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China virus toll hits 41; Australia reports first four cases

BEIJING (Reuters) - The death toll from China's coronavirus outbreak jumped on Saturday to 41 as the Lunar New Year got off to a gloomy start, with Hong Kong declaring a virus emergency, scrapping celebrations, and restricting links to mainland China. Read More


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Trump's legal team to begin defense arguments at U.S. Senate impeachment trial

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump will begin his defense at the Senate impeachment trial on Saturday, offering a rebuttal to Democratic charges that he abused his power and previewing more detailed arguments planned for next week. More »


Trump impeachment prosecutor, Adam Schiff, is becoming Exhibit A in president's defense

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The lawmaker walking U.S. senators methodically through the case for removing President Donald Trump from office is also becoming Exhibit A in efforts by the president's allies to defend him. More »


Turkey quake kills at least 22, rescuers dig for survivors

ELAZIG, Turkey (Reuters) - The death toll from a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey reached 22 on Saturday, as rescuers searched for an estimated 22 more people trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings. More »


Bodies of U.S. firefighters retrieved from Australian air crash site

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The bodies of three U.S. firefighters who died in a plane crash earlier this week in Australia's remote bushland while battling a fierce wildfire have been recovered, the police said on Saturday as investigators started probe into the accident. More »


U.S. says 34 troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after Iran strike

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Friday that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month, a number higher than the military had previously announced. More »


At anti-abortion rally, Trump assails Democrats, draws applause

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump became the first U.S. president to attend the annual March for Life in Washington on Friday, unleashing a fierce attack on his Democratic rivals during a rally in an election-year show of support for opponents of abortion rights. More »


Trump increases tariffs on derivative steel, aluminum products from some countries

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed a proclamation increasing tariffs on derivative steel products by an additional 25 percent and boosting duties on derivative aluminum products by an additional 10 percent. More »


Owners of solar company that caused loss for Buffett plead guilty over Ponzi scheme

(Reuters) - The husband-and-wife owners of DC Solar, a California solar company that caused Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc to take a $377 million charge last year, pleaded guilty on Friday to involvement in an estimated $912 million Ponzi scheme. More »


Actress Rosie Perez backs up Sciorra account in Weinstein rape trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actress Rosie Perez took the stand in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein on Friday to bolster the account of friend and fellow actress Annabella Sciorra, who said she was raped by the former Hollywood producer in the early 1990s. More »


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