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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...

Irish leader says EU to have stronger hand in UK trade talks

By JILL LAWLESS | January 27, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Ireland’s prime minister warned Britain on Monday that Brexit is far from finished -- and the European Union will have the stronger hand in upcoming negotiations on future relations between the two sides.Leo Varadkar said “we're only...

Virus death toll in China rises as US prepares evacuation

By KEN MORITSUGU | January 26, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China with 80 deaths so far, while the U.S. Consulate in the city at the epicenter announced it will evacuate its personnel and some other Americans...

China temporarily bans wildlife trade in wake of outbreak

By SAM McNEIL, PENNY YI WANG, and ELAINE KURTENBACH | January 26, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities temporarily banned the trade of wild animals Sunday following a viral outbreak in Wuhan, saying they will “severely investigate and punish” violators.Local authorities will “strengthen inspections and severely...

Xi calls situation grave as China scrambles to contain virus

By KEN MORITSUGU | January 25, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China's leader on Saturday called the accelerating spread of a new virus a grave situation, as cities from the outbreak's epicenter in central China to Hong Kong scrambled to contain an illness that has infected more than 1,200 people...

Pete Stark, congressman who reshaped health care, dies at 88

By DAISY NGUYEN | January 25, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former California Rep. Fortney “Pete” Stark Jr., an influential Democrat whose legislative work helped reshape America's health care system, has died. He was 88.Stark's family said he died Friday at his home in Maryland. They...