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Election commission: Afghan president Ghani wins 2nd term

KABUL — Afghanistan's independent election commission says President Ashraf Ghani has won a second term as president. The commission announced Tuesday that Ghani garnered 50.64% of the vote that took place on Sept.
AP Interview: UN chief says new virus poses 'enormous' risks

AP Interview: UN chief says new virus poses 'enormous' risks

LAHORE, Pakistan — The U.N. secretary general said Tuesday that the virus outbreak that began in China poses “a very dangerous situation” for the world, but “is not out of control.
Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy due to sex-abuse lawsuits

Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy due to sex-abuse lawsuits

Barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on.
Lewis Capaldi, Dave among front-runners for UK's Brit Awards

Lewis Capaldi, Dave among front-runners for UK's Brit Awards

LONDON — Singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi and rapper Dave lead the nominations for the U.K. music industry’s Brit Awards, which faced criticism for the lack of female artists nominated for the high-profile prizes. Capaldi, who topped U.K. and U.S.
Virus claims life of hospital director in hard-hit Wuhan

Virus claims life of hospital director in hard-hit Wuhan

BEIJING — As a mysterious new virus enveloped central China's Wuhan early this year, Liu Zhiming mobilized all the resources of his hospital in the city's Wuchang district to deal with the thousands of sick people arriving daily, threatening to overw
Japan says 88 more virus cases confirmed on quarantined ship

Japan says 88 more virus cases confirmed on quarantined ship

TOKYO — Japanese health authorities said Tuesday they have confirmed 88 more cases of the new virus on a quarantined cruise ship near Tokyo. The new cases bring the total on the Diamond Princess to 542. The number is by far the largest outside China.

Beijing auto show is latest event delayed by virus fears

BEIJING — The Beijing auto show, the industry's biggest global event of the year, is being postponed in response to the spread of China's new virus.
China reports 1,886 new virus cases, death toll up by 98

China reports 1,886 new virus cases, death toll up by 98

Mainland China reported 1,886 new virus cases and 98 more deaths for a total of 1,868 in its update Tuesday, following a report that 80% of cases have been mild, prompting guarded optimism from health officials.
American cruise passengers quarantined at US military bases

American cruise passengers quarantined at US military bases

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.
Mickey Wright, golf great and early LPGA force, dies at 85

Mickey Wright, golf great and early LPGA force, dies at 85

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Mickey Wright, the golf great with a magnificent swing who won 13 majors among her 82 victories and gave the fledgling LPGA a crucial lift, died Monday of a heart attack. She was 85.