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Tuesday 01/28/2020
Trump team brushes past Bolton, attacks impeachment case
Updated: January 28, 2020 - 8:46 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's legal team is raising a broad-based attack on the impeachment case against him even as it mostly brushes past allegations in a new book that could undercut a key defense argument at his Senate trial.

Trump to unveil his Middle East peace plan amid skepticism
Updated: January 28, 2020 - 8:46 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to unveil his administration’s much-anticipated Middle East peace plan in the latest American venture to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Updated: January 28, 2020 - 8:46 am

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ISBI 360, Learfield IMG College Ticket Solutions Introduce Executive Sales Training Relationship
Updated: January 28, 2020 - 8:46 am

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Orthodontic Associates Opens New Dynamic Orthodontic Studio Experience, a Walk-in Invisalign Treatment Practice
Updated: January 28, 2020 - 8:46 am

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Privy Peach Announces Increased Value in Their All-Natural Intimate Oil
Updated: January 28, 2020 - 8:46 am

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In Klobuchar's past, questions about a teen jailed for life
Updated: January 28, 2020 - 8:02 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It was a prime-time moment for Amy Klobuchar.

'Confused and angry': Brexit unsettles EU citizens in the UK
Updated: January 28, 2020 - 7:01 am

LONDON (AP) — Anxious, angry, abandoned. Brexit elicits strong emotions, and as Britain’s departure from the European Union approaches, more than 3 million U.K. residents who are citizens of EU countries are feeling the impending separation more strongly than most.

Millennial Money: Recession jitters and your finances
Updated: January 28, 2020 - 7:02 am

Even just talk of a possible recession can trigger anxiety for anyone who associates it with the major economic downturn of a dozen years ago. But history doesn’t always repeat itself.

10 Things to Know for Today
Updated: January 28, 2020 - 6:08 am

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

LendingUSA Appoints New General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Updated: January 28, 2020 - 5:46 am

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Trial highlights: Bolton takes center stage from afar
Updated: January 28, 2020 - 3:12 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former national security adviser John Bolton took center stage at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial even though he was nowhere near the Capitol.

What to know for year two of the Trump tax plan
Updated: January 28, 2020 - 3:12 am

It’s that time again.

Analysis: NBA made a good call moving Lakers-Clippers game
Updated: January 28, 2020 - 2:16 am

The NBA absolutely made the right call in postponing Tuesday night’s game in Los Angeles between the Lakers and the Clippers.

Monday 01/27/2020
News of Bolton book sends jolt through impeachment trial
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 11:46 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — A single paper copy in a nondescript envelope arrived at the White House on Dec. 30. Four weeks later, news of John Bolton’s book manuscript about his time as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser has exploded into public view, sending a jolt through the president’s impeachment trial.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong on Bolton; more claims from trial
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 11:45 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stated falsely Monday that House Democrats never called his former national security adviser to testify in their impeachment inquiry. Actually they did.

Asian shares sink on mounting worries over China outbreak
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 11:05 pm

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares skidded again Tuesday on deepening worries over the expanding outbreak of a new virus in China.

GOP defends Trump as Bolton book adds pressure for witnesses
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 10:30 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators faced mounting pressure Monday to summon John Bolton to testify at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial even as Trump's lawyers mostly brushed past extraordinary new allegations from the former national security adviser and focused instead on corruption in Ukraine and historical arguments for acquittal.

'I'm being raped': Weinstein accuser details alleged assault
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 10:15 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein accuser Mimi Haleyi testified Monday that weeks after arriving in New York to work for one of his shows, she found herself fighting in vain as the once-revered showbiz honcho pushed her onto a bed and sexually assaulted her, undeterred by her kicks and pleas of, “no, please don’t do this, I don’t want it.”

NY, feds sue 'Pharma Bro' for 'scheme' to keep drug price up
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 11:05 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — State and federal authorities sued imprisoned entrepreneur Martin Shkreli on Monday over tactics that shielded a profitable drug from competition after a price hike made the so-called “Pharma Bro” infamous.

