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China expands lockdown against virus, fast-tracks hospital

China expands lockdown against virus, fast-tracks hospital

BEIJING — China expanded its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims Friday as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country's biggest
NFL’s Saints fight to shield emails in Catholic abuse crisis

NFL’s Saints fight to shield emails in Catholic abuse crisis

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallo

France confirms 3 cases of virus from China, 1st in Europe

PARIS — France on Friday announced the first cases outside Asia and the United States of the deadly new virus from China, and the country's health minister said Europe should brace for other new cases from the spreading epidemic that she said must be
Pentagon: 34 troops suffered brain injuries in Iran strike

Pentagon: 34 troops suffered brain injuries in Iran strike

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon disclosed on Friday that 34 U.S.
At 84, Cajun musician Doug Kershaw still going strong

At 84, Cajun musician Doug Kershaw still going strong

NEW ORLEANS — As 84-year-old Cajun music legend Doug Kershaw looks back, he's still looking ahead too — fiddling, singing, writing and performing as the quintessential “Louisiana Man.
Rapper YG arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of robbery

Rapper YG arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of robbery

LOS ANGELES — Rapper YG was arrested Friday at his Los Angeles home on suspicion of robbery just two days before he is scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards, officials said.
Actress Rosie Perez says she was told of Weinstein rape

Actress Rosie Perez says she was told of Weinstein rape

NEW YORK — "Do the Right Thing" actress Rosie Perez testified Friday that fellow screen star Annabella Sciorra told her in the mid-1990s that Harvey Weinstein had raped her but that she couldn't go to the police because “he'd destroy me.
Schiff sets tone of impeachment case, says 'right matters'

Schiff sets tone of impeachment case, says 'right matters'

WASHINGTON — For a few gripping minutes, Rep. Adam Schiff, the lead impeachment prosecutor against President Donald Trump, had made the restless Senate snap to attention.
Normalcy returns to Guatemala-Mexico border after caravan

Normalcy returns to Guatemala-Mexico border after caravan

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico — From the roadside stand where his family sells mole, barbecue and chicken stew, Miguel Ángel Vázquez has seen all the caravans of Central American migrants and asylum seekers stream past his front door in recent years, throng
Now on Trump's team, Dershowitz says, 'I haven't changed'

Now on Trump's team, Dershowitz says, 'I haven't changed'

WASHINGTON — Alan Dershowitz was in line at Mar-a-Lago's lavish Christmas Eve buffet last month when President Donald Trump stopped to chat.