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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.
'No way out': Demographics drive GOP nosedive on West Coast

'No way out': Demographics drive GOP nosedive on West Coast

BEND, Ore. — In the early 1990s, the population of Bend was around 25,000 and leaned Republican. A lumber mill operated along the banks of the Deschutes River in Oregon's high-desert country. Today, the lumber mill is an REI outdoor recreation store.
Brazil confirms first coronavirus case in Latin America

Brazil confirms first coronavirus case in Latin America

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil's government confirmed on Wednesday that a 61-year-old Brazilian man who travelled to Italy this month has Latin America's first confirmed case of the contagious new coronavirus.
Original 'Flash Gordon' comic strip art headed to auction

Original 'Flash Gordon' comic strip art headed to auction

LOS ANGELES — The original artwork for the “Flash Gordon” comic strip is headed for a new realm — the auction block. The auction house Profiles in History said Wednesday that it will sell the drawing on March 31.
Michael Douglas, Zeta-Jones to co-host Jerusalem ceremony

Michael Douglas, Zeta-Jones to co-host Jerusalem ceremony

JERUSALEM — Hollywood power couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are set to return to Israel as co-hosts of this year’s Genesis Prize ceremony.
Johnny Depp in UK court for hearing on tabloid libel lawsuit

Johnny Depp in UK court for hearing on tabloid libel lawsuit

LONDON — A lawyer for Johnny Depp told a British judge on Wednesday that the star's ex-wife Amber Heard lied when she accused him of domestic abuse.
Virus outbreak stalks markets as 2020 gains get wiped out

Virus outbreak stalks markets as 2020 gains get wiped out

LONDON — Global shares fell sharply once again Wednesday as fears over the speed of the new coronavirus around the world accentuated.
Debate takeaways: Bernie bruised but not broken

Debate takeaways: Bernie bruised but not broken

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Democrats held their final debate before the South Carolina presidential primary and the critical Super Tuesday contests that follow three days later. Here are some key takeaways.
Singer Duffy says rape, captivity, led to her public retreat

Singer Duffy says rape, captivity, led to her public retreat

NEW YORK — Grammy-winning singer Duffy says she’s been out of the public limelight for years to focus on recovering from being “drugged and raped and held captive over some days.
Placido Domingo apology prompts new accuser to step forward

Placido Domingo apology prompts new accuser to step forward

SAN FRANCISCO — The words "I am truly sorry" have not been uttered often in the #MeToo era. So when soprano Luz del Alba Rubio woke up Tuesday to see an apology from opera superstar Placido Domingo, she was in shock.