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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with supporters after speaking at an oyster roast campaign event on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Orangeburg, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Election 2020: The unexpected durability of Biden, Sanders

Jan. 20, 2020 12:46 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Sen. Kamala Harris’ advisers assessed the Democratic primary field early in her campaign, they viewed Joe Biden as headed for an inevitable collapse and Bernie Sanders as unlikely to recapture the magic of his 2016 campaign. A year later, Harris is out of the race, and...

Pedestrians wear protective masks as they walk through a shopping district in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Japan's government said Thursday a man treated for pneumonia after returning from China has tested positive for the new coronavirus identified as a possible cause of an outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak

Jan. 19, 2020 1:10 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Seventeen more people in central China have been diagnosed with a new form of viral pneumonia that has killed two patients and placed other countries on alert as millions of Chinese travel for Lunar New Year holidays. In total, 62 cases of the novel coronavirus have been identified in the...

A look at some notable cases of caregivers killing patients

Jan. 16, 2020 6:47 PM EST

A former Texas nurse suspected in the killing of dozens of children pleaded guilty Thursday to the 1981 death of an 11-month-old and received a life sentence. Genene Jones, 69, was sent to prison in 1984 after being convicted for the death of one child and for giving an overdose to another. Here's a look at...

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2019 file photo, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts answers questions during an appearance at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.  “OK, Boomer

'OK, Boomer' makes a Supreme Court appearance in age case

Jan. 15, 2020 1:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — “OK, Boomer" made its first appearance in the Supreme Court Wednesday, invoked by baby boomer Chief Justice John Roberts 12 days before he turns 65. The meme is a favorite of younger generations and Roberts used it in questions in a case about age discrimination in the workplace....

California Gov. Gavin Newsom gestures toward a chart showing the growth of the state's rainy day fund as he discusses his proposed 2020-2021 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California budget plan aids teachers, those in US illegally

Jan. 10, 2020 8:54 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor revealed a spending plan on Friday that puts a new tax on vaping, gives $20,000 to teachers who commit to working in high-needs schools and gives taxpayer-funded health benefits to older adults living in the country illegally. Gov. Gavin Newsom's $222 billion...

Judge orders competency evaluation in Vancouver shooting

Jan. 10, 2020 4:14 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — An 80-year-old man accused in a deadly shooting in the lobby of an apartment building for seniors in Vancouver will undergo a court-ordered competency evaluation. KATU-TV reports a judge filed an order for a competency evaluation for Robert Breck on Wednesday. Breck has pleaded...

Tents and cots are set up for people whose homes are either destroyed or unsafe to enter after an 6.4 magnitude earthquake, at a baseball stadium amid aftershocks and no electricity in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, at sunrise Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans are still without power and water, and thousands are staying in shelters and sleeping on sidewalks since Tuesday’s earthquake. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Puerto Ricans settle in quake shelters, refuse to go home

Jan. 10, 2020 2:52 PM EST

GUAYANILLA, Puerto Rico (AP) — A new community has popped up in this earthquake-damaged town in southwest Puerto Rico: it houses 300 people, a dozen police officers and one macaw. Cries of “Uno!” filled the air early Friday morning as children on cots played card games while men with a pillow...

FILE - This Jan. 14, 2015 file photo shows Timothy Busfield at the Disney/ABC Television Group 2015 Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif. ABC has given the go-ahead to a pilot for “thirtysomething(else),

OK boomer: 'thirtysomething' sequel to reunite original cast

Jan. 8, 2020 5:47 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — ABC has given the go-ahead to a pilot for “thirtysomething(else)," a sequel to the series that followed a group of baby boomers and their struggles. The show will feature a group of new actors playing the grown-up, 30-something children of the original cast. Ken Olin, Mel...

Procter & Gamble Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard shows off the Charmin Forever Roll and the Charmin RollBot during a Procter & Gamble news conference before CES International, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

CES Gadget Show: Flying taxis, toilet paper robots and more

Jan. 6, 2020 10:09 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Flying taxis and a robot that can fetch toilet paper when you're stranded on the loo were among the technologies showcased this week at the annual CES gadget show in Las Vegas. The annual technology conference is the place for big brands and startups alike to unveil their products and...

A woman rides a tricycle on a flooded street in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. Monsoon rains and rising rivers submerged parts of greater Jakarta and caused landslides in Bogor and Depok districts on the city's outskirts as well as in neighboring Lebak, which buried a number of people. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

60 dead in landslides, flash floods in Indonesia's capital

Jan. 4, 2020 10:50 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Landslides and floods triggered by torrential downpours have left at least 60 people dead in and around Indonesia's capital, as rescuers struggled to search for people apparently buried under tons of mud, officials said Saturday. Monsoon rains and rising rivers submerged a dozen...