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PHOTOS: At the Pet Gala, fashion goes to the dogs

May. 21, 2024 08:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — They may call it a catwalk, but the Pet Gala is the dogs' time to shine. Designer Anthony Rubio threw the now-annual fashion fete Monday night, sending 18 dogs down the red carpet at New York's American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog. Each canine donned couture...

All that 'checkout charity' adds up. Domino's plans $174 million from it for St. Jude hospital

May. 21, 2024 08:25 AM EDT

The world's top-selling pizza chain is betting big on the generosity of its customers. And it is not alone. Domino's recently pledged $174 million over the next ten years to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, expecting the funds to come from its longstanding roundup...

Climbing limits are being set on Mount Fuji to fight crowds and littering

May. 21, 2024 08:20 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Those who want to climb one of the most popular trails on Japan's iconic Mount Fuji will have to book a slot and pay a fee as crowds, littering and climbers who try to rush too fast to the summit cause safety and conservation concerns at the picturesque stratovolcano. ...

Why you should take steps if you see a grayish powder on your plants. It's powdery mildew

May. 21, 2024 07:39 AM EDT

As the growing season progresses, keep an eye out for a white or grayish-white powder on your plants. That’s powdery mildew, a fungus that affects a wide range of fruits, vegetables and flowers, coating their leaves, stems, blossoms and, in severe cases, entire plants. It isn’t pretty. ...

US pediatricians reverse decades-old advice against HIV-positive mothers breastfeeding

May. 20, 2024 18:02 PM EDT

People with HIV can breastfeed their babies, as long as they are taking medications that effectively suppress the virus that causes AIDS, a top U.S. pediatricians’ group said Monday in a sharp policy change. The new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics reverses...

70 years ago, school integration was a dream many believed could actually happen. It hasn't

May. 20, 2024 17:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seventy years ago this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled separating children in schools by race was unconstitutional. On paper, that decision — the fabled Brown v. Board of Education, taught in most every American classroom — still stands. But for decades,...

Sour Patch Kids Oreos? Peeps Pepsi? What's behind the weird flavors popping up on store shelves

May. 20, 2024 14:48 PM EDT

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream usually draws customers with gourmet takes on classics like vanilla and pistachio. But occasionally, the artisanal ice cream maker headquartered in New York slips in what it calls a “shock flavor,” like Hidden Valley Ranch or pizza. Surprising flavor...

Can pink noise enhance sleep and memory? Early research drives a color noise buzz

May. 20, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

You may have heard of white noise used to mask background sounds. Now, it has colorful competition. There’s a growing buzz around pink noise, brown noise, green noise — a rainbow of soothing sounds — and their theoretical effects on sleep, concentration and the relaxation...

New York-Dublin video link is back up after shutdown for bad behavior

May. 20, 2024 11:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A video link between New York City and Dublin that was shut down due to inappropriate behavior on both sides of the Atlantic has reopened with new security measures. The open-air video link between the two cities, which opened May 8 and was taken offline last week,...

Target to lower prices on thousands of basic items as inflation sends customers scrounging for deals

May. 20, 2024 10:56 AM EDT

Target plans to cut prices on thousands of consumer basics this summer, from diapers to milk, as inflation cuts into household budgets and more Americans pay closer attention to their spending. The price cuts, already applied to 1,500 items, will eventually include 5,000 food, drink...