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Israeli Opera to host Placido Domingo despite protest

Israeli Opera to host Placido Domingo despite protest

JERUSALEM — Despite objections from sexual abuse activists, the Israeli Opera will host a weeklong singing competition organized by Spanish opera star Placido Domingo in Tel Aviv later this year. Domingo, 80, has withdrawn from all U.S.
In the spirit of Whitney: Houston Hologram tour set to begin

In the spirit of Whitney: Houston Hologram tour set to begin

BURBANK, Calif. — Whitney Houston is about to appear on the concert stage again. Eight years after her death, a holographic Houston will embark on a European tour that starts in England on Feb. 25 and runs through early April, with U.S.
Virologist: Tokyo Olympics probably couldn't be held now

Virologist: Tokyo Olympics probably couldn't be held now

TOKYO — A respected Japanese virologist on Wednesday said if the Tokyo Olympics were tomorrow, the games probably couldn't be held because of the fast-spreading virus from Wuhan, China. “We need to find the best way to have a safe Olympics," Dr.
Devices found in missiles, Yemen drones link Iran to attacks

Devices found in missiles, Yemen drones link Iran to attacks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A small instrument inside the drones that targeted the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry and those in the arsenal of Yemen's Houthi rebels match components recovered in downed Iranian drones in Afghanistan and Iraq, t

UK patient plays violin during unusual brain surgery

LONDON — Surgeons at King's College Hospital in London removed a brain tumour from a woman who played the violin during the procedure.

Eugene Hernandez named director of New York Film Festival

NEW YORK — Eugene Hernandez will succeed Kent Jones as the director of the New York Film Festival, becoming only the fifth person to lead the esteemed Lincoln Center showcase for cinema in its 57-year history.
Sanders hopes early strength will prove he can beat Trump

Sanders hopes early strength will prove he can beat Trump

LAS VEGAS — Terry Reece has long been skeptical that voters would back Bernie Sanders, a 78-year-old self-described democratic socialist who is just months removed from a heart attack.
Ex-Gov. Blagojevich returns to Chicago, maintains innocence

Ex-Gov. Blagojevich returns to Chicago, maintains innocence

CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich returned home to Chicago early Wednesday, shaking hands and signing autographs after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor for political corruption.
Experts ponder why cruise ship quarantine failed in Japan

Experts ponder why cruise ship quarantine failed in Japan

TOKYO — As an extraordinary two-week quarantine of a cruise ship ends Wednesday in Japan, many scientists say it was a failed experiment: The ship seemed to become an incubator for a new virus instead of an isolation facility meant to prevent the wor
Boy Scouts seek bankruptcy, urge victims to step forward

Boy Scouts seek bankruptcy, urge victims to step forward

The Boy Scouts of America urged victims to come forward Tuesday as the historic, 110-year-old organization filed for bankruptcy protection in the first step toward creating a huge compensation fund for potentially thousands of men who were molested a
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