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Verbal attack on French philosopher new anti-Semitism jolt

Feb. 17, 2019 5:22 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — An upsurge in anti-Semitism in France reached a climax this weekend with a torrent of hate speech directed at a distinguished philosopher during a march of yellow vest protesters, adding to questions about the radicalized fringes of the movement hidden within French society and troubling the...

Aurora shooter's permit was revoked but gun wasn't seized

Feb. 17, 2019 5:15 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An initial background check failed to detect a felony conviction that should have barred the man who killed five co-workers and wounded six others at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant from buying the gun. Months later, a second background check of Gary Martin found his 1995...

Return to sender: High court to hear undeliverable mail case

Feb. 17, 2019 4:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitch Hungerpiller thought he had a first-class solution for mail that gets returned as undeliverable, a common problem for businesses that send lots of letters. But the process he helped develop and built his small Alabama technology company around has resulted in a more than decadelong...

Burberry catwalk showcases streetwear, elegant classics

Feb. 17, 2019 3:15 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Victoria Beckham doesn't need celebrities at her fashion shows — her A-list family provides more than enough star power. The designer's husband, retired soccer superstar David Beckham, and the couple's four children turned up as guests of honor Sunday to support her London Fashion Week...

Insider Q&A: Grailed CEO talks about popular men's fashion

Feb. 17, 2019 1:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — If you don't know fashion labels Supreme or Off-White, you've probably also never heard of Grailed, an eBay-like marketplace where those brands are bought and sold. It was started five years ago by CEO and co-founder Arun Gupta, after he realized there wasn't a dedicated site for men's...

Brazil mining company evacuates people due to dam risk

Feb. 17, 2019 12:12 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian mining giant Vale says it has evacuated nearly 200 people after inspectors reported signs that a nearby dam holding mining waste could collapse. Saturday night's evacuation comes three weeks after the collapse of another mining dam run by Vale caused the death of at least 166...

Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

Feb. 17, 2019 12:08 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' yearslong war in Yemen alongside Saudi Arabia bled into the start of a biennial Abu Dhabi arms fair Sunday, which saw the Emirates sign $1.3 billion in weapons deals. One manufacturer displayed a model of a machine gun on sale that's now in...

Pass It On: Grailed CEO on hiring the right people

Feb. 17, 2019 12:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Arun Gupta, CEO of Grailed, came up with the idea for the company about five years ago, shortly after graduating from college. He realized there wasn't a dedicated online marketplace for men to trade high-end fashion labels. "I actually Googled how to make a website," said Gupta, about the...

Uncertainty shadows Pennsylvania's debate over nuclear power

Feb. 17, 2019 11:18 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Four decades after Three Mile Island became shorthand for America's worst commercial nuclear power accident, financial rescues of nuclear power plants are stirring the highest levels of government. In Pennsylvania, nuclear power plant owners have been working for two years to build...

Fairbanks North Star Borough to remove CBD ads on buses

Feb. 17, 2019 10:59 AM EST

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Advertisements for a cannabinoid commonly called CBD were mistakenly posted on public buses, said a Fairbanks North Star Borough official. The local store's ads are being removed from the buses, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported . The ads from Aurora Apothecary should not...