The Latest: Capitol fireplaces go cold for impeachment trial
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 7:15 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump (all times local):

California tests find illegal vapes tainted with additives
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 7:32 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California officials announced Monday that marijuana vape cartridges seized in illegal shops in Los Angeles contained potentially dangerous additives, including a thickening agent blamed for a national outbreak of deadly lung illnesses tied to vaping.

DiCaprio, Zellweger and more Oscar hopefuls attend luncheon
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 6:47 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Renée Zellweger, Al Pacino and dozens of other Academy Award nominees bowed their heads in a moment of silence Monday for Kobe Bryant to open the annual Oscars luncheon, a somber moment in an otherwise sunny annual affair that serves as a meet-and-greet, celebration and training session for each year’s class of nominees.

Auschwitz survivors warn of rising anti-Semitism 75 years on
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 6:31 pm

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp prayed and wept as they marked the 75th anniversary of its liberation, returning Monday to the place where they lost entire families and warning about the ominous growth of anti-Semitism and hatred in the world.

Trump hosts Israeli leaders who call his peace plan historic
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 10:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump hosted Israel’s prime minister and his chief rival Monday at the White House on the eve of unveiling a long-awaited Mideast peace plan, expressing confidence that despite adamant Palestinian rejection they would ultimately go along with a blueprint he said was “very good for them.”

Billie Eilish, a voice of the youth, tops the Grammy Awards
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 4:38 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Billie Eilish, who gave voice to young people struggling with depression on a do-it-yourself album she made at home with her older brother, is atop the music world.

Alabama fire chief: At least 8 died in marina boat dock fire
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 3:47 pm

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — A massive fire that killed at least eight people and destroyed dozens of boats in an Alabama marina early Monday was spread so rapidly by the wind that “we didn't have time to do nothing,” said one resident who survived but lost his brother in the cold water.

Ally of Venezuela's Maduro hires DC lobbyist to build ties
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 6:34 pm

MIAMI (AP) — An ally of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has hired a Washington lobbyist whose business has boomed under the Trump administration as part of a $12.5 million effort to ease sanctions and reset bilateral relations as the U.S.-backed campaign to oust the socialist leader stalls.

Prince Andrew called uncooperative in Jeffrey Epstein probe
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 6:31 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Britain's Prince Andrew has provided “zero cooperation” to the American investigators who want to interview him as part of their sex trafficking probe into Jeffrey Epstein, a U.S. prosecutor said Monday.

ProSomnus® Sleep Technologies Announces Social Media Campaign - 'Share Your Story'
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 12:47 pm

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Elizabeth Warren seeks a spark in the final sprint to Iowa
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 11:02 am

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is fighting to regain momentum in the turbulent tussle for the Democratic presidential nomination amid lingering questions about her consistency and ability to defeat President Donald Trump.

Simio Announces Martin Barkman of SAP and Indranil Sircar of Microsoft to Deliver Keynote Address at Simio Sync 2020
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 10:45 am

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Piano Introduces Piano Frictionless, Unlocking a New 'Minipayment' Revenue Stream for Digital Media
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 9:46 am

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SCA Sweeping Corporation of America Acquires Contract Sweepers & Equipment Company
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 8:45 am

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Defense resumes in key impeachment week; Dems seek witnesses
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 7:31 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's impeachment trial enters a pivotal week as his defense team resumes its case and senators face a critical vote on whether to hear witnesses or proceed directly to a vote that is widely expected to end in his acquittal. The articles of impeachment charge Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

SunTech Medical and Valencell Announce Collaboration Agreement for New Blood Pressure Measurement Solutions
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 7:47 am

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10 Things to Know for Today
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 5:15 am

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Lingo Reports Record Fourth-Quarter 2019 Sales Results
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 4:45 am

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Family affair: Billie Eilish, Finneas win big at Grammys
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 1:16 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The edgy, avant-pop album that siblings Billie Eilish and Finneas created in a small bedroom made a big splash at the 2020 Grammy Awards, winning 11 honors for the musical family.

