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Chinese health report says 80% of virus cases have been mild

Health officials in China have published the first details on nearly 45,000 cases of the novel coronavirus disease that originated there, saying more than 80% have been mild and new ones seem to be falling since early this month, although it's far too soon to tell whether the outbreak has peaked. Monday's report from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention gives the World Health Organization a "clearer picture of the outbreak, how it's developing and where it's headed," WHO's at...

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Pete Buttigieg's next test: Winning over minority voters

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) ??" So far, Pete Buttigieg has made it look easy. The once little-known former mayor of a midsize Midwestern city vaulted over a former vice president and several U. S. senators in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire presidential primary. The 38-year-old's fresh face, intellect and turn-the-page message won votes across many demographic groups in the kickoff states. Now the promise of his candidacy is colliding with the reality of the central question about his viability:...

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UN: Antarctic high temp records will take months to verify

BERLIN (AP) ??" Record high temperatures reportedly measured in Antarctica will take months to verify, the U. N. weather agency said Sunday. A spokesman for the World Meteorological Organization said the measurements made by researchers from Argentina and Brazil earlier this month have to undergo a formal process to ensure that they meet international standards. "A formal decision on whether or not this is a record is likely to be several months away," said Jonathan Fowler, the WMO spokesman...

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