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China coronavirus: Cases surge abroad as US reports 15 so far

China on Friday reported another sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new virus, as the death toll neared 1,400. The National Health Commission said 121 more people had died and there were 5,090 new confirmed cases.…

Photos: Westminster dog show goes for the poodle

Siba the standard poodle has won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club. With the crowd chanting for Daniel the golden retriever, judge Bob Slay instead picked the perfectly primped and poised black poodle.

Thai gunman who killed 21 shot dead in mall

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand — Thai officials said a soldier who went on a shooting rampage and killed at least 21 people and injured 42 others has been shot dead inside a mall in northeastern Thailand. Officials said the soldier angry…

No engine failure in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash, officials report

This story will be updated. Wreckage from the helicopter that crashed last month and killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others did not show any evidence of outward engine failure, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday. Bryant, his…

Trump acquitted; Senate impeachment trial ends

This story will be updated. President Donald Trump on Wednesday was found not guilty of both articles of impeachment as the third presidential impeachment trial in American history comes to a close. On the first article of impeachment, Trump is…

28 dead as avalanche in Turkey wipes out rescue team

ANKARA, Turkey — An avalanche slammed into a mountain road in eastern Turkey on Wednesday, wiping out a huge team of rescue workers sent to find two people missing in an earlier avalanche. Officials said 23 rescue workers were killed…

Read for yourself: Here's the Trump speech that Pelosi tore up

Standing before a Congress and nation sharply divided by impeachment, President Donald Trump used his State of the Union address Tuesday to extol a “Great American Comeback” on his watch, just three years after he took office decrying a land…

Follow along as Trump tees up State of Union 2020

Stepping to the dais in extraordinary times, President Donald Trump on Tuesday is delivering his State of the Union address on the eve of his likely impeachment acquittal and in the aftermath of the chaotic first votes of the race…

Iowa releases 62 percent of caucus results after delay

Clouded by doubts on a chaotic day-after, the Iowa Democratic Party began releasing partial results of the state's first-in-the-nation presidential caucus on Tuesday. Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders were ahead in the initial results released by the Iowa Democratic Party,…

Senate rejects effort to call more Trump impeachment witnesses

WASHINGTON — The Senate rejected the idea of summoning witnesses for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial late Friday, all but ensuring his acquittal. But senators considered pushing off final voting on his fate to next week. The vote on allowing…

US declares public health emergency due to virus

This story will be updated. WASHINGTON — The United States on Friday declared a public health emergency because of a new virus that hit China and has spread to other nations. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar also announced…