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Crews scrubbed everything from money to buses, military bases were on high alert and quarantines were enforced Wednesday from a beachfront resort in the Atlantic to an uninhabited island in the Pacific as the world fought the spread of a new virus.

By KIM TONG-HYUNG and MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press February 26, 2020
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Looking out over the world’s largest cricket stadium, the seats jammed with more than 100,000 people, India’s prime minister heaped praise on his American visitor.

By TIM SULLIVAN, Associated Press February 26, 2020
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A $13.5 billion settlement between victims of California's catastrophic wildfires and the utility blamed for causing them was supposed to bring some peace and hope to people still reeling from the devastation.

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and DAISY NGUYEN, Associated Press February 26, 2020
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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.

By ADAM GELLER, Associated Press February 25, 2020
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Democratic rivals to Bernie Sanders are preparing to try to knock him off his front-runner perch in a debate Tuesday night before a critical South Carolina primary that could dramatically reshape the race.

By STEVE PEOPLES, MEG KINNARD and BILL BARROW, Associated Press February 25, 2020
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Police manned checkpoints in quarantined towns, guests were confined to their rooms in a hotel in the Canary Islands, governments issued travel warnings and more flights were suspended Tuesday as officials desperately sought to stop the seemingly inevitable spread of a new virus.

By KIM TONG-HYUNG and MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press February 25, 2020
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Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday at his sexual assault trial, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of the #MeToo movement.

By Associated Press February 24, 2020
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The White House is readying an urgent budget request to address the deadly coronavirus outbreak whose rapid spread is spooking financial markets and restricting international travel.

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press February 24, 2020
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The countdown to the signing of a peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States to end the 18 years of war in Afghanistan will begin on Friday night, when the seven-day “reduction of violence" promised by the Taliban will go into effect, a senior U.S. State Department official said.

By KATHY GANNON and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press February 21, 2020
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Schools were shuttered, churches told worshipers to stay away and some mass gatherings were banned as cases of a new virus swelled Friday in South Korea, the newest front in a widening global outbreak.

By HYUNG-JIN KIM and MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press February 21, 2020
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In a popular Catholic church in the Philippines, nearly half of the pews were empty for Sunday Mass.

By Associated Press February 20, 2020
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President Donald Trump trolled his political enemies Wednesday in the first of three rallies in three days in the West as Democrats vied in neighboring Nevada to be the one to challenge him in the November election.

By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press February 20, 2020
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From the opening bell, Democrats savaged New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg and raised pointed questions about Bernie Sanders' take-no-prisoners politics during a contentious debate Wednesday night that threatened to further muddy the party's urgent quest to defeat President Donald Trump.

By STEVE PEOPLES, ALEXANDRA JAFFE and MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press February 20, 2020
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About 500 passengers left the cruise ship Diamond Princess on Wednesday at the end of a much-criticized two-week quarantine aboard the vessel, docked in Japan, that failed to stop the spread of the new virus among passengers and crew.

By MARI YAMAGUCHI and FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press February 19, 2020
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Rod Blagojevich returned home to Chicago early Wednesday, shaking hands and signing autographs after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor for political corruption.

By MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press February 19, 2020
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Billionaire Mike Bloomberg has qualified for the upcoming Democratic presidential debate, marking the first time he’ll stand alongside the rivals he has so far avoided by bypassing the early voting states and using his personal fortune to define himself through television ads.

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press February 18, 2020
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In Arizona, a burgeoning Asian American community fields xenophobic calls about a planned night market featuring Asian street foods. In New York, a dim sum restaurant owner worries he won't make rent.

By ALEXANDRA OLSON and TERRY TANG, Associated Press Writers February 18, 2020
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Days and days of heavy rain have created a dilemma for authorities managing dams along swollen rivers in Mississippi and Tennessee. The water has to be released eventually, worsening the flooding for people living downstream.

By ROGELIO V. SOLIS and MICHAEL WARREN, Associated Press February 17, 2020
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Americans Cheryl and Paul Molesky decided to trade one coronavirus quarantine for another.

By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press February 17, 2020
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President Donald Trump will be briefed on preparations for the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles and raise millions for his reelection campaign next week as part of a three-day, four-state swing to Western states.

February 13, 2020
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When Pete Buttigieg launched his first statewide television ad in South Carolina two months ago, its opening lines may have sounded familiar to a churchgoer.

By Associated Press February 13, 2020
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How's your 401(k) doing?

By Associated Press February 13, 2020
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Life on the Diamond Princess, the cruise ship quarantined in a Japanese port with scores of cases of a new virus, means experiencing all these things, according to interviews by The Associated Press with passengers and a growing stream of tweets and YouTube videos.

By FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press February 13, 2020
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The four lawyers who prosecuted Roger Stone quit the case after the Justice Department overruled them and said it would take the extraordinary step of lowering the amount of prison time it would seek for President Donald Trump’s longtime ally and confidant.

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press February 12, 2020
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Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s presidential primary, edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s chaotic 2020 nomination fight.

By STEVE PEOPLES, KATHLEEN RONAYNE and HUNTER WOODALL, Associated Press February 12, 2020

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