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Eccentric art flourishes along outskirts of Buenos Aires

Eccentric art flourishes along outskirts of Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Why build a rooftop water tank in the shape of a Teletubby? Or go to the effort of installing a replica of the Eiffel Tower atop a semi-abandoned building? It's often difficult to explain the proliferation of unusual ar
New pediatric guidelines for toddler screen use stresses quality instead of quantity

New pediatric guidelines for toddler screen use stresses quality instead of quantity

TORONTO — The Canadian Paediatric Society has ditched a hard-and-fast time limit for screen use among toddlers and preschoolers, encouraging instead that parents prioritize educational, interactive and age-appropriate material.
Holiday shopping kicks off with inflation dampening spirits

Holiday shopping kicks off with inflation dampening spirits

NEW YORK (AP) — While Black Friday will mark a return to familiar holiday shopping patterns, uncertainty still remains. The U.S. job market remains strong, consumer spending is resilient and inflation has been slowing.
Russian Duma gives LGBTQ 'propaganda' bill final approval

Russian Duma gives LGBTQ 'propaganda' bill final approval

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian lawmakers on Thursday gave their final approval to a bill that significantly expands restrictions on activities seen as promoting gay rights in the country, another step in a years-long crackdown on the country's embattled LGBTQ
Climate Changed: How a shiny green beetle put a dent in Canada's urban forests

Climate Changed: How a shiny green beetle put a dent in Canada's urban forests

TORONTO — When Emma Hudgins was born, her parents planted an ash tree. It's still standing 29 years later in New Maryland, N.B., but it's under threat from the emerald ash borer, a shiny green beetle that kills almost every ash tree it encounters.
South Korea in demographic crisis as many stop having babies

South Korea in demographic crisis as many stop having babies

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Yoo Young Yi’s grandmother gave birth to six children. Her mother birthed two. Yoo doesn’t want any.
Alessandro Michele steps down as Gucci creative director

Alessandro Michele steps down as Gucci creative director

MILAN (AP) — Alessandro Michele is leaving his role as creative director of the Gucci, the fashion house announced Wednesday, bringing an end to an eight-year tenure that sharply redefined Gucci’s codes with romanticism and gender-fluidity, all the w
NYPD: No known threats to Macy's parade, but tight security

NYPD: No known threats to Macy's parade, but tight security

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is planning tight security around the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the wake of mass shootings elsewhere in the U.S.
Gone in 9 minutes: How Celtic gold heist unfolded in Germany

Gone in 9 minutes: How Celtic gold heist unfolded in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Thieves who broke into a southern German museum and stole hundreds of ancient gold coins got in and out in nine minutes without raising the alarm, officials said Wednesday, in a further sign that the heist was the work of organized crim
Thanksgiving travel rush is back with some new habits

Thanksgiving travel rush is back with some new habits

The Thanksgiving travel rush was back on this year, as people caught planes in numbers not seen in years, setting aside inflation concerns to reunite with loved ones and enjoy some normalcy after two holiday seasons marked by COVID-19 restrictions.