Jeremy Scott leaves Moschino after 10 years at fashion houseMarch 20, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Jeremy Scott is stepping down as creative director of Italian luxury house Moschino after 10 years of wild and wacky fashion shows and his elegant dressing of numerous celebrities.
Mae Muller wrote a song, now represents UK at EurovisionMarch 20, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Mae Muller wrote a song. Only a few days later, Eurovision came calling.
“I Wrote a Song” is representing the U.K. at the Eurovision Song Contest, whose semifinals start in 50 days.
School library book bans are seen as targeting LGBTQ contentMarch 20, 2023 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Teri Patrick bristles at the idea she wants to ban books about LGBTQ issues in Iowa schools, arguing her only goal is ridding schools of sexually explicit material.
Sara Hayden Parris says that whatever you want to call it, it's wrong for some parents to think a book shouldn't be readily available to any child if it isn’t right for their own child.
Digital literacy: Can the republic ‘survive an algorithm’?March 20, 2023 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Shawn Lee, a high school social studies teacher in Seattle, wants to see lessons on the internet akin to a kind of 21st century driver's education, an essential for modern life.
Lee has tried to bring that kind of education into his classroom, with lessons about the need to double-check online sources, to diversify newsfeeds and to bring critical thinking to the web.
Pay transparency is spreading. Here’s what you need to knowMarch 20, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. employers are increasingly posting salary ranges for job openings, even in states where it’s not required by law, according to analysts with several major job search websites.
Comforting Syrian soup pulls almost everything from pantryMarch 20, 2023 GMT
The Syrian soup shurba w’kibbeh is pure comfort food, a rustic mixture of meatballs and rice in a simple tomatoey broth that’s redolent with warm spices. It’s also a prime example of the complex flavor you can build by drawing on ingredients already in your pantry.
Anthony Fauci documentary on PBS covers a career of crisesMarch 20, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — There's a moment in the new PBS documentary about Dr. Anthony Fauci when a protestor holds up a handmade sign reading, “Dr.
Is my money safe? What you need to know about bank failuresMarch 20, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Recent turmoil in the banking industry may have you worried about your money.
The recent collapses of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, which catered mostly to the tech industry, were the second- and third-biggest bank failures in U.S.
Chef Marcus Samuelsson elevates diversity of culinary worldMarch 16, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Samuelsson is keen on leading with intention. That focus is seared into the delectable dishes prepared at his popular restaurants, but it is also expressed with his staffing.
Callery pear tree: How to manage an invasive former favoriteMarch 14, 2023 GMT
It's the late 1940s. World War II has ended, the Baby Boom is in full swing, and incomes are rising, making first-time homeownership possible for many. Cars are being marketed to the masses, so folks can travel farther to work.
Miami Beach struggles with spring break violence, big crowdsMarch 20, 2023 GMT
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For the third year in a row, Miami Beach finds itself struggling with spring break violence, including two fatal shootings and unruly crowds, despite a massive police presence and activities designed to give people alternatives to drinking alcohol and roaming the streets.
Liz Weston: Should you rent in retirement?March 20, 2023 GMT
Some people rent in retirement because they don’t have much choice; they can’t afford to own homes. But financial planners say renting can make more sense than owning in some circumstances, even for retirees who can afford the costs of homeownership.
Ski resorts are embracing a new role: climate activistMarch 19, 2023 GMT
ASPEN, Colorado (AP) — Snow falls thick as skiers shed their gear and duck into the Sundeck Restaurant, one of the first certified energy efficient buildings in the U.S. – this one at 11,200 feet (3,413 meters) above sea level atop Aspen Mountain in Colorado.
How to shop for new insurance if you lose Medicaid coverageMarch 19, 2023 GMT
Medicaid coverage will end for millions of Americans in the coming months, and it will push many into unfamiliar territory: the health insurance marketplace.
States will start cutting people from the government-funded plans when they no longer qualify based on income, a process that has been paused since shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
St. Patrick’s Day rites: Parades, bagpipes, clinking pintsMarch 17, 2023 GMT
From New York City, to Savannah, Georgia, to the halls of the White House, thousands of people in the U.S.
What to do if you’re concerned you might be laid offMarch 17, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The job market in the U.S. remains strong overall, but recent high-profile layoffs at technology and media companies and predictions of a recession later this year may have you thinking about job security.
