As concern grows, China, South Korea report more virus cases
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — China and South Korea on Tuesday reported more cases of a new viral illness that has been concentrated in North Asia but is causing global worry as clusters grow in the Middle East and Europe.
Crackdown on immigrants who use public benefits takes effect
PHOENIX (AP) — Pastor Antonio Velasquez says that before the Trump administration announced a crackdown on immigrants using government social services, people lined up before sunrise outside a state office in a largely Latino Phoenix neighborhood to sign up for food stamps and Medicaid.
Asian shares extend losses after Dow drops more than 1,000
Shares are mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street suffered its worst session in two years, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average slumping more than 1,000 points on fears that a viral outbreak that began in China will weaken the world economy.
Sanders comments on Castro could pose hurdles in Florida
MIAMI (AP) — Like many young voters in Florida, Jared Machado is concerned about rising sea levels, college tuition and landing a job when he graduates from the University of Florida in a few months.
'A new day': Harvey Weinstein convicted, led away in cuffs
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape and sexual assault against two women and led off to prison in handcuffs Monday in what his foes hailed as a landmark moment for the legal system and a long-overdue reckoning for the man vilified as the biggest monster of the #MeToo era.
Tears from a comic, a mom and a legend mark Bryant memorial
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Memorable moments from inside the memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. BEYONCÉ, ALICIA, CHRISTINA AND ‘MARIA’ Practically everything about what would happen at Kobe Bryant's memorial was a mystery to nearly everyone watching, and when Beyoncé took the stage to open the celebration of life, a gasp went up among the until-then subdued crowd at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Italian hikers rescued in Alaska after visiting infamous bus
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Italian man suffering from frostbite and four other tourists were rescued in the Alaska wilderness after visiting an abandoned bus that has become a lure for adventurers since it was featured in the “Into the Wild” book and movie.
Altuve nicked by pitch, Astros stars booed on road vs Tigers
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — José Altuve insisted he tuned out the hecklers. He couldn't avoid a pitch that grazed him. “He was hit in the foot.
Public memorial service remembers the private Kobe Bryant
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s wife remembered him as a devoted father and husband who arrived early for school pickups and wrote heartfelt cards and letters.
'The sky is blue again': Weinstein's accusers express relief
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Mira Sorvino broke down in tears as she described her reaction to the guilty verdict against Harvey Weinstein: relief, that the fallen movie mogul would not go unpunished.
Victims turn to media to expose sex abuse by college doctors
Robert Julian Stone was tired of waiting, afraid that complaints of sexual abuse at the hands of a former University of Michigan doctor would be covered up.
Generational split among SC black voters could hurt Biden
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For James Felder, the question of which presidential candidate to support in the South Carolina primary has never been terribly complicated.
US appeals court upholds Trump rules involving abortions
SEATTLE (AP) — In a victory for the Trump administration, a U.S. appeals court on Monday upheld rules that bar taxpayer-funded family-planning clinics from referring women for abortions.
Virus pushes beyond Asia, taking aim at Europe, Mideast
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The new virus took aim at a broadening swath of the globe Monday, with officials in Europe and the Middle East scrambling to limit the spread of an outbreak that showed signs of stabilizing at its Chinese epicenter but posed new threats far beyond.
AP PHOTOS: A corps of women covering the Weinstein trial
NEW YORK (AP) — Much of what the world has seen and heard about Harvey Weinstein's rape trial has come from a core group of women journalists — the regulars at the Manhattan courthouse who would be there reporting regardless of whether a celebrity was involved.
The Latest: Kobe Bryant service ends with Oscar-winning film
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in downtown Los Angeles (all times local): 12:45 p.m.
German man drives car into Carnival crowd, injures 30
BERLIN (AP) — A man intentionally drove a car into a crowd at a Carnival parade in a small town in central Germany, injuring around 30 people including children, officials said Monday.
Virus outbreak chills markets, outlook for global economy
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The widening coronavirus outbreak threatens to seriously disrupt the global economy, just as it was steadying itself against headwinds from the U.S.-China trade dispute.
Pioneering black NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson dies
Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits for NASA’s early space missions and was later portrayed in the 2016 hit film “Hidden Figures,” about pioneering black female aerospace workers, has died.
Supreme Court won't hear case brought by author Jon Krakauer
WASHINGTON (AP) — The educational records of a star University of Montana quarterback accused of rape will remain confidential after the U.S.
Buffett says economy is slowing amid virus fears
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett says the viral outbreak in China has slowed economic growth, but he remains confident in the long-term future of American business.
Sanders' 2016 movement now has political machine to push it
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — By the fall of 2018, when Democrats were promoting a slate of centrist candidates to topple Republicans in Congress, Bernie Sanders was seeing a very different picture.
Mars lander confirms quakes, even aftershocks on red planet
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's newest Mars lander has confirmed that quakes and even aftershocks are regularly jolting the red planet.
Malaysian king accepts Mahathir's resignation amid upheaval
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's king on Monday accepted Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's shocking resignation but reappointed him as interim leader following the collapse of the ruling alliance in a major political upheaval less than two years after its historic election victory.
Impeachment fades for Slotkin as Democrats try to pivot away
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A man held up a hostile poster a few rows behind Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin as she spoke. On other side of the room, allies hoisted a Slotkin-friendly banner.