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Iran reports its first 2 cases of the new coronavirus

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian authorities confirmed on Wednesday two cases of the new coronavirus, the first in the country, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported, saying also that there was an unspecified number of other suspected cases and that thos
Ex-Gov. Blagojevich returns to Chicago, maintains innocence

Ex-Gov. Blagojevich returns to Chicago, maintains innocence

CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich returned home to Chicago early Wednesday, shaking hands and signing autographs after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor for political corruption.
China's virus centre vows no patient unchecked as cases fall

China's virus centre vows no patient unchecked as cases fall

BEIJING — Protective suit-clad inspectors in the epicenter of China's viral outbreak went door-to-door Wednesday to find every infected person in the central city suffering most from an epidemic that is showing signs of waning as new cases fell for a
Jurors in Durst murder case could face 5 month trial

Jurors in Durst murder case could face 5 month trial

LOS ANGELES — For someone who says he doesn’t like talking with people, Robert Durst has shown a propensity to open up to strangers. It has not done him any favours .
Passengers begin leaving after ship's virus quarantine ends

Passengers begin leaving after ship's virus quarantine ends

YOKOHAMA, Japan — Hundreds of passengers began leaving the Diamond Princess cruise ship Wednesday after the end of a much-criticized, two-week quarantine that failed to stop the spread of a new virus among passengers and crew.
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 become an incubator for a new virus instead of an isolation facility meant to prevent the wor
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
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.