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

    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) " 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. dates expected to follow.'Now is just the right time," said Pat Houston, the singer's sister-in-law, former manager and the executor of her estate, which is producing the show in collaboration with BASE Hologram. 'In the spirit of Whitney, I [

  • Turkish court to issue verdict in rights activists' trial

    ISTANBUL (AP) " A group of human rights activists were poised Wednesday to make final statements in their own defense before a court in Istanbul hands down a verdict in their closely-watched trial on charges of belonging to or aiding terror groups.The case against Amnesty International's former Turkey chairman and 10 other activists heightened concerns about Turkey's treatment of human rights defenders and helped sour Turkey's relations with European nations, notably with Germany. [

  • Las Vegas debate a major test of Bloomberg campaign's gamble

    LAS VEGAS (AP) " Mike Bloomberg will confront the greatest test of his presidential campaign when he faces five Democratic rivals in a debate in Las Vegas that could fundamentally change the direction of the party's 2020 nomination fight.The debate debut for the billionaire former mayor of New York is poised to offer fresh insight into whether his unconventional campaign strategy " bypassing early voting states such as Nevada and spending hundreds of millions of dollars to spread his [

  • Pompeo says South Africa land seizures would be 'disastrous'

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) " America's top diplomat on Wednesday asserted that South Africa's plan to allow expropriation of private property without compensation would be 'disastrous' for the country's economy and its people.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the comments in an address in Ethiopia on the final day of an Africa visit largely aimed at countering China's influence on the continent of more than 1.2 billion people.'Be wary of authoritarian regimes and their empty [

  • Syria's Aleppo airport resumes flights for 1st time in years

    ALEPPO, Syria (AP) " A Syrian commercial flight landed at Aleppo airport on Wednesday from Damascus, marking the resumption of internal flights between Syria's two largest cities for the first time since 2012.The flight carrying Syrian officials and journalists was a symbolic message from President Bashar Assad's government, days after its forces consolidated control over the northwestern province of Aleppo and seized the last segments of the strategic M5 highway linking Aleppo to [

  • China revokes 3 Wall Street Journal reporters' credentials

    BEIJING (AP) " China on Wednesday said it has revoked the press credentials of three reporters for the U.S. newspaper Wall Street Journal over a headline for an opinion column deemed by the government to be racist and slanderous.The move follows a complaint over the headline, which referred to the current virus outbreak in China and called the country the 'Real Sick Man of Asia."In a statement Wednesday, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the Feb. 3 op-ed by Bard [

  • Devices found in missiles, Yemen drones link Iran to attacks

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) " 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, two reports say.These gyroscopes have only been found inside drones manufactured by Iran, Conflict Armament Research said in a report released on Wednesday. That follows a recently released report from the United Nations, saying its [

  • China's virus center vows no patient unchecked as cases fall

    BEIJING (AP) " Protective suit-clad inspectors in the epicenter of China's viral outbreak went door-to-door Wednesday to find every infected person in the central city suffering most from an epidemic that is showing signs of waning as new cases fell for a second day.Wuhan, where the new form of coronavirus emerged, is on the final day of a campaign to root out anyone with symptoms whom authorities may have missed so far.'This must be taken seriously," said Wang Zhonglin, the [

  • Sandwiches, unicorn make Grilled Cheese Gallery unique

    Grilled Cheese Gallery has opened in Jupiter’s Seagrape Square plaza on Indiantown Road. The restaurant serves sandwiches, salads, soup and poutine. There is also a location in West Palm Beach’s Northwood Village.

  • Delray Beach Open: Nick Kyrgios withdraws while Americans win

    Nine Americans won their first-round singles matches, equaling the tournament record

  • China turns to internet for food supplies amid virus fears

    BEIJING (AP) " Wang Feng, house-bound by China's virus outbreak, counts on the parka-clad delivery drivers of e-commerce giant JD.com to keep her kitchen stocked.Demand for online food vendors has surged since China's government told the public to stay home as part of the most sweeping anti-disease controls ever imposed.On Tuesday, Wang's phone buzzed with a text message that a delivery had arrived. The retiree bundled up against the winter cold, put on a face mask and emerged [

  • Police: Girl, 6, was killed by neighbor who then killed self

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) " A 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her front yard after school was killed by a neighbor who then killed himself, authorities said Tuesday.Faye Marie Swetlik died of asphyxiation just hours after she was abducted, Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher told reporters Tuesday, refusing to say if she was strangled or suffocated.Faye's body was found nearly three days later in woods near her home and had been put there just hours earlier, Fisher said. [