State lawmaker proposes bill to offer people money in exchange for gas-powered yard tools

A state lawmaker from Seattle is pushing to offer financial incentives to state residents if they give up their gas-powered yard tools. Seattle takes new approach in latest bid to curb use of natural gas in homes State Sen. Reuven Carlyle wants to offer a $200 coupon for electric lawn equipment to anyone who turns … Read more

In pictures: Snow and ice slam the East Coast

A person walks in Overton Park on Sunday, January 16, in Memphis, Tennessee. Joe Rondone/The Commercial Appea/USA Today Network Updated 3:27 PM ET, Sun January 16, 2022 A person walks in Overton Park on Sunday, January 16, in Memphis, Tennessee. Joe Rondone/The Commercial Appea/USA Today Network A vicious winter storm began slicing through parts of … Read more

Nearly 600 potholes reported to SDOT last week in wake of frigid weather

Frigid temperatures had the Seattle Department of Transportation working to fill hundreds of potholes across the city in early January. Wet weather, potholes in Washington make grocery deliveries challenging SDOT received reports of new potholes in almost 600 locations across the city last week, nearly six times the average of what it saw in any … Read more

Dangerous ice storm, heavy snowfall, potential travel woes and power outages expected in the Southeast

As many as 80 million people are under winter weather alerts from that region to the Northeast, CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam said. “I am particularly concerned for the impending ice storm that will impact the interior of South and North Carolina. Following a round of heavy snow, up to 3/4 of an inch of … Read more

Djokovic leaves Australia but debate goes on in vaccine saga

Australia made its decision, but opinion remains divided worldwide on Novak Djokovic and whether he should have been allowed to compete in the Australian Open despite not being vaccinated against COVID-19. At a tennis center in Phoenix on Sunday, employee Stan Taylor said the lobby was abuzz with just one question as players arrived: “What … Read more

4 young manatees flown from Florida to Ohio for treatment

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Orlando transferred four manatee calves to an Ohio aquarium for rehabilitation, freeing space to treat more of the threatened sea mammals that have been dying in Florida at an alarming rate. SeaWorld said DHL Express transported the manatees from its rescue and rehabilitation center to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium … Read more

Celebrated Greek painter Alekos Fassianos dies at 86

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Alekos Fassianos, one of the most important modern Greek painters, died Sunday at his home after a long illness, the state news agency ANA reported. He was 86. Alekos Fassianos was born in Athens on Dec. 16, 1935. He studied violin at the Athens Conservatory and painting at the Athens School … Read more

Bidens pack carrots, apples into boxes during food bank stop

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Joe Biden and First lady Jill Biden packed carrots and apples into food boxes for the hungry and chatted with volunteers Sunday at a food bank as part of a day of service for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The couple traveled about a half-hour from their Wilmington, Delaware, residence to … Read more

Jeff Goldblum, Kyle MacLachlan bookend Prada menswear show

MILAN (AP) — Jeff Goldblum infused Milan Fashion Week with some levity on Sunday as he shimmied down the Prada runway in a dark overcoat that cast a dramatic silhouette. The latest menswear collection in the two-year-old collaboration between Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons as co-creative directors was at once elemental and celebratory, presenting elevated … Read more