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US population center trending toward South this decade

Jan. 28, 2023 11:17 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. population center is on track this decade to take a southern swerve for the first time in history, and it's because of people like Owen Glick, who moved from California to Florida more than a year ago. Last year, the South outgrew other U.S. regions by...

Is tipping getting out of control? Many consumers say yes

Jan. 28, 2023 10:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Across the country, there’s a silent frustration brewing about an age-old practice that many say is getting out of hand: tipping. Some fed-up consumers are posting rants on social media complaining about tip requests at drive-thrus, while others say they’re...

Sabato De Sarno named new Gucci creative director

Jan. 28, 2023 04:52 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italian designer Sabato De Sarno has been named the new creative director of Gucci, and will unveil his first collection during Milan Fashion Week next September, Gucci and parent company Kering announced Saturday. De Sarno has previously worked for Prada, Dolce &...

Jay Leno breaks bones in motorcycle wreck months after fire

Jan. 27, 2023 10:39 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two months after undergoing surgery for serious burns, Jay Leno is now contending with a number of broken bones after being knocked off a motorcycle. The comedian and former “Tonight Show” host told a Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist Thursday that he broke...

In Your Debt: How couples can team up on debt repayment

Jan. 27, 2023 08:13 AM EST

Between financially helping his parents and losing income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeremy Mazza landed into serious credit card debt. Relief came from a source he wasn’t expecting: his partner, Ginna Lambert, who had come into a small inheritance. She suggested “investing” part...

Queer bars offer sacred space for LGBTQ community

Jan. 26, 2023 15:24 PM EST

(RNS) — When actor Daniel Franzese visited Jerusalem in November, he looked for God in all the usual places. But it wasn’t at the Western Wall or Mount of Olives where he encountered the divine, but in a hole-in-the-wall ’80s-style gay bar that was hosting a “David and...

Couture season ends with clubbing, celebrity and glamour

Jan. 26, 2023 13:45 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The experimentalism and audacity of 1980s club kids inspired Valentino, one of the last high-octane shows of this Paris Fashion Week couture season. Thousands of fans lined the Pont Alexandre III bridge on a chilly Wednesday night to scream as their idols went in and...

Monterey Park, an Asian cultural hub, shaken by shooting

Jan. 26, 2023 13:07 PM EST

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — For decades, Monterey Park has been a haven for Asian immigrants seeking to maintain a strong cultural identity — and a culinary heaven worth visiting for anybody near Los Angeles craving authentic Asian cuisine. Signs across the vibrant suburb are...

A fridge too far? Living sustainably in NYC by unplugging

Jan. 26, 2023 11:32 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There are those for whom recycling and composting are not nearly enough, who have reduced their annual waste to almost zero, ditched their clothes dryer or given up flying, and are ready to take the next step in exploring the frontiers of sustainable living. For...

Controversy, frivolity mark day one of Paris Fashion Week

Jan. 26, 2023 10:24 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The pioneering Black performer Josephine Baker — who left the United States to find global fame in Paris in the 1920s — was Dior’s muse for an old school spring couture collection of archetypal classicism. With her caressing velvets and silks, embroideries,...