Elizabeth Warren Seeks Spark in Final Sprint to Iowa

Des Moines, IA (AP) Her status as an undisputed front-runner long gone, Elizabeth Warren is fighting to regain momentum in the turbulent fight for the Democratic presidential nomination amid lingering questions about her authenticity and electability. Warren was considered a leader in the crowded race through the fall, yet just eight days before Iowa’s first-in-the-nation…

China expands lockdown against virus, fast-tracks hospital as second case confirmed in U.S.

(AP) China is expanding its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushing to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country’s biggest and most festive holiday. The number of confirmed cases around the world has climbed sharply…

Senate Approves Impeachment Trial Rules, Rejecting Witnesses

Washington, D.C. (AP) The Senate has wrapped up a late session approving rules for President Donald Trump’s trial on two articles of impeachment. The Democrats failed in their efforts to gain Republican agreement for issuing subpoenas for documents and witnesses, though such issues can be revisited.  A Democratic victory came earlier in the day when…