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California Greyhound bus shooting leaves 6 injured, suspect in custody

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Six people riding on a Greyhound bus traveling north from Los Angeles to San Francisco were shot early Monday morning and rushed to the hospital, officials said.

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Police responded at 1:27 a.m. PT to several 911 calls regarding a shooting on a Greyhound bus traveling northbound on Interstate 5 near the village of Grapevine, about 80 miles north of Los Angeles, said Steve Loftus, communications supervisor for the California Highway Patrol, to Fox News.

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The victims suffered injuries ranging from major to moderate and were transported to a local hospital. A male suspect is in custody. The motive remained under investigation. A Greyhound bus was seen stopped at a Valero gas station closed off with caution tape, Bakersfield’s KBAK reported. The situation is now stable and there is no further threat, California Highway Patrol said.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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Super Bowl LIV celebrations over Kansas City Chiefs win captured on weather radar

This Super Bowl celebration was 50 years in the making and epic enough to be picked up on weather radar.

The Kansas City Chiefs became Super Bowl champions for the second time in franchise history and the first time in 50 years in a 31-20 comeback victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, 24, became the youngest player to win a Super Bowl MVP after throwing two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to help Kansas City overcome a 10-point deficit.

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That comeback win gave people in the Kansas City metro area plenty of reasons to celebrate.

The National Weather Service in Kansas City said the metro was “erupting in celebration” with fireworks detected by their radar.

An image from the NWS shows fireworks being detected in sports in Missouri and Kansas across the metro area.

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Fireworks captured on weather radar after the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl on Sunday. (NWS Kansas City)

High temperatures in Kansas City on Sunday reached 65 degrees, making it the fourth warmest Groundhog Day on record.

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After the big win, officials in Kansas City, Mo., announced a victory parade for the Chiefs will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

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City officials told FOX4 the exact route will be announced Tuesday morning, along with transportation and public safety details.

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos in Miami Gardens, Fla., contributed to this report.

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As Joe Biden competes for a win in Iowa, one GOP senator is already talking about impeaching him

Joe Biden sits near the top of most polls ahead of the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses, and his campaign is hoping for a win that could help propel Biden to the Democratic nomination and later the White House — but one Republican senator from the Hawkeye state is already talking about impeaching the former vice president if he gets there.

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, told Bloomberg News on Sunday that Republicans could impeach Biden for his dealings in Ukraine, specifically his handling of foreign policy with the country as his son, Hunter, was on the board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings. Her comments come just before her constituents go to the polls Monday to cast the very first votes of the 2020 presidential election cycle.

“I think this door of impeachable whatever has been opened,” Ernst said in an interview, according to Bloomberg News. “Joe Biden should be very careful what he’s asking for because, you know, we can have a situation where if it should ever be President Biden, that immediately, people, right the day after he would be elected would be saying, ‘Well, we’re going to impeach him.'”

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Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, walks in the U.S. Capitol on the first full day of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Ernst claimed that Biden would be accused of “being assigned to take on Ukrainian corruption yet turning a blind eye to Burisma because his son was on the board making over a million dollars a year.”

Biden and his son Hunter found themselves caught up in the Trump impeachment proceedings because Trump specifically asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the pair during a July 25 phone call between the two leaders, which was at the heart of the impeachment investigation into Trump. The president is accused of holding almost $400 million in military aid to Ukraine as leverage to get Zelensky to announce investigations that would have allegedly been helpful to Trump in his reelection bid.

But Trump is almost certain to be acquitted by the Senate later this week after the body voted Friday not to hear witness testimony or subpoena additional documents in its trial of Trump after the House of Representatives impeached him for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

At a press conference last week, Ernst intimated that her constituents should take note of how often Biden was coming up in impeachment proceedings.

CANDIDATES MAKE THEIR CLOSING CASES ON THE EVE OF IOWA’S CAUCUSES

“Iowa caucuses are this next Monday evening and I’m really interested to see how this discussion today informs and influences the Iowa caucus voters, those Democratic caucus-goers,” she said. “Will they be supporting Vice President Biden at this point?”

In response, Biden said Ernst and Trump are “scared” that Republicans may have to face a Democratic ticket with him at the top come November.

“Iowa caucus-goers take note,” Biden tweeted. “Joni Ernst just spilled the beans. She and Donald Trump are scared to death I’ll be the nominee. On Feb. 3rd, let’s make their day.”

