Sierra snowpack well above average after California storms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Back-to-back California storms blanket the Sierra Nevada in snow, more than twice the snowpack level compared to this time last year, with winter still nearly two weeks away. At the same time last year, the Sierra snowpack was 47 percent of average, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday. A series of […]

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Caribbean cruises: the ultimate guide

Essential advice for planning a Caribbean cruise on where to go, when to go, how to book, who to book with, and shore excursions. Essential advice for planning a Caribbean cruise on where to go, when to go, how to book, who to book with, and shore excursions  The Caribbean is the world’s most popular […]

VW denies allegations chairman knew early about emissions cheating

VW denied claims that former finance chief Hans Dieter Poetsch, now the automaker’s chairman, failed to inform investors about the potential financial implications of the emissions test cheating in a timely manner. FRANKFURT — Volkswagen denied allegations that Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch knew about the automaker’s emissions test cheating almost three months before U.S. authorities made […]

‘Aquaman’ wins big in Chinese box office, ‘Ralph’ stays No. 1 in U.S.

‘Aquaman’ scored a big win at the Chinese box office. (Getty Images) In the calm before the Christmas storm at the box office, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” remained No. 1 for the third straight week, while the upcoming DC Comics superhero film “Aquaman” arrived with a cannonball-sized splash in Chinese theaters. For the second week […]

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Macron to break silence, address French nation amid protests

PARIS (AP) – Pressure mounted on French President Emmanuel Macron to announce concrete measures to calm protests marked by violence when he addresses the nation Monday evening, and breaks a long silence widely seen as aggravating a crisis that has shaken the government and the whole country. The president will consult in the morning with […]

Abandoned train depot becomes a restaurant, bourbon bar

PARIS, Ky. (AP) – More than 200 people came out in a steady rain to welcome back an old friend: the Louisville & Nashville Railroad depot, which had mostly stood abandoned and crumbling since passenger train service ended 50 years ago. After a complete renovation, the Victorian-style depot now houses Trackside Restaurant and Bourbon Bar. […]

everything you need to know

From buying tips to FAQs to explanations of technical terms, here’s our complete guide to snowboard boots. If you’re ready to buy, check out this season’s must-have snowboard boots. Snowboard boot FAQs Why would I need a professional boot fitter? When it comes to getting the right boots, there are many factors to consider, such as […]

Plant a tree: Milan’s ambitious plans to be cleaner, greener

MILAN (AP) — If Italy’s fashion capital has a predominant color, it is gray — not only because of the blocks of neoclassical stone buildings for which the city is celebrated, but also due to its often-gray sky, which traps pollution. But Milan now wants to shift its color palette toward green. The city has […]

2018 Jeep Wrangler fails European crash test

European crash testers gave the 2018 Jeep Wrangler a scathing one-star rating Wednesday. Europe’s New Car Assessment Program said the off-roader earned the poor rating due in part to its lack of modern active safety equipment. The new Jeep Wrangler didn’t offer automatic emergency braking on 2018 versions. The rating comes even after 2018 Wrangler […]