Organization becomes critical in final week before Iowa vote
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 12:31 am

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — At nearly nine p.m. on Saturday, Samy Amkieh was about to head back to his office after braving 20 degree temperatures to knock on doors for three hours in East Des Moines. But the 20-year-old field organizer knocked on one more door and was rewarded by convincing the resident to be a team leader for Bernie Sanders at a nearby caucus location.

Sunday 01/26/2020
Epygenix Therapeutics Successfully Completes EPX-100 Phase I, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind, 2-Period Study and Ready to Phase 2 Studies
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 11:46 pm

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AP source: Bolton says Trump tied Ukraine funds to probe
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 10:30 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he wanted to maintain a freeze on military assistance to Ukraine until it aided political investigations into his Democratic rivals, former national security adviser John Bolton recounts in a draft of his forthcoming book.

Who can topple Trump? Dems' electability fight rages in Iowa
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 10:01 pm

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The urgent fight for the Democratic presidential nomination raged across Iowa on Sunday as the party's leading candidates scrambled to deliver closing arguments centered on the defining question of the 2020 primary: Who can beat President Donald Trump?

Trump peace plan could boost embattled Israeli leader
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 8:32 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington Sunday night vowing to “make history” at a planned meeting with President Donald Trump for the unveiling of the U.S. administration's much-anticipated plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Arizona, California cases push US tally of new virus to 5
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 6:13 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. has five confirmed cases of the new virus from China, all among people who traveled to the city at the center of the outbreak, health officials said Sunday.

Source: Kobe Bryant's daughter Gianna, 13, also was killed in the helicopter crash that took the life of NBA legend
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 4:16 pm

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Source: Kobe Bryant's daughter Gianna, 13, also was killed in the helicopter crash that took the life of NBA legend.

In divided America, some voters tuning out impeachment trial
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 6:32 pm

HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — For all the gravity of a presidential impeachment trial, Americans don’t seem to be giving it much weight.

Turkish teams hunt for quake survivors as death toll hits 38
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 2:01 pm

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Working against the clock in freezing temperatures, Turkish rescue teams pulled more survivors from collapsed buildings Sunday, days after a powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit the country's east. Rescued survivors wept with gratitude for their efforts.

Survivor in Slovenia turns 100 on Holocaust Remembrance Day
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 12:32 pm

RAKEK, Slovenia (AP) — For Marija Frlan it's as symbolic as it can get: A survivor of a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, the Slovenian woman turns 100 years old on Monday, the international Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Lessons learned from 2016, but US faces new election threats
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 9:16 am

It’s been more than three years since Russia's sweeping and systematic effort to interfere in U.S. elections through disinformation on social media, stolen campaign emails and attacks on voting systems. U.S. officials have made advances in trying to prevent similar attacks from undermining the 2020 vote, but the potential threats have increased and some old problems have not been addressed. A look at what has changed since 2016 and what has not.

World News

Tuesday 01/28/2020
In snub to US, Britain will allow Huawei in 5G networks
Updated: January 28, 2020 - 8:46 am

LONDON (AP) — B ritain decided Tuesday to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei to supply new high-speed network equipment, ignoring U.S. government warnings that it would sever intelligence cooperation if it did not ban the company.

US, others prepare evacuations as virus spreads from China
Updated: January 28, 2020 - 8:46 am

BEIJING (AP) — The United States and several other nations prepared Tuesday to airlift citizens out of a Chinese city at the center of a virus outbreak that has killed more than 100 people.

'Like I'm trapped': Africans in China lockdown see no escape
Updated: January 28, 2020 - 8:02 am

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The normally bustling supermarket in Wuhan was deserted, looking more foreign than ever. Khamis Hassan Bakari walked the aisles and saw just two other shoppers, and fear sank in.

Virus in China affects sports events, Olympic qualifiers
Updated: January 28, 2020 - 8:02 am

GENEVA (AP) — Amid growing concern at the spread of a new virus outbreak in China, international sports have been postponed and Olympic qualifying tournaments are being taken elsewhere.

