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A bus carrying the passengers from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship prepares to leave a port in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. The cruise ship started letting passengers who tested negative for the virus leave the ship Wednesday. Test results are still pending for some people on board. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

16 cruise ship evacuees being moved to US hospitals

Feb. 20, 2020 9:53 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Eleven Americans who were brought to the U.S. from a quarantined cruise ship have been moved to hospitals, because delayed Japanese test results showed they had the new virus that caused an outbreak in China, officials said Thursday. Five other people from the ship have shown symptoms of the...

Veteran Iditarod racer qualifies again under rookie rules

Feb. 20, 2020 4:09 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A veteran dog sled racer plans to rejoin Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race this year, although he was forced to qualify under rules governing rookies. Jim Lanier of Chugiak was denied entry into the 2020 Iditarod in August. But he expects to be back at the starting line...

Body of missing kayaker found in West Virginia

Feb. 18, 2020 5:27 PM EST

PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — The body of a West Virginia kayaker who went missing along the banks of the Middle Fork River has been found, authorities said. The body of Jamie L. Gray, 41, of Hacker Valley, was found Monday about 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) downstream from where she was last seen, Department of...

Veterans group: Pentagon broke agreement to reopen database

Feb. 18, 2020 4:25 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Pentagon has reneged on its agreement to reopen a vast records database that helps service members who are appealing a less-than-honorable discharge, a veterans group said Tuesday. The National Veterans Legal Services Program said the Defense Department has failed to make public...

Utah County to use voting app despite security concerns

Feb. 18, 2020 3:50 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Utah County expects to use a mobile voting application in elections this year despite concerns raised by cybersecurity researchers, county clerk officials said. Voatz utilizes blockchain and facial recognition technology to enable certain residents to vote without having to submit a...

Turkey seeks 695 arrests over links to U.S.-based cleric

Feb. 18, 2020 3:30 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants against 695 people suspected of links to the U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed by Turkey for a failed coup attempt in 2016, state media reported Tuesday. The warrants were issued as part of a crackdown on the network led by cleric...

India's top court grants equal rights to women in army

Feb. 17, 2020 4:21 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court on Monday ordered the federal government to grant permanent commission and command positions to female officers in the army on par with men, asserting that the government's arguments against the policy were based on gender stereotypes. The court’s decision,...

President Donald Trump smiles as he speaks to members of the National Border Patrol Council at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's exaggerations on Roger Stone sentence

Feb. 17, 2020 12:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the Justice Department's handling of the legal case of his confidant, Roger Stone. He's suggesting rampant bias in the department's initial recommendation to a federal court that Stone be sentenced between seven and nine years in prison, claiming...

Family of combat veteran wants standardized reentry program

Feb. 15, 2020 2:50 PM EST

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The family of a Marine Corps veteran who died last year wants the government to develop a standardized reentry program for soldiers returning from combat before they leave the military. Family members of Tyler Reeb, a decorated Marine who grew up in New Canaan, Connecticut, have...

Officials identify missing kayaker

Feb. 15, 2020 11:22 AM EST

PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — Officials have released the identity of a kayaker who went missing along the banks of the Middle Fork River in West Virginia earlier this week. Officials with the state Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety say Jamie L. Gray, 41, of Hacker Valley is presumed drowned after...