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Stock Market Today: Asian Stocks Mixed as Japan Business Confidence Rises and US Shutdown Averted

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks rose mostly in weak trading Monday, with many markets closed for holidays. Markets in China are closed for a week-long holiday. Markets in South Korea were also closed. Oil prices rose and US futures rose as the threat of a US crisis federal government shutdown backed off after Congress passed… Read More »

Valentino returns to Les Beaux-Arts de Paris with a modern twist; Burton says goodbye to McQueen

PARIS (AP) — Valentino took a sentimental trip to Les Beaux-Arts on Sunday, revisiting the prestigious Parisian art school where its founder, Valentino Garavani, was once a student. Immerse yourself in highlights from Paris’ spring/summer 2024 ready-to-wear collections, including the end of an era at Alexander McQueen, as its lauded designer Sarah Burton presented her… Read More »

India’s devastating monsoon season is a sign of things to come as weather and poor planning combine

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Sanjay Chauhan has witnessed monsoon rains batter his home and farm in the Indian Himalayas this year with a magnitude and intensity he has never experienced before. “Buildings have collapsed, roads are broken, there have been so many landslides, including one that destroyed a large part of my orchard,” said the… Read More »

North Macedonia national park’s growing bear population poses a threat to residents

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A growing population of bears poses a threat to people in an area in the west North Macedoniawhere bear break-ins are increasingly common. This year, a dozen cases of bears trying to break into homes in search of food have been reported by fearful residents living in the mountainous area… Read More »

The Night Tupac Shakur Was Shot and What Led to the Fatal Shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) – The first arrest in 1996 death of Tupac Shakur came forward Friday with the murder charge against Duane “Keffe D” Davis, one of the last living witnesses to the Las Vegas shooting of the hip-hop star. Here’s a look at the hours leading up to the fatal shooting. TUPAC, SUGE AND… Read More »

Springsteen is one of many older rockers who cancel shows for health reasons, making ticket purchases risky for fans

When Katie Perry scored four tickets to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band this spring in Connecticut, she couldn’t wait to see her cheerful 60-something parents’ reactions at the show. Now, she will have to wait until next year. The spring show was postponed when a band member contracted an illness believed to… Read More »

Ringo Starr on ‘Rewind Forward,’ Writing Country Music, The Beatles’ Final AI-Assisted Track, and More

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are rock stars, and then there are Ringo Starr — Beatles drummer, award-winning soloist, photographer, narrator, actor, activist. To call him prolific would almost undermine his accomplishments. But it also feels right. “Rewind Forward,” released on October 13, is their fourth Extended Play release in three years. “I’ve loved EPs… Read More »

Football star Paulinho becomes Brazil’s torchbearer for his sometimes persecuted Afro-Brazilian faith

LAGOA SANTA, Brazil (AP) — When Brazilian soccer player Paulinho scored a goal at the Tokyo Olympics, he celebrated by pointing an imaginary arrow at the cameras in honor of a deity in his persecuted Afro-Brazilian faith — and aiming at religious targets . intolerance. Shortly after, he lost more than 10,000 followers on social… Read More »

How did the Maui fire spread so quickly? Overgrown gully and stubborn embers could be key to investigating

Melted remains of an old car tire. Heavily burned trees. A charred stump of an abandoned utility pole. Investigators are examining this and other evidence as they try to solve the mystery of last month’s deadly wildfire on Maui: how a small fire, whipped by the wind, sparked by downed power lines and declared extinguished,… Read More »

Stock Market Today: Asian Stocks Fall as Eyes Turn to Chinese Economy and Possible US Shutdown

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks fell mostly Tuesday on concerns about a possible U.S. government shutdown and the troubled Chinese economy. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 1.0% in afternoon trading to 32,357.25. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.5% to 7,044.90. South Korea’s Kospi fell nearly 1.3% to 2,463.63. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 0.9% to… Read More »