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Margo Lion, Broadway producer of "Hairspray," dead at 75

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 4:25pm

Broadway producer Margo Lion, who helped bring the Tony Award-winning musicals “Jelly's Last Jam” and “Hairspray” to the stage and also worked on Tony Kushner's two-part classic “Angels in America,” has died at age 75. Her son, Matthew Nemeth, told The Associated Press that she died at a Manhattan hospital days after suffering a brain aneurysm.

Ex-'Bachelor' contestant stripped of $1M fantasy sports win

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 1:51pm

Sports gambling giant DraftKings won't give a former "Bachelor” contestant the $1 million prize for winning an online fantasy football contest after she and her husband were accused of cheating.

Royal CBD Announces Addition of Four New Pure CBD Products to Its Q1 2020 Collection

Newswire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 12:54pm

menthol + CBD cooling topical roll-on gel and new CBD topical salve with a warming relief effect. On top of that, the brand has introduced three different flavors to their CBD oils along with a website revamp in celebration of the New Year.

French automaker PSA Group says it will evacuate employees from Wuhan, take them out of China after a quarantine period.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 12:38pm

French automaker PSA Group says it will evacuate employees from Wuhan, take them out of China after a quarantine period.

Khashoggi documentary 'The Dissident' lands at Sundance

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 11:22am

A searing documentary about the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi made its anticipated debut at the Sundance Film Festival, unveiling a detailed investigation into the Saudi Arabia regime and the companies and governments that do business with it.

Trump envoy hails deal to resume Serbia-Kosovo rail service

Jovana Gec, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 10:45am

U.S. President Donald Trump’s special envoy for Serbia and Kosovo said Saturday that an agreement to resume railway service between the two Balkan rivals is important for both nations.

Super Bowl back in Miami for 11th time after 10-year hiatus

Steven Wine, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 10:44am

It’s appropriate the Super Bowl to end droughts is Miami-bound.

Flights of historic planes grounded pending investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 10:38am

A nonprofit foundation that operates short flights on World War II era aircraft for history buffs and aircraft enthusiasts has agreed to offer only ground tours while the Federal Aviation Administration continues an investigation into a deadly crash of one of its vintage planes.

Markets around the world are feeling the coronavirus chill

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 9:00am

Stocks around the world fell this week on worries that a new type of virus in China may ultimately hit profits for companies from Wuhan to Washington. The World Health Organization has held off on calling the outbreak a global health emergency but says it may become one.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's fusillade of misfires on fateful week

Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 8:20am

Abroad, at home and in Twitter's ether, President Donald Trump unleashed a fusillade of statements over the past week as the Senate impeachment trial unfolded and the Davos economic forum played out in Switzerland.

US Treasury chief says trade deal possible with UK in a year

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 7:52am

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested Saturday that Britain and America would be able to conclude a trade deal this year, despite lingering disagreements on a digital services tax and whether to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei to build aspects of a new high-speed mobile network.

China deal might not bail out lobster industry this New Year

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 7:34am

American seafood exporters are optimistic that a new trade deal with China will allow them to claw back into one of the world's biggest markets for lobster, but help might not have arrived in time for the biggest day on the calendar.

Britain's EU Journey: When Blair's EU aspirations faded away

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 3:00am

Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum.

'This is huge': Locust swarms in Africa are worst in decades

Ben Curtis, Josphat Kasire and Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 1:49am

The hum of millions of locusts on the move is broken by the screams of farmers and the clanging of pots and pans. But their noise-making does little to stop the voracious insects from feasting on their crops in this rural community.

Turkish leader slams 'propaganda' as quake deaths rise to 29

Andrew Wilks, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 12:46am

The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey climbed to 29 on Saturday night as rescue crews searched for people who remained trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings, officials said.

Fiat Chrysler denies union bribery allegations in GM lawsuit

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 5:32pm

Fiat Chrysler is moving to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit filed by rival General Motors, denying allegations that it bribed union officials to impose higher labor costs on GM.

New Orleans: Protesters demand action on damaged hotel

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 5:12pm

Dozens of protesters marched from the site of the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel on the edge of the French Quarter to City Hall on Friday, demanding that something be done about the hotel and that the two bodies still inside be recovered.

Fitch upgrades Greek credit rating by 1 notch to BB

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 4:50pm

Fitch ratings agency on Friday raised Greece's credit rating by one notch to BB with a positive outlook, implying that a further upgrade could come in the future.

California OKs highly questioned LA County voting system

Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 4:46pm

a first of its kind for the nation — but is requiring modifications to address serious security and technical problems identified in testing.