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Weight Watchers slims down name to WW

Weight Watchers slims down name to WW

NEW YORK — Weight Watchers is trimming its name to just two letters: WW. The company says it is renaming itself to focus more on overall wellness and not just dieting.
Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star Fan Bingbing

Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star Fan Bingbing

BEIJING — X-Men star Fan Bingbing's Beijing management office is dark and abandoned. Her birthday passed almost unremarked in China's hyper-adrenalized social media environment.
Actor James Woods bashes Twitter after getting locked out

Actor James Woods bashes Twitter after getting locked out

MINNEAPOLIS — Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet he sent out months ago that was found to be in violation of Twitter's rules.
Maldives' president concedes loss to opposition candidate

Maldives' president concedes loss to opposition candidate

MALE, Maldives — Maldives strongman President Yameen Abdul Gayoom conceded that he lost Sunday's election to his challenger, longtime lawmaker Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, in a speech broadcast live on television Monday.

Dense swarm of bats causes flap at Vienna airport

BERLIN — Birds are a well-known hazard for airport operators, but Vienna airport officials have had to deal with different winged intruders: a swarm of bats.
EU takes Poland to its top court over judicial reform

EU takes Poland to its top court over judicial reform

BRUSSELS — The European Union said Monday it has decided to take Poland to the bloc's top court over the overhaul of the country's judicial system and also ask the European Court of Justice to suspend a recent law on Supreme Court judges.
Man at centre of Nobel sex scandal remanded pending verdict

Man at centre of Nobel sex scandal remanded pending verdict

COPENHAGEN — The man at the centre of a sex abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize was remanded in custody Monday, pending the verdict in his trial.
In a first, Hong Kong bans pro-independence political party

In a first, Hong Kong bans pro-independence political party

HONG KONG — Authorities in Hong Kong on Monday took an unprecedented step to quash separatist voices by banning a political party that advocates independence for the southern Chinese territory on national security grounds.
Weighing whether to can Rosenstein, Trump tuned in TV hosts

Weighing whether to can Rosenstein, Trump tuned in TV hosts

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — As Air Force One streaked across the desert sky and Las Vegas faded in the distance, President Donald Trump began seeking opinions.
Out of Cambodian jail, filmmaker strolls on beach back home

Out of Cambodian jail, filmmaker strolls on beach back home

CANBERRA, Australia — Australian filmmaker James Ricketson took a stroll on a Sydney beach at dawn Monday while recuperating from more than a year in a Cambodian prison, his nephew said.