Focus turns to Latino authors amid ‘American Dirt’ debate

Focus turns to Latino authors amid ‘American Dirt’ debate

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — When Oprah Winfrey endorsed the novel “American Dirt” for her book club last month, many Latinos took to social media to decry the selection for its stereotypes and caricatures. The novel about a Mexican mother and her young son fleeing to the U.S. border had been praise

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China's leaders knew about the risks of coronavirus long before the public were informed

China's leaders knew about the risks of coronavirus long before the public were informed

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China announced a 3rd straight day decline in new virus cases on Sunday, as it became clear that the country's leadership was aware of the potential gravity of the situation well before the warning came to light. In mainland China there are 2,009 new cases, taking its total number of confirmed cases to 68,500, according to the National Health Commission in the region. Despite 142 recent fatalit

Storm Dennis: Two Bodies Pulled From The Sea

Storm Dennis: Two Bodies Pulled From The Sea

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Two bodies have been pulled from rough seas as the UK is battered by Storm Dennis. The body of a man missing from a tanker ship anchored off Margate, Kent was found after a seven-hour search, and another was found at Herne Bay. Lifeboats and the coastguard helicopter had

1 dead, 4 injured in shooting outside Berlin music venue

1 dead, 4 injured in shooting outside Berlin music venue

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BERLIN— One person has been killed and 4 others were injured in a shooting late Friday outside a Berlin event venue, German authorities said Saturday. A spokeswoman for Berlin prosecutors said one or more people opened fire outside the Tempodrom, located near Potsdamer Pla

No handshakes: Viral outbreak spooks Asian places of worship

No handshakes: Viral outbreak spooks Asian places of worship

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MANILA, Philippines— In a popular Catholic church in the Philippines, nearly half of the pews were empty for Sunday Mass. The few hundred worshippers who showed up were asked to refrain from shaking others’ hands or holding them during prayers to prevent the spread of the vi

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Barr warns against Chinese ‘dominance’ in wireless networks

Barr warns against Chinese ‘dominance’ in wireless networks

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WASHINGTON  — Attorney General William Barr waded into ongoing diplomatic tensions between the United States and China on Thursday, decrying what he said was Beijing’s determination to establish “dominance” in the market of next-generation, high-speed wireless networks. Barr spok

Transportation, IT heads in NC governor’s Cabinet changing

Transportation, IT heads in NC governor’s Cabinet changing

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RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s transportation secretary is leaving the job at the end of the month, and another Cabinet member has been picked to succeed him, Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday. Cooper named Eric Boyette, the current secretary of the Department of Information Technology, to r

Iowa disaster prompts Nevada Dems to drop caucus tech plan

Iowa disaster prompts Nevada Dems to drop caucus tech plan

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LAS VEGAS  — Reacting to tech troubles in Iowa, Nevada Democrats scrapped plans to use similar technology at their caucuses in less than three weeks, as early primary voting states sought to reassure the public that they could pull off smooth elections. Officials in South Carolina and New Hampshir

Facebook fights spread of misinformation about virus online

Facebook fights spread of misinformation about virus online

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Facebook says it’s working to limit the spread of misinformation and potentially harmful content about the coronavirus as bogus claims about the ongoing outbreak circulate online. Kang-Xing Jin, Facebook’s head of health, 

Gayle King accepts Snoop Dogg’s apology for rant over Kobe

Gayle King accepts Snoop Dogg’s apology for rant over Kobe

NEW YORK— Gayle King says she accepts Snoop Dogg’s apology, and the CBS anchor says she’s sorry that her interview last week added to the pain of people grieving over Kobe Bryant’s death. The rapper had posted a profane, threatening video directed toward King last week following her i

Spain confirms 2nd virus case; UK plane brings 200 evacuees

Spain confirms 2nd virus case; UK plane brings 200 evacuees

MADRID  — Spain confirmed its second case of the new virus from China, and a plane evacuating more than 200 people from the Chinese city at the center of the epidemic landed Sunday in Britain. The coronavirus case was detected in Mallorca, a popular vacation island in the Mediterranean Sea, Spain&

Riders in the storm: Dutch cyclists brave Storm Ciara

Riders in the storm: Dutch cyclists brave Storm Ciara

NEELTJE JANS, Netherlands — Call them riders in the storm. While much of northern Europe hunkered down Sunday and hoped that Storm Ciara would blow over quickly with its hurricane-force winds, an intrepid band of cyclists made the most of the conditions to take part in the Dutch Headwind Cycling Champi

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Focus turns to Latino authors amid ‘American Dirt’ debate

Focus turns to Latino authors amid ‘American Dirt’ debate

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — When Oprah Winfrey endorsed the novel “American Dirt” for her book club last month, many Latinos took to social media to decry the selection for its stereotypes and caricatures. The novel about a Mexican mother and her young son fleeing to the U.S. border had been praise

Largest Nevada casinos report $2 billion gain in fiscal 2019

Largest Nevada casinos report $2 billion gain in fiscal 2019

CARSON CITY, Nev.  — Nevada’s largest casinos reaped more than $2 billion from gambling, food and beverage sales, room rentals and other factors during the 2019 fiscal year, state regulators reported Friday. The Nevada Gaming Control Board annual “gaming abstract” looked at finan

Defective software could have doomed Boeing’s crew capsule

Defective software could have doomed Boeing’s crew capsule

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.  — Defective software could have doomed Boeing’s crew capsule during its first test flight, a botched trip that was cut short and never made it to the International Space Station, NASA and company officials said Friday. The Starliner capsule launched without astronauts i

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60 Years of diplomatic relations celebrates between Nepal and Australia

60 Years of diplomatic relations celebrates between Nepal and Australia

On the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Australia, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia exchanged messages of felicitations expressing their happiness on the excellent state of bi

1 dead, 4 injured in shooting outside Berlin music venue

1 dead, 4 injured in shooting outside Berlin music venue

BERLIN— One person has been killed and 4 others were injured in a shooting late Friday outside a Berlin event venue, German authorities said Saturday. A spokeswoman for Berlin prosecutors said one or more people opened fire outside the Tempodrom, located near Potsdamer Platz in the center of the city,

First coronavirus death in Europe confirmed

First coronavirus death in Europe confirmed

An 80-year old woman has died in France after contracting the deadly coronavirus, according to French Health Minister Agnès Buzyn. The Chinese tourist arrived in France on 16 January from Hubei province in China and was placed in isolation in hospital on 25 January. Previously France had 11 pa

Largest Nevada casinos report $2 billion gain in fiscal 2019

Largest Nevada casinos report $2 billion gain in fiscal 2019

CARSON CITY, Nev.  — Nevada’s largest casinos reaped more than $2 billion from gambling, food and beverage sales, room rentals and other factors during the 2019 fiscal year, state regulators reported Friday. The Nevada Gaming Control Board annual “gaming abstract” looked at finan

Asian stock markets retreat after surge on China tariff cut

Asian stock markets retreat after surge on China tariff cut

Asian stock markets retreated Friday following a surge after China announced a tariff cut on U.S. imports. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney all declined. Major Asian markets jumped more than 2% on Thursday after Beijing said it will cut duties on $75 billion of U.S. goods as

Disconnect? Stocks rise despite fears over virus from China

Disconnect? Stocks rise despite fears over virus from China

NEW YORK  — The virus outbreak out of China has exposed a seeming disconnect between the financial markets and science. Health experts don’t know how far the virus will spread and how bad the crisis will get, yet stocks are rallying as if investors are expecting no more than a modest hit to