With virus, cherished Mideast traditions come to abrupt halt

BAGHDAD (AP) — Under the sign “Take out only” and a tall bottle of antiseptic by his side, Mazin Hashim, 54, rearranged the coals heating a water pipe outside his famed cafe in Baghdad. ...

Signet Jewelers, Bristol-Myers rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Thursday: Micron Technology Inc., up $2.29 to $44.79. The chipmaker reported good fiscal second...

RSVP 'maybe'? Coronavirus puts wedding industry on edge

NEW YORK (AP) — Guests are jittery, travel is tangled, and soon-to-be brides and grooms are facing tough choices because of the coronavirus outbreak: postpone, cancel or forge ahead with their wedding...

Honduras court overturns 58-year sentence for ex-first lady

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras' Supreme Court has overturned a 58-year prison sentence against former first lady Rosa Elena Bonilla and ordered a new trial for her. Court spok...

What's Happening: People walled apart, China closing Everest

People around the world have become increasingly isolated from each other due to a mounting number of travel bans, school closures and canceled sporting events. These are some of the...

AP sources: Feds wiretap former DEA supervisor in leak probe

MIAMI (AP) — Federal investigators took the unusual step of wiretapping a retired supervisor in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Miami office as part of an inquiry into whether sensitive cas...

German police: At least 7 involved in Dresden jewelry theft

BERLIN (AP) — At least seven people were involved in the November theft of 18th-century jewels from a unique collection in Dresden, German authorities said Thursday as they released a sketch of one po...

Vuitton stages style history wall, Chanel goes pared-down

PARIS (AP) — Louis Vuitton staged a dazzling cinematic fashion production to cap Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday, with a wall of around 200 human figures dressed in fashions that spanned human history. ...

Ecology and kinetic styles grace Paris Fashion Week shows

PARIS (AP) — Models wearing animal outfits joined the finale of Stella McCartney's fur-free and leather-free show Monday, as the British-American designer continued to shine a light on the environment...

Geneva auto show, other big events canceled amid virus fears

GENEVA (AP) — The Geneva auto show was canceled after the Swiss government put an immediate ban Friday on all large events in order to halt the spread of the new coronavirus. The Swi...

Halt of Muslim pilgrimage over virus brings worldwide dismay

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — For years, Ibrahim al-Dabba has been saving up money to make the umrah pilgrimage to Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia, which for many Palestinians is the only way to ...

Kenzo designer debuts; Lanvin goes encyclopedic in Paris

PARIS (AP) — All eyes at Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday were on the debut of Kenzo's new designer, who put guests attending the freezing, winter morning show inside a sweltering greenhouse. In his ex...

Jeudy says he intended no offense with Star of David jewelry

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Alabama star receiver Jerry Jeudy is apologizing to anyone he offended with his fashion statement at the NFL combine. Jeudy sported a gold Star of David p...

Strong fourth quarter for Macy's heading to transition year

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's reported stronger-than-expected sales and profits for the fourth quarter less than a month after it announced a major restructuring. Shares rose 3% before the ...

Disbanded Thai party says gov't colluded in 1MDB scandal

Bangkok (AP) — Thailand's disbanded opposition Future Forward Party attacked the government Sunday for allegedly colluding with Malaysia's former prime minister to cover up the 1MDB financial scandal,...