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Iris Apfel, fashion icon known for her eye-catching style, dies at 102

Mar. 01, 2024 22:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Iris Apfel, a textile expert, interior designer and fashion celebrity known for her eccentric style, has died. She was 102. Her death was confirmed by her commercial agent, Lori Sale, who called Apfel “extraordinary.” No cause of death was given. It was also...

California authorizes expansion of Waymo's driverless car services to LA, SF peninsula

Mar. 01, 2024 21:42 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators on Friday authorized Waymo to expand services of its fleet of robotaxis into Los Angeles and to cities on the peninsula south of San Francisco. The California Public Utilities Commission approved Waymo's application for the expansion of...

College athletes would need school approval for NIL deals under bill passed by Utah Legislature

Mar. 01, 2024 21:39 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — College athletes in Utah who are looking to profit off their name, image and likeness will have to seek written approval from their schools for any business deal exceeding $600 under a bill that received final legislative approval in the state Senate on Friday. ...

World Trade Organization ends meeting in UAE after failing to reach major agreements

Mar. 01, 2024 20:56 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Negotiators taking part in a World Trade Organization meeting in the United Arab Emirates ended their summit early Saturday after failing to reach agreements on several major initiatives, the latest sign of turmoil within the global body. The WTO...

How Apache Stronghold's fight to protect Oak Flat in central Arizona has played out over the years

Mar. 01, 2024 20:26 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Oak Flat, a piece of national forest land in central Arizona, is at the heart of a yearslong struggle between Native American groups and mining interests that both consider it important for their future. Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of international mining giants...

A US appeals court ruling could allow mine development on Oak Flat, land sacred to Apaches

Mar. 01, 2024 20:00 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Apache group that has fought to protect land it considers sacred from a copper mining project in central Arizona suffered a significant blow Friday when a divided federal court panel voted 6-5 to uphold a lower court's denial of a preliminary injunction to halt the transfer of...

Texas Panhandle ranchers face losses and grim task of removing dead cattle killed by wildfires

Mar. 01, 2024 19:30 PM EST

SKELLYTOWN, Texas (AP) — First, the flames came storming across the vistas of the Texas Panhandle, burning through the grassy plains and scrub land of the region's cattle ranches. By Friday, ranchers faced a grim task: Search miles of scorched earth to dispose of the burned corpses...

An SUV crashed into a Walmart in suburban Detroit, injuring 5 people, police say

Mar. 01, 2024 18:31 PM EST

CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A sport-utility vehicle crashed into a Walmart in suburban Detroit, injuring several people Friday afternoon, police said. The vehicle did not smash into the Canton Township store's main entrance but near the pharmacy around 1:30 p.m. ...

Question of whether Nebraska public money can go to private schools still set for November ballot

Mar. 01, 2024 18:33 PM EST

Nebraska’s top election official has ruled that voters will get to decide this year whether to repeal a law that gives taxpayer money for private school scholarships. But both Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen and state Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, who authored the school choice law...

Boeing confirms it's in talks to buy Spirit AeroSystems, its key supplier on the troubled 737 Max

Mar. 01, 2024 18:28 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing said Friday that it is in preliminary talks to buy Spirit AeroSystems, which builds fuselages for Boeing 737 Max jetliners, including the one that suffered a door-panel blowout on an Alaska Airlines flight in January. Boeing used to own Spirit, and it said that...