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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials offered a reality check Tuesday about the scary new virus from China: They're expanding screenings of international travelers and taking other precautions but for now, they insist the risk to Americans is very low.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant didn’t have a recommended warning system to alert the pilot he was too close to land but it’s not clear it would have averted the crash that killed nine because the pilot may have lost control as the aircraft plunged into a fog-shrouded …

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After nearly 11 months in orbit, the astronaut holding the record for the longest spaceflight by a woman can't wait to dig into some salsa and chips, and swim and surf in the Gulf of Mexico.

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 4" game were:

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — When the leading Democratic presidential candidates marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by linking arms and marching through South Carolina's capital, Michael Bloomberg was nowhere near the early primary state.

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During a trip to Mexico to visit family, writer Myriam Gurba took “American Dirt,” a novel about immigration and cartel violence that was being touted as one of the biggest U.S. releases of 2020. The writer was of mostly white descent, and Gurba felt the book didn't ring true.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A top San Francisco public official and go-to bureaucrat to mayors over two decades was charged with public corruption Tuesday, upending City Hall as elected leaders scrambled to reassure the public that bribery and kickbacks would not be tolerated.

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NFL teams paid more than a half-billion dollars to Week 1 starters who missed games because of injuries this season and players who ended the year on injured reserve, according to an Associated Press study.

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PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — A father and mother who told authorities they found their 4-year-old son motionless in a Southern California community pool have been indicted on murder and torture charges in the boy's death, prosecutors said.

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An airplane evacuating as many as 240 Americans from a Chinese city at the center of a virus outbreak departed Wednesday before dawn, and is en route to the U.S., a U.S. State Department official has told The Associated Press

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FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with murdering his estranged wife was hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday after being found unresponsive in a vehicle inside his garage, authorities said.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Opening statements are likely to occur Wednesday in the attempted extortion trial of a California attorney whose representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her legal fight with President Donald Trump catapulted him to fame.

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A moderator for AlphaBay — a defunct darknet site that authorities said was once the world's largest online marketplace for illegal drugs — has pleaded guilty in California to racketeering conspiracy.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans call it The House that Kobe Built, and since Kobe Bryant's death in a helicopter crash mourners by the thousands have gathered daily outside the arena where the Los Angeles Lakers' legend made basketball history.

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NEW YORK (AP) — In his former life as a Hollywood big shot, Harvey Weinstein knew the importance of a good supporting role. In his New York City trial, it’s the prosecution’s supporting witnesses who could be a big factor in whether he goes to prison.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is still reaping huge profits from the iPhone while mining more moneymaking opportunities from the growing popularity of its smartwatch, digital services and wireless earbuds.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California, Los Angeles has received a $30 million donation to support a major renovation of the building that houses its psychology department, the school announced Tuesday.

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SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — Roughly two dozen people lived on Dock B at Jackson County Park Marina, and none was rich or famous. They were middle-class adults and children, not yachters, folks who liked having a Tennessee River bywater for their backyard.

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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said “a thousand no's” to the Mideast peace plan announced Tuesday by President Donald Trump, which strongly favors Israel.

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DETROIT (AP) — No charges will be filed in an investigation of hazing by football players at a prominent all-boys school in suburban Detroit due to a lack of cooperation from staff and families, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection watch commander in the Los Angeles area was ordered to serve 31 months in prison for operating an illegal gun-selling business and other crimes, federal prosecutors said.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A U.S. attorney in Tennessee is joining other federal and state attorneys who are urging Congress to extend an order that criminalizes possession of the dangerous opioid fentanyl and related substances.

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EMIGRANT GAP, Calif. (AP) — Three people were injured Tuesday after several big rigs collided, leading to the closure of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 near the community of Emigrant Gap, an official said.

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This should be peak season for a 12-room hotel near the train station in the Chinese industrial hub of Wuhan. The Chinese New Year usually brings in plenty of travelers and delivers profits of around $3,000 a month.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California soccer fan has won in his attempt to honor his favorite soccer team with the vanity plate “COYW” -- an acronym for the slogan “Come On You Whites.” The state Department of Motor Vehicles initially said the tagline has offensive connotations.