Crime worries underpin celebration as Carnival season begins

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans kicked off its annual Carnival season Friday, a weekslong celebration of joyous street parties, lavish balls and colorful parades — complicated this year by concerns…

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Teslas of the sea? CES showcases electric hydrofoil boats

Flying cars and self-driving vehicles always get attention at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas, but this year electric recreational boats are making bigger waves. Swedish company Candela on…

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Don’t sweat it; still a chance to win $940M Mega Millions

DES MOINES, Iowa — Lottery players whose numbers didn’t hit or who forgot to even buy a ticket will have another shot at a nearly $1 billion Mega Millions prize…

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Best of CES 2023: Canine communication and a calming pillow

LAS VEGAS — Tech companies are showing off their latest products this week at CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics show. The show officially opened Thursday, with crowds of…

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CES 2023: Stellantis preps cost cuts due to higher EV prices

DETROIT — Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares says his company has to work on cutting costs globally in order to keep electric vehicles affordable for the middle class. Among the cuts…

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South Carolina’s Supreme Court strikes down 6-week abortion ban

South Carolina’s Supreme Court struck down the state’s six-week abortion ban Thursday, claiming it violates the state’s constitution. The 2021 so-called “heartbeat act” bans abortions after fetal cardiac activity is…

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West Virginia can keep transgender sports ban, judge says

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s ban on transgender athletes competing in female school sports is constitutional and can remain in place, a federal judge ruled Thursday. The American Civil Liberties…

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Mpox cases among women mostly affected Black, Hispanic Americans: CDC

When the mpox outbreak first struck the United States over the summer, experts said it was mostly affecting minority men. But new federal data published Thursday shows that among the…

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Delta says free Wi-Fi coming to many US flights next month

LAS VEGAS — Delta Air Lines will provide free Wi-Fi service on most of its U.S. flights starting in February. The airline said Thursday that by the end of the…

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