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A Japanese chartered plane carrying evacuees from Wuhan, China, landed at Haneda international airport in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Countries on Wednesday began evacuating their citizens from the Chinese city hardest-hit by an outbreak of a new virus. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 29, 2020 - 1:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — The first group of Japanese evacuees from a virus-hit Chinese city arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday, wearing masks but showing a sense of relief. Four of the 206 evacuees had cough and fever and were taken to a designated Tokyo hospital specializing in treating infectious diseases, Tokyo'...
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File - In this March 19, 2015, file photo, Mohammed Nuru, director of San Francisco Public Works, is interviewed at the Tenderloin Pit Stop mobile bathrooms in San Francisco. A top San Francisco official in charge of cleaning up the city's notoriously filthy streets and a champion of adding more portable toilets has been arrested, jail records show. Nuru was taken into custody Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, along with Nick Bovis, the owner of Lefty O'Doul's, a longtime sports bar popular with tourists and locals that closed two years ago. Records say only that the men were arrested for felony safekeeping, which typically indicates federal charges. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
January 28, 2020 - 8:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A top San Francisco public official and go-to bureaucrat to mayors over two decades was charged with public corruption Tuesday, upending City Hall as elected leaders scrambled to reassure the public that bribery and kickbacks would not be tolerated. The complaint unsealed...
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In this Jan. 24, 2020, photo, Lincoln, a Nubian goat, stands in her pen in Fair Haven, Vt. She is running for a second term as honorary mayor of the town against Sammy, a German Sheperd police dog, as a fund-raiser for a community playground. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
January 28, 2020 - 2:11 pm
FAIR HAVEN, Vt, (AP) — It's Lincoln the goat versus Sammy the dog in the race for honorary mayor of one Vermont town. The Nubian goat had won the post in Fair Haven, Vermont, last year after the town manager came up with the pet mayor election to raise money to rehabilitate a community playground...
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Passengers wear protective face masks arrive at the high speed train station in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Hong Kong's leader has announced that all rail links to mainland China will be cut starting Friday as fears grow about the spread of a new virus. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
January 28, 2020 - 6:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong said Tuesday it will cut all rail links to mainland China as the United States and other governments prepared to evacuate citizens from the Chinese city at the center of a virus outbreak that has now killed more than 100 people. Wearing a green surgical mask, Hong Kong...
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Passengers wear protective face masks arrive at the high speed train station in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Hong Kong's leader has announced that all rail links to mainland China will be cut starting Friday as fears grow about the spread of a new virus. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
January 28, 2020 - 6:30 am
BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong said Tuesday it will cut all rail links to mainland China as the United States and other governments prepared to evacuate citizens from the Chinese city at the center of a virus outbreak that has now killed more than 100 people. Wearing a green surgical mask, Hong Kong...
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Chinese tourists wear masks at Ginza shopping district in Tokyo, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. China has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of a new virus. Most have been in the central city of Wuhan where the outbreak began in December. More than 45 cases have been confirmed in other places with nearly all of them involving Chinese tourists or people who visited Wuhan recently. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
January 28, 2020 - 5:53 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Japan is sending its first chartered flight to China to evacuate Japanese citizens from Wuhan, the city at the center of a deadly viral outbreak. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday that the evacuees...
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People wear face masks as they shop for produce at a supermarket in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. China's death toll from a new viral disease that is causing mounting global concern rose by 25 to at least 106 on Tuesday as the United States and other governments prepared to fly their citizens out of the locked-down city at center of the outbreak. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 28, 2020 - 5:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong's leader has announced that all rail links to mainland China will be cut starting Friday as fears grow about the spread of a new virus. Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Tuesday that both the high-speed rail station and the regular train station would be closed. China's death...
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Chinese tourists wear masks at Ginza shopping district in Tokyo, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. China has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of a new virus. Most have been in the central city of Wuhan where the outbreak began in December. More than 45 cases have been confirmed in other places with nearly all of them involving Chinese tourists or people who visited Wuhan recently. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
January 28, 2020 - 5:19 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local): 5 p.m. In South Asia, where two cases of a deadly new virus from China have been reported, countries have intensified efforts to prevent a possible outbreak. In Sri Lanka, authorities said Tuesday that a Chinese...
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In this image made from video taken Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, U.S. citizen Doug Perez feeds his Labrador named Chubby during an interview in Wuhan, China. As hundreds of Americans prepare to evacuate Wuhan, the central Chinese city at the heart of a new virus outbreak that has killed over 100, Perez, a San Francisco native, is staying behind. He says he can't leave behind his Chinese girlfriend or his dog and plans to ride out the epidemic. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
January 28, 2020 - 4:59 am
BEIJING (AP) — As hundreds of Americans prepare to evacuate Wuhan, the central Chinese city at the heart of a new virus outbreak that has killed over 100, San Francisco native Doug Perez is staying behind. It’s not that he’s unconcerned. Perez, 28, and his girlfriend have hunkered down in their...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 file photo, medical workers in protective gear help a patient near an ambulance in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province.As Beijing instates one of the largest quarantines in modern history, locking down over 50 million people in Hubei province, questions are swirling around the provincial government's sluggish initial response. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
January 28, 2020 - 4:53 am
BEIJING (AP) — Last Wednesday evening, top officials in the central Chinese city of Wuhan settled into their seats at an auditorium for a Lunar New Year gala — even as a new virus that originated in their city was spreading rapidly. Dozens of actors, actresses and musicians performed, some despite...
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