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 2020-02-28 11:59 

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'We're glued to the TV': Premier League clubs wary of virus...

As the world's sporting calendar gets increasingly affected by the fast-spreading new virus, the Premier League is set to go ahead as planned this weekend. Clubs are becoming more cautious, however. Newcastle manager Steve Bruce said Friday his player...

 2020-02-28 11:49 

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What's happening: Virus fears hit Africa, markets, churches...

PARIS (AP) - Amusement parks, sports events, religious gatherings, even school. More and more things in a growing swath of the world are now affected by the new virus. And that's messing with global financial markets as basic business, trade and touri...

 2020-02-28 11:44 

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Virginia State Police: Officer shoots driver after car chase...

STERLING, Va. (AP) - A Virginia State Police officer shot and seriously wounded a suspect who led authorities on a chase Thursday night, an agency spokeswoman told news outlets. The male suspect was flown to a hospital with serious, but not life-threateni...

 2020-02-28 11:29 

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Board votes to begin work on Warren County justice center...

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) - Warren County supervisors have approved construction of the long-sought justice center in Indianola. The board Thursday backed a trimmed-down plan for the $30 million-plus project. Construction is expected to begin this summer with ...

 2020-02-28 11:12 

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Italy tries a return to some normalcy after virus closures...

ROME (AP) - Authorities in Italy have decided to re-open schools and museums in some of the areas less hard-hit by the coronavirus outbreak in which the country has the most cases outside of Asia, as Italians yearn to go back to normal. In the more heavil...

 2020-02-28 10:58 

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10 Things to Know for Today...

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. GLOBAL STOCKS TUMBLE ON VIRUS FEARS Outbreaks in Italy, South Korea and Iran fuel fears the coronavirus is turning into a worldwide threat that migh...

 2020-02-28 10:57 

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Geneva auto show organizers confirm event will be canceled due to virus concerns...

GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) - Geneva auto show organizers confirm event will be canceled due to virus concerns....

 2020-02-28 10:27 

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Iran's Health Ministry spokesman says the new coronavirus has killed 34 people amid 388 confirmed ca...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's Health Ministry spokesman says the new coronavirus has killed 34 people amid 388 confirmed cases in Iran....

 2020-02-28 10:05 

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First virus-free guests abandon blocked Spanish island hotel...

ADEJE, Spain (AP) - Some guests have started to leave a locked-down hotel in Spain's Tenerife island after undergoing screening for a new virus that is infecting hundreds worldwide. Reporters at the scene saw several families and couples being screene...

 2020-02-28 09:57 

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Fire kills 5 in residential building in Iranian city of Qom...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A fire erupted in a residential building in the Iranian city of Qom before dawn on Friday, killing at least five people, including a 2-year-old, and injuring 38, Iran's state TV reported. The report did not say what caused the blaz...

 2020-02-28 09:23 

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Swiss government bans all events involving more than 1,000 people amid virus outbreak...

BERLIN (AP) - Swiss government bans all events involving more than 1,000 people amid virus outbreak....

 2020-02-28 09:11 

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Japan's Hokkaido declares state of emergency over virus...

TOKYO (AP) - The Japanese island of Hokkaido is declaring a state of emergency over the rapid spread of the new virus there. The governor says the emergency will continue until mid-March. He is urging all residents to stay home this weekend, which he says...

 2020-02-28 09:01 

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Parents of 'terrified' Africans stranded in China want help...

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - She wakes every day long before dawn to chat with her three stranded daughters on the other side of the world in China's locked-down city of Wuhan, anxious to see they have started a new day virus-free. "If I don't get a...

 2020-02-28 08:55 

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Japanese island of Hokkaido declares state of emergency over pace of virus transmission, urges resid...

TOKYO (AP) - Japanese island of Hokkaido declares state of emergency over pace of virus transmission, urges residents to stay home....

 2020-02-28 08:31 

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Center-right opposition leads polls ahead of Slovakian vote...

PRAGUE (AP) - Slovaks vote Saturday in parliamentary elections widely expected to unseat the country's long dominant but scandal-tainted center-left party that governed on an anti-immigration platform, in favor of a coalition headed by center-right po...

 2020-02-28 08:07 

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South Korea reports 315 more virus cases, bringing its increase for the day to 571 and total infecti...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea reports 315 more virus cases, bringing its increase for the day to 571 and total infections to 2,337....

 2020-02-28 08:06 

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Winter weather kills 1, injures 8 in southern Germany...

BERLIN (AP) - Heavy winds and snowfall early Friday led to accidents in southern and southwestern Germany that killed a woman in a car and injured eight on a bus. The woman was killed in an accident on a snowy road in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany news ag...

 2020-02-28 07:58 

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Asia stocks tumble on virus fears after Wall Street plunge...

