Goldman Sachs ex-CEO Lloyd Blankfein said he might struggle to vote for Sanders over Trump, suggested he doesn’t see himself as rich, and compared Wall Street bankers to antelope and samurai

Reuters/Chip EastLloyd Blankfein blasted Sen. Bernie Sanders’ planned wealth tax and warned he was as divisive as President Trump in a Financial Times interview. “I think I might find it harder to vote for Bernie than for Trump,” the former Goldman Sachs CEO said. The billionaire said he doesn’t see himself as rich, only “well-to-do.”…

Allbirds are known by many as ‘the world’s most comfortable shoes’ — we put the brand’s slip-on loungers to the test to see if that’s really true

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Cross-border S Korean drama overcomes political risks

South Korea’s latest hit drama portrays the fantastical story of a billionaire heiress accidentally paragliding into North Korea and falling in love with an army captainBy JUWON PARK Associated PressFebruary 21, 2020, 5:40 AM5 min readSEOUL, South Korea — For the South Korean crew behind the latest hit drama “Crash Landing on You,” recreating the…

Japan to let off last healthy cruise travelers, isolate rest

Japan’s health minister said the last cruise ship passengers who tested negative for a new virus will leave the Diamond Princess on Friday after a much-criticized quarantine of the vessel endedFebruary 21, 2020, 5:21 AM3 min readTOKYO — Japan’s health minister said the last cruise ship passengers who tested negative for a new virus will…

Japan to let off last healthy cruise travelers, isolate rest

Japan’s health minister said the last cruise ship passengers who tested negative for a new virus will leave the Diamond Princess on Friday after a much-criticized quarantine of the vessel endedFebruary 21, 2020, 5:21 AM3 min readTOKYO — Japan’s health minister said the last cruise ship passengers who tested negative for a new virus will…

A Week in Pictures — Latin America & CaribbeanByThe Associated PressFebruary 21, 2020, 5:01 AM1 min read FEBRUARY 14-20, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean, curated by AP photo editor Leslie Mazoch in Mexico City. Follow AP…

Three relatives of an 11-year-old girl who gave birth in the bathtub of her suburban St. Louis home are facing criminal chargesFebruary 21, 2020, 4:49 AM2 min readST. CHARLES, Mo. — Three relatives of an 11-year-old girl who gave birth in the bathtub of her suburban St. Louis home are facing criminal charges. An adult…

Iran votes in parliament elections that favors conservatives

Iranians are voting for a new parliament, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran’s leadership at the time of a sanctions-linked economic downturn and diplomatic isolationBy NASSER KARIMI Associated PressFebruary 21, 2020, 5:21 AM4 min readTEHRAN, Iran — Iranians were voting for a new parliament Friday, with turnout seen as a…

New virus has infected more than 76,000 people globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 76,000 people globallyFebruary 21, 2020, 5:06 AM2 min read A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 76,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes…

California sues Trump administration to block water rules

California has sued the Trump administration to block new rules that would let farmers take more water from the state’s riversBy ADAM BEAM Associated PressFebruary 21, 2020, 5:10 AM4 min readSACRAMENTO, Calif. — California sued the Trump administration on Thursday to block new rules that would let farmers take more water from the state’s largest…