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Tokyo falls back, other Asian markets track Wall St gains

Tokyo falls back, other Asian markets track Wall St gains

TOKYO — Shares in most Asian markets tracked overnight gains on Wall Street, but Tokyo's benchmark fell back Tuesday as gnawing concerns over the virus outbreak chilled buying sentiment.
On Super Tuesday eve, Biden gets boost from former rivals

On Super Tuesday eve, Biden gets boost from former rivals

DALLAS — Rivals no more, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg united behind Joe Biden's presidential bid on Monday as the Democratic Party's moderate wing scrambled to boost the former vice-president just hours before voting began across a series of high
Inside the final month of Buttigieg's historic campaign

Inside the final month of Buttigieg's historic campaign

WASHINGTON — He opened February by sharing victory with one of the Democratic Party's best-known figures and ended it with a humbling defeat at the hands of another.
LA County sheriff says 8 deputies took Bryant crash photos

LA County sheriff says 8 deputies took Bryant crash photos

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said eight deputies allegedly took or shared graphic photos of the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash scene, but he ordered them deleted. "That was my No.
Vatican sends top 2 sex crimes investigators to Mexico

Vatican sends top 2 sex crimes investigators to Mexico

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is sending its top two sex crimes investigators to Mexico on a fact-finding and assistance mission as the Catholic hierarchy in the world's second-largest Catholic country begins to reckon with decades of clergy sex abuse a
ECB's Lagarde: 'Ready to take targeted action' on economy

ECB's Lagarde: 'Ready to take targeted action' on economy

FRANKFURT — The head of the European Central Bank said Monday that Europe's top monetary authority is ready to take “appropriate and targeted measures” if necessary to support the economy against the headwinds from the new coronavirus.
Media faces challenges in covering coronavirus outbreak

Media faces challenges in covering coronavirus outbreak

NEW YORK — Covering the coronavirus story requires careful navigation and constant attention.
Recording Academy fires ousted CEO, citing investigations

Recording Academy fires ousted CEO, citing investigations

LOS ANGELES — The Recording Academy on Monday fired Deborah Dugan, its former president who called into question the integrity of the Grammy Awards nominations process and said she was sexually harassed by a top lawyer for the organization, which she
Authorities confirm New Hampshire's 1st case of coronavirus

Authorities confirm New Hampshire's 1st case of coronavirus

CONCORD, N.H. — A hospital employee who recently travelled to Italy is the first person in New Hampshire to test positive for the new coronavirus, state officials said Monday.
Supreme Court will decide the fate of Obama health care law

Supreme Court will decide the fate of Obama health care law

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide a lawsuit that threatens the Obama-era health care law, a case that will keep health care squarely in front of voters even though a decision won't come until after the 2020 election.