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Remember last year's Memorial Day travel jams? Chances are they will be much worse this year

May. 23, 2024 05:30 AM EDT

You didn’t think summer travel would be easy, did you? Highways and airports are likely to be jammed the next few days as Americans head out for Memorial Day weekend getaways and then return home. AAA predicts this will be the busiest start-of-summer weekend in...

Three little piggies at a yoga class = maximum happiness

May. 23, 2024 02:01 AM EDT

SPENCER, Mass. (AP) — Three little piggies went to a yoga class. Their human companions had a blast. Wilbur, Charlotte and Bluey fit right into a growing trend of yoga with animals, adding some fun to the usual physical and mental wellness exercises at a class in...

At the 'Super Bowl of Swine,' global barbecuing traditions are the wood-smoked flavor of the day

May. 23, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — The smell of wood fire wafting on the breeze is the first sense that gets triggered at the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest in Memphis, where smoke is as essential an ingredient as salt. For the teams that annually compete at the so-called Super...

Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in the US, a new study says

May. 22, 2024 21:41 PM EDT

For the first time, the number of Americans who use marijuana just about every day has surpassed the number who drink that often, a shift some 40 years in the making as recreational pot use became more mainstream and legal in nearly half of U.S. states. In 2022, an estimated 17.7...

Buy now, pay later companies must adhere to credit card standards, consumer agency says

May. 22, 2024 18:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Buy now, pay later companies must provide consumers with the same legal rights and protections as credit card lenders do, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Wednesday in a new rule. That includes the right to demand a refund and to dispute transactions....

Average US vehicle age hits record 12.6 years as high prices force people to keep them longer

May. 22, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Cars, trucks and SUVs in the U.S. keep getting older, hitting a record average age of 12.6 years in 2024 as people hang on to their vehicles largely because new ones cost so much. S&P Global Mobility, which tracks state vehicle registration data nationwide, said...

Nashville council rejects proposed sign for Morgan Wallen's new bar, decrying his behavior

May. 22, 2024 17:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville councilmembers have rejected plans for a glowing sign to be erected at Morgan Wallen's new bar along the city's neon-lit strip of honky tonks, citing his use of a racial slur that caused controversy in 2021 and recent criminal charges accusing the country star of...

By the numbers: There are now more daily marijuana users in the US than daily alcohol users

May. 22, 2024 15:19 PM EDT

New research based on data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, published Wednesday in the journal Addiction, compares Americans' use of cannabis and alcohol over the past 40 years. Here are some of the findings and other notable numbers. — An estimated 17.7 million...

Use of Wegovy and other weight-loss drugs soars among kids and young adults

May. 22, 2024 13:50 PM EDT

At 17, Israel McKenzie was so burdened by obesity that he stopped going to high school in person and was embarrassed to speak to people at his restaurant job. “I was in a really dark place,” says McKenzie, whose weight had climbed to 335 pounds on his 6-foot-1 frame, despite...

For some digital detox, look to the latest in craft kits

May. 22, 2024 10:38 AM EDT

Digital diversions may have us tethered to tech, but screen fatigue is real. Even my digitally-native, young-millennial kids prefer printed books these days. And a recent weekend together at home had us busting out some craft kits. There might have been Netflix in the background, but...