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Iconic designer Dries Van Noten stages his swan song show in Paris, retiring from fashion

Jun. 22, 2024 18:32 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The curtain fell and the disco ball was raised celebrating 38 years and 150 collections of Dries Van Noten, who staged his final fashion show Saturday at Paris Fashion Week. The Belgian fashion maestro, a member of the influential “Antwerp Six” known for his innovative and...

Looking for the Fountain of Youth? Try the gym and weight-resistance training

Jun. 22, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Here's the message from Dr. Marcas Bamman, a physiologist with decades of research into aging who preaches the benefits of weight-resistance training for those who are getting up there. We're talking 60-plus — women and men. And we're talking about hitting the gym...

Taylor Swift kicks off UK Eras shows as some fans wonder if singer is ready to say 'So long, London'

Jun. 22, 2024 13:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Taylor Swift fans enjoy parsing the singer-songwriter’s lyrics for references to her romantic life and insights into her state of mind. But the pop superstar’s fans in the U.K. didn’t have to listen closely to her latest album, “The Tortured Poets...

23-year-old new mom attempts to become 1st woman to win gender-neutral title in ACL cornhole event

Jun. 21, 2024 18:41 PM EDT

The recreational game of cornhole wouldn’t seem to have any characteristics that would give men an inherent advantage. Yet no woman ever has won a championship in the nine-year-old American Cornhole League’s gender-neutral pro singles division. Cheyenne Bubenheim wants to change...

Shiny monolith removed from mountains outside Las Vegas. How it got there still is a mystery

Jun. 21, 2024 18:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A strange monolith found jutting out of the rocks in a remote mountain range near Las Vegas has been taken down by authorities. How it got there is still unsolved. “It remains unknown how the item got to its location or who might be...

Dior's cats and dogs: Kim Jones unleashes a star-studded, art-inspired Paris collection

Jun. 21, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Kim Jones ’ starry collection for Dior was the fruit of an encounter with ceramicist Hylton Nel, whose pottery and ceramics, including animal motifs, gave the spring collection for the Parisian powerhouse a fun, arty—and domesticated lift. Here are some highlights...

US Olympic and other teams will bring their own AC units to Paris, undercutting environmental plan

Jun. 21, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic team is one of a handful that will supply air conditioners for their athletes at the Paris Games in a move that undercuts organizers' plans to cut carbon emissions. U.S. Olympic and Paralympic CEO Sarah Hirshland said Friday that while the U.S....

Workers sue Disney claiming they were fraudulently induced to move to Florida from California

Jun. 21, 2024 13:20 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney workers are suing their employer, claiming they were fraudulently induced to move from California to Florida to work in a new office campus only to have those plans later scrapped amid a fight between the entertainment giant and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. ...

AmEx buys dining reservation company Tock from Squarespace for $400M

Jun. 21, 2024 10:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — American Express will acquire the dining reservation and event management platform Tock from Squarespace for $400 million cash. AmEx began making acquisitions in the dining and event space with its purchase of Resy five years ago, giving cardmembers access to...

On wealthy Martha's Vineyard, costly housing is forcing workers out and threatening public safety

Jun. 21, 2024 10:31 AM EDT

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) — Sheryl Taylor works as an administrator for Martha's Vineyard Regional High School. Each summer, she has to leave the island or stay with friends because she can't afford the high seasonal rents. How high? The average vacation home rents for $6,500 a...