Thousands would be left behind in Wuhan even as U.S. prepares to evacuate citizens: 'It's like a sinking ship'
Thousands would be left behind in Wuhan even as U.S. prepares to evacuate citizens: 'It's like a sinking ship'

The U.S. government is chartering a flight to transport several hundred diplomats, family members, and other Americans out of Wuhan

Kobe Bryant: Veteran pilot was blinded and disoriented by fog before chopper went 'out of control'
Kobe Bryant: Veteran pilot was blinded and disoriented by fog before chopper went 'out of control'

Pilot's last message was that he was climbing to avoid cloud cover, says air traffic control

Prince Andrew uncooperative in Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking probe, says US prosecutor
Prince Andrew uncooperative in Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking probe, says US prosecutor

A US prosecutor overseeing the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking investigation says Prince Andrew has been uncooperative in the inquiry

Oscar luncheon begins with moment of silence for Academy Award winner Kobe Bryant; DiCaprio, Tarantino attend
Oscar luncheon begins with moment of silence for Academy Award winner Kobe Bryant; DiCaprio, Tarantino attend

Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Taika Waititi, Renée Zellweger, Al Pacino, Quentin Tarantino, and Laura Dern are among the many Academy Award nominees who are gathered for the annual luncheon that serves as a meet-and-greet, celebration and training session for each year’s class of Oscar nominees

US military confirms mystery crash in eastern Afghanistan was US Air Force plane
US military confirms mystery crash in eastern Afghanistan was US Air Force plane

The spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Col. Sonny Leggett, said the military plane, a Bombardier E-11A, crashed in the Ghazni province and an investigation of its causes was ongoing. Monday's plane crash is not expected to derail U.S.-Taliban peace talks if it turns out it was an accident

Deaths reported as massive fire destroys 35 boats docked along Tennessee River
Deaths reported as massive fire destroys 35 boats docked along Tennessee River

The park on the Tennessee River includes a boat ramp, a dock and a restaurant, and offers boat rentals, according to Jackson County's government website

Six years after 'disappearance', Kim Jong Un's aunt reappears to watch a  Lunar New Year show
Six years after 'disappearance', Kim Jong Un's aunt reappears to watch a  Lunar New Year show

Kim Kyong Hui’s fate had been in doubt after Kim Jong Un had her husband and the North’s No. 2 official, Jang Song Thaek, executed for treason and corruption in December 2013

Kobe Bryant crash: Nine killed including NBA star and his daughter, says LA County Sheriff’s Department
Kobe Bryant crash: Nine killed including NBA star and his daughter, says LA County Sheriff’s Department

The chopper they were traveling in went down in Calabasas, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles on Sunday morning

Kobe Byrant: Career highlights of one of the greatest basketball players of all-time
Kobe Byrant: Career highlights of one of the greatest basketball players of all-time

The 41-year-old NBA All-Star was killed along with his daughter in a helicopter crash Sunday morning in California

Kobe Bryant death: Photos show horrific crash scene as witnesses report hearing 'sputtering, and then a boom'
Kobe Bryant death: Photos show horrific crash scene as witnesses report hearing 'sputtering, and then a boom'

The crash happened on a foggy morning around 10 a.m. about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles

Coronavirus: Chicago woman is second confirmed case in the US, patient being treated in isolation at hospital
Coronavirus: Chicago woman is second confirmed case in the US, patient being treated in isolation at hospital

The woman in her 60s returned from China on Jan. 13 without showing any signs of illness, but three or four days later she called her doctor to report feeling sick

Alaska becomes first state to allow marijuana consumption inside dispensaries: 'A really big milestone'
Alaska becomes first state to allow marijuana consumption inside dispensaries: 'A really big milestone'

'Some cities in other states have approved such actions, but these are the first state-issued approvals'

