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Elie Saab banishes gray skies, channels ’70s in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Elie Saab and Vivienne Westwood were among designers featured at Paris Fashion Week Saturday, with organizers on heightened alert as French yellow vests protesters mobilized in Paris for a 16th straight weekend. Marches are planned not far from show venues near the Arc de Triomphe. Some highlights of the fall and winter … Continue reading Elie Saab banishes gray skies, channels ’70s in Paris

WASHINGTON | Big donors on the sidelines in early days of 2020 primary

WASHINGTON—January 28, 2019—The presidential primary is jolting to life without a traditional mainstay: the big money donor class. More specifically, their contribution checks. With as many as two dozen Democrats potentially running for the White House and no immediate front-runner, the money race in the early days of the primary is largely frozen, according to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Big donors on the sidelines in early days of 2020 primary

SINGAPORE | Asian stocks rise on Fed restraint, U.S-China trade hopes

SINGAPORE —January 10, 2019— Asian markets were mostly higher on Friday as investors cheered a more restrained Federal Reserve and U.S.-China trade talks. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index advanced 0.7 percent to 20,306.16 and South Korea‘s Kospi was 0.4 percent higher at 2,071.18. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.1 percent to 26,559.47. The Shanghai … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian stocks rise on Fed restraint, U.S-China trade hopes

WASHINGTON | The Latest: House Dems unveil plan to re-open government

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the U.S. government shutdown (all times local): 9:25 p.m. House Democrats have unveiled a package of bills that would re-open the federal government without approving funding for President Donald Trump‘s border wall with Mexico, establishing an early confrontation that will test the new power dynamic in Washington. The House is preparing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: House Dems unveil plan to re-open government

ZGREB, Croatia | Croatia’s purchase of Israeli jets stalled over US approval

ZGREB, Croatia — Croatia says a deal to buy 12 used F-16 jets from Israel worth $500 million could be in jeopardy if the US does not approve of the sale. The tentative deal to buy the upgraded F-16 Barak fighter jets from Israel was made earlier this year pending a U.S. approval allowing Israel … Continue reading ZGREB, Croatia | Croatia’s purchase of Israeli jets stalled over US approval

WASHINGTON | Pentagon reveals US observation flight over Ukraine

WASHINGTON — An unarmed U.S. Air Force plane with American and international observers flew a special flight over Ukraine Thursday in a show of solidarity after Ukraine’s naval confrontation last month with Russia, the Pentagon said. In a statement, the Pentagon called it an “extraordinary” flight under the Open Skies Treaty, which is an international … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pentagon reveals US observation flight over Ukraine

WASHINGTON | US calls China’s tariffs on American autos ‘egregious’

WASHINGTON— Three days before a U.S.-China summit, the top U.S. trade official is blasting Beijing for imposing “egregious” taxes on American-made cars. In a statement Wednesday, U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer complained that China slaps 40 percent tariffs on U.S. auto imports — more than the 15 percent tariffs it imposes on other countries and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US calls China’s tariffs on American autos ‘egregious’

NEW DELHI | American on deadly trip to Indian island: ‘God sheltered me’

NEW DELHI — The young American, paddling his kayak toward the remote Indian island whose people who have long resisted the outside world, believed God was helping him dodge the authorities. John Allen Chau wrote in notes left with fishermen that “God sheltered me and camouflaged me against the coast guard and the navy.” Days … Continue reading NEW DELHI | American on deadly trip to Indian island: ‘God sheltered me’

DALLAS | Pilot union says it wants to help reduce delays on American

DALLAS — Union leaders say pilots will push American Airlines for more pay and schedule changes that they believe will reduce chronic flight delays at the world’s biggest airline. Daniel Carey, president of the Allied Pilots Association, said Monday that pilots will seek industry-leading wages when their current contract is due for renewal in January … Continue reading DALLAS | Pilot union says it wants to help reduce delays on American

