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09/27/2022

Billy Eichner made a great rom-com. Now its audiences' turn. - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — At the Toronto International Film Festival world premiere of “Bros,” Billy Eichner exhorted the crowd to keep cheering. “Keep it going!” implored Eichner.

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09/27/2022

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes' path: From Yale to jail - The Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) — Long before he assembled one of the largest far-right anti-government militia groups in U.S.

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09/26/2022

First female premier poised to take helm of Italy government - The Associated Press

ROME (AP) — A party with neo-fascist roots won the most votes in Italy’s national election, setting the stage Monday for talks to form the country's first far right-led government since World War II, with Giorgia Meloni at the helm as Italy’s first female pre…

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09/26/2022

Asian shares mixed after Dow falls into bear market - The Associated Press

Stocks were mixed in Asia on Tuesday after closing broadly lower on Wall Street, where the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell into what’s known as a bear market. Tokyo, Sydney and Shanghai advanced while Hong Kong and Seoul declined.

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09/26/2022

AP Exclusive: Jimmie Johnson to retire from full-time racing - The Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is retiring from full-time racing and will turn his focus toward spending time with family. He figures his future schedule will include no more than 10 bucket-list events, but the 47-year-old …

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09/26/2022

NFL ends Pro Bowl; skills competitions, flag game instead - The Associated Press

The Pro Bowl got a major makeover. The NFL has eliminated its full-contact all-star game and is replacing it with weeklong skills competitions and a flag football game. The new event will be renamed “The Pro Bowl Games” and will feature AFC and NFC players s…

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09/25/2022

Canada struggles to restore power after storm; body found - The Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remained without power Sunday and officials said they found the body of a woman swept into the sea after former Hurricane Fiona washed away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across t…

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09/25/2022

Takeaways: After rush to give Tucker megadeal, MSU slips - The Associated Press

Michigan State blew up the market for college football coaches last season by giving Mel Tucker a massive 10-year contract as the Spartans charged out to a 9-1 start in his second campaign. It was a bit puzzling at the time.

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09/24/2022

Kremlin stages votes in Ukraine, sees protests in Russia - The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces launched new strikes on Ukrainian cities Saturday as Kremlin-orchestrated votes took place in four occupied regions to create a pretext for their annexation by Moscow.

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09/24/2022

Kremlin stages votes in Ukraine, sees protests in Russia - The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces launched new strikes on Ukrainian cities Saturday as Kremlin-orchestrated votes took place in occupied regions to create a pretext for their annexation by Moscow, while hundreds of people were arrested in Russia for protest…

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09/23/2022

Alabama halts execution because of time, IV access concerns - The Associated Press

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials called off the Thursday lethal injection of a man convicted in a 1999 workplace shooting because of time concerns and trouble accessing the inmate’s veins. Alabama Corrections Commissioner John Hamm said the state halted …

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09/22/2022

At least 9 killed as Iran protests over woman's death spread - The Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Clashes between Iranian security forces and protesters angry over the death of a 22-year-old woman in police custody have killed at least nine people since the violence erupted over the weekend, according to a tally Thursday…

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09/22/2022

Khmer Rouge tribunal ends work after 16 years, 3 judgments - The Associated Press

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The international court convened in Cambodia to judge the Khmer Rouge for its brutal 1970s rule ended its work Thursday after spending $337 million and 16 years to convict just three men of crimes after the regime caused the deaths…

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09/21/2022

Danish queen tests positive after UK monarch's funeral - The Associated Press

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II has tested positive for the coronavirus after attending the funeral of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II , the royal palace said Wednesday.

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09/21/2022

Some 230 whales beached in Tasmania; rescue efforts underway - The Associated Press

HOBART, Australia (AP) — About 230 whales have been stranded on Tasmania’s west coast, just days after 14 sperm whales were found beached on an island off the Australian state’s northwestern coast.

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09/21/2022

NTSB wants all new vehicles to check drivers for alcohol use - The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that all new vehicles in the U.S. be equipped with blood alcohol monitoring systems that can stop an intoxicated person from driving.

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09/21/2022

Man sets himself on fire in apparent protest of Abe funeral - The Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — A man set himself on fire near the Japanese prime minister's office in Tokyo early Wednesday in apparent protest against the state funeral planned next week for former leader Shinzo Abe, officials and media reports said.

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09/20/2022

FDA concedes delays in response to baby formula shortage - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration acknowledged Tuesday that its response to the U.S. infant formula shortage was slowed by delays in processing a whistleblower complaint and test samples from the nation’s largest formula factory.

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09/20/2022

Asian shares decline ahead of Fed decision on interest rates - The Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly declined Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a widely expected interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve as it works to squash the highest inflation in decades.

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09/20/2022

Mexico's earthquake coincidence drives anxiety for many - The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As the parents of children killed when a school collapsed during Mexico’s 2017 earthquake celebrated a Mass in their memory, the ground began to shake again. “No, not again!

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09/19/2022

Ukraine warns of 'nuclear terrorism' after strike near plant - The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian missile blasted a crater close to a nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine on Monday, damaging nearby industrial equipment but not hitting its three reactors. Ukrainian authorities denounced the move as an act of “nuclear terro…

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09/19/2022

Biden, other VIPs lie low as spotlight stays on late Queen - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — American presidents usually make a splash when they travel abroad, holding the spotlight and quickly becoming the center of attention.

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09/19/2022

62 and 700: Judge, Pujols closing in on home run milestones - The Associated Press

Aaron Judge and Albert Pujols could make this a milestone week for home runs. Judge hit two more Sunday, raising his season total to 59, two shy of Roger Maris' American League record.

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09/18/2022

Line to see Queen Elizabeth II lying in state closed - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden paid his respects at Queen Elizabeth II's coffin on Sunday as thousands of police, hundreds of British troops and an army of officials made final preparations for the queen's state funeral — a spectacular display of nati…

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09/18/2022

Storm battering western Alaska causes widespread flooding - The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful storm sweeping north through the Bering Strait on Saturday caused widespread flooding in several western Alaska coastal communities, knocking out power and sending residents fleeing for higher ground.

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09/16/2022

EXPLAINER: R. Kelly acquitted on rigging trial. Why? - The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors this week scored multiple convictions against R. Kelly at the singer’s trial in Chicago, but they lost on the headline charge — that Kelly obstructed justice by rigging his 2008 state child pornography trial, at which juror…

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09/16/2022

Germany takes control of 3 Russian-owned oil refineries - The Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is taking control of three Russian-owned refineries in the country to ensure energy security before an embargo on oil from Russia takes effect next year, officials said Friday.

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09/16/2022

Patagonia founder gives company away to environmental trusts - The Associated Press

Outdoor gear company Patagonia says “the earth is now our only shareholder” after transferring the company's ownership from founder Yvon Chouinard and his family to two nonprofits established to fight climate change.

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09/15/2022

Woman arrested in S. Korea after bodies found in New Zealand - The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A woman was arrested in South Korea on Thursday on two murder charges from New Zealand, where the bodies of two long-dead children were found last month in abandoned suitcases, authorities said.

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09/15/2022

As 'buy now, pay later' plans grow, so do delinquencies - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans have grown fond of “buy now, pay later” services, but the “pay later” part is becoming increasingly difficult for some borrowers. Buy now, pay later loans allow users to pay for items such new sneakers, electronics, or luxury goods…

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09/15/2022

Tom Ford closes Fashion Week with big hair, miles of sparkle - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Ford closed New York Fashion Week on Wednesday with Madonna on his front row and a runway full of big hair, disco cowgirls and sequins for miles. Love was clearly on his mind, and dancing all night.

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09/15/2022

Woman with toy gun grabs trapped savings from Beirut bank - The Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) — A woman accompanied by activists and brandishing what she said was a toy pistol broke into a Beirut bank branch on Wednesday, taking $13,000 from her trapped savings. Sali Hafez told the local Al-Jadeed TV that she needed the money to fund her …

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09/15/2022

Ukrainian flag raised in retaken city after Russian retreat - The Associated Press

IZIUM, Ukraine (AP) — Hand on heart, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy watched his country’s flag rise Wednesday above the recaptured city of Izium, making a rare foray outside the capital that highlights Moscow’s embarrassing retreat from a Ukrainian …

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09/14/2022

Texts: Mississippi ex-governor knew of Favre welfare money - The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Newly revealed text messages show how deeply involved a Mississippi governor was in directing more than $1 million in welfare money to Brett Favre to help pay for one of the retired NFL quarterback's pet projects.

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09/14/2022

Queen Elizabeth II lies in state after solemn procession - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II left Buckingham Palace for the last time Wednesday, borne on a horse-drawn carriage and saluted by cannons and the tolling of Big Ben, in a solemn procession through the flag-draped, crowd-lined streets of London…

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09/14/2022

3 Iranian citizens charged in broad hacking campaign in US - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Wednesday that three Iranian citizens have been charged in the United States with ransomware attacks that targeted power companies, local governments and small businesses and nonprofits, including a domestic viole…

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09/14/2022

Leaky pen and staff job cuts: King Charles under scrutiny - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Reports that up to 100 staff at King Charles III’s former residence could lose their jobs have drawn criticism of the British monarchy, within days of his accession to the throne. The Guardian newspaper reported Tuesday that dozens of staff at …

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09/14/2022

What to know about the queen's lying in state in Westminster - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to flock to London’s medieval Westminster Hall from Wednesday to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II , whose coffin will lie in state for four days until her funeral on Monday.

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09/14/2022

Devastated Ukrainian village emerges from Russian occupation - The Associated Press

HRAKOVE, Ukraine (AP) — There’s not much left of Hrakove. Its houses and shops lie in ruins, its school is a bombed-out hull. The church is scarred by rockets and shells, but the golden dome above its blasted belfry still gleams in the fading autumn light.

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09/14/2022

Emmys reach record-low audience of 5.9 million people - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The Emmy Awards hit a new low in viewership on Monday night, with its estimated audience of 5.9 million people even smaller than the COVID-19-disrupted ceremony two years ago.

