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Memorial service held for Los Angeles sheriff's detective

Jan. 25, 2020 6:56 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of law enforcement officers packed church in Los Angeles on Saturday to remember an off-duty Los Angeles County Sheriff's detective who was struck and killed after helping a woman cross a street. Amber Leist, 41, was remembered by mourners as an uplifting and selfless person...

A man stands in the entrance door of the Bichat hospital in Paris, Saturday Jan. 25, 2020. France has announced three confirmed cases of the deadly new virus from China, the first cases in Europe and the first outside Asia and the United States. One of people who caught the virus is hospitalized in the southwestern city of Bordeaux. The others are in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

French carmaker to evacuate workers from China amid outbreak

Jan. 25, 2020 5:58 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France and a major automaker said Saturday that they are moving to get citizens out of a locked-down Chinese city where a deadly outbreak of a new virus originated and has spread worldwide. French automaker PSA Group says it will evacuate its employees and their families from Wuhan in central...

Locals work to clean up mud and debris around houses destroyed by a landslide after heavy rains in Vila Ideal neighborhood, Ibirite municipality, Minas Gerias state, Brazil, Saturday, Jan.25, 2020. Heavy rains caused flooding and landslides in southeast Brazil, killing at least 30 people, authorities said Saturday. (AP Photo/Alexandre Mota-Futura Press)

Heavy rains in Brazil cause flooding, landslides; 30 killed

Jan. 25, 2020 5:30 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two days of heavy rains caused flooding and landslides in southeast Brazil that have killed at least 30 people, authorities said Saturday. Civil Defense officials said 17 people are listed as missing and 2,600 were evacuated from their houses in Minas Gerais state, which has been...

Judge finds probable cause to charge Wyoming man with murder

Jan. 25, 2020 4:52 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming judge has found probable cause to pursue a first-degree murder charge against a Cheyenne man charged with killing his girlfriend in November. A preliminary hearing was held Friday for Joseph Underwood, 45, in the Nov. 1 death of Angela Elizondo, 40, also of Cheyenne, the...

3 Indiana teens charged in fatal rollover accident

Jan. 25, 2020 4:43 PM EST

Three Anderson teens have been charged for their alleged roles in a crash last weekend that killed a 19-year-old Ball State University student. According to the (Muncie) Star Press, police said 19-year-old Sophie D. Robbins of Dunkirk was driving in Anderson early Sunday when her SUV left the roadway and rolled...

5.0 quake hits southern Puerto Rico amid ongoing tremors

Jan. 25, 2020 4:43 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 5.0 magnitude earthquake hit southern Puerto Rico on Saturday at a shallow depth, raising concerns about unstable infrastructure in a region that has been hit by quakes every day for nearly a month. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred at a depth of eight miles...

Child dies in Texas after vehicle rolls back, striking her

Jan. 25, 2020 4:17 PM EST

CYPRESS, Texas (AP) — A 3-year-old Houston-area girl died Saturday after her parent's vehicle was left in neutral in their driveway and rolled back, striking the child, authorities said. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said on Twitter that the child was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead....

1 dead after crash involving Milwaukee County squad car

Jan. 25, 2020 4:02 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — One person died Saturday after a crash involving a Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office squad car. Authorities said the crash happened Saturday morning in downtown Milwaukee. The deputy's squad car was traveling north on 10th Street when it collided with a westbound car on State Street. The...

Armed standoff in Boston suburb ends peacefully

Jan. 25, 2020 3:49 PM EST

HINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A man barricaded inside a Massachusetts apartment on Saturday morning opened fire on responding officers before surrendering peacefully several hours later, police said. A police SWAT team responded to what they described as a domestic incident at the apartment complex in Hingham at...

North Carolina forward Garrison Brooks (15) smiles following a basket while Miami center Rodney Miller Jr. (14) runs upcourt during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Robinson helps UNC beat Miami 94-71 to end 5-game skid

Jan. 25, 2020 3:33 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Hall of Fame coach and his players had spent the month of January grinding through a frustrating and confidence-jarring set of losses, brought on amid a series of injuries as well as shaky play. Finally on Saturday, the Tar Heels could celebrate the end of...