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Can AI flag disease outbreaks faster than humans? Not quite

Can AI flag disease outbreaks faster than humans? Not quite

BOSTON — Did an artificial-intelligence system beat human doctors in warning the world of a severe coronavirus outbreak in China? In a narrow sense, yes. But what the humans lacked in sheer speed, they more than made up in finesse.
South Sudan rival leaders agree to form coalition government

South Sudan rival leaders agree to form coalition government

JUBA, South Sudan — South Sudan’s rival leaders on Thursday announced they have agreed to form a coalition government just two days before the deadline, a breakthrough after months of delays and a major step in the emergence from a five-year civil wa
'Sonic' speeds to $57M debut; 'Parasite' sees big Oscar bump

'Sonic' speeds to $57M debut; 'Parasite' sees big Oscar bump

NEW YORK — The redesigned “Sonic the Hedgehog” showed plenty of teeth at the box office, speeding to a $57 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, while “Parasite” saw one of the largest post-Oscars bumps in years following its best pict

Man who went missing at music festival found dead in lake

WEST BOCA RATON, Fla. — Detectives believe they've found the body of a man who went missing during a Florida music festival over the weekend, authorities said.
2 former cruise ship passengers with virus die in Japan

2 former cruise ship passengers with virus die in Japan

TOKYO — Two elderly passengers taken off the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess because they were infected with the new virus have died, Japan's Health Ministry said Thursday, becoming the first fatalities from the virus-stricken vessel.
Trump taps loyalist Grenell as nation's top intel official

Trump taps loyalist Grenell as nation's top intel official

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced that Richard Grenell, the U.S.

Authorities: Virginia farmer holds goat thief at gunpoint

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — AVirginia man held a suspect who was trying to steal goats from his farm at gunpoint until authorities could arrive to make an arrest, authorities said.
Analysis: Dems' civility gives way to combustible conflict

Analysis: Dems' civility gives way to combustible conflict

WASHINGTON — Through a year of campaigning, the Democratic presidential candidates played nice, talking up party unity, disagreeing mostly politely on policy. No more.

Debate night brawl: Bloomberg, Sanders attacked by rivals

LAS VEGAS — From the opening bell, Democrats savaged New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg and raised pointed questions about Bernie Sanders' take-no-prisoners politics during a contentious debate Wednesday night that threatened to further muddy the pa
At Arizona rally, Trump trolls Democrats debating in Nevada

At Arizona rally, Trump trolls Democrats debating in Nevada

PHOENIX — President Donald Trump trolled his political enemies Wednesday in the first of three rallies in three days in the West as Democrats vied in neighbouring Nevada to be the one to challenge him in the November election.