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Fourth Diamond Princess passenger dies; MSC cruise ship allowed to dock in Me... - 26 Feb 2020 at 11:52pm - MSC Cruises' Meraviglia was turned away from ports in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands; Alitalia passengers left Africa rather than enter quarantine.
CDC confirms first 'unknown' coronavirus case in California that could raise ... - 26 Feb 2020 at 11:26pm - The CDC on Wednesday confirmed an infection in California that would represent the first U.S. person to contract the virus from an "unknown" origin.
Taiwan raises epidemic response level to highest on virus concerns - 26 Feb 2020 at 11:02pm - Taiwan on Thursday raised its epidemic response level to the highest as it readied a $2 billion package to cushion the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on its export-reliant economy.
U.S.-South Korea military drills postponed as coronavirus spreads faster outs... - 26 Feb 2020 at 11:02pm - The United States and South Korea postponed joint military drills on Thursday to limit the spread of coronavirus, as the number of infections inside China - the source of the outbreak - was for the first time overtaken by fresh cases elsewhere.
Decriminalization of polygamy in Utah clears key hurdle in state legislature - 26 Feb 2020 at 10:59pm - Legislation to effectively decriminalize polygamy among consenting adults in Utah overwhelmingly passed the state House of Representatives in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, moving it a step closer to becoming law.
South Korea reports 334 new coronavirus cases, postpones military drill with ... - 26 Feb 2020 at 10:55pm - South Korea reported 334 additional cases of the new coronavirus on Thursday, the largest daily increase yet, as the U.S. State Department issued a new travel warning for South Korea and a joint military drill was postponed.
Coronavirus spreads faster outside China, stoking global fears - 26 Feb 2020 at 10:55pm - The number of new coronavirus infections inside China - the source of the outbreak - was for the first time overtaken by fresh cases elsewhere on Wednesday, with Italy and Iran emerging as epicenters of the rapidly spreading illness.
Brewery employee at Molson Coors fatally shoots 5 in Milwaukee rampage, then ... - 26 Feb 2020 at 10:41pm - Molson Coors said Wednesday there was an active shooter on its Milwaukee campus and ordered its employees to find a safe place to hide.
China investigates release of coronavirus-infected inmate in Hubei - 26 Feb 2020 at 10:34pm - China has sent an investigation team to Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, after reports that a prison released an infected inmate who then traveled to Beijing.
Biden gives emotional response to question of loss: 'I kind of know what it's... - 26 Feb 2020 at 10:32pm - Anthony Thompson, who lost his wife in the Charleston Church shooting, asked Biden how he would use his faith in making decisions for the nation.
Saudi Arabia suspends entry for Umrah pilgrimage, tourism amid coronavirus - 26 Feb 2020 at 10:31pm - Saudi Arabia on Thursday suspended foreigners' entry for the Umrah pilgrimage and tourism from countries where the new coronavirus has spread, as a growing number of cases outside China deepened fears of a pandemic.
'Flagrant indifference:' Gas company pleads guilty, will pay record $53M for ... - 26 Feb 2020 at 10:25pm - Columbia Gas Company of Massachusetts will plead guilty to felony charges for not meeting safety standards that led to the catastrophic explosions.
Google defeats conservative nonprofit's YouTube censorship appeal - 26 Feb 2020 at 10:16pm - Google persuaded a federal appeals court on Wednesday to reject claims that YouTube illegally censors conservative content.
Facebook to ban misleading ads about coronavirus - 26 Feb 2020 at 10:16pm - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it would ban advertisements for products offering any cures or prevention around the coronavirus outbreak, and those that create a sense of urgency around the situation.
Trump promises more lawsuits against New York Times - 26 Feb 2020 at 10:15pm - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday more lawsuits would be filed against the New York Times after his re-election campaign said it was filing a libel suit over what it said was a false opinion article that suggested Russia and the campaign had an overarching deal in the 2016 U.S. election.
Trump campaign says it is suing New York Times over Russia opinion piece - 26 Feb 2020 at 10:15pm - President Donald Trump's re-election campaign said on Wednesday it was filing a libel suit accusing the New York Times of intentionally publishing a false opinion article that suggested Russia and the campaign had an overarching deal in the 2016 U.S. election.
Bloomberg's stop-and-frisk responses show he's still dangerously out of touch - 26 Feb 2020 at 10:13pm - The former New York mayor talked apology and decrease of practice during recent debates. But he actually increased stop and frisk by 600%.
Japanese woman confirmed as coronavirus case for second time, weeks after ini... - 26 Feb 2020 at 10:12pm - A woman working as a tour-bus guide in Japan tested positive for the coronavirus for a second time, Osaka's prefectural government said on Wednesday, the first person in the country to do so amid growing concerns about the spread of the infection.
Factbox: Airlines suspend flights due to coronavirus outbreak - 26 Feb 2020 at 10:07pm - Airlines have been suspending flights or modifying service in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Trump says coronavirus risk in U.S. is low; CDC confirms first case of unknow... - 26 Feb 2020 at 10:06pm - President Donald Trump told Americans on Wednesday that the risk from coronavirus remained "very low," and placed Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the U.S. response to the looming global health crisis.
Biden lands key endorsement three days before South Carolina presidential con... - 26 Feb 2020 at 10:01pm - Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden won the endorsement of an influential black congressman from South Carolina on Wednesday, three days before the state's primary where he is competing with national front-runner Bernie Sanders for the crucial African-American vote.
George Clooney 'saddened' by child labor claims against Nespresso: 'Work will... - 26 Feb 2020 at 10:00pm - George Clooney says he's "surprised and saddened" to hear allegations of child labor raised against Nespresso, where he serves as a brand ambassador.
Mainland China reports 433 new coronavirus cases, 29 deaths on February 26 - 26 Feb 2020 at 9:53pm - Mainland China reported 433 new cases of coronavirus infections on Feb. 26, the National Health Commission said on Thursday, up from 406 on the previous day.
Tim Tebow to play for Philippines in World Baseball Classic qualifying - 26 Feb 2020 at 9:49pm - Mets minor league outfielder TIm Tebow will play the Philippines in the World Baseball Classic in 2021 if the nation can qualify for the tournament.
NCAA preparing for possible coronavirus impact on men's and women's basketbal... - 26 Feb 2020 at 9:45pm - The NCAA is preparing for the upcoming men's and women's basketball tournament amid fears of a coronavirus outbreak.
Six people dead, including gunman, in Molson Coors brewery shooting in Milwaukee - 26 Feb 2020 at 9:42pm - A gunman opened fire at the Molson Coors Beverage Co brewing complex in Milwaukee on Wednesday, killing five employees before he was found dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot, the city's police chief said.
Japan defends cautious approach on coronavirus testing amid concerns - 26 Feb 2020 at 9:33pm - Japan's health ministry on Wednesday defended its cautious approach to coronavirus testing as domestic cases increased and South Korea prepared to test more than 200,000 members of a church at the heart of a surge in its outbreak.
United Airlines flight makes emergency landing after phone battery catches fire - 26 Feb 2020 at 9:23pm - An United Airlines flight From New Jersey to the Bahamas had to make an emergency landing after one carry-on proved too hot to handle.
U.S. CDC flags possibility of community spread of coronavirus - 26 Feb 2020 at 9:11pm - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday warned of the possibility of a community spread of the coronavirus in the country after a person who reportedly did not have relevant travel history or exposure to another known patient was infected.
Trump puts Vice President Mike Pence in charge of coronavirus response, says ... - 26 Feb 2020 at 9:02pm - Trump said he trusted the advice from his top health officials but he also at times appeared to contradict him.