Jim Lehrer, PBS' 'NewsHour' host who for decades offered thoughtful takes on current events, dies at 85
Jim Lehrer, PBS' 'NewsHour' host who for decades offered thoughtful takes on current events, dies at 85

Lehrer moderated his first presidential debate in 1988 and was a frequent consensus choice in subsequent presidential contests. He likened the job to “walking down the blade of a knife.” he once said. "I know how important it is, but it's not about me. It's what the candidates say that matters"

Actress Annabella Sciorra confronts Harvey Weinstein from witness stand at NYC court: 'My body shut down'
Actress Annabella Sciorra confronts Harvey Weinstein from witness stand at NYC court: 'My body shut down'

“I was punching him. I was kicking him. I was just trying to get him off of me" after he pushed his way into her apartment and pinned her on a bed in the early 1990s, Sciorra told the jury. She said he overpowered her, seizing her hands and holding them over her head, and raped her

Michelle Carter, who was jailed after coercing boyfriend into suicide, released early for good behavior
Michelle Carter, who was jailed after coercing boyfriend into suicide, released early for good behavior

Carter was released more than three months early from a county jail in Massachusetts, where she had been serving a 15-month sentence.

Utah 16-year-old fatally shot mother, three young siblings 'piece by piece' over a five-hour period: Police
Utah 16-year-old fatally shot mother, three young siblings 'piece by piece' over a five-hour period: Police

The teenager surrendered peacefully after killing his 52-year-old mother and three of his siblings, and wounding the children's father last Friday in Grantsville, west of Salt Lake City

Trump administration imposes visa restrictions for pregnant women to curb 'birth tourism'
Trump administration imposes visa restrictions for pregnant women to curb 'birth tourism'

It is estimated that in 2012 about 36,000 foreign-born women gave birth in the US, then left the country

Wuhan outbreak: China shuts down 3 cities home to 18 million to contain deadly virus in unprecedented move
Wuhan outbreak: China shuts down 3 cities home to 18 million to contain deadly virus in unprecedented move

Normally bustling streets, shopping malls, restaurants and other public spaces in Wuhan were eerily quiet

Angry over doorbell prank, California man kills three 16-year-olds by ramming his car into theirs
Angry over doorbell prank, California man kills three 16-year-olds by ramming his car into theirs

One of the boys got out of the car, rang the doorbell and then ran back to the car after a man opened it

Three American firefighters killed as aerial water tanker crashes while battling Australian bushfires
Three American firefighters killed as aerial water tanker crashes while battling Australian bushfires

The C-130 Lockheed large air tanker was lost after it left Richmond in New South Wales with retardant

McStay family murders: Man gets death sentence for brutally slaying business partner, wife and two young children
McStay family murders: Man gets death sentence for brutally slaying business partner, wife and two young children

The family of four disappeared without a trace in February 2010. Their bodies were not found until 2013, when an off-road motorcyclist came across them in the Mojave Desert.

Monty Python star Terry Jones dies aged 77 after 'long, good-humored' battle with dementia
Monty Python star Terry Jones dies aged 77 after 'long, good-humored' battle with dementia

The actor who formed Monty Python's Flying Circus with Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman and Terry Gilliam died on Tuesday, January 21

How Trump's impeachment trial compares with that of Bill Clinton after last-minute tweaks to the rules
How Trump's impeachment trial compares with that of Bill Clinton after last-minute tweaks to the rules

However, if there are witnesses in Trump’s trial, their testimony will be new, unlike the witnesses who deposed in Clinton’s trial

Phoenix mother admitted to killing her three children, all below 4, by drowning them, say police
Phoenix mother admitted to killing her three children, all below 4, by drowning them, say police

22-year-old mother Rachel Henry 'has admitted to harming her three children' which led to their deaths, police Sgt. Mercedes Fortune said

Derek Jeter elected to Baseball Hall of Fame but falls one vote short of being a unanimous pick
Derek Jeter elected to Baseball Hall of Fame but falls one vote short of being a unanimous pick

