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Asian shares sink on mounting worries over China outbreak

By YURI KAGEYAMA | January 27, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares skidded again Tuesday on deepening worries over the expanding outbreak of a new virus in China.Markets in Hong Kong and mainland China were closed Tuesday for Lunar New Year holidays, while South Korea's benchmark tumbled 3.4%...

‘I’m being raped’: Weinstein accuser details alleged assault

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS | January 27, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein accuser Mimi Haleyi testified Monday that weeks after arriving in New York to work for one of his shows, she found herself fighting in vain as the once-revered showbiz honcho pushed her onto a bed and sexually assaulted...

Photo cropping mistake leads to AP soul-searching on race

By DAVID BAUDER | January 27, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — A “terrible mistake” in cropping an African climate activist out of a photo sent to customers of The Associated Press prompted soul-searching and some tense staff conversations over issues of racism and inclusion Monday at the news...

The Latest: Capitol fireplaces go cold for impeachment trial

January 27, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump (all times local):7:40 p.m.The impeachment trial has claimed one of the U.S. Capitol's quaintest traditions — the crackling blazes in fireplaces that are the perk...

Countries evaluate evacuation of citizens in virus epicenter

By MARI YAMAGUCHI | January 27, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Countries with citizens in the central Chinese city that's the epicenter of a viral outbreak are planning evacuations as the number of illnesses grow and China takes drastic measures to try to stop the spread of the virus.A look at steps...

California tests find illegal vapes tainted with additives

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD | January 27, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California officials announced Monday that marijuana vape cartridges seized in illegal shops in Los Angeles contained potentially dangerous additives, including a thickening agent blamed for a national outbreak of deadly lung illnesses...

Mongolia closes border, China extends holiday to fight virus

By JOE McDONALD | January 27, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China expanded its sweeping efforts on Monday to contain a dangerous new virus, extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 81.Mongolia closed its vast border...

The Latest: US advises travelers to avoid all of China

January 27, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the new virus from China that has sickened thousands of people and killed dozens (all times local):6:50 a.m.U.S. health officials have changed their travel advice to American travelers planning to go to China.Previously,...

Northeast governors slow to embrace regional climate pact

By MICHAEL CASEY | January 27, 2020

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Supporters of a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions are struggling to win over several New England governors concerned that the climate change initiative will increase gas prices.After the Transportation and...

Medical board complaint filed against Ohio State president

By KANTELE FRANKO | January 27, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Complaints against Ohio State University's president and one of its former student health directors were filed Monday with the State Medical Board of Ohio in relation to alleged sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor Richard...

Ex-Illinois lawmaker charged with red-light camera bribery

By MICHAEL TARM | January 27, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors filed bribery and tax charges on Monday against a former Illinois state senator who led the powerful transportation committee, alleging he accepted payments in exchange for supporting costly red-light camera programs...

Ally of Venezuela’s Maduro hires DC lobbyist to build ties

By JOSHUA GOODMAN | January 27, 2020

MIAMI (AP) — An ally of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has hired a Washington lobbyist whose business has boomed under the Trump administration as part of a $12.5 million effort to ease sanctions and reset bilateral relations as the U.S.-backed...