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2,554-Pound Pumpkin Carves Out New US Record
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2,554-Pound Pumpkin Carves Out New US Record

CLARENCE, N.Y. (AP) — A 2,554-pound pumpkin grown in upstate New York has set a new U.S. record for the heaviest.State and national records fell over the weekend at the Great Pumpkin Farm in the Buffalo suburb of Clarence, when Scott Andrusz's entry broke the previous national record of 2,528 pounds, The Buffalo News reported.The previous New York state record was 2,517 pounds, a news release said.The winning gourd will be on display at the Great Pumpkin Farm fall festival through Oct. 16.A grower in Italy holds the world record for heaviest pumpkin. He grew a 2,702-pound squash in 2021, according to Guinness World Records.Political CartoonsCopyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Source link ...
Pension Funds Pressure Credit Card Companies Over Gun Sales
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Pension Funds Pressure Credit Card Companies Over Gun Sales

By KEN SWEET, Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Payment processor Visa Inc. said late Saturday that it plans to start separately categorizing sales at gun shops.It’s a major win for gun control advocates who say it will help better track suspicious surges of gun sales that could be a prelude to a mass shooting. But gun rights advocates have argued that step would unfairly segregate legal gun sales when most sales do not lead to mass shootings.Visa said it would adopt the International Organization for Standardization’s new merchant code for gun sales, which was announced on Friday. Until Friday, gun store sales were considered “general merchandise.”Visa’s adoption is significant as the largest payment network, and will likely add pressure for Mastercard and American Express to adopt the c...