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Virus outbreak stalks markets as 2020 gains get wiped out

Virus outbreak stalks markets as 2020 gains get wiped out

LONDON — Global shares fell sharply once again Wednesday as fears over the speed of the new coronavirus around the world accentuated.
Debate takeaways: Bernie bruised but not broken

Debate takeaways: Bernie bruised but not broken

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Democrats held their final debate before the South Carolina presidential primary and the critical Super Tuesday contests that follow three days later. Here are some key takeaways.
Singer Duffy says rape, captivity, led to her public retreat

Singer Duffy says rape, captivity, led to her public retreat

NEW YORK — Grammy-winning singer Duffy says she’s been out of the public limelight for years to focus on recovering from being “drugged and raped and held captive over some days.
Placido Domingo apology prompts new accuser to step forward

Placido Domingo apology prompts new accuser to step forward

SAN FRANCISCO — The words "I am truly sorry" have not been uttered often in the #MeToo era. So when soprano Luz del Alba Rubio woke up Tuesday to see an apology from opera superstar Placido Domingo, she was in shock.
Democrats band together to knock Sanders during debate clash

Democrats band together to knock Sanders during debate clash

CHARLESTON, S.C.
Honolulu marathon CEO says he was abused by Michigan doctor

Honolulu marathon CEO says he was abused by Michigan doctor

ANN ARBOR, Mich.
China sentences Swedish bookseller to 10 years in prison

China sentences Swedish bookseller to 10 years in prison

BEIJING — A court in eastern China has sentenced a Swedish seller of books that took a skeptical look at the ruling Communist Party to 10 years in prison for “illegally providing intelligence overseas," in a further sign of Beijing’s hard line toward
No checkout needed: Amazon opens cashier-less grocery store

No checkout needed: Amazon opens cashier-less grocery store

NEW YORK — Amazon wants to kill the supermarket checkout line. The online retailing giant is opening its first cashier-less supermarket, where shoppers can grab milk or eggs and walk out without waiting in line or ever opening their wallets.
Italy sees virus cases rise 45% in a day; deaths up to 11

Italy sees virus cases rise 45% in a day; deaths up to 11

ROME — Italy reported a 45% one-day increase in people infected with the coronavirus as other countries in Europe recorded their first cases Tuesday, producing evidence that travellers are carrying the virus from the European outbreak's current epice
As world scrambles, experts warn virus spread in US certain

As world scrambles, experts warn virus spread in US certain

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials warned Tuesday that the burgeoning coronavirus is certain to spread more widely in the country at some point, even as their counterparts in Europe and Asia scrambled to contain new outbreaks of the illness.