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  • London police shoot man over ‘terrorism-related’ stabbings

    LONDON (AP) — London police say officers shot and killed a suspect in a terrorism-related stabbing incident that injured two people. The Metropolitan Police Service said the incident in south London’s Streatham neighborhood on Sunday afternoon was “fully contained.” The police force said the incident happened in the London’s Streatham neighborhood. The Metropolitan Police tweeted details of the incident on Sunday afternoon, saying “The circumstances are being assessed; the incident has been declared as terrorist-related.” The BBC said that witnesses […]

  • New No. 1 in tennis after Djokovic wins 17th Grand Slam title

    Novak Djokovic has won his eighth Australian Open championship and 17th Grand Slam title overall by coming back to beat Dominic Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. Djokovic’s victory means he will replace Rafael Nadal at No. 1 in the rankings. Djokovic improved to 16-0 in semifinals and finals at Melbourne Park. No other man has won this tournament more than six times. Djokovic adds that haul to his five titles from Wimbledon, three from the U.S. Open and one […]

  • China death toll reaches 259; WHO warns countries to prepare

    A World Health Organization official says countries around the world need to prepare for “domestic outbreak control” if a new virus that has killed 259 people in China spreads. Meanwhile, Beijing is criticizing Washington’s order barring entry to most foreigners who visited China in the past two weeks. Australia announced similar measures. South Korea, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Turkey all evacuated some of their citizens from China on Saturday. The number of confirmed cases in China rose to 11,791, […]

  • Bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark dies at age 92

    Publishing’s “Queen of Suspense” has died. Mary Higgins Clark, whose tales of women beating the odds made her one of the world’s most popular writers, died Friday at age 92. A widow with five children in her late 30s, she became a perennial best-seller over the second half of her life, writing or co-writing “A Stranger Is Watching,” “Daddy’s Little Girl” and more than 50 other favorites. Clark specialized in women triumphing over danger, such as the besieged young prosecutor […]

  • Trump curbs immigrants from 6 nations in election-year push

    The Trump administration is curbing immigration for six countries as part of an election-year push. But the move isn’t a full travel ban like President Donald Trump’s initial order in 2017. Department of Homeland Security officials say the six countries didn’t meet security screening requirements for identification and information-sharing. The new effort restricts certain kinds of visas and the countries affected are Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. Seven other countries are subject to a more strict ban. The […]

  • Prime Minister hails ‘new beginning’ as UK counts down to Brexit on Friday

    LONDON, England – Britons are counting down the hours to their country’s departure from the European Union. The United Kingdom will officially leave the EU at 11 p.m. local time (4 p.m. MST) on Friday. Some are joyous, some are sad, and many are just hopeful the divorce will end an anguished chapter in their country’s history. British citizens are still divided over whether Brexit is good or bad, 3 1/2 years after they narrowly voted to leave the EU. […]

  • Hummer is making a comeback, but this time it’s electric

    DETROIT, Mich. – The Hummer is making a comeback, only this time it won’t guzzle gas or spew greenhouse gases. General Motors announced Thursday that it will start selling a battery-powered Hummer pickup truck in September of 2021. At least part of the new Hummer will be shown in a 30-second television ad featuring basketball star LeBron James during the second quarter of Sunday’s Super Bowl. The truck will be unveiled officially in May and have a huge battery to […]

  • Authorities ID man who saved baby during Texas mass shooting

    Authorities say they’ve identified a mystery man who was seen on surveillance video saving a baby during last year’s mass shooting at a Walmart in Texas that killed 22 people. El Paso police say they’ve confirmed that Lazaro Ponce is the man seen in the footage. Ponce tells the El Paso Times that he and his wife were homeless and living at a makeshift camp near the Walmart at the time of the shooting. Ponce told the newspaper that he […]

  • Deaths from coronavirus rise to 170 in China

    China has counted 170 deaths from the coronavirus and more countries have reported infections, including some spread locally, as foreign evacuees from China’s worst-hit region returned home. India and the Philippines reported their first cases in people who had been in the Chinese city where the new coronavirus first surfaced. South Korea confirmed a case that was locally spread, in a man who had contact with a patient diagnosed earlier. Locally spread cases outside China have been a worrying concern […]

  • NASA shutting down space telescope, infrared eyes to cosmos

    NASA is pulling the plug on one of its great observatories — the Spitzer Space Telescope — after 16 years of scanning the universe with infrared eyes. The end comes Thursday when ground controllers put the aging spacecraft into permanent hibernation. For years, Spitzer peered through dusty clouds at untold stars and galaxies, uncovered a huge, nearly invisible ring around Saturn, and helped discover seven Earth-size planets around a nearby star. Spitzer’s last observation was Wednesday. Altogether, Spitzer observed 800,000 […]

  • For 1st time in 4 years, US life expectancy rises — a little

    Life expectancy in the United States is up for the first time in four years. The increase is small — just a month — but marks at least a temporary halt to a downward trend. The rise is due to lower death rates for cancer and drug overdoses. “Let’s just hope it continues,” said Robert Anderson, who oversees the report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest calculation is for 2018 and factors in current […]

  • Father arrested in killings of his 5 infant children in California cold case

    YOLO COUNTY, Calif. – A California father who was about to be freed from prison has been arrested in the decades-old killings of five of his infant children in a case that has haunted the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office for years. It began when an infant’s body wrapped in a Winnie the Pooh blanket was found in 2007 by a fisherman in an irrigation slough just east of the city of Woodland. The sheriff’s office says the baby was found […]

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