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  • Culinary greats honor late French master chef Joel Robuchon

    PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of people, among them scores of chefs and students of the culinary arts from around the world, gathered Friday to pay their respects to one of the masters of French cuisine, the late French chef Joel Robuchon. The chefs, many wearing white uniforms but some clad in black, paid homage to […]
  • The Latest: Mayor says DC isn’t to blame on parade

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s military parade (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Washington’s mayor is rejecting as “patently false” President Donald Trump’s claim that the city exaggerated the costs of a proposed military parade. Muriel Bowser spoke to The Associated Press on Friday after Trump canceled the parade because of soaring […]
  • UK lawmakers urge government to relax rules on e-cigarettes

    LONDON (AP) — A committee of British lawmakers is urging the government to loosen restrictions on e-cigarettes as a way of cutting the smoking rate. Parliament’s Science and technology Committee said Friday that e-cigarettes, or vapes, should be available on prescription and should not automatically be banned in public places. It also says the industry […]
  • Hamburg sells off former houses for refugees

    BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Hamburg are selling off 50 little wooden houses used to house newcomers at the height of the influx of refugees and other migrants to Germany. The boxy houses, 28 square meters (301 square feet) in size, were offered this week as potential guest houses, workshops, or sport or yoga venues. […]
  • Trump nixes $92M military parade, blames DC for high cost

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the “ridiculously high” price tag — a day after U.S. officials said the November event could cost $92 million, more than three times the price first suggested by the White House. Trump on Twitter accused local […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2018. There are 136 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 17, 1943, the Allied conquest of Sicily during World War II was completed as U.S. and British forces entered Messina. On this date: In 1807, Robert Fulton’s North […]
  • The Latest: Pentagon puts off military parade until 2019

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Veterans Day military parade (all times local): 8:10 p.m. The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won’t happen in 2018. Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said Thursday that the military and the White House “have now agreed to explore […]
  • Dog day in Bolivia: Church honors patron saint of canines

    EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — Many Bolivians brought their dogs, often freshly groomed and dressed in costumes, to the parish of Villa Adela near the capital Thursday for a Mass honoring the patron saint of dogs. Every Aug. 16, the church holds the feast of San Roque, or Saint Roch, who legend has it was […]
  • Oklahoma School for the Deaf closed after threat called in

    SULPHUR, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma officials have closed a school for deaf students after the facility received a threatening phone call. A spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services says officials believe Thursday’s threat to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf is linked to threats against a transgender student who attends another school that […]
  • Mom donates toys secretly ordered by Utah girl online

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah mother decided to donate nearly $400 worth of toys that her 6-year-old daughter secretly ordered from Amazon to a Salt Lake City children’s hospital. Catherine Lunt didn’t learn about her daughter’s secret shopping spree until it was too late to stop most of the orders, she told KSL-TV […]