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China death toll reaches 259; WHO warns countries to prepare

By JOE McDONALD and SAM McNEIL | February 1, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China’s death toll from a new virus rose to 259 on Saturday and a World Health Organization official said other governments need to prepare for“domestic outbreak control” if the disease spreads in their countries.Beijing criticized...

Man, 19, gravely injured in Los Angeles high-rise fire dies

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER | February 1, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 19-year-old French citizen who was gravely injured when flames tore through a high-rise apartment tower this week died Friday evening at a hospital, authorities said.The Fire Department announced the death but provided no details.The...

US bars foreigners coming from China for now over virus fear

By KEN MORITSUGU and ZEKE MILLER | January 31, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Friday declared a public health emergency and took drastic steps to significantly restrict entry into the country because of a new virus that hit China and has spread to other nations.President Donald Trump has...

China locked down 50 million people and has to keep them fed

By JOE McDONALD | January 31, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Carrying permits demanding “fast passage,” truck drivers rushed a 560-ton shipment of disinfectant from eastern China to Wuhan, the locked-down city of 11 million people at the center of a vast effort to contain a new viral disease.Outside...

The Latest: Singapore to bar all visitors from China

January 31, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local):7 p.m.Singapore will bar all visitors from China, becoming the first Southeast Asian nation to tighten border controls to stop the spread of a new virus.The health...

UN agency declares global emergency over virus from China

UN agency declares global emergency over virus from China

By MARIA CHENG and JAMEY KEATEN | January 30, 2020

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization declared the outbreak sparked by a new virus in China that has spread to more than a dozen countries as a global emergency Thursday after the number of cases spiked more than tenfold in a week.The U.N. health...

Europe evacuates citizens from China, Russia shuts border

By BARRY HATTON | January 30, 2020

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — European countries stepped up efforts Thursday to contain the virus sweeping through central China, sending a chartered airliner there to evacuate hundreds of European citizens, scrapping more commercial flights to Chinese destinations...

Bloomberg, Trump detail campaign ads to air on Super Bowl

By JILL COLVIN | January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will use his Super Bowl ad to highlight his efforts to combat gun violence, while President Donald Trump will focus on his economic record as the two candidates face off during the...

Bloomberg backed by DC mayor, Biden endorsed by Richmond’s

January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates Michael Bloomberg and Joe Biden on Thursday announced endorsements from prominent African American mayors as next week's leadoff Iowa caucuses near.Muriel Bowser, the mayor of Washington, D.C., is...

Biden under pressure to prove he can thwart new GOP attacks

By BILL BARROW | January 30, 2020

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — With five days until the Iowa caucuses, Joe Biden is fending off a new onslaught of GOP attacks over his son's business overseas and facing piling pressure to show Democratic voters he can handle the incoming.As Republicans amplified...

The Latest: European plane begins evacuation trip to China

January 30, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local):7 p.m.A passenger plane has left Portugal en route to China to pick up about 350 Europeans from a virus-hit region.The A380 plane took off Thursday morning from a...

The guillotine: Brexit ends election roles for expat Britons

By JOHN LEICESTER | January 30, 2020

SAINT-MARTIAL-SUR-ISOP, France (AP) — For many Britons living in towns and villages across Europe, the stroke of midnight Friday will mean losing the right to vote and run for office, with Brexit acting as an electoral guillotine on those privileges.From...