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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2009 file photo, Placido Domingo performs during a sound check prior to a free concert in Mexico City. Domingo's name has been removed from the Washington National Opera's young artist program “in light of recent developments,” the opera house announced Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
March 06, 2020 - 10:44 am
LONDON (AP) — London's Royal Opera House says Spanish tenor ‪Plácido Domingo, who is ensnared in allegations of sexual misconduct, has withdrawn from upcoming performances of Don Carlo. In a statement Friday, the Royal Opera House said that it had been mutually agreed with Domingo that he will not...
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March 05, 2020 - 10:33 am
MIAMI (AP) — Fears of the new coronavirus have led to postponement of the three-day Ultra electronic dance music festival in Miami, city officials said Thursday. The festival that draws thousands of people from around the world was set to begin March 20 at Miami's downtown Bayfront Park. Steven...
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Medical staff wearing protective suits check documents as they wait for people with suspected symptoms of the new coronavirus, at a testing facility in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The coronavirus epidemic shifted increasingly westward toward the Middle East, Europe and the United States on Tuesday, with governments taking emergency steps to ease shortages of masks and other supplies for front-line doctors and nurses. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 04, 2020 - 6:22 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the virus outbreak (all times local): 7:15 a.m. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a statewide emergency after the state's first fatality from the new coronavirus. Newsom announced the measure at a news conference Wednesday, saying it was intended to help procure...
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Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, center, eats a pizza with French Ambassador to Rome Christian Masset, right, and pizza maker Gino Sorbillo, in Sorbillo's restaurant, in Rome, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. According to reports, Di Maio invited the French ambassador for a pizza after French channel Canal plus broadcast a satirical video of a fake Italian pizza maker coughing on a pizza and calling it "Corona Pizza". (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
March 04, 2020 - 2:54 pm
More school closures and the suspension of business travel are among the steps being taken around the world to fight the spread of the new coronavirus. These are some of the latest developments Wednesday: SCHOOLS, PRAYER DISRUPTED Italy is closing schools nationwide after reporting more than 3,000...
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March 04, 2020 - 7:08 am
Jac Collinsworth was emerging as a rising star at ESPN, but returning to NBC and being part of its Olympics coverage was too hard to turn down. The NBC Sports Group announced on Wednesday that Collinsworth is returning later this month. His specific assignments will be announced in the coming weeks...
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The Louvre museum is pictured in Paris, Monday, March 2, 2020. The Louvre Museum was closed again Monday as management was meeting with staff worried about the spread of the new virus in the world's most-visited museum. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
March 04, 2020 - 5:56 am
PARIS (AP) — Once again, the “Mona Lisa” is all alone. The Louvre, the world's most visited museum and home to Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting, did not open as scheduled Wednesday morning as its workers fret about catching the coronavirus. The Paris museum's staffers have stayed off the job...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2019, file photo, then newly appointed Minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Seiko Hashimoto speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo. Hashimoto's response to a question in the upper house of Parliament on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, implies the Olympics could be held later in the year and would not have to start on July 24, 2020. Tokyo's Olympics are being threatened by a fast-spreading virus that has shut down most sports events and Olympic-related events in Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
March 03, 2020 - 5:09 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Olympic minister said Tuesday the contract to hold the Tokyo Games only specifies the event has to be held during 2020. Seiko Hashimoto's response to a question in the upper house of parliament implies the Olympics could be held later in the year and would not have to start on...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2013 file photo, former Chairman and CEO of General Electric Jack Welch appears on CNBC on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Welch, who transformed General Electric Co. into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate and parlayed his legendary business acumen into a retirement career as a corporate leadership guru, has died at the age of 84. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 02, 2020 - 10:57 am
BOSTON (AP) — Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric Co. into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate and parlayed his legendary business acumen into a retirement career as a corporate leadership guru, has died. He was 84. His death was confirmed Monday by GE. The cause of death was...
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Kathaleen Pittman, the administrator of the Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, La., works in her office on Feb. 20, 2020. The clinic is one of three in the state that provides abortions to women, and it is challenging a state law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The Supreme Court is hearing the case on March 4. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana)
March 02, 2020 - 10:57 am
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The Hope Medical Group for Women in northern Louisiana fields phone calls every day from anxious pregnant women who ask if abortion is still legal and if the clinic, one of only three that provides abortions in the state, is still open. Despite the protesters who sometimes...
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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, second right, wearing a protective face mask, talks to a medical staff members during his visit to the Academy of Military Medical Sciences in Beijing, Monday, March 2, 2020. The number of new virus infections rose worldwide along with fears of a weakening global economy, even as cases in China dropped to their lowest level in six weeks on Monday and hundreds of patients at the outbreak's epicenter were released from hospitals. (Ju Peng/Xinhua via AP)
March 02, 2020 - 9:59 am
PARIS (AP) — The new virus is entering new territories, from megacities to seaside villages, and casting a fast-growing shadow over the world economy. Here’s a look at some of the latest developments: MERKEL SNUBBED Fear of the coronavirus is changing habits in Germany, where it's common for people...
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