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From left, Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and businessman Tom Steyer stand on stage before a Democratic presidential primary debate, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Sanders faces attacks in Democrats' debate-stage clash

Feb. 25, 2020 8:48 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Bernie Sanders faced a torrent of attacks Tuesday night during a raucous debate that tested the Democratic front-runner's strength in what could be several candidates' final prime-time opportunity to change the direction of the 2020 nomination fight. Mike Bloomberg seized on reports...

From left, Democratic presidential candidates, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Buttigieg pans Sanders' resistance to filibuster

Feb. 25, 2020 9:01 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local): 9 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is taking on rival Bernie Sanders for his resistance to ending the Senate procedural rule that requires more than a simple majority to pass most major...

Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. China and South Korea on Tuesday reported more cases of a new viral illness that has been concentrated in North Asia but is causing global worry as clusters grow in the Middle East and Europe. (Jin Yeon-soo/Yonhap via AP)

As world scrambles, experts warn virus spread in US certain

Feb. 25, 2020 5:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials warned Tuesday that the burgeoning coronavirus is certain to spread more widely in the country at some point, even as their counterparts in Europe and Asia scrambled to contain new outbreaks of the illness. “It’s not so much a question of if this will...

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo specialist Erica Fredrickson works with a colleague on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 25. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Stocks sink, bonds soar on fears virus will stunt economy

Feb. 25, 2020 7:37 PM EST

Stocks fell sharply again on Wall Street Tuesday, piling on losses a day after the market's biggest drop in two years as fears spread that the growing virus outbreak will put the brakes on the global economy. Nervous investors snapped up low-risk U.S. government bonds, sending the yield on the 10-year Treasury...

U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wave after a

While India seems to love Trump, the reality isn't so simple

Feb. 25, 2020 3:23 PM EST

Looking out over the world’s largest cricket stadium, the seats jammed with more than 100,000 people, India’s prime minister heaped praise on his American visitor. “The leadership of President Trump has served humanity,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday, highlighting...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, Disney CEO Robert Iger arrives at the world premiere of

Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down in surprise announcement

Feb. 25, 2020 6:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney CEO Bob Iger, who steered the company's absorption of Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel and Fox's entertainment businesses and the launch of a Netflix challenger, is stepping down immediately, the company said in a surprise announcement Tuesday. The Walt Disney Co. named as his replacement...

Michelle Janavs leaves federal court, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Boston, after being sentenced to five months in prison for trying to cheat and bribe her daughters' way into college as part of a nationwide college cheating scam. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Hot Pockets heir gets 5 months in prison for college scam

Feb. 25, 2020 5:25 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — An heir to the Hot Pockets fortune was sentenced to five months in prison Tuesday for trying to cheat and bribe her daughters' way into school as part of a nationwide college admissions scam. Michelle Janavs, whose father and uncle invented the microwaveable Hot Pockets turnovers before...

File - In this June 17, 2019, file photo, a cashier displays a packet of tobacco-flavored Juul pods at a store in San Francisco. Investigators from 39 states will look into the marketing and sales of vaping products by Juul Labs, including whether the company targeted youths and made misleading claims about nicotine content in its devices, officials announced Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Juul released a statement saying it has halted television, print and digital advertising and eliminated most flavors in response to concerns by government officials and others.  (AP Photo/Samantha Maldonado, File)

'A world of hurt': 39 states to investigate Juul's marketing

Feb. 25, 2020 2:58 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A coalition of 39 states will look into the marketing and sales of vaping products by Juul Labs, including whether the company targeted youths and made misleading claims about nicotine content in its devices, officials announced Tuesday. Attorneys general from Connecticut, Florida,...

In this photo taken Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, desert locusts jump up from the ground and fly away as a cameraman walks past, in Nasuulu Conservancy, northern Kenya. As locusts by the billions descend on parts of Kenya in the worst outbreak in 70 years, small planes are flying low over affected areas to spray pesticides in what experts call the only effective control. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

East Africa's huge locust outbreak now spreads to Congo

Feb. 25, 2020 2:40 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A small group of desert locusts has entered Congo, marking the first time the voracious insects have been seen in the Central African country since 1944, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Agency said Tuesday as U.N. agencies warned of a “major hunger threat” in East Africa...

FILE - In this March 23, 2018, file photo provided by KTVU, emergency personnel work a the scene where a Tesla electric SUV crashed into a barrier on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View, Calif.  The National Transportation Safety Board says the driver of a Tesla SUV who died in a Silicon Valley crash two years ago was playing a video game on his smartphone at the time. Chairman Robert Sumwalt said at the start of a hearing Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 that partially automated driving systems like Tesla's Autopilot cannot drive themselves. Yet he says drivers continue to use them without paying attention. (KTVU-TV via AP, File)

NTSB: Tesla Autopilot, distracted driver caused fatal crash

Feb. 25, 2020 6:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tesla’s partially automated driving system steered an electric SUV into a concrete barrier on a Silicon Valley freeway because it was operating under conditions it couldn't handle and because the driver likely was distracted by playing a game on his smartphone, the National...

