Coronavirus: Global death toll hits 811 surpassing that of SARS which killed 774 people in 2003
Coronavirus: Global death toll hits 811 surpassing that of SARS which killed 774 people in 2003

SARS had killed 774 people and sickened 8,098, mainly in mainland China and Hong Kong

Thai soldier goes on shooting rampage killing at least 20 people, currently holed up in a mall wth hostages
Thai soldier goes on shooting rampage killing at least 20 people, currently holed up in a mall wth hostages

The man believed to be the gunman appears to have posted updates to his Facebook page during the rampage

Kansas woman found guilty of decapitating ex-boyfriend's mother with knives and leaving her head in kitchen sink
Kansas woman found guilty of decapitating ex-boyfriend's mother with knives and leaving her head in kitchen sink

Testimony during the trial indicated the woman may have been alive when her head was cut off

Kobe Bryant’s chopper was just 100 ft from clear skies but pilot made fatal left turn instead of continuing up
Kobe Bryant’s chopper was just 100 ft from clear skies but pilot made fatal left turn instead of continuing up

Investigators also believe that since a tree branch at the crash site was cut, the twin engines were working and the rotors turning at the time of impact

Euthanasia center faces staff crunch as it sees shocking 22% rise in requests with 3,122 deaths in 2019
Euthanasia center faces staff crunch as it sees shocking 22% rise in requests with 3,122 deaths in 2019

The Netherlands in 2002 became the first country in the world to legalize euthanasia.

Five killed as powerful storm rips through southeast, 150,000 homes and businesses remain without power
Five killed as powerful storm rips through southeast, 150,000 homes and businesses remain without power

According to National Weather Service, the storm system was strengthening in the mid-Atlantic region, bringing snow, ice, and rain northward

Tornado Watch: Schools closed, delayed as severe weather warnings issued in multiple counties in Deep South
Tornado Watch: Schools closed, delayed as severe weather warnings issued in multiple counties in Deep South

A winter storm is bringing snowfall as far south as El Paso, Texas, while areas of the Deep South are at risk of severe weather including tornadoes and torrential rains

Donald Trump acquitted of impeachment charges after swift voting even as Romney goes against the GOP
Donald Trump acquitted of impeachment charges after swift voting even as Romney goes against the GOP

President Donald Trump has been found not guilty of both articles of impeachment, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress' investigation

Coronavirus: 350 Americans fleeing virus zone land in California, to be quarantined for 14 days
Coronavirus: 350 Americans fleeing virus zone land in California, to be quarantined for 14 days

U.S. military officials said two jets, carrying the Americans evacuated from China, landed at Travis Air Force base

California Gov. Gavin Newsom pardons gay civil rights leader Bayard Rustin in new initiative helping LGBTQ community
California Gov. Gavin Newsom pardons gay civil rights leader Bayard Rustin in new initiative helping LGBTQ community

The governor issued an executive order creating what he called a new clemency initiative to identify those who might be eligible for pardons and swiftly consider those applications.

Harvey Weinstein trial stopped after key accuser breaks down in sobs under prosecution cross-examination
Harvey Weinstein trial stopped after key accuser breaks down in sobs under prosecution cross-examination

A key accuser in the New York City rape trial of Harvey Weinstein faced a vigorous cross-examination that drove her to tears

Wuhan coronavirus: Donald Trump says deadly outbreak 'very well under control' as WHO declares global emergency
Wuhan coronavirus: Donald Trump says deadly outbreak 'very well under control' as WHO declares global emergency

President Donald Trump says he hopes the outbreak caused by a new virus in China won't be as bad as some people think it could be

WHO declares coronavirus global emergency after number of infected spikes more than tenfold in a week
WHO declares coronavirus global emergency after number of infected spikes more than tenfold in a week

Speaking to reporters in Geneva, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus noted the worrisome spread of the virus between people outside China. The main reason for this declaration is not because of what is happening in China but because of what is happening in other countries, he said

Robert Conrad, best known for ‘The Wild Wild West’ and 'Hawaiian Eye', dies of heart failure at 84
Robert Conrad, best known for ‘The Wild Wild West’ and 'Hawaiian Eye', dies of heart failure at 84

With his good looks and strong physique, Conrad was a rising young actor when he was chosen for the lead in "Hawaiian Eye." He became an overnight star after the show debuted in 1959.

Texas executes man who killed his wife, two children and two other relatives during a drug-fueled rage
Texas executes man who killed his wife, two children and two other relatives during a drug-fueled rage

“I want to apologize to my in-laws for causing all this emotional pain,” Ochoa said

Kobe Bryant crash probe: NTSB releases new pics from before and after crash, says no evidence of engine failure
Kobe Bryant crash probe: NTSB releases new pics from before and after crash, says no evidence of engine failure

The report is further indication the pilot likely became disoriented in the thick fog

Kobe Bryant memorial service set for February 24 at Staples Center: 'The date is a tribute to Kobe and Gianna'
Kobe Bryant memorial service set for February 24 at Staples Center: 'The date is a tribute to Kobe and Gianna'

