Italy cancels Venice Carnival in bid to halt spread of virus
CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — Scrambling to contain rapidly rising number of new coronavirus infections in Italy, the largest amount outside Asia, authorities on Sunday stepped up measures to ban public gatherings, including stopping Venice's famed carnival events, which have drawn tens of thousands of revelers to a region that is now in the heart of the outbreak.
Michigan sex-misconduct claims mirror Ohio State doctor case
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — When the University of Michigan announced last week that allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct by a sports doctor were under investigation, former wrestler Mike DiSabato was stunned by the parallels to an abuse scandal at his alma mater, Ohio State.
Passage to India: Trump ready for warm embrace, adulation
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the Trumpiest of offers. A rally at one of the world's largest stadiums. A crowd of millions cheering him on.
China's Xi says epidemic 'grim,' calls for action on economy
BEIJING (AP) — Warning that China’s virus epidemic is “still grim and complex,” President Xi Jinping called Sunday for more efforts to stop the outbreak, revive industry and prevent the disease from disrupting spring planting of crops.
S. Korea leader: 'Unprecedented' steps needed to fight virus
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president said Sunday that he was putting his country on its highest alert for infectious diseases and ordered officials to take “unprecedented, powerful” steps to fight a soaring viral outbreak that has infected more than 600 people in the country, mostly in the last few days.
Sanders wins Nevada caucuses, takes national Democratic lead
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bernie Sanders scored a commanding victory in Nevada’s presidential caucuses, cementing his status as the Democrats' national front-runner but escalating tensions over whether he’s too liberal to defeat President Donald Trump.
Zamboni driver, 42, gets win as emergency goalie for 'Canes
TORONTO (AP) — David Ayres was sitting in the stands with his wife at Scotiabank Arena when Carolina Hurricanes goalie James Reimer went down with an injury.
Analysis: Sanders' path has echoes of Trump's 2016 campaign
WASHINGTON (AP) — A burn-it-down candidate is topping a splintered field of more moderate contenders and setting the party’s establishment wing on edge.
Who is No. 1? Whoever gets to fill out 2020 Census form
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It's a question spouses, domestic partners and roommates are going to be forced to confront in the next few weeks as they fill out their 2020 Census forms: Who gets to be the primary person in the household? Everyone else who lives in the home has to be identified on the form by how they are related to so-called "Person 1."
Moscow targets Chinese with raids amid virus fears
MOSCOW (AP) — Bus drivers in Moscow kept their WhatsApp group chat buzzing with questions this week about what to do if they spotted passengers who might be from China riding with them in the Russian capital.
Victims of 2 African embassy bombings await US court case
WASHINGTON (AP) — Doreen Oport was pulled from the rubble of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1998 covered in blood. Her hair was burned from the bombing.
'Promises kept' mantra doesn't always match Trump's reality
WASHINGTON (AP) — “It's been three years of promises made and promises kept, but we’re just getting started, (insert state here)."
Israel's Lieberman stills holds keys to future government
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel finds itself in a familiar place after a tumultuous election campaign — with maverick politician Avigdor Lieberman still seemingly in control of the country’s fate.
Sanders on top: Key takeaways from the Nevada caucuses
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders cruised to victory in the Nevada caucuses, heartening his supporters and stoking alarm among moderates who fear he is too liberal and would lose to President Donald Trump.
Fury wins in stunning stoppage of Wilder in heavyweight tilt
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury is a heavyweight champion once again, dominating Deontay Wilder in their title rematch Saturday night before Wilder’s corner threw in the towel in the seventh round.
The Latest: Fury beats Wilder to reclaim heavyweight title
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest from the rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury (all times local) 9:40 p.m. Tyson Fury is a heavyweight champion once again, dominating Deontay Wilder in their title rematch before Wilder’s corner threw in the towel in the seventh round.
Brazilian transgender dancer shatters Carnival parade taboo
SAO PAULO (AP) — When dancer Camila Prins entered Sao Paulo's Carnival parade grounds, a costume of feathers clinging to her sinuous body, she fulfilled a dream of feminine beauty nearly three decades old.
Self-styled daredevil dies in crash after rocket launch
BARSTOW, Calif. (AP) — A self-styled daredevil died Saturday after a rocket in which he launched himself crashed into the ground, a colleague and a witness said.
Nassar victim slams Michigan for response to doctor abuse
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The first woman who publicly accused convicted sports doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse said she is “horrified,” and “deeply disappointed” with the University of Michigan for how it has handled allegations of abuse by a late doctor at the school.
Security adviser: I've seen no intel of Moscow helping Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser said he's seen no intelligence to show that Russia is interfering in the U.S.
Judge halts plan to move virus patients to California city
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — A court temporarily blocked the U.S. government from sending up to 50 people infected with a new virus from China to a Southern California city for quarantine after local officials argued that the plan lacked details about how the community would be protected from the outbreak.
Infections climb in South Korea as world fights virus
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections Saturday with more than 400 cases mostly linked to a church and a hospital, while the death toll in Iran climbed to six and a dozen towns in Italy effectively went into lockdowns as health officials around the world battle a new virus that has spread from China.
Charter bus rollover kills 3, injures 18 outside San Diego
PALA MESA, Calif. (AP) — A charter bus swerved on a rain-slicked Southern California highway and rolled down an embankment Saturday, killing three people and injuring 18 others, authorities said.
After learning of Whitey Bulger LSD tests, juror has regrets
EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) — One of the jurors who convicted notorious crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger says she regrets her decision after learning that he was an unwitting participant in a covert CIA experiment with LSD.
Looking to Nevada, will Dems avoid mistakes of Iowa?
Nevada Democrats are hoping to avoid a repeat of the chaos that ensnared the Iowa caucuses, as voters gather across the Silver State on Saturday to make their presidential preferences known.