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US heating worries mount amid growing costs, uncertainty

US heating worries mount amid growing costs, uncertainty

JAY, Maine (AP) — Across the US, families are looking to the winter with fear as energy costs soar and fuel supplies tighten. The Department of Energy is projecting sharp price increases for home heating compared to last winter and some worry whether heating assistance programs will be able to make up the difference for …

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Ancient DNA gives rare snapshot of Neanderthal family ties

Ancient DNA gives rare snapshot of Neanderthal family ties

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study suggests Neanderthals formed small, tightknit communities where females may have traveled to move in with their mates. The research used genetic sleuthing to offer a rare snapshot of Neanderthal family dynamics — including a father and his teenage daughter who lived together in Siberia more than 50,000 years …

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'70s Show' actor Danny Masterson on trial on 3 rape charges

Rape allegations aired against ’70s Show’ actor Masterson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A prosecutor on Tuesday described rape allegations by three women against “That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson from two decades ago that contained some of the same disturbing elements. Two women became woozy or passed out after a couple of drinks and were tossed in his hot tub, Deputy District Attorney …

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'70s Show' actor Danny Masterson on trial on 3 rape charges

’70s Show’ actor Danny Masterson on trial on 3 rape charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Danny Masterson, former star of the long-running sitcom “That ’70s Show,” is about to face three women in court who say he raped them two decades ago at a trial whose key figures are all current or former members of the Church of Scientology. Opening statements could begin as early as …

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Twitter, Instagram block Kanye West over antisemitic posts

Twitter, Instagram block Kanye West over antisemitic posts

NEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West once suggested slavery was a choice. He called the COVID-19 vaccine “the mark of the beast.” Earlier this month, he was criticized for wearing a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt to his collection at Paris Fashion Week. Now the rapper who is legally known as Ye is again embroiled in …

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Patagonia founder gives company away to environmental trusts

Patagonia founder gives company away to environmental trusts

1 of 2 FILE – Yvon Chouinard, the founder and chairman of Ventura-based Patagonia Inc., is photographed Sept. 28, 2005, in the original Chouinard Equipment blacksmith shop located in Ventura, Calif., where he once forged pitons for mountaineers. In a letter posted on the privately-held company’s website on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, Chouinard said the …

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Jury gets R. Kelly's child pornography and trial-fixing case

Jury gets R. Kelly’s child pornography and trial-fixing case

CHICAGO (AP) — Jurors began deliberating Tuesday at R. Kelly’s federal trial in Chicago, sorting through a month of evidence and arguments on charges accusing the singer of producing child pornography, enticing minors for sex and rigging his 2008 child porn trial. Standing at a podium a few feet in front of jurors, Kelly attorney …

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Iconic French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard dead at 91

Iconic French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard dead at 91

GENEVA (AP) — Jean-Luc Godard, the iconic “enfant terrible” of the French New Wave who revolutionized popular cinema in 1960 with his first feature, “Breathless,” and stood for years among the film world’s most influential directors, died Tuesday. . He was 91. Godard died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones at his home in the …

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Fighting at 40: Older fans take heart in Serena's success

Fighting at 40: Older fans take heart in Serena’s success

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine if they could bottle a potion called “Just Serena.” That was Serena Williams’ succinct, smiling explanation for how she’d managed — at nearly 41, and match-rusty — to defeat the world’s second-ranked player and advance Wednesday to the third round of a US Open that so far, doesn’t feel much …

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SDSU defends handling of Araiza gang-rape allegation inquiry

SDSU defends handling of Araiza gang-rape allegation inquiry

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State football coach Brady Hoke said Monday he didn’t know star punter Matt Araiza had been accused of participating in the gang rape of a 17-year-old girl at an off-campus party in October until a civil lawsuit was filed last week. Hoke’s boss, athletic director John David Wicker, defended …

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