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YouTube mom Ruby Franke apologizes at sentencing in child abuse case

Feb. 20, 2024 19:22 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ruby Franke, a Utah mother of six who gave parenting advice to millions via a once-popular a YouTube channel, shared a tearful apology to her children for physically and emotionally abusing them before a judge delivered a sentence that could put her in prison for years, if...

American Airlines is raising bag fees and changing how customers earn frequent-flyer points

Feb. 20, 2024 18:28 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is raising the cost of checking bags and it is making other changes to push customers to buy tickets directly from the airline if they want to earn frequent-flyer points. The airline said Tuesday that checking a bag on a domestic flight will rise...

Every week is World Interfaith Harmony Week for devotees of Swami Vivekananda

Feb. 20, 2024 15:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (RNS) — At a Sunday morning service on Sunday (Feb. 4), a priest gave a sermon, a choir sang devotional hymns and a congregation bowed heads in a joint prayer. It was a typical Sunday for these faithful New Yorkers. Yet rather than a church, this service took place at a...

First federal trial for a hate crime based on gender identity starts over trans woman's killing

Feb. 20, 2024 13:53 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The first federal trial over a hate crime based on gender identity began Tuesday in South Carolina, where a man faces charges that he killed a Black transgender woman and then fled to New York. The U.S. Department of Justice alleges that in August 2019, Daqua...

Eiffel Tower operator warns the landmark is closed as strike turns visitors away for a second day

Feb. 20, 2024 10:36 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A strike at the Eiffel Tower over poor financial management turned away visitors on Tuesday for the second consecutive day. The 330-meter (1,083-foot) landmark in central Paris has seen soaring sightseer numbers in the lead-up to the Olympics in the French capital. ...

Dreaming of summer peaches? Some gardening tips for growing a peach tree in many climates

Feb. 20, 2024 09:52 AM EST

I planted my first peach tree last June, five months before Pantone named Peach Fuzz the 2024 color of the year. How serendipitous! Today peachy tones are showing up everywhere, from TV backdrops to home furnishings, clothing and brand logos. But for me, it’s not about the trend...

Transform Asian kitchen staples into an umami-packed vegetarian soup

Feb. 20, 2024 08:46 AM EST

It’s a common misconception that the best soups require long ingredient lists and hours of simmering. In fact, just a handful of high-flavor items can be transformed into an umami-bomb of a soup in just 45 minutes. In this recipe from our book “Cook What You Have,” we get the job done thanks...

Millennial Money: It’s time to change your investment strategy

Feb. 20, 2024 08:30 AM EST

The passage of time feels like it creeps, then pounces: Suddenly, party conversation focuses on real estate, how we’re going to bed earlier and our realization that we have no idea what type of jeans to wear. For years, millennials have been the butt of financial jokes: “They spend all their...

Founder of Japanese dollar-store chain Daiso dies; he was 80

Feb. 20, 2024 05:27 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Hirotake Yano, who founded the retail chain Daiso known for its 100-yen shops, Japan’s equivalent of the dollar store, has died. He was 80. Yano died Feb. 12 of heart failure, Daiso Industries Co. said in a statement Monday. Yano founded his business,...

Once banned by communists, Poland's stately 18th century dance garners UNESCO honors

Feb. 20, 2024 03:51 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Once banned by rulers dispatched from Moscow, Poland's stately polonaise dance that nurtured the country's spirit even through the dark years of its partition is now honored by UNESCO. This 18th century dance has been performed from aristocratic balls to...