WASHINGTON, D.C. | The Latest: US official: American on plane from North Korea

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Latest on the deportation of an American man from North Korea (all times local): 3 p.m. A U.S. official says an American citizen detained last month by North Korea has been deported and is on a flight back to the United States. The official was not authorized to discuss the matter … Continue reading WASHINGTON, D.C. | The Latest: US official: American on plane from North Korea

NEW YORK | Minnesota enters women’s AP Top 25, top 5 remain unchanged

NEW YORK — Getting ranked so quickly wasn’t on Lindsay Whalen’s mind when she took over the head coaching job at Minnesota this season. Whalen enjoyed tremendous success as a player at the school in the early 2000s, where being in the AP Top 25 was commonplace from the middle of her sophomore season on. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Minnesota enters women’s AP Top 25, top 5 remain unchanged

CHICAGO | Drunk baggage handler falls asleep in hold, flies to Chicag

CHICAGO — Police say a baggage handler told them he was drunk when he fell asleep in a cargo hold and flew from Kansas City to Chicago. American Airlines says the Piedmont Airlines employee was working American Flight 363 on Saturday when the Boeing 737 left Kansas City International Airport with the handler in a … Continue reading CHICAGO | Drunk baggage handler falls asleep in hold, flies to Chicag

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla | Mail bomb suspect’s personality changed radically

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Thirteen years ago, mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc traveled the country leading a mixed-race troupe of male exotic dancers — he ran scams and had a temper, but a fellow dancer who is African-American said he never expressed racism or homophobia. Years later, working as a pizza driver, Sayoc would often … Continue reading FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla | Mail bomb suspect’s personality changed radically

DALLAS | High fuel costs cut sharply into American Airlines profit

DALLAS  — Higher fuel costs slashed third-quarter profit at American Airlines by nearly half, and the company said it will respond by growing more slowly and cutting unprofitable flights. American said Thursday that it expects a key measure of revenue per seat to rise in the fourth quarter. The shares, which have been battered this … Continue reading DALLAS | High fuel costs cut sharply into American Airlines profit

MOSCOW | NASA official: Tense moments but calm crew in aborted launch

MOSCOW — NASA’s chief heard one reassuring sound over the radio link after the aborted launch of a Soyuz capsule with an American and a Russian aboard. It was U.S. astronaut Nick Hague calmly relaying information in Russian to flight controllers. “My reaction was, ‘things aren’t going well and he’s not speaking English,’” NASA Administrator … Continue reading MOSCOW | NASA official: Tense moments but calm crew in aborted launch

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland | Koepka gutted over wounded fan, denies fight with Johnson

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland— Brooks Koepka is thinking about more than just golf these days. The 28-year-old American, the U.S. Open and PGA Championship winner, said Wednesday he was heartbroken to hear a woman struck by his tee shot at the Ryder Cup last week might lose vision in her right eye. Koepka’s wild shot on … Continue reading ST. ANDREWS, Scotland | Koepka gutted over wounded fan, denies fight with Johnson

SONOMA, Calif. | The Latest: Scott Dixon seals 5th IndyCar championship

SONOMA, Calif.— The Latest on the IndyCar season finale Sunday at Sonoma Raceway (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Scott Dixon has won his fifth IndyCar championship with a second-place finish at Sonoma Raceway. Ryan Hunter-Reay won the race from the pole. Dixon needed only a steady race to hold off challenger Alexander Rossi in the … Continue reading SONOMA, Calif. | The Latest: Scott Dixon seals 5th IndyCar championship

KABUL, Afghanistan | US service member killed in Afghanistan, 6th this year

KABUL, Afghanistan — NATO says an American has been killed in eastern Afghanistan while serving in the multinational mission the military alliance is leading. NATO said in a statement that a second U.S. service member was in stable condition after being wounded during Monday’s attack. U.S. Army Gen. Scott Miller, who assumed command of NATO’s … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | US service member killed in Afghanistan, 6th this year

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Trump candidate, Dem underdog to vie for Florida gov’s seat

