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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2020 file photo, Billy Porter arrives at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Airbnb is setting aside $1 million and enlisting the help of Porter to launch a competition to create what it calls the most unconventional and unusual liveable spaces on the planet. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
March 10, 2020 - 8:19 am
Interested in building a fantasy home that looks like a boot? Or a UFO? Or some other unusual design? Airbnb is setting aside $1 million and enlisting the help of Billy Porter to make it a reality. The company is launching a competition to create the “most unconventional and unusual liveable spaces...
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President Donald Trump listens in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Monday, March, 9, 2020, as Vice President Mike Pence speaks about the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
March 09, 2020 - 8:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's first impulses in response to the outbreak of the coronavirus in China was to suggest it was a buying opportunity in the U.S. stock market. Even as the global peril of the virus has escalated, Trump has leaned hard on his decades of experience as a...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 file photo, a traveler wears a mask while waiting for a flight at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in Texas. A steep drop in business travel could be a gut punch to a tourism industry already reeling from the coronavirus outbreak, as big companies like Amazon try to keep employees healthy by banning trips. (John Roark/The Idaho Post-Register via AP, File)
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March 04, 2020 - 10:47 am
Amazon and other big companies are trying to keep their employees healthy by banning business trips, but they've dealt a gut punch to a travel industry already reeling from the virus outbreak. The Seattle-based online retail giant has told its nearly 800,000 workers to postpone any non-essential...
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Flight crew wear protective masks as they arrive at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
March 04, 2020 - 7:28 am
The fast-spreading coronavirus is forcing travelers to reconsider their trips. As of Tuesday, the virus has sickened more than 92,000 people and 3,100 have died. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends avoiding all nonessential travel to China, Iran, South Korea and Italy,...
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A cleaner sanitizes a wagon on a regional train, at the Garibaldi train station in Milan, Italy, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Authorities are taking new measures to sanitize trains and public transportation after the COVID-19 virus outbreak. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
February 28, 2020 - 4:46 pm
ROME (AP) — Italian health authorities asked residents in northern Italy to ride out shuttered schools, closed factories and other public health measures for a little longer Friday as the country's count of coronavirus cases rose to 888, the most by far of any nation outside Asia. Under quarantine...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020 file photo, tourists fiddle with their protective face masks as they take selfies atop Rialto bridge in Venice, Italy. Still reeling from the effects of major flooding just a few months ago, Venice faces a new emergency: the threat of a new virus outbreak across Italy that is scaring international visitors world-wide and hitting the economy hard. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)
February 27, 2020 - 7:22 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Still reeling from the effects of major flooding just a few months ago, Venice faces a new emergency: the threat of a new virus outbreak across Italy that is worrying international visitors worldwide and hitting the economy hard. The fragile lagoon city, renowned for its unique...
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Police officers wearing masks stand in front of the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, in the Canary Island of Tenerife, Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Spanish officials say a tourist hotel on the Canary Island of Tenerife has been placed in quarantine after an Italian doctor staying there tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and Spanish news media says some 1,000 tourists staying at the complex are not allowed to leave. (AP Photo)
February 26, 2020 - 1:03 pm
MADRID (AP) — More than 100 guests could be released in coming hours from a 4-star resort in Spain's Canary Islands that's been under lock-down over fears of a further spread of the new coronavirus. Authorities in the Canary Islands said Wednesday that none of the group had direct contact with the...
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People wear sanitary masks in a market in downtown Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Civil protection officials on Tuesday reported a large jump of cases in Italy, from 222 to 283. Seven people have died, all of them elderly people suffering other pathologies. (Claudio Furlan/Lapresse via AP)
February 25, 2020 - 5:50 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy reported a 45% one-day increase in people infected with the coronavirus as other countries in Europe recorded their first cases Tuesday, producing evidence that travelers are carrying the virus from the European outbreak's current epicenter. Italian officials reported 11 deaths...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020, file photo, people dressed as showgirls walk near the Paris Las Vegas hotel casino, site of a Democratic presidential debate, in Las Vegas. If Nevada has one job in the Democratic primary, it's to offer something different. And in many ways it has delivered. As the presidential race turned to the state this week, gone was the earnestness of Iowa and tradition of New Hampshire and in its place was racial diversity, a new unpredictability and the muscle of urban, union politics. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
February 21, 2020 - 8:39 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Candidates have hustled past tourists and slot machines to ask housekeepers and cooks for their votes in the back of flashy casinos. They've made their pitches over plates of tamales, tacos and soul food. They've walked a picket line in the street with union workers. And then, with...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)
February 20, 2020 - 5:23 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Can a socialist own a summer house? That's the question unabashed capitalist billionaire Mike Bloomberg — who himself owns about a dozen homes — posed as he tried to brand Sen. Bernie Sanders a hypocrite in Wednesday night's fiery Democratic presidential primary debate. “The...
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