Here are some of today’s top headlines.
By Ben Westcott and Adam Renton, CNN Updated 0533 GMT (1333 HKT) February 20, 2020 Officials in Macao have allowed 29 casinos to reopen following a two-week closure that was implemented to try and stop the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Chinese gambling enclave.
The top six candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination gathered on a debate stage Wednesday night, just days before the critical Nevada caucuses.
Weeks into the novel coronavirus crisis, the outbreak finally appears to be stabilizing in central China, where the virus was initially detected before it spread throughout the country and the world.
The Chinese government announced Wednesday that it is revoking the press credentials of three Wall Street Journal reporters, the largest expulsion of overseas media from the country in more than three decades.
But Dana Rohrabacher said he had never spoken to Trump about Assange and that the visit was “my own fact finding mission.”
The rapper Pop Smoke was killed during a home invasion at a Hollywood Hills, California, residence early Wednesday, a police official and federal law enforcement source confirmed to CNN.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will return to the UK later this month to carry out their final official engagements before they step down as senior members of the royal family, a spokesperson for the couple said Wednesday.
Boeing found debris in the fuel tanks of several 737 Max jets that have been sitting in storage. It’s the latest problem Boeing faces as it tries to get the 737 Max back in the air.
Dagmar Turner wasn’t just showing off when she played the violin during her brain surgery at King’s College Hospital in London.
Most investors only think about electric cars when they think about Tesla. But the company’s solar power and storage battery business could be a major factor in the performance of Tesla shares, according to a new analyst note.
Several people are dead following two shootings in the western German city of Hanau, local media report. Eight people were killed and five others injured after an unknown attacker opened fire on a shisha bar in the city, according to the reports. There are also reports of a second shooting at another shisha bar, in Hanau’s Kesselstadt neighbourhood.
Despite sitting down as she shells bright-pink beans, Margaret Tindimutuma’s swollen feet are in pain. The Ugandan matriarch has a rare type of elephantiasis that has caused her family untold suffering. “I have always had allergies since I was young.
In a slugfest of a debate worthy of Las Vegas, billionaire Michael Bloomberg came under attack from all sides. The field of candidates for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination has been shrinking for months, but on Wednesday night in Nevada, the debate stage had one significant new arrival.
Retailer Forever 21 has been saved from bankruptcy by three buyers who want to expand internationally. New owners, Authentic Brands, Simon Property and Brookfield Property, also want to keep open most of the chain’s 448 US stores. Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy last September as losses mounted from its international locations.
Michael Bloomberg’s bizarre Nega-Trump presidential tilt has produced plenty of mortifying moments so far, from the Meatball Tweet and cringeworthy influencer meta-sponcon to that time he shook a dog’s snoot. But unless this entire campaign is some kind of I’m Not Here style performance art, there’s no way Bloomberg’s strategy team planned for him to get absolutely read for filth by Elizabeth Warren five minutes into Wednesday night’s Democratic debate.
TikTok announced a new feature on Wednesday that lets parents manage their children’s screen time. When enabled, teen users won’t be able to view videosonce they reach their time limit.
Everyone came out swinging at NBC’s Democratic debate on Wednesday, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg revealed himself as real-life Clippy. While the majority of the attacks were initially aimed at billionaire Michael Bloomberg, Senator Elizabeth Warren managed to take a jab at nearly every candidate’s healthcare plan in a single go.
Few online trends delight me as much today as they did the first time I saw them, but my love for tweets that encourage people to disclose their secret crushes remains as strong as ever. If you follow any single, comical people looking for love on Twitter, you may have seen tweets like these over the years.
Joe Biden wants to make it clear: Former President Barack Obama is his pal. A new video on Wednesday from Biden’s campaign laid into billionaire Mike Bloomberg, who has somewhat shadily featured Obama in his campaign ads. While the spots haven’t explicitly said Obama’s endorsed the former NYC mayor, they can certainly imply that idea, with which Biden took issue.
On Monday it was Bernie Sanders’ turn, and now Joe Biden is the Democratic candidate getting the Trevor Noah joke compilation treatment – starting with a clip of The Daily Host rounding up Biden’s many gaffes. “In a weird way, I feel like these gaffes are what made Biden the perfect balance to President Obama,” Noah says.