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BEIJING (AP) — As a viral outbreak spread from the central Chinese city of Wuhan this week, the ruling Communist Party's central political and legal affairs commission issued a stern warning: “Whoever deliberately delays and conceals reports will forever be nailed to history's pillar of shame.” Read more

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DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump is leaving the World Economic Forum in Switzerland with bullish talk on the American economy and lashing out at his Senate impeachment trial back in Washington. Read more

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tennys Sandgren was looking in great shape for a big upset at the Australian Open after building a massive lead against No. 8 seed Matteo Berrettini on Wednesday. Read more

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DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — France has agreed to put on hold a tax on big tech companies' online business until November as a gesture of goodwill ahead of discussions later with the U.S. Treasury Secretary, a French government official said Wednesday. Read more

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Higher prescription drug sales helped push Johnson & Johnson's fourth-quarter profit up by 32%. Read more

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DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): Read more

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): Read more

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Plenty was going badly for Coco Gauff in the second round of the Australian Open. Read more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Schiff was still speaking — about witnesses, documents, future presidents and the impeachment of President Donald Trump. He'd said it all before, but five hours into the Senate trial, Schiff, the lead prosecutor, was saying it again. Read more

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's Daimler AG, maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, saw its operating earnings fall by half in 2019 as its flagship luxury brand saw lower profits in a tougher global auto market. Read more

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MUNICH (AP) — Only 2 years old and so ill she had to stay on for weeks after liberation, Eva Umlauf was one of the youngest prisoners to be freed from Auschwitz. Read more

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NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court on Wednesday began hearing dozens of petitions seeking the revocation of amendments to the citizenship law following nationwide protests and a security crackdown that led to more than 20 deaths. Read more

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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese health authorities urged people in the city of Wuhan to avoid crowds and public gatherings, after warning that a new viral illness that has infected more than 400 people and killed at least nine could spread further. Read more

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BANGKOK (AP) — News that a new virus that has afflicted hundreds of people in central China can spread between humans has rattled financial markets and raised concern it might wallop the economy just as it might be regaining momentum. Read more

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's first known transgender soldier pleaded to be allowed to continue serving after the military decided Wednesday to discharge her for undergoing gender reassignment surgery. Read more

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Senators are poised for only the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history, coming just weeks before the first primaries of the 2020 election. Read more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A rancorous dispute over rules marked the first full day of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. After nearly 13 hours of debate over Democratic amendments, the rules for the trial were adopted unchanged in a party-line vote early Wednesday. Read more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts drew little attention to himself in the beginning 12 hours of his first impeachment trial. But it was just before 1 a.m., as tempers on the floor had started to wear thin, that he reminded senators, House impeachment managers and President Donald … Read more

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A late session in the Senate wrapped up around 2 a.m. Wednesday with the approval of the rules for President Trump's impeachment trial. Read more

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The victim's wife opened the garage door during the incident and the man pointed the gun at her. Read more

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LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Read more

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We're tracking a winter storm again this weekend, but with warmer air, this one won't be a huge snow or ice maker. Read more

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BANGKOK (AP) — World share prices mostly rose Wednesday as confidence increased in China's handling of an outbreak of a new virus that has infected 440 people, with nine confirmed deaths. Read more

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LONDON (AP) — Social media sites, games and other online services won’t be allowed to “nudge” British kids into revealing personal details or lowering their privacy settings, under tough new rules drawn up by the country’s privacy regulator. Read more

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Local residents, business owners and officials have launched a day of protest on the Greek islands hardest hit by migration, demanding that the Greek government ease the severe overcrowding at refugee camps. Read more

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DETROIT (AP) — Derek Jeter's election to the Hall of Fame marked the seventh straight year with at least one first-ballot honoree. Read more

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — With transfers Malachi Flynn and Yanni Wetzell once again leading the way, No. 4 San Diego State improved to 20-0 to match Kawhi Leonard's 2010-11 team for the best start in school history. Read more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — After some last-minute tweaks on Tuesday, the proposed rules for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial now largely mirror the ones used for the trial of President Bill Clinton. Read more

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates have spent weeks reassuring voters they can unify the party, avoid the divisions that plagued the 2016 primary and defeat President Donald Trump in the fall. Instead, the scars of that battle are being ripped open less than two weeks… Read more