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?Plácido Domingo pulls out of Royal Opera House performances

?Plácido Domingo pulls out of Royal Opera House performances

LONDON — Spanish tenor ?Plácido Domingo, who is ensnared in allegations of sexual misconduct, has withdrawn from this summer's production of Don Carlo at London's Royal Opera House.
With hand sanitizer nearby, Dubai Comic Con laughs at virus

With hand sanitizer nearby, Dubai Comic Con laughs at virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — As papier-mâché hand grenades and plastic assault rifles barely caught the attention of security guards, a health official in Dubai wordlessly watched over an infrared camera filming all who passed by — including a few s

Drip too hard: Lil Baby gives school $150K for scholarships

Atlanta rapper Lil Baby surprised students at his former high school with a performance and $150,000 to establish a scholarship program, officials announced.
Australian composer Brett Dean hospitalized with coronavirus

Australian composer Brett Dean hospitalized with coronavirus

ADELAIDE, Australia — Musician and composer Brett Dean has been hospitalized in Australia with the new coronavirus.
Stocks fall, bond yields take another breathtaking drop

Stocks fall, bond yields take another breathtaking drop

NEW YORK — Stocks kept falling sharply Friday, and bond yields took even more breathtaking drops as a brutal, dizzying couple weeks of trading showed no sign of letting up. Even a better-than-expected report on U.S.

US trade deficit narrows to $45.3 billion in January

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in January as exports fell but imports fell more. The politically sensitive trade gap with China widened. The Commerce Department said Friday that the divide between what the U.S.
Cruise ship is held off California coast for virus testing

Cruise ship is held off California coast for virus testing

SAN FRANCISCO — Scrambling to keep the coronavirus at bay, officials ordered a cruise ship with 3,500 people aboard to stay back from the California coast Thursday until passengers and crew can be tested, after a traveller from its previous voyage di
'This is not a drill': WHO urges the world to fight virus

'This is not a drill': WHO urges the world to fight virus

BANGKOK — The global march of the new virus triggered a vigorous appeal from the World Health Organization for governments to pull out “all the stops” to slow the epidemic, as it drained colour from India's spring festivals, closed Bethlehem's Nativi
A record low on average 30-year fixed mortgage: 3.29%

A record low on average 30-year fixed mortgage: 3.29%

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates have sunk to a record low, giving many homeowners an opening to refinance their loans to free up money to spend or save. The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage hit a record low of 3.29% this week from 3.
Virus ripples through travel, energy, financial markets

Virus ripples through travel, energy, financial markets

The economic affects of the coronavirus have preceded the spread of the virus itself, with financial markets swinging wildly, companies closing offices or asking employees work from home in affected areas, and throttling air travel across the globe.