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A staff member stands beside an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. Asian shares are mostly rising despite continuing fears about an outbreak of a new virus that began in China, which sent regional indexes mostly lower recently. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Asian shares mostly rise while virus fears continueAsian shares are mostly higher, despite overnight losses on Wall Street and continuing fears about an outbreak of a new virus that began in China
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
Journalists wear face masks during a press conference of Bong Joon-ho, director of Oscar-winning “Parasite,” in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. Bong said Wednesday “the biggest pleasure and the most significant meaning” that the film has brought to him was its success in many countries though the audiences might feel uncomfortable with his explicit description of a bitter wealth disparity in modern society. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Bong happy 'Parasite' succeeded despite disparity it showed“Parasite” director Bong Joon-ho says the biggest pleasure the film brought to him is its success despite his explicit portrayal of wealth disparity in modern society
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) smiles before taking batting practice during spring training baseball practice, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Player discipline possible for future sign-stealing offensesMajor league players could be punished for future sign-stealing violations in the wake of the Houston Astros' scandal that only resulted in discipline for managers, coaches and executives
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein yells instructions to players in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Reports: Cavaliers, Beilein splitting after just 54 gamesCavaliers first-year coach John Beilein is stepping down after 54 games, according to multiple reports
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a "Care In Action" campaign rally, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Las Vegas debate a major test of Bloomberg campaign's gambleThe first major test of billionaire Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign plays out in the city of high rollers when he faces questions and sharp elbows on a debate stage for the first time
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2018 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, listens to Russian Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin during his flight to visit Chernigovets coal mine, in Beryozovsky, Kemerovo region, Russia. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, the Treasury Department slapped sanctions on Rosneft’s trading arm and its CEO, accusing the Geneva-based firm of providing a critical lifeline to Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
Ending Putin's support of Venezuela no easy feat for USIn 2016, the head of Russia's largest oil company traveled to the birthplace of Hugo Chavez, in the empty, sweltering plains of Venezuela, to unveil a giant bronze statue of the late socialist leader that he commissioned from a Russian artist
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Oklahoma guard Austin Reaves, left, and Baylor guard Matthew Mayer fight for control of the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Butler scores 22, helps No. 1 Baylor beat Oklahoma 65-54Jared Butler scored 22 points and No. 1 Baylor beat Oklahoma 65-54 for its Big 12-record 23rd consecutive win
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo, cars wait to be exported at Yokohama port, near Tokyo. Japan's Finance Ministry says the nation recorded a trade deficit for the month of January, as exports continued to decline amid worries about the spread of a new virus that could deaden regional economic growth. The ministry said in a report Wednesday, Feb.  19, 2020, that the trade deficit for last month totaled 1.3 trillion yen, or $12 billion. That marked the third straight month of a trade deficit for the world's third largest economy. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
Japan records trade deficit in January amid growth fears Japan's Finance Ministry says the nation recorded a trade deficit for the month of January, as exports continued to decline amid worries about the spread of a new virus that could deaden regional economic growth
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, photo, delivery workers for Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com prepare for the morning round of deliveries from a distribution center in Beijing, China. JD and rivals including Pinduoduo, Miss Fresh and Alibaba Group's Hema are scrambling to fill a boom in orders while protecting their employees. E-commerce is one of the few industries to thrive after anti-virus controls starting in late January closed factories, restaurants, cinemas, offices and shops nationwide and extinguished auto and real estate sales. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
China turns to internet for food supplies amid virus fearsDemand for online food vendors has surged since China’s government told the public to stay home as part of the most sweeping anti-disease controls ever imposed
The Associated Press3 hours ago
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