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Steve Ross, founder of New England Holocaust Memorial, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 9:53pm

once by hiding neck-deep in the feces under an outhouse and another time by clinging to the bottom of a train that set into motion, carrying him to another camp, said Tony Bennis, co-producer and editor of the film “Etched in Glass: The Legacy of Steve Ross.”

China sentences Swedish bookseller to 10 years in prison

Yanan Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 9:33pm

A court in eastern China announced Tuesday that it has sentenced Gui Minhai, a naturalized Swedish citizen, to 10 years in prison.

Bahrain temporarily stops Dubai, Sharjah flights over virus

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 8:51pm

The tiny island nation of Bahrain suspended flights on Tuesday to the world's busiest airport for international travel in Dubai over fears about the spread of the new virus.

Amid China virus fears, even a haircut is a major operation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 8:17pm

Need a trim in Beijing? You might have to wait.

Members of Vagos bikers cleared of all charges in US court

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 6:59pm

Eight accused Vagos biker gang members were acquitted Monday of all charges alleging they were part of a broad criminal racketeering enterprise that committed violent crimes for more than a decade, including the killing of a rival Hells Angels leader in a casino shootout in 2011.

US and SKorea may cut back military moves due to coronavirus

Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 5:16pm

The United States and South Korea are considering curtailing joint military exercises due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus, officials said Monday.

TurboTax maker Intuit buying Credit Karma in $7.1B deal

Sarah Skidmore Sell, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 4:38pm

its largest yet — in equal portions of cash and its own common stock. The deal value includes an estimated $1 billion in equity awards to be offered over three years.

Matthews apologizes for Nazi analogy to Sanders victory

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 4:13pm

MSNBC's Chris Matthews apologized Monday to Bernie Sanders for comparing the Democratic senator's win in the Nevada caucus to the Nazi takeover of France.

Paramount halts 'Mission: Impossible' shoot over new virus

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 3:35pm

Paramount Pictures on Monday halted production on the seventh “Mission: Impossible” film due to the new virus, as Hollywood began to more drastically adapt to the growing global outbreak.

Fed's Mester says rate cut unnecessary to offset virus risks

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 3:30pm

A Federal Reserve official said Monday that she does not see a need to cut interest rates yet, even as worries about the viral outbreak that began in China caused global stock markets to plunge and some economists are penciling in a rate reduction by April.

Activists raise concerns about privacy of voting machines

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 3:21pm

Election integrity activists are raising concerns about Georgia's new voting machines, saying the large, bright, vertical touchscreens allow other people in the room to see a voter's selections in violation of ballot secrecy provisions in state law.

Disinfecting wipes, conference calls: Wall Street winners

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 3:06pm

Stay indoors and stay clean. That's what Wall Street is betting people around the world will do given all the fears about a rapidly spreading virus.

Airline, cruise stocks pummeled on fear of spreading virus

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 2:23pm

that Chinese airlines could cancel flights at the last moment. “Monitoring the actual number of flights operated in China this week will be interesting,” the firm said in a report.

Dow Jones industrials drop more than 1,000 points as the spreading virus outbreak threatens the global economy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 2:05pm

Dow Jones industrials drop more than 1,000 points as the spreading virus outbreak threatens the global economy.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump hypes India modernization, US economy

Hope Yen and Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 1:57pm

President Donald Trump overstated India's progress in achieving universal access to electricity, skirted facts about sanitation and exaggerated his own administration's record as part of a 36-hour visit to India to reaffirm ties with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Costs, delays scuttle 124-mile Constitution Pipeline project

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 12:59pm

The nearly $1 billion Constitution Pipeline project, which had been designed to take natural gas from Pennsylvania's shale gas fields to metropolitan New York and New England, has been abandoned after years of legal regulatory challenges made it economically unfeasible, a spokeswoman for project partner Duke Energy said Monday.

Supreme Court hears battle over Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 12:43pm

Dominion Energy and Duke Energy — backed by the Trump administration, say the Forest Service has jurisdiction over land in the George Washington National Forest, where a 0.1-mile segment of the pipeline would cross about 600 feet (about 183 meters) beneath the Appalachian Trail. The pipeline would bring natural gas from West Virginia to North Carolina and Virginia.

GOP lawmakers walk out after Oregon climate bill advances

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 12:31pm

Republican senators slipped out of the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, preventing the state Senate from convening in an attempt to doom a bill aimed at stemming global warming.

Japan govt panel experts say ship quarantine was not perfect

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 11:47am

Japanese health officials and experts on a government panel acknowledged Monday that the quarantine of the virus-hit cruise ship Diamond Princess was not perfect, but defended Japan's decision to release about 1,000 passengers after 14 days.