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ASK A DESIGNER: Comfort is on trend for decor in 2019

Dec. 5, 2018 9:03 AM EST

What trends will dominate home decorating in 2019? When we asked interior designers about the colors, fabrics and styles likely to be popular this year, one message came through loud and clear: People are seeking comfort at home. But rather than casual, farmhouse-style comfort, these designers are seeing a trend...

Architects, activists slam Jerusalem Old City cable car plan

Nov. 14, 2018 7:09 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli plan to build a cable car to Jerusalem's historic Old City has united architects and Palestinian activists in opposition to a project they say is both an eyesore and a ploy to entrench Israeli control over the city's contested eastern sector. Developers say the proposed project...

Iran state TV: Tehran gets new mayor after 'no-retirees' law

Nov. 13, 2018 3:54 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV says the Tehran city council has elected a new mayor after a law adopted in September banned retirees from being employed in government positions. The report says 54-year-old Pirouz Hanachi was chosen for the post. He is an architecture professor at the Fine Arts Faculty...

Stan Lee, creator of a galaxy of Marvel superheroes, dies

Nov. 12, 2018 7:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95. Lee was declared dead at Cedars-Sinai...

Family attorney says Marvel giant Stan Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died at age 95

Nov. 12, 2018 2:07 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family attorney says Marvel giant Stan Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died at age 95.

Bono to Congress: Thanks for ignoring Trump on AIDS funding

Nov. 5, 2018 7:35 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Bono has a message for the U.S. Congress: Thanks for ignoring President Donald Trump. Trump has sought to slash hundreds of millions of dollars from U.S. funding for AIDS programs at home and abroad, but the U2 frontman says members of Congress "have so far turned down this president's...

'Brady Bunch' cast members reunite at TV family home

Nov. 2, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marcia, Marcia, Marcia was in the house. Six cast members of "The Brady Bunch" gathered Thursday in Los Angeles at the home that was featured in the opening and closing of the sitcom. HGTV purchased the home in the Studio City neighborhood in Los Angeles for its new series, "A Very Brady...

Mexico referendum cancels partly built $13 billion airport

Oct. 29, 2018 7:54 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president-elect said Monday he will respect the result of a referendum that rejected a partly built new airport for Mexico City, effectively ending the $13 billion project. "The decision taken by the citizens is democratic, rational and efficient," Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador...

Public will decide future of Mexico's $13 billion airport

Oct. 25, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The future of Mexico City's new airport, already about a third completed, comes down to a public vote this week in a political high-wire act by the president-elect that could shut down the country's largest infrastructure project in recent memory. After his election, Andres Manuel Lopez...

FBI: Sotheby's defrauded of $5 million in auction scheme

Oct. 17, 2018 2:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A fine art consultant in New York and an interior designer in Florida stole an elderly woman's identity and used it to bid millions of dollars on famous paintings and defraud the renowned Sotheby's auction house, federal prosecutors allege in court filings. Joakim von Ditmar and Antonio...