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Ernst’s comments also come as Republicans cite the partisan nature of Democrats’ impeachment of Trump — specifically that there were some calling for Trump to be impeached before he was even inaugurated and before the Ukraine scandal happened — as one reason they are opting not to remove him from office.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, whose commitment to vote against witnesses Friday gave Republicans their 51st vote on the issue, guaranteeing the result, alluded to that dynamic in a statement explaining her vote.

“Given the partisan nature of this impeachment from the very beginning and throughout, I have come to the conclusion that there will be no fair trial in the Senate,” she said. “I don’t believe the continuation of this process will change anything. It is sad for me to admit that, as an institution, the Congress has failed.”

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Iowans will meet at their caucus locations at 7 p.m. Central Time on Monday.

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Bennett and Kennedy: Despicable impeachment of Trump — decent people must decry this attack on our system

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Although it is nearly over, the impeachment and trial of President Trump have taken on a despicable quality unworthy of a free people.

A concern for the political health of the nation compels decent people to state openly what has gone on here: political deception on a massive scale meant to overthrow the election of 2016 and corrupt the 2020 election. Led by Adam Schiff and Jerrold Nadler, the Democrat Party has been promoting and is likely to continue to promote a subterfuge meant to confuse the American electorate and radicalize politics.

In the articles of impeachment, there was no serious case made against President Trump for wrongdoing. Indeed, one wonders whether the House managers were really interested in removing the president in the first place.

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For all their solemn invoking of the American founders and the Constitution, the House managers’ presentation was designed to delegitimize the American political system as a whole. Their constant accusations that the president is a liar and a cheat, and their allies in the media with their hatred of Trump and mockery of his voters, create the conditions of what some have called a Cold Civil War.

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Does anyone really believe that President Trump needed political dirt on Joe Biden and his family to defeat him should he be the Democratic nominee in November 2020? In 2016, Candidate Trump didn’t attack Hillary Clinton based on her numerous scandals, including Whitewater or her dealings with Russia and Uranium One? Instead, he went after her as the chief representative of America’s ruling elite and their failure to secure the border, negotiate good trade deals, and get America out of failed military engagements.

Biden is an even greater representation of this failure of government. If Biden does become the nominee, Trump will make the case that a vote for former vice president is a vote for the failed policies of the past. So perhaps when Trump asked President Volodymyr Zelensky to examine what happened with the investigation of the Bidens and Burisma, it was nothing more than what it appeared to be: a concern over corruption that should not have gone unchecked.

Anyone with any common sense would have to believe that something was wrong when Vice President Biden bragged at a meeting of the Council of Foreign Relations about getting the Ukranian prosecutor Viktor Shokin fired in April of 2016. That Biden would pressure the Ukranian government to fire the prosecutor of the company that employed his son Hunter Biden, however, is amazingly above reproach. In the fantasy world of Adam Schiff and the House managers, to inquire about this is to “hurt an ally (Ukraine) and help an enemy (Russia).”

If there was a theme that emerged from the impeachment process, it is that the real crime by Trump is rejecting the collective wisdom of Washington’s foreign policy establishment.

The thought of withholding aid from Ukraine — which didn’t happen — was also the source of much contention. One imagines that Trump was not too keen about giving aid to Ukraine in the first place. Their government is corrupt and it is not a vital strategic interest of the United States. We wish the people of Ukraine well but they are not our allies and their defense is their responsibility, not that of the American people. After listening to the House managers, one would think the U.S. had no more important ally than Ukraine.

When the history of the impeachment is written it will be interesting to see exactly why the Democratic Party and Schiff and Nadler chose to make their fight about Ukraine. Likely it will be that they learned the lesson from the Mueller investigation that there were leftist elements in the U.S. intelligence community — James Clapper, John Brennan, Susan Rice — that had counterparts throughout the government that had remained in the early years of the Trump administration.

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Their own self-interest was to perpetuate the globalist agenda that had dominated 30 years of what passed for American foreign policy. What better way to undermine President Trump than to rely on evidence that only the intelligence community could control?

After all, if there was a theme that emerged from the impeachment process, it is that the real crime by Trump is rejecting the collective wisdom of Washington’s foreign policy establishment. It is reported that Trump would often disagree with or question his daily intelligence briefings and that the judgments of his foreign policy advisors were frequently ignored.