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09/13/2022

Rabies alert issued over raccoon taken into North Dakota bar - The Associated Press

MADDOCK, N.D. (AP) — A woman walked into a North Dakota bar carrying a raccoon, leading health officials to warn those who had contact with the animal about possible rabies exposure. Bartender Cindy Smith said she was serving drinks at the Maddock Bar last we…

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09/13/2022

Sandy Hook witnesses testify about Alex Jones' hoax claims - The Associated Press

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A sister of a teacher killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre and an FBI agent who responded to the school shooting became overwhelmed with emotion Tuesday as they described what it has been like to be accused of being crisis actors by …

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09/13/2022

Ukrainian troops keep up pressure on fleeing Russian forces - The Associated Press

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops piled pressure on retreating Russian forces Tuesday, pressing deeper into occupied territory and sending more Kremlin troops fleeing ahead of the counteroffensive that has inflicted a stunning blow on Moscow’s militar…

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09/13/2022

China's Xi heads abroad to promote strategic role - The Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is using his first trip abroad since the start of the pandemic to promote his country's strategic ambitions at a summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin and other leaders of a Central Asian security group.

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09/13/2022

Iconic French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard dead at 91 - The Associated Press

GENEVA (AP) — Jean-Luc Godard, the iconic “enfant terrible” of the French New Wave who revolutionized popular cinema in 1960 with his first feature, “Breathless,” and stood for years among the film world's most influential directors, died Tuesday.

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09/13/2022

Trump's PAC faces scrutiny amid intensifying legal probes - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sitting on top of more than $115 million across several political committees, Donald Trump has positioned himself as a uniquely indomitable force in the GOP who would almost certainly have the resources to swamp his rivals if he launched an…

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09/13/2022

US, Mexico to cooperate on semiconductors, electric vehicles - The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico and the United States plan to take advantage of the Biden administration's massive investment in semiconductor production to push the integration of their supply chains and cooperate on expanding the production of electric vehicles t…

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09/11/2022

For Elizabeth, Balmoral estate was a place to 'be normal' - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — When the hearse carrying Queen Elizabeth II’s body pulled out of the gates of Balmoral Castle on Sunday, it marked the monarch’s final departure from a personal sanctuary where she could shed the straitjacket of protocol and ceremony for a few …

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09/11/2022

'Barbarian' is top film amid late-summer box office doldrums - The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The horror film “Barbarian” won the weekend by bringing in $10 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, as the late-summer doldrums at the box office continued. Director Zach Cregger's debut from Disney's 20th Century Studios premiere…

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09/11/2022

As small businesses raise prices, some customers push back - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Inflation isn’t only costing small businesses money. It’s costing them customers as well. At the Bushwick Grind Cafe in Brooklyn, New York, Kymme Williams-Davis has raised prices and switched to different types of goods to keep up with the ri…

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09/11/2022

EXPLAINER: Ukraine's threatened nuclear plant shuts down - The Associated Press

The last operating reactor at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which is Europe's largest, was shut down Sunday to reduce the threat of a radiation disaster amid the continuing fighting .

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09/10/2022

UAW workers go on strike at Stellantis plant in Indiana - The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers union members went on strike Saturday at the Stellantis casting plant in Indiana, citing health and safety issues including the company's alleged refusal to repair and replace the plant’s air conditioning and heating systems.

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09/09/2022

Weird Al gives himself the Weird Al treatment in new biopic - The Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) — When a young, bespectacled Al Yankovic picked up an accordion, few — especially Al, himself — would have predicted the long-running show-business career that would follow. But can you imagine if they did?

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09/09/2022

'The Crown' pauses production because of Queen's death - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — “The Crown,” Netflix's acclaimed series about Queen Elizabeth II and her family, has paused production due to the monarch's death .

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09/07/2022

Suspect in deadly Canada stabbings has long criminal record - The Associated Press

JAMES SMITH CREE NATION, Saskatchewan (AP) — As the manhunt dragged on for one of two brothers wanted in the stabbing deaths of 10 people in Saskatchewan, the rampage raised questions Wednesday of why the suspect — an ex-con with 59 convictions and a long his…

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09/06/2022

Video fills in details on alleged Ga. election system breach - The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Two months after the 2020 presidential election, a team of computer experts traveled to south Georgia to copy software and data from voting equipment in an apparent breach of a county election system .

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09/06/2022

AP Top 25: Georgia moves up to No. 2, passing Ohio State - The Associated Press

Georgia moved up to No. 2 in the first Associated Press college football poll of the regular season, passing Ohio State, after the defending national champions dominated their opener. Alabama remained No.

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09/06/2022

Michigan, Michigan State move up in Associated Press Top 25 college football poll

Michigan and Michigan State opened the college football season with victories, and are moving up the Associated Press rankings as a result.

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09/06/2022

Harry Styles evolves from heartthrob to fashion icon - The Associated Press

Harry Styles will never be just a singer-songwriter, he's now an actor and a fashion powerhouse as well. The former member of British pop boy band “One Direction” has shed his musician’s skin for the male lead role alongside Oscar nominee Florence Pugh in the…

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09/06/2022

Swiss retailer rolls out 'coffee balls' to replace capsules - The Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss retailer Migros said Tuesday that it is launching a coffeemaking system designed to replace capsules that produce thousands of tons of waste worldwide each year. The cooperative said its spherical capsules — described as “coffee balls” — a…

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09/05/2022

Excitement rises as 'Don't Worry Darling' arrives in Venice - The Associated Press

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is buzzing with anticipation for Olivia Wilde’s “Don’t Worry Darling,” which is having its world premiere Monday night on the Lido.

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09/04/2022

Survivor of Holocaust, Munich attack heads back to Germany - The Associated Press

BERGEN-BELSEN, Germany (AP) — They call him the ultimate survivor: Shaul Ladany lived through a Nazi concentration camp and escaped the massacre of 11 fellow Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.

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09/03/2022

Fuel leak ruins NASA's 2nd attempt at launching moon rocket - The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s new moon rocket sprang another dangerous fuel leak Saturday, forcing launch controllers to call off their second attempt to send a crew capsule into lunar orbit with test dummies.

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09/03/2022

Gorbachev buried in Moscow in funeral snubbed by Putin - The Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — Russians who came for a last look at former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Saturday mourned both the man and his policies that gave them hope. President Vladimir Putin claimed to be too busy to attend.

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09/03/2022

Trump search inventory reveals new details from FBI seizure - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Along with highly classified government documents, the FBI agents who searched former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate found dozens of empty folders marked classified but with nothing inside and no explanation of what might have been…

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09/02/2022

Jackson's new worry: More water pressure could break pipes - The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Water pressure slowly improved in Mississippi's capital city Friday but officials outlined numerous challenges and occasional setbacks as they worked to restore running water from the city's aging, neglected water system to all in the ci…

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09/02/2022

Ex-NYPD officer sentenced to record 10 years for Jan. 6 riot - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A retired New York Police Department officer was sentenced on Thursday to a record-setting 10 years in prison for attacking the U.S. Capitol and using a metal flagpole to assault one of the police officers trying to hold off a mob of Donald…

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09/02/2022

Fighting at 40: Older fans take heart in Serena's success - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine if they could bottle a potion called “Just Serena.” That was Serena Williams’ succinct, smiling explanation for how she’d managed — at nearly 41, and match-rusty — to defeat the world’s second-ranked player and advance Wednesday to the…

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09/01/2022

Judge declines to overturn Elizabeth Holmes guilty verdict - The Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday tentatively declined to overturn the jury conviction of disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes on four felony counts of fraud and conspiracy. That leaves the former Silicon Valley star a step closer to serv…

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09/01/2022

Biden's prime-time speech: Trumpism threatens democracy - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will sound an alarm Thursday night about what he views as “extremist” threats to American democracy from the restive forces of Trumpism, aiming to reframe the November elections as part of an unceasing battle for the “sou…

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08/31/2022

Olivia Wilde in the spotlight with 'Don't Worry Darling' - The Associated Press

“Don’t Worry Darling” has been in the spotlight since the beginning. And this was long before Harry Styles got involved. It was a film everyone wanted to make — some 18 studios and streaming services were courting Wilde for the chance to partner with her on …

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08/31/2022

UN inspectors head to Ukraine nuclear plant in war zone - The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A team of U.N. inspectors made its way toward Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant Wednesday on a perilous, long-sought mission to safeguard the site and prevent a catastrophe from the fighting raging around it.

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08/31/2022

Gorbachev mourned as rare world leader but some still bitter - The Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — Mikhail Gorbachev , the last leader of the Soviet Union and for many the man who restored democracy to then-communist-ruled European nations, was saluted Wednesday as a rare leader who changed the world and for a time brought hope for peace amon…

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08/31/2022

Zombie cells central to the quest for active, vital old age - The Associated Press

In an unfinished part of his basement, 95-year-old Richard Soller zips around a makeshift track encircling boxes full of medals he’s won for track and field and long-distance running. Without a hint of breathlessness, he says: “I can put in miles down here.”

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08/31/2022

Student loan relief limited for many by US drug war's legacy - The Associated Press

President Joe Biden says he hopes his proposal to forgive federal student loans will narrow the nation's racial wealth gap.

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08/31/2022

Taiwan forces fire at drones flying over island near China - The Associated Press

Taiwan’s military fired warning shots at drones from China flying over its outposts just off the Chinese coastline, underscoring heightened tensions and the self-ruled island's resolve to respond to new provocations.

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08/31/2022

Zombie cells central to the quest for active, vital old age - The Associated Press

In an unfinished part of his basement, 95-year-old Richard Soller zips around a makeshift track encircling boxes full of medals he’s won for track and field and long-distance running. Without a hint of breathlessness, he says: “I can put in miles down here.”

Source: Associated Press

08/30/2022

Electric battery maker to locate factory in northern WVa - The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The energy startup SPARKZ said Tuesday it will locate an electric battery factory in northern West Virginia. The batteries will be built at a 482,000-square-foot (4.5-hectare) plant in Taylor County off U.S.

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08/30/2022

Danube drought reveals parts of hidden World War II history - The Associated Press

PRAHOVO, Serbia (AP) — The worst drought in Europe in decades hasn't only scorched farmland and hampered river traffic, it also has exposed a part of almost forgotten World War II history: The hulks of dozens of World War II German battleships have emerged f…

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08/30/2022

Princess Diana’s death: Revisiting AP’s coverage of fatal car crash - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Above all, there was shock. That’s the word people use over and over again when they remember Princess Diana’s death in a Paris car crash 25 years ago this week.

