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New US coronavirus case may be 1st from unknown origin

New US coronavirus case may be 1st from unknown origin

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California and federal officials were in the midst of an intense effort Thursday to retrace the movements of a Northern California woman believed to be the first person in the U.S.
Stock market rout deepens on virus worries; indexes lose 4%

Stock market rout deepens on virus worries; indexes lose 4%

The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank nearly 1,200 points Thursday, deepening a weeklong global market rout caused by worries that the coronavirus outbreak will wreak havoc on the global economy.

9 Turkish soldiers killed in northeast Syria air strike

ANKARA, Turkey — Nine Turkish soldiers were killed in an air strike in northeast Syria late Thursday, a Turkish official said.
Ben Affleck on the pain and catharsis of 'The Way Back'

Ben Affleck on the pain and catharsis of 'The Way Back'

NEW YORK — Of the many stories that have stuck with Ben Affleck from his Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, one has especially resonated for the actor. Recovery is often described as a process of removing a damaging habit from your life.
A rebel yell: Billy Idol stars in New York anti-idling ads

A rebel yell: Billy Idol stars in New York anti-idling ads

NEW YORK — Rocker Billy Idol is the face of an anti-idling campaign launched Thursday in New York City.
Top nominee Polanski to skip French Oscars after rape claim

Top nominee Polanski to skip French Oscars after rape claim

PARIS — Filmmaker Roman Polanski is skipping the awards ceremony for France's equivalent of the Oscars — where his latest movie leads this year's nominations — because of protests prompted by a new rape accusation against him.
Countries take harsh steps as they struggle to contain virus

Countries take harsh steps as they struggle to contain virus

BANGKOK — Saudi Arabia cut travel to Islam’s holiest sites, South Korea toughened penalties for those breaking quarantines and airports across Latin America looked for signs of sick passengers Thursday as the new virus troubled a mushrooming swath of
Loughlin, Giannulli set for October trial in college scam

Loughlin, Giannulli set for October trial in college scam

BOSTON — TV actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, will go on trial in October on charges that they bribed their daughters’ way into the University of Southern California, a federal judge said Thursday.
Trump urges calm even as US reports worrisome new virus case

Trump urges calm even as US reports worrisome new virus case

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared that a widespread U.S. outbreak of the new respiratory virus sweeping the globe isn't inevitable even as top health authorities at his side warned Americans that more infections are coming.
Kids shine as Broadway's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' goes big

Kids shine as Broadway's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' goes big

NEW YORK — The cast of “To Kill a Mockingbird” ditched its sombre 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.