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Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Bryant attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks on Dec. 29, 2019 in Los Angeles.
Mon, 02/24/2020 - 12:18

Some 20,000 people got tickets to say farewell to NBA great Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. People without tickets were being urged to watch at home.

Harvey Weinstein arrives at court last month in Manhattan.
Mon, 02/24/2020 - 11:29

Jurors in Manhattan spared the 67-year-old former producer the harshest penalty he might have faced but convicted him on two out of five counts. He faces the possibility of decades in prison.

Armed Special Forces soldiers of the Salvadoran Army, following orders of President Nayib Bukele, enter El Salvador's congress during a vote on a security bill on Feb. 9.
Mon, 02/24/2020 - 11:19

El Salvador's troops deployed in congress. Bolivia's army advised the president to step down. Brazil's leader surrounds himself with top brass. The armed forces have made a comeback across the region.

Soybean plants grow in a field near Tiskilwa, Ill.
Mon, 02/24/2020 - 10:38

The Internet startup Tillable wants to match farmers with farmland available for rent. The problem? Farmers already on that land fear their farm data is being used against them.

NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, pictured at the 2017 Academy Awards, was one of the women profiled in the book and film <em>Hidden Figures</em>. She died Monday at 101.
Mon, 02/24/2020 - 09:29

Johnson was one of NASA's human "computers" and wrote trajectory equations for missions in the space agency's early days. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015.

Specialist Mark Fitzgerald works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Markets are down across Europe, Asia, and the U.S. as the virus spreads to more countries around the world.
Mon, 02/24/2020 - 09:13

U.S. stocks fell sharply Monday as investors worried about a growing number of coronavirus infections outside China, and possible fallout for the global economy.

Sarah Ziegenhorn and Andy Beeler shared a selfie while hiking in Texas' Big Bend National Park in December 2018. Beeler died of an opioid overdose last March. Ziegenhorn traces his death to the many obstacles to medical care Beeler experienced while on parole.
Mon, 02/24/2020 - 06:27

Sarah and Andy were in love and also advocates, determined to keep drug users from dying. But when his own addiction reemerged, Andy's fear of returning to prison kept him from the best treatment.

A drug implant was prescribed for an active 8-year-old girl diagnosed with central precocious puberty. The price of one option was thousands of dollars less than the other.
Mon, 02/24/2020 - 05:27

Two nearly identical drug implants have very different prices. The one for kids has a list price of $37,300. For adults, it's $4,400. A dad fought for his daughter to be able to get the cheaper drug.

Historians and activists charge that the White House has failed to keep notes of the president's meetings with foreign leaders, including with Russian President Vladimir Putin
Mon, 02/24/2020 - 04:18

Activists say the White House has failed to keep notes of the president's meetings with foreign leaders, and that immigration records could be destroyed.

Ka Lo, a member of the Marathon County Board in Wausau, Wis., spoke about the Trump administration's immigration policies at a Feb. 13 rally in the city.
Mon, 02/24/2020 - 04:00

The State Department is negotiating with Laos to deport thousands of Hmong who broke the law in the U.S. — even if they've already served their time.

Randy MacArthur, a longtime Ninja Turtles fan, is getting a Donatello tattoo.
Mon, 02/24/2020 - 04:00

Eric Talbot has been drawing for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle franchise since the 1980s. Now, he's using his steady hand to ink tattoos.

Barbara Elaine Smith, better known as B. Smith, began her career as a model, going on to be a restaurateur, celebrity chef, author, entertainer and lifestyle doyenne.
Mon, 02/24/2020 - 03:48

Born Barbara Elaine Smith, she began her career as a model and went on to gain fame and influence as a restaurateur, celebrity chef, lifestyle doyenne and entertainer.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson refused to remove herself from Roger Stone's case, two days after his defense team filed a motion for her disqualification because of alleged bias.
Mon, 02/24/2020 - 02:33

In a scathing order, Judge Amy Berman Jackson refused to disqualify herself, two days after the longtime Trump ally's defense team argued that Jackson was biased against him.

President Trump speaks at the "Namaste Trump" event at Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium in Ahmedabad, India, on Monday as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks on. Trump said the two leaders were discussing a possible trade deal and called Modi "a very tough negotiator."
Sun, 02/23/2020 - 23:01

"America loves India, America respects India, and America will always be faithful and loyal friends to the Indian people," President Trump told a cheering crowd in a huge cricket stadium.

A new apartment complex in Hong Kong, called the Chun Yeung Estate, is being turned into a quarantine center.
Sun, 02/23/2020 - 19:10

Challenges range from finding room to quarantine cruise ship passengers to tracking down cab drivers who drove suspected cases to a medical center.

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