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A man wearing a face mask rides a nearly empty subway train in Beijing, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. The new virus accelerated its spread in China, and the U.S. Consulate in the epicenter of the outbreak, the central city of Wuhan, announced Sunday it will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Virus death toll in China rises as US prepares evacuation

Jan. 26, 2020 8:33 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China with 80 deaths so far, while the U.S. Consulate in the city at the epicenter announced it will evacuate its personnel and some other Americans aboard a charter flight. China's health minister...

Shoppers wearing face masks pay for their groceries at a supermarket in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. The virus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan, already on lockdown, banned most vehicle use downtown and Hong Kong said it would close schools for two weeks as authorities scrambled Saturday to stop the spread of an illness that is known to have infected more than 1,200 people and killed 41, according to officials.  (Chinatopix via AP)

Xi calls situation grave as China scrambles to contain virus

Jan. 25, 2020 6:47 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's leader on Saturday called the accelerating spread of a new virus a grave situation, as cities from the outbreak's epicenter in central China to Hong Kong scrambled to contain an illness that has infected more than 1,200 people and killed 41. President Xi Jinping's remarks, reported...

U.S. President Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump, right, arrive at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum is taking place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

The Latest: WTO chief says debate over trade rules will last

Jan. 22, 2020 1:31 PM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 7:25 p.m. The head of the World Trade Organization says an ongoing debate over special exemptions granted to China and India because they are still considered developing countries “is not going...

Riot police detain protesters calling for electoral reforms and a boycott of the Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Hong Kong has been wracked by often violent anti-government protests since June, although they have diminished considerably in scale following a landslide win by opposition candidates in races for district councilors late last year. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Thousands-strong Hong Kong protest cut short by clashes

Jan. 19, 2020 9:22 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Clashes broke out between protesters and police in Hong Kong on Sunday, cutting short a rally after thousands had gathered at a park to call for electoral reforms and a boycott of the Chinese Communist Party. Police fired tear gas near the park, known as Chater Garden, after some...

The pens that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., will use to sign the resolution to transmit the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for trial on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. . (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

10 Things to Know for Today

Jan. 16, 2020 6:12 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. STRIKING VISUALS WILL RULE THE DAY Chief Justice John Roberts and House prosecutors will make appearances in the Senate chamber and Roberts will swear in the senators who act as jurors in Trump’s...

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a question and answer session at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Hong Kong leader says special status can endure beyond 2047

Jan. 16, 2020 5:34 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam said Thursday that the ''one country, two systems'' framework under which the city enjoys freedoms unknown in China could continue after a 2047 deadline if loyalty to Beijing is upheld. Lam’s comments at the Legislative Council appeared to be an...

Protesters wave flags that read

Hong Kong rally seeks voting rights, international support

Jan. 12, 2020 6:02 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — More than a thousand people attended a rally in Hong Kong on Sunday to urge people and governments abroad to support the city's pro-democracy movement and oppose China's ruling Communist Party. Representatives of allied activist groups from Canada, Europe and Taiwan made remarks and led...

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a news conference at the Office of the Chief Executive in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Lam said the city faces multiple challenges in the new year, including “violence, economic tribulation and a health scare

Hong Kong leader says new year will be a challenging one

Jan. 7, 2020 1:44 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Tuesday that the city faces multiple challenges in the new year, including violence, economic tribulation and a health scare as anti-government protests enter their eighth month. But the government is determined to overcome these challenges, Lam...

In this Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, photo released by Hong Kong Government Information Service, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, second from right, accompanied by Secretary for Food and Health, Prof. Sophia Chan, right, reviews the health surveillance measures by officers of the Port Health Division at West Kowloon Station in Hong Kong. Hong Kong authorities activated a newly created “serious response

Hong Kong steps up response to mystery disease from China

Jan. 4, 2020 7:44 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities activated a newly created “serious response" level as fears spread about a mysterious infectious disease that may have been brought back by visitors to a mainland Chinese city. Eight possible cases have been reported of a viral pneumonia that has also infected...

Police arrive on a street laid with bricks by protesters in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Hong Kong toned down its New Year’s celebrations amid the protests that began in June and which have dealt severe blows to the city’s retail, tourism and nightlife sectors. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Police, protesters clash in New Year's rally in Hong Kong

Jan. 1, 2020 10:31 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people packed Hong Kong streets for an annual New Year's Day protest march as the monthslong pro-democracy movement extended into 2020 with further violence between police and demonstrators. Police said they arrested some 400 people for unlawful assembly and...