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  • US stocks close lower amid jitters over virus outbreak

    Banks led a slide in U.S. stocks Tuesday as a virus outbreak in China rattled global markets, prompting investors to shift assets into bonds and defensive sector companies. The sell-off snapped a three-day winning streak by the S&P 500. The benchmark index ended last week at an all-time high. The selling in U.S. stocks followed […]
  • California considers declaring common pain killer carcinogen

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A fight is coming to California over whether to list one of the world’s most common over-the-counter drugs as a carcinogen, echoing recent high-profile battles over things like alcohol and coffee. The drug is acetaminophen, known outside the U.S. as paracetamol and used to treat pain and fevers. It is the […]
  • Winfrey chooses the novel “American Dirt” for her book club

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jeanine Cummins’ “American Dirt,” one of the year’s most anticipated and debated novels, is Oprah Winfrey’s new pick for her book club. “American Dirt,” published Tuesday, tells of a bookstore owner in Acapulco, Mexico, who loses much of her family to a murderous drug cartel and flees north on a terrifying […]
  • Virus prompts temperature checks, extra cleaning at airports

    BEIJING (AP) — Many countries are checking the temperatures of arriving airline passengers and adopting precautionary quarantine procedures in response to a new virus that has sickened nearly 300 people and killed six in China. India, Nigeria, Japan and the United States are some of the countries where airport screening procedures were in place. The […]
  • 8 Indians die after falling unconscious at resort in Nepal

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Eight Indian tourists, including four children, were declared dead Tuesday after being found unconscious in their room at a mountain resort in Nepal, officials said. Rescue helicopters flew the tourists to Kathmandu, where they were declared dead at a hospital in the capital, police official Hobindra Bogati said. A doctor at […]
  • AP EXPLAINS: How India ended up in turmoil over citizenship

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India has been embroiled in protests since December, when Parliament passed a bill amending the country’s citizenship law. The new law provides a fast track to naturalization for some migrants who entered the country illegally while fleeing religious persecution. But it excludes Muslims, which critics say is discriminatory and a violation […]
  • Murder trial begins in fatal Portland light-rail stabbings

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man charged with fatally stabbing two men who authorities say confronted him during a racist rant on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train went to trial Tuesday, two years after the killings in a liberal city. Jeremy Christian has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, attempted murder, assault and other […]
  • Survivor stories spotlight Auschwitz liberation anniversary

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Shortly before they were rounded up by Nazi troops in Belgium and deported to Auschwitz in 1942, the parents of 3-year-old Maurice Gluck placed their only child in the care of a local Christian family. Gluck forgot his Yiddish mother tongue and that he even had parents of his own. After the […]
  • Feds to let states tap opioid funds for meth, cocaine surge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by a deadly new twist in the nation’s drug addiction crisis, the government will allow states to use federal money earmarked for the opioid epidemic to help growing numbers of people struggling with meth and cocaine. The little-noticed change is buried in a massive spending bill passed by Congress late last […]
  • Nepalese-owned operators take lead on world’s highest peaks

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Once relegated to support staff, Nepalese climbers famous for their skills on the world’s highest peaks are emerging out of the shadows of their Western peers. They now dominate the lucrative industry in the Himalayan nation. Sherpa-owned companies have lowered the cost of expeditions, leading to record numbers on the peaks […]