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AP PHOTOS: Glimpses of Beijing through windows and doorways

Apr. 22, 2024 00:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's sprawling capital city was new territory for Associated Press photographer Tatan Syuflana. Between covering high-ranking officials and capturing the pulse of daily life, the Jakarta-based photographer sought out glimpses of Beijing through windows, doorways and other...

What to stream this week: A Bon Jovi documentary, Idris Elba in 'Knuckles' and 'Anyone But You'

Apr. 22, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

The Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell romantic comedy “Anyone But You” hitting Netflix and an album by Brazil superstar Anitta are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as selected by The...

Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis

Apr. 21, 2024 18:06 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Amy Chadwick spent years scrimping and saving as a single mother of two to buy a house in the town of Lahaina on the Hawaiian island of Maui. But after a devastating fire leveled Lahaina in August and reduced Chadwick's home to white dust, the cheapest rental she and her...

Earth Day: How one grocery shopper takes steps to avoid 'pointless plastic'

Apr. 21, 2024 12:31 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nature wraps bananas and oranges in peels. But in some modern supermarkets, they're bagged or wrapped in plastic too. For Judith Enck, that's the epitome of pointless plastic. The baby food aisle is similarly distressing for her, with its rows and rows of...

Lama Rod describes himself as a Black Buddhist Southern Queen. He wants to free you from suffering

Apr. 21, 2024 11:47 AM EDT

ROME, Ga (AP) — Instead of traditional maroon and gold Tibetan Buddhist robes, Lama Rod Owens wore a white animal print cardigan over a bright yellow T-shirt with an image of singer Sade, an Africa-shaped medallion and mala beads — the most recognizable sign of his Buddhism. ...

Will there be a 'superbloom' this year in California? Here's what to know

Apr. 21, 2024 01:03 AM EDT

Carpets of yellow, orange and gold flowers are beginning to cover Southern California's vast deserts, the Bay Area's dramatic bluffs and even near Los Angeles International Airport. But do they add up to a “superbloom”? There is no single definition of the event, but so far this...

Record Store Day celebrates indie retail music sellers as they ride vinyl's popularity wave

Apr. 20, 2024 13:37 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Special LP releases, live performances and at least one giant block party are scheduled around the U.S. Saturday as hundreds of shops celebrate Record Store Day during a surge of interest in vinyl and the day after the release of Taylor Swift's latest album. There...

A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising

Apr. 20, 2024 13:22 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — An artisan roastery based in the Finnish capital has introduced a coffee blend that has been developed by artificial intelligence in a trial in which it's hoped that technology can ease the workload in a sector that traditionally prides itself on manual work. It is...

Soar, slide, splash? It’s skiers’ choice as spring’s wacky pond skimming tradition returns

Apr. 20, 2024 12:04 PM EDT

GILFORD, N.H. (AP) — A costumed skier races down a slope, hits a pond and hydroplanes halfway across. He pirouettes and then plunges into the icy water before jumping up and waving to the cheering crowd. It's the wacky spring tradition of pond skimming, and it's happening this...

Morning sickness? Prenatal check-ups? What to know about new rights for pregnant workers

Apr. 20, 2024 09:06 AM EDT

Pregnant employees have the right to a wide range of accommodations under new federal regulations for enforcing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act that supporters say could change workplace culture for millions of people. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency in...