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Feds to investigate California bus rollover that killed 3

February 23, 2020

PALA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators are sending a team to the scene of a charter bus crash crash that killed three people and injured 18 others on a rain-slicked highway near San Diego, officials said Sunday.The bus was on Interstate 15 in...

Spain closes airports on Canary Islands due to sand storm

February 23, 2020

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities said Sunday that they have closed airports on the Canary Islands because of a wind storm that is blinding the archipelago with sand and dust.Spain’s airport authorities said that incoming planes have been rerouted...

Exit polls: Social Democrats win, far-right loses in Hamburg

By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | February 23, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — The center-left Social Democrats won the most votes in the Hamburg state election Sunday, according to exit polls, followed by the environmentalist Green party in a vote that was overshadowed by a racist massacre and political turmoil...

Michigan sex-misconduct claims mirror Ohio State doctor case

By KANTELE FRANKO and LARRY LAGE | February 23, 2020

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — When the University of Michigan announced last week that allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct by a sports doctor were under investigation, former wrestler Mike DiSabato was stunned by the parallels to an abuse scandal...

Nine dead in Turkey as 5.7 earthquake strikes western Iran

By ANDREW WILKS | February 23, 2020

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Nine people were killed in eastern Turkey by a magnitude 5.7 earthquake early Sunday morning, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.The quake centered just east across the border in neighboring Iran, west of the Iranian city...

Iran raises death toll from new virus to 8, infections to 43

By Associated Press | February 23, 2020

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's health ministry raised the death toll from the new coronavirus to eight Sunday, amid concerns that clusters there as well as in Italy and South Korea could signal a serious new stage in its global spread.There were now 43...

German, Dutch carnival parades called off due to weather

February 23, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Several cities in western Germany canceled their traditional carnival parades at short notice Sunday, citing severe weather conditions including gusty winds and heavy rains.In Cologne, the famous school and neighborhood parades were abandoned...

US to lay out case against Assange at extradition hearing

By JILL LAWLESS | February 23, 2020

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. government and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will face off Monday in a high-security London courthouse, a decade after WikiLeaks infuriated American officials by publishing a trove of classified military documents.A judge at...

2 migrants killed in car crash in Albania, 7 injured

February 23, 2020

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Two migrants were killed in a car crash and seven others were injured when their vehicle plummeted off a cliff in southern Albania, police said Sunday.A four-wheel drive vehicle was illegally transporting the nine migrants, identified...

Zamboni driver, 42, gets win as emergency goalie for ‘Canes

February 23, 2020

TORONTO (AP) — David Ayres was sitting in the stands with his wife at Scotiabank Arena when Carolina Hurricanes goalie James Reimer went down with an injury.The on-call emergency netminder in Toronto, Ayers left his seat and got half-dressed into his...

Who is No. 1? Whoever gets to fill out 2020 Census form

By MIKE SCHNEIDER | February 23, 2020

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It's a question spouses, domestic partners and roommates are going to be forced to confront in the next few weeks as they fill out their 2020 Census forms: Who gets to be the primary person in the household?Everyone else who lives...

For Virginia Tech parents, new gun laws a long struggle

By ALAN SUDERMAN | February 23, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Virginia lawmakers pass sweeping new gun control laws in the coming days, it will mark the culmination of nearly 13 years of often thankless work for two parents whose children were shot in one of the country's worst mass shootings.Lori...