<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - ap]]> http://gazette.com/rss/ap Sat, 04 Jul 2015 04:20:42 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Would Greek exit help or hurt Europe's currency union?]]> http://gazette.com/would-greek-exit-help-or-hurt-europes-currency-union/article/feed/249319?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/would-greek-exit-help-or-hurt-europes-currency-union/article/feed/249319?custom_click=rss

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — With aid negotiations off and ATMs running out of money, it's not speculation any more. Greece could leave the euro. And soon.

What would that mean for the Greek people and for the European Union's 16-year-old shared currency — the crown jewel of a six-decade-old project in binding Europe's countries closer together?

For Greece, the short-term pain and turmoil could be extreme whereas the currency union would likely survive the initial shock.

The longer-term costs — and any possible benefits — could take years to become apparent.

Ironically, a few experts think one of the most devastating outcomes for the euro would be if Greece leaves and, against all expectation, thrives.

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]]> FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — With aid negotiations off and ATMs running out of money, it's not speculation any more. Greece could leave the euro. And soon.

What would that mean for the Greek people and for the European Union's 16-year-old shared currency — the crown jewel of a six-decade-old project in binding Europe's countries closer together?

For Greece, the short-term pain and turmoil could be extreme whereas the currency union would likely survive the initial shock.

The longer-term costs — and any possible benefits — could take years to become apparent.

Ironically, a few experts think one of the most devastating outcomes for the euro would be if Greece leaves and, against all expectation, thrives.]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:15:44 -0600 <![CDATA[Murder complaints filed over capsized Philippine ferry]]> http://gazette.com/murder-complaints-filed-over-capsized-philippine-ferry/article/feed/249325?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/murder-complaints-filed-over-capsized-philippine-ferry/article/feed/249325?custom_click=rss

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police in a central Philippine city said Saturday that they have filed murder complaints against the owner and the crew of a ferry that capsized shortly after pulling out of port, leaving more than 50 people dead.

The complaints were filed with the local prosecutor late Friday as the 36-ton M/B Kim Nirvana was lifted from the water, said Senior Inspector Rio Tan of the Ormoc City police. The local prosecutor will review the complaints to determine whether there is enough evidence to file charges.

At least 59 people died and 145 survived Thursday's disaster, including all 18 crew members, said regional coast guard commander Capt. Pedro Tinampay.

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]]> MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police in a central Philippine city said Saturday that they have filed murder complaints against the owner and the crew of a ferry that capsized shortly after pulling out of port, leaving more than 50 people dead.

The complaints were filed with the local prosecutor late Friday as the 36-ton M/B Kim Nirvana was lifted from the water, said Senior Inspector Rio Tan of the Ormoc City police. The local prosecutor will review the complaints to determine whether there is enough evidence to file charges.

At least 59 people died and 145 survived Thursday's disaster, including all 18 crew members, said regional coast guard commander Capt. Pedro Tinampay.]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:15:43 -0600 <![CDATA[Egypt's president visits troops in embattled north Sinai]]> http://gazette.com/egypts-president-visits-troops-in-embattled-north-sinai/article/feed/249331?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/egypts-president-visits-troops-in-embattled-north-sinai/article/feed/249331?custom_click=rss

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has travelled to the troubled northern part of the Sinai Peninsula to inspect troops, after Islamic State-linked militants struck a deadly blow against the military this week in a coordinated assault.

An official close to the president says el-Sissi met members of the army and police Saturday, speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to release the information otherwise.

The army said 17 soldiers and over 100 militants were killed in Wednesday's brazen attack, although before the release of its official statement, several senior security officials from multiple branches of Egypt's forces in Sinai had said that scores more troops also died in the fi

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]]> CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has travelled to the troubled northern part of the Sinai Peninsula to inspect troops, after Islamic State-linked militants struck a deadly blow against the military this week in a coordinated assault.

An official close to the president says el-Sissi met members of the army and police Saturday, speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to release the information otherwise.

