Vintage denim: 125-year-old Levis sell for nearly $100K

Vintage Denim

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A buyer with a penchant for vintage denim has plunked down nearly $100,000 for a pair of truly vintage jeans that come from the American Old West. The 125-year-old Levi Strauss & Co. blue jeans, which failed to sell at auction in 2016, now have a new owner somewhere in...


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Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

EPA Pruitt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming, counter negative news coverage and promote...


Utah girls join Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts Girls

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An 11-year-old girl who always wanted to enlist in her older brother’s troop is among the first wave of girls joining the Boy Scouts of America in two all-girl dens near Salt Lake City. Miriam Cook of Tooele has already earned 11 badges in her first three months as a Cub Scout...


More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

Supreme Court LGBT Issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court’s highly anticipated decision in the case of a Colorado baker who would not create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Courts are engaged in two...


Small plane makes emergency landing on Utah freeway

Freeway Plane Landing

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — No one was injured Saturday when a small plane clipped a car from behind while making an emergency landing on a major freeway in Utah, authorities said. Utah Highway Patrol spokesman Andrew Battenfield says the single-engine plane flew under an overpass before landing near Ogden....


Empty stores, shuttered gas posts in Brazil truckers' strike

Brazil Truckers Protest-1

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A truckers’ strike in Brazil left a patchwork of empty gas stations and barren supermarket shelves Saturday as drivers appeared unmoved by the government’s threats to use force or fine people who didn’t comply. Police forces conducted operations to clear blocked roads and...


Oil prices fall as Saudi Arabia signals end to efforts to limit production

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, signaled on Friday that its 18-month-old quest to drive up crude prices and drain global inventories might be coming to an end. And according to the top official in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries,...


Thousands across France protest Macron's 'brutal' policies

France Protests

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of protesters marched under tight security in eastern Paris on Saturday after French labor unions, left-wing political parties and civil rights groups called for “floods of people” to oppose the pro-business policies of President Emmanuel Macron. Marches and rallies were also...


Pint-sized Rhode Island taps into regional craft beer boom

Rhode Island Breweries

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Vermont produces more craft beer per capita than any other state. Maine ranks third for breweries per capita nationwide. Boston has beer gardens across from City Hall and under an expressway. But as the high renaissance of craft beer in New England has thrived, Rhode Island...

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