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Israel building underground defense system on Lebanon border

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military said it began construction of an underground defense system Sunday along its northern frontier with Lebanon to protect against cross-border tunnels.

The infrastructure project will identify underground acoustic and seismic activity indicating tunnel digging, accompanied other defensive measures, said Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a military spokesman.

Lebanon to release protesters detained after night of riots

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s public prosecutor ordered the release Sunday of more than 30 people detained the previous evening, according to the National State News agency, in the worst day of violence since protests erupted three months ago.

The public prosecutor said all 34 arrested are to be released, except those with other pending cases.

Libya summit calls for all parties to refrain from oil hostilities

BERLIN (Reuters) – A summit in Germany bringing together foreign powers backing rival camps in Libya has called for all parties to refrain from hostilities against oil facilities, a draft of the final communiques showed on Sunday.

The draft also recognizes Tripoli-based state oil company NOC as the sole legitimate entity allowed to sell Libyan oil, according to the draft, which will be discussed at the summit.

In impeachment document, Democrats say Trump endangers security, Trump denies

By Patricia Zengerle and Steve Holland

WASHINGTON/PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. lawmakers leading the impeachment case against Republican President Donald Trump said on Saturday the president must be removed from office to protect national security and preserve the country’s system of government.

China reports 17 more cases of new virus strain

BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported 17 more cases of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus strain on Sunday, stoking worries as the country gears up to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year when much of the population travels.

Three of those patients are seriously ill, according to a statement issued by the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission.

The total number of patients infected by the disease in China, all of them in central Chinese city of Wuhan, has now climbed to 62. Two have died.

Andrus carries Prairie View past Grambling St. 64-57

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Gerard Andrus had 20 points and 10 rebounds as Prairie View beat Grambling State 64-57 on Saturday.

Chancellor Ellis had 13 points for Prairie View (7-10, 3-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference), which snapped its five-game road losing streak. Darius Williams added 10 points. Faite Williams had eight rebounds.

Travon Bunch had 14 points, nine rebounds and three blocks for the Tigers (9-9, 3-2). Trevell Cunningham added 11 points. Ivy Smith Jr. had 10 points.

Williams, Graves lead Buffalo over Cent. Michigan 86-67

Mount Pleasant, Mich. (AP) — Jeenathan Williams scored 18 points to lead five Buffalo players in double figures and the Bulls won their third straight, 86-67 over Central Michigan on Saturday.

Jayvon Graves scored 14 points and had four steals and Davonta Jordan added 13 points and seven rebounds for Buffalo (12-6, 3-2 Mid-American Conference), which held the Chippewas to 30% shooting in the first half and led 38-30 at halftime.

Antwain Johnson scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Ronaldo Segu added 10 points off the bench.

National Archives: ‘We made a mistake’ altering Trump photos

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The National Archives said Saturday it made a mistake when it blurred images of anti-Trump signs used in an exhibit on women’s suffrage.

The independent agency is charged with preserving government and historical records and said it has always been committed to preserving its holdings “without alteration.”

Rough seas delay escape test for SpaceX crew capsule

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Rough seas prompted SpaceX on Saturday to delay the emergency escape test of its new crew capsule by a day.

Liftoff is now set for Sunday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

The Falcon rocket was supposed to blast off Saturday on a 10-minute flight to demonstrate the capsule’s emergency escape system before astronauts climb aboard in a few months. But the wind and waves were too high in the recovery area out in the Atlantic.