The army said 17 soldiers and over 100 militants were killed in Wednesday's brazen attack, although before the release of its official statement, several senior security officials from multiple branches of Egypt's forces in Sinai had said that scores more troops also died in the fi]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:15:41 -0600 <![CDATA[Mosque bombing kills 15 al-Qaida fighters in Syria]]> http://gazette.com/mosque-bombing-kills-15-al-qaida-fighters-in-syria/article/feed/249334?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mosque-bombing-kills-15-al-qaida-fighters-in-syria/article/feed/249334?custom_click=rss BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say a bomb has exploded inside a mosque where al-Qaida's branch in Syria was holding a fast-breaking meal, killing at least 14.

Activists say the bombing inside the Salem Mosque in the northern town of Ariha occurred shortly after sunset Friday when scores of Nusra Front members gathered to break their fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Saturday that the explosion killed 31 Nusra Front members including five commanders.

Syria-based activist Ahmad al-Ahmad said 15 Nusra Front fighters were killed and more than 30 wounded.

The differences in casualty estimates could not be immediately explained since the Nusra Front c

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]]> BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say a bomb has exploded inside a mosque where al-Qaida's branch in Syria was holding a fast-breaking meal, killing at least 14.

Activists say the bombing inside the Salem Mosque in the northern town of Ariha occurred shortly after sunset Friday when scores of Nusra Front members gathered to break their fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Saturday that the explosion killed 31 Nusra Front members including five commanders.

Syria-based activist Ahmad al-Ahmad said 15 Nusra Front fighters were killed and more than 30 wounded.

The differences in casualty estimates could not be immediately explained since the Nusra Front c]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:15:40 -0600 <![CDATA[Columbia hosting beach party for July Fourth]]> http://gazette.com/columbia-hosting-beach-party-for-july-fourth/article/feed/249333?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/columbia-hosting-beach-party-for-july-fourth/article/feed/249333?custom_click=rss COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The City of Columbia is putting on a special party to celebrate July Fourth.

The Capital City Beach Party at Finlay Park is Saturday.

Organizers say the event features a sand volleyball exhibition, beach games, a limbo contest and karaoke.

The activities start at 2 p.m., and the Original Tams are scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. A fireworks show is scheduled to start at 10 p.m.

Admission is free, while there are fees for activities like face painting and food.

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]]> COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The City of Columbia is putting on a special party to celebrate July Fourth.

The Capital City Beach Party at Finlay Park is Saturday.

Organizers say the event features a sand volleyball exhibition, beach games, a limbo contest and karaoke.

The activities start at 2 p.m., and the Original Tams are scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. A fireworks show is scheduled to start at 10 p.m.

Admission is free, while there are fees for activities like face painting and food.]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:15:05 -0600 <![CDATA[NASCAR distances itself from Donald Trump after remarks]]> http://gazette.com/nascar-distances-itself-from-donald-trump-after-remarks/article/feed/249250?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nascar-distances-itself-from-donald-trump-after-remarks/article/feed/249250?custom_click=rss

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR is the latest corporation to distance itself from Donald Trump.

On the same day one of its top sponsors called on NASCAR to take a stance against Trump, the motorsports series said it will not hold its season-ending awards ceremony at the Trump National Doral Miami.

"We looked at everything we saw coming down and what we heard from our sponsors and our partners and what we feel we should be doing, and that's what led us to the decision today," NASCAR spokesman David Higdon said Friday at Daytona International Speedway.

A message seeking comment from Trump left by The Associated Press was not returned.

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]]> DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR is the latest corporation to distance itself from Donald Trump.

On the same day one of its top sponsors called on NASCAR to take a stance against Trump, the motorsports series said it will not hold its season-ending awards ceremony at the Trump National Doral Miami.

"We looked at everything we saw coming down and what we heard from our sponsors and our partners and what we feel we should be doing, and that's what led us to the decision today," NASCAR spokesman David Higdon said Friday at Daytona International Speedway.

A message seeking comment from Trump left by The Associated Press was not returned.]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:02:32 -0600 <![CDATA[Wimbledon Lookahead: Dustin Brown tries for encore]]> http://gazette.com/wimbledon-lookahead-dustin-brown-tries-for-encore/article/feed/249258?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wimbledon-lookahead-dustin-brown-tries-for-encore/article/feed/249258?custom_click=rss

LONDON (AP) — After his stunning win over Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, Dustin Brown said it was easy to play well when expectations were so low.

