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Virus death toll in China rises as US prepares evacuation

Virus death toll in China rises as US prepares evacuation

BEIJING — A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China on Sunday with 56 deaths so far, while the U.S.

Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career spent entirely with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday.

Helicopter crash sparks brush fire in Southern California

CALABASAS, Calif. — Emergency crews responded after a helicopter crashed and sparked a small brush fire Sunday in Southern California, authorities said.

20 Mali soldiers killed at army camp attacked by gunmen

BAMAKO, Mali — Gunmen attacked an army camp in Mali near the border with Mauritania, killing 20 soldiers Sunday, the government and armed forces said.

US Consulate to evacuate staff from epidemic-stricken Wuhan

BEIJING — The U.S. Consulate in the epidemic-stricken Chinese city of Wuhan will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight Tuesday.
Volatility defines Democratic race as candidates flood Iowa

Volatility defines Democratic race as candidates flood Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidates roared back into Iowa on Saturday touting fresh endorsements, critiquing their rivals and predicting victories in the caucuses that will soon launch the process of deciding who will challenge Pres
Xi calls situation grave as China scrambles to contain virus

Xi calls situation grave as China scrambles to contain virus

BEIJING — China's leader on Saturday called the accelerating spread of a new virus a grave situation, as cities from the outbreak's epicenter in central China to Hong Kong scrambled to contain an illness that has infected more than 1,200 people and k

Margo Lion, Broadway producer of "Hairspray," dead at 75

NEW YORK — Broadway producer Margo Lion, who helped bring the Tony Award-winning musicals “Jelly's Last Jam” and “Hairspray” to the stage and also worked on Tony Kushner's two-part classic “Angels in America,” has died at age 75.
Dems say oust Trump or he'll betray again; 'He is who he is'

Dems say oust Trump or he'll betray again; 'He is who he is'

WASHINGTON — Closing out their case, House Democrats warned in Donald Trump's impeachment trial that the president will persist in abusing his power and endangering American democracy unless Congress intervenes to remove him before the 2020 election.
2 killed, 20 injured when warehouse explosion shakes Houston

2 killed, 20 injured when warehouse explosion shakes Houston

HOUSTON — A massive explosion Friday levelled a warehouse in Houston, killing two workers, damaging nearby buildings and homes and rousing frightened residents from their sleep miles away, authorities said. The explosion happened about 4:30 a.m.