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Trump commutes former Illinois Gov. Blagojevich's sentence

Trump commutes former Illinois Gov. Blagojevich's sentence

CHICAGO — Rod Blogojevich walked out of prison Tuesday after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor for political corruption.
New virus cases in China fall for 2nd day, deaths top 2,000

New virus cases in China fall for 2nd day, deaths top 2,000

BEIJING — New virus cases in China continued to fall Wednesday, with 1,749 new infections and 136 new deaths announced after China's leader said disease prevention and control was at “a critical time.
Boy Scouts seek bankruptcy, urge victims to step forward

Boy Scouts seek bankruptcy, urge victims to step forward

The Boy Scouts of America urged victims to come forward Tuesday as the historic, 110-year-old organization filed for bankruptcy protection in the first step toward creating a huge compensation fund for potentially thousands of men who were molested a
Virus claims life of hospital director in hard-hit Wuhan

Virus claims life of hospital director in hard-hit Wuhan

BEIJING — As a mysterious new virus enveloped central China's Wuhan early this year, Liu Zhiming mobilized all the resources of his hospital in the city's Wuchang district to deal with the thousands of sick people arriving daily, threatening to overw
Experts ponder why cruise ship quarantine failed in Japan

Experts ponder why cruise ship quarantine failed in Japan

TOKYO — As an extraordinary two-week quarantine of a cruise ship ends Wednesday in Japan, many scientists say it was a failed experiment: The ship seemed to serve as an incubator for the new virus from China instead of an isolation facility meant to
Jury ends 1st day of deliberations in Weinstein's rape trial

Jury ends 1st day of deliberations in Weinstein's rape trial

NEW YORK — Jurors in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial ended their first day of deliberations Tuesday with lots of questions and no verdict in the landmark #MeToo case that could put the once-powerful Hollywood producer behind bars for the rest of his li
'Fresh Off the Boat' leaving indelible mark on TV landscape

'Fresh Off the Boat' leaving indelible mark on TV landscape

Even before “Fresh Off the Boat” hit the airwaves on ABC in February 2015, the show was facing pressure that other new shows weren't.
Lewis Capaldi, Dave among front-runners for UK's Brit Awards

Lewis Capaldi, Dave among front-runners for UK's Brit Awards

LONDON — Singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi and rapper Dave led the nominations Tuesday for the U.K. music industry’s Brit Awards, which have been criticized for the lack of female artists nominated for the high-profile prizes. Capaldi, who topped U.K.
Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall

Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall

SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is waiving federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.
US sanctions Russian oil trading firm for role in Venezuela

US sanctions Russian oil trading firm for role in Venezuela

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced sanctions Tuesday on a Russian state-controlled brokerage that has helped the Venezuelan government skirt an American oil embargo and enabled President Nicolas Maduro to keep his grip on power in the So
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