Columbus ship replica damaged by Hurricane Harvey for sale

Harvey Columbus Ship Sinks

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A coastal Texas city is selling a replica of one of the three ships that Christopher Columbus used to reach the New World. Buyer beware, though, as it suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Harvey. The Corpus Christi City Council has authorized the Columbus Sailing...


Paris Fashion Week menswear kicks off with Milan's Off-White

Paris Fashion Off-White

PARIS (AP) — The fashion circus of magazine editors, bloggers, photographers and buyers cried “Bonjour Paris” Wednesday as the first full day of menswear fashion shows kicked off in the French capital. Edgy brand Off-White drew renewed attention at its show, thanks to the meteoric rise of its...


Tesla sues ex-employee alleging data theft, leaks to media

Tesla-Hacker Lawsuit

DETROIT (AP) — A former employee hacked into computers at Tesla’s Nevada battery factory, stole confidential information and combined it with falsehoods in leaks to the media, the electric car maker alleged in a federal lawsuit. The suit was filed Wednesday, three days after CEO Elon Musk warned...


Tariff troubles: Volvo opens 1st US plant in changed economy

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Volvo Cars opened its first plant in the U.S. on Wednesday in a much different trade environment than when it announced its expansion across the Atlantic three years ago. The Swedish automaker threw a glitzy party for the reveal of its redesigned S60 sedan, which will roll off...


Are sugar worries weighing on Frappuccino sales?

Frappuccino Fade

NEW YORK (AP) — Frappuccino sales are struggling, and concerns about how much sugar the slushy drinks contain may be among the reasons. Starbucks says sales from the drinks that mix coffee, ice, syrup and milk are down 3 percent from a year ago, and is blaming the “health and wellness” trend for...


Mandalay Bay convention center floods after water main break

APTOPIX Mandalay Bay Flooding

LAS VEGAS (AP) — No events have been canceled at the convention center in the Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas that flooded Tuesday because of a water main break. MGM Resorts International spokesman Brian Ahern says the convention center “is proceeding with its normal events and operations...


US to require more screening of powders in carry-on baggage

U.S. security officials will require more screening of powdered substances in carry-on bags on international flights headed to the United States starting June 30. A Transportation Security Administration spokesman said Wednesday that the change applies to more than 350 milliliters of powder, about...


US forest in Colorado to re-open after fire danger ends

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A sprawling forest closed because of extreme fire danger in southwestern Colorado will re-open Thursday after getting steady rain. An announcement from the San Juan National Forest Wednesday said that up to 1.5 inches of rain fell in some parts of the 2,800 square mile (7,252...


Philadelphia Zoo welcomes baby giraffe named Beau

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Zoo has welcomed a baby giraffe . Zoo officials announced Tuesday that Beau was born June 10 to parents Stella and Gus. Beau stands 5-foot-7-inches and weighs an estimated 125 pounds. Beau has a 7-year-old sister Abigail. The four are the only giraffes at the...


Esoteric 'brencheese' and buzzy 'spoiler alert' added to OED

Oxford English Dictionary-New Words

NEW YORK (AP) — From the positively medieval to the beat of contemporary music: Brencheese, deathshildy and hip-pop are among about 1,000 new or refreshed entries added in June to the online Oxford English Dictionary. The additions are part of the company’s quarterly update of its searchable...

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