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  • China virus outbreak may wallop economy, financial markets

    BANGKOK - News that a new virus that has afflicted hundreds of people in central China can spread between humans has rattled financial markets and raised concern it might wallop the economy just as it might be regaining momentum.
  • Judge: Canadian tied to extremist group is 'very dangerous'

    GREENBELT, Md. - A former Canadian Armed Forces reservist plotted with other members of a white supremacist group to carry out “essentially a paramilitary strike” at a Virginia gun rights rally, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday.
  • Express to close 100 stores

    NEW YORK - Express, a staple in US malls, will close about 100 stores as part of a restructuring plan as the chain grapples with drastic changes in where people spend their shopping dollars.
  • 'Naughty boy': Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

    LONDON - Terry Jones, a founding member of the anarchic Monty Python troupe who was hailed by colleagues as “the complete Renaissance comedian" and “a man of endless enthusiasms,” has died at age 77 after suffering from dementia.
  • Watchdog files FEC complaint against pro-Sanders group

    WASHINGTON - The watchdog group Common Cause filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday, alleging that Our Revolution, a political non-profit organization founded by Bernie Sanders, violated campaign finance law by accepting donations in excess of federal limits while boosting his White House ambitions.
  • Federal government backs Ohio on Down syndrome abortion law

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The federal government took Ohio's side Tuesday in a lawsuit over the state law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
  • New Jersey law now requires severance pay for mass layoffs

    TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey has become the first state to guarantee severance pay for mass layoffs, according to the bill's sponsors and the governor's office.
  • Teen accused in fatal family shooting to be charged as adult

    GRANTSVILLE, Utah - A teenager in Utah accused of fatally shooting four of his relatives and wounding a fifth will be charged as an adult as soon as Wednesday, a prosecutor said.
  • April trial set for Cuba Gooding Jr. in bar groping case

    NEW YORK - Two women who have accused Cuba Gooding Jr. of sexual misconduct will be allowed to testify at his trial on charges that he groped three other women at Manhattan bars in 2018 and 2019, a judge ruled Wednesday.
  • Teen dead in chimney was missing 2 days before first report

    TOLEDO, Ohio - An Ohio teenager who police believe got accidentally trapped in the chimney of a vacant home and who was found dead after a three-week search was not reported missing by his family until nearly two days after they last saw him, according to police records.

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