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08/30/2022

Alabama man's execution was botched, advocacy group alleges - The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama corrections officials apparently botched an inmate's execution last month, an anti-death penalty group alleges, citing the length of time that passed before the prisoner received the lethal injection and a private autopsy indic…

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08/30/2022

Fall Preview: Is it, maybe, back to normal at the movies? - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in three years, the fall movie industrial complex is lurching back into high gear. Festival red carpets are rolled out. Oscar campaigns are primed. Long-awaited blockbusters, like “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “Avata…

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08/30/2022

SDSU defends handling of Araiza gang-rape allegation inquiry - The Associated Press

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State football coach Brady Hoke said Monday he didn't know star punter Matt Araiza had been accused of participating in the gang rape of a 17-year-old girl at an off-campus party in October until a civil lawsuit was filed last week.

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08/29/2022

'Zombie ice' from Greenland will raise sea level 10 inches - The Associated Press

Zombie ice from the massive Greenland ice sheet will eventually raise global sea level by at least 10 inches (27 centimeters) on its own, according to a study released Monday. Zombie or doomed ice is ice that is still attached to thicker areas of ice, but is…

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08/29/2022

Iraqi Shiite cleric plans to resign; followers storm palace - The Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least one demonstrator, a follower of an influential Shiite cleric, was killed in clashes with Iraqi security forces who used tear gas, gunfire and physically shoved back crowds after hundreds stormed the government palace on Monday.

Source: Associated Press

08/29/2022

Russia to hold sweeping joint war games with China, others - The Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Monday it will launch sweeping military drills in the country’s east that will involve forces from China — a show of increasingly close defense ties between Moscow and Beijing amid tensions with the West over the Kremlin’s action in …

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08/29/2022

Diana's last moments: French medic recalls "tragic night" - The Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — The woman was crumpled on the floor of a mangled Mercedes, unconscious and struggling to breathe. The French doctor had no idea who she was and just focused on trying to save her. Twenty-five years later, Dr.

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08/29/2022

Detroit police arrest suspected gunman in 'random' shootings - The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Four people were shot, three fatally, by a man who appeared to be firing at people randomly over a roughly 2 1/2-hour period Sunday morning in Detroit, police said. Police arrested the unidentified suspect Sunday evening after and hourslong man…

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08/28/2022

NASA moon rocket on track for launch despite lightning hits - The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s new moon rocket remained on track to blast off on a crucial test flight Monday, despite a series of lightning strikes at the launch pad. The 322-foot (98-meter) Space Launch System rocket is the most powerful ever built by …

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08/28/2022

'The Invitation' tops tepid weekend at box office - The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The horror film “The Invitation” needed just $7 million to finish at the top of the weakest weekend of the summer at the North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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08/28/2022

Low fuel inventories cause special concern in US Northeast - The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Diesel and heating oil supplies in the Northeast are more than 50% below the recent average, raising concerns that an extreme weather event could cause supply disruptions, federal officials said.

Source: Associated Press

08/28/2022

'Tape or chewing gum:' Twitter's lapses echo worldwide - The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From fire departments to governments, from school districts to corporations, from local utilities to grassroots organizers around the world, Twitter at its best is a tool to get a message out quickly, efficiently, directly.

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08/28/2022

Mickey Mantle card breaks record, as sports memorabilia soar - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A mint condition Mickey Mantle baseball card sold for $12.6 million Sunday, blasting into the record books as the most ever paid for sports memorabilia in a market that has grown exponentially more lucrative in recent years.

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08/28/2022

2 high-rise towers in India demolished for violating laws - The Associated Press

NEW DELHI (AP) — Two high-rise apartment towers in India were leveled to the ground in a controlled demolition on Sunday after the country's top court declared them illegal for violating building norms, officials said.

Source: Associated Press

08/28/2022

Coming to a theater near you: $3 movie tickets for one day - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — For one day, movie tickets will be just $3 in the vast majority of American theaters as part of a newly launched “National Cinema Day” to lure moviegoers during a quiet spell at the box office.

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08/28/2022

Judge plans to appoint special master in Trump records case - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Florida told the Justice Department on Saturday to provide her with more specific information about the classified records removed from former President Donald Trump's Florida estate and said it was her “preliminary inten…

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08/27/2022

Pope expands ranks of cardinals who'll likely pick successor - The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis elevated 20 more churchmen to the rank of cardinal on Saturday, formally expanding those now eligible to vote for his successor in case he dies or resigns — the latter a step he has said he’d consider if the need arises.

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08/27/2022

US agents in Memphis seize shipped ancient Egyptian artifact - The Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal agents in Memphis have seized a potentially 3,000-year-old ancient Egyptian artifact that was shipped in from Europe. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says they intercepted the Egyptian canopic jar lid of the funeral deity nam…

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08/26/2022

Woman arrested after racist rant, assault in restaurant lot - The Associated Press

PLANO, Texas (AP) — A woman was arrested and faces a possible hate crime charge after she was captured on video in a racist rant and assault on women of South Asian descent in a suburban Dallas parking lot, in another disturbing example of anti-Asian violence…

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08/26/2022

Gritty cult director Ferrara gets religion in 'Padre Pio' - The Associated Press

ROME (AP) — Abel Ferrara, whose gritty New York exploitation films of the 1980s and 1990s delved into the soulless evils of drug addiction, corruption and sexual violence, pays homage to one of Italy’s best-known and most revered saints in his newest film, “P…

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08/26/2022

Sylvester Stallone's wife files for divorce after 25 years - The Associated Press

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sylvester Stallone's wife Jennifer Flavin Stallone has filed for divorce after 25 years of marriage. The petition was filed last week in a court in Palm Beach County, Florida, where the couple owns a home.

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08/26/2022

Latvia brings down Soviet-era monument's obelisk in capital - The Associated Press

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A concrete obelisk topped by Soviet stars that was the centerpiece of a monument commemorating the Red Army’s victory over Nazi Germany was taken down Thursday in Latvia's capital — the latest in a series of Soviet monuments brought…

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08/25/2022

Scientists use stem cells to create synthetic mouse embryos - The Associated Press

Scientists have created “synthetic” mouse embryos from stem cells without a dad's sperm or a mom's egg or womb. The lab-created embryos mirror a natural mouse embryo up to 8 ½ days after fertilization, containing the same structures, including one like a beat…

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08/25/2022

Fall books a broad mix of literary and commercial favorites - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Anticipation for one of the fall's likeliest bestsellers has been growing all year. For months, Colleen Hoover's millions of fans on TikTok, Instagram and elsewhere have been talking up and posting early excerpts from her novel “It Starts With…

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08/25/2022

UK energy bills are skyrocketing. Why is it happening? - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — A deepening cost-of-living crisis in Britain is about to get worse, with millions of people expected to pay about 80% more a year on their household energy bills starting in October.

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08/25/2022

Uvalde school board fires police chief after mass shooting - The Associated Press

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The Uvalde school district fired police chief Pete Arredondo on Wednesday under mounting pressure in the grieving Texas town to punish officers over letting a gunman at Robb Elementary School remain in a fourth-grade classroom for more th…

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08/24/2022

Study: Pfizer COVID pill showed no benefit in younger adults - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pfizer's COVID-19 pill appears to provide little or no benefit for younger adults, while still reducing the risk of hospitalization and death for high-risk seniors, according to a large study published Wednesday.

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08/24/2022

Paul Newman's daughters sue late actor's charity foundation - The Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new lawsuit has exposed a deep rift between two of Paul Newman's daughters and the late actor's charitable foundation funded by profits from the Newman's Own line of food and drink products.

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08/24/2022

Fleet of hydrogen passenger trains begins service in Germany - The Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — German officials launched what they say is the world's first fleet of hydrogen-powered passenger trains Wednesday, replacing 15 diesel trains that previously operated on nonelectrified tracks in the state of Lower Saxony.

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08/23/2022

Meghan's new podcast has special first guest: Serena WIlliams - The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Serena Williams and Meghan recount challenges they've experienced as working mothers on the Duchess of Sussex's first podcast, including stories of having to work soon after scary incidents involving their children.

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08/23/2022

Blondie opens vaults for a hefty box set celebrating cool - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, a New Wave treasure trove sat in a converted barn. For fans of the band Blondie, it was the equivalent of the Ark of the Covenant tucked away in a rickety storage space.

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08/23/2022

As Amazon grows, so does its eye on consumers - The Associated Press

From what you buy online, to how you remember tasks, to when you monitor your doorstep, Amazon is seemingly everywhere. And it appears the company doesn’t want to halt its reach anytime soon.

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08/23/2022

Euro falls below parity with the dollar. What's the impact? - The Associated Press

The euro has fallen below parity with the dollar , diving to its lowest level in 20 years and ending a one-to-one exchange rate with the U.S.

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08/23/2022

3 Arkansas officers suspended after video captures beating - The Associated Press

MULBERRY, Ark. (AP) — Federal authorities said Monday they have started a civil rights investigation following the suspension of three Arkansas law enforcement officers after a video posted on social media showed two of them beating a man while a third offic…

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08/22/2022

Russia blames Ukraine for nationalist's car bombing death - The Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s top counterintelligence agency on Monday blamed Ukrainian spy services for organizing the killing of the daughter of a leading Russian nationalist ideologue in a car bombing just outside Moscow.

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08/21/2022

Polio in US, UK and Israel reveals rare risk of oral vaccine - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — For years, global health officials have used billions of drops of an oral vaccine in a remarkably effective campaign aimed at wiping out polio in its last remaining strongholds — typically, poor, politically unstable corners of the world.

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08/21/2022

What does the queen like with tea? Jam sandwiches every day - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has eaten jam sandwiches every day since she was a toddler, according to her former private chef. Darren McGrady claims on his YouTube channel that the monarch favors a strawberry preserve made from fruits picked in her Balmor…

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08/20/2022

Gary Busey charged with sex offenses at Monster-Mania Con - The Associated Press

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Actor Gary Busey has been charged with sexual offenses at a New Jersey fan convention this month. Busey, 78, was charged Friday with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, one count of attempted criminal sexual contact a…

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08/20/2022

Graham effort to delay testimony in election probe rejected - The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge on Friday said Sen. Lindsey Graham's appearance before a special grand jury investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in Georgia should not be delayed to allo…

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08/19/2022

Prince William charity invests with bank tied to dirty fuels - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — The conservation charity founded by Prince William, second in line to the British throne and who launched the Earthshot Prize , keeps its investments in a bank that is one of the world's biggest backers of fossil fuels, The Associated Press has …

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08/19/2022

Rock mag Creem attempts comeback after more than 30 years - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Creem, which billed itself as “America's only rock ‘n’ roll magazine” during two decades of existence that ended in 1989, is being revived next month. The return is a remarkable story of persistence by J.J.

