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In scramble to stop virus, testing raises tough questions

In scramble to stop virus, testing raises tough questions

NEW YORK — Health officials confronted tough questions and doubts Thursday about testing to intercept the fast-spreading virus, with scrutiny focused on a four-day delay in screening an infected California woman despite her doctors’ early calls to do

Utah university solicits transcriptions of brothel interview

OGDEN, Utah — Notes from a newspaper interview with a Utah brothel owner nearly 70 years ago have drawn widespread interest from people who want a shot at deciphering the cryptic shorthand.
Top nominee Polanski to skip French Oscars after rape claim

Top nominee Polanski to skip French Oscars after rape claim

PARIS — Filmmaker Roman Polanski is skipping the awards ceremony for France's equivalent of the Oscars — where his latest movie leads this year's nominations — because of protests prompted by a new rape accusation against him.
Ben Affleck on the pain and catharsis of 'The Way Back'

Ben Affleck on the pain and catharsis of 'The Way Back'

NEW YORK — Of the many stories that have stuck with Ben Affleck from his Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, one has especially resonated for the actor. Recovery is often described as a process of removing a damaging habit from your life.
Plácido Domingo revises apology, as Spain drops more shows

Plácido Domingo revises apology, as Spain drops more shows

SAN FRANCISCO — Opera star Placido Domingo amended his apology to the multiple women who have accused him of sexual misconduct, adding several caveats Thursday to a statement two days earlier in which he said he took “full responsibility” for his act

Ben Affleck on the pain and catharsis of 'The Way Back'

NEW YORK — Of the many stories that have stuck with Ben Affleck from his Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, one has especially resonated for the actor. Recovery is often described as a process of removing a damaging habit from your life.

9 Turkish soldiers killed in northeast Syria air strike

ANKARA, Turkey — Nine Turkish soldiers were killed in an air strike in northeast Syria late Thursday, a Turkish official said.
A rebel yell: Billy Idol stars in New York anti-idling ads

A rebel yell: Billy Idol stars in New York anti-idling ads

NEW YORK — Rocker Billy Idol is the face of an anti-idling campaign launched Thursday in New York City.
Loughlin, Giannulli set for October trial in college scam

Loughlin, Giannulli set for October trial in college scam

BOSTON — TV actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, will go on trial in October on charges that they bribed their daughters’ way into the University of Southern California, a federal judge said Thursday.
Trump urges calm even as US reports worrisome new virus case

Trump urges calm even as US reports worrisome new virus case

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared that a widespread U.S. outbreak of the new respiratory virus sweeping the globe isn't inevitable even as top health authorities at his side warned Americans that more infections are coming.