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Outbreak casts pall over China new year as deaths surpass 40

Outbreak casts pall over China new year as deaths surpass 40

BEIJING — China's most festive holiday began in the shadow of a worrying new virus Saturday as the death toll surpassed 40, an unprecedented lockdown that kept people from travelling was expanded to more than 50 million residents and authorities canc
Dems say oust Trump or he'll betray again; 'He is who he is'

Dems say oust Trump or he'll betray again; 'He is who he is'

WASHINGTON — Closing out their case, House Democrats warned in Donald Trump's impeachment trial that the president will persist in abusing his power and endangering American democracy unless Congress intervenes to remove him before the 2020 election.
2 killed, 20 injured when warehouse explosion shakes Houston

2 killed, 20 injured when warehouse explosion shakes Houston

HOUSTON — A massive explosion Friday levelled a warehouse in Houston, killing two workers, damaging nearby buildings and homes and rousing frightened residents from their sleep miles away, authorities said. The explosion happened about 4:30 a.m.
At least 18 dead, hundreds hurt as quake hits eastern Turkey

At least 18 dead, hundreds hurt as quake hits eastern Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey — A 6.8-magnitude earthquake rocked a sparsely-populated part of eastern Turkey on Friday, killing at least 18 people, injuring more than 500 and leaving some 30 trapped in the wreckage of toppled buildings, Turkish officials said.
Trump, a late convert to cause, attends anti-abortion rally

Trump, a late convert to cause, attends anti-abortion rally

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump vowed to stand with anti-abortion activists Friday as he became the first sitting president to speak at the March for Life, an annual gathering that is one of the movement's highest profile and most symbolic events
NFL player Antonio Brown released on bail by Florida judge

NFL player Antonio Brown released on bail by Florida judge

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Michigan court reverses murder conviction, cites rap videos

Michigan court reverses murder conviction, cites rap videos

DETROIT — The Michigan Supreme Court unanimously threw out a murder conviction Friday, saying YouTube rap videos spoiled the verdict by portraying the defendant as a “ruthless and menacing threat to the community.
China expands lockdown against virus, fast-tracks hospital

China expands lockdown against virus, fast-tracks hospital

BEIJING — China expanded its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims Friday as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country's biggest
NFL’s Saints fight to shield emails in Catholic abuse crisis

NFL’s Saints fight to shield emails in Catholic abuse crisis

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallo

France confirms 3 cases of virus from China, 1st in Europe

PARIS — France on Friday announced the first cases outside Asia and the United States of the deadly new virus from China, and the country's health minister said Europe should brace for other new cases from the spreading epidemic that she said must be