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Gucci presents otherworldly fall-winter collection in Milan

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:42pm

Milan fashion designers launched six days of fall-winter fashion previews Wednesday, as the long-accepted runway format undergoes challenges like never before.

Hawaii bill would ban licenses for some foreign fishermen

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:34pm

Hawaii lawmakers are considering a proposal with the potential to cripple the state's commercial fishing industry after an Associated Press investigation found foreign fishermen confined to boats and living in subpar conditions.

Judge blocks California law on posting actors' ages

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:23pm

A California law that restricts a popular Hollywood website from posting actors' ages raises First Amendment concerns and does not appear likely to combat age discrimination in the entertainment industry in any meaningful way, a federal judge said Wednesday.

Japanese Nissan executive tapped to replace Ghosn as CEO

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:14pm

Carlos Ghosn, who leads Nissan and Renault, has tapped Hiroto Saikawa, a veteran Japanese executive at Nissan, to replace him as chief executive at the Japanese automaker, although Ghosn will stay on as chairman.

Kansas lawmakers scramble for budget fix after tax hike veto

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:14pm

Kansas legislators pushing to roll back Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's signature income tax cuts scrambled Wednesday to find a new plan to fix the state's dire budget problems after he vetoed their bill.

Spirit Airlines CEO dismisses new, cheaper fares by rivals

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:52pm

The CEO of discount carrier Spirit Airlines says he isn't worried about competing against new, cheaper fares from American and United.

Tesla swings to loss in 4Q, says Model 3 on target

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:33pm

Unable to string together profitable quarters, electric car and solar cell maker Tesla Inc. reported a loss for the last three months of 2016.

Most oil pipeline opponents leave North Dakota protest camp

Blake Nicholson and James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:25pm

Most of the Dakota Access pipeline opponents abandoned their protest camp Wednesday ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land, and authorities moved to arrest some who defied the order in a final show of dissent.

Republican US senator: I'm open to subpoena of Trump's taxes

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:23pm

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said on Wednesday she's open to using a subpoena to investigate President Donald Trump's tax returns for potential connections to Russia.

The Latest: Police: About 20 fires set at Dakota Access camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:10pm

The Latest on plans to close a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local):

In Oscar winners about Hollywood, undercurrents of anxiety

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:37pm

Hollywood is ready for its close-up. Again.

Environmental group appeals SW Idaho power line approval

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:08pm

An environmental group has filed an appeal seeking to stop the construction of two high-voltage transmission lines in southwestern Idaho.

LePage asks Trump 'to make Maine woods great again'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:45pm

The governor has asked Republican President Donald Trump to undo Democratic former President Barack Obama's designation of a national monument and give back the land that was donated for it.

David Bowie honors, George Michael tribute top Brit Awards

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:45pm

The Brit Awards recognized big international stars including Drake and Beyonce and a cross-section of home-grown talent Wednesday — but the ceremony was overshadowed by the much-missed David Bowie and George Michael.

Security breach at Kennedy Airport unnerves some travelers

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:36pm

A breach that allowed 11 people to walk through an unattended security checkpoint lane at one of the nation's busiest airports has some travelers scratching their heads about how this could happen even with the enhanced security measures put in place after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Tulsa's former Black Wall Street tries to remake itself

Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:55pm

Not far from a gleaming $183 million arena and other signs of a midsize city striving to become something more, smooth pavement gives way to potholes, rusted fences and shuttered storefronts. They're the remnants of what was once known as Tulsa's Black Wall Street, before one of the worst race riots in U.S. history.

Stocks slip from highs as energy companies sink; Dow gains

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:55pm

U.S. stocks slipped Wednesday after their recent record-setting run. Energy companies stumbled, but basic materials makers rose as investors hoped two large deals will win approval from regulators.

Paramount Pictures CEO leaving after 12 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:55pm

Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Brad Grey is leaving the movie studio after 12 years at the helm.

The Latest: David Bowie awarded British album of the year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:55pm

The Latest on the Brit Awards ceremony (all times local):