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    UPDATES with more NY FASHION WEEK stories; SAZERAC COCKTAIL MUSEUM; MACKINAC ISLAND HOTEL SALE; TOY HALL OF FAME FINALISTS

    FASHION

    NEW YORK FASHION WEEK _ Ongoing coverage of NY Fashion Week, including text coverage of shows by Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors. Lines will be updated following the shows. Photos from runways of Marc Jacobs, Badgley Mischka and Michael Kors.

    FASHION WEEK-SERENA WILLIAMS _ From court to runway: Serena Williams hits Fashion Week. By Jocelyn Noveck. SENT Wednesday, 300 words, photos, video.

    FASHION WEEK-RIHANNA _ Big Sean, A$ap Ferg, Halsey and Migos rocked Rihanna's Savage X Fenty crowd Tuesday from a color-saturated stage at the Barclays Center as Normani and Laverne Cox joined an army of supermodels and dancers in a showcase of her latest loungewear and lingerie. By Leannie Italie. SENT Wednesday, 310 words, photos.

    Stories sent in the past few days are: VERA WANG; ALICE AND OLIVIA; TOM FORD; PYER MOSS; KATE SPADE; LAQUAN SMITH; CAROLINA HERRERA; TORY BURCH; TOMMY HILFIGER; PRABAL GURUNG; RALPH LAUREN; BRANDON MAXWELL; LONGCHAMP; CHRISTIAN SORIANO; JEREMY SCOTT; TADASHI SHOJI.

    FOOD

    SNACKS-HEALTH _ Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity. By Food and Health Writer Candice Choi. SENT Monday, 810 words, photos.

    EXCESS APPLES: It’s that time of year again, when fresh apples are piled high at farmers markets. If you are lucky enough to live near an orchard, you can take the day and pick your own bushel. Regardless of whether you are picking apples at the market or off a tree, there are so many great things to do with apples, from apple butter to cider. By Elizabeth Karmel. SENT Monday by 4 p.m., 700 words, photos.

    SMOKEHOUSE _ Behind the scenes at London's oldest Smokehouse where salmon is the catch of the day. By Louise Dixon. UPCOMING: Wednesday, photos, video.

    (See TRAVEL: FOOD-WALLA WALLA WINE _ Southeastern Washington has been producing high-quality wines for decades. But in the past five years, the wineries of the Walla Walla Valley have drawn international accolades for the reds - particularly syrahs - produced from the unique soil just across the border in Oregon. By Sally Carpenter Hale. SENT Monday, 700 words, photos.)

    GENERAL

    TOY HALL OF FAME FINALISTS _ The smartphone is being considered for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame this year in recognition of its impact on how people play and interact. The other finalists announced Wednesday are: Care Bears, the coloring book, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Jenga, Magic the Gathering, Masters of the Universe, Matchbox cars, My Little Pony, Nerf Blaster, Risk and the top. By Carolyn Thompson. SENT Wednesday, 600 words, photos.

    FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW-ELECTRIC OFFENSIVE _ A rising wave of new all-electric car models is about to hit the European auto market, but it's not at all clear if consumers will want to buy them. By David McHugh. SENT Monday, 1,000 words, photos.

    HOMES

    DESIGN-WRIGHT-TEXTILES _ An exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores a little known facet of architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s work: his textiles. Wright designed a line of affordable home products aimed at the average consumer. The designs, for fabrics and wallpapers, were based on his architectural designs and inspired by his buildings. By Katherine Roth. SENT Wednesday, 650 words, photos.

    NERDWALLET-LIZ WESTON-MOVING FOR TAXES _ Moving to escape taxes? Make it a clean break. Your former home state could use a residency audit to challenge your move as a tax dodge unless you cut your ties the right way. By Liz Weston of NerdWallet. SENT Monday, 820 words, photo upcoming.

    PARENTING

    MAYOR’S BABY _ Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza has not been shy about bringing his 1-year-old boy to work. In doing so, he has ignited a debate about the role of children in the workplace and cast a spotlight on the struggles of balancing careers and child care. By Michelle R. Smith. SENT Monday, 1,000 words, photos.

    GARDENING

    BEST TOMATOES _ Plan now for the best tomatoes next year. By Lee Reich. SENT Tuesday, 600 words, photo.

    TRAVEL

    SAZERAC COCKTAIL MUSEUM _ Visitors to New Orleans who want to learn more about cocktails will soon have a new place to go. No, it's not another bar. The Sazerac Company, a Louisiana-based spirits maker, is opening the Sazerac House on Oct. 2. The six-story building houses multiple floors of exhibits as well as a gift shop and the company's headquarters. By Rebecca Santana. SENT Tuesday, 550 words, photos, video.

    FOOD-WALLA WALLA WINE _ Southeastern Washington has been producing high-quality wines for decades. But in the past five years, the wineries of the Walla Walla Valley have drawn international accolades for the reds - particularly syrahs - produced from the unique soil just across the border in Oregon. By Sally Carpenter Hale. SENT Monday, 700 words, photos.

    MACKINAC ISLAND HOTEL SALE _ The owners of the iconic Grand Hotel on Michigan's Mackinac Island say they've reached a tentative deal to sell the hotel to a private equity firm. By Corey Williams. SENT Tuesday, 440 words, photos.

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    FOOD COLUMNS ADVISORY: The Associated Press will no longer be sending “America’s Test Kitchen” recipes. The AP plans weekly articles about food and the food industry.

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    IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

    FASHION: NY FASHION WEEK-DAPPERQ

    HOMES: ASK A DESIGNER-LIGHTING; HOME SHARING-DISCRIMINATION

    FOOD: MOCKTAIL MANIA; KITCHEN SMARTS-PRESERVING FOOD

    TRAVEL: LITERARY LONDON; PRINCE HARRY COALITION

    PARENTING: SUPREME COURT-SOTOMAYOR

    GARDENING: BEE-HUNGER GAPS

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    SPECIAL EDITIONS CALENDAR:

    Oct. 1 _ Pets

    Nov. 12 _ Holidays

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