The 102nd-ranked German won't have that luxury on Saturday against Viktor Troicki. Everyone wants to see what Wimbledon's latest sensation can do for an encore.

"Dustin was very entertaining yesterday," said Nick Kyrgios, the Australian who beat Nadal in the fourth round here last year. "I thought he played some really courageous tennis as well. The crowd loved it. He's very unorthodox what he does out there and I thought it was pretty cool.

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]]> LONDON (AP) — After his stunning win over Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, Dustin Brown said it was easy to play well when expectations were so low.

The 102nd-ranked German won't have that luxury on Saturday against Viktor Troicki. Everyone wants to see what Wimbledon's latest sensation can do for an encore.

"Dustin was very entertaining yesterday," said Nick Kyrgios, the Australian who beat Nadal in the fourth round here last year. "I thought he played some really courageous tennis as well. The crowd loved it. He's very unorthodox what he does out there and I thought it was pretty cool.]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:02:26 -0600 <![CDATA[Dodgers begin 10-game homestand with 2-1 loss to Mets]]> http://gazette.com/dodgers-begin-10-game-homestand-with-2-1-loss-to-mets/article/feed/249323?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dodgers-begin-10-game-homestand-with-2-1-loss-to-mets/article/feed/249323?custom_click=rss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers were blown away by New York Mets rookie Noah Snydergaard, and wasted another Cy Young-type performance by Clayton Kershaw in the process.

Kershaw, 5-0 with a 1.62 ERA in his seven previous starts against the Mets, allowed a run and five hits over seven innings and struck out seven in his first start against them in more than two years. But closer Kenley Jansen gave up the go-ahead run in the ninth by Kevin Plawecki, and the Dodgers opened a 10-game homestand with a 2-1 loss Friday night.

Kershaw, coming off three consecutive losses for the first time in his big league career, is 4-2 in nine starts this season when allowing fewer than three earned runs.

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]]> LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers were blown away by New York Mets rookie Noah Snydergaard, and wasted another Cy Young-type performance by Clayton Kershaw in the process.

Kershaw, 5-0 with a 1.62 ERA in his seven previous starts against the Mets, allowed a run and five hits over seven innings and struck out seven in his first start against them in more than two years. But closer Kenley Jansen gave up the go-ahead run in the ninth by Kevin Plawecki, and the Dodgers opened a 10-game homestand with a 2-1 loss Friday night.

Kershaw, coming off three consecutive losses for the first time in his big league career, is 4-2 in nine starts this season when allowing fewer than three earned runs.]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:02:14 -0600 <![CDATA[Pennington's sac fly in 10th wins it for Diamondbacks, 4-3]]> http://gazette.com/penningtons-sac-fly-in-10th-wins-it-for-diamondbacks-4-3/article/feed/249317?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/penningtons-sac-fly-in-10th-wins-it-for-diamondbacks-4-3/article/feed/249317?custom_click=rss

PHOENIX (AP) — Cliff Pennington added to his list of walkoff RBIs.

Pennington's sacrifice fly to deep left field in the 10th inning drove in Welington Castillo from third base and lifted the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.

It was Pennington's fifth career game-ending RBI.

"He's not super fleet afoot," Pennington said of Castillo, a catcher, "so I wasn't really trying to hit a sacrifice fly, obviously. But with a guy like that, you have to hit it pretty far to get him in. So just trying to get a base hit and fortunately I hit it far enough to get him in."

Castillo doubled off the fence in right field to lead off the 10th against Yohan Flande (0-1).

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]]> PHOENIX (AP) — Cliff Pennington added to his list of walkoff RBIs.

Pennington's sacrifice fly to deep left field in the 10th inning drove in Welington Castillo from third base and lifted the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.

It was Pennington's fifth career game-ending RBI.

