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Colombia midfielder gets second-fastest World Cup red card

Jun. 19, 2018 5:13 PM EDT

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez will be relieved about one thing. His third-minute dismissal in the team's opener with Japan on Tuesday at the World Cup isn't the fastest in the tournament's history. That honor remains in the hands of Uruguay defender Jose Batista, who was shown...

Scything Zen: Ancient way to cut grass also a state of mind

Jun. 19, 2018 1:39 PM EDT

CONTRADA PETRARO, Sicily (AP) — Spring is ending and summer approaches. The grass is now long, finished growing. For us, it's time to scythe. This is a beautiful, and slightly sad, time of year for my wife and me, when the fields of grass and flowers on our 3 acres of farmland in the mountains of northern...

Armani democratizes the double-breasted jacket

Jun. 18, 2018 6:23 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — In a week normally reserved for men's fashion, the June edition of Milan Fashion Week closed Monday with a mélange of men's and women's previews for next spring and summer. President of the Italian national fashion chamber, Carlo Capasa, said the shift is a response to "the challenges...

Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row

Jun. 18, 2018 2:33 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's allies in Bavaria averted an immediate collision Monday with the German leader, giving her two weeks to make deals on migrants with other European countries instead of turning them back unilaterally at Germany's border. In her fourth term at the helm of Europe's...

Italy's interior minister turns gaze to 'Roma question'

Jun. 18, 2018 1:52 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy's hard-line interior minister, who recently sparked a multinational showdown by refusing entry to a Mediterranean Sea rescue boat packed with 630 migrants, is now taking aim at Italy's minority Roma community. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini told a Lombardy television station Monday that...

The Latest: Seehofer wants quick action on migrants

Jun. 18, 2018 8:53 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Germany and the debate over migration (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Germany's interior minister says he wants to be able to start turning migrants back at the border quickly if Chancellor Angela Merkel's talks with other European Union countries fail to produce results this...

Prada redefines youthful elegance with psychedelic flair

Jun. 17, 2018 7:59 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Youthful designers injected energy into the third day Sunday of Milan Fashion Week menswear previews for next spring and summer. While the topics of generational and creative change at some of the most-established Milan fashion houses were running in the background, young brands carved out...

The Latest: Migrant ship passengers represent 31 countries

Jun. 17, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 4:00 p.m. The United Nations refugee agency is warning against a repeat of the standoff that left a private rescue ship carrying 629 migrants at sea for a week. A convoy consisting of the aid ship Aquarius and two...

Sea convoy reaches Spain as migration debate roils Europe

Jun. 17, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — An aid group's ship and two Italian military vessels docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea only to become pawns in a European political fight. The Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo...

From Missoni to Dolce&Gabbana, Milan men bask in street wear

Jun. 16, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Milan designers continue to cast their eyes toward Millennials with a focus on street wear — but without giving up tailored luxury and technical innovations. Menswear collections for next spring and summer were being shown Saturday during the second day of Milan Fashion Week. The focus...