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4/20 grew from humble roots to marijuana's high holiday

Apr. 19, 2024 10:57 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Saturday marks marijuana culture’s high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather — at 4:20 p.m. — in clouds of smoke on campus quads and pot shops in legal-weed states thank their customers with discounts. This year’s edition provides an occasion for...

Finding an apartment may be easier for California pet owners under new legislation

Apr. 19, 2024 07:26 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California pet owners struggling to find a rental that accepts their furry, four-legged family members could have an easier time leasing new housing under proposed state legislation that would ban blanket no-pets policies and prohibit landlords from charging additional...

Would you like a cicada salad? The monstrous little noisemakers descend on a New Orleans menu

Apr. 19, 2024 01:05 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As the nation prepares for trillions of red-eyed bugs known as periodical cicadas to emerge, it's worth noting that they're not just annoying, noisy pests — if prepared properly, they can also be tasty to eat. Blocks away from such French Quarter fine-dining...

What to stream this weekend: Conan O’Brien travels, 'Migration' soars and Taylor Swift reigns

Apr. 19, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

Zack Snyder’s “Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver” landing on Netflix and Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department” album are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as...

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

Apr. 18, 2024 20:29 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...

Booming cold drink sales mean more plastic waste. So Starbucks redesigned its cups

Apr. 18, 2024 17:38 PM EDT

Booming sales of cold drinks at Starbucks have created a problem: growing amounts of plastic waste from the single-use cups that Frappuccinos, Refreshers, cold brews and other iced drinks are served in. The coffee giant said Thursday it plans to alleviate some of that waste with new...

Meta's newest AI model beats some peers. But its amped-up AI agents are confusing Facebook users

Apr. 18, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Facebook parent Meta Platforms unveiled a new set of artificial intelligence systems Thursday that are powering what CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls “the most intelligent AI assistant that you can freely use.” But as Zuckerberg's crew of amped-up Meta AI...

After 40 nights of U2 at the Sphere, Phish's Trey Anastasio talks about taking over

Apr. 18, 2024 13:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Phish has been performing for decades, but never has the band played the same show twice. Over the 40 years since the band was formed at a Vermont college, Phish has amassed a reputation for its dedicated legion of fans and the dazzling light shows that accompany...

John Adams' Nativity oratorio 'El Nino' gets colorful staging at the Met

Apr. 18, 2024 13:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The children crumple and fall to the stage, victims of King Herod’s assassins. Then the Virgin Mary, in a voice brimming with anguish and outrage, memorializes the student protesters who were massacred by Mexican armed forces in 1968. This is “El Nino,” a...

Musician T Bone Burnett is trading his dystopian sensibilities for some warm-hearted acoustic music

Apr. 18, 2024 13:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At an age when many contemporaries contemplate retirement, musician T Bone Burnett has made big changes in his life and art. Burnett, most celebrated for his production acumen, uprooted from Los Angeles to move to Nashville and recorded a warm-hearted disc of his...