No official announcement about the memorial has been made and the person who provided the information is knowledgeable about the planning, spoke on condition of anonymity

Kirk Douglas rose from poverty to become a king of Hollywood
Kirk Douglas rose from poverty to become a king of Hollywood

Kirk Douglas, the muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in 'Spartacus', 'Lust for Life' and dozens of other films and helped fatally weaken the Hollywood blacklist, has died at 103

Coronavirus: 10 cases confirmed on cruise ship quarantined off Japan, more than 250 others need further testing
Coronavirus: 10 cases confirmed on cruise ship quarantined off Japan, more than 250 others need further testing

The Diamond Princess cruise ship is quarantined off Yokohama, just outside Tokyo

Nancy the Ripper: Trump and Pelosi declare war as he snubs handshake and she responds by tearing up his speech
Nancy the Ripper: Trump and Pelosi declare war as he snubs handshake and she responds by tearing up his speech

The ripping was not planned, according to a person close to the speaker who was unauthorized to speak publicly

Trump awards controversial radio host Rush Limbaugh with Presidential Medal of Freedom
Trump awards controversial radio host Rush Limbaugh with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Limbaugh, who is a staunch supporter of Trump, announced on February 3 that he is battling advanced lung cancer

Pete Buttigieg holds slight lead over Bernie Sanders as 71% result of Iowa caucuses comes out
Pete Buttigieg holds slight lead over Bernie Sanders as 71% result of Iowa caucuses comes out

After nearly 24 hours of the conclusion of voting, Democratic Party officials in Iowa released more part of the delayed caucus results

Michael Bloomberg to spend over $600M on ads and double his staff to 2,000 to capitalize on Iowa caucus chaos
Michael Bloomberg to spend over $600M on ads and double his staff to 2,000 to capitalize on Iowa caucus chaos

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is doubling the already massive amount of money he would spend on advertising

1 killed, 5 injured in shooting on Greyhound bus heading from LA to San Francisco Bay Area
1 killed, 5 injured in shooting on Greyhound bus heading from LA to San Francisco Bay Area

The shooting happened at about 1.20 am as the bus was on the Grapevine section of Interstate 5 high in the mountains between LA and the San Joaquin Valley

Climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for second year in a row
Climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for second year in a row

Two lawmakers in Sweden have nominated her this year. Three members of the Norwegian Parliament had nominated her in 2019

Built in just 10 days, China's coronavirus hospital starts accepting patients as death toll risies to 360
Built in just 10 days, China's coronavirus hospital starts accepting patients as death toll risies to 360

The Chinese government has reportedly sent 1,400 doctors, nurses and other personnel to staff the Wuhan hospital

Super Bowl LIV: Kansas City Chiefs beat San Francisco 49ers 31-20, turn champions again after 50-year wait
Super Bowl LIV: Kansas City Chiefs beat San Francisco 49ers 31-20, turn champions again after 50-year wait

Patrick Mahomes threw for a pair of touchdowns in the game’s final 6:13, helping the Kansas City Chiefs erase a 10-point deficit and beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl 54

Jamie Foxx tricks crowd at pre-Super Bowl show, tells them ‘Beyoncé’ is about to perform
Jamie Foxx tricks crowd at pre-Super Bowl show, tells them ‘Beyoncé’ is about to perform

Foxx was playful all night, salsa dancing with the crowd, practicing his Spanish and telling everyone to get close because he smelled especially good that evening

Wuhan coronavirus outbreak: First death outside China reported in Philippines
Wuhan coronavirus outbreak: First death outside China reported in Philippines

The patient was a 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan who was likely infected before arriving in the Philippines

Coronavirus: Evacuated US football player says Wuhan was like a ghost town: 'Imagine NY City being shut down'
Coronavirus: Evacuated US football player says Wuhan was like a ghost town: 'Imagine NY City being shut down'

“When you're dealing with life and death, it's a whole different ball game," he said

Coronavirus: United, Delta and American airlines suspend US-China flights as outbreak continues to spread
Coronavirus: United, Delta and American airlines suspend US-China flights as outbreak continues to spread

All three carriers said they were responding to a sharp drop in demand for the flights and State Department advisory telling Americans not to travel to China

Coronavirus: US bans foreign nationals who visited China recently, declares public health emergency after 7th case
Coronavirus: US bans foreign nationals who visited China recently, declares public health emergency after 7th case

Americans returning from China will be allowed into the country, but will face screening at select ports of entry and required to undertake 14 days of self-screening to ensure they don't pose a health risk.

Mar-a-Lago shooting: 30-year-old woman in custody after shots fired at SUV that breached security checkpoint
Mar-a-Lago shooting: 30-year-old woman in custody after shots fired at SUV that breached security checkpoint

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw identified Friday's intruder as Hannah Roemhild. He says she wasn’t “even remotely close" to getting into the “inner perimeter" of the resort in Palm Beach. Bradshaw says Roemhild was impaired

Anne Cox Chambers, billionaire newspaper heiress, dies at 100
Anne Cox Chambers, billionaire newspaper heiress, dies at 100

Chambers, a director of Cox Enterprises Inc., promoted Jimmy Carter's political career and served as U.S. ambassador to Belgium during his presidency.

