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Travelers wear face masks as they walk outside of the Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. China reported Monday a sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new coronavirus, including the first cases in the capital. The outbreak coincides with the country's busiest travel period, as millions board trains and planes for the Lunar New Year holidays. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Human-to-human transmission confirmed in China coronavirus

Jan. 20, 2020 7:51 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The head of a Chinese government expert team said Monday that human-to-human transmission has been confirmed in an outbreak of a new coronavirus, a development that raises the possibility that it could spread more quickly and widely. Team leader Zhong Nanshan, a respiratory expert, said two...

A journalist takes a closer look at the previously contested painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh, a 1889 self-portrait, of which the authenticity was confirmed during a press conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. The painting, which belongs to the National Museum in Norway, was painted at the Saint-Paul de Mausole psychiatric institution in Saint-Remy de Provence, France. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Experts say Vincent van Gogh self-portrait is genuine

Jan. 20, 2020 6:37 AM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — After years of doubts about its authenticity, experts in Amsterdam have confirmed that a Vincent van Gogh self-portrait was indeed painted by the Dutch master as he recovered in a French asylum from a mental breakdown. Van Gogh Museum researcher Louis van Tilborgh dispelled the doubts...

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...

A legacy shuttle drives by the EJI Legacy Pavilion, that features the faces of Civil Rights warriors, in Montgomery, Ala., on Friday January 17, 2020. The Pavilion, which houses the EJI ticket office, a gift shop, a restaurant, a coffee shop, civil rights displays and a shuttle stop for the Legacy Museum and the Peace and Justice Memorial opens on Saturday January 18, 2020. (Mickey Welsh/Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Alabama lynching memorial, museum expanding

Jan. 18, 2020 5:19 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The nation's first memorial to lynching victims is expanding. The Equal Justice Initiative on Saturday opened a new welcome center and exhibition space that will add to the existing lynching memorial and museum that documents the history of racial inequality in America. The...

In this photo taken early January 2020, and provided Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Wollemi pines tower above the forest floor in the Wollemi National Park, New South Wales, Australia. Specialist firefighters have saved the world's last remaining wild stand of a prehistoric tree from wildfires that razed forests west of Sydney. (NSW National Parks and Wildfire Service via AP)

Correction: Australia-Dinosaur Trees story

Jan. 18, 2020 4:21 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — In a story on Jan. 17, 2020, about specialist firefighters who have saved the world’s last remaining wild stand of a prehistoric tree from Australia's wildfires, The Associated Press erroneously reported the size of Wollemi National Park. It is 5,000 square kilometers...

Striking employees demonstrate outside the Louvre museum Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 in Paris. Paris' Louvre museum was closed Friday as dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to denounce the French government's plans to overhaul the pension system. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Protests close Louvre museum in Paris amid pension strikes

Jan. 17, 2020 7:34 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to the Louvre museum and forced the famous Paris landmark to close Friday while they denounced the French government's plans to overhaul the pension system. Protesters later chased down President Emmanuel Macron at an evening theater performance in...

Rockies to honor Larry Walker by retiring his jersey number

Jan. 17, 2020 4:14 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies will retire the jersey number of outfielder Larry Walker in a ceremony during the upcoming season. The Rockies announced Friday they will honor Walker on April 19 when they play another one of Walker's former teams, the St. Louis Cardinals. Walker's No. 33 will be...

FILE - In this June 10, 2015 file photo, tourists stand on the street in Magaluf, Calvia on the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca, Spain. Authorities in Spain´s tourist-magnet Balearic Islands are clamping down on binge-drinking tourism in three hot-spots. The regional government has passed a law prohibiting the organization and promotion of pub crawls and publicity promoting the consumption of alcohol by means of ‘open bars’ and ‘happy hours'. (AP Photo/Joan Llado, File)

Spain's Balearic Isles crack down on pub crawls, happy hours

Jan. 17, 2020 10:25 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain's tourist-magnet Balearic Islands are clamping down on binge-drinking tourism in three hot spots, introducing what they claim is the first law of its kind in Europe. The islands' regional government based in Palma de Mallorca on Friday passed a law prohibiting the...

Art experts confirm painting found hidden in Italian museum's walls is the stolen Klimt work "Portrait of a Lady."

Jan. 17, 2020 9:34 AM EST
ROME (AP) — Art experts confirm painting found hidden in Italian museum's walls is the stolen Klimt work "Portrait of a Lady.".
Cuban singer Cimafunk hugs a woman during the music conga through the streets of Old Havana within the activities of the 35th Havana Jazz Plaza festival in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Jan. 17, 2020 12:12 AM EST

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Havana hosted the 35th Havana Jazz Plaza fest. Pro-government and opposition forces in Venezuela struggled over control of the National...