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Snow too thick to plow keeps skiers from California resorts

Feb. 15, 2019 11:15 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Winter weather enveloping California's mountains for a fourth straight day Friday kept skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents Day holiday weekend, with snow so deep that plows could not tackle it and cities scrambled to find places to pile it. Several routes to...

Curry 'family reunion' has special start at All-Star Weekend

Feb. 15, 2019 10:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Curry family All-Star Weekend is off to a rousing start — a Curry knocked down a big shot on Friday. Not surprising, except it was Sonya Curry. Yes, Dell's wife and the mother of Stephen and Seth showed she also hit a dramatic game-winning shot from deep. Sonya sank a...

The Latest: Flood warning for California river cancelled

Feb. 15, 2019 10:05 PM EST

GUERNEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on storms hitting the West (all times local): 7 p.m. Authorities have cancelled a flood warning for a Northern California community where a river fed by a fierce storm rose above flood stage. The National Weather Service issued the warning for an area near Guerneville...

Famous Los leads Home Team in NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Feb. 15, 2019 9:47 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Comedian Famous Los scored 22 points and was selected the MVP in the Home Team's 82-80 victory over the Visiting Team on Friday night in the highest-scoring NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. Quavo, part of the hip-hop trio Migos, scored 27 points for the Visiting Team, and former NBA star...

Beer from 1886 shipwreck may yield new brew

Feb. 15, 2019 7:23 PM EST

COBLESKILL, N.Y. (AP) — Ahoy, beer lovers: A bottle from a 133-year-old shipwreck may yield yeast for a new brew in upstate New York. Biotechnology students at the State University of New York at Cobleskill uncorked a bottle from the shipwrecked SS Oregon on Thursday. Serious Brewing Company of Howes Cave...

Gucci to step up diversity hiring after 'blackface' uproar

Feb. 15, 2019 7:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Italian fashion house Gucci announced a major push Friday to step up diversity hiring as part of a long-term plan to build cultural awareness at the luxury fashion company following an uproar over an $890 sweater that resembled blackface. Gucci also said it will hire a global director for...

Fashion world descends on London for fashion week shows

Feb. 15, 2019 6:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — London is taking its turn in the style spotlight with the opening of London Fashion Week, an extravaganza that will feature up-and-coming young designers along with big names like Victoria Beckham, Vivienne Westwood and Burberry. More than 100 catwalk shows are scheduled along with countless...

Chief: Officer lied in affidavit before deadly Houston raid

Feb. 15, 2019 6:56 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A lead investigator lied in an affidavit justifying a drug raid on a Houston home in which two residents were killed and four undercover officers were shot and wounded during a gun battle, the city's police chief said Friday. In the search warrant that was used to justify entering the home,...

Haiti to unveil economic measures to quell violent protests

Feb. 15, 2019 6:51 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitians on Friday vowed to keep protesting until President Jovenel Moise resigns, despite his announcement of upcoming economic measures designed to quell more than a week of violent demonstrations across the country. Moise said during a televised address late Thursday that he...

New Hampshire online lottery sues over gambling opinion

Feb. 15, 2019 6:09 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A U.S. Department of Justice legal opinion that could threaten online gambling and state-run lotteries is being challenged in court by the state of New Hampshire and the company that supports its iLottery system. In a reversal from 2011, the department issued an opinion in November...