John Delaney drops out of 2020 Democratic presidential race: 'This is not the purpose God has for me'
John Delaney drops out of 2020 Democratic presidential race: 'This is not the purpose God has for me'

The former Maryland congressman has been running for president since July 2017 and is ending his presidential campaign after pouring millions of his own money into the effort

Wuhan coronavirus: Singapore closes border to all visitors from China to stop spread of disease
Wuhan coronavirus: Singapore closes border to all visitors from China to stop spread of disease

Singapore had previously barred Chinese travelers only from Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak.

Wuhan coronavirus: Americans told to leave China using commercial means, cancel travel plans to the country
Wuhan coronavirus: Americans told to leave China using commercial means, cancel travel plans to the country

The U.S. has advised against all travel to China after the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a global emergency

Fotis Dulos, accused in missing wife Jennifer's murder, dies by suicide
Fotis Dulos, accused in missing wife Jennifer's murder, dies by suicide

Dulos in a note declared his innocence of the infamous and heinous crimes that the state has accused him of and claimed his lawyers have the evidence to prove it

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira's 'empowering' Super Bowl LIV halftime show to honor Kobe Bryant and Latino culture
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira's 'empowering' Super Bowl LIV halftime show to honor Kobe Bryant and Latino culture

Lopez and Shakira on Thursday held a press conference before Sunday's big game in Miami, telling media they worked hard to put together an eye-popping, high-energy 12-minute performance before the San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium

Columnist E Jean Carroll’s lawyers seek Trump's DNA sample after alleging he raped her in the '90s
Columnist E Jean Carroll’s lawyers seek Trump's DNA sample after alleging he raped her in the '90s

Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll’s lawyers served notice to a Trump attorney Thursday for Trump to submit a sample on March 2 in Washington for “analysis and comparison against unidentified male DNA present on the dress”

Georgia's Donnie Lance executed for murdering ex-wife and her lover in 1997: 'He had steak burgers for last meal'
Georgia's Donnie Lance executed for murdering ex-wife and her lover in 1997: 'He had steak burgers for last meal'

Lance had allegedly shot the man with his shotgun and beat the woman to death with the gun's butt

Greta Thunberg seeks to trademark her name and movement: 'Unfortunately it needs to be done'
Greta Thunberg seeks to trademark her name and movement: 'Unfortunately it needs to be done'

'Fridays For Future belongs to anyone taking part in it... It must not be used for individual or commercial purposes'

More than 200 Americans evacuated from Wuhan pass screening for coronavirus after landing in Alaska
More than 200 Americans evacuated from Wuhan pass screening for coronavirus after landing in Alaska

The US government chartered the plane to fly out diplomats from the U.S. Consulate in Wuhan, where the latest coronavirus outbreak started, and other U.S. citizens.

Wuhan coronavirus outbreak: UAE confirms first cases in family arriving from China
Wuhan coronavirus outbreak: UAE confirms first cases in family arriving from China

It also did not offer a number of those afflicted by the virus, other than to say the cases came from 'members of a family arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan'

Bob Shane, the founding member of popular folk group Kingston Trio, dies at 85
Bob Shane, the founding member of popular folk group Kingston Trio, dies at 85

Clean cut and amiable, they were criticized by some folk artistes for being too slick and for avoiding political statements. But the Kingston Trio was one of the country's top acts in their prime

WaPo reporter Felicia Sonmez who brought up Kobe Bryant sexual assault case hours after his death reinstated
WaPo reporter Felicia Sonmez who brought up Kobe Bryant sexual assault case hours after his death reinstated

In a statement, the Post said that an internal review had determined that political reporter Felicia Sonmez was 'not in clear and direct violation of our social media policy', but that the tweets were 'ill-timed'

Fotis Dulos, charged in missing wife Jennifer’s murder, in critical condition after attempting suicide
Fotis Dulos, charged in missing wife Jennifer’s murder, in critical condition after attempting suicide

Dulos had denied any involvement in the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos, who hasn't been seen since she dropped her five children off at their New Canaan school in May; she is presumed dead.

Trump's 2-state Middle East peace plan calls for creation of Palestine, 4-year freeze on new settlements
Trump's 2-state Middle East peace plan calls for creation of Palestine, 4-year freeze on new settlements

The plan more than doubles the territory currently under Palestinian control with its capital in portions of east Jerusalem, although it also recognizes Israeli sovereignty over major settlement blocs in the West Bank, something to which the Palestinians will almost certainly object

'Pharma bro' sued for competition avoidance after infamously hiking price of life-saving drug by 4,000%
'Pharma bro' sued for competition avoidance after infamously hiking price of life-saving drug by 4,000%

State and feds are suing imprisoned drug entrepreneur Shkreli for holding the 'critical drug hostage'

Coronavirus: Americans refuse to leave their Chinese partners behind in Wuhan even as U.S. starts evacuation
Coronavirus: Americans refuse to leave their Chinese partners behind in Wuhan even as U.S. starts evacuation

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

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