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Debate night brawl: Bloomberg, Sanders attacked by rivals

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

LA man charged with killing ex, prominent family therapist

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend, a prominent family therapist and the former fiancee of comedian Drew Carey, was charged Wednesday with her murder. Dr.
Passengers leave ship docked off Japan after quarantine ends

Passengers leave ship docked off Japan after quarantine ends

YOKOHAMA, Japan — About 500 passengers left the Diamond Princess cruise ship Wednesday at the end of a much-criticized two-week quarantine that failed to stop the spread of the new virus among passengers and crew.
Bestselling young adult authors are aiming at older readers

Bestselling young adult authors are aiming at older readers

NEW YORK — After gaining millions of young readers for her “Divergent” fantasy series, Veronica Roth decided she and her characters were ready for the next phase — a novel for adults.
Ship captain arrested in probe of arms trafficking to Libya

Ship captain arrested in probe of arms trafficking to Libya

ROME — Authorities in northern Italy arrested the captain of a Lebanese-flagged cargo ship on suspicion of international arms trafficking Wednesday while they investigate if the vessel transported tanks, rockets and other weapons from Turkey to Libya
Missouri man charged in Chinese wife's death despite no body

Missouri man charged in Chinese wife's death despite no body

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The American husband of a Chinese woman who has been missing since October was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in her death, even though her body hasn't been found.
China revokes 3 Wall Street Journal reporters' credentials

China revokes 3 Wall Street Journal reporters' credentials

BEIJING — China revoked the press credentials of three reporters for The Wall Street Journal over a headline for an opinion column the government said Wednesday was racist.
Jurors promised trial of their lives in Durst murder case

Jurors promised trial of their lives in Durst murder case

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles judge made a sales pitch of sorts Wednesday to a panel of would-be jurors facing the prospect of serving five months in the murder trial of Robert Durst: this will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Fed seems inclined to keep rates low as virus poses risks

Fed seems inclined to keep rates low as virus poses risks

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials were mostly optimistic about the U.S.

Brazilian horror filmmaker and actor Marins dies at age 83

SAO PAULO — José Mojica Marins, a prolific Brazilian horror filmmaker and actor known as Coffin Joe, died on Wednesday, his daughter said. He was 83. Marins had been hospitalized with pneumonia for 20 days.