Thirty-five people, including 18 children, remained in the hospital Tuesday, the day after a man drove his car into a crowd celebrating Carnival in central Germany. Police continued to look for a motive for his action, which they believe was deliberate.
People familiar with the findings have told The Associated Press that an investigation into Plácido 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 over two decades. They said the report concluded that the accounts of those interviewed showed a clear pattern of sexual misconduct and abuse of power. In a statement to the AP, Domingo said he accepted full responsibility for his actions, had grown from the experience and was “truly sorry” for the hurt he had caused the women.
Ralph Jennings, Associated Press | PostedFeb 24th - 10:34pm
Beauty salon operator Shelly Chen flew from Taiwan to her hometown in China last month to see her aging parents for the Lunar New Year holiday. Two days later, their city in the heart of a new virus outbreak was locked down to stop the fast-spreading infection.
After months of resisting pressure to hand over the premiership to his named successor, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad finally quit this week. But in a confounding twist, the 94-year-old leader emerged stronger than before, while his ruling alliance, which won a historic vote about two years ago, met its Waterloo.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedFeb 24th - 9:31pm
The U.N. envoy for Somalia urged the country’s leaders on Monday to take “bold steps” to ensure that 2020 sets the fragile Horn of Africa country on a trajectory to peace and stability, not more political division and increasing extremism.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedFeb 24th - 12:38pm
The U.N. Security Council on Monday reiterated its support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in its first statement following the unveiling of the U.S. plan for resolving the decades-old struggle three weeks ago.