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Statue of Liberty protester gets probation

Mar. 19, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty last July 4 to protest the separation of families at the Mexican border has been sentenced to five years' probation and 200 hours of community service. Therese Okoumou entered the Manhattan federal courthouse on Tuesday with clear tape...

UK airline says female flight attendants can drop makeup

Mar. 6, 2019 6:13 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Britain's Virgin Atlantic has dropped a requirement that female flight attendants wear makeup, joining other major carriers that have eased their dress and grooming requirements after complaints about turning female employees into sex objects. Virgin Atlantic announced this week that female...

Internet, intuition can help businesses spot next big thing

Mar. 6, 2019 12:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When small business owners want to divine what consumer spending trends will be months from now, their methods can be as sophisticated as internet analytics or as basic as plain old intuition. At Moriarty's Gem Art, co-owner Jeff Moriarty tracks searches on the jewelry company's website and...

FDA warns of asbestos in Claire's makeup; company disputes

Mar. 5, 2019 6:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators on Tuesday warned people not to use certain Claire's makeup products after samples tested positive for asbestos, but the retailer disputed the findings. The Food and Drug Administraiton said it issued the warning because it said Claire's refused to comply with its request...

Officials call for regulations after Robert Kraft charges

Feb. 26, 2019 6:21 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Attorney General Maura Healey renewed her call on Tuesday for passage of legislation that would tighten state laws around the licensing and regulation of massage therapy and bodyworks in Massachusetts, in the aftermath of allegations that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paid for sex...

Poor People's Campaign to hold bus tours of poverty areas

Feb. 25, 2019 3:25 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Poor People's Campaign will hold bus tours of poverty-stricken areas in more than 20 states to call attention to "what the national emergencies really are" in the wake of President Donald Trump's emergency declaration over the U.S.-Mexico border, a leader of the campaign says. The...

Florida man sues hair dye maker after being scarred

Feb. 22, 2019 5:30 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is suing a consumer products company after he says he suffered permanent scarring and discoloration on his face from using a men's hair dye. David Collier's lawsuit says the company Combe didn't properly warn consumers that they could have allergic reactions to its Just...

Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders' hairdos for free

Feb. 20, 2019 8:47 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — At a barbershop tucked away in a Hanoi alley, Le Phuc Hai patiently waits for the dye to turn his black hair the orange shade of President Donald Trump's locks. On a chair next to him, 9-year-old To Gia Huy emerges as the spitting image of a miniature Kim Jong Un. "Many people say...

New York City aims to stop hairstyle discrimination

Feb. 18, 2019 2:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City doesn't want people to have their hairstyles held against them, and it unveiled novel guidelines Monday against hairdo discrimination. The new legal guidance says the city's existing human rights law protects New Yorkers' right to "maintain natural hair or hairstyles that are...

Wisconsin high school sorry for apparent blackface display

Feb. 14, 2019 4:47 PM EST

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — The principal of a suburban Milwaukee high school says there will be consequences for students at a basketball game who displayed pictures of an opponent making it appear he was wearing blackface. The player was Nicolet High School star Jalen Johnson. Johnson, who is black, is...