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Northern Star

Arizona off-roading family, dog saved from raging flood

February 24, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona family and their dog narrowly avoided being swept away after their mini sports utility vehicle got stuck in rushing floodwaters.Dramatic video broadcast by media outlets from the Saturday night rescue shows the family of five...

Iran says 12 dead from new virus, rejects higher death toll

By AYA BATRAWY | February 24, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's government said Monday that 12 people had died nationwide from the new coronavirus, rejecting claims of a much higher death toll by a lawmaker from the city of Qom that has been at the epicenter of the virus...

Rio Carnival schools make plea for end of religious abuse

By DAVID BILLER and MARCELO DE SOUSA | February 24, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As the Grande Rio Samba school rolled its Carnival float onto Rio de Janeiro's parade grounds, people aboard unfurled a massive fan-shaped banner reading “RESPECT MY AXÉ” to the roaring crowd.Axé is the vital cosmic force...

Trump’s India visit prioritizes pageantry over policy

By JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIRE | February 24, 2020

AHMEDABAD, INDIA (AP) — Prioritizing pageantry over policy, President Donald Trump basked in India's welcoming embrace on a day that featured a mega-rally with cheering crowds, a mutual admiration show with his counterpart and a sunset tour of the famed...

Illegal net snares humpback in endangered porpoise refuge

By PETER ORSI | February 24, 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rescuers in Mexico were partially able to free a humpback whale that became entangled in a fishing net illegally set inside a refuge for the critically endangered vaquita porpoise in the upper Gulf of California, a conservationist...

Haiti says soldier died of wounds after shootout with police

February 24, 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The Haitian Ministry of Defense said Monday that a soldier has died from wounds suffered during an exchange of gunfire with police officers protesting outside army headquarters.The ministry said another soldier is in stable...

China postpones key political meetings because of virus

February 24, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China announced Monday it has postponed its most important political meetings of the year because of the outbreak of the new virus, a significant step for an authoritarian government that has always kept tight control over its political...

Man accused in cruise ship death to face Puerto Rico judge

February 24, 2020

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An Indiana man accused of dropping his granddaughter from an 11th floor window of a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico last year declined his right to a jury trial on Monday.Salvatore Anello, who is charged with negligent...

Greek island protesters vow to stop new migrant camps

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Protest groups on three eastern Greek islands on Monday begun setting up blockades aimed at stopping the government from building new migrant detention centers. The groups on Lesbos, Chios, and Samos have received broad...

Malaysian king accepts Mahathir’s resignation amid upheaval

By EILEEN NG | February 24, 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's king on Monday accepted Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's shocking resignation but reappointed him as interim leader following the collapse of the ruling alliance in a major political upheaval less than two years...

German Carnival floats take aim at racism in wake of attack

February 24, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Biting commentary on racism in Germany featured prominently Monday among Carnival floats in western cities, hastily put together in the aftermath of a deadly far-right attack last week near Frankfurt.The floats for parades in Cologne,...

Former French prime minister and wife go on trial for fraud

By SYLVIE CORBET and NICOLAS VAUX-MONTAGNY | February 24, 2020

PARIS (AP) — He was the front-runner to be president of France. Instead, former Prime Minister Francois Fillon is going on trial to face fraud charges after he used public funds to pay his wife and children for work they allegedly never performed.The...