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A woman wearing a face mask packs her suitcase in the departures area of Terminal 5, after it was announced British Airways has suspended all services to and from China, at London's Heathrow Airport, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. British Airways and Asian budget carriers Lion Air and Seoul Air are among the airlines suspending flights to China as fears of a new virus that has killed more than 130 people spread. Several other airlines including Finnair, Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific and Singapore-based Jetstar Asia are reducing the number of flights to the country as demand for travel drops because of the outbreak.  (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)

Europe steps up China virus fight, aims to repatriate 600

Jan. 29, 2020 3:30 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Europe stepped up efforts Wednesday to counter a spreading virus from China that has killed more than 130 people. Airlines have canceled flights to the Chinese mainland, while businesses have told employees to work from home and EU nations made plans to repatriate some 600 citizens from...

Passengers board buses after arriving on an airplane carrying U.S. citizens being evacuated from Wuhan, China, at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif. Jan. 29, 2020.  The passengers will undergo additional screenings in California and be placed in temporary housing. Officials have not said how long they will stay there.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

The Latest: Americans evacuated from China to be monitored

Jan. 29, 2020 3:12 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: 4:10 a.m. Officials say 201 Americans evacuated from the Chinese city at the center of a new virus outbreak are undergoing three days of monitoring at a California military...

1st retail pot shop on Cape Cod opens in Provincetown

Jan. 29, 2020 2:42 PM EST

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) — Cape Cod has its first legal pot shop. Curaleaf opened a recreational marijuana store in Provincetown, Massachusetts, on Wednesday after town officials granted the Wakefield-based company local approval. The store is located along the famous resort town's bustling downtown of...

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DJ Khaled, Cardi B, Gaga to perform during Super Bowl week

Jan. 29, 2020 2:37 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — DJ Khaled will be celebrating his first-ever Grammy win in the city where the former radio host built his career: Miami. The hitmaker will perform at multiple pre-Super Bowl events this week, which will be jam-packed with other A-list celebrities, including Diddy, Shaquille O'Neal, Lady Gaga,...

Visitors and exhibitors wear masks at the Arab Health Exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday confirmed the first cases in the Mideast of the new Chinese virus that causes flu-like symptoms, saying doctors now were treating a family that had just come from a city at the epicenter of the outbreak. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

UAE confirms 4 Chinese tourists have virus, first in Mideast

Jan. 29, 2020 2:36 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A family of four Chinese tourists in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday became the first cases in the Mideast of a new Chinese virus that causes flu-like symptoms, with an Emirati doctor saying the first to fall ill only showed symptoms after over a week on vacation....

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 1962, file photo, author John Steinbeck, with his wife Elaine arrive at London Airport. Curated Estates in Lincoln Park, N.J. is offering Steinbeck items for auction, including dozens of letters that Elaine wrote from their world travels.  The items will be sold on Feb. 27. (AP Photo/File)

Steinbeck letters, memorabilia on sale in February in N.J.

Jan. 29, 2020 12:14 PM EST

LINCOLN PARK, N.J. (AP) — The Steinbeck Collection, an upcoming sale at a New Jersey auction house, might as well be called ``Travels with Elaine.'' Curated Estates in Lincoln Park is offering a trove of materials on Feb. 27 that have been sitting in a Manhattan warehouse for about two decades. They...

This photo shows the lobby in The Hoxton Hotel in Portland, Ore. London/L.A.-based Fettle designed Portland's Hoxton. Alongside newly-built rooms, public areas were situated in an old converted movie theater. Tailored but comfy mohair and leather seating and warm wood side tables blend with distressed rugs and displays of ceramics, plants and books. Refurbished timber and concrete beams frame the spaces. And there's a great story about the reception area's wood paneling.

Hotel design trends: Lobbies and rooms with a point of view

Jan. 29, 2020 8:33 AM EST

Designers of hotel spaces have traditionally tended to favor either theatrical flair (baroque finishes and opulent flourishes) or the opposite: a low-key insouciance consisting of neutral, contemporary furniture and acres of beige-ness. That’s changing. Now, many designers are looking to the cities and...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 photo, a shop worker and a deliveryman ride an escalator at a nearly empty shopping mall in Beijing. Fears of a virus outbreak have kept many indoors and at home in China's capital. Cultural landmarks such as the Great Wall and Forbidden City have closed their doors to visitors, nearly deserted shopping malls have reduced their operating hours, and restaurants that remain open draw just a handful of customers. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

AP Photos: Beijing hunkers down amid virus outbreak

Jan. 29, 2020 7:17 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — In a normal year, the city of Beijing springs to life in the closing days of the annual weeklong Lunar New Year holiday as families leave home to shop, dine and visit tourist attractions. But this is not a normal year. Fears of a virus outbreak have kept many indoors and at home in...

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, plumes of steam rise above White Island off the coast of Whakatane, New Zealand. Another person who suffered critical injuries from an eruption of the New Zealand volcano last month has died, bringing the death toll to 21, police said Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)

Death toll from New Zealand volcanic eruption rises to 21

Jan. 29, 2020 3:58 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Another person who suffered critical injuries from an eruption of a New Zealand volcano last month has died, bringing the death toll to 21, police said Wednesday. Police Deputy Commissioner John Tims said the person died Tuesday night at Auckland's Middlemore Hospital. Police...

This spring 1943 photo provided by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum shows a group of auxiliary guards at the Nazi death camp Sobibor in German-occupied Poland. A Holocaust historian said researchers concluded that John Demjanjuk, the retired Ohio auto worker who was tried in Germany for his alleged time as a Sobibor guard, is presumably depicted in this photo. (U.S.  Holocaust Memorial Museum via AP)

Historians: Sobibor death camp photos may feature Demjanjuk

Jan. 28, 2020 8:47 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Historians have presented a collection of photos kept by the deputy commander of the Nazis' Sobibor death camp that they say appears to include images of John Demjanjuk, the retired Ohio auto worker who was tried in Germany for his alleged time as a Sobibor guard. The collection unveiled...