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Looking for a new car under $20,000? Good luck.

DETROIT (AP) — Just five years ago, a price-conscious auto shopper in the United States could choose from among a dozen new small cars selling for under $20,000. Now, there's just one: The Mitsubishi Mirage. And even the Mirage appears headed for the scrap yard. At a time when Americans increasingly want pricey SUVs and trucks rather than small cars, the Mirage remains the lone new vehicle whose average sale […]

today08/22/2023 40


Atlantic City’s main casino union, where most workers are women, is finally led by one

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The main casino workers union in Atlantic City is being led by a woman for the first time in its 107-year history. Donna DeCaprio is president of Local 54 of Unite Here. She succeeds Bob McDevitt, who now manages the national union's pension fund. DeCaprio was the lead negotiator on contracts reached last summer that gave workers the biggest raises they ever received. Casino executives […]

today07/19/2023 32


Meta takes aim at Twitter with the launch of rival app Threads

Meta has unveiled an app called Threads to rival Twitter. It's targeting users looking for an alternative to the social media platform owned — and frequently changed — by Elon Musk. Threads is billed as a text-based version of Meta's photo-sharing app Instagram. It went live Wednesday in Apple and Google Android app stores in more than 100 countries. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says 10 million people had signed up in […]

today07/06/2023 38


Joey Chestnut shakes off rain delay and defends title at Nathan’s Fourth of July hot dog contest

Eating superstar Joey "Jaws" Chestnut shook off a rain delay and gobbled his way to another win at Nathan's Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest. Chestnut downed 62 franks and buns in 10 minutes for a double-digit victory over his nearest competitor, who ate 49. It was Chestnut's 16th win. In the women's division, defending champion Miki Sudo forced down 39 1/2 hot dogs and buns to claim […]

today07/05/2023 48


Calling beer Champagne leaves French producers frothing

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian customs have destroyed more than 2,000 cans of Miller High Life, advertised as the "Champagne of Beers," at the request of houses and growers of the bubbly beverage. The Comité Champagne — the body protecting the Champagne designation — asked for the destruction of a shipment of 2,352 cans on the grounds that the term infringes the protected designation of origin "Champagne." The consignment was intercepted […]

today04/21/2023 116


Eagles belt holiday hits on ‘Philly Special Christmas’ album

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles lineman Jason Kelce, Jordan Mailata, and Lane Johnson have released a Christmas album. The players on the team with the best record in the NFL have made a season already pretty jolly in Philly a bit more sweet-sounding with the release of "A Philly Special Christmas." Proceeds from this record will benefit Children's Crisis Treatment Center and other charities in Philadelphia. The Eagles teamed with […]

today12/15/2022 61


The Year of the Slap: Pop culture moments in 2022

Taylor Swift was up. Elon Musk was in, out, and in. Tom Cruise was back. BTS stepped aside, and so did Serena Williams, and Tom Brady too — oops, scratch that. But the slap? The slap was everywhere — that moment Will Smith smacked Chris Rock at the Oscars and a global audience wondered if they really just saw what happened. That's The Associated Press' top pop culture moment of […]

today12/09/2022 54


Last total lunar eclipse for three years arrived Tuesday morning

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — This morning's total lunar eclipse is the last one for three years. Tuesday's total lunar eclipse was be visible throughout North America in the predawn hours. Asia, Australia and the rest of the Pacific can catch it after sunset. Totality will last nearly 1 1/2 hours as Earth passes directly between the moon and sun. The so-called blood moon will appear red from the light […]

today11/08/2022 73


Bags, Booze & Boobs raises $98K for DE Breast Cancer Coalition

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Stockley Tavern hosted its 3rd annual fundraiser for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. This great organization provides support to men and women in diverse communities to those who have recently been diagnosed or currently battling breast cancer in Delaware. They help those with low incomes and those with little or no insurance receive free or reduced cost care. On the afternoon of October […]

today10/26/2022 47