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Mexico confirms first 2 cases of coronavirus

Mexico confirms first 2 cases of coronavirus

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's assistant health secretary announced Friday that the country now has two confirmed cases of the new coronavirus. Hugo Lopez-Gatell said one of the patients is in Mexico City and the other in the northern state of Sinaloa.
Historic Paris train station evacuated due to nearby fire

Historic Paris train station evacuated due to nearby fire

PARIS — Police evacuated an historic Paris train station on Friday after a fire engulfed multiple vehicles and sent a large cloud of black smoke over the neighbourhood .
'Amazing Race' suspends filming as virus precaution

'Amazing Race' suspends filming as virus precaution

LOS ANGELES — The globe-trotting reality series “The Amazing Race” is taking a breather as a precaution due to the virus outbreak affecting several countries.
Fed Chair Powell: Will 'use our tools' to support economy

Fed Chair Powell: Will 'use our tools' to support economy

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell pledged Friday that the Fed will “use our tools" to support the economy, an effort to ease fears over the viral outbreak and a strong signal of a likely rate cut, perhaps at its next meeting March 1
Lady Gaga's father cites homelessness for his bar's woes

Lady Gaga's father cites homelessness for his bar's woes

NEW YORK — Lady Gaga's father is refusing to pay $260,000 in rent and fees for his restaurant at New York City's Grand Central Terminal, saying the homeless population is hurting his business.
Buffalo Roman Catholic Diocese seeks bankruptcy protection

Buffalo Roman Catholic Diocese seeks bankruptcy protection

BUFFALO, N.Y.
Authorities seize alligator from Ohio basement

Authorities seize alligator from Ohio basement

GROVEPORT, Ohio — Authorities in Ohio have seized an alligator that was being kept in the basement of a home.
Balmain celebrates diversity and twists classicism in Paris

Balmain celebrates diversity and twists classicism in Paris

PARIS — Usher unleashed a photographer's battle at Balmain on Friday, as he appeared at Paris Fashion Week alongside towering model Cindy Bruna.
Nigeria confirms 1st case of new virus in sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria confirms 1st case of new virus in sub-Saharan Africa

ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigerian authorities on Friday confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa as the outbreak spread to a region with some of the world's weakest health systems.
Parents of 'terrified' Africans stranded in China want help

Parents of 'terrified' Africans stranded in China want help

KAMPALA, Uganda — She wakes every day long before dawn to chat with her three stranded daughters on the other side of the world in China's locked-down city of Wuhan, anxious to see they have started a new day virus-free.
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