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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, file photo, people wearing masks sit in front of a countdown clock for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The Tokyo Olympics open in exactly five months on July 24. But the fast-spreading coronavirus from China is making Tokyo organizers very anxious. Three deaths have been reported in Japan with more than 700 cases, more than 600 from a cruise ship that docked in Japan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Q&A: Things to know about Tokyo Olympics and spreading virus

Feb. 22, 2020 6:47 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics open in five months on July 24. The Paralympics open on Aug. 25. But the fast-spreading coronavirus from China is making Tokyo organizers very anxious. Three deaths have been reported in Japan with more than 700 cases - over 600 from a cruise ship that was docked in...

Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant against the new coronavirus in front of a church in Daegu, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. The mayor of the South Korean city of Daegu urged its 2.5 million people on Thursday to refrain from going outside as cases of the new virus spike. (Kim Jun-beom/Yonhap via AP)

New threats emerge in outbreak while China voices optimism

Feb. 20, 2020 9:32 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese health officials expressed new optimism Thursday over the deadly virus outbreak while authorities in South Korea’s fourth-largest city urged residents to hunker down as fears nagged communities far from the illness’ epicenter. The confidence voiced by China’s...

Passengers react after they disembarked from the MS Westerdam, back, at the port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Hundreds of cruise ship passengers long stranded at sea by virus fears cheered as they finally disembarked Friday and were welcomed to Cambodia. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Cruise stranded by virus fears ends with roses in Cambodia

Feb. 14, 2020 8:14 PM EST

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — After being stranded at sea for two weeks because five ports refused to allow their cruise ship to dock, the passengers of the MS Westerdam were anything but sure their ordeal was finally over. Then the authoritarian leader of Cambodia, Prime Minister Hun Sen, agreed to let...

Cruise ship passengers once stranded at sea begin disembarking in Cambodia; PM Hun Sen hands out flowers to welcome them

Feb. 13, 2020 8:02 PM EST
SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — Cruise ship passengers once stranded at sea begin disembarking in Cambodia; PM Hun Sen hands out flowers to welcome them.
Passengers stand on the deck of the Diamond Princess cruise ship anchored at Yokohama Port in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. Japan’s health ministry said Wednesday that 39 new cases of a virus have been confirmed on the cruise ship quarantined at the Japanese port. (Yuta Omori/Kyodo News via AP)

Japan reports 1st death from virus, 44 more cases on ship

Feb. 13, 2020 10:48 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced Thursday its first death from a new virus from China, hours after confirming 44 more cases on a cruise ship quarantined near Tokyo as fears of the spreading disease mount in the country. Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said the first fatality is a woman in her 80s who had been...

Residents wearing masks wait at a traffic light in Beijing, China Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. China is struggling to restart its economy after the annual Lunar New Year holiday was extended to try to keep people home and contain novel coronavirus. Traffic remained light in Beijing, and many people were still working at home. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

New virus has infected more than 60,000 people globally

Feb. 13, 2020 10:05 AM EST

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 60,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it. The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of Wednesday in...

Locals come down to view the Westerdam cruise ship, owned by Holland America Line, docked at the port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. The Westerdam, turned away by four Asian and Pacific governments due to virus fears, anchored Thursday off Cambodia for health checks on its 2,200 passengers and crew. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Cruise ship turned away in other ports docks in Cambodia

Feb. 13, 2020 8:21 AM EST

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — A cruise ship that had been stranded at sea for about two weeks after being refused entry by four Asian governments because of virus fears finally docked Thursday in Cambodia. Cambodia agreed to let the MS Westerdam dock at the port of Sihanoukville after Thailand barred it...

Man pleads guilty to killing his wife on cruise to Alaska

Feb. 7, 2020 6:07 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A man pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder in the beating death of his wife during a 2017 family cruise to Alaska. During Friday's hearing Kenneth Manzanares acknowledged details of a plea agreement he'd earlier signed, which said he beat his wife, Kristy Manzanares, after...

People wearing masks, attend a vigil for Chinese doctor Li Wenliang, in Hong Kong, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. The death of a young doctor who was reprimanded for warning about China's new virus triggered an outpouring Friday of praise for him and fury that communist authorities put politics above public safety. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

China's Communist Party faces recriminations over virus

Feb. 7, 2020 3:01 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party faced public anger and recrimination Friday over the death of a doctor who was threatened by the authorities after trying to sound the alarm about the new coronavirus back in December. The death toll, meanwhile, rose to nearly 640, and the number of people...

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10 Things to Know for Today

Feb. 7, 2020 5:45 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DEMOCRATS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE FEEL URGENCY Under pressure to perform now that voting has begun, the Democratic Party's strongest seven candidates will hold a debate just four days before the state's primary...