Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.
California Confirms Coronavirus Patient, Marking Third U.S. Case
The other two cases were in Washington State and Chicago.
India Restores Some Internet Access in Kashmir After Long Shutdown
The announcement applied only to 301 websites, and many Kashmiris said they were still in an information black hole.
Harry and Meghan’s Big Funding Source Is Private. Sort of.
As the couple leave full-time royal life, they have vowed to forgo public funding. But a pledge by Prince Charles to help support them has put a spotlight on his own sources of wealth, including a billion-pound real estate conglomerate.
We sat down with Democratic presidential candidates and asked them a new set of questions, including how they’d debate President Trump to the last book they read.
‘Saturday Night Live’ Spoofs Trump’s Impeachment Trial
The host Adam Driver also played his “Star Wars” character, Kylo Ren, in another sendup of “Undercover Boss.”
Anatomy of a Lie: How Iran Covered Up the Downing of an Airliner
For three days, Iranian military officials knew they had shot down a Ukrainian jetliner while the government issued false statements, denying any responsibility.
France Judges Dead Jihadists but Refuses to Repatriate the Living
With public opinion firmly against allowing the return of those who left to fight in Syria and Iraq, the French justice system finds itself facing the strange concept of the “ghost trial.”
Coronavirus Exposes Core Flaws, and Few Strengths, in China’s Governance
While China can mobilize a huge national response to the outbreak, its response to the crisis is also a lesson in how the country’s political weak points can carry grave consequences for world health.
Coronavirus Live Updates: Death Toll Reaches 56, as Shanghai Is Hit
Hundreds of medical personnel are being deployed to Wuhan and affected areas to treat the ill and stem the outbreak.
‘Good Not to Be In Washington’: Senators Return to Iowa for Burst of Campaigning
Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar hit the 2020 campaign trail on Saturday during a break in the impeachment trial.
The filmmakers behind “On the Record” thanked Sundance for “standing strong and never blinking” after Oprah Winfrey backed out as an executive producer.
Pompeo Denounces News Media, Undermining U.S. Message on Press Freedom
In an extraordinary statement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized a veteran NPR reporter, Mary Louise Kelly, and said the news media was “unhinged.”
Pompeo Denounces News Media, Undermining U.S. Message on Press Freedom
In an extraordinary statement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized a veteran NPR reporter, Mary Louise Kelly, and said the news media was “unhinged.”
Des Moines Register Endorses Elizabeth Warren
Iowa’s most influential newspaper made its selection just over a week before the state’s caucuses on Feb. 3, calling Ms. Warren “the best leader for these times.”
Tape Made Public of Trump Discussing Ukraine With Donors
The recording from a dinner in 2018 showed that the president spent an hour with two key players in the Ukraine pressure campaign. He has repeatedly said he does not know them.
Day 5 of Trump’s Trial: The Defense Opens
The White House counsel, Pat Cipollone, promised to make quick work of the House managers’ case against the president.
As ‘American Dirt’ Racks Up Sales, Its Author Becomes the Story
Jeanine Cummins’s novel about migrants fleeing violence is a hit with booksellers, but critics have called it “trauma porn” that exploits another country’s pain.
Gantz to Meet Trump on Peace Plan, but Alone, Not With Netanyahu
Seemingly cornered into an awkward meeting with his political rival and the U.S. president, Benny Gantz finds a way to avoid aiding Benjamin Netanyahu — without offending the White House.
Effects of Coronavirus Begin Echoing Far From Wuhan Epicenter
Hong Kong closed its schools for several weeks, Beijing began limiting bus travel in and out of the capital and China’s travel association suspended tour groups of citizens heading overseas.
Security forces took back bridges and squares in Baghdad and Basra after the prominent Shiite cleric, Moktada al-Sadr, said he would no longer intervene on protesters’ behalf.
Trump Team, Opening Defense, Accuses Democrats of Plot to Subvert Election
President Trump’s lawyers argued against his removal in the Senate impeachment trial, saying Democrats are “asking you to tear up the ballots” by convicting him of high crimes and misdemeanors.
How Does a Nation Adapt to Its Own Murder?
Australia is going up in flames, and its government calls for resilience while planning for more coal mines.
Cities Prepare for the Worst as Trump’s Food Stamp Cuts Near
Cuyahoga County, Ohio, has used a waiver for years to avoid certain work requirements for many of its food-stamp recipients. Under new rules, that is about to end.
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