Ann Summers lingerie chain boss Jacqueline Gold dies at 62March 17, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Jacqueline Gold, who helped make lingerie and sex toys a female-friendly mainstream business as head of Britain's Ann Summers chain, has died, her family said Friday.
She was 62 and had been diagnosed with breast cancer seven years ago.
Wisconsin Republicans float bill to designate state rifleMarch 16, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican lawmakers began circulating a bill Thursday that would designate a lever-action rifle produced in northwestern Wisconsin as the state's official rifle.
US pregnancy deaths dropped in 2022, after COVID spikeMarch 16, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Deaths of pregnant women in the U.S. fell in 2022, dropping significantly from a six-decade high during the pandemic, new data suggests.
More than 1,200 U.S. women died in 2021 during pregnancy or shortly after childbirth, according to a final tally released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Adam Brody talks ‘Shazam,’ playing Leighton Meester’s enemyMarch 16, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — For Adam Brody, donning the padded superhero suit in “Shazam!” and its sequel is a dream come true.
“I always wanted to play a superhero. I grew up reading comics,” the actor recalled in a recent interview.
Dafoe’s ‘Inside’ asks how art helps us escape isolationMarch 16, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Willem Dafoe has said that, for him, the process of making a movie always eclipses the finished product.
But after more than 130 film credits, the 67-year-old actor has finally found a project whose final form is on par with the experience of creating it.
Iranians facing economic crisis find little New Year’s cheerMarch 16, 2023 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's bazaars are packed ahead of the Persian New Year next week, but there's little holiday cheer as customers survey the soaring prices of meat and holiday treats, wondering if they can afford either.
Stephen Sondheim’s last musical finds a New York City stageMarch 16, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The late Stephen Sondheim's last stage musical — an adaptation of two films by Spanish surrealist director Luis Buñuel — will be given an off-Broadway stage this year, offering theatergoers a chance to see a new work by musical theater’s most venerated composer.
In low-wage Portugal, Europe’s housing crisis bites deepMarch 16, 2023 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Like a growing number of people in Portugal, Georgina Simoes no longer earns enough money to afford a place to live.
When does travel brand loyalty make sense?March 16, 2023 GMT
Travel brand loyalty is nothing new. Ever since Texas International Airlines and American Airlines created the first frequent-flyer programs in the late 1970s and early 1980s, travelers have been racking up miles, seeking elite status and pouring their airfare dollars into brands that offer the most perks.
‘Star Trek’, swear words and TV characters’ changing moresMarch 16, 2023 GMT
For nearly four decades, Jean-Luc Picard of “Star Trek” has largely been presented as genteel, erudite and — at times — quite buttoned up. Yes, he loses his temper. Yes, he was reckless as a callow cadet many years ago.
Here is what’s at stake in abortion medication caseMarch 16, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge heard arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit that poses a threat to the nationwide availability of a leading abortion medication. The hearing comes as a conservative Christian group seeks to reverse federal approval of the drug mifepristone.
Here’s how an AI tool may flag parents with disabilitiesAP InvestigationMarch 15, 2023 GMT
PITTSBURGH (AP) — For the two weeks that the Hackneys’ baby girl lay in a Pittsburgh hospital bed weak from dehydration, her parents rarely left her side, sometimes sleeping on the fold-out sofa in the room.
Beloved and debated, French bulldog becomes top US dog breedMarch 15, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in three decades, the U.S. has a new favorite dog breed, according to the American Kennel Club.
Adorable in some eyes, deplorable in others, the sturdy, push-faced, perky-eared, world-weary-looking and distinctively droll French bulldog became the nation's most prevalent purebred dog last year, the club announced Wednesday.
Like it or not, building in Italy means mastering concreteMarch 15, 2023 GMT
CONTRADA PETRARO, Sicily (AP) — Everywhere you look in Italy, it’s there: It can be hulking and gray but also colorful and fun. Ominous but also beautiful.
Masonry using concrete and its old ingredient, cement, are inescapable here.
When will Medicare cover medical marijuana?March 15, 2023 GMT
Many older adults are using medical marijuana to treat a variety of conditions, but experts say that conflicting laws, unclear safety standards and complicated rulemaking processes mean it could be years before Medicare may cover the drug.
