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New England Pumpkin Crop Patchy After Summer Deluge

Heavy rains cut some yields by half due to bloating, rot and wash-outs

(Newser) - An unseasonably wet growing season has devastated the New England pumpkin crop, the Boston Globe reports. The rain has multiple effects, almost all bad: some overwatered gourds swell so much they burst, while beds are washed out and depleted of fertilizer, leading to undersized specimens. And “pumpkins are pollinated... More »

Ga. Civilians Nab Fugitive Murder Suspect

New Zealand man accused of killing wife, abandoning daughter

(Newser) - A New Zealand man on the run for 6 months after allegedly killing his wife and abandoning his toddler daughter was captured this week in an Atlanta suburb, CNN reports. The little girl, nicknamed "Pumpkin," captured hearts around the world after her father abandoned her at a Melbourne,... More »

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