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A pharmacy worker attends to visitors at the store entrance in Beijing, China on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 75,000 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.  (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China's virus cases, deaths rise, but count revised again

Feb. 20, 2020 3:50 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — New virus cases in China have again declined, up just 394, after authorities on Thursday again changed how they count new daily infections. They are now discounting cases that came back negative after laboratory tests. Another 114 people reportedly died from the new illness, COVID-19, as...

The remains of a Kerala state-run bus that collided head-on with a truck near Avanashi, Tamil Nadu state, India, Thursday, Feb.20, 2020. At least 19 people were killed and more than 20 were injured in the accident. (AP Photo)

Bus-truck collision on Indian highway kills at least 19

Feb. 20, 2020 12:15 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A bus collided head-on with a truck in southern India early Thursday, killing at least 19 people and injuring 23 others, police said. The accident occurred near Avanashi, a town in Tamil Nadu state, the Press Trust of India news agency said. The state-run bus was on its way to...

Emergency personnel gather at the scene following a multi-vehicle crash on the south shore of Montreal in La Prairie, Quebec, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

200 vehicles involved in pileup south of Montreal

Feb. 19, 2020 6:19 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Canadian police said Wednesday whiteout conditions that came about suddenly most likely triggered a massive pileup involving about 200 vehicles south of Montreal. There were no immediate reports of deaths but Quebec provincial police said about a dozen people were sent to hospital with...

Landmine blast kills 6 in Yemeni defense minister's convoy

Feb. 19, 2020 5:21 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An explosion killed six guards of the Yemeni defense minister and wounded eight others Wednesday, military officials said, the latest casualties of unmarked landmines that litter the war-torn country. Defense Minister Mohammed al-Maqdishi emerged unscathed from the blast that struck a...

Spain: Morocco saves 14 migrants, 14 others feared drowned

Feb. 19, 2020 1:58 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Moroccan authorities rescued only 14 migrants from a boat carrying 28 people that capsized off the Western Sahara coast, raising fears that the others drowned, Spain's maritime rescue service said Wednesday. The news came after reports a day earlier from Alarm Phone — a...

Truck driver sentenced to 3 years for crash that killed 2

Feb. 19, 2020 11:45 AM EST

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A truck driver in a Rhode Island crash that killed two people in a van has been sentenced to three years in prison. Ilkham Akhmedov, 44, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest in December to two counts of driving to endanger resulting in...

FILE - In this March 4, 2017, file photo, a man writes a condolence message during the Day of Remembrance for MH370 event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has claimed the “top levels” of the Malaysian government long suspected the vanishing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 almost six years ago was a mass murder-suicide by the pilot. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan, File)

Abbott says top Malaysian leaders suspected pilot of MH370

Feb. 19, 2020 7:56 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said the “top levels” of the Malaysian government long suspected that the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 almost six years ago was a mass murder-suicide by the pilot. Abbott was prime minister when the...

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, Attorney General William Barr arrives for an ceremony at the Department of Justice in Washington, to announce the establishment of the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, and its commissioners. Barr has told people close to him he’s considering quitting his post after President Donald Trump wouldn’t heed his warning to stop tweeting about Justice Department cases. (AP Photo/Michael A. McCoy, File)

10 Things to Know for Today

Feb. 19, 2020 6:27 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. AP: BARR MULLS RESIGNATION The attorney general tells people close to him he’s considering quitting his post after Trump wouldn’t heed his warning to stop tweeting about Justice Department...

Boeing finds a new issue with Max, debris in fuel tanks

Feb. 18, 2020 10:39 PM EST

Boeing said Tuesday that it found debris contaminating the fuel tanks of some 737 Max jets that it built in the past year but was unable to deliver to airline customers. A Boeing official said the debris was discovered in “several” planes but did not give a precise number. Boeing built about 400...

2 small planes collide in Australia, killing 4 on board

Feb. 18, 2020 10:21 PM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Two small planes collided Wednesday, killing four people and scattering debris across grassland in southeastern Australia. Police and other emergency services were at the two separate crash scenes in Mangalore, north of the Victoria state capital, Melbourne. Victoria police said in...