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Repaired and ready: Venue where a young Dylan played reopens

Repaired and ready: Venue where a young Dylan played reopens

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Bob Dylan would surely still recognize the low-ceilinged room in Caffe Lena where he played a couple of gigs almost 60 years ago.
Justices to hear free speech clash over offensive trademarks

Justices to hear free speech clash over offensive trademarks

WASHINGTON — The Slants aren't exactly a household name when it comes to music, but the Asian-American rock band has certainly made its mark in the legal world.
Gadget mountain rising in Asia threatens health, environment

Gadget mountain rising in Asia threatens health, environment

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and electrical appliances has reached severe levels in East Asia, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless safe disposal becomes the norm.
Ringling Bros. circus to close after 146 years

Ringling Bros. circus to close after 146 years

ELLENTON, Fla. — After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on Earth." The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May.
SpaceX launches first rocket since explosion in Florida

SpaceX launches first rocket since explosion in Florida

LOS ANGELES — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company's first launch since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more than four mon
Cuba sees explosion in internet access as ties with US grow

Cuba sees explosion in internet access as ties with US grow

HAVANA — Two days before Christmas, Luis Gonzalez received a little Chinese modem from Cuba's state-owned telecommunications company.
Dolce&Gabbana court millennials, Plein launches activewear

Dolce&Gabbana court millennials, Plein launches activewear

MILAN — If turmoil brings innovation and renovation, Italian menswear is in for a creative burst.
The Latest: SpaceX launch places satellites in orbit

The Latest: SpaceX launch places satellites in orbit

LOS ANGELES — The Latest on the launch of a SpaceX rocket in California (all times local): 11:25 a.m. SpaceX says its first launch of a Falcon 9 rocket since a fiery September accident has successfully placed a constellation of satellites in orbit.

Activists call for weekend of supporting Muslim-owned shops

PORTLAND, Maine — An activist group in Maine's largest city says hundreds of people are participating in its drive to get residents to support Muslim-owned businesses in a show of solidarity against Islamophobia.
Drone schools look to woo younger pilots for commercial jobs

Drone schools look to woo younger pilots for commercial jobs

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Leaders in the unmanned aircraft industry are trying to persuade young people who think drones are cool to consider flying them for a living.