Derek Jeter and Larry Walker will be inducted on July 26 at the Hall in Cooperstown along with catcher Ted Simmons and former players’ association head Marvin Miller, who were voted in last month by the Hall’s Modern Era Committee

Wuhan outbreak: Washington man is first in the US to catch deadly coronavirus after visiting China
Wuhan outbreak: Washington man is first in the US to catch deadly coronavirus after visiting China

The US has its first case of a new virus found last month in China, but health officials say they believe the overall risk to Americans is low

'Upcoming artist' held for shooting that killed two in Texas promotes Instagram account while being arrested
'Upcoming artist' held for shooting that killed two in Texas promotes Instagram account while being arrested

19-year-old Kiernan Christopher Williams is expected to face capital murder charges for the shooting in San Antonio that left two dead and five injured

Religious cult forced disabled woman and her five children to walk through fire before beheading them
Religious cult forced disabled woman and her five children to walk through fire before beheading them

One of the surviving participants said they were helpless, bound, unconscious or sightless much of the time

Wuhan outbreak: China confirms human-to-human transmission of coronavirus as WHO calls for emergency meet
Wuhan outbreak: China confirms human-to-human transmission of coronavirus as WHO calls for emergency meet

Two people in Guangdong province in southern China caught the virus from family members, says a respiratory expert

Prince Harry blames 'powerful media' for stepping away from royal duties with wife Meghan Markle
Prince Harry blames 'powerful media' for stepping away from royal duties with wife Meghan Markle

Harry at a charity speech said he had "no other option" but to step away as he and his wife seek a more peaceful life.

'Surviving Jeffrey Epstein', a 4-hour docuseries, to air on Lifetime after the successful 'Surviving R. Kelly'
'Surviving Jeffrey Epstein', a 4-hour docuseries, to air on Lifetime after the successful 'Surviving R. Kelly'

The four-hour film, “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein,” will air this summer, the cable channel said Saturday

Trump administration to roll back Michelle Obama's healthy school lunch rules and allow more pizza and fries
Trump administration to roll back Michelle Obama's healthy school lunch rules and allow more pizza and fries

Schools would be allowed to cut the amount of certain types of vegetables served at lunch

Trump Impeachment: President includes Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz in legal defense team for Senate trial
Trump Impeachment: President includes Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz in legal defense team for Senate trial

The two new Trump attorneys are already nationally known both for their involvement in some of the more consequential legal dramas of recent American history and for their regular appearances on Fox News, the president’s preferred television network.

Truck crashes into Starbucks in Illinois causing building to collapse, four seriously injured
Truck crashes into Starbucks in Illinois causing building to collapse, four seriously injured

Fire and rescue personnel extracted one person from beneath the vehicle, police said in a statement

Texas man John Gardner who murdered wife days before divorce becomes first US inmate to be executed in 2020
Texas man John Gardner who murdered wife days before divorce becomes first US inmate to be executed in 2020

John Gardner, 64, received a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the January 2005 slaying of Tammy Gardner

Did racism drive Meghan away? Debate on how 'she was always an outsider' lingers as she steps back with Harry
Did racism drive Meghan away? Debate on how 'she was always an outsider' lingers as she steps back with Harry

As Prince Harry and wife Meghan step back as senior royals, a debate is raging about what role racism played in fueling the couple's discontent

Priyanka Chopra Jonas to star opposite Richard Madden  in Amazon's new spy thriller 'Citadel'
Priyanka Chopra Jonas to star opposite Richard Madden in Amazon's new spy thriller 'Citadel'

The show to be adopted in local-language productions in Italy and India, with another announced Tuesday in Mexico. Amazon called the U.S. version the 'mothership' of the project, with production set to begin this summer.

