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Pedestrians wear protective masks as they walk through a shopping district in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Japan's government said Thursday a man treated for pneumonia after returning from China has tested positive for the new coronavirus identified as a possible cause of an outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak

Jan. 19, 2020 1:10 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Seventeen more people in central China have been diagnosed with a new form of viral pneumonia that has killed two patients and placed other countries on alert as millions of Chinese travel for Lunar New Year holidays. In total, 62 cases of the novel coronavirus have been identified in the...

Indiana paramedic buys sensory bags for kids with autism

Jan. 19, 2020 12:01 AM EST

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A few months ago, Matt Kodicek saw a Facebook post about firefighter paramedic Eric Henry in Springboro, Ohio. The Clearcreek Fire District firefighter brought sensory bags to the department to help respond to calls where there are children who have autism, a cause close to Henry...

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry loses the ball as he falls while teammate Marc Gasol (33) and Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) look on in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

VanVleet scores 29 in return as Raptors beat Wolves 122-112

Jan. 18, 2020 11:44 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fred VanVleet knew he was on a minutes restriction as he made his return from a hamstring injury after missing five games. The Raptors guard tried not to think much about it while on the court. Instead, he made the most of the minutes he did play. VanVleet led Toronto with 29 points as...

FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo, U.S. Border Patrol agents walk down the hallway of a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection temporary facility near the Donna International Bridge in Donna, Texas. The U.S. government says it will deport a Honduran mother and her two sick children, both of whom are currently hospitalized, to Guatemala as soon as it can get them medically cleared to travel, according to court documents and the family’s advocates. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

US seeks to deport Honduran mom, sick children to Guatemala

Jan. 18, 2020 8:20 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government says it will deport a Honduran mother and her two sick children, both of whom are currently hospitalized, to Guatemala as soon as it can get them medically cleared to travel, according to court documents and the family’s advocates. The family’s advocates...

Puppy at Texas animal shelter tests positive for rabies

Jan. 18, 2020 5:20 PM EST

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials say a 6-month-old puppy at an animal shelter in Stephenville has tested positive for rabies and anyone who interacted with the dog should be tested. The Texas Department of State Health Services said in a news release that the tan and white lab mix was...

Sobriety brought together 4 victims of Montana plane crash

Jan. 18, 2020 1:25 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — For Mikel Peterson, Jan. 11 was supposed be a chance at a better life. Since he was a teenager in Billings, Peterson, 35, had struggled with addiction. Within the last few months his older sister Stacie Peterson said she noticed a change in her younger brother, as he talked with...

Georgia agency gets $166,000 grant to buy child car seats

Jan. 18, 2020 12:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia agency says dozens of counties statewide will share $166,000 in grant money to buy child car seats. The Georgia Department of Public Health said in a news release that car seats will be distributed among 107 counties using money awarded from the Child Passenger Safety Mini Grant...

St. Louis donations wipe away $13 million in medical debt

Jan. 18, 2020 11:32 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thousands of St. Louis-area families were freed from a major financial burden thanks to a charitable effort that is increasingly popular among churches and other organizations trying to help the needy — eliminating medical debt. Money raised at more than a dozen United Church of...

Despite being born with dwarfism, a condition that prevents him from ever growing taller than 4 feet, 8 inches, Cedar Crest junior Bailey Pennypacker is a key member of the school's wrestling team. (Pat Huggins/Lebanon Daily News via AP)

Wrestler fights off physical limitation, thrives on the mat

Jan. 18, 2020 11:28 AM EST

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — With its significant physical and mental challenges, wrestling is not a sport for the faint-hearted. Nor, it would seem, is wrestling a sport for someone who stands just 4 feet, 5 inches tall and won't get much bigger because of dwarfism, a condition that limits the growth of a person....

Director: Montana VA wait times down, expansion underway

Jan. 18, 2020 11:09 AM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Patient wait times have improved at the VA Montana Health Care System and an expansion is underway at the medical center at Fort Harrison, according to the system's new director. Dr. Judy Hayman said in a recent speech updating the state of the Montana VA system that staffing is nearly...