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Citing virus, Putin delays vote that would extend his rule

Citing virus, Putin delays vote that would extend his rule

MOSCOW — Citing the coronavirus, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday postponed a nationwide vote on proposed constitutional amendments that include a change potentially allowing him to stay in office until 2036.
Netanyahu ally resigns, deepening Israeli political turmoil

Netanyahu ally resigns, deepening Israeli political turmoil

JERUSALEM — Israel's parliament speaker abruptly resigned Wednesday, dealing a blow to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and deepening the country's political turmoil as the embattled Israeli leader tries to cling to power amid a fast-spreading outbr
Britain's Prince Charles tests positive for new coronavirus

Britain's Prince Charles tests positive for new coronavirus

LONDON — Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office said Wednesday.
Taylor Swift's publicist takes aim at Kim Kardashian in feud

Taylor Swift's publicist takes aim at Kim Kardashian in feud

LOS ANGELES — The Kanye West and Taylor Swift public beef has reignited again with the ongoing feud now involving his wife and Swift's publicist.
In 'Crip Camp,' a rare spotlight for disability rights

In 'Crip Camp,' a rare spotlight for disability rights

PARK CITY, Utah — It wasn't Judith Heumann's first standing ovation, but it might have been her loudest. Heumann, who had polio as a baby and uses a wheelchair, has for decades been one of the leading figures of the disability rights movement.

Quake off Russia's far east islands prompts tsunami warning

MOSCOW — A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck near Russia's far eastern Kuril Islands on Wednesday and a tsunami warning was issued for the closest shores. The U.S.
Trump, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

Trump, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

WASHINGTON — The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.
A virus rages, a flame goes out: Tokyo Games reset for 2021

A virus rages, a flame goes out: Tokyo Games reset for 2021

Not even the Summer Olympics could withstand the force of the coronavirus.

Possible twister: Damage reports at Mississippi-Alabama line

FLORENCE, Ala. — A suspected tornado heavily damaged a store and other structures Tuesday in northern Mississippi and Alabama as a severe storm system crossed the Deep South, authorities said.

Avenatti asks judge to nix Nike jury verdict or OK new trial

NEW YORK — The once high-flying California attorney Michael Avenatti wants a judge to reject a jury verdict that found he tried to extort Nike.