Queen agrees to let Harry, Meghan move part-time to Canada granting 'wish to live a more independent life'
Queen agrees to let Harry, Meghan move part-time to Canada granting 'wish to live a more independent life'

The queen said in a statement: “Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family''

Oscars 2020: Beyoncé 'Spirit' gets snubbed but Elton John, Randy Newman nominated for writing the song
Oscars 2020: Beyoncé 'Spirit' gets snubbed but Elton John, Randy Newman nominated for writing the song

Beyoncé’s 'Spirit' couldn't get nominated for the best original song category

Oscars 2020: 'Joker' leads with 11 nods, Jennifer Lopez snubbed in supporting actress category
Oscars 2020: 'Joker' leads with 11 nods, Jennifer Lopez snubbed in supporting actress category

This year's nominees will bring plenty of star power to the February 9 ceremony — a good thing, too, since the show will for the second straight year go without a host

Prince William and Harry issue rare joint statement to deny claims of 'bullying' within royal family
Prince William and Harry issue rare joint statement to deny claims of 'bullying' within royal family

"The use of inflammatory language in this way is offensive and potentially harmful," the statement read

Meghan and Prince Harry will no longer use HRH titles, asked to repay $3.1m public cash spent on Frogmore Cottage
Meghan and Prince Harry will no longer use HRH titles, asked to repay $3.1m public cash spent on Frogmore Cottage

The palace says the couple will repay some 2.4 million pounds ($3.1 million) of taxpayers' money that was spent renovating their home near Windsor Castle.

Winter storms lash western states, leave several areas without electricity and essential supplies
Winter storms lash western states, leave several areas without electricity and essential supplies

Forecasters, however, say warmer weather will arrive by Saturday melting snow but increasing flood threat

Fear of a deadly epidemic mounts as China reports second death from virus behind pneumonia outbreak
Fear of a deadly epidemic mounts as China reports second death from virus behind pneumonia outbreak

In total, 41 people in Wuhan province have been diagnosed with a novel coronavirus, a family of viruses that can cause both the common cold and more severe diseases like SARS and MERS.

Trump impeachment: Senators vow to 'do impartial justice' as historic trial begins
Trump impeachment: Senators vow to 'do impartial justice' as historic trial begins

The trial, only the third such undertaking in American history, is unfolding at the start of the election year, a time of deep political division in the nation. Four of the senators sitting in judgment on Trump are running for the Democratic Party’s nomination to challenge him in the fall.

House leaders send two articles of Trump impeachment to the Senate
House leaders send two articles of Trump impeachment to the Senate

The lawmakers moved the impeachment out of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Democratic-run House to the Republican-majority Senate, where the president's team is mounting a defense aiming for swift acquittal

Nancy Pelosi hands out impeachment pens before Trump's Senate trial, slammed for being 'too cheery' about it
Nancy Pelosi hands out impeachment pens before Trump's Senate trial, slammed for being 'too cheery' about it

Signing pens are swag in Washington, often framed and hung in lobbies across the city as trophies of proximity to power. Trump has engaged in the tradition himself.

Russia PM Dmitry Medvedev resigns in move seen as Putin's bid to still stay in power after term ends in 2024
Russia PM Dmitry Medvedev resigns in move seen as Putin's bid to still stay in power after term ends in 2024

Medvedev's resignation followed Putin's annual state of the nation address earlier Wednesday. During his speech, the Russian leader proposed amending the constitution to increase the powers of prime ministers and Cabinet members.

Over 500 flights canceled, more than 13,000 evacuated as huge clouds of ash reach Manila after volcano erupts
Over 500 flights canceled, more than 13,000 evacuated as huge clouds of ash reach Manila after volcano erupts

The airport has been shut down and plans are being made to evacuate hundreds of thousands of villagers

Pope Benedict XVI breaks his silence in new book to defend priestly celibacy as Pope Francis considers changes
Pope Benedict XVI breaks his silence in new book to defend priestly celibacy as Pope Francis considers changes

Pope Francis is considering whether to allow married men to be ordained to address the Catholic priest shortage

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