Although this is his prerogative as commander in chief, it stirred the animus of intelligence officials — the whistleblower, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, former National Security Council staffer Fiona Hill — who thought little of our constitutional order and believed themselves above the democratic process and those 63 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump.

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The only thing more despicable than this is Schiff and Nadler, who used it to orchestrate what will have been a failed coup against the president.

Thankfully, the American people know they are being deceived by the Washington establishment. In this election year, pray that men and women of good faith look hard at what has transpired. The president will be acquitted. It can come none too soon.

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Brian T. Kennedy is former president of the Claremont Institute and chairman of the Committee on the Present Danger: China. 

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Donna Brazile: The Iowa winner is … these factors determine what’s next for candidates

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This time of year is so exciting, especially when it’s an election year. Some of the coldest and darkest weeks of the year are about to give way to a sudden awakening that will see new life bursting all around us.

It’s true for the birds and the bees, and for all the rest of us as well. This is the time of the year when possibilities begin to morph into realities. And important decisions are being made.

We have all the “awards season” ceremonies for musicians and movie stars. Of course, the Super Bowl takes place. And for those who live for politics, February in an election year means the Iowa caucuses.

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It’s a time for winners and losers, for shattered expectations and surprise victories. Dreams will be dashed, and careers will be launched.

Whether you’re an Oscar nominee, a Super Bowl quarterback or a presidential candidate, the landscape will be radically different at the end of February than it was at the beginning of the month. Some will be on much firmer ground, and some will feel the ground shifting beneath them.

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Unlike with the Oscars or the Lombardi Trophy, we won’t be crowning a definitive winner in Iowa. The caucus “winner” is just starting on his or her quest. And just who that winner is is open to interpretation and argument. That’s the fun part.

The old saying about the Iowa caucuses is that there are three tickets out of Iowa, meaning only three of the candidates will have performed well enough to move forward. This season, Democrats could see four candidates claim enough share of victory to keep their campaign in the running.

How much you put into Iowa can determine what you take out of Iowa. And there are more ways than one to put something into Iowa. You can put time, effort and money into campaigning in order to get the best results. You can also put incredible spin on whatever those results were.

The trick of putting spin on your performance in Iowa carries the advantage that it essentially allows you to improve your Election Day performance after the results have all been tallied. And it’s all done through the magic of spin.

The results in Iowa will tell us much about the Democratic Party, our values, and the potential to see down the road to Nov. 3.  

If a candidate is clever enough, and brazen enough, they can punch their own ticket out of Iowa this election.

Yes, the question of who won matters. But even more important is the question of who people think won, and the answer to that question is constantly evolving.

Those who do get their tickets out of Iowa find themselves on a moving train. With 41 delegates, the races begin in the Hawkeye state, but at the same time, voters in several states will begin to get their ballots in the mail.

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There are 3,979 pledged delegates distributed among the states, the District of Columbia, and other territories. At a certain point, the weight of the sheer numbers will overwhelm any possible spin. But all of the subsequent primaries and caucuses will be influenced by what happens in Iowa … and by what is perceived to have happened.

It may be determined by numbers, but ultimately, it’s about people and values. The results in Iowa will tell us much about the Democratic Party, our values, and the potential to see down the road to Nov. 3.

By definition, this process will have a winner. If that candidate is someone who can win in November, then we’re all winners.

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With that in mind, we have to remember that the number of caucus participants is as important as who those participants support. The turnout will measure enthusiasm.

Primary season is a time of choices. There is a choice OF candidates, but it’s a choice BY voters. The voters will always remain the most important part of that equation.

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Burnout linked to potentially lethal heart condition

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Scale it back — for your heart’s sake.

Burnout is not just an inconvenience. It can lead to a critical, possibly deadly heart condition, a new study has found.

Researchers surveyed over 11,000 individuals for burnout, or “vital exhaustion,” and then tracked their development of the heart condition atrial fibrillation over the course of 25 years.

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Those with the highest rate of burnout also had the highest rate of developing AFib, which causes an irregular, faster heartbeat and can lead to strokes, blood clots and other complications that may result in death, according to the findings published recently in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

“Vital exhaustion, commonly referred to as burnout syndrome, is typically caused by prolonged and profound stress at work or home,” study author Parveen K. Garg, of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, defines in a press release. “It differs from depression, which is characterized by low mood, guilt and poor self-esteem.”