Asian stock markets plunged further Friday on spreading virus fears, deepening a global rout after Wall Street endured its biggest one-day drop in nine years. The Tokyo and Shanghai benchmarks sank by an unusually wide margin of 3.7%. Seoul and Sydney dro...

 2020-02-28 07:51 

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UN agency says 35 migrants rescued off Libyan coast...

CAIRO (AP) - A commercial ship has rescued 35 Europe-bound migrants off Libya's Mediterranean coast and returned them to the capital, Tripoli, the U.N. migration agency said. The International Organization for Migration tweeted that migrants, who were...

 2020-02-28 07:35 

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NATO to meet after 33 Turkish troops killed in Syria...

BRUSSELS (AP) - Ambassadors from the NATO military alliance are holding emergency talks Friday at the request of Turkey following the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in northeast Syria, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in a statement that the t...

 2020-02-28 07:23 

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USOPC relying on facts and planning to deal with coronavirus...

DENVER (AP) - It's a spreadsheet that covers 52 sports and nearly six dozen venues - a laundry list of places around the globe where Olympic hopefuls were expected to be competing over the next few months. With the threat of coronavirus hanging over t...

 2020-02-28 07:18 

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Maryland police officer won't be charged in fatal shooting...

TOWSON, Md. (AP) - Criminal charges will not be filed against a police officer in Maryland who fatally shot a man accused of threatening to hurt himself and others. Baltimore County police announced prosecutors' decision and released body camera video...

 2020-02-28 06:25 

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Virus epidemic growing by day hits schools, concerts, parks...

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's schools prepared to close for almost a month and entertainers, topped by K-pop superstars BTS, canceled events as a virus epidemic extended its spread through Asia into Europe and on Friday, into sub-Saharan Africa. The expectatio...

 2020-02-28 06:10 

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Turkey raises death toll to 33 troops in Syrian airstrike...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey on Friday raised the death toll from a Syrian government airstrike on its forces in northwestern Syria the day before to 33 Turkish troops killed. It was the largest death toll for Turkey in a single day since Ankara first int...

 2020-02-28 06:04 

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Turkey raises death toll from Syrian government airstrike on its forces in northwest Syria to 33 Tur...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey raises death toll from Syrian government airstrike on its forces in northwest Syria to 33 Turkish troops killed....

 2020-02-28 06:01 

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Kansas earthquake era seems to be ending...

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - On Aug. 16, the second day of the school year, students in the Burrton district felt the shake of a 4.2 magnitude earthquake. They knew exactly what to do: hide under their desks until it stopped. It was a fairly new procedure, as the...

 2020-02-28 05:53 

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Afghans view US-Taliban deal with well-earned skepticism...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Many Afghans view Saturday's expected signing of a U.S.-Taliban peace deal with a heavy dose of well-earned skepticism. They've spent decades living in a country at war - some their whole lives - and wonder if they can ev...

 2020-02-28 05:33 

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New Zealand reports first virus patient; case linked to Iran...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand health officials on Friday said the country had its first case of the new coronavirus, a person in their 60s who recently returned from Iran. Health officials said the results of a test came through positive on F...

 2020-02-28 05:25 

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Moderate Democrats woo Utah Republicans turned off by Trump...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Democratic presidential candidates like to boast about their ability to lure away disaffected Republican voters. If there's a place to test their skills, it's Utah. The deep red state is a bastion of conservative resistance t...

 2020-02-28 04:28 

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Navy officials: Budget shift hinders fleet goals...

The U.S. Navy's top civilian official is pushing back on the Trump administration's latest game of tug-of-war with Congress over moves to divert Pentagon funds to pay for a Mexican border wall and nuclear modernization. Acting U.S. Navy Secretary ...

 2020-02-28 04:15 

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Dozens of Turkish soldiers reported killed in Syrian airstrike...

A Syrian air strike Thursday reportedly killed nearly three dozen Turkish soldiers, a sharp escalation in a building conflict between the two countries that could soon result in full-scale war. Rahmi Dogan, the governor of Turkey's Hatay province bord...

 2020-02-28 04:11 

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CDC report finds more than 40% of U.S. adults are obese...

More than 40% of American adults are obese, a significant increase since the start of this century, and nearly 10% are severely so, federal health researchers said Thursday. Obesity rates have climbed 12 percentage points from 1999-2000 to 2017-2018, incr...

 2020-02-28 04:07 

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New virus has infected 83,000 globally, caused 2,800 deaths...

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 83,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it. The latest figures reported by eac...

 2020-02-28 04:04 

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Cycling race canceled with 2 virus cases, Froome quarantined...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - A major cycling race in the United Arab Emirates was canceled early Friday after two Italians tested positive for the new coronavirus, setting off a quarantine that also ensnared four-time Tour de France winner Chris Fro...

