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What will it take to stop the Wuhan coronavirus from spreading around the world?

What will it take to stop the Wuhan coronavirus from spreading around the world?

The outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus in central China has infected thousands and spread overseas, raising the specter of a potential global epidemic as authorities desperately try to contain it. Since the first case was identified in early December in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, more than 5,900 people have fallen sick and at least…MORE

Hong Kong stocks just started trading after a long holiday. They’re down 2.3%

Hong Kong stocks just started trading after a long holiday. They’re down 2.3%

Hong Kong stocks tumbled Wednesday as investors returned from a four-day holiday to weigh the consequences of an escalating coronavirus outbreak. The city’s benchmark Hang Seng Index dropped 3% at market open and was last down 2.3% on its first day of trading after the Lunar New Year holiday celebrations. The virus originated in the…MORE

Judge effectively denies Lev Parnas’ attempt to attend impeachment trial

Judge effectively denies Lev Parnas’ attempt to attend impeachment trial

A federal judge on Tuesday effectively denied a request by an indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani to attend President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Judge Paul Oetken denied Lev Parnas’ request to have his GPS device removed, thereby quashing the request to attend the trial, because Senate rules do not permit any electronic devices in the…MORE

9-year-old boy charged with attempted murder after his younger sister was stabbed

9-year-old boy charged with attempted murder after his younger sister was stabbed

A 9-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder in the first degree after he allegedly stabbed his 5-year-old sister with a kitchen knife in an apartment, according to the Ocala Police Department in Florida. At his initial court appearance in Marion County on Tuesday, a judge ordered the boy to undergo psychiatric evaluation, video…MORE

Energy Department releases more than 100 pages of Ukraine documents

Energy Department releases more than 100 pages of Ukraine documents

The US Department of Energy has released a new batch of documents related to its former Secretary Rick Perry and Ukraine. The public records release Tuesday evening — initially given to transparency group American Oversight as a part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit and then released publicly by the group — marks the…MORE

Cuban man’s death marks sixth in ICE custody since October

Cuban man’s death marks sixth in ICE custody since October

A Cuban man who died Monday morning in Miami is the sixth person to pass away since October while in custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The 63-year-old’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, according to the agency. He died at Miami’s Larkin Community Hospital, where he had been receiving inpatient…MORE

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