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Federal prosecutors in NYC add to R Kelly's legal woes

Federal prosecutors in NYC add to R Kelly's legal woes

NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors hit R. Kelly with more criminal charges Friday, accusing the disgraced R&B singer of having unprotected sex with a girl in 2015 without disclosing he had herpes.
LA, San Diego, Oakland join California school closings

LA, San Diego, Oakland join California school closings

LOS ANGELES — California's two largest school districts, Los Angeles and San Diego, will temporarily close starting March 16 because of the coronavirus threat, officials announced Friday.
Spotty sick leave policies limit options for avoiding virus

Spotty sick leave policies limit options for avoiding virus

LONDON — A barber in Beijing is supporting his wife and child by charging food and other expenses to a credit card while he waits for his employer's shop to reopen.

Fed takes extra steps to sooth virus-rattled bond market

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank have taken large steps this week to try to calm financial markets and restore some degree of confidence. So far, it hasn't quite worked.
No rite of spring for golf: Masters postponed due to virus

No rite of spring for golf: Masters postponed due to virus

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Augusta National on Friday postponed the Masters, another massive hit to the spring sports calendar from the new coronavirus that already is responsible for the loss of March Madness and the delay of opening day baseball.
US general: US strikes destroy weapons depots, more remain

US general: US strikes destroy weapons depots, more remain

WASHINGTON — The U.S. retaliatory airstrikes against militants in Iraq destroyed five weapons depots, but the top U.S commander for the Middle East acknowledged Friday that there are many similar sites that the U.S.
Boston Marathon postponed until Sept. 14 amid virus concerns

Boston Marathon postponed until Sept. 14 amid virus concerns

BOSTON — The Boston Marathon on Friday was postponed for five months due to the coronavirus pandemic, abandoning the customary Patriots Day start in the hopes of preserving the uninterrupted 124-year tradition of the world's most prestigious long-dis

UK agency: Sala's pilot unlicensed for plane in fatal crash

LONDON — The pilot of the single-engine aircraft that carried the Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala was not licensed to fly the plane, which plunged into the English Channel last year, killing both, U.K. investigators said Friday.
In role reversal, Asia seeks to stop virus from coming in

In role reversal, Asia seeks to stop virus from coming in

BEIJING — From quarantining travellers from overseas to nabbing those sneaking in with fevers, China and other parts of Asia are scrambling to prevent the new coronavirus from coming back to where it first broke out.
Stocks surge on Wall Street; Dow jumps 550 points, or 2.6%

Stocks surge on Wall Street; Dow jumps 550 points, or 2.6%

Global financial markets surged Friday, clawing back a small slice of their losses in what has been a brutal week of selling as the spreading coronavirus heightened fear of a global recession. The early rally for U.S.
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