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Michelle Janavs arrives at federal court, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Boston, for sentencing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Hot Pockets heir gets 5 months in prison for college scam

- Associated Press

An heir to the Hot Pockets fortune was sentenced to five months in prison Tuesday for trying to cheat and bribe her daughters’ way into school as part of a nationwide college admissions scam.

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Pacific Gas & Electric CEO Bill Johnson gestures while testifying at the California Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

PG&E CEO blames past management for problems, promises fixes

- Associated Press

PG&E Corp. CEO Bill Johnson blamed negligence by the company's past management for a cascade of catastrophes that killed nearly 140 people as he tried to persuade California regulators Tuesday that he is steering the utility to make safety its top priority.

Virgin Galactic reports high interest in its space flights

- Associated Press

Virgin Galactic has received nearly 8,000 online reservations of interest since its first successful test flight into space 14 months ago, the company said Tuesday as it nears commercial operation and prepares to reopen ticket sales.

Kansas moves to junk local tax lid in favor of transparency

- Associated Press

Kansas lawmakers are moving toward eliminating limits on local property taxes they say are ineffective in favor of a proposal aimed at requiring officials to be more transparent about upcoming levies.

FILE - In this March 2, 2014, file photo, Peter Nygard attends the 24th Night of 100 Stars Oscars Viewing Gala at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Federal authorities on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, raided the Manhattan headquarters of the Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard amid claims that he sexually assaulted and trafficked dozens of teenage girls and young women.    (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP, File)

FBI raids Canadian fashion mogul following sex abuse claims

- Associated Press

Federal authorities raided the Manhattan headquarters of the Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard, a search that came amid claims he trafficked and sexually assaulted dozens of teenage girls and women.

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020, file photo, people wear masks as they commute during the morning rush hour in Chuo district in Tokyo. China's massive travel restrictions, house-to-house checks, huge isolation wards and lockdowns of entire cities bought the world valuable time to prepare for the global spread of the new virus. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

Coronavirus poses tough challenge for economic policymakers

- Associated Press

The fast-moving coronavirus isn’t just confounding health officials. It’s also bedeviling policymakers and central bankers who are struggling to assess the economic damage from an outbreak that's reached 37 countries and territories, infected 80,000 people and killed 2,700 worldwide.

People raise their hands and drums as they rally in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs opposed to the Costal GasLink Pipeline, in Ottawa, on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

New rail blockades in Canada emerge as talks continue

Associated Press

Protesters erected new rail blockades Tuesday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government said it was working to calm tensions with a British Columbia First Nation at the heart of demonstrations disrupting train traffic across Canada.

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

- Associated Press

Stocks slumped and bond prices soared for the second day in a row Tuesday as fears spread that the widening virus outbreak will put the brakes on the global economy.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined by the GOP leadership, speaks to reporters just after meeting with Attorney General William Barr to discuss expiring provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and other government intelligence laws, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Dems thwart Senate Republicans on 2 abortion-related bills

- Associated Press

Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a pair of Republican bills that would ban most late-term abortions and threaten prison for doctors who don't try saving the life of infants born alive during abortions.