Wuhan coronavirus hits Taiwan demand for roses on Valentine’s Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Demand for roses this Valentine’s Day dropped by a third in Taiwan due to fears of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), reports said Friday (Feb. 14). The roses were...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 16-22

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 16-22: Feb. 16: Jazz singer Peggy King is 90. Actor Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett in "The Empire Strikes Back") is 75. Actor William Katt ("Great...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2020. There are 329 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 6, 20...

Adam Levine relieved halftime show stress is behind Maroon 5

MIAMI (AP) — A noticeably relaxed Adam Levine took the stage with Maroon 5 for a pre-Super Bowl event in Miami on Saturday, telling the crowd he was relieved the pressures of the halftime show were be...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 2-8

Feb. 2: Comedian Tom Smothers is 83. Singer Graham Nash is 78. Actor Bo Hopkins is 76. Singer Howard Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers) is 74. TV chef Ina Garten is 72. Actor Jack McGee is 71. Actor Bren...

Tech companies propel US stocks to early gains; Intel jumps

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies are leading U.S. stocks higher at the open Friday, led by a sharp gain for chipmaker Intel. Investors continue to monitor developments in the international effort ...

Asian markets gain as China closes down for Lunar New Year

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in quiet trading on Friday in Asia as China began a week-long Lunar New Year festival that is being overshadowed by the outbreak of a new virus that has killed...

Will Grammy voters take the 'Old Town Road' on Sunday?

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2020 Grammy Awards are shaping up to be the night of the new kids, with Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X leading in nominations. Those acts, who all released hu...

Paris police shoot man who attacked passers-by with knife

PARIS (AP) — A man armed with a knife attacked passers-by Friday in a southern Paris park, injuring some, before being shot by police, French officials said. A local mayor said one p...

China has pain pill addicts too, but no one's counting them

SHANGHAI (AP) — Wu Yi was supposed to die. At age 26, his cancer was spreading. His doctor gave him five years to live and a prescription for OxyContin. ...

Oregon QB Herbert caps stellar career in his 1st Rose Bowl

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert wasn't dreaming of roses when he decided to return for his senior season at Oregon. The star quarterback had plenty of reasons for postponing h...

Ducks, Badgers approach pomp of Rose Bowl in different ways

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Oregon and Wisconsin are taking contrasting approaches to everything that comes before the Rose Bowl. Ducks coach Mario Cristobal is treating this week as a bu...

Standing ovation in Milan for Domingo's 50th anniversary

MILAN (AP) — Opera star Placido Domingo received a standing ovation for his 50th anniversary gala concert at La Scala on Sunday and returned the appreciation with a rare a cappella performance. ...

Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5, Khaled part of pre-Super Bowl shows

NEW YORK (AP) — Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5, DJ Khaled and DaBaby will bring the heat to Super Bowl week in Miami. On Location Experiences announced its lineup for the second Bud Light S...

Patriotism is the theme of Christmas at the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patriotism is the theme of Christmas at the White House this year. Melania Trump announced “The Spirit of America” as the theme in a late Sunday tweet that inclu...