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08/18/2022

Justice Dept.: 3 men charged in Whitey Bulger's killing - The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Three men, including a Mafia hitman, have been charged in the killing of notorious Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger in a West Virginia prison, the Justice Department said Thursday.

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08/18/2022

'Game of Thrones' prequel keeps dragons, adds diversity - The Associated Press

The prequel to “Game of Thrones’’ is set to forge its own storytelling path, with a new set of characters and a more diverse team behind the scenes. “House of the Dragon” takes place two centuries before the events of the original series, which ended its hit…

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08/18/2022

Woman describes frequent abuse by R Kelly before she was 18 - The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — A woman who has been central to R. Kelly’s legal troubles for more than two decades testified Thursday that the R&B singer sexually abused her “hundreds” of times before she turned 18 years old, starting when she was 15.

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08/17/2022

Brad Pitt foundation reaches settlement over Louisiana homes - The Associated Press

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation and homeowners of the houses built by the program, in an area of New Orleans among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina, have reached a $20.5 million settlement.

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08/17/2022

A$AP Rocky pleads not guilty to firearm assault charges - The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper A$AP Rocky has pleaded not guilty to felony assault with a firearm charges stemming from a 2021 confrontation in Hollywood.

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08/16/2022

Biden signs massive climate and health care legislation - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed Democrats’ landmark climate change and health care bill into law on Tuesday, delivering what he has called the “final piece” of his pared-down domestic agenda, as he aims to boost his party’s standing with voters …

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08/16/2022

Breanna Stewart earns AP WNBA Player of the Year honors - The Associated Press

Breanna Stewart is always looking for ways to improve her game. This season, her efforts culminated in more career milestones. The Seattle Storm forward led the WNBA in scoring for the first time in her career, averaging 21.8 points, and Tuesday she became th…

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08/16/2022

Estonia removes Soviet-era monument, citing public order - The Associated Press

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Estonia's government said Tuesday it has decided to remove a Soviet-era monument from public space in an eastern border town sitting in the Baltic country's Russian-speaking part, with the prime minister saying the reason for the di…

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08/16/2022

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Pouring caution on that optimism - The Associated Press

Low expectations rarely disappoint. That's not to say your favorite team will fail to live up to the promise that comes with landing a spot in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 college football poll presented by Regions Bank that was released Monday.

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08/16/2022

Rapper A$AP Rocky charged with felony assault with a firearm - The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper A$AP Rocky was charged with two felonies Monday for pulling a gun on a former friend and firing in Hollywood last year, prosecutors said. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office charged the 33-year-old New York native, who…

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08/15/2022

No. 1 Alabama tops preseason AP Top 25; Ohio St, 'Dawgs next - The Associated Press

With two of the best players in the country leading the way — and a championship game loss as motivation — Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll for the second straight season and ninth time overall.

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08/15/2022

Location of 1st ship to leave Ukraine carrying grain unknown - The Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) — The first grain ship to leave Ukraine under a wartime deal has had its cargo resold several times and there is now no information about its location and cargo destination, the Ukrainian embassy in Beirut said Monday.

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08/15/2022

China announces new Taiwan drills as US delegation visits - The Associated Press

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China announced more military drills around Taiwan as the self-governing island’s president met with members of a new U.S. congressional delegation on Monday, threatening to renew tensions between Beijing and Washington after a similar r…

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08/14/2022

Salman Rushdie 'on the road to recovery,' agent says - The Associated Press

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Salman Rushdie is “on the road to recovery,” his agent confirmed Sunday, two days after the author of “The Satanic Verses” suffered serious injuries in a stabbing at a lecture in New York.

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08/14/2022

1 dead, 17 hurt in crash during fundraiser for fire victims - The Associated Press

BERWICK, Pa. (AP) — One person was killed and another 17 people injured when a vehicle struck a crowd gathered at a Pennsylvania bar for a fundraiser for victims of a house fire that killed 10 earlier this month; the man police say was the driver was arreste…

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08/14/2022

Officials: Fire at Coptic church in Cairo kills 41, hurts 14 - The Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) — A fire ripped through a packed church during morning services in Egypt’s capital on Sunday, killing at least 41 worshippers and injuring 14. The church quickly filled with thick black smoke, and witnesses said several trapped congregants jumped f…

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08/14/2022

More US lawmakers visiting Taiwan 12 days after Pelosi trip - The Associated Press

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A delegation of American lawmakers is visiting Taiwan just 12 days after a visit by U.S.

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08/14/2022

Fireworks blast at Yerevan market kills 2, injures 60 - The Associated Press

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — A strong explosion at a fireworks storage area tore through a popular market in Armenia's capital on Sunday, killing at least two people, injuring 60 others and setting off a large fire.

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08/14/2022

Gunman wounds 8 in late-night Jerusalem shooting - The Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a bus near Jerusalem’s Old City early Sunday, wounding eight Israelis in a suspected Palestinian attack that came a week after violence flared up between Israel and militants in Gaza, police and medics said.

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08/14/2022

Browns backup QB Brissett moves into Watson's starting spot - The Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jacoby Brissett has jumped ahead of Deshaun Watson on Cleveland's depth chart. Maybe for a while. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said Brissett will take the majority of snaps with Cleveland's first-team offense starting Sunday, a move necessita…

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08/13/2022

Former Deutsche Bank Co-CEO Anshu Jain dies - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Anshu Jain, a former co-CEO of Deutsche Bank, has died, his family said in a statement Saturday. He was 59. Jain died after a battle with duodenal cancer, which he was diagnosed with in 2017.

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08/13/2022

LAPD ends investigation into Anne Heche car crash - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department has ended its investigation into Anne Heche's car accident, when the actor crashed into a Los Angeles home on Aug. 5. Heche is brain dead and on life support, pending evaluation for organ donation.

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08/13/2022

Author Salman Rushdie on ventilator after New York stabbing - The Associated Press

CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (AP) — Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” drew death threats from Iran’s leader in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen Friday by a man who rushed the stage as the author was about to give a lecture in western New York.

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08/13/2022

Suspect in 4 New Mexico killings left trail of violence - The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In the six years since he resettled in the United States from Afghanistan, the primary suspect in the slayings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque has been arrested several times for domestic violence and captured on camera slashing the…

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08/12/2022

Wisconsin GOP leader Vos fires 2020 election investigator - The Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Republican Assembly leader on Friday ended a 14-month, taxpayer-funded inquiry into the 2020 election by firing his hand-picked investigator.

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08/12/2022

More Black NFL retirees win dementia cases in rescored tests - The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two years after a pair of former players sued the NFL over the treatment of Black retirees in the league’s $1 billion concussion settlement, hundreds of men whose medical tests were rescored to eliminate race bias now qualify for awards.

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08/12/2022

Amsterdam's Schiphol compensating air travelers hit by chaos - The Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport has launched a compensation program for travelers who missed their flights because of lengthy delays that have plagued the busy European hub for months.

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08/11/2022

FDA: Take 3 home tests if exposed to COVID to boost accuracy - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you were exposed to COVID-19, take three home tests instead of two to make sure you’re not infected, according to new U.S. recommendations released Thursday. Previously, the Food and Drug Administration had advised taking two rapid antige…

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08/11/2022

Jerry Hall, Rupert Murdoch reach agreement on divorce - The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Model and actor Jerry Hall and media mogul Rupert Murdoch have agreed to the terms of their pending divorce, her attorney said Thursday. Hall filed a request in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday to dismiss her original petition for d…

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08/11/2022

Russia struggles to replenish its troops in Ukraine - The Associated Press

The prisoners at the penal colony in St. Petersburg were expecting a visit by officials, thinking it would be some sort of inspection. Instead, men in uniform arrived and offered them amnesty — if they agreed to fight alongside the Russian army in Ukraine.

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08/11/2022

Tehran unveils Western art masterpieces hidden for decades - The Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Some of the world’s most prized works of contemporary Western art have been unveiled for the first time in decades — in Tehran. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, a hard-line cleric, rails against the influence of the West.

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08/10/2022

Suspect in Albuquerque Muslim killings denies involvement - The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After he was detained by New Mexico police, the suspect in the killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque denied any connection to the crimes that shook the city and its small Muslim community — and told authorities he was so unnerved…

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08/10/2022

Go the Distance: Cubs, Reds play at Iowa's 'Field of Dreams' - The Associated Press

David Bell's grandfather, father and brother played in the majors. Bell spent 12 years in the big leagues himself and worked as a coach and front office executive before taking over as manager of the Cincinnati Reds.

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08/10/2022

Afghan man charged in killing of 2 Muslims in Albuquerque - The Associated Press

Police announced a breakthrough Tuesday in the killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico, charging a man from Afghanistan — himself a Muslim — with two of the slayings and identifying him as a prime suspect in the other killings that put the enti…

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08/09/2022

Billions pour into bioplastics as markets begin ramping up - The Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) — In a world increasingly troubled by the persistent harm that plastic — manufactured in petrochemical plants — has had on the environment, companies are investing billions of dollars to ramp up production of plastics made from natural, renewab…

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08/08/2022

Lawyer: Giuliani won't testify Tuesday in Ga. election probe - The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Rudy Giuliani will not appear as scheduled Tuesday before a special grand jury in Atlanta that’s investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia, his lawyer sa…

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08/07/2022

Jennette McCurdy rises above childhood trauma with new book - The Associated Press

Jennette McCurdy is well-aware the title of her new book, “I'm Glad My Mom Died," (Simon & Schuster) is attention-grabbing. She also readily admits that she means every word. “It's something that I mean sincerely, I'm not saying it to be flippant."

