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Nelsons to conduct ex-wife Opolais during Carnegie festival

Jan. 28, 2020 2:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Carnegie Hall's 2020-21 season will feature a festival titled, "Voices of Hope: Artists in Times of Oppression," which includes Boston Symphony Orchestra music director Andris Nelsons conducting a concert performance of Shostakovich's "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk" on April 14 starring his...

A government worker sprays disinfectant on a residential building in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Hong Kong's leader announced Tuesday that all rail links to mainland China will be cut starting Friday as fears grow about the spread of a new virus. (Chinatopix via AP)

The Latest: Japan plane is in China to evacuate 200 citizens

Jan. 28, 2020 2:14 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China that has sickened thousands of people and killed more than 100 (all times local): 3 a.m. Japanese media say a Japanese plane has arrived in the Chinese city that is the epicenter of a new virus and will bring back 200 citizens. The...

Grow lights cover a portion of the grass field inside Hard Rock Stadium Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla., in preparation for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The most VIP Super Bowl weekend costs $1.5M, includes butler

Jan. 28, 2020 2:12 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Private jet service, a personal butler, or how about a meal with former Patriots star Rob Gronkowski to top off Super Bowl weekend? From legendary nightclubs to exclusive parties, no place caters to the rich and famous quite like glitzy Miami. The city’s most luxurious hotels, clubs and...

A worker wearing a face mask sprays disinfectant along a path in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. China's death toll from a new viral disease that is causing global concern rose by 25 to at least 106 on Tuesday as the United States and other governments prepared to fly their citizens out of the locked-down city at center of the outbreak. (AP Photo/Arek Rataj)

Bad timing: New virus poses threat to fragile world economy

Jan. 28, 2020 2:09 PM EST

This should be peak season for a 12-room hotel near the train station in the Chinese industrial hub of Wuhan. The Chinese New Year usually brings in plenty of travelers and delivers profits of around $3,000 a month. But the place is empty. Wuhan, the center of a deadly viral outbreak, is on lockdown....

Artist, 84, dies after being hit by car in northern Virginia

Jan. 28, 2020 12:46 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An artist known for work depicting his native Bolivia has died after being struck by a car in northern Virginia. Alfredo Da Silva died Sunday. He was 84. Alexandria Police say he died at the scene after he was struck by a car Sunday morning. Police said Tuesday that the crash remains...

Woman sues Universal for shock, but resort blames her

Jan. 28, 2020 12:31 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A woman who claims she suffered an electric shock at a Universal Orlando water park last year has filed a lawsuit, but the theme park resort is blaming the woman for negligence. Universal Orlando filed a response last month to April Carlino's lawsuit, saying she failed to use...

In this Jan. 9, 2020 photo a passer-by is reflected in the glass of a storefront in the Harvard Square neighborhood, of Cambridge, Mass. Recessions, and their severity, are out of your control, but as Luke Delorme, director of financial planning at American Investment Services and others point out, your own financial situation doesn’t have to be. You can take steps to insulate yourself from an economic downturn. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Millennial Money: Recession jitters and your finances

Jan. 28, 2020 12:14 PM EST

Even just talk of a possible recession can trigger anxiety for anyone who associates it with the major economic downturn of a dozen years ago. But history doesn’t always repeat itself. “The financial crisis in 2008 was basically the second-worst recession ever after the Great Depression in the last...

Austria: 40 evacuated from cable cars after tree falls

Jan. 28, 2020 12:03 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — About 40 people were evacuated from cable cars in western Austria on Tuesday after a strong gust of wind blew a tree onto the cable, authorities said. Some 35 mountain rescuers were deployed to bring people down from the Hahnenkammbahn, a cabin cableway in Hoefen in Tyrol province, the...

FILE - This Aug. 31, 2019 file photo shows a woman walking along a beach before the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas. Airbnb is giving five people a chance to spend a two-month sabbatical in the Bahamas in an attempt to boost the Caribbean island after it suffered damage from Hurricane Dorian last year. Contest winners will work with the Bahamas National Trust for two months on projects including coral reef restoration, pineapple farming and boat building.  (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

Airbnb launches Bahamas sabbatical to help after Dorian

Jan. 28, 2020 10:51 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Airbnb is giving a few people a chance to spend a two-month sabbatical in the Bahamas in an attempt to boost the Caribbean island damaged last year by Hurricane Dorian. At least 67 people were killed and more than $3.4 billion in damage was caused when Hurricane Dorian swept through the...

This product image released by Pinna shows the Pinna app displayed on a computer, mobile phone and tablet. The on-demand streaming service offers podcast, audiobook and music compilations for kids. (Pinna via AP)

Alexa, read me a story: Audio content for kids on the rise

Jan. 28, 2020 10:47 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Melanie Musson in Belgrade, Montana, does a lot of driving with her four girls. Juggling a broad age range, 1 to 9, she's forever searching for ways to keep them all entertained without relying entirely on video. While she still adores paper and tablet books for her kids, Musson said:...