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Astronaut craves salsa and surf after record 11 months aloft

Astronaut craves salsa and surf after record 11 months aloft

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — After nearly 11 months in orbit, the astronaut holding the record for the longest spaceflight by a woman can't wait to dig into some salsa and chips, and swim and surf in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mag 7.7 quake hits between Cuba and Jamaica, but no injuries

Mag 7.7 quake hits between Cuba and Jamaica, but no injuries

HAVANA — A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday, shaking a vast area from Mexico to Florida and beyond, but there were no reports of casualties or heavy damage.
GOP lacks votes to block trial witnesses, McConnell concedes

GOP lacks votes to block trial witnesses, McConnell concedes

WASHINGTON — Republicans lack the votes to block witnesses at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell conceded late Tuesday, a potentially major hurdle for Trump's hopes to end the trial with a quick acquitt
San Francisco official charged with corruption in FBI probe

San Francisco official charged with corruption in FBI probe

SAN FRANCISCO — A top San Francisco public official and go-to bureaucrat to mayors over two decades was charged with public corruption Tuesday, upending City Hall as elected leaders scrambled to reassure the public that bribery and kickbacks would no
Trump peace plan delights Israelis, enrages Palestinians

Trump peace plan delights Israelis, enrages Palestinians

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Mideast peace plan Tuesday alongside a beaming Benjamin Netanyahu, presenting a vision that matched the Israeli leader’s hard-line, nationalist views while falling far short of Palestinian
Man accused of killing missing wife is in critical condition

Man accused of killing missing wife is in critical condition

FARMINGTON, Conn. — A Connecticut man charged with murdering his estranged wife was hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday after being found unresponsive in a vehicle inside his garage, authorities said.
Jury selection continues in Michael Avenatti's Nike trial

Jury selection continues in Michael Avenatti's Nike trial

NEW YORK — Opening statements are likely to occur Wednesday in the attempted extortion trial of a California attorney whose representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her legal fight with President Donald Trump catapulted him to fame.
Tributes build outside arena known as House that Kobe Built

Tributes build outside arena known as House that Kobe Built

LOS ANGELES — Fans call it The House that Kobe Built, and since Kobe Bryant's death in a helicopter crash mourners by the thousands have gathered daily outside the arena where the Los Angeles Lakers' legend made basketball history.
AP source: McConnell says he can't yet block new witnesses

AP source: McConnell says he can't yet block new witnesses

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told senators privately Tuesday he does not yet have the votes to block new witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

Bad timing: New virus poses threat to fragile world economy

This should be peak season for a 12-room hotel near the train station in the Chinese industrial hub of Wuhan. The Chinese New Year usually brings in plenty of travellers and delivers profits of around $3,000 a month. But the place is empty.