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Florida mall, once the ‘place to be,’ fades into oblivion

Nov. 25, 2021 03:25 AM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — As a teenager in the mid-1980s, Iris Pitnikoss worked at Ritz Camera, the film and photo equipment store in Manatee County’s DeSoto Square Mall. She sold cameras — professional devices like Nikons and Kodaks, as well as smaller models like...

Thailand's festival honoring rivers also pollutes them

Nov. 20, 2021 03:44 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thais flocked to rivers and lakes on Friday evening to release small floats adorned with flowers and candles in an annual festival honoring the goddess of water, with thousands of the tiny boats ending up clogging and polluting the country’s waterways. ...

Family attorney says 9-year-old Ezra Blount has died from injuries after being trampled at Astroworld Festival

Nov. 14, 2021 22:07 PM EST
HOUSTON (AP) — Family attorney says 9-year-old Ezra Blount has died from injuries after being trampled at Astroworld Festival.

Art show commemorating the toll of COVID-19 on display

Nov. 13, 2021 15:30 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — An art show meant to commemorate the toll of lives lost to COVID-19 in the U.S. is on display in Cambridge. The project called “Remembering Together: Marking Lives COVID-19” came about as a collaborative social media project. Artists were invited to...

National Peanut Festival wrapping up in southeast Alabama

Nov. 13, 2021 10:38 AM EST

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — One of the biggest events of the year in southeast Alabama is wrapping up this weekend in Dothan as the National Peanut Festival concludes its 10-day run. The Dothan Eagle reports the festival parade was set for Saturday morning after a one-year...

Chinese shoppers spend $139 billion during Singles' Day fest

Nov. 12, 2021 05:40 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese shoppers spent $139.1 billion during this year's annual Singles' Day shopping extravaganza, breaking last year's record even though spending slowed during the coronavirus pandemic. Alibaba tallied 540.3 billion yuan ($84.5 billion) in spending...

Estudiante herida en Astroworld muere, son 9 las víctimas

Nov. 11, 2021 16:34 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Una estudiante universitaria de 22 años que resultó gravemente herida en el festival Astroworld en Houston ha muerto, dijo el abogado de su familia el jueves, por lo que aumentó a 9 la cifra de víctimas mortales tras una avalancha humana hacia el escenario durante la...

'What fear?': Hindus bathe in frothy, polluted Indian river

Nov. 10, 2021 11:32 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — One of India's most sacred rivers appears to be coated with a thick layer of snow. Except it isn't. A vast stretch of the Yamuna river is covered with white toxic foam, caused in part by pollutants discharged from industries ringing New Delhi. ...

China's Singles' Day shopping fest muted amid tech crackdown

Nov. 10, 2021 01:08 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s biggest online shopping day, known as “Singles’ Day” on Nov. 11, is taking on a muted tone this year as regulators crack down on the technology industry and President Xi Jinping pushes for “common prosperity.” The Singles’ Day...

EXPLAINER: How crowdfunding helps real Astroworld victims

Nov. 08, 2021 17:55 PM EST

In the hours following the pandemonium at the Astroworld Festival that left eight people dead and dozens injured, the requests for donations started multiplying on social media. Some immediately seemed genuine. The family of 16-year-old Brianna Rodriguez, a junior at...