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'Boy Next Door' Killer expected to get death for 2 murders

'Boy Next Door' Killer expected to get death for 2 murders

LOS ANGELES — A judge is expected to give a death sentence Friday to a man prosecutors call “The Boy Next Door Killer," who was found guilty of the home-invasion murders of two women.

National Symphony cancels Japan concerts due to virus

WASHINGTON — The National Symphony Orchestra cancelled the five remaining performances in Japan of its Asian tour because of a new virus epidemic.
The prince and the pop star work on charity single in London

The prince and the pop star work on charity single in London

LONDON — Prince Harry joined Jon Bon Jovi at Abbey Road Studios in London on Friday as the singer recorded a charity single to support the foundation that oversees the Invictus Games — a multinational sports event for sick and injured servicemen.
US consumer spending slowed in January while incomes jumped

US consumer spending slowed in January while incomes jumped

WASHINGTON — Americans pulled back on their spending in January, even as their incomes surged, a sign the economy was growing modestly before the threat of coronavirus arose. The Commerce Department said Friday that consumer spending increased 0.
Global stocks fall again on fear of virus impact on economy

Global stocks fall again on fear of virus impact on economy

Global stock markets plunged further Friday on spreading fears over the impact of the new coronavirus, with some indexes set to close out their worst week since the depths of the financial crisis in 2008.
Japan's Hokkaido declares state of emergency over virus

Japan's Hokkaido declares state of emergency over virus

TOKYO — Japan's northern island of Hokkaido declared a state of emergency on Friday over the rapid spread of the new virus there. Hokkaido Gov. Naomichi Suzuki said the emergency will continue until mid-March.
Publisher, 2 politicians charged over Hong Kong protests

Publisher, 2 politicians charged over Hong Kong protests

HONG KONG — Outspoken Hong Kong publisher Jimmy Lai and two prominent opposition politicians were charged Friday with illegal assembly over a pro-democracy march last year as the territory's Beijing-backed government appeared to move to settle scores
Virus fears lead K-pop superstars BTS to cancel Seoul shows

Virus fears lead K-pop superstars BTS to cancel Seoul shows

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — K-pop superstars BTS cancelled an upcoming concert series in South Korea's capital as the country that exports entertainment worldwide tries to contain a soaring virus outbreak.

Maryland police officer won't be charged in fatal shooting

TOWSON, Md. — Criminal charges will not be filed against a police officer in Maryland who fatally shot a man accused of threatening to hurt himself and others.
Trump meets with black supporters, vows equal opportunity

Trump meets with black supporters, vows equal opportunity

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday cited low unemployment rates for African Americans and passage of a criminal justice bill providing earlier release for thousands of federal drug offenders as examples of how he’s helping the black comm