While the concept and discomfort of burnout is well known, it received added validation last May when the World Health Organization recognized “burnout syndrome” as an official medical diagnosis for the first time.

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The research brings more evidence that burnout is not just a mentally debilitating state, but a physically crippling one, too.

“The results of our study further establish the harm that can be caused in people who suffer from exhaustion that goes unchecked,” says Garg.

The large study found that those with the highest vital exhaustion levels were at a 20 percent higher risk for developing AFib.

The most common form of heart arrhythmia, AFib is estimated to currently impact up to about 6 million Americans, a number expected to rise as the population ages, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2017, 166,793 death certificates mentioned the condition, which can be permanent or occur in brief episodes.

Although the study did find a link between burnout and AFib, it failed to find a connection between the heart condition and anger, anti-depressant use or poor social support.

Garg concludes his commentary on the study with a recommendation that people invest in some self-care as a preventative measure.

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“The importance of avoiding exhaustion through careful attention to — and management of — personal stress levels as a way to help preserve overall cardiovascular health cannot be overstated,” he says.

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Experts worry about pandemic as coronavirus numbers increase: report

Experts believe the highly transmissible coronavirus will become a pandemic as infected numbers continue to increase in China and countries around the world, according to a startling report.

A pandemic is described as a disease that spreads across a large region, across continents and even the entire globe. The coronavirus is reportedly spreading at a similar pace to influenza compared to the slow-moving SARS and MERS, according to the New York Times.

“It’s very, very transmissible, and it almost certainly is going to be a pandemic,” Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, told the paper.

CHINA SAYS US HASN’T GIVEN ANY SIGNIFICANT HELP IN CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, CREATED PANIC: REPORT

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The Huoshenshan temporary field hospital under construction is seen as it nears completion in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (Chinatopix via AP)

There are now 11 confirmed cases in the U.S.

As of Monday morning, there are six in California, one in Arizona, one in Washington state, one in Massachusetts and two in Illinois. No deaths have been reported in the U.S. and 99 percent of cases still remain in China.

Three more people were announced to have been infected in California on Sunday.

“I understand that people are concerned, but based on what we know today, the risk to [the] general public remains low,” said Dr. Sara Cody, Santa Clara County’s health officer. “A second case is not unexpected. With our large population and the amount of travel to China for both personal and business reasons, we will likely see more cases.”

The U.S. announced Sunday that Americans who traveled to China within the last 14 days would be sent to designated airports for enhanced screenings. Foreign nationals who recently went to China would be denied entry, other than the immediate family of American citizens and permanent residents.

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China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday that the U.S. hasn’t given the country any substantive help in its fight against the coronavirus outbreak. They added the U.S. was contributing to the international panic surrounding the illness, according to a report by Reuters.

Three people in New York City are also being tested for the coronavirus after they made recent trips to mainland China, according to the state’s department of public health.

“We are continuing to work closely with our partners at the CDC, State, and federal government as the coronavirus situation evolves,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot. “If you have traveled to the area affected by the outbreak in the last 14 days and feel unwell, call your doctor or visit a clinic, and you will be cared for.”

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Test results conducted by the CDC will take roughly 36-48 hours to determine if the three people in New York City were infected with the virus.

Weeks after China announced the outbreak of the coronavirus, the international community has increased measures to prevent a widespread epidemic.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a global emergency as it spreads to countries outside of China and the number of infected patients continues to grow.

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), talks to the media at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020.  (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

Countries around the globe have increased travel restrictions to the infected mainland China and Hubei province — with the U.S. State Department increasing its advisory to level 4: “Do Not Travel.”

STATE DEPARTMENT, CITING CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, RAISES CHINA TRAVEL ADVISORY: ‘DO NOT TRAVEL’

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have advised travelers to avoid all nonessential travel to the country.

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A man wearing a face mask stands on a subway train in Beijing, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. Much of China officially went back to work on Monday after the Lunar New Year holiday was extended several days by the government due to a virus outbreak, but China’s capital remained largely empty as local officials strongly encouraged non-essential businesses to remain closed or work from home. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Coronavirus has now infected more people in China than were sickened during the SARS outbreak in the early 2000s.

Here are the latest figures.

How many have been infected or have died?

The death toll from the virus has increased to 361 on Monday, with a total of 17,205 infected — an increase of nearly 20 percent in the last 24 hours.

