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Worries abound that Mexico’s Maya Train will destroy jungle

Feb. 03, 2023 18:04 PM EST

CALAKMUL BIOSPHERE RESERVE, Mexico (AP) — Miguel Ángel Díaz walks slowly so his footfall on dry leaves doesn’t drive away what he's trying to find in this dense forest of seeded breadnut and sapodilla trees. Coming to a small wetland, a sign warns: Beware of the crocodile. ...

Walz makes Juneteenth a holiday; bans hair discrimination

Feb. 03, 2023 17:09 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Juneteeth will become a state holiday in Minnesota, under a bill signed by Gov. Tim Walz on Friday in a state where it's now illegal to discriminate on the basis of hair texture or style. The Democratic governor made Minnesota the 26th state to recognize June...

Why is R&B music more explicit than ever? It’s complicated.

Feb. 03, 2023 14:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tank was nervous after sending his manager a preview of “When We” — he’d never released a song that explicit. “He’s like, ‘You’re crazy, but it’s jammin'!’” the R&B singer recalled. “It ended up being my biggest record ever.” Released...

New rules would limit sugar in school meals for first time

Feb. 03, 2023 14:04 PM EST

U.S. agriculture officials on Friday proposed new nutrition standards for school meals, including the first limits on added sugars, with a focus on sweetened foods such as cereals, yogurt, flavored milk and breakfast pastries. The plan announced by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack...

Lauded fashion designer Paco Rabanne dies at age 88

Feb. 03, 2023 13:31 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Paco Rabanne, the Spanish-born designer known for perfumes sold worldwide and for metallic, space-age fashions, has died, the group that owns his fashion house announced Friday. "The House of Paco Rabanne wishes to honor our visionary designer and founder who passed...

Boyhood collides with masculinity in Oscar-nominated 'Close'

Feb. 03, 2023 11:01 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When Lukas Dhont was 12, a camera was thrust into his hands. For Dhont, who would come out as gay as a young adult, the camera was an escape from the strains and stereotypes he was beginning to feel pushed on him. “I needed this other reality in which I could...

AP Was There: The first Grammy awards

Feb. 03, 2023 10:33 AM EST

The music industry's Grammy Awards made its debut on May 4, 1959, 30 years after the Academy Awards handed out its first Oscar honoring the best in movies. The initial Grammy celebration was bicoastal, with events in Los Angeles and New York. A total of 28 awards were handed out,...

Eye drops recalled after US drug-resistant bacteria outbreak

Feb. 03, 2023 10:23 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials said Thursday a company is recalling its over-the-counter eye drops that have been linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week sent a health alert to doctors, saying the outbreak...

Fashion house says Paco Rabanne, the Spanish-born creator of perfumes and space-age fashions has died at age 88.

Feb. 03, 2023 09:24 AM EST
PARIS (AP) — Fashion house says Paco Rabanne, the Spanish-born creator of perfumes and space-age fashions has died at age 88.

Don’t like Phil’s forecast? Check out these rodents instead

Feb. 02, 2023 16:42 PM EST

Rodents predicting weather trends. Why? Just as fair a Groundhog Day question, though, is this: Why not? And more importantly, why should Punxsutawney Phil always get to, well, hog the press? The spring-heralding (or spring-delaying) small animal has taken firm root...