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08/07/2022

Shift in war's front seen as grain leaves Ukraine; plant hit - The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Six more ships carrying agricultural cargo held up by the war in Ukraine received authorization Sunday to leave the country’s Black Sea coast as analysts warned that Russia was moving troops and equipment in the direction of the southern…

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08/07/2022

Demand for grocery delivery cools as food costs rise - The Associated Press

Karen Raschke, a retired attorney in New York, started getting her groceries delivered early in the pandemic. Each delivery cost $30 in fees and tips, but it was worth it to avoid the store. Then earlier this spring, Raschke learned her rent was increasing by…

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08/06/2022

Alex Jones' $49.3M verdict and the future of misinformation - The Associated Press

Alex Jones is facing a hefty price tag for his lies about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre — $49.3 million in damages, and counting , for claiming the nation’s deadliest school shooting was a hoax — a punishing salvo in a fledgling war on harmful mis…

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08/06/2022

Antitrust trial puts book publishing industry in the dock - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department's effort to block the merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster isn't just a showcase for the Biden administration's tougher approach to corporate consolidation , it's a rare moment for the publishing industry…

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08/06/2022

Israel and Gaza militants exchange fire after deadly strikes - The Associated Press

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes flattened homes in Gaza on Saturday and rocket barrages into southern Israel persisted, raising fears of an escalation in a conflict that has killed at least 15 people in the coastal strip.

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08/05/2022

Flash floods strand 1K people in Death Valley National Park - The Associated Press

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Flash flooding at Death Valley National Park triggered by heavy rainfall on Friday buried cars, forced officials to close all roads in and out the park and stranded about 1,000 people, officials said

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08/05/2022

US agency probes Tesla crashes that killed 2 motorcyclists - The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Two crashes involving Teslas apparently running on Autopilot are drawing scrutiny from federal regulators and point to a potential new hazard on U.S. freeways: The partially automated vehicles may not stop for motorcycles.

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08/05/2022

DeSantis suspends elected prosecutor over new abortion law - The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended the elected state prosecutor of Tampa on Thursday for pledging not to enforce the state's new 15-week abortion ban and for supporting gender transition treatments for minors.

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08/05/2022

Pelosi: China cannot stop US officials from visiting Taiwan - The Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that China will not isolate Taiwan by preventing U.S. officials from traveling there. She made the remarks in Tokyo on the final leg of an Asia tour highlighted by a visit to Taiwan that infuriated Chin…

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08/05/2022

Judge: Kevin Spacey must pay $30M to 'House of Cards' makers - The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Thursday ruled that Kevin Spacey and his production companies must pay the makers of “House of Cards” nearly $31 million because of losses brought on by his 2017 firing for the sexual harassment of crew members.

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08/05/2022

Polio fears rise in New York amid possible community spread - The Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state health officials issued a more urgent call Thursday for unvaccinated children and adults to get inoculated against polio, citing new evidence of possible “community spread” of the dangerous virus.

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08/04/2022

Autocratic Hungarian leader Orban hailed by US conservatives - The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — Hungary’s autocratic Prime Minister Viktor Orban urged cheering American conservatives on Thursday to “take back the institutions,” stick to hardline stances on gay rights and immigration and fight for the next U.S.

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08/04/2022

In S. Korea, Pelosi avoids public comments on Taiwan, China - The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After infuriating China over her trip to Taiwan, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met South Korean political leaders in Seoul on Thursday but avoided making direct public comments on cross-Strait relations that could have further incr…

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08/04/2022

"Stray" cat video game brings some benefits to real cats - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The virtual cat hero from the new video game sensation “Stray” doesn't just wind along rusted pipes, leap over unidentified sludge and decode clues in a seemingly abandoned city. The daring orange tabby is helping real world cats as well.

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08/03/2022

Cold showers, no lights: Europe saves as Russian gas wanes - The Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — Fanning out like urban guerrillas through Paris' darkened streets well after midnight, the anti-waste activists shinny up walls and drain pipes, reaching for switches to turn off the lights.

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08/03/2022

EXPLAINER: A look at the missile that killed al-Qaida leader - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a year, U.S. officials have been saying that taking out a terrorist threat in Afghanistan with no American troops on the ground would be difficult but not impossible. Last weekend, the U.S.

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08/02/2022

Even simple exercise may help aging brain, study hints - The Associated Press

New research hints that even a simple exercise routine just might help older Americans with mild memory problems. Doctors have long advised physical activity to help keep a healthy brain fit. But the government-funded study marks the longest test of whether e…

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08/01/2022

UN chief warns world is one step from `nuclear annihilation' - The Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief warned Monday that “humanity is just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation,” citing the war in Ukraine, nuclear threats in Asia and the Middle East and many other factors.

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08/01/2022

2 years later, hope for justice in Beirut explosion fades - The Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) — It’s been two years since his 3-year-old daughter, Alexandra, was killed in a massive explosion at Beirut’s port — and Paul Naggear has lost hope that outrage over the disaster will bring justice and force change in Lebanon.

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07/20/2022

'The mouth of a bear': Ukrainian refugees sent to Russia - The Associated Press

NARVA, Estonia (AP) — For weeks Natalya Zadoyanova had lost contact with her younger brother Dmitriy, who was trapped in the besieged Ukrainian port city of Mariupol.

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07/20/2022

Attacker mows down family with vehicle, kills 2 with shotgun - The Associated Press

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A man drove his vehicle into a family as they walked near Glacier National Park then got out and began shooting at them with a shotgun, killing one man and mortally wounding a toddler before one of the victims managed to kill the assail…

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07/19/2022

Russia pounds Ukraine as Putin gets Iran's backing - The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian missiles struck cities and villages in eastern and southern Ukraine, hitting homes, a school and a community center on Tuesday as Russian President Vladimir Putin won strong support support from Iran for his country's military op…

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07/19/2022

Chipotle closes store in Maine, thwarting union efforts - The Associated Press

Chipotle is closing a Maine store that had been leading efforts to unionize the chain. Employees at the Augusta, Maine, Chipotle filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board in June asking to hold a union election at the store.

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07/19/2022

Putin in Tehran for talks with leaders of Iran, Turkey - The Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived Tuesday in Iran for a visit intended to deepen ties with regional heavyweights as part of Moscow's challenge to the United States and Europe amid its grinding campaign in Ukraine.

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07/18/2022

Steve Bannon trial: Jury selection expected to begin - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon’s contempt-of-Congress trial will stretch into a second day after lawyers labored through a long Monday session trying to select a jury without preconceived opinions.

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07/18/2022

Timeline of Roman Polanski's 45-year-old teen sex abuse case - The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The case involving Roman Polanski, who fled the United States after he forced himself on a 13-year-old girl during a photo shoot, has spanned 45 years, sparking court battles on both sides of the Atlantic.

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07/18/2022

Don McLean looks back at his masterpiece, 'American Pie' - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Don McLean has listened for decades as people belted out his classic song “American Pie” at last call or at karaoke — and applauds you for the effort. “I’ve heard whole bars burst into this song when I’ve been across the room,” McLean tells Th…

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07/18/2022

Economics of war: Pain for Europe now, later for Russia - The Associated Press

Across Europe, signs of distress are multiplying as Russia’s war in Ukraine drags on. Food banks in Italy are feeding more people. German officials are turning down the air conditioning as they prepare plans to ration natural gas and restart coal plants .

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07/18/2022

Indiana mall shooting: Live updates - The Associated Press

GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — Three people were fatally shot and two were injured Sunday evening at an Indiana mall after a man with a rifle opened fire in a food court and an armed civilian shot and killed him, police said.

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07/17/2022

'I worry about this place': A day in Ukraine's Donetsk - The Associated Press

POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — On the morning of Day 142 of the war in Ukraine, the mayor of a community slipping closer to the front line stands in sneakers and blazer near the newest soldier’s grave. Aside from the gravedigger, Ruslan Trebushkin is the last to to…

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07/17/2022

Camilla at 75: Duchess of Cornwall marks milestone birthday - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will celebrate her 75th birthday Sunday, marking the occasion with a small family dinner at Prince Charles’ Highgrove estate in southwest England. The big occasion follows British broadcaster ITV’s release of a …

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07/16/2022

US soprano, offended by blackface, pulls out of Italy opera - The Associated Press

ROME (AP) — Soprano Angel Blue says she won’t perform in an opera in Italy this month because blackface was used in the staging of a different work this summer on the same stage. The U.S. singer posted a note on her angeljoyblue Instagram page saying she will…

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07/16/2022

From the end of the world to your town, Elton John's goodbye - The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — I think it's gonna be a long, long time until we see another songwriter and performer like Elton John. Wrapping up a 50-plus year career with a farewell tour, the British pianist and vocalist has created some of the most memorable and endu…

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07/16/2022

Mexico captures infamous drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero - The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Infamous drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, who was behind the killing of a U.S. DEA agent in 1985, was captured Friday by Mexican forces nearly a decade after walking out of a Mexican prison and returning to drug trafficking, Mexico's navy sa…

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07/15/2022

Medical examiner: Jayland Walker was shot dozens of times - The Associated Press

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jayland Walker, the 25-year-old Black man who died last month at the hands of police in Akron, Ohio, was shot dozens of times, with 26 bullets recovered from his body, according to a preliminary autopsy report released Friday.

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07/14/2022

EXPLAINER: What's the impact of euro parity with the dollar? - The Associated Press

The euro is hovering close to parity with the dollar , falling to its lowest level in 20 years and even briefly touching a one-to-one exchange rate with the U.S.

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07/14/2022

Van Gogh self-portrait found hidden behind another painting - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — A previously unknown self-portrait of Vincent Van Gogh has been discovered behind another of the artist's paintings, the National Galleries of Scotland said Thursday. The self-portrait was found on the back of Van Gogh’s “Head of a Peasant Woma…

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07/14/2022

Big 12 notebook: Gundy says `Bedlam's history' when OU moves - The Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma will still get to play its Red River rivalry game against Texas when the two teams go to the Southeastern Conference together, but there may be no more Bedlam for the Sooners against Oklahoma State.

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07/13/2022

Officer, once beaten by colleagues, to lead Boston police - The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston police officer who was beaten more than 25 years ago by colleagues who mistook him for a shooting suspect will be the new leader of the city's police department, Mayor Michelle Wu announced Wednesday.

