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Blue-winged teal have already arrived

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ducks Unlimited’s Waterfowl Migration Map is a sea of blue, testament to the annual late-summer flight of a 1-pound duck that is so endearing to the hearts of South Louisiana hunters. Unlike last year at this time, blue-winged teal are on the move, and the situation couldn’t be set up more perfectly for a 16-day season.

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Exhibition looks at genius of carousel inventor

This  Sept. 8, 2014 photo provided by the Green-Wood Historic Fund shows a fire engine from an amusment park ride built by William Mangels in an exhibit of his creations at the the Green-Wood Cemetery, where he is buried, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Mangels, who was passionate about amusement parks, built carousels, shooting ranges and other rides for Coney Island and other parks during the first quarter of the 20th century. (AP Photo/Green-Wood Historic Fund, Art Presson)

NEW YORK (AP) — Coney Island’s historic B&B Carousell is among several vintage attractions still thrilling visitors at the famous amusement park today.

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Pistorius free to compete, SA Olympic body says

Oscar Pistorius cries in the dock in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 as Judge Thokozile Masipa reads notes as she delivers her verdict in Pistorius' murder trial. The verdict is expected to take hours and possibly two days to present. She will decide with the help of two legal assessors if Pistorius is guilty of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa again, as long as his running doesn’t go against the ruling of the judge.

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Year wait expected for start of Anderson gym work

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — The developer taking over Anderson’s Wigwam gymnasium is expecting to start work at the complex in about a year.

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Texas man in critical condition following fall

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say a man remains in critical condition after falling more than 12 feet from the stands into a field-level suite during the Texas-UCLA college football game.

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