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Hong Kong halts trains from mainland China as virus spreads

Hong Kong halts trains from mainland China as virus spreads

BEIJING — Hong Kong's leader announced Tuesday that all rail links to mainland China will be cut starting Friday as fears grow about the spread of a new virus.
Germany confirms 1st case of new virus from China

Germany confirms 1st case of new virus from China

BERLIN — A man confirmed as Germany's first case of the new virus that has emerged in central China is believed to have been infected by a Chinese colleague who visited his workplace, authorities said Tuesday.

Market attack kills at least 30 in northern Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Suspected Islamic extremists attacked a busy market in Burkina Faso and killed more than 30 people over the weekend, authorities said, as the West African country's security situation deteriorates.
Netanyahu pulls request for immunity on corruption charges

Netanyahu pulls request for immunity on corruption charges

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu withdrew his request for immunity from prosecution on Tuesday, hours before parliamentary proceedings on the subject were set to begin.
'Palm Springs' sets a Sundance record in $17.5M sale

'Palm Springs' sets a Sundance record in $17.5M sale

PARK CITY, Utah — The “Groundhog Day”-esque comedy “Palm Springs,” by Andy Samberg and the Lonely Island, has set an acquisition record at the Sundance Film Festival by 69 cents.
In #metoo era, Kobe and other athletes often get a pass

In #metoo era, Kobe and other athletes often get a pass

DENVER — Folded conveniently into the narratives about his “complicated past” was the detail about Kobe Bryant that could’ve wrecked him. It was a rape allegation by a 19-year-old employee of a hotel. It happened in 2003.
Pilot of Bryant helicopter tried to avoid heavy fog

Pilot of Bryant helicopter tried to avoid heavy fog

CALABASAS, Calif. — A veteran pilot who plunged into a Los Angeles-area hillside, killing Kobe Bryant and eight others, had tried to avoid fog so heavy that it had grounded police choppers, authorities said.
Amid impeachment and Iowa, 2020 top tier jilts New Hampshire

Amid impeachment and Iowa, 2020 top tier jilts New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, N.H. — New Hampshire isn't used to being neglected.
News of Bolton book sends jolt through impeachment trial

News of Bolton book sends jolt through impeachment trial

WASHINGTON — A single paper copy in a nondescript envelope arrived at the White House on Dec. 30.
Collins expected to try ousting new GA senator in GOP battle

Collins expected to try ousting new GA senator in GOP battle

ATLANTA — Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, an ardent ally of President Donald Trump and vocal opponent of his impeachment, is expected to announce he will challenge fellow Republican and newly appointed Sen.