Edmunds Compares: 2023 Toyota Prius vs. 2023 Kia NiroMarch 15, 2023 GMT
The Toyota Prius, which has become synonymous with hybrid cars the past 20 years, is fresh off a full redesign for 2023.
Despite market slump, high rates dim homebuyer affordabilityMarch 15, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Homeownership is likely to remain a pipe dream for many Americans this spring homebuying season.
The nation’s worst housing slump in nearly a decade stoked hope among prospective buyers that homes could be scooped up more easily.
Not magic: Opaque AI tool may flag parents with disabilitiesMarch 15, 2023 GMT
PITTSBURGH (AP) — For the two weeks that the Hackneys’ baby girl lay in a Pittsburgh hospital bed weak from dehydration, her parents rarely left her side, sometimes sleeping on the fold-out sofa in the room.
AP PHOTOS: Behind the runway glamour, a fashion army at workMarch 15, 2023 GMT
MUMBAI, India (AP) — From the front-row seats, fashion shows could be mistaken for a spectacular party with models sashaying down the ramp in stunning ensembles. But this confluence of fashion, designers, celebrities and buyers is hardly possible without an army of people furiously working behind the scenes to make sure the show goes smoothly.
Oprah Winfrey reflects on book club, announces 100th pickMarch 15, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — For her 100th book club pick, Oprah Winfrey relied on the same instincts she has drawn upon from the start: Does the story move her?
Microsoft inks Xbox game deal with Boosteroid cloud serviceMarch 14, 2023 GMT
Microsoft said Tuesday that it has struck a deal to make Xbox PC video games available on the Boosteroid cloud gaming platform, its latest move to appease antitrust regulators scrutinizing its purchase of game maker Activision Blizzard.
Millennial Money: Job plus a side gig? Avoid these mistakesMarch 14, 2023 GMT
At the beginning of the year, many people have their eyes set on goals. Some of these goals may include increasing your income, starting a dream business, or both if you’re reaching for the stars. Before you get your hands dirty in the sometimes chaotic combination of formal employment and entrepreneurship, here are a few pitfalls to avoid.
US inflation eases but stays high, putting Fed in tough spotMarch 14, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer price increases eased slightly from January to February but still pointed to an elevated inflation rate that is posing a challenge for the Federal Reserve at a delicate moment for the financial system.
For an Irish feast, traditional lamb stew is simple, heartyMarch 14, 2023 GMT
A simple lamb stew is one of the hallmark dishes of Irish cooking and a hearty centerpiece for a St. Patrick’s Day meal. Rich and brothy, with only a handful of ingredients, this is a lamb stew at its most elemental, though different cooks will embellish it in different ways.
For Asian Americans, Yeoh, Quan’s Oscar wins are theirs tooMarch 14, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Edward Dion Fariñas watches the Academy Awards every year but the Filipino American didn't expect to have such a visceral reaction when hearing Ke Huy Quan and Michelle Yeoh's awards announced.
Do-not-eat listing draws lawsuit from Maine lobster industryMarch 13, 2023 GMT
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A coalition representing the Maine lobster industry is suing an aquarium on the other side of the country for recommending that seafood customers avoid buying a variety of lobster mostly harvested in their state.
Tribe to reopen Lac du Flambeau roads in temporary dealMarch 13, 2023 GMT
LAC DU FLAMBEAU, Wis. (AP) — A Native American tribe and a northern Wisconsin town have reached an agreement under which the tribe will temporarily reopen four barricaded roads that are the subject of a decadelong dispute and a recent lawsuit.
What do race and ethnicity mean? The US government is askingMarch 13, 2023 GMT
Nyhiem Way is weary of people conflating African American and Black. Shalini Parekh wants a way for South Asian people to identify themselves differently than East Asians with roots in places like China or Japan.
‘The Last of Us’ TV adaptation resonates beyond gamersMarch 13, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the HBO series “The Last of Us,” a fungal infection has taken over Earth, rendering the United States an apocalyptic landscape protagonists Joel and Ellie need to traverse. Fans unfamiliar with the video game, from which the series was adapted, might assume this is just another zombie show packed with action and gore.
Chef-author Tamar Adler turns to leftovers, comprehensivelyMarch 13, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Not too long ago, Tamar Adler's husband was tidying up and picked up a tissue that their son had barely used. Adler stopped her husband from throwing it out.
