Panic buying empties store shelves in Hong Kong

Coronavirus death toll rises Widespread panic-buying of essentials such as toilet paper and rice has hit in Hong Kong, a knock-on effect of the outbreak of a new coronavirus in mainland China. Despite government assurances that there is no need for worry, panicked Hong Kong shoppers fear the city’s efforts to combat the virus’ spread…

Take Five: Arts & events around the U.S. (February 7)

Check out these events around the country this coming week: The L.A. Art Show is now in its 25th year. L.A. Art Show LOS ANGELES: 25th Annual L.A. Art Show (through February 9)The most comprehensive international contemporary art show in America officially kicks off the city’s 2020 art season. This year marks a milestone both…

KFC tries “contactless” food delivery in China to ease virus fears

One of China’s largest restaurant operators is trying to make sure the potentially lethal coronavirus paralyzing much of the country doesn’t disrupt the vital task of delivering pizza and other foods.  Yum China, which operates nearly 9,000 Pizza Hut, KFC and other restaurants in the world’s second-largest economy, has launched what it calls “contactless” delivery to…

27 stars who came out in support of Kesha

On February 19, 2016, pop star Kesha lost a bid to be freed from her contract with a top Sony record producer, named Dr. Luke, who she says drugged, sexually abused and psychologically tormented her for nearly a decade. He denies the charges. Within minutes of the verdict, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and many other…

This week on “Face the Nation,” February 9, 2020

Senate delivers Trump acquittalThe Senate voted to acquit President Donald J. Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, bringing an end to a five-month saga that began with a whistleblower’s complaint and culminated in just the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history. In the vote on the first article of…