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German man drives car into Carnival crowd, injures 30

German man drives car into Carnival crowd, injures 30

BERLIN — A man intentionally drove a car into a crowd at a Carnival parade in a small town in central Germany, injuring around 30 people including children, officials said Monday.
Pioneering black NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson dies

Pioneering black NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson dies

Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits for NASA’s early space missions and was later portrayed in the 2016 hit film “Hidden Figures,” about pioneering black female aerospace workers, has died.
Virus outbreak chills markets, outlook for global economy

Virus outbreak chills markets, outlook for global economy

FRANKFURT — The widening coronavirus outbreak threatens to seriously disrupt the global economy, just as it was steadying itself against headwinds from the U.S.-China trade dispute.

Woman, 84, sinks putt across basketball court to win new car

OXFORD, Miss. — All that 84-year-old Mary Ann Wakfield needed to do to win a new car was sink a putt across the entire length of the court at the University of Mississippi's basketball stadium.
Actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to restored charges

Actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to restored charges

CHICAGO — Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Monday to restored charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself last year in Chicago and falsely reporting to police that the phoney attack was real.
Iran says 12 dead from new virus, rejects higher death toll

Iran says 12 dead from new virus, rejects higher death toll

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran's government said Monday that 12 people had died nationwide from the new coronavirus, rejecting claims of a much higher death toll by a lawmaker from the city of Qom that has been at the epicenter of the virus in th

Suspect charged in theft of silver coins from Kodiak home

KODIAK, Alaska — Alaska State Troopers have made in arrest in the theft of silver coins valued at more than $100,000 from a Kodiak home. Christopher Peters, 34, of Kodiak, is charged with burglary and theft in the case, troopers said.
Sanders' 2016 movement now has political machine to push it

Sanders' 2016 movement now has political machine to push it

SAN ANTONIO — By the fall of 2018, when Democrats were promoting a slate of centrist candidates to topple Republicans in Congress, Bernie Sanders was seeing a very different picture.
China postpones key political meetings because of virus

China postpones key political meetings because of virus

BEIJING — China announced Monday it has postponed its most important political meetings of the year because of the outbreak of the new virus, a significant step for an authoritarian government that has always kept tight control over its political cal
'Promises kept' mantra doesn't always match Trump's reality

'Promises kept' mantra doesn't always match Trump's reality

WASHINGTON — “It's been three years of promises made and promises kept, but we’re just getting started, (insert state here).