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U.S. military says soldier based in South Korea tested positive for a new virus, the first U.S. service member infected

Feb. 25, 2020 9:05 PM EST
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. military says soldier based in South Korea tested positive for a new virus, the first U.S. service member infected.

Man sentenced to life plus 20 years for torturing woman, son

Feb. 25, 2020 9:03 PM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man convicted of torturing his girlfriend and her 5-year-old son was sentenced to life in prison. Luis Miguel Garcia-Lebron, 30, was sentenced to life plus 20 years on Monday for felony child abuse and aggravated domestic violence, The Hattiesburg American reported....

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020 file photo, Mimi Haleyi, right, arrives to testify in Harvey Weinstein's trial on charges of rape and sexual assault in New York.  Haleyi, one of the women Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexually assaulting,  said Tuesday, Feb. 25, that the verdict made her feel grateful to be “heard and believed.” Weinstein faces a possible sentence of five to 29 years after a Manhattan jury convicted him of sexually assaulting Haleyi and raping an aspiring actress in 2013. He was acquitted of first-degree rape and two counts of predatory sexual assault.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Next for Weinstein: Sentencing, appeal and another rape case

Feb. 25, 2020 9:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after a jury branded Harvey Weinstein a convicted rapist, the former film producer remained at a New York City hospital on Tuesday, his new life as an inmate interrupted by concerns about high blood pressure and heart palpitations. Lawyers for the 67-year-old Weinstein said he was...

NYPD hires nurses to assist officers with homeless outreach

Feb. 25, 2020 9:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department hired a group of trained nurses to help officers with homeless outreach, the commissioner said Tuesday. The nurses will give medical evaluations to homeless men and women in the city while police are interacting with them and encouraging them to check into...

Michael Douglas, Zeta-Jones to co-host Jerusalem ceremony

Feb. 25, 2020 9:00 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hollywood power couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are set to return to Israel as co-hosts of this year’s Genesis Prize ceremony. The Genesis Prize Foundation announced Wednesday that the pair would co-host the June 18 event, where former Soviet dissident and Israeli...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during First in the South Dinner, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Florida lawsuit questions Sanders' Democratic bona fides

Feb. 25, 2020 8:58 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a state where elections and litigation are intertwined, add this to Florida's ballot box saga: A pair of Floridians are asking a court to remove Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Democratic front-runner for president, from the state's March 17 primary ballot. Although Sanders is...

China reports another 406 cases of new virus and 52 deaths, all of them in hard-hit Hubei province

Feb. 25, 2020 8:55 PM EST
BEIJING (AP) — China reports another 406 cases of new virus and 52 deaths, all of them in hard-hit Hubei province.
This booking photo provided by Kauai police shows  Lori Vallow.  Vallow, the mother of two Idaho children missing since September was arrested Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 in Hawaii. Vallow, also known as Lori Daybell, 46, was arrested on a warrant issued in Madison County, Idaho, and was being held on $5 million bail, Kauai police said.  Seven-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan haven't been seen since late September, and police in Rexburg, Idaho, have said they “strongly believe that Joshua and Tylee's lives are in danger.”   (Kauai police via AP)

Mom of 2 missing Idaho kids wants $5 million bail reduced

Feb. 25, 2020 8:44 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A mother arrested in Hawaii over the disappearance of her two Idaho children wants a judge to reconsider her $5 million bail. A court hearing for her request is scheduled Wednesday on Kauai, where Lori Vallow was arrested last week on an Idaho warrant. She has been charged with two felony...

Ohio troopers' 100-mph pursuit, crash is under review

Feb. 25, 2020 8:43 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 100-mph chase that ended with Ohio troopers crashing into the suspect's vehicle is under review. Dashboard camera of the high-speed chase on Feb. 9 between Ohio Highway Patrol troopers and two men will be reviewed to ensure troopers followed pursuit policies, Cleveland.com reported...

Workers in protective suits spray disinfectant as a precaution against the COVID-19 at an indoor gymnasium in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. China and South Korea on Tuesday reported more cases of a new viral illness that has been concentrated in North Asia but is causing global worry as clusters grow in the Middle East and Europe. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

South Korean virus cases jump, nation's total now 1,146

Feb. 25, 2020 8:42 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has reported 169 more cases of a new virus, mostly in the southeast city of Daegu and nearby areas, bringing its total number of infections to 1,146. South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that 134 of the new cases were confirmed...