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WHICHCRAFT: Festive DIY fire starters for July 4th s'mores

Crafts Whichcraft Fire Starters

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows are the essential ingredients for summertime s’mores, but what about wax, alcohol and pinecones? If you’re extra impatient to roast marshmallows for those sweet, gooey treats, consider helping things along with homemade fire starters....


Auto

Audi names Schot interim CEO, puts jailed Stadler on leave

Germany Volkswagen Audi Emission

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Audi has named sales chief Abraham ‘Bram’ Schot as interim CEO following the arrest of Rupert Stadler as part of a probe into emissions cheating. Audi, a division of Volkswagen, said in a statement Tuesday that it has also complied with Stadler’s request to...


Lifestyle

Yayoi Kusama installation coming to NYC beach this summer

NEW YORK (AP) — A touring work by famed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is headed to the Rockaways in New York City this summer. Kusama’s “Narcissus Garden” — made of 1,500 mirrored stainless steel spheres — will be located in the imposing confines of a former U.S. Army base in Queens starting July 1....


Lifestyle

Fire-hit Glasgow art school landmark may be partially saved

Britain Scotland Fire

LONDON (AP) — The head of Glasgow City Council says the remains of the city’s fire-ravaged art school appear to be structurally solid and it’s hoped the facade of the world-renowned building can be saved. The Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building was gutted by fire Friday for the second time...


Business

Alexa, send up breakfast: Amazon launches Echo for hotels

Amazon Alexa Hotels

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexa has a new job: hotel concierge. Amazon has launched a version of Alexa for hotels that lets guests order room service through the voice assistant, ask for more towels or get restaurant recommendations without having to pick up the phone and call the front desk. Marriott has...


National

Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

Trade Dispute Auto Prices

DETROIT (AP) — Every workday, about 7,400 trucks mostly loaded with automotive parts rumble across the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Canada, at times snarling traffic along the busy corridor. But if President Donald Trump delivers on threats to slap 25 percent tariffs on imported...


Faith

LDS Church 'troubled' by separation of families at border

Immigration Holding Facility

The church said the U.S. government’s actions are “harmful to families, especially to young children.”


Auto

Asian stocks tumble after new Trump tariff threat

Financial Markets Wall Street

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks tumbled Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump escalated a dispute with Beijing over technology policy by threatening a tariff hike on additional Chinese goods. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 2.3 percent to 2,953.54 points and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng...


Business

New migrant rules could shutter some Maryland crab houses

BALTIMORE (AP) — Many Maryland crab houses expect to stay idle this summer after U.S. immigration officials approved additional migrant worker visas this month for only one picking house. The Baltimore Sun reports the H-2B visas for seasonal workers were awarded by lottery for the first time this...


Business

Peek at the future: Electric plane cruises skies over Norway

Norway Electric Plane

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s transportation minister and the head of the Scandinavian country’s airport operator took off Monday for a short flight ... aboard a Slovenian-made two-seater electric airplane. Dag Falk-Petersen, head of Avinor, sat at the commands of the white Pipistrel Alpha...


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