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Lahaina residents deliver petition asking Hawaii governor to delay tourism reopening

Oct. 03, 2023 22:49 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Residents from fire-stricken Lahaina on Tuesday delivered a petition asking Hawaii Gov. Josh Green to delay plans to reopen a portion of West Maui to tourism starting this weekend, saying the grieving community is not ready to welcome back visitors. The petition...

US health officials propose using a cheap antibiotic as a 'morning-after pill' against STDs

Oct. 03, 2023 14:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials plan to endorse a common antibiotic as a morning-after pill that gay and bisexual men can use to try to avoid some increasingly common sexually transmitted diseases. The proposed CDC guideline was released Monday, and officials will move to...

Chanel takes a dip: Viard's spring show brings Paris stalwart down to earth

Oct. 03, 2023 13:46 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — As Chanel's models took their sashay down the Paris runway, guests could practically hear the faint splashes from the pools of the villa Noailles. This historic cubist space in the south of France, once graced by luminaries like Luis Buñuel, Man Ray, Dalí — and also Karl...

Order a bagel and schmear at Feltz Bagels, and you'll be fed an original piece of art

Oct. 03, 2023 12:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — While not one of the major food groups, a bagel and a schmear made of felt might satisfy your appetite for art. “Feltz Bagels,” the latest installation from British artist Lucy Sparrow, uses approximately 30,000 pieces of felt to recreate the look and feel of...

Millennial Money: 4 ways married couples can use tax breaks to build wealth

Oct. 03, 2023 10:09 AM EDT

“Two is better than one” is an old adage that translates to finances, too. Two incomes can go much further than one, especially between married couples. People who say “I do” also have access to various tax breaks that can give them a financial edge when it comes to building...

Plan now for a dahlia garden next year, and don't be intimidated

Oct. 03, 2023 09:45 AM EDT

I’ve always adored dahlias – in other people’s gardens. As much as their cheerful appearance intrigued me, there was something about the planting, staking, digging up and storing-over-winter routine that intimidated me. But the longer I garden, the more I grow to appreciate...

How are ancient Roman and Mayan buildings still standing? Scientists are unlocking their secrets

Oct. 03, 2023 09:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the quest to build better for the future, some are looking for answers in the long-ago past. Ancient builders across the world created structures that are still standing today, thousands of years later — from Roman engineers who poured thick concrete sea...

Which students get into advanced math? Texas is using test scores to limit bias

Oct. 03, 2023 00:11 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — When Tha Cung looked over his sixth-grade class schedule, he took notice of the math block. He had been placed in an advanced class. “I didn’t know ‘honors’ even existed,” he said. Tha was little when his family immigrated from Myanmar and,...

95-year-old painter threatened with eviction from Cape Cod dune shack wins five-year reprieve

Oct. 02, 2023 18:18 PM EDT

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) — A 95-year-old painter and his family threatened with eviction from the Provincetown, Massachusetts, dune shack they have helped care for and occupy for nearly eight decades have won a reprieve. A legal team representing the painter worked out an agreement...

Vuitton transforms Paris with a playful spectacle of color, stars and history

Oct. 02, 2023 17:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It was more than just another fashion show in the City of Light. Louis Vuitton’s latest extravaganza on Paris’ most famous avenue, the Champs-Elysées, transformed an iconic 19th-century art nouveau space into an evolving artwork. As guests entered, they encountered an ephemeral...