"He's not super fleet afoot," Pennington said of Castillo, a catcher, "so I wasn't really trying to hit a sacrifice fly, obviously. But with a guy like that, you have to hit it pretty far to get him in. So just trying to get a base hit and fortunately I hit it far enough to get him in."

Castillo doubled off the fence in right field to lead off the 10th against Yohan Flande (0-1).]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:02:09 -0600 <![CDATA[Rockies stymied after fast start, lose 4-3 to D-backs in 10]]> http://gazette.com/rockies-stymied-after-fast-start-lose-4-3-to-d-backs-in-10/article/feed/249324?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rockies-stymied-after-fast-start-lose-4-3-to-d-backs-in-10/article/feed/249324?custom_click=rss

PHOENIX (AP) — The Colorado Rockies got off to a fine start on Friday night, but things fizzled.

Colorado was held to two hits after scoring three runs in the first inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for a 4-3 victory in 10 innings that handed the Rockies their sixth loss in seven games.

Cliff Pennington's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th off reliever Yohan Flande drove in Welington Castillo from third base to give Arison a the win.

"You can look at it like the tide is going to turn soon," the Rockies' Michael McKenry said. "We battled. Our pitching staff kept us in the ball game the whole game and ... we had chances. We just have to capitalize more often and sometimes the ball bounces your way and some

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]]> PHOENIX (AP) — The Colorado Rockies got off to a fine start on Friday night, but things fizzled.

Colorado was held to two hits after scoring three runs in the first inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for a 4-3 victory in 10 innings that handed the Rockies their sixth loss in seven games.

Cliff Pennington's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th off reliever Yohan Flande drove in Welington Castillo from third base to give Arison a the win.

"You can look at it like the tide is going to turn soon," the Rockies' Michael McKenry said. "We battled. Our pitching staff kept us in the ball game the whole game and ... we had chances. We just have to capitalize more often and sometimes the ball bounces your way and some]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:02:06 -0600 <![CDATA[Chafee's campaign leaves some NH Democrats a bit puzzled]]> http://gazette.com/chafees-campaign-leaves-some-nh-democrats-a-bit-puzzled/article/feed/249321?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chafees-campaign-leaves-some-nh-democrats-a-bit-puzzled/article/feed/249321?custom_click=rss

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee stands before a few dozen people at a meeting of New Hampshire's Belknap County Democrats. The Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat gets nods of approval when he tells them he was the only Republican senator to vote against authorizing the war in Iraq.

Then smiles turn to laughter when he pitches another idea: The U.S. should switch to the metric system.

The former Rhode Island governor has visited the first primary state of New Hampshire a dozen times this year. But he seems to be making barely a ripple — aside from curiosity about some of his policy platforms.

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]]> LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee stands before a few dozen people at a meeting of New Hampshire's Belknap County Democrats. The Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat gets nods of approval when he tells them he was the only Republican senator to vote against authorizing the war in Iraq.

Then smiles turn to laughter when he pitches another idea: The U.S. should switch to the metric system.

The former Rhode Island governor has visited the first primary state of New Hampshire a dozen times this year. But he seems to be making barely a ripple — aside from curiosity about some of his policy platforms.]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:01:52 -0600 <![CDATA[Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows]]> http://gazette.com/guest-lineups-for-the-sunday-news-shows/article/feed/1758?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/guest-lineups-for-the-sunday-news-shows/article/feed/1758?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

ABC's "This Week" — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican presidential candidate; Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Ben Cardin, D-Md.; Reps. Tom Cole, R-Okla., and Joaquin Castro, D-Texas.

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NBC's "Meet the Press" — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican presidential candidate.

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CBS' "Face the Nation" — Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, a Republican presidential candidate; Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.

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CNN's "State of the Union" — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Republican presidential candidate.

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]]> WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

ABC's "This Week" — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican presidential candidate; Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Ben Cardin, D-Md.; Reps. Tom Cole, R-Okla., and Joaquin Castro, D-Texas.

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NBC's "Meet the Press" — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican presidential candidate.

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CBS' "Face the Nation" — Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, a Republican presidential candidate; Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.

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CNN's "State of the Union" — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Republican presidential candidate.

