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Chinese city stops outbound flights, trains to fight virus

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese city of Wuhan shut down outbound flights and trains as the world's most populous country battled the spread of a new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and killed 17, Chinese state media said early Thursday.

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Lebanese Cabinet faces multiple challenges, growing unrest

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's new government made of appointees nominated by the Shiite group Hezbollah and its allies got down to business Wednesday, a day after it was formed. Questions arose immediately about its ability to halt spiraling violence and economic and financial collapse.

Watchdog files FEC complaint against pro-Sanders nonprofit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The watchdog group Common Cause filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday, alleging that Our Revolution, a political nonprofit organization founded by Bernie Sanders, violated campaign finance law by accepting donations in excess of federal limits while boosting his White House ambitions.

Obscure Seattle election offers experiment in online voting

SEATTLE (AP) — An election for a volunteer board in the Seattle area is so obscure that voter turnout is typically less than 1%. Officials are giving online voting a trial run this year to try to boost turnout and explore how it might work in a bigger election.

Judge hints he may rule for migrants in Border Patrol suit

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A judge indicated Wednesday he may side with migrants in a lawsuit that alleges extreme overcrowding and inhumane conditions at some of the Border Patrol's facilities in Arizona.

Supreme Court seems favorable to religious education funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority appeared ready Wednesday to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program and make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling in many states.

US official: China steals 'massive amounts' of data in West

PARIS (AP) — China is stealing “massive amounts” of data from Western companies and Iran has stolen data from some 200 universities, the top U.S. cybersecurity diplomat said Wednesday .

Head of Hallmark's media business leaves, no reason given

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of Hallmark's media business is leaving the company after 11 years.

Migrants weigh limited options at Guatemala-Mexico border

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants stranded in Guatemala on Wednesday were weighing limited options as to how to make it into Mexico, guarded by troops with riot shields and immigration agents.

Canada justice dept. lawyer says Huawei exec committed fraud

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian justice department lawyer said Wednesday that fraud, not sanctions, is the crucial element for a judge to consider when deciding if a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei should be extradited to the United States.

DC claims inaugural committee spending enriched Trump family

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s inaugural committee spent more than $1 million to book a ballroom at the Trump International Hotel in the nation's capital as part of a scheme to “grossly overpay” for party space and enrich the president's own family in the process, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Federal government backs Ohio on Down syndrome abortion law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The federal government took Ohio's side Tuesday in a lawsuit over a state law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

Moderate earthquake shakes Turkey, no casualties reported

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A moderately strong earthquake shook buildings in western Turkey on Wednesday, causing a few derelict structures to collapse, but authorities said there were no immediate reports of any casualties.

Border Patrol: Dozens of immigrants found inside trailers

The U.S. Border Patrol says it discovered more than three dozen immigrants inside semi-tractor trailers in several smuggling attempts in South Texas.

Ex-Grammys CEO says rape allegation 'false and outrageous'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Grammys CEO Neil Portnow said Wednesday that a rape allegation against him aired by his successor in a complaint against the Recording Academy is “false and outrageous.”

Trump administration approves Keystone pipeline on US land

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday approved a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land, federal officials told The Associated Press, pushing the controversial $8 billion project closer to construction though court challenges still loom.

GM to spend $3.5B in Michigan under revised tax credit deal

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan on Wednesday agreed to revise decade-long tax breaks for General Motors in exchange for the company's commitment to spend at least $3.5 billion more over 10 years, including to build electric pickup trucks in Detroit.

Wednesday is deadline for claims in 2017 Equifax data breach

NEW YORK (AP) — Wednesday is the deadline to seek cash payments and claim free services as part of Equifax's $700 million settlement over a massive data breach.

HRW: Armed groups move freely on Colombia-Venezuela border

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Illegal armed groups operate with virtual impunity along the border between Colombia and Venezuela, and civilians are suffering as a result, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

Court takes another look at Native American adoption law

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal appellate judges closely questioned attorneys for the government and Native American tribes Wednesday over whether a law meant to preserve Native American families and culture unconstitutionally intrudes into state adoption issues.

Impeachment trial brings angst for 4 presidential hopefuls

WASHINGTON (AP) — The four Democratic senators seeking the White House want to be out there campaigning, but they’re pulled off the presidential campaign trail and into the Senate to serve as jurors in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

Trump: Travel ban expansion coming, nations aren't yet final

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. would soon be imposing visa restrictions on more countries — though it's not clear yet how many nations will be affected by his expansion of the travel ban.

AP-NORC poll: Public doubts Senate trial will be revealing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are sharply divided along party lines about whether President Donald Trump should be removed from office, and they doubt the Senate impeachment trial will do anything to change their minds, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Crime required for impeachment? Not so, say legal experts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's defense hinges largely on arguments made in the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson more than 150 years ago: that impeachment requires a crime.

Guaidó seeks EU sanctions for Venezuela, meeting with Trump

BRUSSELS (AP) — Venezuela’s opposition leader said Wednesday that he wants the European Union to broaden sanctions against members of the Venezuelan government as a way to push toward free presidential elections in the country.

Tesla passes $100 billion, teeing up big payout for Musk

DETROIT (AP) — The meteoric rise of Tesla shares that pushed the company's value over $100 billion could turn into a supercharged payday for CEO Elon Musk.

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