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Arrest made in shooting at Chicago barbershop that injured 5

February 24, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — A man accused of shooting five people, including three children, at a Chicago barbershop in January has been charged with attempted murder, authorities said.Walter Jackson, 29, of East Chicago, Indiana, was scheduled to appear in court...

AP-NORC poll: Most Americans support Equal Rights Amendment

By MARYCLAIRE DALE and JOCELYN NOVECK | February 24, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LaVonne Hirashima had two children by the time she was 20 and no time to get a college degree. Instead, the single parent doubled down at work and built a stable career in information technology, and now works for a government contractor.Still,...

Trump, first lady stroll the grounds of iconic Taj Mahal

February 24, 2020

AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to India (all times local):6 p.m.President Donald Trump, who once owned the former Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, took in breathtaking views of the real Taj Mahal...

Markets tank on concern about virus impact on world economy

By ELAINE KURTENBACH | February 24, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares skidded, oil prices sank and the price of gold surged on Monday as the number of people infected or killed by the viral outbreak that began in China surged, heaping more uncertainty on the economic outlook.The decline promises...

Sanders would use wealth tax for universal child care, pre-K

February 24, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) —Bernie Sanders has joined fellow progressive Elizabeth Warren in proposing that a “wealth tax” can fiance government-funded child care from infancy through age 3 for every American family, then provide universal pre-kindergarten...

UN chief issues 7-point ‘call to action’ on human rights

February 24, 2020

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the United Nations issued a “call to action” on Monday to countries, businesses and all people to help renew and revive human rights across the globe, laying out a seven-point plan amid concerns about climate change, conflict...

Skeptic of world being round dies in California rocket crash

February 24, 2020

BARSTOW, Calif. (AP) — A California man who said he wanted to fly to the edge of outer space to see if the world is round has died after his home-built rocket blasted off into the desert sky and plunged back to earth.“Mad" Mike Hughes was killed on...

Asian shares take hit as new virus cases jump outside China

By ELAINE KURTENBACH | February 24, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares skidded in Asia on Monday after reports of a surge in new virus cases outside China. The decline followed a sell-off Friday on Wall Street.South Korea's Kospi dropped 3% to 2,098.37, while the S&P ASX/200 in Sydnay lost 2.3%...

Judge halts plan to move virus patients to California city

February 23, 2020

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — A court temporarily blocked the U.S. government from sending up to 50 people infected with a new virus from China to a Southern California city for quarantine after local officials argued that the plan lacked details about...

2nd person in days killed by Mardi Gras float in New Orleans

February 23, 2020

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man was struck and killed by a Mardi Gras float during a raucous weekend street parade in New Orleans, becoming the second person in days killed along a parade route during this year's Carnival season, authorities said.The man was...

Haiti police exchange fire with troops near national palace

By EVENS SANON and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | February 23, 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian police officers exchanged gunfire for hours Sunday with soldiers of the newly reconstituted army outside the national palace, in a dangerous escalation of protests over police pay and working conditions.At least...

Israel strikes Gaza, Syria after Palestinian rockets attacks

By JOSEF FEDERMAN | February 23, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israel military said early Monday that it struck Palestinian militants targets in Gaza and Syria in response to rockets fired toward southern Israel on Sunday evening, hours after Israel said it killed a Palestinian militant who...