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Wild prints, trendy wear are making the Masters the center of the golf fashion universe

Apr. 12, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — At a place where green jackets never go out of style, the sometimes-wild, often-trendy and always-interesting fashion sense of those playing Augusta National has become a viral subplot to the competition at the Masters this week. At the forefront may have been...

Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli has died at age 83, his company says

Apr. 12, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli, known for a flamboyant, glamorous style and textile innovations, has died at age 83, his company announced Friday. “Dear Roberto, you may not be physically here with us anymore but I know I will feel your spirit with me...

German parliament votes to make it easier for people to legally change their name and gender

Apr. 12, 2024 09:58 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers on Friday approved legislation that will make it easier for transgender, intersex and nonbinary people to change their name and gender in official records. The “self-determination law,” one of several social reforms that Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s...

Project to shore up Pompeii yields stunning black banquet hall, with frescoes of Trojan War figures

Apr. 12, 2024 08:45 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Archaeologists excavating new sites in Pompeii have uncovered a sumptuous banquet hall decorated with intricately frescoed mythological characters inspired by the Trojan War, officials said Thursday. The hall, which features a mosaic floor, was uncovered as part of a...

Teaching refugee women to drive goes farther than their destination

Apr. 12, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — In a large, empty parking lot outside Atlanta, one car slowly careened around parking spaces. From the passenger seat, driving instructor Nancy Gobran peered over large sunglasses at her student, a 30-year-old Syrian refugee woman who was driving for one of the first...

Instagram begins blurring nudity in messages to protect teens and fight sexual extortion

Apr. 11, 2024 20:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Instagram says it's deploying new tools to protect young people and combat sexual extortion, including a feature that will automatically blur nudity in direct messages. The social media platform said in a blog post Thursday that it's testing out the features as part...

The OJ Simpson saga was a unique American moment. 3 decades on, we're still wondering what it means

Apr. 11, 2024 18:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A dog’s plaintive wail. A courtroom couplet-turned-cultural catchphrase about gloves. A judge and attorneys who became media darlings and villains. A slightly bewildered houseguest elevated, briefly, into a slightly bewildered celebrity. Troubling questions about race that echo...

Movie Review: ‘Food, Inc. 2’ revisits food system, sees reason for frustration and (a little) hope

Apr. 11, 2024 16:20 PM EDT

The makers of the influential 2008 documentary “Food, Inc.” never planned to make a sequel. They figured they’d said it all in their harrowing look at a broken, unsustainable food system — a system led, they argued, by a few multinational corporations whose monopoly squeezes out local...

Federal appeals court hears arguments on nation's first ban on gender-affirming care for minors

Apr. 11, 2024 13:47 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Arguments before a federal appeals court that is considering whether to reinstate Arkansas' first-in-the-nation ban on gender-affirming care for minors focused Thursday on whether it and similar restrictions adopted by two dozen states discriminate on the basis of sex. ...

Breaking from routine with a mini sabbatical or 'adult gap year' can be rejuvenating

Apr. 11, 2024 10:25 AM EDT

If you daydream about getting a break from stress, you might picture a restful week of vacation or a long weekend away. But some people opt for something bigger, finding ways to take longer or more varied time away from the routine. Mini sabbaticals. Adult gap years. Or just gap...