Carmakers join forces to make electrics widespread

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 photo a car is connected to a charging station for electric vehicles in Hamburg, Germany. Major automakers say their joint European electric car recharging network will open its first stations this year in Germany, Austria and Norway in what the companies hope will be a big step toward mass acceptance of battery-powered cars. (Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa via AP, File)

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A group of major automakers plans to open hundreds of fast-charging stations for electric cars in Europe in coming years and use a common plug technology in what they hope will be a big step toward mass acceptance of battery-powered vehicles.

Strasbourg on the French-German border

This photo from May 9, 2017, shows the former tannery district of the Petit France neighborhood in Strasbourg, France. The area is filled with cafes, many which overlook the tiny Ill River that winds through the old town.(Albert Stumm via AP)

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Strasbourg is the capital of France’s Alsace region and just a two-hour train ride from Paris. But it’s also just 2 miles (3 km) from the border of Germany, and a popular port call for cruises down the Rhine River.

Photos by Walker Evans at San Francisco MOMA

In this photo provided by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is the photograph by Walker Evans called "Roadside Stand Near Birmingham" taken in 1936. The photo is part of a new retrospective exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art featuring 400 pieces of Walker's vintage prints, paintings and items from his personal collection. The exhibit was conceived as a 50-year retrospective highlighting the photographer's fascination with popular culture or vernacular — a celebration of the beauty in everyday life. (Walker Evans/San Francisco Museum of Modern Art via AP)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roadside shacks, garbage, circus wagons, subway riders and other ordinary folk: All were favorite subjects of Walker Evans, one of the 20th century’s pre-eminent photographers.

Wisconsin apple orchard has long history

Crates of apples destined for sale at a nearby farmer's market await transport in a century-old barn at Weston's Antique Apple Orchard in New Berlin, Wis. Siblings Genevieve Weston. 87, left, and Ken Weston, 88, right, continue to operate the family business started by their parents in 1936. Also pictured is Dave Scott, an employee of the orchard. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

NEW BERLIN, Wis. (AP) — This is where you can taste history.



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