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American flags blow in wind around the Washington Monument with the U.S. Capitol in the background at sunrise on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Washington. The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will resume in the U.S. Senate on Jan. 21.  (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Trump impeachment trial to begin with rules fight, long days

Jan. 21, 2020 9:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is set to unfold at the Capitol, a contentious proceeding over whether to remove him from office for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his Democratic rivals and obstructing Congress' ensuing investigation. As the Senate reconvenes with...

A thermal camera monitor shows the body temperature of passengers arriving from overseas at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Heightened precautions were being taken in China and elsewhere Tuesday as governments strove to control the outbreak of a novel coronavirus that threatens to grow during the Lunar New Year travel rush. (Suh Myung-geon/Yonhap via AP)

Other countries join China in responding to new coronavirus

Jan. 21, 2020 9:31 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Countries in Asia and elsewhere are checking the body temperatures of arriving airline passengers and adopting precautionary quarantine procedures in response to a new coronavirus that has sickened nearly 300 people in China. India, Nigeria, Japan and the United States are some of the...

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum will take place in Davos from Jan. 20 until Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

The Latest: Chinese vice-premier defends globalization

Jan. 21, 2020 9:16 AM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 3:15 p.m. China vice-premier Han Zheng launched a staunch defense of economic globalization and said it would not follow the “protectionist and unilateral” leads of other countries....

John Isner of the U.S. makes a forehand return to Brazil's Thiago Monteiro during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

The Latest: 46 aces help Isner end Australian Open skid

Jan. 21, 2020 8:52 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 12:40 a.m. John Isner's Australian Open losing streak is over. In what can best be described as a fairly typical Isner match — the two players combined for 48 service games and zero breaks — the 19th-seeded...

US President Donald Trump, center, arrives in Davos, Switzerland on Marine One, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. President Trump arrived in Switzerland on Tuesday to start a two-day visit to the World Economic Forum. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump lauds US economy in Davos, says little on climate woes

Jan. 21, 2020 8:49 AM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump boasted Tuesday that he's led a “spectacular” turnaround of the U.S. economy and urged the world to invest in America, but had little to say about climate change issues that are a focus of this year's gathering of top business and political...

A worker cleans up an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Asian stock markets have tumbled as concern about the impact of a Chinese disease outbreak on tourism and regional economies grows. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Global stocks slide on growing concern about China virus

Jan. 21, 2020 8:28 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Stock and oil prices fell Tuesday as concern about the potential impact of a Chinese disease outbreak increased and a rating agency cut Hong Kong's credit rating for official borrowing due to political tension. Indexes in London and Frankfurt declined and Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong closed...

US House speaker Pelosi visits Auschwitz before anniversary

Jan. 21, 2020 7:58 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a Congressional delegation paid a visit Tuesday to the site of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau ahead of the 75th anniversary of its liberation by Soviet troops. At the memorial site in southern Poland, Pelosi laid wreaths at...

People gather for a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of the Ukraine plane crash, at the gate of Amri Kabir University that some of the victims of the crash were former students of, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Iran on Saturday, Jan. 11, acknowledged that its armed forces

Iran acknowledges Russian-made missiles targeted Ukraine jet

Jan. 21, 2020 7:47 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran acknowledged on Tuesday that its armed forces fired two Russian anti-aircraft missiles at a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed after taking off from Tehran's main airport earlier this month, killing all 176 people on board. The new preliminary report by Iran's Civil...

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 1944 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Winston Churchill, left, and General Charles De Gaulle, centre, salute at France's Unknown Warrior at the Arc De Triomphe in Paris. Though allies in World War II, De Gaulle twice vetoed Britain's application in the 1960s to join what was then known as the European Economic Community. Britain eventually joined in 1973 after De Gaulle's successor, Georges Pompidou, lifted France's veto. On Jan. 31, 2020, Britain is scheduled to leave what became known as the European Union. (AP Photo, File)

Britain's EU Journey #2: When De Gaulle said 'non' twice

Jan. 21, 2020 7:14 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its European neighbors will continue throughout...

Spain's Rafael Nadal serves to Bolivia's Hugo Dellien during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Nadal: A lot on his mind at Australia Open, but not No. 20

Jan. 21, 2020 4:41 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal says he's thinking about his next opponent ... and his next practice session ... and trying to recreate the superb tennis he played in his straight-set victory in the Australian Open's first round. What he insists is not on his mind is the number 20 — as in...