• Shares fall in Asia as virus outbreak hits profits, events

    BANGKOK (AP) — Shares slipped in Asia on Tuesday as the impact from the virus outbreak that began in China deepened, with Apple saying it would fail to meet its profit target and China moving to postpone or cancel major events including the Beijing auto show.

  • Taylor Swift’s father safe after fight with burglar

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Taylor Swift’s father recently fought a burglar who broke into his $4 million Florida penthouse, a newspaper is reporting.

  • 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 110-year-old organization to carry on.

    Updated: 7:21 am

  • Aging Shiite cleric a powerhouse in Iraq. What comes after?

    NAJAF, Iraq (AP) — When Iraq’s top Shiite cleric underwent surgery for a fractured bone last month, it sent shivers around the country and beyond. “May God heal Iraq,” read a photo of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani that circulated online.

  • “Whitey” Bulger juror says she regrets murder conviction

    EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) — One of the jurors who convicted notorious crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger says she regrets her decision after learning that he was an unwitting participant in a covert CIA experiment with LSD.

    Updated: 11:32 am

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    Updated: 4:04 pm

  • New Mexico backtracks on cannabis cards for nonresidents

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has moved to phase out medical cannabis cards for nonresidents starting at mid-year, under a bill approved by the Legislature on Monday and supported by the governor.

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

    BEIJING (AP) — As a mysterious new virus enveloped central China’s Wuhan early this year, Liu Zhiming mobilized all the resources of his hospital in the city’s Wuchang district to deal with the thousands of sick people arriving daily, threatening to overwhelm the local health care system.

    Updated: 4:44 am

  • Vandals cover Plymouth Rock in red graffiti

    PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The iconic Plymouth Rock and other sites were covered in red graffiti Monday during a vandalism spree discovered at the site marking the landing of the Pilgrims in Massachusetts 400 years ago.

  • New Mexico public pension reform passes in state House

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico House on Monday approved a proposal aimed at shoring up New Mexico’s overextended pension fund for about 110,000 state and local government workers and retirees.