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Will there be a 'superbloom' this year in California? Here's what to know

Will there be a 'superbloom' this year in California? Here's what to know

Carpets of yellow, orange and gold flowers are beginning to cover Southern California's vast deserts, the Bay Area's dramatic bluffs and even near Los Angeles International Airport.
Live video of man who set himself on fire outside court proves challenging for news organizations

Live video of man who set himself on fire outside court proves challenging for news organizations

NEW YORK (AP) — Video cameras stationed outside the Manhattan courthouse where former President Donald Trump is on trial caught the gruesome scene Friday of a man who lit himself on fire and the aftermath as authorities tried to rescue him.
Oregon lodge famously featured in 'The Shining' will reopen to guests after fire forced evacuations

Oregon lodge famously featured in 'The Shining' will reopen to guests after fire forced evacuations

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's historic Timberline Lodge, which featured in Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film “The Shining,” will reopen to guests Sunday after a fire that prompted evacuations but caused only minimal damage.
Recently arrested Morgan Wallen says he's "not proud" of behavior

Recently arrested Morgan Wallen says he's "not proud" of behavior

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music star Morgan Wallen , who faces charges stemming in part from accusations that he threw a chair off the rooftop of a six-story bar, says he’s “not proud” of his behavior and accepts responsibility.
Record Store Day celebrates indie retail music sellers as they ride vinyl's popularity wave

Record Store Day celebrates indie retail music sellers as they ride vinyl's popularity wave

PHOENIX (AP) — Special LP releases, live performances and at least one giant block party are scheduled around the U.S.
A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising

A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising

HELSINKI (AP) — An artisan roastery based in the Finnish capital has introduced a coffee blend that has been developed by artificial intelligence in a trial in which it's hoped that technology can ease the workload in a sector that traditionally prid
Director Romeo Castellucci drops out of Brussels Ring Cycle halfway through because of money, time

Director Romeo Castellucci drops out of Brussels Ring Cycle halfway through because of money, time

Romeo Castellucci dropped out of his production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle at Belgium’s La Monnaie theater halfway through because of what the company said Saturday was a lack of money and time.
Soar, slide, splash? It’s skiers’ choice as spring’s wacky pond skimming tradition returns

Soar, slide, splash? It’s skiers’ choice as spring’s wacky pond skimming tradition returns

GILFORD, N.H. (AP) — A costumed skier races down a slope, hits a pond and hydroplanes halfway across. He pirouettes and then plunges into the icy water before jumping up and waving to the cheering crowd.
Venice Biennale titled 'Foreigners Everywhere' platforms LGBTQ+, outsider and Indigenous artists

Venice Biennale titled 'Foreigners Everywhere' platforms LGBTQ+, outsider and Indigenous artists

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Outsider, queer and Indigenous artists are getting an overdue platform at the 60th Venice Biennale contemporary art exhibition that opened Saturday, curated for the first time by a Latin American.
Morning sickness? Prenatal check-ups? What to know about new rights for pregnant workers

Morning sickness? Prenatal check-ups? What to know about new rights for pregnant workers

Pregnant employees have the right to a wide range of accommodations under new federal regulations for enforcing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act that supporters say could change workplace culture for millions of people.
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