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France announces 1st death in Europe of virus patient

France announces 1st death in Europe of virus patient

France's health minister has announced the first coronavirus death in EuropeBy ELAINE GANLEY Associated PressFebruary 15, 2020, 2:30 PM2 min readPARIS -- France's health minister has announced the first coronavirus death in Europe. Minister Agnes Buzyn says Saturday that "I was informed last night of the death of an 80-year-old patient who had been hospitalized…
1 dead, 4 injured in shooting outside Berlin music venue

1 dead, 4 injured in shooting outside Berlin music venue

German authorities say one person has been killed and four others were injured, some seriously, in a shooting late Friday outside a Berlin music venueFebruary 15, 2020, 9:46 AM1 min readBERLIN -- One person has been killed and 4 others were injured in a shooting late Friday outside a Berlin event venue, German authorities said…
Trial beginning for Mississippi man charged in killing of 8

Trial beginning for Mississippi man charged in killing of 8

A man is going on trial in the shooting deaths of eight people in MississippiFebruary 15, 2020, 6:16 AM2 min readMAGNOLIA, Miss. -- Opening arguments are set for Saturday in the death penalty trial of a man accused of killing eight people in Mississippi in May 2017. Willie Cory Godbolt, now 37, said “I'm sorry”…
Sheriff: Texas man accused of hanging puppy `out of boredom’

Sheriff: Texas man accused of hanging puppy `out of boredom’

A 21-year-old Texas man is accused of hanging a small puppy by the neck from a tree and posting a video of the deed on FacebookFebruary 14, 2020, 11:41 PM1 min readMONTE ALTO, Texas -- A Texas man accused of hanging a small puppy by the neck from a tree and posting a video on…
Judge denies document request in Abrams ethics investigation

Judge denies document request in Abrams ethics investigation

Democrat Stacey Abrams’ 2018 campaign for Georgia governor has won a legal skirmish as a judge denied a request from the state ethics commission that the campaign turn over more recordsFebruary 14, 2020, 11:17 PM2 min readATLANTA -- A judge handed Democrat Stacey Abrams’ 2018 campaign for Georgia governor a victory in a legal skirmish…
Gayle King accepts Snoop Dogg’s apology for rant over Kobe

Gayle King accepts Snoop Dogg’s apology for rant over Kobe

CBS anchor Gayle King says she accepts Snoop Dogg's apology for the profane, threatening video that he posted following an interview by her that angered some fans of the late Kobe BryantBy DAVID BAUDER AP Media WriterFebruary 14, 2020, 12:56 AM2 min readNEW YORK -- Gayle King says she accepts Snoop Dogg's apology, and the…
UK judge: Police probe of ‘transphobic’ tweets was unlawful

UK judge: Police probe of ‘transphobic’ tweets was unlawful

A British court says police infringed a man’s right to free expression when they showed up at his workplace to quiz him over his Twitter posts about transgender peopleFebruary 14, 2020, 2:04 PM2 min readLONDON -- A British court ruled Friday that police infringed a man’s right to free expression when they showed up at…
‘Start Here’: Barr says Trump’s tweets ‘make it impossible for me to do my job’

‘Start Here’: Barr says Trump’s tweets ‘make it impossible for me to do my...

It's Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Let's start here. 1. Exclusive: Barr speaks out Responding to criticism over the Department of Justice's decision to overrule the Roger Stone sentencing recommendation made by its own prosecutors, Attorney General William Barr told ABC News in an exclusive interview that the move was "fair and reasonable," while insisting he…
NYPD alerted of ‘credible’ threat toward officers after last week’s ‘assassination attempt’

NYPD alerted of ‘credible’ threat toward officers after last week’s ‘assassination attempt’

The warning comes after a weekend in which multiple officers were shot.February 14, 2020, 9:24 AM5 min read The New York City Police Department is warning officers to be "vigilant and alert" following increased "credible" threats toward its officers. Officials are advising all officers to have a heightened awareness "in light of the events that…
Former White House chief of staff John Kelly levels harshest criticism yet at Trump

Former White House chief of staff John Kelly levels harshest criticism yet at Trump

Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has leveled some of his harshest criticism yet at President Donald Trump, taking issue with his actions on Ukraine, U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman, immigration and the press. Trump immediately fired back on Twitter. Speaking to students and guests at Drew University in New Jersey on…
South Carolina police looking for car seen where 6-year-old girl vanished

South Carolina police looking for car seen where 6-year-old girl vanished

First grader Faye Swetlik was last seen at about 3:45 p.m. Monday.February 13, 2020, 2:36 PM4 min read Authorities in South Carolina are asking the public to help find the owner of a car that was spotted close to where a 6-year-old girl vanished without a trace this weekend. First-grader Faye Swetlik was last seen…
‘Start Here’: Trump blasts prosecutors in Roger Stone case, thanks DOJ for sentencing reversal

‘Start Here’: Trump blasts prosecutors in Roger Stone case, thanks DOJ for sentencing reversal

Here's what you need to know to start your day.February 13, 2020, 10:00 AM6 min read It's Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Let's start here. 1. Barr 'taking charge' As Democratic lawmakers demand investigations into the Department of Justice's decision to reverse its sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone, President Donald Trump doubled down on Wednesday, blasting…
Toddler escapes daycare, found soaking wet in freezing weather on tricycle in middle of busy street

Toddler escapes daycare, found soaking wet in freezing weather on tricycle in middle of...

