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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, fourth left, speaks with construction workers at the site of makeshit field hospital being built in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. China on Monday expanded its sweeping efforts to contain a deadly virus, extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection. (Li Tao/Xinhua via AP)

The Latest: No evidence new virus from China spreading in US

Jan. 27, 2020 1:36 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the new virus from China that has sickened thousands of people and killed dozens(all times local): 2:30 a.m: U.S. health officials say they have no evidence that the new virus from China is spreading in the U.S. and they believe the risk to Americans remains low. As of Monday,...

FILE - In this June 17, 2019 file photo, The Supreme Court in Washington. A divided Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to put in place a policy connecting the use of public benefits with whether immigrants could become permanent residents. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Justices allow enforcement of new green card rule

Jan. 27, 2020 1:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to put in place a policy connecting the use of public benefits with whether immigrants could become permanent residents. The new policy can be used to deny green cards to immigrants over their use of public benefits...

President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump, White House team dismiss Bolton book as 'false'

Jan. 27, 2020 1:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is disputing former national security adviser John Bolton's claims in his forthcoming book. Among the claims is an allegation that President...

A riot policeman pins down a female anti-government protester to search her while security forces try to disperse demonstrators during clashes in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Nighttime attack on US Embassy in Baghdad injured 1

Jan. 27, 2020 1:29 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — A top U.S. commander said on Monday mortars were used in an attack on the American embassy in Baghdad that injured one person and caused some material damage the previous night, not katyusha rockets as was initially reported by staffers and a statement from the military. Gen. Frank...

Supreme Court: Trump administration can enforce policy that could limit green cards to immigrants using public benefits

Jan. 27, 2020 1:27 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court: Trump administration can enforce policy that could limit green cards to immigrants using public benefits.
FILE - In this May 1, 2019 file photo, National security adviser John Bolton talks to reporters outside the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Why it Matters: Bolton revelations complicate Trump defense

Jan. 27, 2020 1:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Revelations from former national security adviser John Bolton’s upcoming book are adding some drama to the ongoing Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Some reasons they could be important: CONTRADICTS PRESIDENTIAL DEFENSE Bolton, who was ousted from his post last...

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, left listens to Michel Barnier, the EU's Brexit negotiator, during a press conference, outside the Government Buildings in Dublin, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020.  Ireland’s prime minister has warned Britain that Brexit is far from finished -- and the European Union will have the upper hand in upcoming negotiations on future relations between the two sides. (Damien Eagers/PA via AP)

Irish leader says EU to have stronger hand in UK trade talks

Jan. 27, 2020 1:22 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Ireland’s prime minister warned Britain on Monday that Brexit is far from finished -- and the European Union will have the stronger hand in upcoming negotiations on future relations between the two sides. Leo Varadkar said “we're only at halftime on Brexit,” as the...

This photo provided by Tariq Ghazniwal shows an aircraft that crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. The U.S. military says it is investigating reports of an airplane crash in Taliban-controlled territory in Afghanistan. U.S. Army Maj. Beth Riordan, a spokeswoman for U.S. Central Command, said that it remained unclear whose aircraft was involved in the crash. (Tariq Ghazniwal via AP)

US says mystery crash in Afghanistan was US army plane

Jan. 27, 2020 1:20 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An American military aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, the U.S. military said, adding that there were no indications so far it'd been brought down by enemy fire. The spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Col. Sonny Leggett, said that the military plane, a...

President Donald Trump pauses as he walks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump rally on Jersey shore shows loyalty beyond heartland

Jan. 27, 2020 1:16 PM EST

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is holding his next rally in a county with almost no factory jobs to save, a reliance on immigrant workers and an economy built in part by coastal elites who summer there. Cape May County on the southern tip of New Jersey reflects just how much loyalty Trump'...

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gives his annual address to the nation before members of the Constituent Assembly on the grounds of the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Ally of Venezuela's Maduro hires DC lobbyist to build ties

Jan. 27, 2020 1:16 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — An ally of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has agreed to spend $12.5 million to hire a lawyer and Washington lobbyist to ease U.S. sanctions and help reset bilateral relations as the U.S.-backed campaign to oust the socialist leader stalls, according to new filings posted Monday . The...