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TRUMP IMPEACHMENT -- Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial will open Tuesday with a sense of urgency — by Democrats who want to hold the former president accountable for the violent U.S. Capitol siege and Republicans who want it over as fast as possible. By Lisa Mascaro and Hope Yen. SENT: 900 words, photos.
INDIA-GLACIER FLOODING — Rescuers in northern India are working to rescue more than three dozen power plant workers trapped in a tunnel after part of a Himalayan glacier broke off and sent a wall of water and debris rushing down the mountain. SENT: 742 words, photos, video. Biswajeet Banerjee and Rishabh R. Jain. WITH INDIA-GLACIER FLOODING-EXPLAINER - How glaciers can burst and send floods downstream (sent.)
MYANMAR — Tension in the confrontations between the authorities and demonstrators against last week’s coup in Myanmar boiled over Monday, as police fired a water cannon at peaceful protesters in the capital Naypyitaw. SENT: 719 words, photos.
BIDEN-IMMIGRATION — President Joe Biden rushed to send the most ambitious overhaul of the nation’s immigration system in a generation to Congress and signed nine executive actions to wipe out some of his predecessor’s toughest measures to fortify the U.S.-Mexico border. But even if Biden gets most of what he wants on immigration, fully implementing the kinds of sweeping changes he’s promised will take weeks, months — perhaps even years. By Will Weissert and Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 1,460 words, photos. An abridged version is available.
VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPRING TRAVEL — Around the globe, tough new restrictions on travel because of variants of the coronavirus are hitting just when millions of people are normally on the move. That’s more bad news for airlines, restaurants and hotels, which have been struggling mightily for the past year. In late winter and early spring, Chinese factory workers are normally heading home for Lunar New Year, American college students are hitting the beach over spring break, and Germans and Britons are fleeing drab skies for some Mediterranean sun over Easter. But all of that is canceled or in doubt. By Dave McHugh, casey Smith and Joe McDonald. SENT;880 words, photos.
SUPER BOWL — Tom Brady made his seventh Super Bowl title look familiar — despite moving south to a new team and conference during a pandemic. Brady threw two touchdown passes to old friend Rob Gronkowski and one to good pal Antonio Brown, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City 31-9 on their home field in Super Bowl 55 on Sunday. The Buccaneers (15-5) won their second NFL title and first in 18 years while becoming the first team to play the big game at home, capping an unusual and challenging season played through the novel coronavirus. By Rob Maadi. SENT; 1490 words, photos. With SUPER BOWL-THE LATEST ;SUPER BOWL-MVP, SUPER BOWL-KEY TO THE GAME, SUPER BOWL-SCENE, SUPER BOWL-NOTEBOOK (sent.) Find complete Super Bowl coverage on APNews.com.
WEST VIRGINIA CHRISTIAN POLITICS — Members of three congregations in a small city in West Virginia’s “Trump country” face a reckoning over Christianity and the misuse of symbols of their faith in America’s divisive politics. SENT: 1645 words, photos. Abridged version: 1123 words, photos.
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FOUR-SKIERS-KILLED — Four skiers killed, four injured by Utah avalanche, police say. SENT: 550 words, photo.
PAKISTAN-MISSING MOUNTAINEERS — Search underway for three climbers on K2 mountain in Pakistan. SENT: 320 words, photos.
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VIRUS-OUTBREAK — The European Union has chosen a careful route in its vaccine campaign to defeat the coronavirus pandemic. And as a result, it has seen a slow rollout of shots compared to Britain. Across the channel, the United Kingdom has shown speed and agility in its vaccine strategy. It has announced vaccine deals earlier, authorized shots from different companies more quickly, and experimented with stretching out the time between doses to get more people some protection quicker. By Raf Casert and Masha Macpherson. SENT: 1,200 words, photos. With VIRUS OUTBREAK-VACCINE TIMELINE; VIRUS-OUTBREAK-THE-LATEST, VIRUS OUTBREAK-THINGS TO KNOW.
VIRUS OUTBREAK-DYING AT HOME — More Americans are making the decision to have their terminally ill loved ones die at home rather than in nursing home and hospice settings. For many families, home is a better setting than the terrifying scenario of saying farewell to loved ones behind glass or during video calls amid the coronavirus pandemic. By Heather Hollingsworth. SENT: 730 words, photos. This is the Monday Spotlight.
VIRUS OUTBREAK-CHINA LOBSTERS America’s lobster exporters recovered from the Trump-era trade war with China to have a good 2020. But the industry is approaching one of the most critical times of the year with trepidation because of the coronavirus. Chinese New Year is typically one of the busiest parts of the calendar for America’s lobster shippers, who send millions of dollars worth of the crustaceans to China. The holiday is Feb. 12, and industry members say they are prepared for a weak year. Shipping is complicated this winter by the threat of the virus. SENT: 580 words, photos.
UNITED STATES-UN-HUMAN RIGHTS — The Biden administration is set to announce this week that it will re-engage with the much-maligned U.N. Human Rights Council that former President Donald Trump withdrew from almost three years ago, U.S. officials said Sunday. The decision reverses another Trump-era move away from multilateral organizations and agreements. By Diplomatic Writer Matthew Lee. SENT: 510 words, photos.
ISRAEL-ICC-EXPLAINER - Israel’s ongoing construction of settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem would likely be more vulnerable to prosecution than its military actions against Palestinians if the International Criminal Court’s top prosecutor decides to open a war crimes investigation. Such a probe is still a long way off. On Friday, the ICC moved a step closer, clearing the way for prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to open a war crimes probe against Israel and Palestinian militants. Any investigation would look at Israeli conduct during its 2014 war in Gaza. But its continued construction of settlements in east Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank appears to be open to even tougher scrutiny. Bu Josef Federman. SENT: 960 words, photos.
ISRAEL-NETANYAHU — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared in a Jerusalem courtroom Monday to respond formally to corruption charges just weeks before national elections in which he hopes to extend his 12-year rule. SENT: 542 words, photos.
MICHAEL COHEN PODCAST — The porn actress Stormy Daniels says in a new interview that her battle is “just now starting,” alluding to a defamation lawsuit against former President Donald Trump that she took to the U.S. Supreme Court. Daniels gave a wide-ranging interview airing Monday to former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, who apologizes to Daniels on his “Mea Culpa” podcast for the fallout from the hush-money payment he arranged for her during the 2016 presidential campaign. SENT: 802 words.
NFL-AP-AWARDS — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers earned his third Associated Press Most Valuable Player award, while Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald took his third top defensive player prize at NFL Honors. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.
HALL-OF-FAME — Peyton Manning, the quarterback whose meticulous attention to detail helped turn the 21st-century gridiron into a chessboard on turf, was awarded his spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. By National Writer Eddie Pells. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.
OBIT-SPINKS — Leon Spinks, who won Olympic gold and then shocked the boxing world by beating Muhammad Ali to win the heavyweight title in only his eighth pro fight, has died. He was 67. By Boxing Writer Tim Dahlberg. SENT: 1,070 words, photos.
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