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Japan reports first death from new virus

TOKYO — Japan’s health ministry says a woman infected with the new virus has died, becoming the country's first confirmed fatality.

Powerful quake hits off northern Japan; no tsunami danger

TOKYO — A powerful earthquake hit off Japan's northern coast on Thursday, but there were no reports of serious damage or injuries and no danger of a tsunami, officials said.

Police: Reported Civil War cannonball was actually a buoy

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The digging of a swimming pool revealed what could have been a dangerous discovery in South Carolina. But, as news outlets report, the round object found by workers in Charleston on Wednesday afternoon was much less thrilling.
Iowa Democratic Party chairman resigns after caucus chaos

Iowa Democratic Party chairman resigns after caucus chaos

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party announced his resignation Wednesday after a disastrous caucus process beset by technical glitches led to a dayslong delay in reporting the results, inconsistencies in the numbers and no clear win
Pope avoids question of married priests in Amazon document

Pope avoids question of married priests in Amazon document

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis refused Wednesday to approve the ordination of married men or women as deacons to address a shortage of priests in the Amazon, sidestepping a fraught issue that has divided the Catholic Church and emboldened his conservati
Jussie Smollett's image takes new hit with revived charges

Jussie Smollett's image takes new hit with revived charges

CHICAGO — He's disappeared from Twitter, his last Instagram post was eight months ago, and his acting and singing careers appear to be at a standstill.
Baltimore shooting leaves 2 officers wounded; suspect dead

Baltimore shooting leaves 2 officers wounded; suspect dead

BALTIMORE — A shooting at a Baltimore apartment complex Wednesday ended with the death of a former state corrections official who had been under investigation and the wounding of two fugitive task force officers, authorities said.
Canadian poet M. NourbeSe Philip to receive PEN America writing award

Canadian poet M. NourbeSe Philip to receive PEN America writing award

NEW YORK — Canadian poet and fiction writer M. NourbeSe Philip and British playwright Tom Stoppard are among those being honoured next month by PEN America, the literary and human rights organization.
UN list targets firms linked to Israeli settlements

UN list targets firms linked to Israeli settlements

JERUSALEM — The U.N.
Review: ‘Downhill’ a showcase for Louis-Dreyfus and Ferrell

Review: ‘Downhill’ a showcase for Louis-Dreyfus and Ferrell

The foreign-language film remake has never been the most esteemed sort of Hollywood production, but the timing of “Downhill,” a remake of Ruben Östlund’s 2014 Swedish film “Force Majeure,” hasn’t done it any favours .