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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The cruise ship MSC Meraviglia, turned away by two nations due to fears of a virus outbreak, docked at Mexico's Caribbean island of Cozumel on Thursday and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said passengers will be allowed to disembark, López Obrador said Mexico …
LONDON (AP) — Britain laid out its opening demands for upcomingtrade talks with the European Union on Thursday,including a blunt threat to walk away from the negotiating table if there is no progress within four months. The two sides appear headed for a rocky first round of negotiations as …
NEW YORK (AP) — The cast of “To Kill a Mockingbird” ditched its somber Broadway home Wednesday for the cavernous Madison Square Garden, performing the play for 18,000 school kids in an electric one-time-only performance that one actor called “primal.” It marks the first time a …
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that jurors should be allowed to decide whether a white police officer in Kansas used excessive force nearly eight years ago when he fatally shot a black man as he was lying face down in a parking lot. The U.S. Court of Appeals 10th …
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A local federal prosecutor has moved to block plans to open what could be the nation's first medically supervised injection site in Philadelphia. U.S. Attorney William McSwain has filed a court notice that he will appeal a judge's ruling this week that found the plan …
DETROIT (AP) — Kia is recalling more than 193,000 cars and minvans in yet another move to fix nagging problems that could cause engine fires. The largest of two U.S. recalls released by the government Thursday covers nearly 142,000 2013 and 2014 Optima midsize cars. They have 2.4-liter …
NEW YORK (AP) — A 7-year-old boy was fatally struck by a car on Thursday in the same Brooklyn neighborhood where a 10-year-old girl was killed by a school bus two days earlier, police said. The 7-year-old was with his mother when they were hit by a car at about 8:30 a.m. as they crossed a …
CAIRO (AP) — Saudi Arabia's unprecedented decision to halt the umrah pilgrimage amid the global outbreak of a new virus could prevent millions of Muslims from undertaking a major religious rite that many spend years saving up for. Unlike the hajj pilgrimage, which takes place once a year …
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A female wrestler has made history by winning a state high school wrestling championship in North Carolina. The North Carolina High School Athletic Association said on its website that junior Heaven Fitch of Uwharrie Charter became the first female to win one of the …
MADRID (AP) — Plácido Domingo has canceled his upcoming performances at one of Spain's main opera houses as officials and music venues in the tenor's home country reassessed their ties with the global star after he apologized for sexually harassing women over the course of two decades. A …
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian interim leader Mahathir Mohamad said Thursday that Parliament will pick a new prime minister next week following the collapse of the ruling alliance, and that snap elections will be called if the vote ends in an impasse. But his former alliance led …
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Australian university professor Timothy Weeks, who was held captive for three years by the Taliban, arrived Thursday in Qatar in the Middle East to witness the signing of a peace deal between the U.S. and Taliban. The Taliban maintain a political office in Qatar, …
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — California officials are appealing on social media to whoever stole a mortuary vehicle from a metro Los Angeles community to return the body that was inside it. The black Lincoln Navigator was stolen from outside St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church in East Pasadena on …
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Legion of Christ religious order is promising accountability and transparency following damaging new revelations of sex abuse and cover-up that have undermined its credibility, a decade after revelations of its pedophile founder disgraced the order. The Legion …
BANGKOK (AP) — Police in northern Thailand said the bodies of seven people believed to be drug smugglers were found Thursday in a reservoir in an area under military control. Police in Chiang Rai province's Mae Sai district said the seven are thought to have been involved in an armed clash …
El Salvador's congress has passed a law allowing judges to reduce sentences for crimes committed during the country's 1980-1992 civil war, drawing criticism from the president and rights activists. President Nayib Bukele vowed to veto the law, saying it did not contain the key elements of …
PARIS (AP) — Chloe teemed with sparkling detailing at Paris Fashion Week Thursday. The lofty Grand Palais, decorated with giant gold Grecian columns, had starry guests to match — including actresses Katie Holmes and Kate Bosworth — and added to the glint of the stylish fall-winter …
One by one, more and more countries are reporting cases of the new coronavirus. Governments and doctors on the front lines are scrambling for solutions and everyday life around the globe is being disrupted in a manner that's not been seen in recent times. The spread of the virus is having …
BEIRUT (AP) — In the Middle East, even virus outbreaks are political. The coronavirus has killed 26 people in Iran -- the highest toll outside of China where it originated. Many of the over 240 confirmed cases in the region have links to Iran, including dozens in Kuwait and Bahrain, six …
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell sharply in early trading Thursday, extending a weeklong rout and bringing the Dow Jones Industrial Average 10% below the record high it hit just two weeks ago. Microsoft and Budweiser maker InBev became the latest large companies to warn investors about the …

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