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Carter teaches Sunday School...IS attack kills 23 in Iraq...Farmer's Almanac predicts 'winter deja vu'

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 23, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.



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PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter has taught two Sunday School classes today in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, three days after receiving radiation treatment for cancer. Carter briefly recapped the details of his health, then moved on to a lesson on faith, love and personal relationships. He encouraged the crowd to remain faithful when faced with failure or disappointment. Carter, who is 90, has been teaching Sunday classes since his teens.

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least 23 Iraqi soldiers and government-allied militiamen have been killed in an attack by Islamic State militants. Iraqi military and police officials say the extremists used suicide bombings and mortars in the attack north of Ramadi in the turbulent Anbar province.

LONDON (AP) — British police say the death toll from an airshow crash yesterday is "highly likely" to increase. Authorities counted seven dead after a fighter jet slammed into a busy road, hitting several vehicles. But police say they are still removing bodies from the scene and additional fatalities could be discovered. The pilot is in critical condition.

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Switzerland are investigating a fatal plane collision during an airshow today. Police say two small planes collided in the air. One pilot was killed when his plane crashed into a barn. The other parachuted to safety before his plane crashed into a home. Nobody else was hurt in the crash.

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The Farmer's Almanac is predicting a "winter deja vu." The Maine-based almanac is forecasting a cold and snowy winter from Maine to Montana. The 199-year-old publication makes its forecasts using a secret formula based on sunspots, moon phases and tidal action -- methods derided by modern scientists. But the scientists don't exactly have a great track record on long-range forecasts. The Climate Prediction Center missed last winter's extreme cold in New England and the previous winter's "polar vortex."

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