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China expands lockdowns to 25M people to halt viral outbreak

China expands lockdowns to 25M people to halt viral outbreak

BEIJING — China broadened its unprecedented, open-ended lockdowns to encompass around 25 million people Friday to try to contain a deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds, though the measures' potential for success is uncertain.
N Korea names sharp-tongued army figure as foreign minister

N Korea names sharp-tongued army figure as foreign minister

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea has named a sharp-tongued former army officer with little foreign policy experience as its top diplomat, in a possible indication it will take a harder line with Washington in stalled nuclear negotiations.
'Bogus' Ukraine theory led to Trump's abuse, Dems tell trial

'Bogus' Ukraine theory led to Trump's abuse, Dems tell trial

WASHINGTON — Democratic House prosecutors made an expansive case Thursday at Donald Trump's impeachment trial that he abused power like no other president in history, swept up by a “completely bogus” Ukraine theory pushed by attorney Rudy Giuliani.

Son of ex-US Rep. Christopher Collins spared prison

NEW YORK — The son of former U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins was spared a prison sentence Thursday after pleading guilty in an insider trading conspiracy with his father. U.S.
Mississippi governor tours prison rocked by deadly violence

Mississippi governor tours prison rocked by deadly violence

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi's new governor says he and the interim corrections commissioner toured a troubled state prison to see conditions and to try to understand what led to an outburst of deadly violence in recent weeks. Gov.
Trump: Mideast peace plan likely rolled out in days

Trump: Mideast peace plan likely rolled out in days

JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he'll likely release his long-awaited Mideast peace plan before his meeting early next week at the White House with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main political rival Benny Gan

Judge dismisses final charge against man in pipeline protest

BISMARCK, N.D. — A judge in North Dakota has dismissed the remaining charge against a South Dakota man who prosecutors alleged was part of the 2016 riot at the Dakota Access pipeline construction site.

El Salvador holds man on charge of promoting migrant caravan

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — In one of the first cases of its kind, a court in El Salvador ordered a man held in jail Thursday pending trial on charges he promoted the formation of a migrant caravan.
Coalition of states sue over rules governing 3D-printed guns

Coalition of states sue over rules governing 3D-printed guns

WASHINGTON — Attorneys general in 20 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging a federal regulation that could allow blueprints for making guns on 3D printers to be posted on the internet.

Missouri doctor indicted in alleged fentanyl fraud scheme

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted a southwest Missouri physician accused of receiving tens of thousands of dollars in kickbacks for prescribing fentanyl spray to hundreds of patients in a $2.4 million medical fraud scheme.
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