The first death outside of China was recorded in the Philippines on Sunday. The 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan was hospitalized last week with a fever, cough and sore throat, and died after developing severe pneumonia, according to the Philippines health department.

The WHO said the number of cases will keep growing as tests are pending on thousands of suspected cases.

Where is the virus?

Roughly 99 percent of new cases have appeared in China with the vast majority of the cases in Hubei province and its provincial capital, Wuhan — the epicenter of the virus.

About 150 cases have been reported in at least 25 countries globally.

The United Kingdom announced on Friday it has two cases of the virus, who are reportedly members of the same family.

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“The patients are receiving specialist NHS [National Health Service] care, and we are using tried and tested infection control procedures to prevent further spread of the virus,” said Chris Whitty, England’s Chief Medical Officer.

France — 6 cases

Russia — 2

Spain — 1

Thailand — 19

Australia — 12

Germany — 10

Canada — 4

Japan — 20

Malaysia — 8

South Korea — 15

Taiwan — 10

United Arab Emirates — 5

Vietnam — 8

Sri Lanka — 1

Philippines — 2 (1 death)

Nepal — 1

Finland –1

Cambodia — 1

India — 1

Singapore — 16

Italy — 2

Differences between coronavirus and the flu?

The flu has estimated to have killed roughly 10,000 to 25,000 people with nearly 19 to 26 million infected in the U.S. between October 1, 2019, and January 25, 2020, according to the CDC. Coronavirus has impacted a far lesser number, although it’s not yet clear how many have been infected or how widespread it is.

There have also been reports it can be spread without symptoms showing up. In respiratory illnesses, people with the most symptoms are the most contagious, the agency said. Children and those over 65 are the most likely to get sick from the flu, the CDC added.

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Unlike the coronavirus, there’s a seasonal vaccine for the flu. People over six months out are advised by the agency to get it during annual vaccination, with certain rare exceptions, such as severe allergies to the shot.

No vaccine has been developed for coronavirus as of yet, which makes it dangerous in that respect.

What are the current travel restrictions?

The U.S. declared the coronavirus a public health emergency on Friday with Trump signing an order barring entry to foreign nationals who recently were in China, other than the immediate family of American citizens and permanent residents.

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Officials at the CDC have advised travelers to avoid all nonessential travel to the country. The U.S. State Department raised its China travel advisory to “Level 4: Do Not Travel.” The U.S. expanded the screening of travelers arriving from Wuhan from five to 20 airports.

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“Those currently in China should consider departing using commercial means. The Department of State has requested that all non-essential U.S. government personnel defer travel to China in light of the novel coronavirus,” The advisory said.

Vietnam stopped all flights to and from China.

Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Australia all have similar policies to the U.S. on restricting non-citizens.

Mongolia and Singapore have shut their borders.

Singapore said it would ban travelers from China’s Hubei province.

Pakistan says they’re halting all flights to and from China until Feb. 2.

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The United Kingdom and New Zealand advised their people against nonessential travel to China.

Russia has signed an order to close the border between them and China. They also blocked tour groups from China.

China has cut off access to Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, trapping more than 50 million people.

Japan bars foreign nationals who had been to Hubei province.

Carnival and Royal Carribean denying boarding of people who travel to China within 14 days.

Italy suspended all flights to China.

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South Korea urged an increase in its level of caution to “restraint” when traveling to China.

Hong Kong reduced half its flights and shut down rail service to mainland China.

Delta suspended service to China on Feb. 6.

United’s pilots, concerned for their safety, were able to drop trips to China without pay, a union memo said, according to Reuters.

American Airlines suspended L.A. flights to and from Shanghai and Beijing.

The Allied Pilots Association (APA), which represents 15,000 pilots for American Airlines filed a lawsuit to halt service with the airline, citing “serious, and in many ways still unknown, health threats posed by the coronavirus.”

“I am directing all APA pilots to cease flight operations between the United States and China,” said APA president Eric Ferguson. “Until further notice, if you are scheduled, assigned, or reassigned a pairing into China, decline the assignment by calling your Chief Pilot or IOC Duty Pilot. Inform them you are declining in accordance with the CDC and WHO declarations.”

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Delta suspending service on Feb 6. — last flight on Monday.

British Airways suspended all flights to and from mainland China.

Virgin Atlantic suspending operations to Shanghai for two weeks.

Lufthansa suspending flights to and from China until Feb. 9.

