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Afghan ex-leader welcomes peace deal; criticizes…

On the eve of a potentially historic deal between the U.S. and Taliban to end 18 years war in Afghanistan, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai welcomed the signing of the accord, thanked Americans for their generosity, but had harsh words for the U.S. government and the U.S. military

This Bizarre Star-Nosed Mole Is The World's…

Meet the bizarre star-nosed mole.

Over 150 Mississippi Inmates File Complaint Over…

Inmates at Parchman complained about a lack of water, moldy food and "hundreds of other environmental deficiencies."

Report: Cops Shared Graphic Photos of Kobe Crash…

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's department says it is investigating allegations that deputies leaked graphic photos of the helicopter crash that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant and eight others last month. Sources tell the Los Angeles Times that days after the crash, first responders discussed the inappropriate sharing of photos...

Meet the family onboard Thomas The Tank Engine

It’s 75 years since “The Railway Series” was published by “Thomas The Tank Engine” author, the Reverend Wilbert Awdry. AP speaks to his family about where the train tales came from and how it went from a bedtime story to an international TV show. (Feb. 28)

Swiss Coronavirus Cases Rise To Six

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Switzerland has risen to six. This is after authorities confirmed the first ones in the canton of Aargau. A woman around the age of the 30 is being treated in Zurich after testing positive. In Aargau, a 26-year-old man was being treated in isolated care, reports Reuters. Both had traveled to northern Italy around one week before, they said. One person in Geneva and a couple in the southeastern Alpine canton of Grisons had tested positive for the virus. This is following a first case confirmed near the border to Italy on Tuesday.

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'We're glued to the TV': Premier League clubs…

The Premier League is set to go ahead as planned this weekend as the world’s sporting calendar gets increasingly affected by the fast-spreading new virus

Jordan Peele's 'Candyman' Remake Debuts First…

Jordan Peele's 'Candyman' Remake Debuts First Trailer Peele produced and co-wrote the long-awaited sequel with Win Rosenfeld and the film's director, Nia DaCosta. The remake tells the tale of an artist on the prowl for an elusive hook-handed killer in Chicago's Cabrini-Green neighborhood. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris and Vanessa Williams star in the film. Based on Clive Barker's short story, the original 'Candyman,' starring Tony Todd, debuted in 1992. Todd is slated to appear in the film, although he wasn't featured in the trailer. 'Candyman' hits theaters on June 12.

Trump Says He Was 'Never A Fan' Of Harvey…

President Donald Trump was asked about Harvey Weinstein’s conviction on two felony sex crimes. He and his wife Melania Trump were photographed with Weinstein in 2009 at an afterparty. According to Business Insider, Trump said he was “never a fan” of the Hollywood mogul. He said: “He said he was going to work hard to defeat me in the election. How did that work out by the way?” Trump admitted he didn’t know the trial’s “actual results” because he was not following the case.

Experts Aren't Happy About Pence Leading Virus…

Vice President Mike Pence is now leading the administration's response to the coronavirus outbreak—but critics say his record shows he isn't the right person for the job. Early in his career, Pence wrote an op-ed claiming "smoking doesn't kill," and, as governor of Indiana, he was strongly criticized for...

Driving conditions go from good to bad at the…

AccuWeather's Dexter Henry was in Mannsville, New York, on Feb. 27 to get a first-hand look at the dangerous snow and wind hitting the Northeast.

Japan Closes All Schools Due to Coronavirus

Japan Closes All Schools Due to Coronavirus Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the nationwide school closure on Thursday. In his statement, Abe said the closures were an effort to place "priority on children’s health and safety.” Schools will likely be closed through the end of March. The closures come amid criticism that Abe's government has not been aggressive enough in fighting the spread of coronavirus. It also shocked local leaders and working parents, leaving some to wonder if the motivations were political. Japan is the scheduled host of the 2020 summer olympics, set to take place in Tokyo. Should the virus continue to spread in the country, there have been fears the games would have to be canceled. Tobias Harris, Analyst, via 'The New York Times'

What's happening: Virus fears hit Africa, markets…

Amusement parks, sports events, religious gatherings, even school

ShowBiz Minute: BTS, Polanski, Domingo

Virus fears lead K-pop superstars BTS to cancel Seoul shows; Top nominee Roman Polanski to skip French Oscars after rape claim; Plácido Domingo revises apology. (Feb. 28)

Jungle Cruise Boat Sinks at Disney World

Disney Word describes the Jungle Cruise ride as a "journey you won't soon forget"—and that was especially true on Thursday, when one of the boats sank. Passengers, who stood on the seats as water slowly rose inside the boat, were safely rescued within about 20 minutes and the Orlando...

