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Edmunds: The best used vehicles for young drivers under $20,000

May. 29, 2024 06:24 AM EDT

Safety is critically important when choosing a vehicle for a younger driver. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. There are many reasons for that statistic, ranging from inexperience and...

The art of drag has become a target. With Pride Month nigh, performers are organizing to fight back

May. 29, 2024 05:48 AM EDT

“Drag is joy, but it’s under attack. Our very existence, our self-expression, our art — all of it is being threatened. And we’ve had enough.” That’s the opening salvo of Qommittee, a group of drag performers banding together to protect and promote their art form, as it...

Quality early education can be expensive or hard to find. Home visits bring it to more families

May. 29, 2024 03:01 AM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Standing in her living room, Isabel Valencia sets up her makeshift tennis serve with the materials on hand: a green balloon for a ball and a ruler affixed to a paper plate for a racket. She bats the balloon to her home visitor, Mayra Ocampo, and they pass it...

The screen set up to block tourist snapshots of Mount Fuji has several holes in it

May. 28, 2024 22:55 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese town that erected a huge black screen last week in an attempt to stop tourists from snapping photos of Mount Fuji and overcrowding the area has discovered holes in the screen and is working to repair them, officials said Tuesday. Fujikawaguchiko, a popular...

What is Manhattanhenge and when can you see it?

May. 28, 2024 22:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Twice per year, New Yorkers and visitors are treated to a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge, when the setting sun aligns with the Manhattan street grid and sinks below the horizon framed in a canyon of skyscrapers. The event is a favorite of photographers and often...

Proposed gender identity measure fails to qualify for California ballot

May. 28, 2024 21:11 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians won't be voting this November on a policy that would have required schools to notify parents if their child asks to change their gender identification. Proponents of a ballot measure to create such a statewide policy announced Tuesday they...

Melinda French Gates to donate $1 billion over next 2 years in support of women's rights

May. 28, 2024 20:50 PM EDT

Melinda French Gates says she will be donating $1 billion over the next two years to individuals and organizations working on behalf of women and families globally, including on reproductive rights in the United States. It's the second billion-dollar commitment French Gates has...

Golfers want millions to give up a World Heritage Site in Ohio with ancient Indigenous ties

May. 28, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s historical society is one step away from gaining control of ancient ceremonial and burial earthworks maintained by a country club where members golf alongside the mounds. A trial was slated to begin Tuesday to determine how much the historical society...

More people make 'no-buy year' pledges as overspending or climate worries catch up with them

May. 28, 2024 17:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 35-year-old Brooklyn resident gave up buying new clothes. A 22-year old in San Diego swore off retail therapy at Target. A 26-year old in England banned carbonated drinks from her shopping list. These three women, who don’t know each other, all started the year...

Hollywood movies rarely reflect climate change crisis. These researchers want to change that

May. 28, 2024 15:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Aquaman might not mind if the oceans rise, but moviegoers might. That's one of the takeaways from a new study conducted by researchers who set out to determine if today's Hollywood blockbusters are reflective of the current climate crisis. The vast majority...