The disoriented boy was unable to communicate with the officer who found him.February 13, 2020, 9:27 AM4 min read A disoriented 2-year-old boy who managed to escape from his daycare was found soaking wet in near-freezing temperatures riding a tricycle down the middle of a busy street. Officer David West of the Sandusky Police Department…
Man pleads guilty to terrorism charge after blocking Hoover Dam bridge with armored truck

Man pleads guilty to terrorism charge after blocking Hoover Dam bridge with armored truck

Matthew Wright apparently blocked the bridge in support of the QAnon movement. February 13, 2020, 7:57 AM4 min read A man in Arizona has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges stemming from a June 2018 incident in which he created a barricade with an armored vehicle at the Hoover Dam, apparently in support of the far-right…
Official: Puerto Rico govt loses $2.6M in phishing scam

Official: Puerto Rico govt loses $2.6M in phishing scam

A senior Puerto Rico official says the island's government has lost more than $2.6 million after falling for an email phishing scamBy DANICA COTO Associated PressFebruary 13, 2020, 2:39 AM2 min readSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's government has lost more than $2.6 million after falling for an email phishing scam, according to a…
Yosemite’s mesmerizing ‘firefall’ may be trickier to see this year

Yosemite’s mesmerizing ‘firefall’ may be trickier to see this year

The waterfall where it normally happens has seen "little to no water."February 12, 2020, 11:12 PM2 min read Revelers trying to catch Yosemite's captivating "firefall" phenomenon may be out of luck this year. "Firefall" traditionally occurs when water from the Horsetail Fall waterfall, on the eastern edge of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, is lit…
Senate poised to pass resolution to curb Trump’s war authority on Iran

Senate poised to pass resolution to curb Trump’s war authority on Iran

"This should not be controversial," GOP senator says of war powers resolution. February 12, 2020, 10:55 PM6 min read The Senate is expected to pass a bipartisan war powers resolution on Thursday aimed at reining in President Trump’s ability to use military action against Iran without prior Congressional approval. Several Republican senators support the resolution,…
US whiskey exports decline as trade dispute with EU persists

US whiskey exports decline as trade dispute with EU persists

A new spirits industry report says President Donald Trump's trade war dampened the overseas market for American-made whiskey last yearBy BRUCE SCHREINER Associated PressFebruary 12, 2020, 3:03 PM4 min readFRANKFORT, Ky. -- President Donald Trump’s trade war dampened the overseas market for American-made whiskey last year, diminishing exports even as the domestic market continues to…
US forces come under fire while on patrol in Syria

US forces come under fire while on patrol in Syria

The situation has since been de-escalated, a military spokesman said. February 12, 2020, 12:56 PM4 min read American Coalition forces on patrol in Syria exchanged small arms fire with unknown individuals near a pro-regime checkpoint while on patrol in north eastern Syria, with the situation now de-escalated, a military spokesperson said. The troops were on…
Storm bringing snow, flooding, tornado threat, with Arctic chill to follow

Storm bringing snow, flooding, tornado threat, with Arctic chill to follow

There are flooding reports across the South over the last 48 hours.February 12, 2020, 12:58 PM5 min read A strong storm is moving from the Rockies to the East Coast, with flood, snow and tornado threats for the Eastern U.S. Already, there are dozens of flooding reports across the South in the last 48 hours…
Mayor indicted for stealing over a quarter-million dollars from dying grandmother

Mayor indicted for stealing over a quarter-million dollars from dying grandmother

He allegedly wrote checks from her account to himself for false reimbursements.February 12, 2020, 12:11 PM3 min read A mayor in Tennessee has been charged and indicted with stealing more than a quarter of a million dollars from his own grandmother. Christopher Scott Jones, currently serving as mayor of Mount Carmel in northeast Tennessee, allegedly…
‘Start Here’: Sanders narrowly wins New Hampshire and Roger Stone sentencing reversal

‘Start Here’: Sanders narrowly wins New Hampshire and Roger Stone sentencing reversal

It's Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. Let's start here. 1. Sanders takes New Hampshire ABC News projects that Bernie Sanders will win the New Hampshire primary, with Pete Buttigieg in second and Amy Klobuchar in third, based on our analysis of the vote. Sanders narrowly eked out a win against a strong challenge from Buttigieg in…
US, Taliban close to ‘reduction in violence’ agreement

US, Taliban close to ‘reduction in violence’ agreement

The Taliban say they have issued an ultimatum to Washington after weeks of talking to a U.S. peace envoy, demanding a response on their offer to reduce violence in Afghanistan for seven days or end the ongoing negotiationsBy KATHY GANNON and DEB RIECHMANN Associated PressFebruary 12, 2020, 8:07 AM6 min readISLAMABAD -- The Taliban have…
Former ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett indicted again by grand jury in Chicago

Former ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett indicted again by grand jury in Chicago

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in Chicago after a special prosecutor re-investigated allegations he bogusly reported being the victim of a January 2019 hate-crime attack, officials said. Smollett, 37, was indicted on six counts of disorderly conduct related to making four separate false reports to Chicago Police Department…
3 things to know about Trump’s budget plan for Medicare, Medicaid

