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For hire or food, garden sitters save the day during summer

For hire or food, garden sitters save the day during summer

NEW YORK (AP) — Take my chard, please! The season has come when many home gardeners, their numbers booming since the pandemic began , are being rewarded with fully matured, ready-to-pick vegetables and flowers.
A look at the world's skinniest skyscraper: Steinway Tower

A look at the world's skinniest skyscraper: Steinway Tower

NEW YORK (AP) — One skyscraper stands out from the rest in the Manhattan skyline. It's not the tallest, but it is the skinniest — the world's skinniest, in fact.
'ET Canada' reporter Sangita Patel upgraded to co-host alongside Cheryl Hickey

'ET Canada' reporter Sangita Patel upgraded to co-host alongside Cheryl Hickey

TORONTO — "ET Canada" is giving longtime reporter Sangita Patel a big promotion to co-host of the TV entertainment news magazine.
Anne Heche's death ruled accidental after fiery car crash

Anne Heche's death ruled accidental after fiery car crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Anne Heche died from inhalation injury and burns after her fiery car crash and the death was ruled an accident, according to coroner's results released Wednesday.
Armani, others flee wildfire on Sicilian island retreat

Armani, others flee wildfire on Sicilian island retreat

MILAN (AP) — Fashion designer Giorgio Armani and dozens of others were forced to flee from their vacation villas overnight as firefighters worked to extinguish the remnants of two wildfires on the Sicilian island of Pantelleria on Thursday.
Mideast's Jordan River: Rich in holiness, poor in water

Mideast's Jordan River: Rich in holiness, poor in water

ALONG THE JORDAN RIVER (AP) — Kristen Burckhartt felt overwhelmed. She needed time to reflect, to let it sink in that she had just briefly soaked her feet in the water where Jesus is said to have been baptized, in the Jordan River.
Hanae Mori, Japanese designer for films, empress, dies at 96

Hanae Mori, Japanese designer for films, empress, dies at 96

TOKYO (AP) — Designer Hanae Mori, known for her elegant signature butterfly motifs, numerous cinema fashions and the wedding gown of Japan's empress, has died, her office said Thursday. She was 96.
Fire hits vacant Grossinger's hotel, once a Catskills jewel

Fire hits vacant Grossinger's hotel, once a Catskills jewel

LIBERTY, N.Y. (AP) — A fire consumed a building at the site of the long-closed Grossinger’s resort, once among the most storied and glamorous hotels in New York's Catskills.
Randy Rainbow, master satirist, vies with Goliaths for Emmy

Randy Rainbow, master satirist, vies with Goliaths for Emmy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Randy Rainbow is adored by the legendary Carol Burnett, and he is, what flimsy excuse could TV academy voters have to deny him an Emmy for his fourth nomination? Rainbow, who has raised musical parody to a political-satire art f

Monkeypox cancels free concert held at Southern Decadence

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Bourbon Street Extravaganza, a free concert held in New Orleans amid Southern Decadence — one of the nation’s largest LGBTQ events — has been canceled over monkeypox concerns, organizers said Wednesday.