“I was like, ‘No, no, that tissue still has use in it!’ And he was like, ‘I think that is actually the way we would identify a zombie you versus the real you: Just try to throw something out — anything —and if you don't pounce on it, we know it's not you,’” she recalled.
How (and where) to watch Oscar-winning films (mostly) onlineMarch 13, 2023 GMT
Replete with spellbinding multiverses, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” topped the 95th Academy Awards with big wins including best picture and a historic win for Michelle Yeoh.
Oscars fashion: Fan Bingbing, Angela Bassett regal in 2 waysMarch 13, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Fan Bingbing made a regal entrance in sparkling silver and emerald green on the champagne-colored carpet Sunday at the 95th Academy Awards.
The meaning behind the blue ribbons worn at the OscarsMarch 13, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Small and subtle, the blue ribbons worn by many celebrities at the Oscars nonetheless had an important message: support refugees.
Kimberly Palmer: How to fight the ‘pink tax’ amid inflationMarch 13, 2023 GMT
Trae Bodge, a shopping expert who lives in the New York City area, sees higher prices for products and services marketed to women everywhere: Socks, razors, shampoo and apparel are a few of the product types aimed at women that tend to cost more.
1-minute garlic pan sauce transforms spicy chicken traybakeMarch 13, 2023 GMT
When you're roasting food, air circulation is everything. That’s why we prefer low-rimmed baking sheets over roasting pans. They accelerate cooking and boost browning in our weeknight traybakes.
But in some instances, a bit of crowding on the pan can be beneficial, such as in this spicy chicken alla diavolo from our book “Tuesday Nights Mediterranean,” which features weeknight-friendly meals from the region.
Hollywood stars spend Oscars eve at annual Chanel dinnerMarch 12, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The night before the Oscars many of Hollywood’s biggest stars were not early to bed.
Oregon eyes mandate for climate change lessons in schoolsMarch 11, 2023 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers are aiming to make the state the second in the nation to mandate climate change lessons for K-12 public school students, further fueling U.S.
‘It’s hard to focus’: Schools say American kids are hungryMarch 11, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — America's schools say kids are hungry — just as pandemic-era benefit programs have lapsed. There is growing concern about the effects on kids' ability to learn.
Congress temporarily made school meals free to all American schoolkids, but since that ended last fall, the need has only seemed to grow.
Versace reaches for the stars with glittery Hollywood showMarch 10, 2023 GMT
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Decamping from her usual base in Milan to show her wares in Los Angeles — only three days before the Oscars — Donatella Versace says she was inspired by the energy, glamour and power of Hollywood.
The view from above the Oscars: The slap, the snafu, SpikeMarch 10, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — I was the man in the box at the Oscars for The Associated Press.
I would stand in an opera-style balcony near the stage at the Dolby Theatre that provides a great view of the show but an even better view of the audience.
Standard time giving way to daylight saving in most of USMarch 10, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Standard time comes to an end in most parts of the United States this weekend.
You'll lose an hour of sleep for one night but gain more daylight in the evening in the months ahead.
Oscars vs. ‘The Last of Us’: What are you watching Sunday?March 10, 2023 GMT
Will Joel and Ellie finally reach the doctors in “The Last of Us”? Will Michelle Yeoh take home the Oscar for best actress?
Many kids need tutoring help. Only a small fraction get itMarch 10, 2023 GMT
David Daniel knows his son needs help.
The 8-year-old spent first grade in remote learning and several weeks of second grade in quarantine.
Iraq’s crackdown on booze, social media posts raises alarmMarch 10, 2023 GMT
BAGHDAD (AP) — Only a few months into its term, Iraq’s government is suddenly enforcing a long-dormant law banning alcohol imports and arresting people over social media content deemed morally offensive.
Anxiety, fear fill West Virginia transgender-health clinicMarch 9, 2023 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The tiny clinic where physicians prescribe hormones and other medications to transgender teenagers shares the same campus where West Virginia kids travel to receive treatments for rare cancer, heart surgery and other health care difficult to get anywhere else.