3 things to know about Trump’s budget plan for Medicare, Medicaid

Trump's budget would reduce $451B in Medicare spending over 10 years.February 11, 2020, 10:47 PM6 min read President Donald Trump said he wouldn’t touch Medicare before pitching a budget plan that would do exactly that, along with steep cuts to Medicaid. Democrats are calling it “savage” and “heartless,” while administration officials are insisting they are…
Hundreds searching for 6-year-old girl who vanished while playing outside her home

Hundreds searching for 6-year-old girl who vanished while playing outside her home

First grader Faye Swetlik was last seen at about 3:45 p.m. Monday.February 11, 2020, 10:18 PM5 min read Hundreds of officers are searching for a 6-year-old South Carolina girl who's been missing for more than 24 hours. First grader Faye Swetlik was last seen around 3:45 p.m. Monday, after she got off the school bus…
Iran remembers 1979 Islamic Revolution amid high US tension

Iran remembers 1979 Islamic Revolution amid high US tension

Hundreds of thousands of people across Iran have marked the anniversary of the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution amid some of the highest tensions ever between Tehran and Washington in the past four decadesBy NASSER KARIMI Associated PressFebruary 11, 2020, 10:03 AM4 min readTEHRAN, Iran -- Hundreds of thousands across Iran marked the anniversary of its…
‘Start Here’: Sanders, Buttigieg, and the New Hampshire primary

‘Start Here’: Sanders, Buttigieg, and the New Hampshire primary

Here's what you need to know to start your day.February 11, 2020, 9:59 AM4 min read It's Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Let's start here. 1. Granite State primary New Hampshire voters are heading to the polls today for their first-in-the-nation primary with many still unsure of who should take on President Donald Trump in the…
Spain searches for 67 missing at sea, rescues 119 others

Spain searches for 67 missing at sea, rescues 119 others

Maritime authorities in Spain have resumed looking for 67 missing migrants believed to be trying to reach European shores by boatBy ARITZ PARRA Associated PressFebruary 11, 2020, 9:57 AM2 min readMADRID -- Spain on Tuesday resumed the search for 67 migrants missing from a boat trying to reach European shores a day after maritime authorities…
Man dies stepping on power line he downed after surviving car crash

Man dies stepping on power line he downed after surviving car crash

His girlfriend was hospitalized and found out she was pregnant with his baby. February 11, 2020, 8:38 AM4 min read A 20-year-old man who survived a crash into a utility pole died after he was electrocuted when stepping out of his vehicle and onto the downed power line. The incident happened late Saturday night in…
Pentagon: 109 troops suffer brain injuries from Iran strike

Pentagon: 109 troops suffer brain injuries from Iran strike

The Pentagon says the number of U.S. service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries has shot up to more than 100, as more troops suffer the aftereffects of the Iranian ballistic missile attack early last month in IraqBy LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated PressFebruary 11, 2020, 2:30 AM2 min readWASHINGTON -- The number of U.S. service…
Cop shooting suspect charged with attempted murder

Cop shooting suspect charged with attempted murder

Both officers who were wounded in two incidents are out of the hospital. February 10, 2020, 9:37 PM6 min read The man who shot a New York City police officer Saturday night and then wounded another during a shooting spree inside a Bronx precinct 12 hours later was arraigned on several charges for what was…
Shooting reported inside Walmart in Arkansas: Police

Shooting reported inside Walmart in Arkansas: Police

The Arkansas State Police will investigate the shooting in Forrest City.February 10, 2020, 11:08 PM4 min read Two police officers were shot while responding to an incident inside a Walmart in Forrest City, Arkansas, on Monday morning, police said. The shooting unfolded after police got a call around 10:24 a.m. about an individual making threats…
Police praise teen who turned over thousands in cash she found on street

Police praise teen who turned over thousands in cash she found on street

An employee at a local business had inadvertently dropped the cash.February 10, 2020, 1:19 PM2 min read Canadian police are praising the "honesty and integrity" of a local teenager for handing in a large sum of cash she found over the weekend. The 17-year-old girl was walking down the street in her hometown of Milton,…
Bar security guard shoots and kills customer at closing time after altercation

Bar security guard shoots and kills customer at closing time after altercation

"Why did you kill my friend? You didn't have to kill him," said a witness.February 10, 2020, 12:22 PM5 min read A security guard at a popular sports bar shot two people, killing one and injuring another, during an altercation inside the premises at closing time. The incident occurred inside a Houston sports bar called…
High-level North Korean defector to run in S. Korea election

High-level North Korean defector to run in S. Korea election

A high-level North Korean defector will join South Korea's main opposition party and run in April parliamentary electionsBy HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated PressFebruary 10, 2020, 12:21 PM2 min readSEOUL, South Korea -- The highest-level North Korean diplomat to defect to South Korea will join its main opposition party and run in April parliamentary elections, party officials…
Second sexual assault trial begins for ex-college athlete

Second sexual assault trial begins for ex-college athlete

Jury selection is set to begin in the second trial of a former University of Delaware baseball player accused of sexually assaulting six womenFebruary 10, 2020, 12:19 PM2 min readWILMINGTON, Del. -- Jury selection is set in the second trial of a former University of Delaware baseball player accused of sexually assaulting six women. The…
Sony, Amazon drop out of major European tech show over virus

