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Judge: Military funds for Washington state can't go to wall

SEATTLE (AP) — President Donald Trump may not divert $89 million intended for a military construction project in Washington state to build his border wall, a U.S. judge in Seattle...
Feb. 27, 2020

South Korean virus cases jump again, now exceeding 2,000

BANGKOK (AP) — South Korea reported 256 additional cases of a new coronavirus, raising the total in the country to 2,022. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said...
Feb. 27, 2020

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...
Feb. 27, 2020

South Korea reports 256 additional cases of new coronavirus, raising its total to 2,022

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reports 256 additional cases of new coronavirus, raising its total to 2,022.
Feb. 27, 2020

US supervised injection site put on hold amid opposition

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Plans to open what could be the nation's first medically supervised injection site in Philadelphia were put on hold Thursday night amid strenuous opposition from a federal...
Feb. 27, 2020

Judge who presided over LIRR massacre trial dies at 84

A suburban New York judge who presided over the 1995 trial of the Long Island Rail Road massacre shooter, sentencing Colin Ferguson to 315 years in prison, has died. Donald...
Feb. 27, 2020

Judge: Military funds for Washington state can't go to wall

SEATTLE (AP) — President Donald Trump may not divert $89 million intended for a military construction project in Washington state to build his border wall, a U.S. judge in Seattle...
Feb. 27, 2020

Countries take harsh containment steps as virus spreads

BANGKOK (AP) — Saudi Arabia cut travel to Islam’s holiest sites, South Korea toughened penalties for those breaking quarantines and airports across Latin America looked for signs of sick passengers...
Feb. 27, 2020

New virus cases, deaths in China continue downward trend

BANGKOK (AP) — China reported 327 new cases and 44 deaths from the new COVID-19 illness, continuing a sharp downward trend in the country where the epidemic began. The National...
Feb. 27, 2020

Mississippi man asks jurors to spare him from death penalty

MAGNOLIA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man convicted of killing eight people spoke in court Thursday, blaming the devil for his actions and asking jurors not to sentence him to...
Feb. 27, 2020

China reports 327 new cases and 44 deaths from new viral illness, continuing a sharp downward trend in the country

BEIJING (AP) — China reports 327 new cases and 44 deaths from new viral illness, continuing a sharp downward trend in the country.
Feb. 27, 2020

AP Week in Pictures, Europe and Africa

FEBRUARY 21-27, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the Europe and Africa region. The gallery was curated...
Feb. 27, 2020

Ex-Phoenix area sheriff declares victory despite court loss

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio lost a bid to erase his criminal conviction for disobeying a 2011 court order, but claimed victory Thursday after an appeal's court...
Feb. 27, 2020

Babysitter accused of shooting nephew while taking selfie

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area teen was in jail Thursday after she was accused of accidentally shooting her 10-year-old nephew after making a selfie video of herself with a gun...
Feb. 27, 2020

Grandfather, Navy vet among 5 victims of Wisconsin shooting

The five men who were killed by a co-worker at a Milwaukee brewery include an electrician, a Navy veteran, a father of two small children, a fisherman and a grandfather...
Feb. 27, 2020

Neighbors: Brewery gunman a 'gentleman'; no motive yet known

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee electrician who police identified Thursday as the man who fatally shot five co-workers at one of the nation's largest breweries enjoyed building guns, according to...
Feb. 27, 2020

Jury: Man callously disregarded life in train murders

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury has ruled that Jeremy Christian callously disregarded the lives of the three men he stabbed on a Portland light rail train, was fueled by...
Feb. 27, 2020

Securities agents sue 2 SC utility execs over nuclear fraud

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two former executives at a South Carolina utility lied repeatedly to regulators and investors about the progress of construction of two nuclear reactors taking hundreds of...
Feb. 27, 2020

Judge: Military spending in Washington can't go to wall

SEATTLE (AP) — President Donald Trump may not divert $89 million intended for a military construction project in Washington state to build his border wall, a U.S. judge in Seattle...
Feb. 27, 2020

Whistleblower: Feds helping evacuees lacked virus protection

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government whistleblower has filed a complaint alleging that some federal workers did not have the necessary protective gear or training when they were deployed to help...
Feb. 27, 2020

Warren still dogged by past claims of indigenous ancestry

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Cherokee citizens are calling on Elizabeth Warren to publicly disavow a family story of indigenous heritage as a way to dissuade others from making false claims...
Feb. 27, 2020

Western nations demand immediate cease-fire in Syria's Idlib

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and key Western allies on Thursday demanded an immediate cease-fire in Syria’s last opposition stronghold in northwestern Idlib which is facing what the...
Feb. 27, 2020

Lawmakers push for Curt Flood's enshrinement in Hall of Fame

WASHINGTON (AP) — Curt Flood's widow has a simple explanation for why her late husband, who is revered by players for sacrificing his career to advocate for free agency, has...
Feb. 27, 2020

Virus anxiety triggers biggest 1-day market drop since 2011

Worldwide markets plummeted again Thursday, deepening a weeklong rout triggered by growing anxiety that the coronavirus will wreak havoc on the global economy. The sweeping selloff gave U.S. stocks their...
Feb. 27, 2020

Utah university solicits transcriptions of brothel interview

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Notes from a newspaper interview with a Utah brothel owner nearly 70 years ago have drawn widespread interest from people who want a shot at deciphering...
Feb. 27, 2020

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