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Askew gets call from old team as emergency replacement

Jun. 13, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Oliver Askew, like most race car drivers, never goes to a track without his helmet — one never knows when a team might need an emergency driver. So he was ready when Arrow McLaren SP needed a replacement for Felix Rosenqvist on Sunday at the Raceway at...

Biologists try to protect bats from deadly fungus in Utah

Jun. 13, 2021 08:03 AM EDT

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — When bats come to mind, people generally think of horror movies and vampires, but bats actually play an important role in the ecosystem. But they’re in danger. White Nose Syndrome, WNS, was discovered in New York in 2006 and has been affecting...

Afghan forces struggle, demoralized, rife with corruption

May. 27, 2021 02:32 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Abdullah Mohammadi lost his two legs and an arm below the elbow in a ferocious battle with the Taliban. As a young Afghan soldier, he had been eager to fight for his country, but now he’s furious at a government he says ignores him and hasn't paid his veteran's...

Vans co-founder Paul Van Doren dies at 90

May. 07, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Van Doren, co-founder of the Vans company whose iconic Southern California sneakers were beloved by skateboarders and became an international success, has died. He was 90. The company, based southeast of Los Angeles in Costa Mesa, announced Van...

Kanye West sneakers fetch record $1.8M at private sale

Apr. 26, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of prototype Nikes worn by Kanye West during his performances of “Hey Mama” and “Stronger” at the Grammy Awards in 2008 has shattered the record for a pair of sneakers ever sold. Sotheby's announced Monday that West's so-called “Grammy...

Tod's shares soar on $90.5m deal with French group LVMH

Apr. 23, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault and Tod’s founder Diego Dalle Valle are further cementing their 20-year friendship with a deal for the French group to increase its stake in the Italian luxury goods maker. Shares in the Italian luxury...

Paul Andrew steps down as Ferragamo creative director

Apr. 08, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Designer Paul Andrew is stepping down as creative director of Salvatore Ferragamo, effective in May, the fashion house said Thursday. Andrew joined the Florence-based company as women’s footwear designer in 2016 and was promoted to creative director for...

Harrison's Workwear outfits Caleb Kennedy for American Idol

Mar. 27, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — What does it take to get a country boy ready for the bright lights of Hollywood? He’s got the voice. The stage presence. The original songs. Now he just needs some new Ariat boots with a custom design. Harrison’s...