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New threats emerge in outbreak while China voices optimism

New threats emerge in outbreak while China voices optimism

BEIJING — Chinese health officials expressed new optimism Thursday over the deadly virus outbreak while authorities in South Korea’s fourth-largest city urged residents to hunker down as fears nagged communities far from the illness’ epicenter.
Weinstein jurors focus on Sciorra as deliberations drag on

Weinstein jurors focus on Sciorra as deliberations drag on

NEW YORK — Deliberating for a third day, the jury at Harvey Weinstein's trial continued Thursday to focus a lot of attention on actress Annabella Sciorra’s linchpin allegations that the once-heralded Hollywood mogul raped and sexually assaulted her i
German gunman calling for genocide kills 9 people

German gunman calling for genocide kills 9 people

HANAU, Germany — A German who shot and killed nine people of foreign background in a rampage that began at a hookah bar frequented by immigrants had posted an online rant calling for the “complete extermination” of many “races or cultures in our mids
A diminished Victoria's Secret sold as women look elsewhere

A diminished Victoria's Secret sold as women look elsewhere

NEW YORK — Victoria's Secret, which once defined sexy with its leggy supermodels prancing around in their bras and oversized angel wings, is being sold, its fortunes diminished as women increasingly look for styles that more realistically fit their b

'Black in Space' looks at final frontier of civil rights

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In 1959, Ronald Erwin McNair walked into a South Carolina library. The 9-year-old aspiring astronaut wanted to check out a calculus book, but a librarian threatened to call the police if he didn't leave. McNair was black.
A diminished Victoria's Secret sold as women look elsewhere

A diminished Victoria's Secret sold as women look elsewhere

NEW YORK — Victoria's Secret, which once defined sexy with its leggy supermodels prancing around in their bras and oversized angel wings, is being sold as women increasingly look for styles that more realistically fit their body types.
Irony prevails at Benetton, transparent femininity at Prada

Irony prevails at Benetton, transparent femininity at Prada

MILAN — The frills are on at Milan Fashion Week, where “pretty” is womenswear watchword of the next cold weather season.
Pompeo in Saudi Arabia for visit focused on Iranian threats

Pompeo in Saudi Arabia for visit focused on Iranian threats

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and the crown prince on Thursday to discuss shared security interests in the Gulf and threats from Iran.
University of Michigan investigates doctor sex abuse claims

University of Michigan investigates doctor sex abuse claims

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Five former patients have alleged that a late University of Michigan physician sexually abused them during exams, the university says, with one accuser saying Dr. Robert E.
Virus limits next Tokyo Olympic test event to Japanese-only

Virus limits next Tokyo Olympic test event to Japanese-only

TOKYO — A test event for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for later this month that would have involved some non-Japanese athletes is being revamped because of fear of the spreading virus from China.