Sony, Amazon drop out of major European tech show over virus

Sony, Amazon and Japan's NTT DoCoMo are the latest companies to pull out of a major European technology show over virus fearsFebruary 10, 2020, 1:48 PM3 min readLONDON -- Two big Japanese companies are the latest to pull out of a major European technology show due to fears over the outbreak of the new coronavirus.…
‘Start Here’: Biden admits ‘uphill battle’ in New Hampshire and Trump’s impeachment retribution

‘Start Here’: Biden admits ‘uphill battle’ in New Hampshire and Trump’s impeachment retribution

Here's what you need to know to start your day.February 10, 2020, 10:03 AM6 min read It's Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Let's start here. 1. Primary polls The high-stakes New Hampshire primary is Tuesday with polls showing Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., topping the field and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg surging behind him…
Europe’s winter storm moves east, disrupting travel, schools

Europe’s winter storm moves east, disrupting travel, schools

BERLIN -- A winter storm that battered Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains has killed at least six people and caused severe travel disruptions as it moved eastward across the continent Monday and bore down on Germany. After striking Britain and Ireland on Sunday, the storm moved on, leaving a trail of damage including…

Heat shield ‘sandwich’ will keep Solar Orbiter cool close to the sun

Home News Spaceflight An animation of Solar Orbiter, a spacecraft created through a collaboration between NASA and ESA.  (Image credit: ESA/ATG Medialab)When Solar Orbiter launches this weekend (it's currently set to lift off on Sunday, Feb. 9), it will be protected from the sun by a very special "sandwich" heat shield.The spacecraft, which is the…
Spain, UK report new virus cases as they hunt down carriers

Spain, UK report new virus cases as they hunt down carriers

The U.K. has confirmed its fourth case of the new virus from China and Spain reported its second caseBy BARRY HATTON Associated PressFebruary 9, 2020, 5:30 PM3 min readLISBON, Portugal -- The U.K. confirmed its fourth case of the new virus from China and Spain reported its second case as European authorities pressed Sunday to…
Biden faces competition for black vote in his SC ‘firewall’

Biden faces competition for black vote in his SC ‘firewall’

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Joe Biden is facing increasingly formidable competition in South Carolina, a state his campaign has long assumed was safely in his column and one he's repeatedly described as a “firewall" in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and billionaire activist Tom Steyer are challenging the former vice…
Utah sends employees to Mexico for lower prescription prices

Utah sends employees to Mexico for lower prescription prices

SALT LAKE CITY -- Ann Lovell had never owned a passport before last year. Now, the 62-year-old teacher is a frequent flier, traveling every few months to Tijuana, Mexico, to buy medication for rheumatoid arthritis — with tickets paid for by the state of Utah’s public insurer. Lovell is one of about 10 state workers…
NH poses a last chance for some struggling 2020 Democrats

NH poses a last chance for some struggling 2020 Democrats

Several Democratic presidential candidates who are lagging in the polls are making their final pitches before New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary on TuesdayBy MICHAEL CASEY Associated PressFebruary 9, 2020, 6:24 PM5 min readPLYMOUTH, N.H. -- Bounding onto a stage at a conference center in New Hampshire, tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang beamed a smile to a cheering…
Active week of weather lies ahead with significant storms, possible flooding on the way

Active week of weather lies ahead with significant storms, possible flooding on the way

A new storm is racing across the country with heavy snow impacting the Midwest.February 9, 2020, 11:46 AM5 min read A quick moving weather system brought a round of snow to northern Georgia on Saturday. Up to eight inches of snow was reported in the Blue Ridge Mountains and many northern suburbs of Atlanta saw…
US Navy midshipman dies during physical readiness test

US Navy midshipman dies during physical readiness test

Staff and faculty were notified of the midshipman’s death yesterday afternoon.February 9, 2020, 9:37 AM3 min read A U.S. Navy midshipman has died while undergoing the Navy’s semi-annual physical readiness test at the Naval Academy on Saturday. “The Brigade of Midshipman, staff and faculty were notified of the midshipman’s death this afternoon,” the U.S. Naval…
Peeping Tom allegedly posed as Uber driver to lure intoxicated women into his car

Peeping Tom allegedly posed as Uber driver to lure intoxicated women into his car

He was arrested for stalking, burglary, false imprisonment and sexual battery.February 9, 2020, 6:16 AM4 min read An alleged peeping Tom has been arrested for reportedly posing as an Uber or Lyft driver in an effort to get intoxicated women into his vehicle to sexually assault them. Nassef Ragheb, a 48-year-old man from Bakersfield, California,…
2 US service members killed, 6 wounded in Afghanistan attack

2 US service members killed, 6 wounded in Afghanistan attack

The firefight is being investigated as a possible insider attack.February 9, 2020, 7:14 PM6 min read The Pentagon identified two U.S. soldiers who were killed in a firefight in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, along with one Afghan National Army member. The incident is being investigated as a possible insider attack, though no motive has been…
So goes the neighborhood? Resort wrestles with rental rise