Yeti recalls 1.9 million coolers and cases for magnet hazardMarch 9, 2023 GMT
U.S. product regulators said Thursday that Yeti has recalled 1.9 million coolers and gear cases because magnets can come detached from them, posing a risk of serious injury or death.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said consumers should immediately stop using the four recalled products and contact Yeti for refund information.
Berlin to let everyone go topless at public swimming poolsMarch 9, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Women in Berlin will soon be allowed to go topless at the city's public swimming pools, like men, the Berlin state government said Thursday.
The new bathing rules allowing everyone to go swimming without covering their torsos followed a discrimination complaint by a woman who was not allowed to go topless in a swimming pool in the capital.
Shohei Ohtani and Japan: It’s much more than just baseballMarch 9, 2023 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — He'd paid about $80 for his ticket. He wore a Japan cap above a blue Los Angeles Angels jersey. And as he enthused about the sensation that is Shohei Ohtani, baseball fan Hotaru Shiromizo was talking about far more than sports.
Women’s Day events highlight major gaps in gender equalityMarch 9, 2023 GMT
MADRID (AP) — From demands for constitutional rights in Islamabad to calls for economic parity in Manila, Paris and Madrid, International Women’s Day demonstrations in cities around the world Wednesday highlighted the unfinished work of providing equity for half of the planet's population.
From marketing to design, brands adopt AI tools despite riskMarch 9, 2023 GMT
Even if you haven’t tried artificial intelligence tools that can write essays and poems or conjure new images on command, chances are the companies that make your household products are already starting to do so.
Maker of unproven birth drug Makena to pull from US marketMarch 8, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of an unproven drug intended to prevent premature births says it will voluntarily remove the product from the U.S., after regulators signaled plans to follow through on a long-delayed effort to force it from the market.
DeSantis’ new Disney World board hints at future controversyMarch 8, 2023 GMT
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The first meeting of the new board of Walt Disney World’s government — overhauled by sweeping legislation signed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis as punishment for Disney publicly challenging Florida's so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill — dealt with the rote affairs any other municipal government would handle: calls for better firefighter equipment, lessons on public records requests and bond ratings.
At the Philadelphia Flower Show, display gardens bloomMarch 8, 2023 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Upon entering the Philadelphia Flower Show space at the Pennsylvania Convention Center last week, I was entranced by a forest of stunning orchids suspended from the ceiling above the color-changing entrance garden.
As bourbon booms, thirst for rare brands breeds skullduggeryMarch 8, 2023 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Buttery, smooth, oaky. These are characteristics of the best bourbons, and a growing cult of aficionados is willing to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars to get their hands on scarce American spirits — and even bend or break laws.
What to know about prescription drugs promising weight lossMarch 8, 2023 GMT
WeightWatchers, the 60-year-old diet firm, announced this week it would acquire a telehealth company whose providers prescribe anti-obesity drugs for growing numbers of eager online subscribers.
Adidas wonders what to do with Yeezy shoes after Ye splitMarch 8, 2023 GMT
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Adidas is still wrestling with how to dispose of 1.2 billion euros ($1.3 billion) worth of Yeezy shoes after its breakup with the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, forcing the German sportswear maker into a big loss at the end of last year and expectations of more pain ahead.
Bruce Lee, Anna May Wong heirs talk legacy, roles for AsiansMarch 8, 2023 GMT
Almost every working Asian actor in Hollywood can trace their path back to Bruce Lee and Anna May Wong.
Skynyrd member’s death signals end of era for Southern rockMarch 8, 2023 GMT
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington, who died Sunday, made it big when rock ‘n’ roll was still a defining cultural force on par with today's TikTok trends and superhero movies.
Edmunds: Edmunds Compares: 2023 BMW iX vs. 2023 Rivian R1SMarch 8, 2023 GMT
Buying an electric vehicle used to mean choosing from battery range, performance, utility or luxury. You might’ve found a car possessing two of those attributes but rarely all of the above. But the BMW iX and Rivian R1S are two electric SUVs that require no compromise, combining stellar performance and long-distance capability with plenty of convenience and tech features.
The flowers of war: Ukraine smith turns guns, ammo into artMarch 8, 2023 GMT
A blacksmith in the Russian-controlled eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk is practically beating swords into ploughshares, and turning one man’s trash into treasures. Viktor Mikhalev takes weapons and ammunition and produces what he calls the flowers of war.