February 19th, 2020

World News

Eccentric millionaire Durst faces trial in friend’s killing

By Brian Melley, The Associated Press on February 17th, 2020

LOS ANGELES – There is almost no physical evidence connecting New York real estate heir Robert Durst to the slaying of his best friend in Los Angeles 20 years ago. What does link him to the killing of Susan Berman, though, is a cryptic note sent to police with her address and one word: “CADAVER.” ... Read More »

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American cruise passengers quarantined at US military bases

By The Associated Press on February 17th, 2020

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – More than 300 American cruise ship passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, were being quarantined at military bases in California and Texas on Monday after arriving from Japan on charter flights overnight. One plane carrying cruise passengers touched down at Travis Air Force Base in Northern California ... Read More »

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Japan confirms 99 more cases of new virus on cruise ship

By Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press on February 17th, 2020

TOKYO – Japanese officials have confirmed 99 more people infected by the new virus aboard the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess, bringing the total to 454, the Health Ministry said Monday . The ministry has been carrying out tests on passengers and crew on the ship, docked in Yokohama, a port city near Tokyo. The ... Read More »

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China may postpone annual congress because of virus

By Yanan Wang, The Associated Press on February 17th, 2020

BEIJING – China says it may postpone its annual congress in March, its biggest political meeting of the year, because of the virus outbreak. The standing committee for the National People’s Congress said Monday that it believes it is necessary to postpone the gathering to give top priority to people’s lives, safety and health. THIS ... Read More »

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Trading quarantines, Americans from cruise land in US

By The Associated Press on February 17th, 2020

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – One of two charter flights carrying cruise ship passengers from Japan landed at a California air force base early Monday. A plane carrying American passengers touched down at Travis Air Force Base in northern California just before 2:30 a.m., local time. Another flight was headed to Lackland Air Force ... Read More »

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Hawaii police say thieves took $1K worth of pungent fruit

By The Associated Press on February 16th, 2020

HONOLULU – Police in Hawaii are investigating the theft of fruit valued at about $1,000 including durian, which is known for its powerful odor. Two men entered a property in Hilo on the Big Island and removed 18 durian and other types of fruit on the night of Feb. 1, the Hawaii Police Department said. ... Read More »

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China sees rise in new virus cases, death toll rises by 105

By Yanan Wang, The Associated Press on February 16th, 2020

BEIJING – Mainland China on Monday reported a slight upturn in new virus cases and an increase by 105 in deaths caused by the illness for a total of 1,770 since the outbreak began. The new number of 2,048 cases being reported Monday for the previous 24 hours came after three days of declines but ... Read More »

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Glamour, glitz at London Fashion Week despite stormy weather

By Sylvia Hui, The Associated Press on February 16th, 2020

LONDON – Gale force winds and a deluge of rain may be causing havoc to much of Britain, but for the fashion crowd the show must go on. Storm Dennis didn’t stop models, celebrities and fashion insiders from donning their finest to attend London Fashion Week on Sunday, which showcased new season styles from designers ... Read More »

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Number of weddings in Nevada’s Clark County are declining

By The Associated Press on February 16th, 2020

LAS VEGAS – Officials say the number of weddings in Clark County has been declining. The county had 73,000 weddings last year – more than 40-per cent drop from 2004, when 128,000 ceremonies occurred. County Clerk Lynn Goya cites an overall decline in advertising to push the industry and available options for consumers. Authorities tell ... Read More »

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Young Ugandan who featured in a Disney chess film dies at 15

By Rodney Muhumuza, The Associated Press on February 16th, 2020

KAMPALA, Uganda – A Ugandan student who played a memorable role in a 2016 Disney film about a local chess prodigy has died at the age of 15. Nikita Pearl Waligwa died on Saturday at a hospital near the Ugandan capital, Kampala. The cause was a brain tumour, according to the girls’ secondary school she ... Read More »

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