• US to screen airline passengers from China for new illness
    by MIKE STOBBE on January 17, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials announced Friday that they will begin screening airline passengers arriving from central China for a new virus that has sickened dozens and killed two, prompting worries about a new international outbreak. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say they will begin taking temperatures and asking about symptoms […]

  • Owner of boat that sank, killing 17, settles final lawsuit
    by HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH on January 17, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The owner of a tourist duck boat that sank in a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, has settled its final pending lawsuit for an undisclosed amount. Thirty-one lawsuits have been filed against Ripley Entertainment since the former World War II amphibious vehicle sank in July 2018 at Table Rock Lake […]

  • Georgia’s Smart hires Todd Monken as offensive coordinator
    by CHARLES ODUM on January 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Todd Monken, the former offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is Kirby Smart’s choice to lead Georgia’s offense. Monken, 53, was named on Friday to replace James Coley as the Bulldogs’ offensive coordinator. Coley will remain on staff as assistant head coach. The change came after a […]

  • Lawyers: ICE arrests trans migrant woman month after release
    by NOMAAN MERCHANT on January 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    One month after winning her release from immigration detention, a transgender woman from El Salvador was arrested and taken back to the same jail because the U.S. government is appealing the judge’s decision, the woman’s lawyers said Friday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement re-arrested the trans woman Monday during what her lawyers expected would be […]

  • 3 people get prison for Manhattan explosion that killed 2
    by The Associated Press on January 17, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three people were sentenced to prison Friday for a 2015 explosion in Manhattan’s East Village that was caused by an illegally installed gas line and killed two men. Maria Hrynenko, a landlord; Athanasios Ioannidis, a plumber; and Dilber Kukic, a contractor, each received a term of four to 12 years in […]

  • Georgia sets execution for man convicted of killing 2 people
    by KATE BRUMBACK on January 17, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend more than 20 years ago is set to executed later this month. Donnie Cleveland Lance, 66, is scheduled to die Jan. 29 at the state prison in Jackson, state Attorney General Chris Carr and Department of Corrections Commissioner Timothy Ward announced […]

  • Original member of The Wiggles recovering in hospital
    by The Associated Press on January 17, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    SYDNEY (AP) — One of the original members of the popular Australian children’s band The Wiggles has been hospitalized after collapsing during a wildfire relief concert. Greg Page, the 48-year-old original Yellow Wiggle, fell as he left a stage in New South Wales and went into cardiac arrest. He had been performing with the other […]

  • US hits Iran general with sanctions over protest crackdown
    by Associated Press on January 17, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday imposed sanctions on a senior Iranian general for his role in a brutal crackdown on anti-government protesters as it ramps up its maximum pressure campaign on the Islamic Republic. The State Department said it imposed penalties on Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Gen. Hassan Shahvarpour for directing a […]

  • Advocates’ hopes high as Kansas heads for medical pot debate
    by JOHN HANNA on January 17, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers expect to have their most serious debate so far on medical marijuana this year, fueling high hopes for advocates who have been stymied by the state’s prohibitionist roots and Republican-controlled Legislature. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly has said she would sign a bill legalizing medical marijuana. A House committee has […]

  • Hurricanes defender Hamilton breaks bone in left leg
    by The Associated Press on January 17, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes all-star defenseman Dougie Hamilton has a broken bone in his left leg. The team announced Friday that Hamilton had suffered a broken fibula in Thursday night’s loss at Columbus. He was hurt in the second period while chasing down a puck along the wall in the neutral zone when […]