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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. CORONAVIRUS CASES CONTINUE TO SPIKE IN ASIA As the worst-hit areas in China and South Korea continue to struggle with the viral epidemic, worries about infection and containment spread across the globe. 2. SAUDIS HALT PILGRIMAGES OVER […]
  • AP Interview: Al-Qaida, IS affiliates team up in West Africa

    THIES, Senegal (AP) — The only place in the world where fighters linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group are cooperating is in West Africa’s sprawling Sahel region, giving the extremists greater depth as they push into new areas, according to the commander of the U.S. military’s special forces in Africa. “I believe that […]
  • World shares slump after Trump announcement on virus plans

    Shares fell in Europe and Asia on Thursday after President Donald Trump announced the U.S. was stepping up its efforts to combat the virus outbreak that began in China, as the number of cases surpassed 81,000. Germany’s DAX lost 2.2% to 12,498.88 and the CAC 40 in Paris dropped 2.3% to 5,59.99. In London, the […]
  • No one to vote? Nevada Democrats puzzle over empty precinct

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — What if a neighborhood precinct was voting in Nevada’s presidential caucuses and nobody came? Democrats in one county were left scratching their heads about the possibility they had stumbled onto a phantom precinct during the party’s third-in-the-nation presidential contest last week. Not only did no one cast a ballot during early […]
  • Trump urges calm even as US reports worrisome new virus case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared that a widespread U.S. outbreak of the new respiratory virus sweeping the globe isn’t inevitable even as top health authorities at his side warned Americans that more infections are coming. Shortly after Trump spoke Wednesday, the government announced a worrisome development: Another person in the U.S. is infected […]
  • Sanders’ rise fuels Dems’ angst over keeping House control

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders’ ascendancy as Democrats’ leading presidential hopeful fueled growing unease as lawmakers openly expressed anxiety that the self-proclaimed democratic socialist could cost them House control and questions abounded over what party leaders should do. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., projected calm — and neutrality — on Wednesday as she batted […]
  • Labor union unveils $150M campaign to help defeat Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the nation’s largest labor unions is unveiling plans to invest $150 million in a nationwide campaign to help defeat President Donald Trump, a sweeping effort focused on eight battleground states and voters of color who typically don’t vote. The investment marks the largest voter engagement and turnout operation in the […]
  • Fight by 2 Republicans for Georgia Senate seat unnerves GOP

    MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Republican congressman’s decision to challenge freshly appointed Sen. Kelly Loeffler is pitting two visions of the GOP’s future against each other. So far, it’s divided voters and been anything but polite. Loeffler, 49, is a wealthy businesswoman and political newcomer who filled a vacant Senate seat in January after being […]
  • Texas looms large as Super Tuesday bonanza for Democrats

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Bernie Sanders packed a rodeo arena in Dallas. Mike Bloomberg has spent more than $13.5 million on television ads around Houston alone. And neither Joe Biden nor Elizabeth Warren can afford big losses. For a change, Texas matters in picking a presidential nominee. As more than a dozen states go to […]
  • UN disarmament chief: nuclear arms race is threatening world

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. disarmament chief warned Wednesday that the specter of an unbridled nuclear arms race is threatening the world for the first time since the 1970s, the height of the Cold War between the United States and the former Soviet Union. Izumi Nakamitsu didn’t name any countries but she was clearly […]