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Asian shares rise despite worries about virus outbreak

By YURI KAGEYAMA | February 11, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were higher Wednesday, although the outbreak of a new virus in the region continued to weigh on investor sentiments.Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.5% in morning trading to 23,813.14. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.6% to 7,094.00....

Judge dismisses lieutenant governor’s libel suit against CBS

By MATTHEW BARAKAT | February 11, 2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday tossed out a libel lawsuit filed by Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax against a television network he accused of slanted reporting on sexual assault allegations against him.U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga...

Immigration officials go to court to get Denver records

By COLLEEN SLEVIN | February 11, 2020

DENVER (AP) — U.S. immigration officials are asking a federal judge to force Denver to turn over information about three men accused of crimes who are subject to deportation after the city refused to comply with its order to do so.In a continued escalation...

Official: Sudan to hand over al-Bashir for genocide trial

By SAMY MAGDY | February 11, 2020

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's transitional authorities have agreed to hand over ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court to face trial on charges of war crimes and genocide, a top Sudanese official said Tuesday, in a deal with rebels...

Price worries remain after judge OKs T-Mobile’s Sprint deal

By TALI ARBEL | February 11, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has cleared a major path for T-Mobile to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion, citing T-Mobile's track record in promoting competition, even as legal scholars and consumer advocates warn about higher phone bills.Judge Victor...

Man who swam to US from Canada to deliver books is released

By ED WHITE | February 11, 2020

DETROIT (AP) — A man who said he swam across the Detroit River from Canada to try to deliver handmade books before Christmas won his release Tuesday after two months in U.S. custody.Christopher Sagajllo, 56, was arrested in December after crossing the...

Coast Guard officer accused of terror plot appeals sentence

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | February 11, 2020

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and targeting Supreme Court justices, prominent Democrats and TV journalists is appealing his prison sentence of more than 13 years.Christopher Hasson’s defense attorneys...

Judge tosses more drug convictions in Chicago cop scandal

By DON BABWIN | February 11, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County judge on Tuesday threw out the felony drug convictions of 12 men who were framed by a disgraced former Chicago police sergeant, bringing to 94 the number of overturned convictions linked to a massive scheme to shake down...

Appeals court halts deportation of child with head injury

By NOMAAN MERCHANT | February 11, 2020

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in California temporarily halted the deportation of a 5-year-old child who injured his head before immigration agents arrested his family and whose advocates say needs to be seen by a neurologist.The 9th U.S. Circuit...

Australian court rules indigenous people can’t be deported

By ROD McGUIRK | February 11, 2020

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s highest court ruled Tuesday that the government can’t deport Aboriginal people as part of its policy of ridding the country of foreign criminals.The High Court ruled in a 4-3 decision that indigenous Australians...

Justice Department brings new suits over sanctuary policies

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and COLLEEN LONG | February 11, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department ratcheted up legal pressure Monday on local governments over “sanctuary” policies that hinder federal immigration officers, bringing two new lawsuits and launching a coordinated messaging campaign to highlight...

Not all born in American Samoa want US citizenship

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | February 10, 2020

HONOLULU (AP) — Growing up in American Samoa, Filipo Ilaoa’s neighbors were his cousins on a plot of land full of banana and breadfruit trees shared by his extended family and overseen by a chief elected by his relatives.He worries a federal judge's...