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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.
Democratic candidates pour into Iowa for last-minute push

Democratic candidates pour into Iowa for last-minute push

DES MOINES, Iowa — Freed momentarily from the Senate's impeachment trial, several presidential candidates high-tailed it to Iowa on Saturday for a last-minute blitz of campaigning before the state's caucuses kick off the battle for the Democratic nom
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.
At least 18 dead, hundreds hurt as quake hits eastern Turkey

At least 18 dead, hundreds hurt as quake hits eastern Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey — A 6.8-magnitude earthquake rocked a sparsely-populated part of eastern Turkey on Friday, killing at least 18 people, injuring more than 500 and leaving some 30 trapped in the wreckage of toppled buildings, Turkish officials said.
Trump, a late convert to cause, attends anti-abortion rally

Trump, a late convert to cause, attends anti-abortion rally

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump vowed to stand with anti-abortion activists Friday as he became the first sitting president to speak at the March for Life, an annual gathering that is one of the movement's highest profile and most symbolic events
NFL player Antonio Brown released on bail by Florida judge

NFL player Antonio Brown released on bail by Florida judge

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.
Michigan court reverses murder conviction, cites rap videos

Michigan court reverses murder conviction, cites rap videos

DETROIT — The Michigan Supreme Court unanimously threw out a murder conviction Friday, saying YouTube rap videos spoiled the verdict by portraying the defendant as a “ruthless and menacing threat to the community.
China expands lockdown against virus, fast-tracks hospital

China expands lockdown against virus, fast-tracks hospital

BEIJING — China expanded its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims Friday as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country's biggest