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Woman creates construction jobs to battle gender gap

Aug. 07, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

CARRBORO, N.C. (AP) — Nora El-Khouri Spencer sometimes tells people that she started her nonprofit Hope Renovations because she got mad. She had picked up construction and home renovation as a hobby while working a corporate job at Lowe’s and after an expensive contractor...

In your debt: 3 times debt can be a helpful tool

Jul. 22, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

In some corners of the personal finance advice world, getting into debt is just about the worst thing you can do. And yes, some forms of debt — particularly those that charge high interest rates — can keep you locked in a cycle of owing money for years. Still, there are times...

Baltimore's vacant homes draw interest from investors

Jul. 10, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Members of a community development group gathered outside a vacant West Baltimore rowhouse on a cloudy winter morning, preparing for an auction, when a stranger in his 20s showed up with a New York accent and slicked-back hair. As the auctioneer called out bids for...

Fendi caps fashion week, going East in culture-hopping show

Jul. 07, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Fendi’s ultra-white, sanitized runway for once put the couture, not the decor, in the spotlight to cap Paris Fashion Week Thursday. That allowed guests, including Bond star Lashana Lynch and Korean actress Song Hye-kyo, to take in every bead, paillette and spliced...

Spotted lanternfly sighting confirmed in North Carolina

Jul. 05, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A population of an invasive fly from Asia has been discovered in North Carolina, confirming a prediction from agriculture experts that it was only a matter of time before the potentially destructive pest reached the state. Late last month, the N.C. Department...

Crowds returned to Milan Furniture Fair after 2-year hiatus

Jun. 16, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s furniture and design industry embraced the Milan Furniture Fair after a two-year pandemic delay with unapologetic, over-the-top statement pieces, multi-purpose furnishings adapted to small spaces, and sustainable creations by young designers pushing the industry toward a...

Nearly half of people overwater grass in Utah, paper finds

Jun. 04, 2022 08:01 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — How can Utah residents know if they’re overwatering their lawns? “Flip a coin,” says BYU Civil and Construction Engineering professor Rob Sowby, whose recent study suggests nearly half of Utahns are using too much water in an effort to keep their grass...

Iowa lawmakers OK deer hunting with semi-automatic rifles

May. 24, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Deer hunters would be able to use semi-automatic rifles during a newly created antlerless season in January under a bill approved by lawmakers Tuesday and sent to the governor. The measure given final approval by the House is designed to help control the...

South Carolina family funneling grief into helping the needy

May. 21, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — He was known as TFew. He loved to build things. To hunt and fish and be outdoors. Friends and family say he was always smiling. Thomas Few would have been a junior at Clemson had he not slipped from the roof of a garage at the Kappa Alpha...

Homes: Storage that goes well beyond the utilitarian

May. 18, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

You might think of storage cabinets as utilitarian. But designers are forever fascinated with how a simple cupboard can be built, dressed and adorned in ways that showcase craftsmanship and inventiveness. There are sleek, low-slung consoles with jewelry-esque handles. Swanky...