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Afghan passenger plane crashes in Taliban-held eastern area

KABUL — A passenger plane from Afghanistan's Ariana Airlines crashed Monday in a Taliban-held area of the eastern Ghazni province, local officials said.
10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1.
China extends holiday to contain virus as death toll rises

China extends holiday to contain virus as death toll rises

BEIJING — China on Monday expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 81.
Bryant's helicopter flew in fog that grounded other choppers

Bryant's helicopter flew in fog that grounded other choppers

CALABASAS, Calif. — The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and eight others that crashed into a rugged hillside outside Los Angeles was flying in foggy conditions considered dangerous enough that local police agencies grounded their choppers.
Music stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant at Grammys award show

Music stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant at Grammys award show

LOS ANGELES — From the red carpet to the main stage, sadness loomed over music’s biggest night Sunday at the arena in downtown Los Angeles where Kobe Bryant played for 20 years for the city's NBA team.
The Latest: Billie Eilish wins 5 in dominant Grammys

The Latest: Billie Eilish wins 5 in dominant Grammys

LOS ANGELES — The Latest on the Grammy Awards, being presented Sunday at Los Angeles' Staples Center (all times local): 8:38: p.m.
Kobe Bryant left deep legacy in LA sports, basketball world

Kobe Bryant left deep legacy in LA sports, basketball world

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant inspired a generation of basketball players worldwide with sublime skills and an unquenchable competitive fire.
Virus death toll in China rises as US prepares evacuation

Virus death toll in China rises as US prepares evacuation

BEIJING — A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China with 80 deaths so far, while the U.S.
Woods stunned to learn of Kobe Bryant's death

Woods stunned to learn of Kobe Bryant's death

SAN DIEGO — Tiger Woods has heard just about everything from playing before the biggest crowds in golf, and he tends to ignore it. Most puzzling was what he kept hearing along the back nine Sunday at Torrey Pines. “Do it for Mamba.
Librarians honour books by Luiselli and Higginbotham

Librarians honour books by Luiselli and Higginbotham

NEW YORK — Valeria Luiselli's novel “Lost Children Archive” and Adam Higginbotham's nonfiction “Midnight in Chornobyl ” have been awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal, a $5,000 prize presented by the American Library Association.