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

Britain Christo

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...


GM replaces 3 Cadillac sedans with 2, invests $175M in plant

Cadillac Super Cruise

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is getting rid of three Cadillac sedans and replacing them with two new ones over the next 3½ years. The company says it’s sinking $175 million into a Lansing, Michigan, factory to make replacements for the ATS compact, CTS midsize and XTS full-size cars. Automakers...


How to make Mexican pulled pork without the hassle of frying

Food Column ATK Mexican Pulled Pork

Traditional carnitas, Mexico’s version of pulled pork, is fried in gallons of lard or oil. The results are tasty, but who wants to deal with all that hot fat? We wanted restaurant-style carnitas_tender chunks of lightly crisped, caramelized pork, subtly accented with oregano and citrus_without the...


For your next pasta salad, skip the pasta and go for farro

Food Column ATK Pesto Farro Salad

The first thing we noticed when replacing pasta with whole-grain farro in this nourishing update on pasta salad with pesto was the grain’s fantastic al dente texture. Tender with just the right amount of chew (thanks to boiling pasta-style), each grain stayed distinct, the better to become coated...


The trick to keeping your peach cake from getting soggy

Food Column ATK Summer Peach Cake

Add ripe peaches to cake and problems abound: All the juice makes for a soggy cake and their delicate flavor gets lost. Roasting the peaches_and tossing them with peach schnapps_concentrated their flavor and expelled moisture. However, the peaches became swathed in a flavorful but gooey film when...

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