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In Disney version of ‘Extreme Makeover,’ castle gets updated

February 18, 2020

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Even Cinderella needs an “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."Disney officials said Monday that the iconic Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World in Florida would be renovated over the next several months.The most noticeable changes...

World stock markets retreat ahead of US jobs report

By JOE McDONALD | February 7, 2020

Global stock markets retreated Friday ahead of the monthly U.S. jobs report and after France and Germany reported weak factory data.Investors also continued to monitor the impact on businesses of the virus outbreak in China.Germany's DAX lost 0.6% to...

U.S. evacuees ‘relieved’ about quarantine on military base

By AMY TAXIN | January 31, 2020

RIVERSIDE, California (AP) — Nearly 200 Americans evacuated from China because of the new virus are "very relieved' to be quarantined at a military base in Southern California for two weeks, one of them said Friday.“All of us really want to stay here...

Pro Bowlers remember Kobe Bryant as AFC tops NFC again

By MARK LONG | January 26, 2020

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Green Bay linebacker Za’Darius Smith hastily organized an homage to Kobe Bryant minutes before the Pro Bowl.Smith and his NFC teammates learned about Bryant's death while they were in the locker room getting ready for the NFL's...