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US designates 5 Chinese media outlets as foreign missions

Feb. 18, 2020 4:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday designated five state-run Chinese news outlets that operate in the United States as “foreign missions,” requiring them to register their properties and employees in the U.S. The move comes amid growing U.S. concerns about efforts by...

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2019 file photo, former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump, Roger Stone, leaves federal court in Washington. The Justice Department said Tuesday it will take the extraordinary step of lowering the amount of prison time it will seek for Roger Stone, an announcement that came just hours after President Donald Trump complained that the recommended sentence for his longtime ally and confidant was “very horrible and unfair.

Judge refuses to delay sentencing of Trump ally Roger Stone

Feb. 18, 2020 3:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday refused to delay sentencing for Republican political operative Roger Stone, setting up a crossroads moment later this week in an extraordinary case marked by a mini-revolt inside the Justice Department and allegations of interference by President Donald Trump. ...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2018, file photo Kenan Thompson presents the award for outstanding drama series at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Thompson of “Saturday Night Live” and Hasan Minhaj of Netflix’s “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” will headline this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner which takes place April 25, 2020. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

White House correspondents' dinner returns to comedic roots

Feb. 18, 2020 2:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedians are making their return to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner after last year's hiatus. Kenan Thompson of “Saturday Night Live” and Hasan Minhaj of Netflix’s “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” will headline this year’s dinner,...

FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo people walk past the Ray and Maria Stata Center building on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Mass. MIT has agreed to provide captions for more of its publicly available online videos as part of a settlement announced Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, of a lawsuit filed by the National Association of the Deaf, which said the school was discriminating against people with hearing disabilities by not adequately or accurately captioning videos of lectures and other programs it posts online. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

MIT to caption online videos after discrimination lawsuit

Feb. 18, 2020 1:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has agreed to provide captions for more of its publicly available online videos as part of a settlement announced Tuesday in a case that accused the school of discriminating against people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The settlement comes months...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Feb. 18, 2020 12:58 PM EST

iTunes Store/App Store/Apple Books charts for 02/16/20: App Store Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 3. TouchRetouch, ADVA Soft GmbH 4. FlickType Keyboard, Kpaw, LLC 5. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 6. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 7. Procreate Pocket. Savage Interactive Pty Ltd. 8....

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Feb. 18, 2020 12:46 PM EST

iTunes Store/App Store/Apple Books charts for February 16th iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Frozen II 2. Parasite 3. Ford v Ferrari 4. Joker 5. Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood 6. Knives Out 7. Zombieland: Double Tap 8. Jojo Rabbit 9. Terminator: Dark Fate 10. Judy iTunes Movies US Charts - Independent: 1....

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Feb. 18, 2020 12:41 PM EST
iTunes Store/App Store/Apple Books charts for February 16th iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Frozen II 2. Parasite 3. Ford v Ferrari 4. Joker 5. Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood 6. Knives Out 7. Zombieland: Double Tap 8. Jojo Rabbit 9. Terminator: Dark Fate 10. Judy
In this Feb. 13, 2020, photo, Frankie Chu, owner of Vegetarian Dim Sum House in New York's Chinatown, sits in his empty restaurant usually bustling with customers, in New York. Sales have plunged 70% over the last two weeks,

Misguided virus fears hitting Asian American businesses

Feb. 18, 2020 12:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In Arizona, a burgeoning Asian American community fields xenophobic calls about a planned night market featuring Asian street foods. In New York, a dim sum restaurant owner worries he won't make rent. In the San Francisco Bay Area, a local Asian American-owned restaurant chain is mulling...

This Feb. 4, 2020 photo taken in Hopkinton, N.H., shows three pairs of handmade mittens, each constructed from sweaters using slightly different techniques. If winter is lasting longer than the groundhog predicted where you live, consider restocking your mitten supply and clearing out your closet at the same time. Instead of tossing stained or accidentally shrunken sweaters, turn them into cozy mittens. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer)

Crafts: Turn stained, shrunken sweaters into cozy mittens

Feb. 18, 2020 11:45 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A certain groundhog’s prediction notwithstanding, there’s plenty of winter left where I live in New Hampshire. That means it’s time to restock my supply of mittens, an alarming number of which seem to disappeared since the temperature started to dip last fall. ...

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2020 file photo, Elton John arrives at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. An emotional John had to cut short a performance in New Zealand on Sunday, Feb. 16 after he lost his voice due to walking pneumonia and had to be assisted off stage.  John reached out to his fans on Instagram on Sunday, apologizing for ending his show at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium early.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Elton John cancels New Zealand shows as he battles pneumonia

Feb. 18, 2020 8:00 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Elton John canceled his two remaining New Zealand shows late Tuesday as he continued to suffer from a bout of pneumonia. The shows have been rescheduled for next year. Earlier this week, John needed to cut short a performance in Auckland after he lost his voice and needed...