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Texas top utility regulator quits in fallout over blackouts

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas' top utilities regulator resigned Monday in the widening fallout from blackouts triggered by an unusually heavy and widespread winter storm that left millions in the state without power and water for days.
Milan designers hit reset button during digital fashion week

Milan designers hit reset button during digital fashion week

MILAN — Fashion is off the hamster wheel, taking a deep breath that is allowing some freshness to seep into the once relentless cycle.
Locks down: German hairdressers reopen despite virus fears

Locks down: German hairdressers reopen despite virus fears

BERLIN — Germans flocked to the salons Monday as hairdressers across the country reopened after a 2 1/2 -month closure, another cautious step toward normality as Germany balances a desire to loosen restrictions with concerns about more contagious vir
George Floyd kin joins protest anthem album project

George Floyd kin joins protest anthem album project

NEW YORK — Before a late night rehearsal in December, Terrence Floyd couldn’t remember the last time he squatted on a drum throne, sticks in hand and ready to perform.

With pride and respect, Cynthia Erivo takes on Queen of Soul

NEW YORK — The Tony Awards could bring Cynthia Erivo another Emmy.
Online review platform Trustpilot chooses London for IPO

Online review platform Trustpilot chooses London for IPO

LONDON — Online review platform Trustpilot said Monday it plans to sell shares in London, in a stock offering that helps shore up the city's status as a financial hub and destination for tech companies after Brexit.
2 Americans wanted in Ghosn's escape in Japanese custody

2 Americans wanted in Ghosn's escape in Japanese custody

BOSTON — An American father and son wanted by Japan for aiding former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn escape from the country in a box were handed over to Japanese custody Monday, ending their months-long battle to stay in the U.S.
France's Sarkozy convicted of corruption, sentenced to jail

France's Sarkozy convicted of corruption, sentenced to jail

PARIS — A Paris court found French former President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and influence peddling on Monday and sentenced him to a year in prison. He can ask to serve that time at home and also plans to appeal.
Prince Philip moved to specialized London heart hospital

Prince Philip moved to specialized London heart hospital

LONDON — Prince Philip was transferred Monday to a specialized London heart hospital to undergo testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition as he continues to be treated for an unspecified infection, Buckingham Palace said.
US spending on construction projects rises 1.7% in January

US spending on construction projects rises 1.7% in January

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Spending on U.S. construction projects rose 1.7% in January as new home building continues to lift the sector. Last month's increase followed small revised gains in December and November.