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US stocks extend losses following worst drop in 2 years

US stocks extend losses following worst drop in 2 years

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks fell in midday trading Tuesday, a day after the market's biggest drop in two years, as traders worry that the spreading coronavirus will threaten global economic growth.
Mubarak, Egypt's autocrat ousted in uprising, dies at 91

Mubarak, Egypt's autocrat ousted in uprising, dies at 91

CAIRO — Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian leader who was the autocratic face of stability in the Middle East for nearly 30 years before being forced from power in an Arab Spring uprising, died Tuesday, state-run TV announced. He was 91.
As Bernie Sanders surges, Texas liberals take their own shot

As Bernie Sanders surges, Texas liberals take their own shot

SAN ANTONIO — Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren endorsed her, Texas' largest labour union is on her side and she surpassed $1 million in donors.
New virus has infected over 80,000 people, killed 2,700

New virus has infected over 80,000 people, killed 2,700

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 80,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.
'The sky is blue again': Weinstein's accusers express relief

'The sky is blue again': Weinstein's accusers express relief

NEW YORK — Actress Mira Sorvino broke down in tears as she described her reaction to the guilty verdict against Harvey Weinstein: relief, that the fallen movie mogul would not go unpunished.

Drugmaker Mallinckrodt reaches $1.6B opioid settlement

The generic drugmaker Mallinckrodt has a tentative $1.6 billion deal to settle lawsuits over its role in the U.S. opioid crisis, it announced Tuesday. The deal is intended to end hundreds of lawsuits faced by the company over opioids.

Feds seek 21 months for Hot Pockets heiress in college scam

BOSTON — Prosecutors are seeking nearly two years in prison for an heiress to the Hot Pockets microwavable snack fortune who agreed to pay $300,000 to cheat the college admissions process for her daughters in a nationwide bribery scheme.
China struggles to revive manufacturing amid virus outbreak

China struggles to revive manufacturing amid virus outbreak

BEIJING — Factories that make the world’s smartphones, toys and other goods are struggling to reopen after a virus outbreak idled China’s economy.
Democrats unload on Bernie Sanders in likely debate preview

Democrats unload on Bernie Sanders in likely debate preview

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Democratic rivals to Bernie Sanders are preparing to try to knock him off his front-runner perch in a debate Tuesday night before a critical South Carolina primary that could dramatically reshape the race.
Paramount halts 'Mission: Impossible' shoot over new virus

Paramount halts 'Mission: Impossible' shoot over new virus

NEW YORK — Paramount Pictures on Monday halted production on the seventh “Mission: Impossible” film due to the new virus, as Hollywood began to more drastically adapt to the growing global outbreak.
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