Federer saves 7 match points in Australia; Djokovic up next
Updated: January 28, 2020 - 7:15 am

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer was not going to go gently, of course, no matter how daunting the number of match points — his opponent accumulated seven! — no matter how achy his 38-year-old legs, no matter how slow his serves, no matter how off-target his groundstrokes.

'Confused and angry': Brexit unsettles EU citizens in the UK
Updated: January 28, 2020 - 7:01 am

LONDON (AP) — Anxious, angry, abandoned. Brexit elicits strong emotions, and as Britain’s departure from the European Union approaches, more than 3 million U.K. residents who are citizens of EU countries are feeling the impending separation more strongly than most.

Netanyahu pulls request for immunity on corruption charges
Updated: January 28, 2020 - 6:46 am

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu withdrew his request for immunity from prosecution on Tuesday, hours before parliamentary proceedings on the subject were set to begin.

Puerto Rico opens only 20% of schools amid ongoing quakes
Updated: January 28, 2020 - 8:02 am

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico opened only 20% of its public schools on Tuesday following a strong earthquake that delayed the start of classes by nearly three weeks as fears linger over the safety of students.

Asian demand for face masks soars on fears of Chinese virus
Updated: January 28, 2020 - 5:31 am

TOKYO (AP) — Panic and pollution drive the market for protective face masks, so business is booming in Asia, where fear of the virus from China is straining supplies and helping make mask-wearing the new normal.

As US rescues some from virus in China, others left behind
Updated: January 28, 2020 - 8:02 am

BEIJING (AP) — As hundreds of Americans prepare to evacuate Wuhan, the central Chinese city at the heart of a new virus outbreak that has killed over 100, San Francisco native Doug Perez is staying behind.

IS tries to stage comeback amid rising US-Iran tensions
Posted: January 28, 2020 - 12:10 am

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group's self-styled “caliphate” across parts of Iraq and Syria seemed largely defeated last year, with the loss of its territory, the killing of its founder in a U.S. raid and an unprecedented crackdown on its social media propaganda machine.

Monday 01/27/2020
Asian shares sink on mounting worries over China outbreak
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 11:05 pm

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares skidded again Tuesday on deepening worries over the expanding outbreak of a new virus in China.

Fighting sharply rises in Yemen, endangering peace efforts
Posted: January 27, 2020 - 5:52 pm

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A drastic escalation in fighting between the Saudi-led military coalition and Houthi rebels in Yemen has killed and wounded hundreds of people over the past week, officials and tribal leaders said Monday.

Mongolia closes border, China extends holiday to fight virus
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 6:31 pm

BEIJING (AP) — China expanded its sweeping efforts on Monday to contain a dangerous new virus, extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 81.

Auschwitz survivors warn of rising anti-Semitism 75 years on
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 6:31 pm

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp prayed and wept as they marked the 75th anniversary of its liberation, returning Monday to the place where they lost entire families and warning about the ominous growth of anti-Semitism and hatred in the world.

Italian town where Bryant played as a kid mourns — again
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 12:32 pm

ROME (AP) — For a city already familiar with losing a basketball hero, Kobe Bryant’s death made a particularly strong impact in the Italian town of Rieti.

Rio residents try to bring green to a concrete jungle
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 11:16 am

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Alê Roque wanders the untamed orchard in Rio de Janeiro, pushing aside leaves to point out what she helped plant last year. “This is cacao, developing well ... Look at this lime tree, it's full ... Lots and lots of tomato ... That one’s acai ...,” she says. It seems there’s always more. "Ginger... Avocado... Pineapple... Sweet potato."

Bryant hailed as 'true Olympic champion' by IOC president
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 7:47 am

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Kobe Bryant was “an outstanding and true Olympic champion,” IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday.

World stocks skid as virus fears spook markets, hit tourism
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 6:31 am

BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets and the price of oil tumbled Monday after China announced sharp increases in the number of people infected with a potentially deadly virus.

Bryant's death draws tributes from Asian fans, politicians
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 4:30 am

BEIJING (AP) — Kobe Bryant was a hugely popular figure in Asia, no more so than in China where basketball rivals soccer as the most popular sport.