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Florida’s governor’s race will largely be a referendum on President Donald Trump as his hand-picked Republican nominee faces off against his political opposite, a young, black mayor who stunned a crowded Democratic field by reaching out to the far left of the party in a campaign that relied on true believers rather than … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Trump candidate, Dem underdog to vie for Florida gov’s seat

Love, Oliver, Grier lead AP Preseason All-America team

Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love of Stanford and Outland Trophy winner Ed Oliver of Houston highlight The Associated Press preseason All-America team. Chosen by AP poll voters, the team announced Tuesday also features West Virginia quarterback Will Grier and his teammate, receiver David Sills V. Love, along with Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell, Wisconsin linebacker … Continue reading Love, Oliver, Grier lead AP Preseason All-America team

Serena Williams loses in 1st round at Miami Open to Osaka

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla/March 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The match ended with Serena Williams grinning at the net. She saved the worst shot for last in a rare first-round defeat and had to laugh. Still rusty in her return from pregnancy, Williams was unable to overcome a tough opening draw at the Miami Open and lost Wednesday … Continue reading Serena Williams loses in 1st round at Miami Open to Osaka

Blatter: North American bid ‘afraid’ to lose 2026 World Cup

ZURICH /March 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup now seems “afraid” of losing to Morocco, former FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Thursday. A change in strategy this week gave the leaders of the American, Canadian and Mexican soccer federations equal status in a bid that has been … Continue reading Blatter: North American bid ‘afraid’ to lose 2026 World Cup

The Latest: USADA criticizes IOC over Russian doping

MOSCOW/February 01, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on Russian doping (all times local): ___ 6:05 p.m. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has criticized the International Olympic Committee for its approach to the doping cases against Russian athletes that were overturned on appeal. Besides criticizing “Russia’s unprecedented attack on fair play,” USADA chief executive Travis Tygart says in a … Continue reading The Latest: USADA criticizes IOC over Russian doping

The Latest: American Querrey loses 2rd-rounder in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia /January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local): 1:55 p.m. American Sam Querrey is out of the Australian Open after losing his second-round match 6-4, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-2 to 80th-ranked Marton Fucsovics of Hungary. The 13th-seeded Querrey was one of 10 American players — men and … Continue reading The Latest: American Querrey loses 2rd-rounder in Australia

Rapper G-Eazy joins criticism of H&M, cancels partnership

COPENHAGEN, Denmark/January 10, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—American rapper G-Eazy has canceled a partnership with H&M after the Swedish clothing retailer was accused of racism over a promotional image of a black child dressed in a hoodie reading “coolest monkey in the jungle.” The rapper, whose real name is Gerald Earl Gillum, tweeted that he decided “our partnership needs … Continue reading Rapper G-Eazy joins criticism of H&M, cancels partnership

Shiffrin wins WCup slalom, extends winning streak to 5 races

FLACHAU, Austria/January 09, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin used a frenetic final run to stretch her winning streak in 2018 to five races at a women’s World Cup night race on Tuesday. Shiffrin became the first female skier to start a calendar year with five straight wins, eclipsing the previous best mark by Swiss … Continue reading Shiffrin wins WCup slalom, extends winning streak to 5 races

Lichaj still hopes for dog despite missing out on hat trick

NOTTINGHAM, England/January 08, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Eric Lichaj missed out on a dog after falling one goal short of a hat trick in Nottingham Forest’s FA Cup victory over Arsenal. The American defender is hoping to convince wife Kathryn Lichaj to still allow him to get a pooch. Lichaj tweeted Monday that “if anyone is bored on … Continue reading Lichaj still hopes for dog despite missing out on hat trick

‘Tis the Season of Debt: More than Half of Americans Admit to Making Poor Financial Decisions this Holiday Season

BLOOMINGTON, Ill./ Dec. 13, 2017 (STL.NEWS) — When it comes to holiday spending, Americans are willing to go to some extremes to afford gifts – even if they don’t have the means. More than half (57 percent) expect to take on some form of debt to provide gifts for friends and family. The COUNTRY Financial … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season of Debt: More than Half of Americans Admit to Making Poor Financial Decisions this Holiday Season