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07/13/2022

Surging gas prices likely drove US inflation to 40-year high - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surging prices for gas, food and rent catapulted U.S. inflation to a new four-decade peak in June , further pressuring households and likely sealing the case for another large interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve, with higher borrowing …

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07/13/2022

Sri Lanka lawmakers to pick new president but no deal on PM - The Associated Press

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The president of Sri Lanka fled the country early Wednesday, slipping away in the middle of the night only hours before he was to step down amid a devastating economic crisis that has triggered severe shortages of food and fuel.

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07/12/2022

UK: Monkeypox cases rise to 1735 with most cases in London - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — British health officials say there have now been 1,735 confirmed cases of monkeypox and that three-quarters of those cases are in London, according to data released on Tuesday. In a review of the outbreak published last week, Britain's Health Se…

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07/12/2022

Jan. 6 panel reconvenes: Live updates of today's hearing - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Jan. 6 committee is set to highlight the way violent far-right extremists answered Donald Trump’s “siren call” to come to Washington for a big rally, as some now face rare sedition charges over the deadly U.S.

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07/12/2022

Japanese say final goodbye to assassinated former leader Abe - The Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese bid their final goodbye to former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday as his funeral was held at a temple days after his assassination shocked the nation. Abe, the country's longest-serving prime minister , remained influential even aft…

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07/11/2022

Japan ruling party heads to victory in wake of Abe's death - The Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's governing party and its coalition partner scored a major victory in a parliamentary election Sunday imbued with meaning after the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe amid uncertainty about how his loss may affect party unit…

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07/09/2022

Carlos Santana postpones some concerts after health scare - The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Carlos Santana has postponed his next six shows after collapsing on stage during a concert on Tuesday, temporarily stepping away from the stage “out of an abundance of caution for the artist’s health.”

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07/09/2022

Russia continues to 'raise true hell,' Ukraine governor says - The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces are raising “true hell” in Ukraine’s eastern industrial heartland, despite assessments they were taking an operational pause, a regional governor said Saturday, while another Ukrainian official urged people in Russian-occup…

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07/09/2022

A robust June jobs report clouds outlook for US economy - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A strong hiring report for June has assuaged fears that the U.S. economy might be on the cusp of a recession — and highlighted the resilience of the nation's job market.

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07/09/2022

Yosemite wildfire is latest threat to giant sequoia trees - The Associated Press

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The largest grove of giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park was closed Friday and hundreds of people ordered evacuated nearby as a wildfire burning through dense forest became the latest in recent years to threaten the…

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07/09/2022

Live Updates: Shinzo Abe, Japan's former prime minister, critically wounded after shooting - The Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated Friday on a street in western Japan by a gunman who opened fire on him from behind as he delivered a campaign speech — an attack that stunned a nation with some of the strictest gun control laws a…

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07/08/2022

Trump WH counsel Cipollone gives 1/6 testimony, new info - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House counsel Pat Cipollone “did not contradict” testimony of previous witnesses as he appeared Friday before the Jan. 6 committee, a grueling daylong private session that produced new information to be divulged in future publi…

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07/08/2022

World leaders react to shocking attack on Shinzo Abe - The Associated Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Friday's shocking assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in one of the world's safest countries stunned leaders and drew condemnation, with Iran calling it an “act of terrorism" while European leaders slammed…

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07/08/2022

G-20 diplomats fail on unity over Ukraine, war's impact - The Associated Press

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Deeply divided top diplomats from the world’s richest and largest developing nations failed to find common ground Friday over Russia’s war in Ukraine and how to deal with its global impacts, leaving prospects for future cooperation …

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07/08/2022

Ex-Theranos exec Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani found guilty of fraud - The Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A jury on Thursday convicted former Theranos executive Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani of collaborating with disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes in a massive fraud involving the blood-testing company that once enthralled Silicon Valley.

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07/06/2022

Judge throws out Trump-era rollbacks on endangered species - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday threw out a host of actions by the Trump administration to roll back protections for endangered or threatened species, a year after the Biden administration said it was moving to strengthen such species protections.

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07/06/2022

New evacuations for communities near California forest fire - The Associated Press

JACKSON, Calif. (AP) — Evacuation orders were expanded Tuesday for remote California communities near a wildfire that may have been sparked by fireworks or a barbecue on the Fourth of July in a mountainous region that's a top tourism destination.

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07/05/2022

Flight cancellations ease slightly as July 4 weekend ends - The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — Travelers flying home from July Fourth getaways faced flight delays Monday, but airlines were canceling fewer flights than in the days leading up to the holiday weekend. Since holiday weekend travel picked up on Thursday, airlines have canceled …

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07/04/2022

Dior does folklore in Paris couture, riffing on Ukraine art - The Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — Images of traditional embroideries and floral paintings adorned the walls of Dior’s celebrity-laden runway homage to Ukraine as Paris' four-day Couture Week kicked off Monday. The set, from Ukrainian artist Olesia Trofymenko, was the starting poi…

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07/04/2022

Rain hampers search for missing in Italian glacier avalanche - The Associated Press

ROME (AP) — Thunderstorms hampered Monday the search for more than a dozen hikers who remained unaccounted for a day after a huge chunk of an Alpine glacier in Italy broke off, sending an avalanche of ice, snow and rocks down the slope.

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07/03/2022

Feds: R. Kelly remains on suicide watch 'for his own safety' - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities are pushing back on R. Kelly's claims that he was placed on suicide watch as a form of punishment last week after a judge sentenced him to 30 years behind bars for using his fame to sexually abuse young girls.

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07/03/2022

Alpine glacier chunk detaches, killing at least 6 hikers - The Associated Press

ROME (AP) — A large chunk of Alpine glacier broke loose Sunday afternoon and roared down a mountainside in Italy, sending ice, snow and rock slamming into hikers on a popular trail on the peak and killing at least six and injuring eight, authorities said.

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07/03/2022

Man found at Taylor Swift properties faces stalking charges - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A 35-year-old New York man is facing trespassing and stalking charges after authorities said he entered two New York City residences linked to the famed singer-songwriter Taylor Swift.

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07/03/2022

Abortion ruling puts spotlight on gerrymandered legislatures - The Associated Press

In overturning a half-century of nationwide legal protection for abortion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Roe v.

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07/02/2022

Texas Supreme Court blocks order that resumed abortions - The Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Clinics were shutting down abortion services in the nation's second-largest state Saturday after Texas' Supreme Court blocked an order briefly allowing the procedure to resume in some cases, the latest in legal scrambles taking place acr…

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07/02/2022

For now, wary US treads water with transformed COVID-19 - The Associated Press

The fast-changing coronavirus has kicked off summer in the U.S. with lots of infections but relatively few deaths compared to its prior incarnations. COVID-19 is still killing hundreds of Americans each day, but is not nearly as dangerous as it was last fall …

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07/01/2022

Amazon bars off-duty warehouse workers from its buildings - The Associated Press

Amazon is barring off-duty warehouse workers from the company’s facilities, a move organizers say can hamper union drives. Under the policy shared with workers on Amazon’s internal app, employees are barred from accessing buildings or other working areas on …

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07/01/2022

Amazon bars off-duty warehouse workers from its buildings - The Associated Press

Amazon is barring off-duty warehouse workers from the company’s facilities, a move organizers say can hamper union drives. Under the policy shared with workers on Amazon’s internal app, employees are barred from accessing buildings or other working areas on …

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06/30/2022

Some medical debt is being removed from US credit reports - The Associated Press

Help is coming for many people with medical debt on their credit reports. Starting Friday, the three major U.S. credit reporting companies will stop counting paid medical debt on the reports that banks, potential landlords and others use to judge creditworthi…

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06/30/2022

Putin: Western leaders would look 'disgusting' topless - The Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin shot back at Western leaders who mocked his athletic exploits, saying they would look “disgusting” if they tried to emulate his bare-torso appearances.

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06/30/2022

Israel's parliament dissolves, sets 5th election in 4 years - The Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament voted Thursday to dissolve itself, marking the end of a year-old experimental coalition government, and sending the country to the polls in November for the fifth time in less than four years.

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06/29/2022

1955 warrant in Emmett Till case found, family seeks arrest - The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A team searching a Mississippi courthouse basement for evidence about the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till has found the unserved warrant charging a white woman in his 1955 kidnapping, and relatives of the victim want authorities …

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06/29/2022

Powell: 'No guarantee' Fed can tame inflation, spare jobs - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said there's “no guarantee'' the central bank can tame runaway inflation without hurting the job market.

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06/29/2022

A viral reprise: When COVID-19 strikes again and again - The Associated Press

For New York musician Erica Mancini, COVID-19 made repeat performances. March 2020. Last December. And again this May. “I’m bummed to know that I might forever just get infected,” said the 31-year-old singer, who is vaccinated and boosted.

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06/29/2022

Colorado GOP rejects candidates who back Trump election lie - The Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — Republicans in Colorado rejected two prominent candidates whose political profiles were centered on election falsehoods in a fresh reminder that fealty to former President Donald Trump's lies about mass voter fraud is no guarantee of success wi…

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06/29/2022

Ukraine's president: Russia has become 'a terrorist' state - The Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday of becoming “a terrorist” leading a “terrorist state” and urged Russia’s expulsion from the United Nations.

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06/28/2022

Turkey lifts its objections to Sweden, Finland joining NATO - The Associated Press

MADRID (AP) — Turkey agreed Tuesday to lift its opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, ending an impasse that had clouded a leaders’ summit opening in Madrid amid Europe’s worst security crisis in decades, triggered by the war in Ukraine.

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06/27/2022

Supreme Court's abortion ruling sets off new court fights - The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Judges temporarily blocked abortion bans Monday in Louisiana and Utah, while a federal court in South Carolina said a law sharply restricting the procedure would take effect there immediately as the battle over whether women may end pregnan…

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06/27/2022

Even Djokovic knew he wasn't at his best in Wimbledon debut - The Associated Press

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Novak Djokovic's play was not particularly, well, Djokovic-esque, at Wimbledon on Monday.

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06/27/2022

Supreme Court backs coach in praying on field after games - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that a high school football coach who sought to kneel and pray on the field after games was protected by the Constitution, a decision that opponents said would open the door to “much more coercive prayer" in p…

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06/26/2022

WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency 'at this stage' - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization said the escalating monkeypox outbreak in more than 50 countries should be closely monitored but does not warrant being declared a global health emergency.

