Audi CEO arrested in Germany over diesel emissions scandal

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The chief executive of Audi, the luxury automaker owned by Volkswagen, was arrested Monday on suspicion of fraud in relation to the German car maker’s emissions-cheating scandal. Rupert Stadler, 55, was detained a week after his home was searched and German...


Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

DETROIT (AP) — If President Donald Trump delivers on threats to slap 25 percent tariffs on imported automobiles and parts, experts say it will cut auto sales and cost jobs in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Trump has asked the Commerce Department to study the tariffs on national security grounds,...


Kate Spade's funeral to be held in birthplace of Kansas City

Kate Spade Funeral

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A funeral will be held for fashion designer Kate Spade this week in Kansas City, where she was born. The Kansas City Star reports that services for Spade are planned for 3 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Church. Her father, Frank Brosnahan, says...


Celeb chef Samuelsson to open restaurant in Miami's Overtown

Travel Miami Marcus Samuelsson

MIAMI (AP) — Miami is trying to rebuild a neighborhood that was once a vibrant center for black culture, and a celebrity chef is contributing what he does best: food. Marcus Samuelsson has bought a former pool hall in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood and plans to open a restaurant there later this...


How the Audi CEO's arrest fits into the VW diesel scandal

Germany Volkswagen Audi Emission

BERLIN (AP) — The arrest of the CEO of Volkswagen’s Audi division is another milestone in the German automaker’s three-year scandal over diesel emissions cheating. Rupert Stadler, who was detained in Germany on Monday, is the highest-level executive at Volkswagen to have been arrested since the...


More than melting watches: Spain's Salvador Dali Triangle

Travel Spain Dali

FIGUERES, Spain (AP) — If the name Salvador Dali conjures images of melting watches and one conspicuous mustache but not much else, then a visit to Spain’s “Dali Triangle” will not only make for a fantastic road trip, it will show that there’s so much more to the renowned surrealist’s work. Dali’s...


Florida photographer explores surrealist artist Dali's roots

Florida Dali Museum Photos

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Photographer Clyde Butcher is known for his sweeping, evocative black-and-white photos of Florida’s Everglades. But when he first arrived in the Sunshine State almost 40 years ago, he looked around and couldn’t find anything to photograph. “Flat. No mountains. No...


Let us sing the praises of the humble, grillable flank steak

Food Column ATK Grilled Flank Steak with Garlic Herb Sauce

We wanted a simple, economical cut of meat for a casual backyard barbecue. After considering various cuts, we landed on flank steak. Like other cuts from the chest and side of the cow, such as skirt steak and hanger steak, flank steak boasts rich, full, beefy flavor. What’s more, because it is very...


Make delicious deviled eggs without the strain or torment

Food Column ATK Classic Deviled Eggs

The best deviled eggs start with the best hard-cooked eggs. Conventional wisdom insists that older eggs peel more easily than fresh eggs but we wanted to be able to start with eggs of any age and still end up with flawlessly smooth peeled results. Instead of a cold-water start, we used our recipe...


Roll out the barrels: Christo artwork floats on London lake

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LONDON (AP) — The ducks, geese and hardy cold-water swimmers in London’s Hyde Park have a new neighbor: a monumental floating structure made from 7,506 stacked barrels colored bright red, mauve and blue. “The London Mastaba,” unveiled Monday, is the latest installation by Christo, a master of...

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