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Sweden's parliament passes a law to make it easier for young people to legally change their gender

Apr. 17, 2024 12:18 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Swedish parliament passed a law Wednesday lowering the age required for people to legally change their gender from 18 to 16. Those under 18 still need approval from a guardian, a doctor and the National Board of Health and Welfare. No longer required...

Hillary Clinton and Malala Yousafzai producing. An election coming. ‘Suffs’ has timing on its side

Apr. 17, 2024 12:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shaina Taub was in the audience at “Suffs,” her buzzy and timely new musical about women’s suffrage, when she spied something that delighted her. It was intermission, and Taub, both creator and star, had been watching her understudy perform at a matinee...

8 ways to personalize your rental — and get your deposit back

Apr. 17, 2024 10:04 AM EDT

While renting apartments in San Francisco, Malone Detro often made small changes to the walls or fixtures to match her particular taste and budget. “There are a lot of ways in which a rental home can feel not like home,” says Detro, founder of Malone, an interior design and...

Earth Day: How a senator's idea more than 50 years ago got people fighting for their planet

Apr. 17, 2024 09:32 AM EDT

Millions of people around the world will pause on Monday, at least for a moment, to mark Earth Day. It's an annual event founded by people who hoped to stir activism to clean up and preserve a planet that is now home to some 8 billion humans and assorted trillions of other organisms. ...

Edmunds: Avoid these 3 mistakes when buying a used car sight unseen

Apr. 17, 2024 08:11 AM EDT

It’s easier than ever before to buy a used vehicle online. Unfortunately, that also means it’s easier than ever before to make a purchase you might later regret. Buying a vehicle online and sight unseen allows you to potentially shop the nation’s entire inventory of cars...

A painting of Winston Churchill by an artist whose work he hated is up for auction

Apr. 16, 2024 20:40 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A portrait of Winston Churchill by an artist whose work the British leader loathed went on display Tuesday at Churchill’s birthplace ahead of an auction in June. The painting by modernist artist Graham Sutherland was made in preparation for a larger portrait that...

West Virginia transgender sports ban discriminates against teen athlete, appeals court says

Apr. 16, 2024 17:53 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's transgender sports ban violates the rights of a teen athlete under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in schools, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1...

Dr. Martens shares plunge to record low after weak US revenue outlook

Apr. 16, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chunky bootmaker Dr. Martens is warning of a tough year ahead. The London-based company's footwear became a symbol of youthful rebellion in the 1960s and has remained popular with a string of subcultures, from punk to goth since. But the business got tripped up with...

What Winnie the Pooh and Mickey Mouse can tell us about the public domain and remix culture

Apr. 16, 2024 14:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The giant stuffed bear, its face a twisted smile, lumbers across the screen. Menacing music swells. Shadows mask unknown threats. Christopher Robin begs for his life. And is that a sledgehammer about to pulverize a minor character's head? Thus unfolds the...

Millennial Money: How couples can share the mental load of money management

Apr. 16, 2024 09:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lot of work goes into making a household run smoothly, and the thread that runs through all the labor is money. It’s money that makes it possible to fix a broken appliance, enroll the kids in summer camp and save up to replace the aging car. The mental load of money can be...