So goes the neighborhood? Resort wrestles with rental rise

Short-term rentals like those listed on Airbnb are surging all over, but they loom larger in little resort areas like Lake PlacidBy MICHAEL HILL Associated PressFebruary 7, 2020, 8:35 PM5 min readLAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Lake Placid is a picture-book village in the Adirondack Mountains offering tourists crisp air, pretty peaks, Winter Olympic sites and,…

‘Huge’ potential for more viral outbreaks in coming years, says NIH Director Francis Collins

As health officials worldwide fight to contain the coronavirus, a top-ranked U.S. health official says the public should expect more viral outbreaks like it in the coming years.The coronavirus — which appears to have originated in the Eastern Chinese city of Wuhan — has infected more than 31,000 people and resulted in the deaths of…

All about the laser (and microphone) atop Mars 2020, NASA’s next rover

Mars 2020's mast, or "head," includes a laser instrument called SuperCam that can vaporize rock material and study the resulting plasma. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA is sending a new laser-toting robot to Mars. But unlike the lasers of science fiction, this one is used for studying mineralogy and chemistry from up to about 20 feet (7…
Biden mocks rival Buttigieg’s record as small city mayor

Biden mocks rival Buttigieg’s record as small city mayor

Joe Biden is escalating his criticism of Democratic presidential rival Pete ButtigiegBy JULIE PACE and HUNTER WOODALL Associated PressFebruary 8, 2020, 7:56 PM4 min readMANCHESTER, N.H. -- Scrambling to salvage his presidential campaign, Joe Biden escalated his criticism of Pete Buttigieg on Saturday, mocking Buttigieg's experience as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and warning that…
Oregon candidate, once a Trump critic, now embraces him

Oregon candidate, once a Trump critic, now embraces him

In 2018, the Republican party's candidate for governor of Oregon painted himself as a centrist, criticized President Donald Trump's environmental stance and said he didn't want to be linked to divisive national figuresBy ANDREW SELSKY Associated PressFebruary 8, 2020, 3:47 PM6 min readBEND, Ore. -- In 2018, the Republican party's candidate for governor of Oregon…
New storm to race across country in next few days

New storm to race across country in next few days

The storm could bring widespread weather impacts from coast to coast.February 8, 2020, 1:01 PM6 min read The powerful storm that crossed much of the country this week and brought powerful winds, heavy rain and heavy snow to the Northeast on Friday is over -- but a new storm is already set to track across…
Who talked the most and the least in ABC News’ Democratic debate

Who talked the most and the least in ABC News’ Democratic debate

Sen. Bernie Sanders led the previous debate in speaking time.February 8, 2020, 3:40 AM2 min read Former Vice President Joe Biden came out on top in terms of total speaking time at Friday night's ABC News Democratic debate -- the first of the 2020 primary contest -- whereas tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang spoke the least,…
Lawmaker questions California Lottery’s ‘Ellen’ giveaway

Lawmaker questions California Lottery’s ‘Ellen’ giveaway

A state legislator wants an audit of the California Lottery to look into a whistleblower complaint about more than $200,000 worth of scratchers tickets given to Ellen DeGeneres’ TV show for audience giftsFebruary 7, 2020, 8:26 PM2 min readLOS ANGELES -- A state legislator wants an audit of the California Lottery to look into a…

The biggest questions about the new coronavirus and what we know so far

There are so many unknowns about the novel coronavirus that has triggered unprecedented quarantine efforts, dangerous conspiracy theories and global alarm. Much of what we know about coronaviruses comes from the ones that we knew about before — ranging from deadly global health threats such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) to versions that cause…
Neighbor kills man with crossbow while trying to save him from pit bull attack: DA

Neighbor kills man with crossbow while trying to save him from pit bull attack:...

The neighbor is cooperating with authorities.February 7, 2020, 4:15 PM3 min read A Massachusetts man was being attacked by two pit bulls when his neighbor grabbed a crossbow and tried to intervene, but apparently struck and killed the man instead, prosecutors said. Investigators believe the neighbor heard a commotion Wednesday afternoon and called the Adams…
UK doctor imprisoned for sexually assaulting 24 patients

UK doctor imprisoned for sexually assaulting 24 patients

A British doctor who sexually assaulted two dozen female patients has been sentenced to at least 15 years in prisonFebruary 7, 2020, 4:03 PM1 min readLONDON -- A British doctor who sexually assaulted two dozen female patients was sentenced to at least 15 years in prison Friday by a judge who accused him of wanting…
11 Americans aboard cruise ship in Japan among those infected with new coronavirus

11 Americans aboard cruise ship in Japan among those infected with new coronavirus

At least 11 Americans are among the dozens of people aboard a cruise ship moored in Japan who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, officials said. Since arriving at the Japanese port of Yokohama on Monday, the Diamond Princess has been quarantined at sea while all passengers and crew undergo health screenings. At least…
Man finds 3,400-year-old Egyptian anchor during his morning swim

Man finds 3,400-year-old Egyptian anchor during his morning swim

Rafi Bahalul found the artifact off the coast of Israel. February 7, 2020, 1:54 PM5 min read Rafi Bahalul was taking a morning swim off the shores of Atlit, Israel, when he spotted hieroglyphs in the seabed. "I saw it, kept on swimming for a few meters, then realized what I had seen and dived…
Speaker Pelosi fires back at President Trump, says she prays ‘very hard’ for him

