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Three officials of the Oregon Health Authority, left, testify on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, before a committee of the Oregon Legislature in Salem, on preparations for a possible outbreak of coronavirus in Oregon. Appearing before the House Committee on Health Care were, from front to back Akiko Saito, section manager of health security, preparedness and response, Dean Sidelinger, state health officer and state epidemiologist, and OHA Director Patrick Allen. At right is Rep. David Gomberg, a Democrat from the Oregon coast (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
New coronavirus cases of unknown origin found on West CoastHealth officials in California, Oregon and Washington state worried about the novel coronavirus spreading through West Coast communities after confirming three patients were infected by unknown means
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John Kim, from left, the owner of Han Bat Shul Lung Tang, is joined by Bernard J. Lim from the Korean Friendship Bell Preservation Committee and Youngmi YI, from the Myung Won Cultural Foundation, and others representing Koreatown restaurants during a news conference in the Koreatown section of Los Angeles on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Han Bat Shul Lung Tang was one of five restaurants that lost business after being named in posts on a Korean messaging app that warned a Korean Air flight attendant with the virus had dined there during a layover in Los Angeles more than a week ago. "It's fake news," owner John Kim said, and he had proof. His restaurant was closed at the time because of a water leak, a fact confirmed by the Department of Public Health. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Restaurants in LA's Koreatown reel amid coronavirus rumorFears of the coronavirus combined with the speed and reach of social media can quickly cripple the healthiest of businesses
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this image made from video provided by NBC10 Philadelphia, police officers try to surround a stolen ambulance in an attempt to stop it in Philadelphia on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The ambulance fled from the police in the scene but was later captured. A man stole the ambulance and tried to run over an officer who shot him three times, leading to a low-speed chase through Philadelphia that lasted more than an hour Friday night, authorities said. (NBC10 Philadelphia via AP)
Police chase stolen ambulance in Philadelphia, nab driverThe driver of a stolen ambulance has been nabbed after leading police on a chase through Philadelphia that lasted more than an hour
The Associated Press2 hours ago
NewsAlert: Federal appeals court suspends order halting policy returning asylum-seekers to MexicoNewsAlert: Federal appeals court suspends order halting policy returning asylum-seekers to Mexico
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This 2019 photo provided by the Weber County Sheriff's Office shows inmate Matthew Belnap. A California man who was behind bars for bank fraud escaped from a Utah jail Tuesday night by posing as Belnap, a fellow inmate whose time had come to be released, authorities said Wednesday Feb. 26, 2020. Inmate, Kaleb Wiewandt was allowed to leave the jail in Ogden, Utah, because staff thought he was Belnap, who helped him carry out the plan, said Weber County Sheriff's Lt. Joshua Marigoni. Belnap who supposed to be freed Tuesday night after spending more than 70 days in jail after pleading no contest last year to retail theft charges, he said. ( Weber County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Inmate who escaped Utah jail caught in Idaho 4 days laterAuthorities say a California man convicted of mail fraud who escaped from a Utah jail by posing as a fellow inmate whose time had come to be released was captured in Idaho
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Feds won't put quarantined passengers in Southern CaliforniaThe federal government says it won’t try to move dozens of cruise ship passengers quarantined because of coronavirus fears to a facility in densely populated Southern California
The Associated Press5 hours ago
U.S. government drops plan to move virus-quarantined cruise ship passengers to Southern California city.U.S. government drops plan to move virus-quarantined cruise ship passengers to Southern California city.
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Dance teacher sentenced to 9 months for exposing teen to HIVA Tennessee dance teacher who appeared on a reality TV show was sentenced to nine months in prison for raping a teenage student and exposing him to HIV
The Associated Press5 hours ago
This undated photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department shows Desmond Jones. The Dallas man was convicted and sentenced to 99 years in prison Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, for his part in the abduction and killing of a 13-year-old suburban Dallas girl. (Dallas County Sheriff’s Department via AP)
Man gets 99 years in prison for role in Texas girl's deathA man has been convicted and sentenced to 99 years in prison for his part in the abduction and killing of a 13-year-old suburban Dallas girl
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Baby hippo at San Diego Zoo gets a nameA baby hippopotamus born at the San Diego Zoo this month has a name
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this June 2, 2011 file photo, Mexico's Genaro Garcia Luna speaks during a ceremony to designate June 2 as the Federal Police Day in Mexico City. The former Federal Secretary of Public Safety is to be arraigned in New York, on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. The indictment claims that Garcia Luna allegedly received millions of dollars in bribes from the Sinaloa Cartel. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini, File)
Former Mexico security official denied bail in bribery caseA federal magistrate judge has denied bail to a former top security official in Mexico accused of taking tens of millions of dollars in bribes to protect the Sinaloa cartel
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Health officials confirm second case of novel coronavirus in person not known to have previous contact.Health officials confirm second case of novel coronavirus in person not known to have previous contact.
The Associated Press6 hours ago
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