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President Donald Trump speaks during an event with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Netanyahu to push West Bank annexation plan on Sunday

Jan. 28, 2020 2:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's spokesman says the Israeli leader will ask his Cabinet on Sunday to approve his plan to annex parts of the West Bank. Jonathan Urich made the announcement on Twitter late Tuesday, shortly after Netanyahu joined President Donald Trump for the unveiling...

Former National security adviser John Bolton leaves his home in Bethesda, Md. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. President Donald Trump's legal team is raising a broad-based attack on the impeachment case against him even as it mostly brushes past allegations in a new book that could undercut a key defense argument at the Senate trial. Former national security adviser John Bolton writes in a manuscript that Trump wanted to withhold military aid from Ukraine until it committed to helping with investigations into Democratic rival Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Trump team: Impeachment not about 'unsourced manuscripts'

Jan. 28, 2020 2:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's legal team neared the end of his impeachment trial defense Tuesday, painting him and his aides as hounded by investigation and taking a dismissive swipe at an unpublished book by John Bolton that is said to contradict a key defense argument. “It is not a...

Passengers wear protective face masks arrive at the high speed train station in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Hong Kong's leader has announced that all rail links to mainland China will be cut starting Friday as fears grow about the spread of a new virus. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

US, others prepare evacuations as virus spreads from China

Jan. 28, 2020 9:36 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The United States and several other nations prepared Tuesday to airlift citizens out of a Chinese city at the center of a virus outbreak that has killed more than 100 people. Hong Kong's leader said it will cut all rail links to mainland China and halve the number of flights as authorities...

This Jan. 27, 2020, photo, provided by Dr. Khamis Hassan Bakari of Tanzania, shows him posing for a photo in Wuhan, China. Bakari is among more than 4,000 African students in the Chinese city of 11 million people, and has been sending updates on social media about the outbreak of a new virus to the more than 400 other Tanzanian students in Wuhan, as China’s astonishing lockdown of more than 30 million people continues. (Khamis Hassan Bakari via AP)

'Like I'm trapped': Africans in China lockdown see no escape

Jan. 28, 2020 11:13 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The normally bustling supermarket in Wuhan was deserted, looking more foreign than ever. Khamis Hassan Bakari walked the aisles and saw just two other shoppers, and fear sank in. “Everybody is scared. Scared of seeing anyone,” the 39-year-old Tanzanian doctor said, as...

Fans pay respect at a memorial for Kobe Bryant near Staples Center Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Pilot of Bryant helicopter tried to avoid heavy fog

Jan. 28, 2020 2:09 PM EST

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — The veteran pilot whose helicopter plunged into a Los Angeles-area hillside, killing Kobe Bryant and eight others, had tried to avoid fog so heavy that it had grounded police choppers, authorities said. But even experienced pilots may have only seconds to act when they are blinded...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prince Andrew accompanies Queen Elizabeth II to attend a church service at St Mary the Virgin, in Hillington, England. A U.S. prosecutor overseeing the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking investigation said Monday, Jan 27, 2020 that Britain's Prince Andrew has been uncooperative in the inquiry so far. Speaking at a news conference outside Epstein's New York mansion, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, said prosecutors and the FBI had contacted Prince Andrew's lawyers and asked to interview him. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)

New pressure on Prince Andrew to help Epstein investigation

Jan. 28, 2020 11:43 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The pressure on Britain’s disgraced Prince Andrew increased Tuesday after the revelation by U.S. authorities that he has failed to cooperate with the FBI’s investigation into his ties with the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Lawyer Lisa Bloom, who represents five of...

In this Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 photo made available by the Lake County Sheriff's Office, Wolfgang Halbig is under arrest. Halbig who repeatedly harassed parents of shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School was arrested and charged Monday for possessing the identification of one of the parents, authorities said. (Lake County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Sandy Hook denier charged with having victim's dad's ID info

Jan. 28, 2020 11:40 AM EST

SORRENTO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who repeatedly harassed parents of shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School has been arrested for possessing the identification of one of the parents, authorities said. Wolfgang Halbig, 73, was arrested Monday on a charge that he was in unlawful possession of...

In this Jan. 20, 2020 photo, former New York City Mayor, and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg walks with supporters along the route of the Little Rock

Bloomberg creates a parallel presidential race. Can he win?

