Dior does folklore in Ukrainian-themed Parisian couture

PARIS (AP) – Images of traditional embroidery and floral paintings adorned the walls of Dior’s celebrity-laden catwalk tribute to Ukraine as the four-day couture week kicked off in Paris on Monday. Ukrainian artist Olesia Trofymenko’s set was the starting point for designer Maria Grazia Chiuri, who returned to the atelier’s needle-and-thread workshop this season. Dior … Read more

As the Bank Holiday weekend begins, airport figures surpass 2019 figures

The 4th of July bank holiday weekend got off to a booming start as airport crowds surpassed pre-pandemic 2019 numbers. Travelers in the United States experienced hundreds of canceled flights and several thousand delays on Friday, similar to earlier this week. Patricia Carreno arrived at Los Angeles International Airport with friends, only to find that … Read more

How Biden’s planned gas tax holiday would work

WASHINGTON (AP) — With gas prices stubbornly high, averaging about $5 a gallon nationwide, President Joe Biden on Wednesday asked Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months. If the savings from the federal gasoline tax of 18.4 cents per gallon were passed on in full to consumers, drivers would save about … Read more