USA: The Iowa caucus results are finally coming in. Quick refresher: Monday was the Iowa caucus - aka the official start of the 2020 Democratic primary election. Voters headed to the polls to nominate a candidate to face off against Prez Trump, with the results expected to be revealed by that night. Only a slight problem...it’s Wednesday, and a little less than three quarters of the votes have been revealed due to a technical meltdown. At the moment, Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders are neck and neck, with Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden pretty far behind. Stay tuned as more results come out. Meanwhile, Macy’s is closing 125 stores over the next 3 years and cutting 2,000 jobs. And in other news, Instagram brought in $20 billion in 2019.
HEALTH: The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak is getting worse and worse. Reminder: weeks ago, a mysterious new virus popped up in the city of Wuhan, China. The virus - dubbed the Wuhan coronavirus - has pneumonia-like symptoms and was giving the world flashbacks to SARS (aka Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), which killed 774 people and sickened thousands across Asia in 2002 and 2003. But now, the death toll from the coronavirus is nearing 500, with 25,000 people infected. Many experts say the coronavirus outbreak is looking more and more like a pandemic. And in Japan, a cruise ship carrying 3,700 people was quarantined after 10 people tested positive for the virus. Not good.
WORLD: Yesterday, at least nine people - four of whom were under the age of 18 - were killed after a group of gunmen opened fire on an amusement arcade in the Mexican city of Uruapan. The arcade is reportedly used by a gang to sell drugs, and investigators currently think the gunmen are rival gang members. Witnesses say the gunmen entered the arcade and asked to see two gang members before shooting those inside the arcade. Meanwhile, Puerto Rico just faced another dangerous earthquake. So far, no one appears to be seriously hurt. This comes as the island’s been hit with nearly a dozen earthquakes of a 5.0-magnitude or higher over the last month.