Downing of jet in Iran reveals Islamic Republic's wider woes
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 12:47 am

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Ukrainian jetliner stood ready for takeoff at Iran's main international airport bound for Kyiv, packed with passengers and so many bags on one of the cheapest routes to the West that the ground crew rushed to unload some luggage to make its weight for flight.

Sunday 01/26/2020
Trump peace plan could boost embattled Israeli leader
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 8:32 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington Sunday night vowing to “make history” at a planned meeting with President Donald Trump for the unveiling of the U.S. administration's much-anticipated plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Virus death toll in China rises as US prepares evacuation
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 8:00 pm

BEIJING (AP) — A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China with 80 deaths so far, while the U.S. Consulate in the city at the epicenter announced it will evacuate its personnel and some other Americans aboard a charter flight.

Nantes fans remember Sala; Neymar pays tribute to Bryant
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 5:16 pm

PARIS (AP) — Nantes fans paid an emotional tribute to Emiliano Sala before Sunday's home game against Bordeaux, a year after the Argentine striker's death in a plane crash shook the soccer world. Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar paid a tribute of his own to NBA great Kobe Bryant after scoring against Lille.

Iraqi protesters defy top cleric and return to the streets
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 4:02 pm

BAGHDAD (AP) — One protester was killed by security forces after hundreds of anti-government protesters flooded the streets of Iraq's capital and southern provinces on Sunday, defying a powerful Iraqi religious leader who recently withdrew his support from the popular movement.

Fighting rages as Libya force pushes toward key western city
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 2:00 pm

CAIRO (AP) — Officials from Libya's two rival governments said fighting erupted Sunday as the country's east-based forces advanced toward the strategic western city of Misrata, further eroding a crumbling cease-fire agreement brokered earlier this month.

Turkish teams hunt for quake survivors as death toll hits 38
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 2:01 pm

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Working against the clock in freezing temperatures, Turkish rescue teams pulled more survivors from collapsed buildings Sunday, days after a powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit the country's east. Rescued survivors wept with gratitude for their efforts.

Survivor in Slovenia turns 100 on Holocaust Remembrance Day
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 12:32 pm

RAKEK, Slovenia (AP) — For Marija Frlan it's as symbolic as it can get: A survivor of a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, the Slovenian woman turns 100 years old on Monday, the international Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Ringing in Brexit? Plans to celebrate UK exit divide country
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 1:01 pm

LONDON (AP) — With Brexit just days away, Britons are fighting over the chimes of Big Ben. And the White Cliffs of Dover are a battleground.

Tennis Fed Cup event moved from China amid viral illness
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 10:00 am

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The International Tennis Federation has moved a regional Fed Cup qualifying event out of China because of concerns over the outbreak of a viral illness that has already caused 56 deaths.

AP PHOTOS: Spanish towns embrace peculiar old festivals
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 4:16 am

ACEHUCHE, Spain (AP) — Spain has a rich tradition of colorful, and sometimes bizarre, festivals.

Saturday 01/25/2020
Philippine volcano alert lowered, thousands return home
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 5:00 am

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities on Sunday lowered the alert level at Taal Volcano, two weeks after it began spewing ash, steam and rocks, a move that will allow many of the more than 376,000 displaced villagers to return home.

Turkish leader slams 'propaganda' as quake deaths rise to 29
Updated: January 25, 2020 - 7:02 pm

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey climbed to 29 on Saturday night as rescue crews searched for people who remained trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings, officials said.

Spanish league president condemns racism, fan street clashes
Updated: January 25, 2020 - 6:16 pm

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish football was marred by a player being racially abused during a league game on Saturday, along with street clashes between rival fans outside stadiums before two matches.

Xi calls situation grave as China scrambles to contain virus
Updated: January 25, 2020 - 7:02 pm

BEIJING (AP) — China's leader on Saturday called the accelerating spread of a new virus a grave situation, as cities from the outbreak's epicenter in central China to Hong Kong scrambled to contain an illness that has infected more than 1,200 people and killed 41.

