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Markets tank on concern about virus impact on world economy

By ELAINE KURTENBACH | February 24, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares skidded, oil prices sank and the price of gold surged on Monday as the number of people infected or killed by the viral outbreak that began in China surged, heaping more uncertainty on the economic outlook.The decline promises...

Sanders would use wealth tax for universal child care, pre-K

February 24, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) —Bernie Sanders has joined fellow progressive Elizabeth Warren in proposing that a “wealth tax” can fiance government-funded child care from infancy through age 3 for every American family, then provide universal pre-kindergarten...

2020 Watch: Why are there 8 candidates still in the race?

By STEVE PEOPLES | February 24, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:———Days to South Carolina primary: 5Days to Super Tuesday: 8Days to general election: 253———THE NARRATIVEBernie Sanders has...

UN chief issues 7-point ‘call to action’ on human rights

February 24, 2020

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the United Nations issued a “call to action” on Monday to countries, businesses and all people to help renew and revive human rights across the globe, laying out a seven-point plan amid concerns about climate change, conflict...

Skeptic of world being round dies in California rocket crash

February 24, 2020

BARSTOW, Calif. (AP) — A California man who said he wanted to fly to the edge of outer space to see if the world is round has died after his home-built rocket blasted off into the desert sky and plunged back to earth.“Mad" Mike Hughes was killed on...

Karlsson’s hat trick, Theodore’s OT goal lift Knights in OT

By JOE REEDY | February 24, 2020

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — William Karlsson and the Vegas Golden Knights have the NHL's longest current winning streak, and they've built it in all sorts of ways.Blowing a two-goal lead in the third period wasn't what they had in mind. No matter — no...

New Army training team heads to Africa

By LOLITA C. BALDOR | February 24, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army, for the first time, will send soldiers from one of its new training brigades to Africa in the coming weeks, expanding the use of the new specialized units as the Pentagon looks at possible troop cuts on the continent.The...

Flames start road trip with 4-2 win over Red Wings

By NOAH TRISTER | February 23, 2020

DETROIT (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan scored in the first period, and the Calgary Flames started their road trip with a win, beating the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Sunday night.Andrew Mangiapane scored Calgary's last two goals, one of which...

Holiday, Williamson keep Pelicans rolling in 115-101 win

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN | February 23, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Zion Williamson has been a dominant force on the court for New Orleans since making his NBA debut a month ago. Against Golden State, the heralded rookie made his biggest impact in the locker room with a halftime speech that provided...

Asian shares take hit as new virus cases jump outside China

By ELAINE KURTENBACH | February 23, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares skidded in Asia on Monday after reports of a surge in new virus cases outside China. The decline followed a sell-off Friday on Wall Street.South Korea's Kospi dropped 3% to 2,098.37, while the S&P ASX/200 in Sydnay lost 2.3%...

Gilgeous-Alexander, Adams lead Thunder past Spurs

By CLIFF BRUNT | February 23, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was surly, even by his standards, during his postgame media session.It was easy to see why.Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Steven Adams added 21 points and 14 rebounds...

Stanford cruises past Washington State 75-57

By WILL FERGUSON | February 23, 2020

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Oscar da Silva scored 19 points and Daejon Davis added 17 to lead Stanford to a 75-57 victory over Washington State Sunday night, keeping the Cardinals' hopes of an at large big for the NCAA tournament alive.Stanford (18-9, 7-7...