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Feds seek 21 months for Hot Pockets heiress in college scam

BOSTON — Prosecutors are seeking nearly two years in prison for an heiress to the Hot Pockets microwavable snack fortune who agreed to pay $300,000 to cheat the college admissions process for her daughters in a nationwide bribery scheme.
China struggles to revive manufacturing amid virus outbreak

China struggles to revive manufacturing amid virus outbreak

BEIJING — Factories that make the world’s smartphones, toys and other goods are struggling to reopen after a virus outbreak idled China’s economy.
Paramount halts 'Mission: Impossible' shoot over new virus

Paramount halts 'Mission: Impossible' shoot over new virus

NEW YORK — Paramount Pictures on Monday halted production on the seventh “Mission: Impossible” film due to the new virus, as Hollywood began to more drastically adapt to the growing global outbreak.

Lawyer: Man unfit for trial in slaying linked to dating app

CORUNNA, Mich. — A Michigan man charged with killing and mutilating a man whom he met through the dating app Grindr is not mentally fit to stand trial, his attorney said. Mark Latunski was examined by the state's Center for Forensic Psychiatry.
AP: US opera union probe finds Plácido Domingo abused power

AP: US opera union probe finds Plácido Domingo abused power

SAN FRANCISCO — An investigation into legendary singer Plácido Domingo by the U.S.
Virus outbreak keeps global markets in check

Virus outbreak keeps global markets in check

LONDON — Share prices around the world, particularly in Japan, took a hit Tuesday amid mounting fears about the economic impact of the new coronavirus outbreak.
China sentences Swedish bookseller to 10 years in prison

China sentences Swedish bookseller to 10 years in prison

BEIJING — A court in eastern China has sentenced a Swedish seller of books that took a skeptical look at the ruling Communist Party to 10 years in prison for “illegally providing intelligence overseas," in a further sign of Beijing’s hard line toward
Race to form Malaysia gov't heats up, with eyes on Mahathir

Race to form Malaysia gov't heats up, with eyes on Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — After resisting pressure for months to hand over Malaysia's leadership to his designated successor, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad finally quit this week.
Greece: Clashes on islands over new migrant camps

Greece: Clashes on islands over new migrant camps

LESBOS, Greece — Riot police and residents clashed for several hours on the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios Tuesday, as protesters tried to prevent authorities from bringing excavating machines from the mainland to build new migrant detention camps
Hillary Clinton: Will support Sanders if nominated for Dems

Hillary Clinton: Will support Sanders if nominated for Dems

BERLIN — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has expressed her skepticism about Bernie Sanders but says she will support the Democratic nominee regardless of who it is.