French carmaker to evacuate workers from China amid outbreak
Updated: January 25, 2020 - 5:39 pm

PARIS (AP) — France and a major automaker said Saturday that they are moving to get citizens out of a locked-down Chinese city where a deadly outbreak of a new virus originated and has spread worldwide.

Netanyahu tries to rally global opposition to ICC case
Updated: January 25, 2020 - 4:02 pm

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling on the world to take “concrete actions” against the International Criminal Court ahead of a possible war-crimes case against Israel.

4 dead, tents ablaze after Iraq cleric pulls protest support
Updated: January 25, 2020 - 3:47 pm

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq cracked down on anti-government protesters who have been occupying key public squares for months, leaving four demonstrators dead Saturday in a country reeling from political turmoil and violence.

Cardiff fans warned over racism, homophobia in FA Cup
Updated: January 25, 2020 - 2:15 pm

READING, England (AP) — Cardiff fans were warned over alleged racist and homophobic chants in an FA Cup fourth-round game on Saturday.

Cardinal at center of 2 Popes storm doubles down on celibacy
Updated: January 25, 2020 - 7:00 pm

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Vatican cardinal at the center of a storm over a book about celibacy and the Catholic priesthood is denouncing the “brutality” of criticism directed at him and his collaborator, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI.

One year on, Brazilian city haunted by deadly dam collapse
Updated: January 25, 2020 - 11:00 am

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Like she has so many other nights, Ana María Gomes is awakened by the cries of her husband and tries to calm him as he shouts for help from his mine coworkers. She convinces him the dam collapse that devastated their city of Brumadinho and killed at least 270 people happened a year ago.

New virus mutes Lunar New Year celebrations worldwide
Updated: January 25, 2020 - 11:02 am

BEIJING (AP) — A new virus that started in China and is popping up around Asia and the world hung over the first day of the Year of the Rat.

'This is huge': Locust swarms in Africa are worst in decades
Updated: January 25, 2020 - 10:15 am

KATITIKA, Kenya (AP) — The hum of millions of locusts on the move is broken by the screams of farmers and the clanging of pots and pans. But their noise-making does little to stop the voracious insects from feasting on their crops in this rural community.

Friday 01/24/2020
Bolivia religious debate: The Bible vs Andean earth deity
Updated: January 25, 2020 - 7:02 pm

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Hoisting a large leather Bible above her head, Bolivia’s new interim president delivered an emphatic message hours after Evo Morales fled under pressure, the end of a nearly 14-year presidency that celebrated the country’s indigenous religious beliefs like never before.

Use of 'rescues' by Mexican migration officials criticized
Updated: January 24, 2020 - 11:02 pm

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The headline on a statement from Mexico’s National Immigration Institute read: “INM rescues 800 Central American migrants who entered (Mexico) today irregularly.”

At least 18 dead, hundreds hurt as quake hits eastern Turkey
Updated: January 24, 2020 - 7:33 pm

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — 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.

China expands lockdown against virus, fast-tracks hospital
Updated: January 24, 2020 - 6:19 pm

BEIJING (AP) — 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, most festive holiday.

German soccer pledges to support Holocaust Memorial Day
Updated: January 24, 2020 - 4:16 pm

BERLIN (AP) — The German soccer federation says it has a “special responsibility” to support Holocaust Memorial Day as its former president Felix Linnemann was directly responsible for sending victims to be murdered at the Auschwitz extermination camp.

Iran's female Olympic medalist seeks new life in Germany
Updated: January 24, 2020 - 1:31 pm

LÜNEN, Germany (AP) — Iran's only female Olympic medalist said Friday she wants to compete for Germany after defecting from her native country.

Legal chaos in Poland deepens, posing major challenge for EU
Updated: January 24, 2020 - 12:16 pm

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Legal chaos has deepened dramatically in Poland, with the government and the country’s high court judges clashing over who administers justice — a rift that some experts say is an assault on the young democracy and could lead to a break from the European Union.

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