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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Asian shares are mostly higher as health authorities around the world move to monitor and contain a deadly virus outbreak in China and keep it from spreading globally. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian shares higher despite growing impact of China virus

Jan. 23, 2020 12:42 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday as health authorities around the world moved to monitor and contain a deadly virus outbreak in China and keep it from spreading globally. China and other nations have ramped up screenings for fever on aircraft and at airports in measures that...

Georgia Tech guard Michael Devoe (0), center, fights Louisville guard Lamarr Kimble (0), right, and guard Darius Perry (2) for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

No. 6 Louisville rallies, then survives Georgia Tech 68-64

Jan. 22, 2020 10:54 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Malik Williams' latest stretch-run heroics for Louisville demanded athleticism, timing — and some resilience. Williams had 13 points off the bench and grabbed two late rebounds leading to three free throws in the final 23 seconds, helping the No. 6 Cardinals hold off Georgia...

Anti-government protesters throw stones at the riot police during ongoing protests in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.  Lebanon's new government has held its first meeting a day after it was formed following a three-month political vacuum. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Lebanese Cabinet faces multiple challenges, growing unrest

Jan. 22, 2020 6:56 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's new government made up of appointees nominated by the Shiite group Hezbollah and its allies got down to business Wednesday, a day after it was formed. Questions arose immediately about its ability to halt spiraling violence and economic and financial collapse. As the government...

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial quickly burst into a partisan fight Tuesday as proceedings began unfolding at the Capitol. Democrats objected strongly to rules proposed by the Republican leader for compressed arguments and a speedy trial. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

10 Things to Know for Today

Jan. 22, 2020 7:45 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SENATE APPROVES RULES FOR IMPEACHMENT TRIAL Opening arguments will now be spread over three days, but Republicans reject Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose President Trump’s...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 file photo, anti-government protesters smash a bank widows, during ongoing protests against the Lebanese central bank's governor and against the deepening financial crisis, at Hamra trade street, in Beirut, Lebanon. For years, many Lebanese have lived beyond their means, supporting their out-sized spending with loans and remittances from diaspora relatives. A severe financial crisis and unprecedented capital controls have put a stop to this, uniting rich and poor in anger against a banking system they accuse of holding their deposits hostage. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Facing humiliating controls, Lebanese focus fury on banks

Jan. 22, 2020 1:34 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Before picking up cash from a downtown bank in Lebanon's capital, Mey Al Sayegh mentally braces herself for what would have been a routine trip before the country's crippling cash crunch. For starters, it will be at least an hour's wait in line before her turn comes. And if she's lucky,...

Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Shares advanced in early Asian trading after a slide in U.S. stocks Tuesday as a virus outbreak in China rattled global markets. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian shares higher after selloffs spurred by Chinese virus

Jan. 21, 2020 11:08 PM EST

Shares mostly rose in early Asian trading on Wednesday after a slide in U.S. stocks overnight as a virus outbreak in China rattled global markets. Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.6% to 24,013.15 and the Kospi in South Korea surged 0.8% to 2,256.95. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng jumped 0.8% to 28,216.78. The...

Jackson scores 20 to lead Akron over Miami (Ohio) 81-60

Jan. 21, 2020 9:45 PM EST

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Loren Cristian Jackson made four 3-pointers and scored 20 points, Xeyrius Willams made five 3s, scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Akron hit 14 of 24 3-pointers in beating Miami (Ohio) 81-60 on Tuesday night. Tyler Cheese scored 18 points and made five assists for the Zips...

How major stock indexes fared Tuesday

Jan. 21, 2020 5:13 PM EST

Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Tuesday after a virus outbreak in China rattled global markets. Banks, industrial and energy stocks accounted for a big share of the selling, outweghing gains in real estate stocks, utilities and household goods makers. Bond prices rose, sending yields lower. Investors are...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 26-Feb. 1

Jan. 21, 2020 12:32 PM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of of Jan. 26-Feb. 1. Jan. 26: Sports announcer-actor Bob Uecker is 85. Actor Scott Glenn is 81. Singer Jean Knight is 77. Actor Richard Portnow ("Trumbo," ''The Sopranos") is 73. Drummer Corky Laing of Mountain is 72. Actor David Strathairn is 71. Musician Lucinda Williams is 67....

Towson hands James Madison its 4th straight loss, 69-61

Jan. 18, 2020 4:05 PM EST

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Brian Fobbs scored 21 points and Towson was 20 of 21 from the free throw line to hold off James Madison, 69-61 in a Colonial Athletic Association battle Saturday afternoon. Fobbs, Nakye Sanders and Allen Betrand scored 40 of the Tiger' 47 second-half points. The loss is the fourth...