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People queue up waiting to purchase face masks outside a shop in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 6,000 people in the mainland and more than a dozen other countries. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

UAE confirms first case of new Chinese virus in Mideast

Jan. 29, 2020 12:44 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday confirmed the first case of the new Chinese virus that causes flu-like symptoms in the Mideast. The UAE’s state-run WAM news agency made the announcement citing the Health Ministry. It said that the infected person had come...

A Japanese chartered plane carrying evacuees from Wuhan, China, landed at Haneda international airport in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Deaths rise to 132 in China outbreak as foreigners leave

Jan. 29, 2020 12:42 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Countries began evacuating their citizens Wednesday from the Chinese city hardest-hit by an outbreak of a new virus that has killed 132 people and infected more than 6,000 on the mainland and abroad. A Japanese flight carrying evacuees home included four people with coughs and fevers. The...

Workers unload canisters of disinfectant from a truck in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Hong Kong's leader announced Tuesday that all rail links to mainland China will be cut starting Friday as fears grow about the spread of a new virus. (Chinatopix via AP)

New virus infects more than 6,000 in China, other countries

Jan. 28, 2020 11:50 PM EST

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 6,000 people in the mainland and more than a dozen other countries. Some details on cases confirmed as of Wednesday morning in Beijing: — China: 5,974 cases on the mainland. In addition, Hong Kong has eight cases and Macao has five. Nearly all of...

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks at a news conference about the federal government's response to a virus outbreak originating in China, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Washington. Standing alongside Azar are National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, from left, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield and National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease Director Nancy Messonnier. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

US beefs up screening of travelers for new virus from China

Jan. 28, 2020 11:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials offered a reality check Tuesday about the scary new virus from China: They're expanding screenings of international travelers and taking other precautions but for now, they insist the risk to Americans is very low. “At this point Americans should not worry for...

Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Shares are mostly higher in Asia after a rebound on Wall Street that reversed most losses from a sell-off the day before. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian shares mostly higher after rebound on Wall Street

Jan. 28, 2020 11:47 PM EST

Shares advanced in most Asian markets on Wednesday after a rebound on Wall Street that reversed most losses from a sell-off the day before. Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 2.4%, to 27,289.55 after reopening from Lunar New Year holidays, while other Chinese markets remained closed. The U.S. rally overnight snapped...

A Japanese chartered plane carrying evacuees from Wuhan, China, landed at Haneda international airport in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Countries on Wednesday began evacuating their citizens from the Chinese city hardest-hit by an outbreak of a new virus. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Japanese evacuation flight brings back workers from Wuhan

Jan. 28, 2020 11:01 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The first group of Japanese evacuees from a virus-hit Chinese city arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday, wearing masks but showing a sense of relief. Four of the 206 evacuees reportedly had cough and fever and were taken to a designated Tokyo hospital specializing in treating infectious diseases. The...

Japanese officials say 4 evacuees on flight from Chinese city of Wuhan have cough and fever and were taken to hospital

Jan. 28, 2020 10:38 PM EST
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials say 4 evacuees on flight from Chinese city of Wuhan have cough and fever and were taken to hospital.
Wearing surgical masks, Takeo Aoyama, center left, an employee at Nippon Steel Corp.’s subsidiary in Wuhan, China, and Takayuki Kato, center right, an employee at an information and communications technology company Intec, speak to journalists after returning home by a Japanese chartered plane at Haneda international airport in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Japan on Wednesday began evacuating their citizens from the Chinese city hardest-hit by an outbreak of a new virus. Aoyama said more than 400 Japanese people wishing to return to Japan are in Wuhan. (AP Photo/Haruka Nuga)

The Latest: Australia and New Zealand to evacuate citizens

Jan. 28, 2020 10:14 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China: 11: 15 a.m. Australia and New Zealand will work together to evacuate their isolated and vulnerable citizens from China’s virus-hit Hubei province. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday could not say how many or how...

FILE - In this March 23, 2016 file photo, British futures trader Navinder Singh Sarao leaves after the ruling in his extradition hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court in London. A U.S. judge on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, sentenced Navinder Singh Sarao, a socially awkward math whiz-turned-futures trader who helped trigger a U.S. stock market

Autistic futures trader who triggered crash spared prison

Jan. 28, 2020 9:53 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. judge Tuesday sentenced a socially awkward math whiz-turned-futures trader who earned tens of millions of dollars over several years and helped trigger a U.S. stock market “flash crash” from his parents’ suburban London home to time served and a year's home...

A group of New Mexico sheriffs stand outside the New Mexico Senate in Santa Fe, N..M., on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2019, before a committee debates proposals on gun control and legalizing marijuana. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

New Mexico recreational pot legalization passes 1st test

Jan. 28, 2020 8:42 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democrat-backed bill to legalize recreational marijuana businesses in all towns and counties across New Mexico passed its first test late Tuesday amid heighten interested from businesses and health care advocates. The Senate Public Affairs Committee voted 4-3 along party lines to...