State fairs

A smaller crowd, due to seating restrictions, mingles outside the Cotton Bowl prior to an NCAA college football game between the University of Texas and Oklahoma, in Dallas Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
October 10, 2020 - 1:29 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Robert Stark and his son-in-law, Tyler Wanek, dressed in their normal orange-and-white striped overalls for this most unusual version of the Red River rivalry between Texas and Oklahoma. They just weren't getting their typical requests for photos with OU fans who like to do the “Horns...
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Ricardo Zapata, left, a photographer for the Los Angeles Angels, has his temperature taken by Sarah Morris before entering Angels Stadium for baseball practice on Monday, July 6, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. New protocols like temperature checks, social distancing, and limiting amount of people allowed in sports venues have been put in place due to the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
July 07, 2020 - 2:15 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Oklahoma and Texas officials are cautiously optimistic that their annual football showdown still will be played at the Cotton Bowl in the Fair Park in Dallas, despite the announcement Tuesday that the fair would...
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Dr. Lee Norman, top administrator at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, uses a pointer to highlight a recent surge in coronavirus cases, Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Norman is predicting that Kansas will see steeper increases in reported coronavirus cases. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
July 01, 2020 - 7:47 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top public health official predicted Wednesday that the state will face steeper increases in coronavirus cases and suggested that it blew its chance for a summer respite from the pandemic by reopening its economy too quickly. Dr. Lee Norman, the top administrator at the...
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Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) celebrates a win against the Arizona Coyotes with Stars left wing Roope Hintz (24), defenseman Esa Lindell (23) and right wing Alexander Radulov (47) as time expires in an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. The Stars defeated the Coyotes 4-2. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
December 31, 2019 - 2:01 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Welcome to a Texas-sized NHL Winter Classic. The annual showcase is going to be one big outdoor game when the Dallas Stars host the Nashville Predators at the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium on Wednesday — even without “Big Tex” booming out the customary “Howdy, folks!” that visitors to...
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August 21, 2019 - 6:19 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines man who recorded what he says was the abuse of a show pig at the Iowa State Fair earlier this month has been banned from the fair for life. Wheaten Mather tells the Des Moines Register that he and a friend were at the fair Aug. 8 when he saw a boy hitting a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2007, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and his wife Ann, flip pork chops in the Iowa Pork Producers tent at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. The state fair, a quadrennial presidential prerequisite stop, is a cultural obstacle course more fraught with pitfalls than opportunities to sway the narrow band of voters who will attend the kickoff caucuses in less than six months. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
August 07, 2019 - 11:20 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's time for the Iowa State Fair, home of deep-fried everything, a dish called "hot beef sundaes"— and every four years, presidential candidates. Starting Thursday, more than 20 Democratic White House hopefuls will navigate the festival of nutritionally questionable snacks...
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July 12, 2019 - 12:13 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Doughnuts with a side of syringes have been nixed from the Minnesota State Fair after the offering was roundly criticized. Last month fair officials announced the new foods that would be available at this year's event, including doughnut holes that came with three syringes of do-...
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August 19, 2018 - 10:28 am
At state fairs around the country, the usual staples of greasy treats and finely groomed livestock are accompanied this summer by political discussion. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com
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Michael Avenatti speaks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Avenatti, the self-styled provocateur taking on the president on behalf of porn actress Stormy Daniels, has a message for Iowa Democrats: His foray into presidential politics is no stunt. (Chris Zoeller/Globe-Gazette via AP)
August 10, 2018 - 11:10 pm
CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the self-styled provocateur taking on the president for porn actress Stormy Daniels, has told Iowa Democrats that the party needs a bare-knuckle fighter to take back the White House. It's a role he is considering filling himself. In a political scene...
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