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Japan's ANA orders 20 more Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 2:04am

Japanese carrier ANA is ordering 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets, bringing its fleet of the planes to 103 by 2025.

EU to approve tough negotiating mandate for UK trade talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 1:57am

European Union ministers are set to approve a tough mandate for its negotiations with the United Kingdom on a free trade deal in the wake of Britain's departure last month from the bloc.

Update on the latest in business:

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 1:37am

Shares were mixed in Asia today after Wall Street suffered its worst session in two years, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average slumping more than 1,000 points on fears that a viral outbreak that began in China will weaken the world economy.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 1:35am

In the fall of 2017, Harvey Weinstein was known as one of the kingpins of Hollywood and co-founder of his own movie company. Now, he’s known as a convicted rapist. Weinstein was led out of court in handcuffs after a New York City jury convicted him of rape and sexual assault — ending a trial that marks the biggest victory to date in the #MeToo reckoning. Weinstein had a look of resignation on his face as the verdict was announced. He was convicted on two charges, while the jury acquitted him on two more serious charges. The charges carry up to 29 years in prison, which means it’s possible Weinstein, who’s 67, will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Sentencing is set for next month.

Greece: Clashes on islands over new migrant camps

Michael Varaklas and Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 11:50pm

Clashes broke out overnight on the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios, where residents tried to prevent the arrival of riot police and excavating machines to be used to build new migrant detention camps.

AP: US opera union probe finds Placido Domingo abused power

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 11:29pm

An investigation into legendary singer Placido Domingo by the U.S. union representing opera performers found more than two dozen people who said they were sexually harassed or witnessed inappropriate behavior by the superstar when he held senior management positions at Washington National Opera and Los Angeles Opera, according to people familiar with the findings.

Rural Georgia hospital is reborn but without its costly ER

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 11:18pm

For years, the hospital in this small, south Georgia city was in grave financial trouble.

Weinstein case could influence other sex crime prosecutions

Maryclaire Dale and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 11:15pm

New York prosecutorsare hailing Harvey Weinstein's conviction as a pivotal moment that could change the way the legal system views a type of sexual assault case historically considered difficult to prove.

Trump expresses optimism about eventual US-India trade deal

Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 10:23pm

President Donald Trump's two-day visit to India turned to substance Tuesday after opening with a heavy dose of pomp and pageantry, but few concrete accomplishments were expected from the whirlwind trip.

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.

Iran confirms 15 deaths from new coronavirus amid 95 cases

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

Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, said Tuesday that the United Arab Emirates is limiting flights to Iran over the outbreak of the new coronavirus, just a day after it spread across multiple Mideast nations from the Islamic Republic.

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.