Speaker Pelosi fires back at President Trump, says she prays ‘very hard’ for him

"He's impeached forever. You're never getting rid of that scar," she said.February 6, 2020, 6:55 PM7 min read House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended her decision to tear up President Donald Trump's State of the Union address saying on Thursday that she did so to send a message to the American people that the speech was…
Man body-slammed by police sues Chicago, officer

Man body-slammed by police sues Chicago, officer

A 29-year-old man who was knocked unconscious when a Chicago police officer body slammed him onto a street curb is suing the city and the officerBy MICHAEL TARM AP Legal Affairs WriterFebruary 6, 2020, 5:57 PM3 min readCHICAGO -- A 29-year-old man who was knocked unconscious when a Chicago police officer body slammed him onto…
Opera board member leaves $45M after she died, largest gift in US opera history

Opera board member leaves $45M after she died, largest gift in US opera history

Phyllis Hernden Brissenden left the largest gift the organization has received.February 6, 2020, 4:46 PM7 min read A beloved St. Louis philanthropist and life board member at the Opera Theater left the company a "transformative" gift in the wake of her death. Phyllis Brissenden, who died on Dec. 17, 2019, "bequeathed the company a transformative…
Team USA will wear uniforms made of recycled shoes at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Team USA will wear uniforms made of recycled shoes at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Sustainability is taking center stage at the summer olympics this year. February 6, 2020, 4:33 PM5 min read The uniforms Team USA will don as they step on the medals podium in Tokyo Olympics this summer will be partly made from recycled shoe parts, Nike revealed this week. The sportswear company unveiled the new designs…
Brawl breaks out at women’s college basketball game between Texas Southern, Alabama State

Brawl breaks out at women’s college basketball game between Texas Southern, Alabama State

Ten student athletes and two managers have been suspended.February 6, 2020, 1:10 PM4 min read Ten student athletes and two managers have been suspended after a brawl broke out at a women’s college basketball game in Alabama. The fight erupted Monday night, during a game at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome in Montgomery that pitted the Alabama…
1 dead as storm slams its way across country to East Coast

1 dead as storm slams its way across country to East Coast

One person died and another was injured in Alabama.February 6, 2020, 1:28 PM4 min read Severe weather has left one dead in Alabama as more than six dozen damaging storms are reported in the South from Louisiana to Tennessee -- including 12 reported tornadoes in Mississippi alone. Emergency Management Agency Director Kevin McKinney in Alabama's…
Scotland’s finance chief quits over messages to teenager

Scotland’s finance chief quits over messages to teenager

Scotland’s finance minister has resigned after he reportedly sent hundreds of messages to a 16-year-old boy on social mediaFebruary 6, 2020, 3:02 PM2 min readLONDON -- Scotland’s finance minister resigned Thursday after revelations he had reportedly sent hundreds of messages to a 16-year-old boy on social media. Derek Mackay, who was due to deliver his…
‘Start Here’: Senate votes to acquit Trump of impeachment charges

‘Start Here’: Senate votes to acquit Trump of impeachment charges

Here's what you need to know to start your day.February 6, 2020, 10:05 AM6 min read It's Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Let's start here. 1. Trump acquittal President Donald Trump was acquitted by the Senate on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of justice by a party line vote on Wednesday. Every Democrat voted…
International Space Station crew lands safely in Kazakhstan

International Space Station crew lands safely in Kazakhstan

An International Space Station crew including NASA astronaut Christina Koch, who has spent more time in space on a single mission than any other woman, has landed safely in KazakhstanBy VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated PressFebruary 6, 2020, 11:36 AM2 min readMOSCOW -- NASA astronaut Christina Koch, who has spent nearly 11 months in orbit on the…
Maryland police seek suspect who shot 2 officers during traffic stop

Maryland police seek suspect who shot 2 officers during traffic stop

One detective is in "critical but stable condition." The second is stable.February 6, 2020, 3:29 PM5 min read The search is on for a gunman who shot two Maryland detectives, and police are pleading with the suspect to surrender. Officers are going door-to-door Thursday morning and some schools are closed as the manhunt intensifies. In…
Home invaders pose as police, gunfight breaks out with family inside

Home invaders pose as police, gunfight breaks out with family inside

"It was a home invasion that went terribly wrong," said police.February 6, 2020, 8:06 AM4 min read A gunfight broke out at a home and a suspect was killed when men posing as sheriff’s deputies attempted a home invasion and got more than they bargained for from the family inside. The frightening situation occurred in…
Activists fight to ensure cops who used stun gun on man with his hands up remain off the police force

Activists fight to ensure cops who used stun gun on man with his hands...

