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Cruise stranded by virus fears ends with roses in Cambodia

By SOPHENG CHEANG | February 14, 2020

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — After being stranded at sea for two weeks because five ports refused to allow their cruise ship to dock, the passengers of the MS Westerdam were anything but sure their ordeal was finally over.Then the authoritarian leader...

With virus, shops in China suffer a star-crossed Valentines

By YANAN WANG | February 14, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — In virus-stricken China, couples can celebrate Valentine's Day with a roast beef salad, hot chocolate, a rose and a note, all delivered to their door.The note, scrawled on the front of their sealed order, states the body temperature of...

6 Things Better Than Chocolate or Flowers

By Samantha Manahan | February 12, 2018

As Valentine's Day approaches, many guys and gals sit and wait for their significant other to buy them vast amounts of chocolate or flowers. I, on the other hand, dream of giant stuffed elephants and long-john donuts.There's a stigma surrounding the holiday...

Milt Westlake, owner of, Norway Farms Produce, rearranges his produce at the DeKalb Farmers Market  Thursday afternoon. Norway Farms has been selling their produce for 15 years at this farmers market.

Farmer’s market brings fresh produce, faces to DeKalb

By Mary Torres | August 26, 2010

DeKALB | At the farm stand for Theis Farm II, the ears of corn are marked with a large sign: "Picked This Morning." Every Thursday from June 3 to Sept. 25, DeKalb's Van Buer Plaza fills with canopies shading an assortment of goods and people alike. From...