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In this Feb. 11, 2020, photo, Ken Zurek, 63, poses for a photo at his home in Highland, Ind. Zurek and his wife arrived in China days before news broke of the coronavirus. They cut their trip short because of the virus and decided to self quarantine themselves in their Highland home for 15 days, just as an extra precaution. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Home quarantine for travelers buys time as new virus spreads

Feb. 16, 2020 1:39 PM EST

On his return from China last week, Dr. Ian Lipkin quarantined himself in his basement. His wife now puts his food on the stairs. He’s run out of things to watch on Netflix. At odd hours, he walks in New York's Central Park, keeping 10 feet away from others. Lipkin is among hundreds of people in the U.S....

Virginia farmhouse has weathered storms for over 200 years

Feb. 15, 2020 9:00 AM EST

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — The white farmhouse with its massive chimneys and wraparound porch is a landmark on U.S. 460 in Bedford with a stunning view of the Peaks of Otter stretching out behind it. Named Sunnyside, the plantation home has stood since 1791, surviving generations of threats, from Indian attacks...

Verdict awaited for man accused of killing marijuana peddler

Feb. 14, 2020 7:56 AM EST

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of robbing and killing a marijuana peddler in Waterloo is waiting to hear what jurors say. The trial of Quintarius Brown, 18, began last week. He's charged with robbery and first-degree murder for the slaying of Cedric “Skee” Craft on Dec. 11, 2017....

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg greets supporters after speaking at a campaign event in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

2020 Democrats step up attacks to blunt Bloomberg's rise

Feb. 14, 2020 7:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates hoping to revive their flagging campaigns increasingly took aim at Mike Bloomberg, blasting their billionaire rival for trying to buy his way into the White House and raising questions about his commitment to racial equality. Struggling to recover from...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Attorney General William Barr before Trump signed an executive order creating a commission to study law enforcement and justice at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Convention in Chicago. Attorney General William Barr took a public swipe Thursday at President Donald Trump, saying that the president’s tweets about Justice Department prosecutors and cases “make it impossible for me to do my job.”  Barr made the comment during an interview with ABC News just days after the Justice Department overruled its own prosecutors. they had initially recommended in a court filing that President Donald Trump’s longtime ally and confidant Roger Stone be sentenced to 7 to 9 years in prison. But the next day, the Justice Department took the extraordinary step of lowering the amount of prison time it would seek for Stone.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

10 Things to Know for Today

Feb. 14, 2020 5:24 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ‘WHAT A SAD DISAPPOINTMENT’ Top House Democrats are planning to investigate what they call Attorney General William Barr’s efforts to politicize federal law enforcement. 2. CHINA SEES...

FILE - This April 13, 2019, file photo, shows homes in suburban Salt Lake City. Americans shopping for a home this spring may face more competition than they have in years. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Buyers face more competition amid shortage of home listings

Feb. 13, 2020 2:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Americans shopping for a home this spring may face more competition than they have in years. A strong labor market and growing pool of would-be buyers as more millennials enter their 30s is expected to fuel demand for homes at a time when the inventory of properties for sale is at the...

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2020, photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, right, talks with supporters during a campaign stop in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Bloomberg once blamed end of 'redlining' for 2008 collapse

Feb. 13, 2020 11:59 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the height of the 2008 economic collapse, then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the elimination of a discriminatory housing practice known as “redlining” was responsible for instigating the meltdown. “It all started back when there was a lot of pressure on...

FILE-In this June 23, 2016, file photo, Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, R-Guilford, right, listens during a Senate session in Raleigh, N.C. A retired campaign reform group leader filed an ethics complaint on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, alleging that the powerful North Carolina legislator improperly benefited financially from the sale and purchase of a townhouse in Raleigh. The campaign of Senate leader Berger called the allegations “smears.

NC Senate leader complaint focuses on house sale, payments

Feb. 12, 2020 6:48 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A retired campaign reform group leader filed an ethics complaint on Wednesday alleging that a powerful North Carolina legislator improperly benefited financially from the sale and purchase of a townhouse in Raleigh. The campaign of Senate leader Phil Berger called the allegations...

North Carolina man sentenced to 6 years on drug, gun charges

Feb. 12, 2020 10:49 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to six years in prison on drug and firearms charges as part of a joint federal-local initiative to make neighborhoods safer. The Raleigh-based U.S. Attorney's office said Tuesday that Michael Delinda Stansbury received the sentence after...

FILE - In this July 11, 2019, file photo lumber is stacked at the Home Depot store in Londonderry, N.H. Don’t let your desire to upgrade your home downgrade your home's market value. Before you make a renovation fantasy a reality, consider whether the project will pay off when you're ready to sell. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

5 home improvements that may not pay off when you sell

Feb. 12, 2020 9:19 AM EST

You spent the holidays binging on HGTV, and now visions of shiplap accent walls and freestanding soaking tubs are dancing through your head. Don’t let your desire to upgrade your home downgrade your home's market value. Before you make a renovation fantasy a reality, consider whether the project will pay...