Two Texas police officers fired over deploying a stun gun on a man while he was on his knees and with his hands in the air have appealed to get their jobs back, sparking outrage from community activists. Criminal justice advocates are trying to keep former Austin police officers Robert Pfaff and Donald Petraitis off…
Florida highway patrol officer gunned down while trying to help motorist: Officials

Florida highway patrol officer gunned down while trying to help motorist: Officials

Trooper Joseph Bullock served nearly 19 years with the Florida Highway Patrol.February 5, 2020, 10:34 PM4 min read A Florida Highway Patrol officer was killed in the line of duty Wednesday when he was shot by a disabled motorist he was apparently trying to help, authorities said. At about 10:15 a.m., Trooper Joseph Bullock was…
Passenger plane crashes at Istanbul airport

Passenger plane crashes at Istanbul airport

Passengers are still being extracted from the vessel. February 5, 2020, 4:53 PM2 min read A plane skidded off the runway and crashed at Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen Airport as it attempted to land on Wednesday. Firefighters, medics and police teams are at the scene and the nose of the plane appears to have separated from…
Missing Washington teens’ bodies believed to have been found: Sheriff’s office

Missing Washington teens’ bodies believed to have been found: Sheriff’s office

There is "no sign of foul play," officials said. February 5, 2020, 3:08 PM5 min read The bodies of two teenagers missing in Washington State since last weekend are believed to have been found, the King County Sheriff’s Office have confirmed. Officials believe they are the bodies of missing teens Austin Grote, 18, and his…
US launches ICBM from California in overnight test

US launches ICBM from California in overnight test

The Air Force said the launch was a test of its aging Minuteman III fleet.February 5, 2020, 3:02 PM3 min read The U.S. Air Force launched a Minuteman III ICBM from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California early Wednesday as part of its regular testing of the missile fleet. "A team of Air Force Global…
California pardons gay civil rights leader in new initiative

California pardons gay civil rights leader in new initiative

California’s governor is posthumously pardoning a gay civil rights leader while creating a new pardon process for others convicted under outdated laws punishing homosexual activityBy DON THOMPSON Associated PressFebruary 5, 2020, 2:18 PM3 min readSACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California’s governor announced Wednesday that he is posthumously pardoning a gay civil rights leader while creating a new…
Storm bringing heavy snow, damaging winds, tornado threat to heartland

Storm bringing heavy snow, damaging winds, tornado threat to heartland

The complex storm system stretches from Texas to the Northeast.February 5, 2020, 1:27 PM5 min read A major storm system is moving through the heartland today with snow, ice, flooding, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes. Already this storm brought up to 21 inches of snow in Colorado, 20 inches in Utah, 20 inches in…
High school principal apologizes for suggesting Kobe Bryant deserved to die

High school principal apologizes for suggesting Kobe Bryant deserved to die

“This was a situation where I didn’t think before I posted," said the principal.February 5, 2020, 10:36 AM5 min read A high school principal has publicly apologized after a Facebook post she wrote surfaced suggesting that Kobe Bryant deserved to die in the helicopter crash that killed him and eight others on Jan. 26. Liza…
UK investigates after ex-PM bodyguard leaves gun on plane

UK investigates after ex-PM bodyguard leaves gun on plane

London's Metropolitan Police are investigating after former Prime Minister David Cameron's bodyguard reportedly left his gun in an airplane bathroomFebruary 5, 2020, 10:20 AM1 min readLONDON -- London's Metropolitan Police are investigating after former Prime Minister David Cameron's bodyguard reportedly left his gun in an airplane bathroom. The Daily Mail newspaper reported that the weapon…
Cathay Pacific asks staff to take unpaid leave due to virus

Cathay Pacific asks staff to take unpaid leave due to virus

Cathay Pacific Airways is asking its 27,000 employees to take three weeks of unpaid leave while the Hong Kong carrier struggles with plunging revenue due to China's virus outbreakFebruary 5, 2020, 9:47 AM1 min readHONG KONG -- Cathay Pacific Airways asked its 27,000 employees on Wednesday to take three weeks of unpaid leave while the…
Maintenance man shot by tenant after being sent to wrong apartment

Maintenance man shot by tenant after being sent to wrong apartment

The man knocked on the door and tried to use the wrong key before he was shot.February 5, 2020, 8:12 AM4 min read A painter is in critical condition after being sent to the wrong house and getting shot by the occupant who thought someone was trying to break into his home. Byron Castillo, 48-year-old…
Report: At least 138 sent from US to El Salvador were killed

Report: At least 138 sent from US to El Salvador were killed

Human Rights Watch says at least 138 people deported from the U.S. to El Salvador in recent years were subsequently killed in the Central American countryBy BEN FOX Associated PressFebruary 5, 2020, 5:07 AM4 min readWASHINGTON -- At least 138 people deported to El Salvador from the U.S. in recent years were subsequently killed, Human…
California may pause student fitness tests due to bullying

California may pause student fitness tests due to bullying

The governor of California wants to pause physical education tests for students over concerns with bullying and discriminationBy CUNEYT DIL Associated PressFebruary 5, 2020, 1:54 AM3 min readSACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to pause physical education tests for students for three years due to concerns over bullying and the test discriminating against…
4 kids, including 2-year-old, found alive after going missing in Alaska blizzard conditions

4 kids, including 2-year-old, found alive after going missing in Alaska blizzard conditions

The four children -- ages 2, 7, 8 and 14 -- were reported missing Sunday.February 4, 2020, 2:24 PM2 min read Four children were found alive one day after going missing in blizzard conditions in Alaska, authorities said. The four children -- ages 2, 7, 8 and 14 -- were reported missing in Nunum Iqua,…
Major storm moving East with heavy snow and flooding

