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Dow drops more than 1,000 as outbreak threatens the economy

By ALEX VEIGA and DAMIAN J. TROISE | February 24, 2020

The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank more than 1,000 points as the spread of the new coronavirus threatened wider damage to the global economy. The drop was the worst for the index in two years and wiped out its gains so far in 2020. Nervous investors...

Thomas builds 1-shot lead in Mexico as Rahm makes his move

By DOUG FERGUSON | February 22, 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Justin Thomas has done just about everything at the Mexico Championship except win.Even with a one-shot lead going into the final round, Saturday was enough of a reminder that no lead is safe at Chapultepec Golf Club and nothing comes...

World markets slip on renewed fears over virus outbreak

By JOE McDONALD | February 21, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets slipped on Friday after a spike in new virus cases in South Korea and other countries refueled investor anxiety about China's disease outbreak.Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney closed down and London, Frankfurt...

Global stocks mostly slip as virus weighs on companies

By YURI KAGEYAMA | February 20, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly dipped Thursday as several companies estimated that the outbreak of the new coronavirus in China will weigh on their earnings.France's CAC 40 edged down 0.2% to 6,099 and Germany's DAX fell 0.2% to 13,765. Britain's...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rises to record

By YURI KAGEYAMA | February 19, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mixed Thursday in Asia after Wall Street recovered to record highs, but worries persist about damage to the regional economy from the new virus that began in China.Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.3% to 23,474.78, shedding...

Leonard, LeBron, Davis lead Team LeBron over Team Giannis

February 16, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game (all times local):10:35 p.m.Kawhi Leonard scored 30, LeBron James scored 23 and Chicago product Anthony Davis finished with 20 points after hitting the winning free throw to lift Team LeBron...

Andre Vasilevskiy stops 30 shots, Lightning beat Flyers 5-3

By ERIK ERLENDSSON | February 15, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 30 shots and the Tampa Bay Lightning set a franchise record for consecutive home wins in a 5-3 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.Alex Killorn, Nikita Kucherov, Brayden Point, Cedric Paquette...

Massive firework shot over Colorado breaks world record

February 9, 2020

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A massive firework launched over a Colorado ski resort town has set a record for the world's largest aerial firework.The 2,800-pound (1,270-kilogram) shell flew 2,200 feet (671 meters) above the Steamboat Springs Winter...

British Airways flight crosses Atlantic in less than 5 hours

By Associated Press | February 9, 2020

For the first time in years, a commercial passenger plane has flown across the Atlantic in less than five hours.A British Airways flight landed early Sunday morning at Heathrow Airport in London after leaving John F. Kennedy International Airport in New...

Clark, Flowers lead LIU past Merrimack 67-64 in OT

February 8, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Ty Flowers and Raiquan Clark combined to score 45 points in a record-setting performance and Long Island University snapped Merrimack's nine-game win streak with a 67-64 overtime win on Saturday.Clark finished with 20 points and his...

Lyons scores 33, sets record as Furman tops W Carolina 82-73

February 8, 2020

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Lyons scored 33 points and Furman defeated Western Carolina 82-73 on Saturday, setting records for both Lyons and the Paladins.It was the 91st win for Lyons, the most for any player in program history and the Paladins reached...

Doyle sets record, No. 20 Iowa women top Nebraska 76-60

February 6, 2020

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Monika Czinano scored 23 points and Kathleen Doyle, with a school assist record, and Amanda Ollinger had double-doubles as No. 20 Iowa avenged an early Big Ten Conference loss with a 76-60 win over Nebraska on Thursday night.Doyle...