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Dance teacher sentenced to 9 months for exposing teen to HIV

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Tennessee dance teacher who appeared on a reality TV show was sentenced Friday to nine months in prison for raping a teenage student and exposing him to HIV.
Turkey, Russia talk tensions in Syria as migrants push west

Turkey, Russia talk tensions in Syria as migrants push west

REYHANLI, Turkey — The presidents of Turkey and Russia spoke by phone Friday to try to defuse tensions that rose significantly in Syria after at least 33 Turkish troops were killed in an airstrike blamed on the Syrian government, and a new wave of re
Report: Los Angeles deputies shared Kobe Bryant crash photos

Report: Los Angeles deputies shared Kobe Bryant crash photos

LOS ANGELES — Authorities are investigating whether deputies shared graphic photos of the helicopter crash scene where Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed.
Anti-Polanski protesters greet French film awards ceremony

Anti-Polanski protesters greet French film awards ceremony

PARIS — The ceremony for the French version of the Oscars took place in Paris on Friday amid protests by women's rights activists as director Roman Polanski was awarded, in his absence, the best director award for his latest film.
Wall Street has worst week since 2008 as S&P 500 drops 11.5%

Wall Street has worst week since 2008 as S&P 500 drops 11.5%

Stocks sank around the globe again Friday as investors braced for more economic pain from the coronavirus outbreak, sending U.S. markets to their worst weekly finish since the 2008 financial crisis.
Mexico confirms first 2 cases of coronavirus

Mexico confirms first 2 cases of coronavirus

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's assistant health secretary announced Friday that the country now has two confirmed cases of the new coronavirus. Hugo Lopez-Gatell said one of the patients is in Mexico City and the other in the northern state of Sinaloa.
Historic Paris train station evacuated due to nearby fire

Historic Paris train station evacuated due to nearby fire

PARIS — Police evacuated an historic Paris train station on Friday after a fire engulfed multiple vehicles and sent a large cloud of black smoke over the neighbourhood .
'Amazing Race' suspends filming as virus precaution

'Amazing Race' suspends filming as virus precaution

LOS ANGELES — The globe-trotting reality series “The Amazing Race” is taking a breather as a precaution due to the virus outbreak affecting several countries.
Fed Chair Powell: Will 'use our tools' to support economy

Fed Chair Powell: Will 'use our tools' to support economy

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell pledged Friday that the Fed will “use our tools" to support the economy, an effort to ease fears over the viral outbreak and a strong signal of a likely rate cut, perhaps at its next meeting March 1
Lady Gaga's father cites homelessness for his bar's woes

Lady Gaga's father cites homelessness for his bar's woes

NEW YORK — Lady Gaga's father is refusing to pay $260,000 in rent and fees for his restaurant at New York City's Grand Central Terminal, saying the homeless population is hurting his business.