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China temporarily bans wildlife trade in wake of outbreak

Published On: January 26, 2020 08:26 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BEIJING, Jan 26: Chinese authorities announced a temporary ban on the trade of wild animals Sunday following a viral outbreak in Wuhan, saying they will “severely investigate and punish” violators.

Bob Marley’s kids celebrate late reggae icon’s 75th birthday

Published On: January 26, 2020 06:41 PM NPT By: Associated Press

At a celebration for Bob Marley’s 75th birth anniversary, the late icon’s children — famous in their own right — gathered to tell stories about the reggae king and discuss passing the musical torch to their own children.

Iheanacho fires Leicester into FA Cup fifth round

Published On: January 26, 2020 11:14 AM NPT By: Associated Press

LONDON, Jan 26: Leicester edged into the FA Cup fifth round as Kelechi Iheanacho's early goal sealed a 1-0 win at second tier Brentford on Saturday.

Rare coin of Britain’s King Edward VIII fetches record $1.3M

Published On: January 24, 2020 05:04 PM NPT By: Associated Press

One of the world’s rarest coins, a gold piece bearing the image of Britain’s King Edward VIII before his abdication, has sold for 1 million pounds ($1.3 million), setting a new record for a British coin.

Startups see a market in renting couches by the month

Published On: January 24, 2020 04:01 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Zachariah Mohammed’s living room is filled with stuff he doesn’t own. He pays $200 a month for the sofa, side table, bar cart, dining table and four chairs in his living room. It’s worth it, the 27-year-old New Yorker says.

Some see end to caravans as Mexican guardsmen stop migrants

Published On: January 24, 2020 03:53 PM NPT By: Associated Press

FRONTERA HIDALGO, Mexico, Jan 24: From the roadside stand where his family sells mole, barbecue and chicken stew, Miguel Ángel Vázquez has seen all the caravans of Central American migrants and asylum seekers stream past his front door in recent years, throngs of people driven to flee poverty and violence in hopes of a better life in the United States.

N Korea names sharp-tongued army figure as foreign minister

Published On: January 24, 2020 02:52 PM NPT By: Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea, Jan 24: North Korea has named a sharp-tongued former army officer with little foreign policy experience as its top diplomat, in a possible indication it will take a harder line with Washington in stalled nuclear negotiations.

Trump, a late convert to cause, to join anti-abortion rally

Published On: January 24, 2020 02:24 PM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Jan 24: It was just four years ago that a political committee supporting one of Donald Trump’s Republican rivals unveiled an ad slamming his views on abortion, complete with footage from a 1999 interview in which he declared, “I am pro-choice in every respect.”

‘NewsHour’ host and debate moderator Jim Lehrer dies at 85

Published On: January 24, 2020 01:56 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Jim Lehrer, longtime host of the nightly PBS “NewsHour” whose serious, sober demeanor made him the choice to moderate 11 presidential debates between 1988 and 2012, has died, PBS said Thursday. He was 85.

Sundance festival kicks off with Taylor Swift, ‘Crip Camp’

Published On: January 24, 2020 01:08 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Plenty of change is in the air at the Sundance Film Festival, where 128 feature films are set to premiere over the next 10 days beginning Thursday.

Democrats argue ‘right matters’ in Trump impeachment trial

Published On: January 24, 2020 12:58 PM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Jan 24: Democratic House prosecutors made an expansive case Thursday at Donald Trump’s impeachment trial that he abused power like no other president in history, swept up by a “completely bogus” Ukraine theory pushed by attorney Rudy Giuliani.

Brittany Howard looks past and forward ahead of the Grammys

Published On: January 24, 2020 12:53 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Leaving a successful band is never easy. For Brittany Howard, stepping away from the roots-rockers Alabama Shakes wasn’t easy — but it was necessary.

US to impose visa restrictions for pregnant women

Published On: January 23, 2020 07:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Jan 23: The Trump administration is coming out Thursday with new visa restrictions aimed at restricting “birth tourism,” in which women travel to the U.S. to give birth so their children can have a coveted U.S. passport.

China shuts down more cities in bid to contain deadly virus

Published On: January 23, 2020 06:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BEIJING, Jan 23: China decided Thursday to lock down three cities that are home to more than 18 million people in an unprecedented effort to try to contain a deadly new viral illness that has sickened hundreds and spread to other cities and countries in the Lunar New Year travel rush.

Jamie Foxx, Jordan Peele among honorees at AAFCA awards

Published On: January 23, 2020 04:55 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Jamie Foxx has won a plethora of major awards including an Oscar and Grammy.

Iran uses violence, politics to try to push US out of Iraq

Published On: January 23, 2020 03:42 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BEIRUT, Jan 23: Iran has long sought the withdrawal of American forces from neighboring Iraq, but the U.S. killing of an Iranian general and an Iraqi militia commander in Baghdad has added new impetus to the effort, stoking anti-American feelings that Tehran hopes to exploit to help realize the goal.

Cold-stunned iguanas falling from Florida trees

Published On: January 23, 2020 03:38 PM NPT By: Associated Press

The National Weather Service routinely warns people about falling rain, snow and hail, but temperatures are dropping so low in South Florida the forecasters warned residents Tuesday about falling iguanas.

Can equality pledges fix country music’s gender problem?

Published On: January 23, 2020 03:35 PM NPT By: Associated Press

What started as a joke on Twitter about an unwritten rule among country radio stations not to play two female artists in a row prompted outrage by country music stars, but also pledges to give women equal airtime.

World leaders rally in Jerusalem against anti-Semitism

Published On: January 23, 2020 03:13 PM NPT By: Associated Press

JERUSALEM, Jan 23: Dozens of world leaders descended upon Jerusalem on Thursday for the largest-ever gathering focused on commemorating the Holocaust and combating modern-day anti-Semitism.

Firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing 3 Americans

Published On: January 23, 2020 02:46 PM NPT By: Associated Press

SYDNEY, Jan 23: Three American crew members died Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said.