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Symbolic Aleppo flight comes as civilians suffer in Syria

Symbolic Aleppo flight comes as civilians suffer in Syria

ALEPPO, Syria — A Syrian passenger jet landed in Aleppo on Wednesday from Damascus as domestic flights resumed between Syria's two largest cities for the first time since 2012, while the government continued bombarding several rebel-held towns and vi
Another Catholic diocese seeks bankruptcy after abuse deals

Another Catholic diocese seeks bankruptcy after abuse deals

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, six months after disclosing it had paid millions of dollars to people sexually abused as children by its clerics.

Turn music down, library guard asked. Then she was stabbed.

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. — A man stabbed a library security guard to death after she told him to turn his music down, authorities said Wednesday.
First lady Melania Trump honoured by Christian college

First lady Melania Trump honoured by Christian college

PALM BEACH, Fla. — First lady Melania Trump touted her “Be Best” program and the Trump administration's battle against the opioid crisis as she accept an award Wednesday from a Florida Christian college.
US home construction dips 3.6% in January

US home construction dips 3.6% in January

WASHINGTON — Construction of new homes edged back slightly in January after a December surge that had pushed home construction to the highest level in 13 years. The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that builders started construction on 1.
China’s top diplomat assures Southeast Asia on epidemic

China’s top diplomat assures Southeast Asia on epidemic

VIENTIANE, Laos — China’s top diplomat assured his Southeast Asian counterparts on Wednesday that the situation in a central Chinese province where the outbreak of a new virus began has “been brought under effective control.
Israeli Opera to host Placido Domingo despite protest

Israeli Opera to host Placido Domingo despite protest

JERUSALEM — Despite objections from sexual abuse activists, the Israeli Opera will host a weeklong singing competition organized by Spanish opera star Placido Domingo in Tel Aviv later this year. Domingo, 80, has withdrawn from all U.S.
In the spirit of Whitney: Houston Hologram tour set to begin

In the spirit of Whitney: Houston Hologram tour set to begin

BURBANK, Calif. — Whitney Houston is about to appear on the concert stage again. Eight years after her death, a holographic Houston will embark on a European tour that starts in England on Feb. 25 and runs through early April, with U.S.
Virologist: Tokyo Olympics probably couldn't be held now

Virologist: Tokyo Olympics probably couldn't be held now

TOKYO — A respected Japanese virologist on Wednesday said if the Tokyo Olympics were tomorrow, the games probably couldn't be held because of the fast-spreading virus from Wuhan, China. “We need to find the best way to have a safe Olympics," Dr.
Devices found in missiles, Yemen drones link Iran to attacks

Devices found in missiles, Yemen drones link Iran to attacks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A small instrument inside the drones that targeted the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry and those in the arsenal of Yemen's Houthi rebels match components recovered in downed Iranian drones in Afghanistan and Iraq, t