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06/26/2022

Did corporate greed fuel inflation? It's not biggest culprit - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Furious about surging prices at the gasoline station and the supermarket, many consumers feel they know just where to cast blame: On greedy companies that relentlessly jack up prices and pocket the profits.

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06/25/2022

Defiant Johnson says he won't change despite election woes - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — A defiant British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in a stubborn standoff with his frustrated Conservative Party on Saturday, after two thumping special election defeats renewed calls for a major change of government direction.

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06/25/2022

Guns and abortion: Contradictory decisions, or consistent? - The Associated Press

They are the most fiercely polarizing issues in American life: abortion and guns. And two momentous decisions by the Supreme Court in two days have done anything but resolve them, firing up debate about whether the court’s conservative justices are being fait…

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06/25/2022

Mishael Morgan is 1st Black lead winner at Daytime Emmys - The Associated Press

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Mishael Morgan of “The Young and the Restless” won as lead drama actress, becoming the first Black actor to win in a lead category at the Daytime Emmys on Friday night. Morgan was previously nominated in the supporting category.

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06/25/2022

Airlines aim to shift blame for flight problems to FAA - The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines under scrutiny for widespread flight disruptions are renewing their criticism of the government agency that manages the nation’s airspace, saying that understaffing at the Federal Aviation Administration is “crippling” traffic along the…

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06/24/2022

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away the nation's constitutional protections for abortion that had stood for nearly a half-century.

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06/24/2022

Live updates: Congress set to pass bipartisan gun bill - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A modest but wide-ranging gun violence measure moved within an eyelash of House approval Friday, a vote that would send the measure to President Joe Biden and illustrate progress on the long-intractable issue and a deep-seated partisan divi…

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06/24/2022

Pilots in line for big raises amid global travel disruptions - The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — The largest pilots union has approved a contract that would boost the pay of pilots at United Airlines by more than 14% over the next 18 months, potentially clearing the way for similar wage hikes throughout the industry.

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06/23/2022

COVID vaccines saved 20M lives in 1st year, scientists say - The Associated Press

Nearly 20 million lives were saved by COVID-19 vaccines during their first year, but even more deaths could have been prevented if international targets for the shots had been reached, researchers reported Thursday.

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06/23/2022

Yelp closes three US offices, says remote work is its future - The Associated Press

Yelp is closing three of its U.S. offices after finding most of its employees prefer to work remotely. In a blog post Thursday, Yelp Co-Founder and CEO Jeremy Stoppelman said the company will close its offices in New York, Washington and Chicago on July 29.

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06/23/2022

Uvalde school police chief on leave after mass shooting - The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — The Uvalde school district’s police chief was put on leave Wednesday following allegations that he erred in his response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 students and two teachers dead.

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06/23/2022

Germany faces natural gas 'crisis,' raises warning level - The Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — Germany activated the second phase of its three-stage emergency plan for natural gas supplies Thursday, warning that Europe's biggest economy faces a “crisis” and storage targets for the winter are at risk after Russia reduced energy deliveries …

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06/22/2022

Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson dies at age 26 - The Associated Press

Jaylon Ferguson, who set an FBS record for career sacks while at Louisiana Tech and then played the past three seasons in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens, has died. He was 26. Police said Wednesday the cause of death was still to be determined.

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06/22/2022

Ukraine expects EU-wide support for candidacy to join bloc - The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian official overseeing the country’s push to join the European Union said Wednesday that she’s “100%” certain all 27 EU nations will approve Ukraine's EU candidacy during a summit this week.

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06/22/2022

Top Texas cop: Uvalde police response was 'abject failure' - The Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The first public hearings in Texas looking into the Uvalde school massacre have focused on a cascade of law enforcement blunders, school building safety and mental health care with only scant mentions of the shooter’s AR-15-style semi-a…

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06/22/2022

Pilots picket as airline unions leverage summer travel woes - The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — Hundreds of uniformed Southwest Airlines pilots stood in perfect lines in the scorching Texas sun at Dallas Love Field on Tuesday, holding signs that blamed Southwest management for delays and cancellations that have upset passengers.

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06/22/2022

Live updates: Texas top cop talks Uvalde police response - The Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police had enough officers and firepower on the scene of the Uvalde school massacre to have stopped the gunman three minutes after he entered the building, and they would have found the door to the classroom where he was holed up unlocked…

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06/21/2022

South Dakota AG convicted on 2 impeachment charges, removed - The Associated Press

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Tuesday convicted Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg of two impeachment charges stemming from a 2020 fatal accident, removing and barring him from future office in a stinging rebuke that showed most senators didn’t…

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06/21/2022

UK to offer vaccines to some gay, bisexual men for monkeypox - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — British health officials will start offering vaccines to some men who have sex with men and are at the highest risk of catching monkeypox , in an effort to curb the biggest outbreak of the disease beyond Africa.

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06/21/2022

Most land mine use by US military banned, except for Korea - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration announced Tuesday that it would restrict the use of anti-personnel land mines by the U.S. military, aligning the country's policy more closely with an international treaty banning the deadly explosives.

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06/21/2022

Israeli government fast-tracks bill to dissolve parliament - The Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's outgoing coalition government will fast-track a bill this week to dissolve parliament, setting up the country for its fifth elections in three years, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday.

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06/21/2022

Dozens dead, thousands homeless in Bangladesh, India floods - The Associated Press

SYLHET, Bangladesh (AP) — Villagers in northeastern Bangladesh crowded makeshift refugee centers and scrambled to meet boats arriving with food and fresh water as massive floods, which have killed dozens of people and displaced hundreds of thousands there and…

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06/21/2022

'Elvis' and Austin Butler feel the temperature rising - The Associated Press

On the day of Austin Butler's final screen test for “Elvis," director Baz Luhrmann threw everything at him. Butler had spent five months building up to that moment, workshopping the role with Luhrmann, doing hair and make-up tests, rehearsing the songs.

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06/20/2022

Israel to dissolve parliament, call 5th election in 3 years - The Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s weakened coalition government announced Monday that it would dissolve parliament and call new elections, setting the stage for the possible return to power of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or another period of prolonged po…

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06/20/2022

Gucci unveils 'HaHaHa' collaboration with Harry Styles - The Associated Press

MILAN (AP) — By Monday's fourth and final day of Milan Fashion Week menswear previews for next spring and summer, designers seemed to have understood the assignment. Looks appeared more weather appropriate than on the weekend, as soaring temperatures provided…

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06/20/2022

How much for gas? Around the world, pain is felt at the pump - The Associated Press

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — At a gas station near the Cologne, Germany, airport, Bernd Mueller watches the digits quickly climb on the pump: 22 euros ($23), 23 euros, 24 euros. The numbers showing how much gasoline he’s getting rise, too.

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06/19/2022

Maryland Apple workers face hurdles after vote to unionize - The Associated Press

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The historic vote by employees of a Maryland Apple store to unionize — a first for the technology giant — is a significant step in a lengthy process that labor experts say is heavily stacked against workers in favor of their employers.

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06/18/2022

Warren Buffett's final charity lunch draws record $19M bid - The Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An anonymous bidder has shelled out a record $19 million for a private lunch with billionaire Warren Buffet at a steakhouse in New York City. The meal with the Berkshire Hathaway CEO was offered on an eBay auction to benefit the San-Franci…

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06/17/2022

Report: Smoking bans no longer a threat to casino revenue - The Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For decades, it was accepted wisdom in the casino industry that eliminating smoking would automatically lead to revenue declines and customer losses. But a new report examining how the coronavirus pandemic has changed gamblers' ha…

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06/17/2022

UK: 50 new monkeypox cases in biggest epidemic beyond Africa - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — British health officials reported another 50 cases of monkeypox across the country on Friday, for a total of 574 cases. That makes the U.K.'s outbreak the biggest to date beyond Africa.

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06/17/2022

Russia again cuts natural gas exports to European countries - The Associated Press

PRAGUE (AP) — Russia reduced natural gas to Europe again Friday, including cutting flows by half to Italy and Slovakia and completely to France, as countries have worked to ease their dependence on Russian supplies amid the war in Ukraine .

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06/17/2022

China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone - The Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing launched a new-generation aircraft carrier Friday, the first such ship to be both designed and built in China, in a milestone as it seeks to extend the range and power of its navy.

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06/16/2022

AP Interview: Biden says a recession is 'not inevitable' - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday the American people are “really, really down” after a tumultuous two years with the coronavirus pandemic , volatility in the economy and now surging gasoline prices that are slamming family budgets.

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06/15/2022

Fed attacks inflation with its largest rate hike since 1994 - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve intensified its fight against high inflation on Wednesday, raising its key interest rate by three-quarters of a point — the largest bump since 1994 — and signaling more rate hikes ahead as it tries to cool off the U.S.

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06/15/2022

Surging inflation clears way for biggest Fed hike in years - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is expected Wednesday to announce its largest interest rate hike since 1994 — a bigger increase than it had previously signaled and a sign that the central bank is struggling to restrain stubbornly high inflation.

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06/15/2022

So long, Internet Explorer. The browser is finally retiring - The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Internet Explorer is finally headed out to pasture. As of Wednesday, Microsoft will no longer support the once-dominant browser that legions of web surfers loved to hate — and a few still claim to adore.

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06/14/2022

UK cancels first flight to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Britain canceled a flight that was scheduled to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda late Tuesday after the European Court of Human Rights intervened, saying the plan carried “a real risk of irreversible harm."

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06/14/2022

Stock market news: Live updates - The Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks drifted lower Tuesday in the wake of Wall Street's tumble into a bear market , as investors anxiously contemplated a new and uncertain world of higher interest rates, international conflict and recession fears.

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06/14/2022

Asian benchmarks decline after bear market hits Wall Street - The Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's announcement of how sharply it will raise interest rates to cool U.S. inflation. Shanghai and Hong Kong advanced.

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06/13/2022

Review: Sorry, Pixar's 'Lightyear' is a buzzkill - The Associated Press

“In 1995, Andy got a toy from his favorite movie. This is that movie.” So begins “Lightyear,” a new Pixar release that takes a meta approach to the animation studio's flagship franchise.

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06/13/2022

Tentative Senate gun deal has surprises, and loose ends - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The outline of a bipartisan Senate agreement to rein in gun violence has no game-changing steps banning the deadliest firearms.