 2020-02-28 04:03 

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Japan sends vice justice minister to Lebanon on Ghosn case...

TOKYO (AP) - A Japanese vice minister for justice is heading to Lebanon for talks on the case of former Nissan Motor Co. executive Carlos Ghosn, who fled for his home country late last year while out on bail awaiting trial. Justice Minister Masako Mori sa...

 2020-02-28 03:53 

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Another large cross-border drug tunnel discovered in Nogales...

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol is investigating the discovery of another large cross-border drug tunnel beneath the streets of Nogales. The incomplete tunnel is located about 580 yards west of the Dennis DeConcini Crossing at the Nogales Por...

 2020-02-28 03:40 

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Elizabeth Warren wants to legalize marijuana nationwide...

While the political jockeying gets more attention, candidates in the 2020 Democratic presidential race are advancing serious policy proposals. The Washington Times takes a weekly look at some of them that may have flown under the radar. Sen. Elizabeth War...

 2020-02-28 03:18 

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Outspoken Hong Kong publisher held over pro-democracy march...

HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper says the outspoken head of its publishing group, Jimmy Lai, has been held by police Friday over his participation in a protest march in August that was part of a months-long pro-democracy movement. Th...

 2020-02-28 03:15 

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Arrest made in video assault of elderly San Francisco man...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police Thursday arrested a man in the taunting and robbery of an elderly Asian man who was collecting recyclables near a Bayview area housing project, an attack that was caught on video and posted to social media. Dwayne Grayson, 20, ...

 2020-02-28 03:13 

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Trump promised blowing up Washington; Bernie Sanders promises to blow up America...

It used to be that former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg standing there with his wallet out was the most glaring evidence that regular Democratic voters are miserably dissatisfied with the current crop of smelly socialists and wacky leftists running for th...

 2020-02-28 03:10 

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National Symphony cancels Japan concerts due to virus...

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Symphony Orchestra canceled the five remaining performances in Japan of its Asian tour because of a new virus epidemic. The orchestra originally was to play eight concerts in its first international tour with music director ...

 2020-02-28 02:46 

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BTS cancels concerts in South Korean capital due to virus...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - K-pop superstar group BTS has canceled a series of planned concerts in Seoul in April due to concerns about a soaring viral outbreak in South Korea. The band's management agency said Friday: "We regret to announce that th...

 2020-02-28 02:39 

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K-pop superstar group BTS cancels upcoming Seoul concert series due to South Korea's virus outbreak...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - K-pop superstar group BTS cancels upcoming Seoul concert series due to South Korea's virus outbreak....

 2020-02-28 01:46 

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Trump budget shifts charter schools funds to block grants...

The Trump administration has always supported giving students a choice in their education, but its recent budget proposal has baffled supporters of charter schools who fear that shifting the money allotted for starting them to block grants may doom new ch...

 2020-02-28 01:45 

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Judge reassigned after placing child in court's adult lockup...

CHICAGO (AP) - A judge has been reassigned to administrative duties after surveillance video was made public showing her putting a child in a courtroom lock-up reserved for adults, according to Cook County Circuit Court officials. Judge Jackie Portman-Bro...

 2020-02-28 01:22 

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Pence's handling of 2015 HIV outbreak gets new scrutiny...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - President Donald Trump's choice of Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the nation's response to the new coronavirus threat is bringing renewed scrutiny to the former governor's handling of an HIV outbreak in southern India...

 2020-02-28 01:15 

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Gertrude Jane Holliday Stone, civil-rights icon, praises Trump's stand against abortion...

A featured guest of President Trump at a Black History Month celebration praised the president's pro-life policies Thursday night, saying abortion could kill "somebody that's going to find the cure for the coronavirus." Gertrude Jane Holli...

 2020-02-28 01:14 

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Man awarded $11M after police drug raid ends in shooting...

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina man was awarded more than $11 million dollars in a civil lawsuit after he was shot nine times by authorities during a drug raid and left paralyzed. Julian Betton was shot by members of the Horry County Drug Enfor...

 2020-02-28 00:51 

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Inside the Beltway: Media peddles coronavirus panic, Trump bashing...

The trajectory of the coronavirus is still uncertain worldwide as health advisors and medical experts assess the situation, nation by nation. The news media, however, is poised for panic, fear and alarm — and armed with adjectives, agenda and some i...

 2020-02-28 00:46 

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Vladimir Putin fires Vladislav Surkov in Kremlin shake-up...

MOSCOW — Vladislav Surkov was the Kremlin's "gray cardinal" — a chain-smoking, secretive ideologue with a fondness for American beat poetry and rap music. The architect of President Vladimir Putin's system of political control,...

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