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Italy tries a return to some normalcy after virus…

Authorities have decided to re-open schools and museums in some of the less areas less hard-hit by the coronavirus outbreak, in which Italy has the most cases outside of Asia

There's A Town Named 'Truth or Consequences' In…

There’s a town in New Mexico named 'Truth or Consequences,' and here’s why that is.

Former Baltimore Mayor Sentenced To Prison For…

Pugh was also sentenced to three years of supervised probation after she gets out of prison.

Dog Quarantined After Testing Positive for…

A dog in Hong Kong has been placed in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19—but authorities aren't sure whether it has really been infected. Authorities say the pet dog of a 60-year-old coronavirus patient tested "weak positive" for coronavirus, Reuters reports. They say it is possible that the nasal...

Trump defends US response to coronavirus

Before celebrating Black History Month in a ceremony in the East Room at the White House, President Donald Trump sat down with a group of the attendees and defended his administration's handling of the global health threat of the coronavirus. (Feb. 28)

GOP Braces For Coronavirus Blowback

The White House is downplaying the effects the novel coronavirus could have on US growth. But according to Markets Insider, it's a different story behind closed doors. Shuttered operations and supply chain disruptions are expected to chip away at gross domestic product this year. Republican officials have started to worry a faltering economy could undermine President Donald Trump's strongest case for re-election. A Trump administration official, granted anonymity, spoke candidly about the president. The official acknowledged there was an awareness of potential political implications among members of the COVID-19 task force. It's obvious that a stock market crash ... might affect the election. Senior Trump Administration Official

10 Things to Know for Today

Get ready for Friday, Feb. 28 with a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated Press

Stocks on Track for Worst Week Since Financial…

Stocks on Track for Worst Week Since Financial Crisis Coronavirus fears propelled Thursday's steep decline of 960 points in early trading. At more than a ten percent loss since the Dow's most recent peak, the market briefly fell into correction territory. The S&P 500, Nasdaq Composite and U.K's FTSE all fell into correction territory. It was the first time the U.K.'s FTSE fell into correction since December of 2018. At midday trading, the Nasdaq remained in correction. Some analysts fear more trouble lies ahead. Paul Hickey, Bespoke Investment, via CNN Currently, 82,000 people are infected with the coronavirus worldwide.

Facebook Cancels F8 Conference, Coronavirus Fears

Facebook has canceled its annual F8 conference over coronavrius concerns. In a statement, the company said: "In light of the growing concerns around COVID-19, we've made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person component of F8 this year, in order to prioritize the health and safety of our developer partners, employees and everyone who helps put F8 on. We plan to replace the in-person F8 event with locally hosted events, videos and live-streamed content." This story is developing...

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Sheryl Sandberg Defends Herself

Sheryl Sandberg defended herself and her leadership in her first interview since a new book about Facebook was published, while offering a new reason for not fact-checking political ads. Asked about claims in Facebook: The Inside Story , by Steven Levy, that she's a controlling boss who yells at employees, Sandberg...

Powerful winds and lake-effect snow hammer…

Lake-effect snow coming off Lake Ontario in Oswego, New York, created blizzard conditions, with close to zero visibility at times on Feb. 27.

Lori Loughlin's Lawyer Claims New Evidence…

Lori Loughlin's Lawyer Claims New Evidence Exonerates the Actress Sean M. Berkowitz, the lawyer for Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, filed a motion after discovering evidence that allegedly proves his client's innocence. According to ABC News, notes from the iPhone of Rick Singer, the ring leader in the University of Southern California (USC) college admission scandal, prove that the donations made by the couple were donations and not bribes. Singer, who plead guilty to racketeering and fraud, reportedly told his lawyer that the FBI wanted him to "to tell a fib." Rick Singer, via ABC News Berkowitz asked to postpone the setting of a trial date until evidence disputes can be resolved. Sean M. Berkowitz, via ABC News Loughlin and Giannulli were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud, honest services mail fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. They are accused of paying Singer $500,000 in bribes so their daughters could be recruited to USC's crew team, despite never having participated in the sport.