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AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EST

AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EST.
Virus death toll in China rises as US prepares evacuation

News

Virus death toll in China rises as US prepares evacuation

The new virus has accelerated its spread in China with 56 deaths so far, and the U.S. Consulate in the epicenter of the outbreak, the central city of Wuhan, announced Sunday it will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight.

Sports

Spanish league president condemns racism, fan street clashes

Spanish football was marred by a player being racially abused during a league game on Saturday along with street clashes between rival fans outside stadiums before two matches.

Sports

Fortified White Sox say they’re ready to contend again

The Chicago White Sox and their long-suffering fans say they’re primed and pumped for the team to contend in 2020.

Entertainment Modified

Margo Lion, Broadway producer of “Hairspray,” dead at 75

The producer of such Broadway favorites as “Hairspray” and “Jelly’s Last Jam” has died.

Nation & World

Israeli aircraft strike Gaza sites after balloon launches

The Israeli military says its aircraft struck several sites for Gaza militants in response to incendiary balloons launched from the Palestinian enclave.

Nation & World

Reunion site named after hero of Virginia Beach shooting

The post office where survivors reunited after a mass shooting in a Virginia Beach government office building has been named after the man who gave his own life for his co-workers.

Nation & World

5.0 quake hits southern Puerto Rico amid ongoing tremors

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake hit southern Puerto Rico on Saturday at a shallow depth, raising concerns about unstable infrastructure in a region that has been hit by quakes daily for nearly a month.

Nation & World

Greek police report seizure of nearly 1.2 tons of cocaine

Greek police say they seized nearly 1.2 tons of cocaine and arrested 8 alleged members of an international drug trafficking gang.

Nation & World

Florida administrator selected to lead Providence schools

A top administrator at a large school district in Florida has been selected to lead Providence, Rhode Island’s troubled public school system.