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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 …
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A University of Michigan wrestler from the 1970s said Thursday that he was kicked off the team and lost his financial aid after complaining he had been physically abused by a sports doctor. Tad Deluca appeared at a news conference as the whistleblower whose 2018 …
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is moving forward on plans to build more than 1,700 homes for settlers in the West Bank, the settlement watchdog Peace Now said Thursday. Peace Now said the housing was spread over 10 settlements, some deep inside the West Bank in areas the Palestinians want for a …
With Brazil reporting the first case of the COVID-19 virus, neighboring countries and other nations around Latin America were attempting to block the possible arrival of the virus. A glance at efforts across the region: — Peru was maintaining a team of specialists working …
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Latin America saw its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus spreading worldwide when Brazil's government announced that a 61-year-old man who traveled to Italy this month had the virus. The Brazilian man had spent two weeks in northern Italy's Lombardy region …
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — For years, Ibrahim al-Dabba has been saving up money to make the umrah pilgrimage to Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia, which for many Palestinians is the only way to leave the impoverished and isolated Gaza Strip. He registered with a tourism agency back …
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two state policies that stopped some refugees and children of immigrants from getting driver's licenses in Ohio have been struck down by a federal judge. The separate rulings will affect an estimated 4,000 people in Ohio, most of them teenagers who are U.S. citizens and …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A stolen hearse with a casket and body inside has been recovered following a police chase on a Los Angeles freeway Thursday morning.. The body was found in a casket inside the vehicle and one person was in custody, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said on …
A South Carolina law banning sex education teachers from mentioning any relationships other than heterosexual ones — unless the talk involves sexually transmitted diseases — is fueling a climate of state-sanctioned discrimination, a federal lawsuit says. The National Center for Lesbian …
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors are dumping stocks again Thursday as fears spread that the growing coronavirus outbreak will weigh down the global economy. More big-name companies are warning they'll be affected and countries are taking increasing drastic measures to contain the virus. The …
WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure to grant funding to try to eradicate the invasive rodents called nutria has passed the U.S. House with the help of a large, stuffed specimen. California Rep. Josh Harder brought the taxidermied nutria he calls Nellie to the House floor Wednesday ahead of a vote …
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African leaders have decided to work on deploying 3,000 troops to West Africa’s troubled Sahel region as extremist attacks surge, an African Union official said Thursday. The force would be a significant new player in the sprawling, arid region south of the …
BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters retook a strategic northwestern town from government forces on Thursday, opposition activists said, cutting a key highway just days after the government reopened it for the first time since 2012. Despite losing the town of Saraqeb, …
PRAGUE (AP) — Prague has renamed a square in front of the Russian Embassy after Boris Nemtsov, honoring the slain Russian opposition leader. The change did not immediately draw an angry response from Moscow, as did some other recent moves in the Czech capital, such as a plan to remove the …
HONOLULU (AP) — Two sea lions rescued off the coast of California are making their debut at a new home in a Hawaii aquatic park. The sea lions named Niblet and Brawler are 3-year-old females and joined the aquatic attractions at Sea Life Park on Oahu Wednesday, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser …
LONDON (AP) — Heathrow Airport's plans to increase capacity of Europe's biggest travel hub by over 50% were stalled Thursday when a British court said the government failed to consider its commitment to combat climate change when it approved the project. The ruling throws in doubt the …
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal of a gag order that a judge imposed in the case of Fotis Dulos, who died after a suicide attempt last month while accused of killing his estranged wife. Dulos' lawyer, Norman Pattis, had appealed the order, saying …
LONDON (AP) — The spread of the new coronavirus around the world is hitting companies hard as they suspend production, meetings, events and business travel. Here's a look at the latest developments: MARKETS: Markets are down sharply again. The Dow and S&P were down over 2% in early …
MADRID (AP) — A two-seater jet from Spain's aerobatic demonstration team crashed into the sea Thursday in an area next to a salty-water lagoon in the eastern coastal province of Murcia, the Spanish air force said. The C-101 type jet had taken off from the nearby General Air Academy, a …
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 2.1% in the final quarter of last year, but damage from the spreading coronavirus is likely depressing growth in the current quarter and for the rest of the year. The overall pace of growth in the October-December quarter was …

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