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Italy tries to contain virus as isolated towns hunker down

By PAOLO SANTALUCIA, GIADA ZAMPANO, and NICOLE WINFIELD | February 24, 2020

CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — Police manned checkpoints around quarantined towns in Italy's north on Monday and residents stocked up on food as the country became the focal point of the outbreak in Europe and fears of its cross-border spread.Croatia, Hungary...

UK faces another fierce storm; 2 found dead in rough seas

By PAN PYLAS | February 15, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Rescuers pulled two male bodies from rough seas off the coast of southeast England and military personnel mobilized to help build flood barriers Saturday as a second straight weekend of stormy weather wreaked havoc across Britain.The fourth...

Pence pokes fun at slow caucus count while in South Carolina

By MEG KINNARD | February 13, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — While not technically a campaign visit, Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday made a trip to South Carolina an opportunity to rail on Democrats for their failed attempt to oust President Donald Trump from office and for having...

Macron to get hybrid car as France steps up climate fight

February 12, 2020

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's government announced a raft of plans Wednesday to curb its carbon emissions, including getting a new hybrid-engine armored car for the French leader.Other new steps include an annual bonus of 200 euros...

Hurricane-force winds pound UK and Europe, upend travel

By SHEILA NORMAN-CULP | February 10, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Storm Ciara battered the U.K. and northern Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains Sunday, halting flights and trains and producing heaving seas that closed down ports. Soccer games, farmers' markets and cultural events were...

Rains cause flooding, evacuations in western Washington

By MARTHA BELLISLE | February 6, 2020

ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — Heavy rains sent a creek over a major roadway and into an apartment building east of Seattle on Thursday.Amanda Amphett, a resident of the Park Shore Apartments in Issaquah, said Issaquah Creek reached their parking lot late Wednesday...

Hong Kong reports virus death as workers strike at hospitals

By KEN MORITSUGU | February 4, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong hospitals cut services as thousands of medical workers went on strike for a second day Tuesday to demand the border with mainland China be shut completely. The new virus caused its first death in the semi-autonomous territory,...

The Latest: Dems say delay due to coding error, results soon

February 4, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses (all times local):8:45 a.m.The Iowa Democratic Party says delays in reporting the outcome of Monday's caucuses were due to a coding issue that has been fixed. The party says...

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...

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