Jan. 28, 2020 12:35 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — When the leading Democratic presidential candidates marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by linking arms and marching through South Carolina's capital, Michael Bloomberg was nowhere near the early primary state. The former New York mayor was instead in Arkansas, tossing out candy at...

FILE - This July 24, 2018, file photo shows a portion of the 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return form. The IRS began accepting and processing tax returns for individuals on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

What to know for year two of the Trump tax plan

Jan. 28, 2020 3:34 AM EST

It’s that time again. The IRS began accepting and processing tax returns for individuals on Monday. Last year’s filing season was an adjustment for taxpayers and industry professionals alike as it was the first under a massive overhaul of federal tax law. While this year’s season is...

FILE - This Oct. 2, 2019 file photo shows musician Huey Lewis posing for a portrait in New York. The 69-year-old frontman for Huey Lewis & The News has a new album

Huey Lewis pushes past hearing pain to keep making music

Jan. 28, 2020 11:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s mixed news when it comes to Huey Lewis these days. The good part is that the '80s hitmaker and his band have their first new album in 19 years and a jukebox stage musical. The bad news? He might not be able to hear all of it. The 69-year-old frontman for Huey Lewis & The...

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Ex-mail carrier sentenced in scheme to deliver pot packages

Jan. 28, 2020 2:34 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former postal service worker convicted of intercepting packages of marijuana and delivering them to a drug dealer in return for cash payments has been sentenced to three years of probation. Fred Rivers, 48, of Newark, will also have to serve one year of home confinement under the...

Powerful earthquake hits between Cuba and Jamaica

Jan. 28, 2020 2:32 PM EST
HAVANA (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake has struck south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica. It was centered 117 kilometers (73 miles) northwest of Lucea, Jamaica. It's not immediately clear if there are damage or injuries

Palestinian president says 'a thousand no's' to Trump peace plan

Jan. 28, 2020 2:31 PM EST
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian president says 'a thousand no's' to Trump peace plan.

Prisoner captured after brief escape at New Jersey airport

Jan. 28, 2020 2:31 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A prisoner briefly escaped Tuesday while he was being detained by federal Customs and Border Protection officers at a New Jersey airport, authorities said. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police said the escape occurred around 11:30 a.m. at an undisclosed site in Terminal C at...

$165,000 at stake: Wyoming-Idaho sled dog race begins Friday

Jan. 28, 2020 2:29 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — An annual sled dog race through Wyoming and Idaho begins Friday. The first day of the 25th annual Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race is for show. Teams will run through downtown Jackson and finish at a park on the south side of town. From there, racers go to Alpine, Pinedale, Kemmerer,...

Road at waterfront park closed to vehicles due to erosion

Jan. 28, 2020 2:28 PM EST

JAMESTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A loop road that goes around a lighthouse at a Rhode Island state park has become so dangerously eroded that is it being closed to vehicular traffic, state environmental officials announced Tuesday. The road surrounding the lighthouse at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown will be...

Palestinian protesters chant angry slogans during a protest against the U.S. Mideast peace plan, in Gaza City, Monday, Jan. 28, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump is set to unveil his administration's much-anticipated Mideast peace plan in the latest U.S. venture to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Hamas rejects 'conspiracies' as Trump unveils Mideast plan

Jan. 28, 2020 2:27 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A senior Hamas official said Tuesday that the Islamic militant group rejects the "conspiracies" announced by the U.S. and Israel and that "all options are open" in responding to the Trump administration's newly unveiled peace plan, which heavily favors Israel. “We are...

Woman who helped man who killed his fiancee gets 3 years

Jan. 28, 2020 2:27 PM EST

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (AP) — A woman who was having an affair with a Colorado man and helped him after he beat his fiancee to death with a baseball bat was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison. Krystal Lee, 33, acknowledged in February 2019 that she helped clean up the bloody crime scene after Patrick...

Powerful earthquake strikes between Cuba and Jamaica

Jan. 28, 2020 2:27 PM EST
HAVANA (AP) — Powerful earthquake strikes between Cuba and Jamaica.
Palestinian hold a poster showing U.S. President Donald Trump as they protest the American peace plan in Bethlehem, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington Sunday night vowing to

The Latest: Opposing party throws support to Netanyahu plan

Jan. 28, 2020 2:26 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's release of its Mideast peace plan (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Israel’s Blue and White party, the largest in the Knesset and the chief opposition to Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud, is throwing its support behind the Trump peace plan. The...