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

Asian stocks mixed, oil steady ahead of US 4th July holiday | business news

By ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP business writer BANGKOK (AP) – Stocks in Asia were mixed on Monday, while US futures fell ahead of the July 4 holiday in the US Benchmarks rose in Tokyo, Shanghai and Sydney but fell in Hong Kong and Seoul. Oil prices remained steady after rising sharply on Friday. Last week was … Read more

Children read to cats to encourage reading, adoptions | Louisiana News

By LEIGH GUIDRY, The Advertiser CARENCRO, La. (AP) – The Thibodeaux family ventured from Breaux Bridge to Carencro to spend part of their Saturday in a small concrete block room, reading together and being cuddled by fluffy kittens. Brylee Thibodeaux, 9, usually sticks to Babysitter’s Club books and big sister Bailee, 12, prefers mysteries like … 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

All eyes on airlines as the 4th of July bank holiday weekend approaches | business news

By DAVID KOENIG, author of AP Airlines DALLAS (AP) — Airlines, which have stumbled badly over the past two public holidays, face their biggest test yet of whether they can handle large crowds as travelers pack the country’s airports on July 4 this weekend. Troubles surfaced well before the weekend, with some disruption caused by … 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