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Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy due to sex-abuse lawsuits

Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy due to sex-abuse lawsuits

Barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the hallowed, 110-year-old organization to carry on.
China counts more virus deaths, illnesses as impact broadens

China counts more virus deaths, illnesses as impact broadens

BEIJING — China reported 1,886 new virus cases and 98 more deaths in its update Tuesday on a disease outbreak that has caused mild illness in most people, an assessment that promoted guarded optimism from global health authorities.

Beijing auto show is latest event delayed by virus fears

BEIJING — The Beijing auto show, the industry's biggest global event of the year, is being postponed in response to the spread of China's new virus.
China reports 1,886 new virus cases, death toll up by 98

China reports 1,886 new virus cases, death toll up by 98

Mainland China reported 1,886 new virus cases and 98 more deaths for a total of 1,868 in its update Tuesday, following a report that 80% of cases have been mild, prompting guarded optimism from health officials.
American cruise passengers quarantined at US military bases

American cruise passengers quarantined at US military bases

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.
Mickey Wright, golf great and early LPGA force, dies at 85

Mickey Wright, golf great and early LPGA force, dies at 85

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Mickey Wright, the golf great with a magnificent swing who won 13 majors among her 82 victories and gave the fledgling LPGA a crucial lift, died Monday of a heart attack. She was 85.
Eccentric millionaire Durst faces trial in friend's killing

Eccentric millionaire Durst faces trial in friend's killing

LOS ANGELES — There is almost no physical evidence connecting New York real estate heir Robert Durst to the slaying of his best friend in Los Angeles 20 years ago.
Zuckerberg meets EU officials as bloc's new tech rules loom

Zuckerberg meets EU officials as bloc's new tech rules loom

LONDON — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met top European Union officials on a visit to Brussels on Monday, days before the bloc is expected to release new proposals on regulating artificial intelligence.
Portugal leaders rally around racially abused soccer player

Portugal leaders rally around racially abused soccer player

LISBON, Portugal — The president and the prime minister of Portugal added their voices to a national outcry Monday over racist abuse aimed at a black FC Porto soccer player who walked off the field after hearing monkey chants.
Tokyo Marathon limited to elite runners because of virus

Tokyo Marathon limited to elite runners because of virus

Tokyo Marathon organizers drastically reduced the number of participants for this year's race on Monday out of fear of the spread of the virus coming from China. The general public is being barred from the race on March 1.