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Fed Chair Powell: Will 'use our tools' to support economy

Fed Chair Powell: Will 'use our tools' to support economy

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell pledged Friday that the Fed will “use our tools" to support the economy, an effort to ease fears over the viral outbreak and a strong signal of a likely rate cut, perhaps at its next meeting March 1
Lady Gaga's father cites homelessness for his bar's woes

Lady Gaga's father cites homelessness for his bar's woes

NEW YORK — Lady Gaga's father is refusing to pay $260,000 in rent and fees for his restaurant at New York City's Grand Central Terminal, saying the homeless population is hurting his business.
Buffalo Roman Catholic Diocese seeks bankruptcy protection

Buffalo Roman Catholic Diocese seeks bankruptcy protection

BUFFALO, N.Y.
Authorities seize alligator from Ohio basement

Authorities seize alligator from Ohio basement

GROVEPORT, Ohio — Authorities in Ohio have seized an alligator that was being kept in the basement of a home.
Balmain celebrates diversity and twists classicism in Paris

Balmain celebrates diversity and twists classicism in Paris

PARIS — Usher unleashed a photographer's battle at Balmain on Friday, as he appeared at Paris Fashion Week alongside towering model Cindy Bruna.
Nigeria confirms 1st case of new virus in sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria confirms 1st case of new virus in sub-Saharan Africa

ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigerian authorities on Friday confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa as the outbreak spread to a region with some of the world's weakest health systems.
Parents of 'terrified' Africans stranded in China want help

Parents of 'terrified' Africans stranded in China want help

KAMPALA, Uganda — She wakes every day long before dawn to chat with her three stranded daughters on the other side of the world in China's locked-down city of Wuhan, anxious to see they have started a new day virus-free.
White House hopefuls target Trump on coronavirus response

White House hopefuls target Trump on coronavirus response

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Democratic White House hopefuls are seizing on President Donald Trump’s delayed response to the coronavirus outbreak, calling it the latest evidence of his incompetence and warning that the crisis may only deepen as a result.
'Boy Next Door' Killer expected to get death for 2 murders

'Boy Next Door' Killer expected to get death for 2 murders

LOS ANGELES — A judge is expected to give a death sentence Friday to a man prosecutors call “The Boy Next Door Killer," who was found guilty of the home-invasion murders of two women.

National Symphony cancels Japan concerts due to virus

WASHINGTON — The National Symphony Orchestra cancelled the five remaining performances in Japan of its Asian tour because of a new virus epidemic.