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The Latest: Rival Koreas close liaison office over outbreak

January 29, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China:10 a.m.The rival Koreas have agreed to suspend operations at their liaison office in North Korea until the new virus outbreak comes under control.South Korea’s Unification Ministry...

San Francisco official charged with corruption in FBI probe

By JANIE HAR and JULIET WILLIAMS | January 28, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A top San Francisco public official and go-to bureaucrat to mayors over two decades was charged with public corruption Tuesday, upending City Hall as elected leaders scrambled to reassure the public that bribery and kickbacks would...

Foreigners staying in virus-hit Wuhan now wonder what’s next

By DAKE KANG | January 28, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — As the U.S. evacuates some Americans out of the Chinese city hardest-hit by a viral outbreak, many like Doug Perez are opting to stay.It’s not that he’s unconcerned. Perez and his girlfriend have hunkered down in their apartment for...

Wuhan officials face questions, anger over virus response

By DAKE KANG | January 28, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Last Wednesday evening, top officials in the central Chinese city of Wuhan settled into their seats at an auditorium for a Lunar New Year gala — even as a new virus that originated in their city was spreading rapidly.Dozens of actors,...

Fresh anti-Semitic writings appear in Italian cities, towns

By COLLEEN BARRY | January 28, 2020

MILAN (AP) — Fresh anti-Semitic writings appeared in Italian cities and towns as the country marked the 7 5 th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz, officials said Tuesday.The incidents included a racist placard tacked onto...

Dog and goat vie for honorary mayor of Vermont town

By LISA RATHKE | January 28, 2020

FAIR HAVEN, Vt, (AP) — It's Lincoln the goat versus Sammy the dog in the race for honorary mayor of one Vermont town.The Nubian goat had won the post in Fair Haven, Vermont, last year after the town manager came up with the pet mayor election to raise...

US, others prepare evacuations as virus spreads from China

By JOE McDONALD | January 28, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The United States and several other nations prepared Tuesday to airlift citizens out of a Chinese city at the center of a virus outbreak that has killed more than 100 people.Hong Kong's leader said it will cut all rail links to mainland...

The Latest: Fuss over Thai navy officers’ return from China

January 28, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local):8:25 p.m.A Thai navy spokesman says 20 officers sent to Wuhan to oversee construction of Thailand's first new submarine have returned home after the Chinese city was...

Countries evaluate evacuation of citizens in virus epicenter

By MARI YAMAGUCHI | January 27, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Countries with citizens in the central Chinese city that's the epicenter of a viral outbreak are planning evacuations as the number of illnesses grow and China takes drastic measures to try to stop the spread of the virus.A look at steps...

Mongolia closes border, China extends holiday to fight virus

By JOE McDONALD | January 27, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China expanded its sweeping efforts on Monday to contain a dangerous new virus, extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 81.Mongolia closed its vast border...

The Latest: US advises travelers to avoid all of China

January 27, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the new virus from China that has sickened thousands of people and killed dozens (all times local):6:50 a.m.U.S. health officials have changed their travel advice to American travelers planning to go to China.Previously,...

UN health chief visits China to help with virus containment

January 27, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — 11:20 p.m.The director-general of the World Health Organization has flown to China to meet with government officials and health experts trying to contain the spread of a deadly virus that has killed 81 people in China and infected 2,750.Tedros...