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In this photo taken on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, medical workers disinfect rooms in the sanatorium after quarantine period has ended in Bogandinsky in the Tyumen region, about 2150 kilometers (1344 miles) east of Moscow, Russia. 144 people who were evacuated from the epicenter of the CONVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, and were released from a 14-day quarantine in western Siberia. None of them tested positive for the virus. Russian authorities are going to great lengths to prevent the new coronavirus from spreading in the capital and elsewhere.(AP Photo/Maxim Slutsky)

Moscow targets Chinese with raids amid virus fears

Feb. 23, 2020 2:29 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Bus drivers in Moscow kept their WhatsApp group chat buzzing with questions this week about what to do if they spotted passengers who might be from China riding with them in the Russian capital. “Some Asian-looking (people) have just got on. Probably Chinese. Should I call (the...

Turkish backed rebel fighters take positions near the village of Neirab in Idlib province, Syria, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Two Turkish soldiers were killed Thursday by an airstrike in northwestern Syria, according to Turkey's Defense Ministry, following a large-scale attack by Ankara-backed opposition forces that targeted Syrian government troops. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)

Syria reopens highway linking largest cities after 8 years

Feb. 22, 2020 12:15 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The highway that links the Syrian capital with the northern city of Aleppo is open for public use for the first time in nearly eight years after government forces recently captured parts of it that had been held by insurgents, the transportation minister said Saturday. The reopening...

Cargo ships sit at anchor on English Bay, in Vancouver, on Thursday, February 20, 2020. Rail blockades across the country have led to an increase in the number of cargo ships waiting to load or unload according to the Port of Vancouver. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadian PM Trudeau says rail blockades have to end

Feb. 21, 2020 10:44 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday indigenous barricades that are blocking rail service across Canada and hurting the economy have to come down now. Trudeau said that court injunctions must be obeyed and that the situation is unacceptable and untenable and every attempt at dialogue...

Jury selection began Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in the trial of Jeremy Christian, accused of killing two men and slashing another in 2017 on a Portland, Oregon, MAX train after they confronted Christian while he was shouting racist slurs at two teenage girls. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)

Man guilty of killing 2 who tried to stop his slurs on train

Feb. 21, 2020 8:54 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of fatally stabbing two people who prosecutors say tried to stop his racist tirade against two young black women on a Portland, Oregon, commuter train was convicted of murder Friday after an emotional trial that featured testimony from both women and the sole survivor of...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, a Moran tugboat nears the stern of the capsizing vessel Golden Ray near St. Simons Sound off the coast of Georgia. The salvage team salvage team is seeking a federal permit to surround the shipwreck with a giant mesh barrier to contain any debris when they cut the ship apart. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

Judge questions plan to remove capsized ship in huge chunks

Feb. 21, 2020 6:09 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered attorneys for the U.S. Coast Guard and a maritime salvage company to answer detailed questions about plans to remove an overturned cargo ship on the Georgia coast by sawing it into eight enormous chunks. The salvage firm Donjon-SMIT filed suit Feb. 13...

Kansas is dropping parents of crash victims from lawsuit

Feb. 21, 2020 1:08 PM EST

Kansas has dropped the parents of two sisters killed in a crash from a lawsuit seeking to recoup $116,832 for repairs to a highway barrier damaged in the wreck. The Kansas Department of Transportation said Thursday that “legal action to recover highway damages after accidents is routine” but that...

Loaded gun found at TF Green Airport checkpoint

Feb. 21, 2020 12:23 PM EST

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Florida woman was arrested at Rhode Island's main airport after Transportation Security Administration officers found a small loaded handgun in her handbag, the agency said. TSA officers at T.F. Green Airport found the 5-inch Derringer in the checkpoint X-ray machine on Thursday and...

Mom helps 2 men rescue truck driver days after giving birth

Feb. 21, 2020 11:29 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana woman who had given birth just a few days earlier said her instincts kicked in when she stopped along a highway to help save a driver who was on fire after his tanker truck loaded with jet fuel burst into flames. Holly McNally, 35, had just left a hospital's neointensive care...

FILE  - In this Aug. 28, 2018 file photo, welders work on Iowa-side columns for the new Interstate 74 bridge in Bettendorf, Iowa. In the midst of an election year, President Donald Trump has outlined a new $1 trillion infrastructure plan. This time, the Republican president is proposing to rely fully on federal spending to reach his goal, a fundamental change that is praised by some state transportation officials and industry groups, even though Trump's proposal doesn't spell out how to pay for it all. (Todd Mizener/The Dispatch – The Rock Island Argus via AP, File)

Trump tries new approach for $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Feb. 21, 2020 10:19 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — As a presidential candidate in 2016, Donald Trump promised a $1 trillion infrastructure plan that would use tax incentives to spur private investment in public works projects. He has so far failed to persuade Congress to pass anything like that. In another election year, Trump...

Cars of a passenger train are derailed in Wallan, Victoria, Australia, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. The train heading from Sydney to Melbourne, carrying 160 passengers and crew, derailed late Thursday, killing two operators. (David Crosling/AAP Image via AP)

Passenger train partly derails in Australia, killing 2

Feb. 21, 2020 2:15 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Several cars on a passenger train derailed in southeastern Australia, killing two operators and injuring 12 other people, police said. The train was heading from Sydney to Melbourne late Thursday when part of it came off the tracks in Victoria state near Wallan. The two dead were the pilot...