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In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, photo, shoppers look at antiseptic gel on sale at the 7Fresh supermarket in Beijing. Stores that offer online purchases are enjoying brisk sales as residents avoid going out during the current viral outbreak with authorities last week requiring people returning to the capital to self-quarantine at home or in a concentrated area for medical observation.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

New virus cases in China fall again as deaths top 2,000

Feb. 19, 2020 1:00 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — New virus cases in China continued to fall Wednesday, with 1,749 more infections and 136 additional deaths as the top official in the outbreak's epicenter vowed to find and isolate every infected patient in the city by day's end. Wednesday marks the final day of a door-to-door campaign in...

People walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Shares have fallen in Asia as the impact from the virus outbreak that began in China deepened, with Apple saying it would fail to meet its profit target and China moving to cancel major events including the Beijing auto show. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asian shares mostly rise despite continuing virus fears

Feb. 18, 2020 11:47 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Wednesday, despite overnight losses on Wall Street and continuing fears about an outbreak of a new virus that began in China. The Nikkei 225 rose 1.1% in morning trading to 23,453.59 after data for January showed Japan's exports fell less than expected in January....

Jill Biden, wife of Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, arrives to speak at a campaign event at the home of state Senate candidate Richard Hricik in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Klobuchar revisits flub about Mexico's leader

Feb. 18, 2020 10:36 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Amy Klobuchar is trying to make amends for not being able to name Mexico’s president recently -- but she's still making a small mistake. The Minnesota senator was unable to name Mexican President Andres Manuel...

Houston Astros infielder Alex Bregman, left, and teammate Jose Altuve sit in chairs as the wait to deliver statements during a news conference before the start of the first official spring training baseball practice for the team Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) ;

Ouch: Offshore sports book sets odds for Astros' HBPs

Feb. 18, 2020 10:01 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Commissioner Rob Manfred’s stern warning covering the intentional beaning of Houston players in the wake of the Astros' sign-stealing scandal hasn’t stopped an offshore sports book from publishing odds on a variety of bets related to possible plunkings. The player...

A passenger exercises using two water bottles on the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Passengers tested negative for COVID-19 will start disembarking Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Experts ponder why cruise ship quarantine failed in Japan

Feb. 18, 2020 8:39 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — As an extraordinary two-week quarantine of a cruise ship ends Wednesday in Japan, many scientists say it was a failed experiment: The ship seemed to become an incubator for a new virus instead of an isolation facility meant to prevent the worsening of an outbreak. The viral illness that...

New coronavirus case confirmed among cruise ship evacuees

Feb. 18, 2020 7:57 PM EST

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A new case of coronavirus was confirmed among people evacuated from a cruise ship to a California military base, authorities said Tuesday. The patient, who tested positive for the virus in Japan but had no symptoms, was placed in isolation Monday at Queen of the Valley...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pauses during a news conference following a GOP strategy meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

McConnell takes aim at Democratic presidential candidates

Feb. 18, 2020 6:50 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that health insurance proposals from the Democratic candidates for president would hurt business owners. During a speech in Louisville at a conference for the Distilled Spirits Council, McConnell said he's “never seen a...

The quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess is anchored at the Yokohama Port in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. The cruise ship will begin letting passengers off the boat on Wednesday after it’s been in quarantined for 14 days. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

US tells remaining cruise passengers: Stay out for 2 weeks

Feb. 18, 2020 6:24 PM EST

The U.S. government made good on its warning to Americans who chose to remain on board a quarantined cruise ship in Japan, telling them they cannot return home for at least two weeks after they come ashore. U.S. officials notified the passengers Tuesday of the travel restriction, citing their possible exposure to...

In this Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, photo released by Xinhua News Agency, patients infected with the coronavirus take rest at a temporary hospital converted from Wuhan Sports Center in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. China reported thousands new virus cases and more deaths in its update Tuesday on a disease outbreak that has caused milder illness in most people, an assessment that promoted guarded optimism from global health authorities. (Xiao Yijiu/Xinhua via AP)

Virus claims life of hospital director in hard-hit Wuhan

Feb. 18, 2020 5:58 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — As a mysterious new virus enveloped central China's Wuhan early this year, Liu Zhiming mobilized all the resources of his hospital in the city's Wuchang district to deal with the thousands of sick people arriving daily, threatening to overwhelm the local health care system. That dedication...

Trump budget plan calls for $250M for Florida Everglades

Feb. 18, 2020 4:04 PM EST

SOUTH BAY, Fla. (AP) — Out here in western Palm Beach County, Lake Okeechobee meets vestiges of theFlorida Everglades and, more significantly, a vast sugar growing area that encompasses hundreds of square miles. Over the years, the Everglades has shrunk into a corner of the state and the sugar region has...