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Fri. 9:17 a.m.: Police: 1 missing after building explosion shakes Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — One person was missing following a large explosion at an apparent industrial building in Houston early today that heavily damaged nearby buildings and homes, left rubble scattered in the area and was felt miles away. The Houston Fire Department said one person was taken to a ...

Fri. 9:10 a.m.: China building a hospital to treat virus, expands lockdowns

BEIJING (AP) — China announced today that it is swiftly building a 1,000-bed hospital dedicated to patients infected with a new virus that has killed 26 people, sickened hundreds and prompted unprecedented lockdowns of cities during the country's most important holiday. On the eve of the ...

Fri. 9:02 a.m.: Poll: Many in US support Trump decision to kill Iran general

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll shows Americans are more likely than not to support President Donald Trump's decision to order a drone strike that killed an Iranian general, even amid widespread skepticism about his foreign policy overall. The poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for ...

Fri. 8:46 a.m.: Trump, a late convert to cause, to join anti-abortion rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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." Now, as he heads ...

Thu. 9:43 a.m.: Rohingya hail UN ruling ordering Myanmar to prevent genocide

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' top court today ordered Myanmar to take all measures in its power to prevent genocide against the Rohingya people, delivering a sweeping legal victory for the Muslim minority. The ruling came despite appeals last month by Myanmar's civilian ...

Thu. 9:31 a.m.: China shuts down more cities in bid to contain deadly virus

BEIJING (AP) — China decided today 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. Police, ...

Thu. 9:14 a.m.: Firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing 3 Americans

SYDNEY (AP) — Three American crew members were killed today when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed the crash deaths in the state's Snowy Monaro region, which ...

Thu. 9:06 a.m.: World leaders rally in Jerusalem against anti-Semitism

JERUSALEM (AP) — Dozens of world leaders gathered today in Jerusalem for the largest-ever gathering focused on commemorating the Holocaust and combating rising modern-day anti-Semitism — a politically charged event that has been clouded by rival national interpretations of the ...