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What killed Flaco the owl? New York zoologists testing for toxins, disease as contributing factors

Feb. 25, 2024 12:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s celebrity owl Flaco died from a traumatic impact, zoologists confirmed a day after he reportedly flew into a building, with further testing planned to determine if the Eurasian eagle-owl may have been sick. What happened in Flaco's final hours is...

What would happen without a Leap Day? More than you might think

Feb. 25, 2024 10:53 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Leap year. It's a delight for the calendar and math nerds among us. So how did it all begin and why? Have a look at some of the numbers, history and lore behind the (not quite) every four year phenom that adds a 29th day to February. BY THE NUMBERS ...

Armani offers hope for a better season with winter flowers as he closes Milan Fashion Week

Feb. 25, 2024 10:20 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Giorgio Armani’s collection for the next cold weather season, previewed on the last day of Milan Fashion Week on Sunday, embraces the designer's love of nature and admiration of Asian cultures expressed in his trademark flowing and flattering tailoring. Think garden...

At the Florida Man Games, big crowds cheer competitors evading police, wrestling over beer

Feb. 24, 2024 22:34 PM EST

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — They rose up by the dozens from across Florida, caricatured competitors in tank tops and cutoff shorts, for a showdown that treats evading police and wrestling over beer like Olympic sports. Promoted as “the most insane athletic showdown on Earth,”...

MILAN FASHION PHOTOS: Ferragamo, Dolce&Gabbana conceal and reveal, balance transparency with cover

Feb. 24, 2024 19:12 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — While the fashion industry discusses size diversity from time to time, there was little evidence of real evolution on the Milan runway this season. On Saturday, Paloma Elsesser walked Ferragamo in a satin plunge-neck cocktail dress, and Dolce&Gabbana included...

'Totally cold' is not too cold for winter swimmers competing in a frozen Vermont lake

Feb. 24, 2024 16:00 PM EST

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Plunging into a frozen lake and swimming laps may not be everyone's good time but for winter swimmers who return year after year to a northern Vermont lake near the Canadian border, there's nothing better. The 10th annual Memphremagog Winter Swimming Festival...

Celebrity owl Flaco dies a year after becoming beloved by New York City for zoo escape

Feb. 24, 2024 00:35 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Flaco, the Eurasian eagle-owl who escaped from New York City’s Central Park Zoo and became one of the city’s most beloved celebrities as he flew around Manhattan, has died, zoo officials announced Friday. A little over one year after he was freed from his cage...

Kayakers paddle in Death Valley after rains replenish lake in one of Earth's driest spots

Feb. 23, 2024 22:08 PM EST

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Kayakers have been paddling in one of the driest places on Earth after a series of record rainstorms battered California’s Death Valley and replenished Lake Manly. Park Ranger Nichole Andler said Badwater Basin at Death Valley National...

MILAN FASHION PHOTOS: Gucci sparkles as De Sarno hits stride

Feb. 23, 2024 18:50 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — The fashion crowd traversed Milan countless times on the third day of fashion week Friday, defying rain, traffic tie-ups and a local transport strike all in the name of the next big trend. By late afternoon, shows were running a full hour late as the fleet of black sedans, shuttles...

New designers make a splash at Moschino, Tod's and Blumarine during Milan Fashion Week

Feb. 23, 2024 16:20 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Designers are giving their first impressions at their new fashion houses during Milan Fashion Week. In a game of musical chairs, Matteo Tamburini showed his first collection for Tod's on Friday just hours before his predecessor there, Walter Chiapponi, made his debut...