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South Korea becomes newest front in shifting virus outbreak

By HYUNG-JIN KIM and MATT SEDENSKY | February 21, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cases of a new virus swelled Friday in South Korea, making the country the newest front in a widening global outbreak centered in China and now reverberating elsewhere.South Korea said two people have died and 204 have been...

Weinstein jury indicates it is split on most serious counts

By TOM HAYS and MICHAEL R. SISAK | February 21, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — The jury in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial indicated Friday that it is deadlocked on the most serious charges against the once powerful Hollywood mogul, but the judge told the panel it must keep working.In a note to the judge late in...

Police: 3 dead, 1 injured in central Texas stabbings

February 21, 2020

SAN SABA, Texas (AP) — A man fatally stabbed three people, including a 13-year-old girl, in a small central Texas city early Friday before leading officers on a car chase and eventually being arrested, police said.Sheriff's deputies in San Saba, a community...

Grief, anger and calls for action after shooting in Germany

By DAVID McHUGH and FRANK JORDANS | February 21, 2020

HANAU, Germany (AP) — Gokhan Gultekin’s juggling act was in many ways typical of Hanau’s Turkish community: taking care of frail parents, hustling to work at a late-night cafe, making some cash on the side at a second job and attending Friday prayers...

Iranians vote in parliament elections favoring conservatives

By NASSER KARIMI | February 21, 2020

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians voted for a new parliament Friday, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran's leadership as sanctions weigh on the economy and U.S. pressure isolates the country diplomatically.The disqualification of more...

Students’ arrest over slur prompts review of ridicule law

By DAVE COLLINS | February 21, 2020

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Free speech concerns that were raised following the arrests of two University of Connecticut students accused of saying a racial slur have led state legislators to consider repealing a century-old law that bans ridicule based...

Arizona governor pulls immigration plan amid business revolt

By BOB CHRISTIE | February 21, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey spent much of his first term working to repair the damage to the state's reputation caused by a 2010 tough-on-immigrants law known as SB 1070 that his predecessor signed.That changed this year when the second-term...

US, Taliban truce takes effect, setting stage for peace deal

By KATHY GANNON and MATTHEW LEE | February 21, 2020

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A temporary truce between the United States and the Taliban took effect on Friday, setting the stage for the two sides to sign a peace deal next week aimed at ending 18 years of war in Afghanistan and bringing U.S. troops home.If successfully...

Inmate says in letter that he killed 2 molesters in prison

February 21, 2020

CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — A California inmate serving a life sentence for murder confessed in a letter that he beat to death two child molesterswith another inmate's cane hours after a prison counselor ignored his urgent warning that he might become violent.In...

Bloomberg struggles to respond to politics of #MeToo era

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE and MARYCLAIRE DALE | February 21, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Bloomberg's name last appeared on a ballot a decade before #MeToo transformed cultural mores surrounding sexual harassment and the treatment of women. As he campaigns for the presidency, the 78-year-old billionaire is struggling...

Slovaks mark anniversary of slayings of journalist, fiancee

February 21, 2020

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Thousands of people rallied in Bratislava and across Slovakia on Friday to mark the second anniversary of the slayings of an investigative reporter and his fiancee.Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova were shot dead in their...

Wrestler adds to abuse allegations against university doctor

By LARRY LAGE, DAVID EGGERT, KATHLEEN FOODY, and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | February 21, 2020

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — An Olympic wrestler has accused a University of Michigan doctor of touching him inappropriately during medical exams at the school and said the physician's reputation for such conduct was well known among his teammates.Andy...