their home state. The shoes ...

In this Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 photo a couple waits outside a restaurant in Boston's Chinatown neighborhood. Artist Wen-ti Tsen, who plans to install life-sized portraits on the street around the neighborhood beginning Sept. 10, says they're meant to underscore how the city's building boom is displacing longtime residents and businesses in the historic downtown enclave. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Gentrification focus of new public art in Boston's Chinatown

A public art project in Boston's Chinatown highlights the effect of development on the lively, historic downtown neighborhood. Life-size portraits of residents through the neighborhood's long history are going up in plazas and on street corners for about a week starting Sept. 10. Among the dozen sets of cutouts are ...

Indiana delays start of 317 area code's 10-digit dialing

State regulators are giving central Indiana residents who live in the 317 telephone area code another month before they must begin using 10 digits when dialing. Ten-digit dialing had been set to become mandatory in the 317 area code on Sept. 17, but the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has moved ...

Funny money: Inmates called to pick up fake $100s by road

Some Mississippi inmates were picking peas in a garden when they got a call to clean up money scattered along a roadside. It seemed too good to be true — and it was. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2coNkRW ) the fake currency, found Saturday, made for use in ...

EPA to brief Indianapolis residents on lead cleanup project

A federal agency that's preparing to clean up lead-tainted soil around dozens of Indianapolis homes will brief residents on the project next week. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans a Thursday meeting at the Oasis of Hope Baptist Church to outline its estimated $5 million cleanup of up to 100 ...

Indiana owner of Wright house sues over historic designation

The owner of a northeastern Indiana home designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright is suing Fort Wayne officials over the home's historic designation. Richard Herber sued Fort Wayne's city council and its historic preservation commission last week in federal court. He's asking a judge to remove his home's historic ...

This undated image provided by Bialetti shows an original Moka Express coffeemaker. The Moka Express was invented in 1933 by Alfonso Bialetti and it is in the permanent collections of a number of museums, prized for its simple but unique design and clever engineering. (Bialetti via AP)

Flowery teapots in museums, sure, but how about a coffeepot?

It's not unusual to see teapots on display in museums, celebrated for their beauty and craftsmanship. Often they're centuries-old artifacts, with fussy floral designs or painted scenes on porcelain or china, or silver teapots with intricate engravings or metalwork. But what about coffeepots? They tend to be more utilitarian than ...

Small, historic house moved to University of Evansville

A home created by Frank Lloyd Wright's first apprentice has been moved to the University of Evansville campus. The Peters-Margedant House is now located behind the university's Koch Center for Engineering and Computer Science, the Evansville Courier & Press (http://bit.ly/2bDyBBE ) reported. It moved Thursday from its original location about ...

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Strong quake rattles central Italy: "The town isn't here"

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, levelling buildings in several towns as residents slept. The mayor of hard-hit Amatrice said: "The town isn't here anymore." The quake struck just after 3:30 a.m. and was felt across a broad section of central Italy, including the capital Rome where ...

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