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800 retweets to return stolen, pink purse to tourist

NEW ORLEANS — A good Samaritan used the power of social media to track down the owner of a stolen pink purse, returning the purse — and some photos he took of New Orleans on the camera that was tucked inside — to the surprised tourist.
Green tea party? State licenses Boston's 1st marijuana shop

Green tea party? State licenses Boston's 1st marijuana shop

Boston’s first retail pot shop and Massachusetts’ first minority-owned marijuana business was approved Thursday, more than a year after the first shops opened elsewhere in the state.
Chinese doctor who sounded the alarm about the virus dies

Chinese doctor who sounded the alarm about the virus dies

BEIJING — A Chinese doctor who got in trouble with authorities in the communist country for sounding an early warning about the coronavirus outbreak died Friday after coming down with the illness.
Trump unleashes impeachment fury in acquittal 'celebration'

Trump unleashes impeachment fury in acquittal 'celebration'

WASHINGTON — Exulting in his impeachment acquittal, a defiant President Donald Trump took a scorched-earth victory lap Thursday, unleashing his fury against those who tried to remove him from office and pointing ahead to his reelection campaign.
Life under virus quarantine: Boxing, chalk art and waiting

Life under virus quarantine: Boxing, chalk art and waiting

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — There's Zumba and boxing classes, lectures on business and taxes, and chalk art outside for the children.

Fiat Chrysler: prolonged virus trouble can hurt Europe plant

MILAN — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Thursday that while the virus outbreak in China posed no immediate business risk, production at one European plant could be affected if supply chains remain blocked.
Twitter shares jump on rise in user numbers, revenue

Twitter shares jump on rise in user numbers, revenue

Shares in Twitter jumped Thursday after the social media company said revenue and user numbers exceeded forecasts in the latest quarter, though profit fell as expenses rose.

NY Times publisher's 4Q profit grows as it adds subscribers

NEW YORK — The publisher of The New York Times posted a 20% gain in fourth-quarter profits as the paper continued to add digital subscribers, although ad revenue declined both online and in print.
Rolling Stones to play Vancouver on 15-city tour of North America

Rolling Stones to play Vancouver on 15-city tour of North America

LOS ANGELES — The Rolling Stones' new tour includes a sole Canadian stop in Vancouver. The band announced Thursday that it will kick off a 15-city leg of its No Filter tour in San Diego on May 8, hitting Vancouver's BC Place on May 12.
UK reconsiders plan to fly flags on Prince Andrew's birthday

UK reconsiders plan to fly flags on Prince Andrew's birthday

LONDON — The British government says it is reviewing the policy of raising Union Jacks atop town halls on royal birthdays, after some officials balked at flying the flag for scandal-hit Prince Andrew.