Air India and Seoul Air halting all flights to the country.

Egypt Air suspending all fights starting Feb. 1.

Air France suspending all flights until Feb. 9.

Finnair, Cathay Pacific, and Jetstar also stopping service.

Lion Air canceled 50 flights to China into February.

Air Canada suspending all direct flights to Beijing and Shanghai.

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Kenya Airways suspends all flights to China.

The Associated Press contributed to the report

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Some San Francisco 49ers fans find a Super Bowl scapegoat: the officials

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Some San Francisco 49ers fans took to social media late Sunday to vent their displeasure over what they say appeared to be missed or questionable calls by the Super Bowl LIV officials that at the minimum contributed to their team’s demise.

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The SFGate website pointed to a few calls in particular that came back to haunt the  49ers in their 31-20 loss to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas  City Chiefs in Miami Gardens.

Perhaps the most momentum-changing play was when 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo took a major hit from a Chief’s linebacker that some fans said should have been called for helmet-to-helmet contact. There was no call and the website pointed out that Mahomes, on the ensuing drive, led the Chiefs to a go-ahead touchdown.

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The report also pointed out an offensive pass interference call on tight end George Kittle that turned around a 42-yard gain that would have set the 49ers up for a field goal attempt before the half.  Some on social media claimed Kittle extended his arm to create separation, but the call was nonetheless painful for 49ers fans. The NFL has been criticized for being inconsistent with the rule.

Besides those two plays, SFGate spotted a missed offside call and a handful of roughing the passer no-calls.

Despite some criticism on social media, many viewers posted congratulatory tweets for the Chiefs after they managed to climb back from a 10-point deficit against one of the league’s most formidable defenses.

Mahomes and the Chiefs were down 20-10 heading into the fourth quarter. The quarterback threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Travis Kelce with 6:13 left to cut the score. Then, with 2:44 left, Mahomes found Damien Williams on a 5-yard touchdown pass to put the Chiefs ahead.

Williams would then put the dagger into the hearts of the 49ers with a 38-yard rushing touchdown to put the game out of reach.

It’s the first Super Bowl victory for the Chiefs in 50 years. Kansas City hadn’t won since Super Bowl IV.

Charles Robinson, an NFL columnist at Yahoo Sports, wrote an article that denied the claim that officiating cost the City by the Bay a title.

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“When it was all over, the 49ers’ brief survey of the damage in their 31-20 loss told them that most of what happened Sunday night was self-inflicted,” he wrote. “Whether it was blown coverages, inopportune turnovers or simply missing game-changing opportunities (see: Garoppolo overthrowing Emmanuel Sanders late in the game), San Francisco’s deflated locker room had simply accepted the Super Bowl loss for what it was. Leading 20-10, the 49ers didn’t close the way they needed or wanted.”

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos, in Miami, contributed to this report

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Mary Anne Marsh: Brexit and impeachment outcome make for a very good day – for Putin

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Vladimir Putin had his best day ever last Friday when he achieved two of his longest-held goals: a divided Europe and a divided United States. Putin succeeded without any shots fired or missiles launched.

After 47 years, Britain left the European Union following a 2016 referendum that passed with a slim four-point margin and a fractious debate over the last three years. The choice pitted urban vs. rural, young vs. old, white people vs. people of color, and Tories vs. Labour. The election itself was called into question with reports of Russian interference that sowed doubt about the results.

With Brexit now official, it will likely harm Britain’s economy. In fact, the referendum alone did just that, as well as reduce the country’s per capita income. As a result, Britain is weaker politically and economically.

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Also on Friday, 51 GOP senators voted against allowing witnesses to testify before the Senate impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump, even though 72 percent of all Americans wanted witnesses, including 67 percent of Republicans. It is the first time in American history that an impeachment trial didn’t have witnesses.

As a result, Trump is likely to be acquitted later this week, even though some GOP senators are saying that his actions – withholding military aid in an effort to have Ukraine investigate a political rival – were wrong. But the senators didn’t think the actions constituted an impeachable offense, even though it is a crime to solicit foreign aid for a U.S. election. So the senators voted against calling witnesses, effectively ending the trial.

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Many Americans disagree with these Republican senators. In the latest Fox News poll, 50 percent of Americans think Trump should be removed from office. But it seems unlikely he will be when the Senate votes on Wednesday. As a result, the country is roiled by political divisions created by a president that hasn’t been seen since Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal.

