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Italy sees virus cases rise 45% in a day; deaths up to 11

Italy sees virus cases rise 45% in a day; deaths up to 11

ROME — Italy reported a 45% one-day increase in people infected with the coronavirus as other countries in Europe recorded their first cases Tuesday, producing evidence that travellers are carrying the virus from the European outbreak's current epice
As world scrambles, experts warn virus spread in US certain

As world scrambles, experts warn virus spread in US certain

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials warned Tuesday that the burgeoning coronavirus is certain to spread more widely in the country at some point, even as their counterparts in Europe and Asia scrambled to contain new outbreaks of the illness.
Avenatti lawyer to put Stormy Daniels' credibility on trial

Avenatti lawyer to put Stormy Daniels' credibility on trial

NEW YORK — The credibility of porn star Stormy Daniels will be the central issue when Michael Avenatti goes on trial in April on charges that he cheated her of $300,000 from a book deal, his attorney said Tuesday.
Singer who drew fire at Mar-a-Lago competent to face trial

Singer who drew fire at Mar-a-Lago competent to face trial

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.
Mississippi man convicted in shooting deaths of 8 people

Mississippi man convicted in shooting deaths of 8 people

MAGNOLIA, Miss. — A Mississippi jury on Tuesday convicted a man in the 2017 shooting deaths of eight people, including some of his own relatives and a deputy sheriff who responded to a domestic disturbance call.

Ben Lerner, Zadie Smith on list for Rathbones Folio Prize

LONDON — Works of fiction by Ben Lerner and Zadie Smith and an exploration of why women join the Islamic State group are among eight books contending for Britain’s Rathbones Folio Prize for literature.
New virus has infected over 80,000 people, killed 2,700

New virus has infected over 80,000 people, killed 2,700

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 80,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.
'A world of hurt': 39 states to investigate Juul's marketing

'A world of hurt': 39 states to investigate Juul's marketing

HARTFORD, Conn.

Spanish top court backs rapper in freedom of speech case

MADRID — Spain's constitutional Court on Tuesday overturned a previous verdict that found a rapper guilty of exalting terrorism and humiliating victims of attacks in tweets.

IOC member casts doubt on postponing or moving Tokyo Games

TOKYO — A senior member of the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that if it proves too dangerous to hold the Olympics in Tokyo this summer because of the coronavirus outbreak, organizers are more likely to cancel it altogether than to post