Plant-based materials catch on with home-goods designers

With an eye toward sustainability, makers of home furnishings are experimenting more and more with plant-based materials. You can find things like bark, leaves and seeds transformed into vegan leather...

Lives Lost: Generous Egyptian grandma was family 'jewel'

BAHTIM, Egypt (AP) — Gold and silver streamers fluttered in the breeze, hung from house to house down the alley, a festive sign of the holy month of Ramadan. Usually, Ghaliya Abdel-W...

Coronavirus claims an unexpected victim: Florida vegetables

PALMETTO, Fla. (AP) — Mounds of harvested zucchini and yellow squash ripened and then rotted in the hot Florida sun. Juicy tomatoes were left to wither — unpicked — in farmers' fields. ...

A walk through town: Families, coronavirus and togetherness

GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) — In a quiet suburb just north of Richmond, Virginia, a mother and her three children spend a weekday afternoon planting a small garden of spinach, red cabbage and lettuce. Across...

New restrictions at Taiwan National Palace Museum limit visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Palace Museum (NPM) announced Wednesday (March 25) it would limit visitors to 100 at a time at both of its branches to slow the spread of Wuhan coronavirus (C...

Guam residents compensated for war atrocities decades later

HAGATÑA, Guam (AP) — For Antonina Palomo Cross, Japan's occupation of Guam started with terror at church. The then-7-year-old was attending Catholic services with her family when the 1941 invasion beg...

'This is huge': Locust swarms destroy crops in East Africa

KATITIKA, Kenya (AP) — The hum of millions of locusts on the move is broken by the screams of farmers and the clanging of pots and pans. But their noise-making does little to stop the voracious insect...

Gaultier bids the runway adieu on final day of couture

PARIS (AP) — As Jean Paul Gaultier prepared to bid adieu to the Paris couture runway with a fashion show and glitzy after-party at the Chatelet Theater, John Galliano put on a tongue-in-cheek show for...

Home-cooked food in Iraqi square brings protesters together

BAGHDAD (AP) — In Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, there are the anti-government protesters demonstrating for a better future for Iraq, and there are the volunteers who feed them. From stuff...

Howard has Michigan rolling entering big game at Louisville

MIAMI (AP) — Juwan Howard breaks out the Cabbage Patch dance only for special occasions. He did it when he finally became an NBA champion player with the Miami Heat in 2012. He did i...

Taiwan exports first shipment of local cabbage to Vietnam

Taiwanese cabbage will officially enter the Vietnamese market next week, when the first shipment of 180 metric tons of the vegetable arrives in the Southeast Asian country, Agriculture and Food Agency...

WORLD SPORTS at 0000 GMT

TOP STORIES: OLY--RUSSIAN DOPING MONTREAL — Russian athletes should be forced to compete as neutrals at next year’s Olympics in Tokyo and other major events, a key ...

A year after cabbage incident, Bruce loses on Villa return

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — A year after having a cabbage hurled at him by a disgruntled Aston Villa fan in his final days as its manager, Steve Bruce returned to his old club and had another uncomfort...

Impeachment inquiry: How we got here and where we're going

WASHINGTON (AP) — The words from one president to another, somewhat casual in tone, were not casual at all in meaning: "I would like you to do us a favor, though." Those words have n...

How 'do us a favor' led to Trump impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) — The words from one president to another, somewhat casual in tone, were not casual at all in meaning: "I would like you to do us a favor, though." Those words have n...