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US economy grew at 2.1% annual rate last quarter but coronavirus could jeopardize future growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — US economy grew at 2.1% annual rate last quarter but coronavirus could jeopardize future growth.
Feb. 27, 2020

US orders for durable goods slip 0.2% in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods dipped in January, pulled down by decreased demand for cars, auto parts and military aircraft. The Commerce Department said...
Feb. 27, 2020

US orders for durable goods slip 0.2% in January on weaker demand for cars, military aircraft

WASHINGTON (AP) — US orders for durable goods slip 0.2% in January on weaker demand for cars, military aircraft.
Feb. 27, 2020

US House passes bill to help eradicate invasive swamp rodent

WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure to grant funding to eradicate the invasive swamp rat known as nutria has passed the U.S. House with the help of a large, stuffed rodent...
Feb. 27, 2020

Iran news agencies report Friday prayers canceled in Tehran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Semiofficial news agencies in Iran are reporting that Friday prayers have been canceled in Tehran and elsewhere in the Islamic Republic over the outbreak...
Feb. 27, 2020

Semiofficial news agencies in Iran say Friday prayers canceled in Tehran, elsewhere over outbreak of new virus

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Semiofficial news agencies in Iran say Friday prayers canceled in Tehran, elsewhere over outbreak of new virus.
Feb. 27, 2020

Scars of violence haunt India's capital after deadly riots

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's hard-line Hindu nationalists watched anti-government protests centered in Muslim communities for months in anger that finally boiled over in the worst communal rioting in New...
Feb. 27, 2020

Questions raised about of China anti-locust 'duck army'

BEIJING (AP) — Questions were raised Thursday about a Chinese newspaper report that the country is planning to dispatch a 100,000-strong army of ducks to help Pakistan combat a massive...
Feb. 27, 2020

Activists: Syrian opposition fighters retake key town

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters Thursday retook a strategic northwestern town in Syria, opposition activists said, and cut off the key highway linking the capital, Damascus, with the...
Feb. 27, 2020

Syria says Israeli drone attack kills civilian near Golan

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — An Israeli drone fired a missile at a car in southern Syria on Thursday, killing one person, Syrian state TV reported. The state-run media outlet gave...
Feb. 27, 2020

New trial on tap for Wisconsin man convicted of killing wife

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appellate court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted in the 1998 poisoning death of his wife. The Wisconsin Court of Appeals...
Feb. 27, 2020

Scars of violence apparent after deadly New Delhi riots

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's hard-line Hindu nationalists watched anti-government protests centered in Muslim communities for months in anger that finally boiled over in the worst communal rioting in New...
Feb. 27, 2020

Top nominee Polanski to skip French Oscars after rape claim

PARIS (AP) — Filmmaker Roman Polanski is skipping the awards ceremony for France's equivalent of the Oscars - where his latest movie leads this year's nominations - because of protests...
Feb. 27, 2020

Russian diplomat pushes for nuclear pact's extension

A Russian diplomat on Thursday reaffirmed Moscow's push for extending the last remaining nuclear treaty with the United States, saying there is no time left to negotiate any changes to...
Feb. 27, 2020

World stocks slide on signs virus outbreak is spreading

Global stock markets fell Thursday on concerns that the coronavirus was spreading to more countries, putting further strain on businesses and supply chains across the world. In Europe, where new...
Feb. 27, 2020

Belarus leader says nation being forced to merge with Russia

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The president of Belarus said Thursday that his country is "being forced into integration” with Russia and insisted that real integration of the two countries' economies...
Feb. 27, 2020

Trump says US 'ready' for virus threat despite new infection

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...
Feb. 27, 2020

Venice faces new threat from virus after reeling from floods

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Still reeling from the effects of major flooding just a few months ago, Venice faces a new emergency: the threat of a new virus outbreak across...
Feb. 27, 2020

A Week in Pictures, Middle East

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan region Feb. 20-26, 2020. This week’s...
Feb. 27, 2020

Israel denounces anti-Semitic trope at Spanish Carnival

MADRID (AP) — Israel’s ambassador to Spain has denounced a Carnival parade performance in a small town that featured men and women dressed up like Jewish Holocaust victims and Nazi...
Feb. 27, 2020

South Carolina sued over its ban on LBGTQ sex ed discussions

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — It is against state law in South Carolina for public school sex education classes to mention anything other than heterosexual relationships, unless the talk involves sexually...
Feb. 27, 2020

Putin rejected offer to use body doubles during Chechen war

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said he had rejected an offer to use body doubles for personal protection during a conflict with Chechnya. Speaking in an interview with...
Feb. 27, 2020

Israel denounces anti-Semitic routine at Spanish Carnival

MADRID (AP) — Israel’s ambassador to Spain has denounced a Carnival parade routine in a small town that featured men and women dressed up like Jewish Holocaust victims and Nazi...
Feb. 27, 2020

Slovak linked to reporter slaying sentenced in separate case

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A businessman allegedly linked to the slaying of an investigative journalist in Slovakia has been sentenced to 19 years in prison in a separate case of...
Feb. 27, 2020

UK will not appeal ruling that blocks Heathrow expansion

LONDON (AP) — The spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the government will not appeal the Court of Appeal’s’ decision blocking the construction of a third runway at Heathrow...
Feb. 27, 2020

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