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  • Correction: France-Paris Fashion Week-Watch story

    PARIS (AP) — In a story Jan. 22 about Paris Fashion Week, The Associated Press misidentified the singer of the arias played at the Givenchy show as Maria Callas. The singer was Montserrat Caballe. A corrected version of the story is below: Givenchy flies high as Lagerfeld is absent at Chanel couture The most conspicuous […]
  • Orangutan bites zoo volunteer, detaches her thumb

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A zoo in Ohio says one of its volunteer’s thumbs became detached when an orangutan reached through a barrier and bit her arm. The Toledo zoo says the volunteer’s injuries were not life-threatening and that she was treated at a hospital. Zoo officials tell The Blade that what happened isn’t the […]
  • Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2

    Jan. 27: Actor James Cromwell (“Murder in the First,” ”Babe”) is 79. Actor John Witherspoon (TV’s “The Boondocks,” ”Friday”) is 77. Drummer Nick Mason of Pink Floyd is 75. Singer Nedra Talley of The Ronettes is 73. Dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov is 71. Country singer Cheryl White of The Whites is 64. Guitarist Richard Young of […]
  • US home sales plummeted 6.4 percent in December

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales cratered in December, causing price growth to slip to the lowest level in more than six years as the housing sector ended 2018 on a decidedly weak note. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that sales of existing homes plunged 6.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate […]
  • Review: ‘Nowhere Child’ is Christian White’s stunning debut

    “The Nowhere Child: a Novel” (Minotaur), by Christian White A young woman’s fond memories of her happy childhood and loving parents are turned upside down when she learns she may have been kidnapped more than 28 years ago in “The Nowhere Child,” a stunning debut by Christian White. The perceptive plot of “The Nowhere Child” […]
  • Millennial Money: This winter, your credit should freeze too

    Before you tackle lofty financial resolutions like paying off debt this year, do yourself a quick favor and freeze your credit reports. It’s free, doesn’t affect your credit score and helps protect your financial future. Credit reports summarize your payment history with creditors and are automatically generated by the three major credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian […]
  • Vatican: No prior accusation of sex abuse against Argentine

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is insisting that there were no accusations of sexual abuse against an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis when he resigned suddenly in 2017 and was promoted to a job at the Vatican. Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti repeated Tuesday that the Vatican only received the first accusations of alleged […]
  • Couple detained pending trial for sex-trafficking operation

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal magistrate judge on Tuesday ordered a New Hampshire couple detained pending trial for a sex-trafficking operation in which they were accused of recruiting Chinese women to travel to the U.S. on tourist visas to engage in paid sex across northern New England. Assistant U.S. Attorney Darcie McElwee praised the […]
  • Indian police arrest 61 Rohingya Muslims this week

    GAUHATI,India (AP) — Police in northeastern India have arrested 61 Rohingya Muslims this week for illegal entry, officials said Tuesday, amid reports that more than 1,300 have recently crossed the border from India into Bangladesh. In Assam state, police said they arrested 30 Rohingya, including 12 children, who were found traveling on a bus Monday […]
  • Rachel Kushner among finalists for book critics prizes

    Rachel Kushner’s prison novel “The Mars Room,” poetry and criticism by Terrance Hayes and essays by Zadie Smith were among the finalists announced Tuesday for the National Book Critics Circle prize. Judges chose an eclectic range of 31 books in six competitive categories, from fiction to criticism to autobiography, for which six finalists were picked. […]