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"Fox New]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:01:49 -0600 <![CDATA[Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade]]> http://gazette.com/taiwan-stands-up-to-china-with-world-war-ii-military-parade/article/feed/249297?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/taiwan-stands-up-to-china-with-world-war-ii-military-parade/article/feed/249297?custom_click=rss

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces, not the Chinese Communists, led the campaign that routed imperial Japan from China 70 years ago.

The military staged an unusually large two-hour parade of homegrown missiles, Apache attack helicopters and a mountain bike team designed for stealth missions, followed by awards for aged World War II veterans in their attire from the 1940s.

China and Taiwan split during civil war in 1949 and today's China — more militarily and economically powerful than Taiwan — claims that the Chinese Communists had directed the resistance against the Japanese.

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]]> TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces, not the Chinese Communists, led the campaign that routed imperial Japan from China 70 years ago.

The military staged an unusually large two-hour parade of homegrown missiles, Apache attack helicopters and a mountain bike team designed for stealth missions, followed by awards for aged World War II veterans in their attire from the 1940s.

China and Taiwan split during civil war in 1949 and today's China — more militarily and economically powerful than Taiwan — claims that the Chinese Communists had directed the resistance against the Japanese.]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:01:42 -0600 <![CDATA[Analysts: Greek government's post-referendum future unsure]]> http://gazette.com/analysts-greek-governments-post-referendum-future-unsure/article/feed/249332?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/analysts-greek-governments-post-referendum-future-unsure/article/feed/249332?custom_click=rss

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Whether Greeks decide in Sunday's referendum to accept their lenders' bailout deal or reject it, the government's hold on power may be shakier than its brash prime minister has calculated, analysts say.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is banking on fellow Greeks to deliver a resounding "no" in the popular vote that he believes will give him strong leverage in his negotiations with creditors to swing a softer bailout deal for a country ravaged by years of harsh austerity, deep recession and crushing poverty.

A win for the No campaign, the reasoning goes, could also furnish Tsipras with an endorsement for his five-month rule and allow his government to consolidate — and extend — its grip on power.

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]]> ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Whether Greeks decide in Sunday's referendum to accept their lenders' bailout deal or reject it, the government's hold on power may be shakier than its brash prime minister has calculated, analysts say.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is banking on fellow Greeks to deliver a resounding "no" in the popular vote that he believes will give him strong leverage in his negotiations with creditors to swing a softer bailout deal for a country ravaged by years of harsh austerity, deep recession and crushing poverty.

A win for the No campaign, the reasoning goes, could also furnish Tsipras with an endorsement for his five-month rule and allow his government to consolidate — and extend — its grip on power.]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:01:22 -0600 <![CDATA[Annual pit-spitting competition takes place in Michigan]]> http://gazette.com/annual-pit-spitting-competition-takes-place-in-michigan/article/feed/249330?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/annual-pit-spitting-competition-takes-place-in-michigan/article/feed/249330?custom_click=rss EAU CLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — It's time for the annual pit-spitting competition in southwestern Michigan.

The 42nd International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship takes place Saturday at Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm in the southwestern Michigan community of Eau Claire, just north of the Indiana border.

Last year, Brian Krause took top honors with a distance of 80 feet, 8 inches. The farm says he'll be returning this year to defend his title.

A member of the Krause family has won 26 of 41 of the contests since farm owner Herb Teichman launched the tournament in 1974 as a lark — but also to mark the region's tart cherry harvest. Brian Krause holds the record spit of 93 feet, 6½ inches, set in 2003.

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]]> EAU CLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — It's time for the annual pit-spitting competition in southwestern Michigan.

The 42nd International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship takes place Saturday at Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm in the southwestern Michigan community of Eau Claire, just north of the Indiana border.

Last year, Brian Krause took top honors with a distance of 80 feet, 8 inches. The farm says he'll be returning this year to defend his title.

A member of the Krause family has won 26 of 41 of the contests since farm owner Herb Teichman launched the tournament in 1974 as a lark — but also to mark the region's tart cherry harvest. Brian Krause holds the record spit of 93 feet, 6½ inches, set in 2003.

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