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Virus fears rise after Cambodia’s acceptance of cruise ship

By SOPHENG CHEANG, EILEEN NG, and GRANT PECK | February 17, 2020

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The feel-good story of how Cambodia allowed a cruise ship to dock after it was turned away elsewhere in Asia for fear of spreading a new disease took an unfortunate turn after a passenger later tested positive for the virus.News...

American cruise passengers quarantined at US military bases

By The Associated Press | February 17, 2020

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — More than 300 American cruise ship passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, were being quarantined at military bases in California and Texas on Monday after arriving from Japan on charter flights...

Museum’s Rembrandt knockoff turns out to be the real thing

February 17, 2020

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Thanks to modern technology and some expert detective work, a nearly 400-year-old painting that had long been attributed to an unknown artist in Rembrandt’s workshop has now been judged to have been a work of the Dutch master...

Americans who left cruise trade one quarantine for another

By MARI YAMAGUCHI | February 17, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Americans Cheryl and Paul Molesky decided to trade one coronavirus quarantine for another.The couple from Syracuse, New York, cut short a 14-day quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in a Japanese port to fly back to the United...

No handshakes: Viral outbreak spooks Asian places of worship

By JIM GOMEZ | February 16, 2020

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — In a popular Catholic church in the Philippines, nearly half of the pews were empty for Sunday Mass. The few hundred worshippers who showed up were asked to refrain from shaking others' hands or holding them during prayers...

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...

Bolsonaro addresses evangelicals amid Rio’s pre-Carnival

By DAVID BILLER | February 15, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro addressed tens of thousands of evangelicals on a Rio de Janeiro beach Saturday, telling them Brazil's government is working to restore morality in Latin America’s largest nation, just as pre-Carnival...

France announces 1st death of virus patient outside Asia

By ELAINE GANLEY | February 15, 2020

PARIS (AP) — France on Saturday reported the first death outside Asia of a person infected with the new virus from China, an 80-year-old Chinese tourist who two French hospitals initially turned away, and also reported a new confirmed case that brought...

In Alaska, rural living complicates access to Real ID

By BECKY BOHRER | February 15, 2020

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — For many Americans, going to a state motor vehicle office can be a tedious time suck.For people who live in rural Alaska's vast patchwork of communities not connected by roads, just getting to a DMV can be a lengthy and pricey...

New virus cases fall; WHO says China bought the world time

By YANAN WANG | February 15, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China reported 143 virus deaths and a dip in new cases Saturday while the head of the World Health Organization praised the country's efforts to contain the new disease, saying they have "bought the world time" and that other nations...

Cruise stranded by virus fears ends with roses in Cambodia

By SOPHENG CHEANG | February 14, 2020

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — After being stranded at sea for two weeks because five ports refused to allow their cruise ship to dock, the passengers of the MS Westerdam were anything but sure their ordeal was finally over.Then the authoritarian leader...

Haiti officials say 15 children died in residence fire


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A fire swept through a Haitian children's home run by a Pennsylvania-based religious nonprofit group, killing 15 children, officials said Friday.Rose-Marie Louis, a child-care worker at the home, told The Associated Press...