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New ‘Dolly!’ star once played a flying monkey

Annie Wermiel
Just five nights ago, Charlie Stemp was in London, taking his final bow in the holiday pantomime “Dick Whittington” at the Palladium next to West End royalty Elaine Paige., the 24-year-old British charmer raced home, packed his life away and boarded a flight to New York.

South finally begins to thaw after deadly winter storm

The storm that swept across the South on Tuesday dumped up to 12 inches (30 centimeters) of snow near Durham on Wednesday.Temperatures in North Carolina ranged from 3 degrees (-16 Celsius) in western North Carolina to 28 degrees (-2 Celsius) along the Outer Banks.

North Korea to send cheering squad in Olympics delegation

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea plans to send a 230-member cheering squad to South Korea as part of its delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics, Seoul officials said Wednesday, the latest in a series of conciliatory gestures the North has abruptly taken recently following a year of heightened nuclear tension.A detailed makeup of the North Korean Paralympics delegation will be determined in further talks between the Koreas, it said.

Amy Russo | New York Post

The past three years were the warmest ever recorded, according to a report released Thursday.A man who busted out of a Connecticut prison may be posing as a straphanger in the Big Apple in order to evade capture, according to a report.

HNA Group's Bonds Plunge to Record Lows Amid Share Halt Concerns

Dollar notes due 2019 set for biggest weekly fall since July




Group’s fourth unit halts shares from trading on Friday
















Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg




It’s been a bad week for bonds of the debt-laden Chinese conglomerate HNA Group Co.One of the securities sold by HNA Group International Co.

Fare Wars With Discount Airlines Cross the Atlantic –

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HNA Group CEO to Skip Gathering of Leaders at Davos

Bonds continue to fall, Guo Wengui splits with famed lawyer




Slew of news comes as group struggles with borrowing costs















Adam Tan

Photographer: Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg




The chief executive officer of HNA Group Co.An HNA representative couldn’t immediately comment when contacted by Bloomberg News on Thursday.

Airline Baggage Fees Go International

The airline’s introduction of its “basic economy” fares across the Atlantic will herald the end of free checked bags for international travelers who choose the lowest price.Some of the bag fees are as much as $130, dwarfing the fare price.

Trump to Mark One-Year Anniversary With Gala at Mar-a-Lago

Tickets for dinner event start at $100,000 per couple




Unclear whether government shutdown would affect travel plans















US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.Photographer: Kevin Dietsch/Pool via Getty Images




President Donald Trump will mark the first anniversary of his inauguration on Saturday with a celebration at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, with tickets starting at $100,000 a pair.

Mortal Again: Christie Blocked at VIP Entrance to Newark Airport

16, was blocked from a VIP entrance he had used for eight years, and directed to stand in Transportation Security Administration screening lines at Terminal B like anyone else, according to a person familiar with the incident.The order came from police for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, according to the person, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about security matters.

The Harry Potter River Cruise Is Our Dream Vacation

This magical English river cruise costs all the gold in Gringotts—but we can dream!Start saving up those Galleons, Potter fans: An American-based travel company called Barge Ladies has announced the debut next summer of a Harry Potter Magic Cruise down the Thames river, and it’s everything you would ever conjure up if you could just accio your absolute dream vacay.

After Liverpool defeat, Manchester City look to restore smooth progress

(Source: Reuters)
Manchester City will be aiming to resume business as usual when they face Newcastle United at the Etihad stadium in the Premier League on Saturday.Antonio Conte has frequently complained of his team feeling the pace but they will expect three points from their trip to the south coast to face 16th placed Brighton & Hove Albion.

Uber nearing autonomous cars without human backup driver

Advanced Technology Group leader Eric Meyhofer wouldn’t give a specific start date but he said Uber won’t deploy the driverless cars without human backups unless they are proved safe.San Francisco-based Uber started carrying passengers with autonomous vehicles in 2016, first with two Uber employees on board, Meyhofer said.

Flag march | The Indian Express

This is a welcome sign of a thaw across Asia’s most fragile faultline.Following months of escalating regional tensions over Pyongyang’s grandstanding on the ICBM launch pad, the Koreas have agreed to march under a single flag at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang, on the democratic side of the demilitarised zone.

Uber nearing autonomous cars without human backup driver

By: AP | Detroit |

Published: January 18, 2018 9:42 am





Waymo, the name of the autonomous car unit of Alphabet Inc.’s Google, currently is testing on public roads in the Phoenix area without human backups and plans to carry passengers soon.