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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...

Grant to make Marshall's history app more accessible

Jan. 20, 2020 5:02 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A history app founded by Marshall University has received a nearly $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to improve accessibility for users who are visually impaired. The app, called Clio, allows educators and cultural institutions to design mobile tours for...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, photo, a mountain lion scares away magpies from the deer carcass it has been watching on High School Butte in Jackson, Wyo. The cougar remained in a juniper tree about 50 yards away from the kill for multiple days and attracted large crowds of onlookers. (Kathryn Ziesig/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP)

Mountain lion feeding on carcass thrills wildlife viewers

Jan. 20, 2020 12:45 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Photo safari trip leader Brent Paull’s game plan one day this month happily went out the window. A traveling wildlife guide from Tulare, California, Paull had just wrapped up leading three West Coast photographers on a three-day Yellowstone National Park tour. The group rolled...

Museum program on African Americans' work marks 50th year

Jan. 20, 2020 10:12 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is marking the 50th anniversary of a program honoring the achievements of African Americans in science, technology, engineering, art and medicine and encouraging young people to consider those fields. The Black Creativity program began in 1970....

In this image made from video provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry press service, shows a view of a damaged hotel of nine rooms located in the basement of a residential building which was flooded with boiling water after a pipe ruptured in Perm, Russia, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Russian emergency services say heating pipe damage caused deaths and injuries. (Ministry of Emergency Situations press service via AP)

Heating pipe bursts in Russian hotel, boiling water kills 5

Jan. 20, 2020 9:38 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A heating pipe burst Monday in a small Russian hotel, flooding rooms with boiling water that killed five people and left six others injured in the central city of Perm, emergency officials said. The nine-room hotel was located in the basement of a residential building in the city of 1 million...

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...

Some lawmakers favor a moose hunt at Isle Royale

Jan. 19, 2020 4:44 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Some Michigan lawmakers believe the federal government should open Isle Royale National Park to moose hunters. MLive.com reports that the House Natural Resources Committee heard testimony last week on a resolution supporting a limited moose hunt on the Lake Superior island. A vote...

New commuter line exceeds 1 million passengers

Jan. 19, 2020 4:43 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than a million riders have traveled the commuter line between New Haven, Connecticut and Springfield, Massachusetts that opened in June 2018. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said last week that the Hartford Line has seen 1,075,559 passenger rides in the past 19 months. The...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, photo, Norm Bishop sits inside his home with a photo and award from his years of working with wolves, outside Bozeman, Mont. Bishop, who was Yellowstone’s resource interpreter, had spent years giving public presentations about the science of wolf reintroduction. He would explain what the experts thought would happen if gray wolves were restored to the Yellowstone ecosystem. (Ryan Berry/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP)

Wolves' return to Yellowstone recalled on 25th anniversary

Jan. 19, 2020 11:55 AM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The day the wolves arrived in Yellowstone National Park was busy. At least that’s how Norm Bishop remembers it. The wolves came in aluminum crates on horse trailers Jan. 12, 1995. Passing through the gates, the Canadian-born carnivores were the first of their kind in the park...

Amusement park to open new roller coaster this spring

Jan. 19, 2020 11:10 AM EST

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Kings Island amusement park in Ohio has announced the opening date of its new steel roller coaster. The Orion will open to the public at the Mason park on April 11, the first day of its 2020 season. Kings Island officials have said it will be the tallest and fastest coaster at the park....