• China reports over 1,280 virus cases, death toll at 41

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s most festive holiday began in the shadow of a worrying new virus Saturday as the death toll surpassed 40, an unprecedented lockdown kept 36 million people from traveling and authorities canceled a host of Lunar New Year events.

    Updated: 10:23 pm

  • Genocide charge dents halo of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

    BANGKOK (AP) — When Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi walked into the International Court of Justice last month, she gambled the remaining shreds of her hard-won international reputation on a rebuttal of accusations that her country’s military committed genocide against minority Rohingya Muslims.

  • Protests or not, politics and Olympics are intertwined

    More than a half-century later, Tommie Smith and John Carlos are cemented into Olympic lore — their names enshrined in the Olympic Hall of Fame in the United States, their portrait an indelible fixture on the universal sports landscape.

    Updated: 10:05 pm

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

  • Use of ‘rescues’ by Mexican migration officials criticized

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The headline on a statement from Mexico’s National Immigration Institute read: “INM rescues 800 Central American migrants who entered (Mexico) today irregularly.”

  • AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EST

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

    Updated: 9:04 pm

  • Man makes plea deal in connection with kidnapping, slaying

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 33-year-old man pleaded guilty to kidnapping and conspiracy to kidnap in a case that involved the death of a man and the kidnapping of his friend, the Albuquerque Journal reported Friday.

  • Doubts loom over nominating process for Grammy Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Questions have loomed for years around the nominations process for the Grammy Awards. But the doubts reached a new level this week after the Recording Academy’s just-ousted CEO claimed the show is rigged and full of conflicts of interest.

    Updated: 8:42 pm

  • Trump touts logo for new Space Force, with nod to Star Trek

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon’s new U.S. Space Force is not Star Trek’s Starfleet Command, but their logos bear a striking similarity.

  • At least 14 dead, hundreds hurt as quake hits eastern Turkey

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — 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.

    Updated: 6:17 pm