Latest Lifestyle News

US says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian 'act of war'

Sep. 18, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil installations an "act of war" against the kingdom by Iran, as the Saudis displayed missile and drone wreckage and cited other evidence they said shows the raid was "unquestionably sponsored...

Bermuda battens down for Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

Sep. 18, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Powerful winds from Hurricane Humberto began hitting Bermuda Wednesday as the government urged people to stay off the streets during the British territory's close brush with the powerful Category 3 storm. And another growing storm threatened tourist resorts along Mexico's Pacific. Bermuda Gov....

Kentucky scraps plan to distribute Real ID licenses

Sep. 18, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is backing away from its plan to have circuit court clerk's offices distribute new driver's licenses that eventually will be needed for domestic air travel. The state started a pilot program in Franklin and Woodford counties to distribute Real ID licenses in circuit court...

Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards

Sep. 18, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators, a move critics said would result in less fuel efficient cars that create more planet-warming pollution. In...

Creativity without the pressure at 'paint and sip' studios

Sep. 18, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

They've become a global sensation — "paint and sip" studios where adults can spend evenings out learning to make art in a relaxed, BYOB setting. Thousands of franchises now exist to help us all unleash our inner creative. One of the places where it all began was a little studio outside Birmingham, Alabama....

Strangers in strange land, 130 migrants co-exist in shelter

Sep. 18, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob. The sound is quiet, muffled. The only light comes from streetlights shimmering above the razor wire. It's impossible to see who is...

Women occupy most same-sex households, except in cities

Sep. 18, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

Female couples make up more than half of all same-sex households in the United States, but male couples dominate in cities with large gay populations. The U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday that the U.S. had almost 1 million same sex households in 2017, with female couples making up almost 52 percent of those...

Amazon Prime to stream Rihanna's next-level lingerie show

Sep. 18, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna believes women of all shapes, colors and sizes should be celebrated, and that spirit of inclusion has made her lingerie and beauty lines massive successes. "Women just need a little bit of validation," the superstar explained to The Associated Press ahead of her Savage X Fenty...

Sri Lanka to hold presidential election on Nov. 16

Sep. 18, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka will hold a presidential election on Nov. 16, the elections office said Wednesday, amid calls for a strong leader to boost national security as the country recovers from deadly Easter Sunday bomb attacks. The coordinated attacks on three churches and three tourist hotels...

Bride, groom show up at hospital to visit injured grandma

Sep. 18, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (AP) — When her grandmother broke her hip the day before her destination wedding, the bride and groom showed up at the hospital to surprise her. Kasey Samuels says Rita Scanlon "was pretty much in tears" when Samuels and her groom Tyler showed up at Sacred Heart Hospital in Florida's...