All that makes Putin very happy.

Remember his two major goals to divide the West.

First, he hopes to increase his own power by dividing Europe, and Brexit certainly helps him in that effort. Of course, he would also love to end NATO, and many experts have pointed to  Trump’s derogatory comments about the alliance as detrimental to its unity. Withdrawal from NATO by the United States would certainly make Putin happy by further weakening Europe.

It is time to ask some hard questions of every House and Senate Republican, on the record, about their support of Trump’s conduct that led to his impeachment.

Second, Putin hopes to exacerbate divisions in the U.S. That is happening now with impeachment proceedings that will likely see Putin’s friend and ally Trump stay in office. As that process unfolds, Putin openly continues to sow discord in the 2020 election online and in our election systems, assisted by Senate Republican accomplices who refuse to pass legislation to protect our upcoming election. This is the best of all worlds for Putin.

So now what?

It is time to ask some hard questions of every House and Senate Republican, on the record, about their support of Trump’s conduct that led to his impeachment. The following questions go to the heart of the allegations against Trump, and the answers will reveal Republicans’ intentions in support of this wrongdoing:

  • Have you ever solicited, accepted or received anything of value, including donations, from a foreign government for your election?  
  • What are you doing to restore the Federal Election Commission so it can enforce campaign finance laws? 
  • Do you support security reforms to protect our elections, including 2020, from foreign interference similar to Russia’s in 2016? 
  • What are you doing to bring election security legislation passed by the House last year to a vote in the Senate? 

The answers to these questions will provide the true motivation behind Republicans’ support of Trump as well as demonstrate where their loyalties lie. Every American should want to know where each of them stands.

To understand the full import of the Senate vote last Friday consider historian Jon Meacham’s view of it:

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Donald Trump, he said, “has such a standing with his political base that senior United States senators have decided that though he is guilty, they are not going to risk the wrath of the people in order to follow through on what is clearly spelled out in the Constitution.”

Meacham continued, “President Trump is functionally a monarch at this point. If the king does it, it’s okay. That’s what we’re seeing unfold in Washington right now.  And I think all Americans, whether you support the president or you don’t should pause significantly and think about the long-term implications of having a president who is above the law.”

Britain still has a monarchy but its future is in doubt.

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The United States is barely hanging on as a republic and its future is in doubt, too.

That makes Friday one of the best days for Putin so far. And he is very happy indeed.

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China says US hasn’t given any significant help in coronavirus outbreak, created panic: report

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China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday that the U.S. has failed to give China any substantive help in its fight against the coronavirus outbreak and instead contributed to the international panic surrounding the illness, a report said.

China said it is unreasonable that the U.S. is preventing people from entering its borders, according to Reuters. The virus thus far is blamed in 361 deaths and 17,205 infections, mainly in the area around Huwan, China, the virus’ epicenter. The foreign ministry added that some countries, like the U.S., overreacted to the outbreak and Beijing hopes nations around the world begin to make reasonable, calm and science-based judgments, the report said.

“All it has done could only create and spread fear, which is a bad example,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said, according to the news agency. He said countries like the U.S. have “strong epidemic prevention capabilities and facilities,” but instead of following World Health Organization guidelines, the U.S. concentrated on travel restrictions.

Trump said in an exclusive interview with Fox News on Thursday that his administration is working closely with China during the deadly coronavirus outbreak and said the U.S. was in “great shape” thus far in dealing with the illness.

Speaking before his rally in Des Moines, Trump said he was “dealing very closely with China.”

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“We are in great shape. China is not in great shape right now, unfortunately. But they’re working very hard,” Trump said. “We’ll see what happens. But we’re working very closely with China and other countries.”

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There are now 11 confirmed cases in the U.S. as of Monday morning. although no deaths have been reported. There are six cases of infected in California, one in Arizona, one in Washington state, one in Massachusetts and two in Illinois.

The U.S. declared a public health emergency on Friday, with Trump signing an order barring entry to foreign nationals, other than the immediate family of American citizens and permanent residents who visited china within 14 days — its longest incubation period. China criticized that decision.

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The State Department also issued its highest level do-not-travel advisory for China.

“Just as the WHO recommended against travel restrictions, the U.S. rushed to go in the opposite way. Certainly not a gesture of goodwill,” said Chunying.

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