Major storm moving East with heavy snow and flooding

14 states are on alert for heavy snow and flooding from California to Georgia. February 4, 2020, 1:42 PM4 min read Record daily snowfall fell yesterday in Salt Lake City of almost nine inches, the biggest snowstorm of the season for the city. Some areas outside of Salt Lake got up to 19 inches of…
Police in North Carolina seek man they say set woman on fire

Police in North Carolina seek man they say set woman on fire

Police in North Carolina have arrested a man accused of dousing a woman in flammable liquid and lighting her on fireFebruary 4, 2020, 2:10 PM2 min readKINSTON, N.C. -- Police in North Carolina have arrested a man accused of dousing a woman in flammable liquid and lighting her on fire while she drove alone in…
Belarus leader boasts about US ties to bargain with Moscow

Belarus leader boasts about US ties to bargain with Moscow

The leader of Belarus is boasting about better ties with the United States as his officials discuss alternative energy imports as part of efforts to win concessions from RussiaBy YURAS KARMANAU Associated PressFebruary 4, 2020, 12:01 PM3 min readMINSK, Belarus -- The leader of Belarus boasted Tuesday about warming ties with the United States as…
‘Start Here’: Iowa caucus chaos and impeachment trial closing arguments

‘Start Here’: Iowa caucus chaos and impeachment trial closing arguments

It's Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. Let's start here. 1. Iowa 'meltdown' There was massive confusion in Iowa last night after what Democratic Party officials termed "inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results issues" following the state's first-in-the-nation caucuses. On today's "Start Here" podcast, ABC News Political Director Rick Klein calls the process a…
Iran to execute alleged spy who gave nuclear secrets to CIA

Iran to execute alleged spy who gave nuclear secrets to CIA

Iran says its top court has confirmed a death sentence for an Iranian man convicted of spying for the CIABy AMIR VAHDAT Associated PressFebruary 4, 2020, 12:14 PM3 min readTEHRAN, Iran -- Iran said Tuesday that its top court confirmed a death sentence for an Iranian man convicted of spying for the CIA, with state…
Willie Wood, Packers great and Hall of Fame DB, dies at 83

Willie Wood, Packers great and Hall of Fame DB, dies at 83

Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive back Willie Wood has diedBy BETH HARRIS AP Sports WriterFebruary 4, 2020, 3:36 AM4 min readLOS ANGELES -- Willie Wood, the Hall of Fame defensive back who won five NFL championships with the Green Bay Packers under coach Vince Lombardi and made the first interception in Super Bowl history,…
Pompeo defends his attacks on US media as ‘perfect message’ in former Soviet states

Pompeo defends his attacks on US media as ‘perfect message’ in former Soviet states

Pompeo berated an NPR reporter and kicked another off his trip.February 4, 2020, 3:05 AM7 min read Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's attacks on National Public Radio and what he called the "unhinged media" are being heard around the world. While traveling in Central Asia over the weekend, the top U.S. diplomat faced questions from…
Major storm moving from West across the country with heavy snow, damaging winds

Major storm moving from West across the country with heavy snow, damaging winds

16 states from California to Iowa are under snow, ice and wind alerts.February 3, 2020, 12:51 PM3 min read Up to 15 inches of rain fell in parts of western Washington in the last seven days pushing rivers over their banks and producing significant flooding. Homes, roads and streets have been submerged and some people…
Abe brushes aside worries of virus impact on Tokyo Olympics

Abe brushes aside worries of virus impact on Tokyo Olympics

Concern about the coronavirus outbreak in China and its impact on this year's Tokyo Olympics has reached Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo AbeFebruary 3, 2020, 12:48 PM2 min readTOKYO -- Concern about the spreading coronavirus outbreak in China and its impact on this year's Tokyo Olympics reached Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday. Abe was…
WHO working with Google to combat virus misinformation

WHO working with Google to combat virus misinformation

The World Health Organization is working with Google to ensure that people get facts from WHO first when they search for information about the new virus that recently emerged in ChinaBy JAMEY KEATEN Associated PressFebruary 3, 2020, 1:34 PM4 min readGENEVA -- The World Health Organization is working with Google to ensure that people get…
UK to announce new rules for militants after street stabbing

UK to announce new rules for militants after street stabbing

Britain's government is planning to announce new rules for the imprisonment of convicted militants after an Islamic extremist who was recently released from prison stabbed two people in south LondonBy DANICA KIRKA Associated PressFebruary 3, 2020, 2:35 PM4 min readLONDON -- The British government plans to announce new rules for the imprisonment of convicted terrorists…
‘Start Here’: Iowa caucuses and impeachment trial

‘Start Here’: Iowa caucuses and impeachment trial

Here's what you need to know to start your day.February 3, 2020, 10:01 AM5 min read It's Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, and we're in Iowa for the first Democratic presidential contest. Let's start here. 1. Iowa caucuses Iowa is gearing up for its first-in-the-nation caucuses today, marking the official start of the presidential election season.…
Super Bowl argument at family barbecue leads to man’s shooting death

Super Bowl argument at family barbecue leads to man’s shooting death

"Preliminary info is that they were rooting for different teams," said police.February 3, 2020, 8:23 AM4 min read An argument over who would win the Super Bowl has led to the shooting death of a man in the middle of a barbecue with family and friends. The incident occurred over the weekend in Fresno, California,…

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