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___ Morgan Stanley to buy E-Trade for $13 billion NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley is buying E-Trade Financial for $13 billion in stock. The deal announced Thursday c...

Uighur whistleblower: China is 'arresting people without any reason'

It was easy to overlook the narrow, nondescript staircase leading to a brightly-lit basement mosque in Istanbul's busy Sultan Murat neighborhood. Below, a small girl ran around among the white ...

Chinese funeral home overwhelmed as coronavirus body count soars: Staffer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A staffer from a funeral home in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, claims that the number of bodies she and her co-wo...

Russian charged in brazen Berlin killing of Georgian man

A Russian man was charged by federal prosecutors Tuesday with the brazen killing of a Georgian man on the streets of Berlin last year, in a case that has already prompted political fallout between Ber...

Israel accused of torturing Palestinians after fatal bombing

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — One of the men was hospitalized with kidney failure and 11 broken ribs. Another was nearly unrecognizable to his wife when he was wheeled into a courtroom. A third was stitc...

Where did they go? Millions left city before quarantine

SHANGHAI (AP) — For weeks after the first reports of a mysterious new virus in Wuhan, millions of people poured out of the central Chinese city, cramming onto buses, trains and planes as the fir...

Mapping app location data shows how virus spread in China

SHANGHAI (AP) — For weeks after the first reports of a mysterious new virus in Wuhan, millions of people poured out of the central Chinese city, cramming onto buses, trains and planes as the fir...

The Latest: American dies of virus in China

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on a virus outbreak that began in China (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The U.S. Embassy in Beijing says a 60-year-old American citizen diagn...

Ex-Olympic medical chief cites reports of abuse for firing

DENVER (AP) — A former sports medicine executive at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the federation, contending he was fired for urging managers to react...

Court weighing arguments in Ohio gunman school records case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A school district is before the state high court fighting the release of student records of a gunman who killed nine people in Dayton last year. Lawyers for B...

Twitter to label altered media, remove if it may cause harm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter will begin to label and in some cases remove doctored or manipulated photos, audio and videos that are designed to mislead people. The company said Tuesd...

Irish regulator probes Google, Tinder over data processing

LONDON (AP) — Irish regulators have launched separate inquiries into Google and dating app Tinder over how they process user data, in a new round of regulatory scrutiny aimed at tech companies. ...

Indicted K-pop star Seungri may face military court

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A K-pop star charged with violating South Korea’s anti-prostitution law may have to join the country’s army and face trial in a military court. Last week, ...

First-time legislators breathe new life into Taiwan's Legislative Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 10th class of legislators was sworn in at Taiwan's Legislative Yuan on Saturday (Feb. 1), with several newcomers rolling out their blueprints to transform Taiwan i...

German court rejects appeal in Vietnam kidnapping case

BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court said Monday it has thrown out an appeal by a Vietnamese man convicted of involvement in a kidnapping case that strained relations between Berlin and Hanoi. ...