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Jussie Smollett to Make 1st Court Appearance on New Charges

Jussie Smollett to Make 1st Court Appearance on New Charges

NEWS | By Don Babwin | Feb 24
Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is due to make an initial court appearance Monday on a new set of charges alleging that he lied to police about being targeted in a racist and homophobic attack.

Bill Would Ease Penalties for HIV Exposure in Washington

Bill Would Ease Penalties for HIV Exposure in Washington

NEWS | By Rachel La Corte | Feb 24
Washington state health officials want to change a rarely used law that makes it a felony to intentionally expose a sexual partner to HIV, saying the current penalties don't have an impact on reducing transmissions or improving public health.

Auschwitz Museum Upset at Scene in Amazon Series 'Hunters'

Auschwitz Museum Upset at Scene in Amazon Series 'Hunters'

NEWS | By Monika Scislowska | Feb 24
The museum of the Nazi German Auschwitz death camp is objecting to a scene in a new Amazon TV series that shows a murderous game of human chess being played there, insisting that no such thing took place at the camp.

After Nevada, Moderates Try to Slow Sanders' Momentum

After Nevada, Moderates Try to Slow Sanders' Momentum

NEWS | By Alexandra Jaffe and Meg Kinnard | Feb 24
Bernie Sanders' commanding Nevada caucus victory made him a top target for his Democratic rivals and a growing source of anxiety for establishment Democrats worried that the nomination of an avowed democratic socialist could cost the party in November.

Singer Pharrell is Making Music on Miami's Restaurant Scene

Singer Pharrell is Making Music on Miami's Restaurant Scene

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kelli Kennedy | Feb 24
Grammy award-winning singer Pharrell may have been fired from three different McDonald's as a teen, but that didn't stop him from opening what has become one of the hottest restaurants in Miami.

Virus Pushes Beyond Asia, Taking Aim at Europe and Middle East

Virus Pushes Beyond Asia, Taking Aim at Europe and Middle East

NEWS | By Kim Tong-Hyung, Matt Sedensky | Feb 24
The new virus took aim at a broadening swath of the globe Monday, with officials in Europe and the Middle East scrambling to limit the spread of an outbreak that showed signs of stabilizing at its Chinese epicenter but posed new threats far beyond.

B. Smith, Model Turned Lifestyle Guru, Dead at 70

B. Smith, Model Turned Lifestyle Guru, Dead at 70

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 24
Barbara "B." Smith, one of the nation's top black models who went on to open restaurants, launch a successful home products line and write cookbooks, has died at her Long Island home at age 70 after battling early onset Alzheimer's disease.

Italy Tries to Contain Virus as Neighbors Fear Its Spread

Italy Tries to Contain Virus as Neighbors Fear Its Spread

NEWS | By Paolo Santalucia, Nicole Winfield | Feb 24
Police manned checkpoints around quarantined towns in Italy's north on Monday as authorities sought to contain cases of COVID-19 virus that have made Italy the focal point of the outbreak in Europe and fears of its cross-border spread.

Sanders' 2016 Movement Now Has Political Machine to Push It

Sanders' 2016 Movement Now Has Political Machine to Push It

NEWS | By Will Weissert | Feb 24
By the fall of 2018, when Democrats were promoting a slate of centrist candidates to topple Republicans in Congress, Bernie Sanders was seeing a very different picture.

Colombians Grapple with A Big Problem: Wandering Hippos

Colombians Grapple with A Big Problem: Wandering Hippos

NEWS | By Davidde Corran | Feb 24
An estimated 80 hippopotamuses, perhaps more, live in the area around the Rio Magdalena, Colombia's principal river, which runs through the center of the country.


News

Boys, 13, Charged with Murder in California Library Fire

Boys, 13, Charged with Murder in California Library Fire

CRIME | Feb 24
Murder charges have been filed against two 13-year-old boys suspected of starting a blaze that killed two firefighters at a central California library.


Entertainment

Box Office Goes 'Sonic' Again but Hears 'Call of the Wild'

Box Office Goes 'Sonic' Again but Hears 'Call of the Wild'

MOVIES | By Andrew Dalton | Feb 24
"Sonic: The Hedgehog" zoomed to the top of the box office with a take of $26.3 million in its second weekend while audiences ignored critics and heeded "The Call of the Wild."


Business

View of A Longtime Economist: Slower Growth, but No Recession

View of A Longtime Economist: Slower Growth, but No Recession

FINANCE | By Martin Crutsinger | Feb 23
Economic growth has been slowing. And some economists say the expansion may be vulnerable to risks ranging from the U.S.-China trade war to China's deadly viral outbreak.


Technology

For-Profit Firm Seeking to Run .org Names Makes Concessions

For-Profit Firm Seeking to Run .org Names Makes Concessions

PERSONAL TECH | By Robert Jablon | Feb 23
A private equity firm seeking to buy rights to operate the internet's .org suffix said Friday it will cap price hikes and create an advisory board with veto powers to ease concerns from the nonprofit community.


Cars

Kia Recalls SUVs, Vans; Electrical Problem Can Cause Fires

Kia Recalls SUVs, Vans; Electrical Problem Can Cause Fires

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Feb 23
Kia is joining its affiliate Hyundai in recalling thousands of vehicles in the U.S. because water can get into a brake computer, cause an electrical short and possibly a fire.


Travel

Miami Beach: Get Your Art On at These 4 Must-See Spots

Miami Beach: Get Your Art On at These 4 Must-See Spots

FINE ARTS | By Jill Gleeson | Feb 21
Step out of the sun to check out South Beach's diverse art scene, featuring old masters, modern marvels, Instagram-worthy murals, and a high-tech video installation.