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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's India visit moves from pomp to trade, military talks

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.

UAE limits flights to Iran from Dubai over virus outbreak

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

Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, says the UAE is limiting flights to Iran over virus outbreak.

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.