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06/13/2022

Jan. 6 witnesses: We told Trump not to claim quick victory - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign manager Bill Stepien and other top aides testified Monday at the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack that they believed the 2020 presidential race was too close to call on Election Night, but Trump…

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06/13/2022

India, China growing markets for shunned Russian oil - The Associated Press

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and other Asian nations are becoming an increasingly vital source of oil revenues for Moscow despite strong pressure from the U.S. not to increase their purchases, as the European Union and other allies cut off energy imports from Russ…

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06/12/2022

Moscow-backed officials try to solidify rule in Ukraine - The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Kremlin-installed officials in occupied southern Ukraine celebrated Russia Day on Sunday and began issuing Russian passports to residents in one city who requested them, as Moscow sought to solidify its rule over captured parts of the cou…

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06/12/2022

Jan. 6 panelists: Enough evidence uncovered to indict Trump - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot said Sunday they have uncovered enough evidence for the Justice Department to consider an unprecedented criminal indictment against former President Donald Trump for seeking to …

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06/11/2022

Several factors are converging to push gas prices higher - The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — There is little evidence that gasoline prices, which hit a record $5 a gallon on Saturday, will drop anytime soon. Rising prices at the pump are a key driver in the highest inflation that Americans have seen in 40 years.

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06/10/2022

US lifts COVID-19 test requirement for international travel - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is lifting its requirement that international air travelers to the U.S. take a COVID-19 test within a day before boarding their flights, easing one of the last remaining government mandates meant to contain the sprea…

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06/09/2022

Police fatally shoot 'potential intruder' at Alabama school - The Associated Press

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A man who tried to enter an Alabama elementary school where a summer program was being held was shot to death by police Thursday morning, authorities said. Gadsden City Schools Superintendent Tony Reddick told reporters that a “potential …

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06/09/2022

Challenge for Biden to rally Americas around a shared vision - The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden tried to present a unifying vision for the Western Hemisphere on Thursday even as the Summit of the Americas has been wracked by divisions and absences that make it hard to bring North and South America together around s…

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06/09/2022

Capitol riot hearings opening, focused on extremists, Trump - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — With never-seen video, new audio and a mass of evidence, the House committee investigating the Jan.

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06/09/2022

US stocks lose ground; European markets slip on rate news - The Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Friday, with only Shanghai rising, after stocks tumbled on Wall Street on expectations central banks will double down on battling inflation with interest rate hikes.

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06/08/2022

More bodies found in Mariupol as global food crisis looms - The Associated Press

BAKHMUT, Ukraine (AP) — Workers pulled scores of bodies from smashed buildings in an “endless caravan of death” inside the devastated city of Mariupol, authorities said Wednesday, while fears of a global food crisis escalated over Ukraine’s inability to expor…

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06/08/2022

OECD slashes global economic outlook on Russia-Ukraine war - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Russia's war in Ukraine and the energy and food crises it worsened will severely drag down global economic growth and push up inflation this year, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Wednesday.

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06/08/2022

No, you're not going crazy - package sizes are shrinking - The Associated Press

It’s the inflation you’re not supposed to see. From toilet paper to yogurt and coffee to corn chips, manufacturers are quietly shrinking package sizes without lowering prices. It’s dubbed “shrinkflation,” and it’s accelerating worldwide.

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06/07/2022

Todd and Julie Chrisley found guilty on federal charges - The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Todd and Julie Chrisley, stars of the reality television show “Chrisley Knows Best,” were found guilty Tuesday in Atlanta on federal charges including bank fraud and tax evasion.

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06/07/2022

US sees heightened extremist threat heading into midterms - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A looming Supreme Court decision on abortion , an increase of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border and the midterm elections are potential triggers for extremist violence over the next six months, the Department of Homeland Security said Tue…

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06/07/2022

AP war photos: From Iwo Jima to the napalm girl and beyond - The Associated Press

The girl, naked and screaming, ran directly toward Nick Ut’s camera -- and into history. Her name is Kim Phuc, and the instant the Associated Press photographer captured her image 50 years ago -- on June 8, 1972 -- she became more than a victim of a South Vie…

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06/07/2022

Judge blocks Louisiana Congress map with one Black district - The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's Democratic governor said Monday he will call the Republican-dominated Legislature into special session soon to draw up new congressional district boundaries, now that a federal judge has blocked use of maps that have only one ma…

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06/06/2022

UK: 77 new monkeypox cases, biggest outbreak outside Africa - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — British health officials reported 77 more monkeypox cases on Monday, raising the total to more than 300 across the country.

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06/06/2022

US, S. Korea fire missiles to sea, matching North's launches - The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. and South Korean militaries launched eight ballistic missiles into the sea Monday in a show of force matching a North Korean missile display a day earlier that extended a provocative streak in weapons demonstrations.

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06/06/2022

Former Bon Jovi bassist, founding member Alec John Such dies - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Alec John Such, the bassist and a founding member of the iconic rock band Bon Jovi, has died. He was 70. The group on Sunday announced the death of Such, the New Jersey band's bassist from 1983 to 1994.

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06/05/2022

Pastor shot at by Uvalde gunman recounts terror in sermon - The Associated Press

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Gilbert Limones and a coworker at a funeral home were among the first people shot at by the gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school.

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06/05/2022

Autonomous Mayflower reaches American shores -- in Canada - The Associated Press

A crewless robotic boat that had tried to retrace the 1620 sea voyage of the Mayflower has finally reached the shores of North America — this time in Canada instead of the Massachusetts coast where its namesake landed more than 400 years ago.

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06/05/2022

Inflation divide: The wealthy splurge, the poorest pull back - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans at the low end of the income rung are once again struggling to make ends meet. A confluence of factors — the expiration of federal stimulus checks and surging inflation on staples like gas and food — are driving an even bigger wedge …

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06/05/2022

'Tiger King' star Doc Antle to face money laundering charges - The Associated Press

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — “Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle was arrested by the FBI and expected to appear in court Monday to face federal money laundering charges, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.

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06/05/2022

North Korea test-fires salvo of short-range missiles - The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea test-fired a barrage of short-range ballistic missiles from multiple locations toward the sea on Sunday, South Korea’s military said, extending a provocative streak in weapons demonstrations this year that U.S.

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06/04/2022

Platinum Jubilee: Day 3 of royal celebrations - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Two future monarchs will pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II at a special concert in front of Buckingham Palace on Saturday, the third day of the Platinum Jubilee extravaganza marking her 70 years on the throne.

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06/04/2022

McCormick concedes to Oz in Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary - The Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former hedge fund CEO David McCormick conceded the Republican primary in Pennsylvania for U.S. Senate to celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, ending his campaign Friday night as he acknowledged an ongoing statewide recount wouldn't gi…

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06/04/2022

Woman testifies Cosby forcibly kissed her when she was 14 - The Associated Press

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — A woman testified Friday that she was 14 when Bill Cosby took her into a trailer on a movie set in 1975, grabbed her so she couldn't move her arms, and kissed her. “I was struggling to get away,” she said.

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06/03/2022

Tactical team, not off-duty agent, killed Uvalde gunman - The Associated Press

CLAIM: The man who killed the gunman at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, was an off-duty Border Patrol agent who had a child and spouse inside the school. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.

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06/03/2022

Platinum Jubilee: Thanksgiving Service at St. Paul's Cathedral - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, joined other members of Britain’s royal family on Friday for a church service honoring Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne, making their first public appearance in the U.K.

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06/02/2022

Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee, in photos - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Four days of celebrations honoring Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne have kicked off with formal Platinum Jubilee celebrations. First came the Trooping the Color ceremony with horses.

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06/02/2022

Melatonin poisoning reports are up in kids, study says - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers are drawing attention to a rise in poisonings in children involving the sleep aid melatonin — including a big jump during the pandemic. Last year, U.S. poison control centers received more than 52,000 calls about children consuming…

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06/02/2022

Texas senator: School police chief didn't know of 911 calls - The Associated Press

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The commander at the scene of a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas , was not informed of panicked 911 calls coming from students trapped inside the building as the massacre unfolded, a Texas state senator said Thursday.

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06/02/2022

Fewer Americans apply for unemployment benefits last week - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week with the number of Americans collecting unemployment at historically low levels. Applications for unemployment benefits fell by 11,000 to 200,000 for the week ending May 28, the Labor Departm…

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06/02/2022

Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee: Day 1 - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Four days of celebrations honoring Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne kicked off Thursday with a display of British military traditions stretching from the days of horse and cannon to the jet age.

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06/02/2022

Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee: Day 1 - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Four days of celebrations honoring Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne kicked off Thursday with a display of British military traditions stretching from the days of horse and cannon to the jet age.

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06/01/2022

Novel genetic experiment shrinks tough-to-treat cancer - The Associated Press

In a novel experiment, a woman with advanced pancreatic cancer saw her tumors dramatically shrink after researchers in Oregon turbocharged her own immune cells, highlighting a possible new way to someday treat a variety of cancers.

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06/01/2022

Sheriff: Boy, 8, killed as man shoots randomly at cars - The Associated Press

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy visiting South Carolina from New Hampshire was shot and killed by a man randomly firing a gun at passing cars from woods near his house, authorities said. Quarius Naqua Dunham died Sunday, a day after he was struck in t…

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06/01/2022

Pressure growing to remove PFAS from fast food wrappers - The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Brenda Hampton first came across the toxic industrial compound PFAS after finding it was part of the cocktail of contaminants that tainted the drinking water in her North Alabama community.

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06/01/2022

Cosby faces sex abuse allegations again as civil trial opens - The Associated Press

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Bill Cosby will again be facing sex abuse allegations Wednesday as attorneys give opening statements in a civil trial that's one of the last remaining legal claims against the comedian.

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05/30/2022

Wreckage of plane with 22 on board found in Nepal mountains - The Associated Press

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The wreckage of a plane carrying 22 people that disappeared in Nepal's mountains was found Monday scattered on a mountainside, the army said. There was no word on survivors.

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05/28/2022

Children among 31 killed at church fair stampede in Nigeria - The Associated Press

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A stampede Saturday at a church charity event in southern Nigeria left 31 people dead and seven injured, police told The Associated Press, a shocking development at a program that aimed to offer hope to the needy.

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05/28/2022

Police inaction moves to center of Uvalde shooting probe - The Associated Press

The actions — or more notably, the inaction — of a school district police chief and other law enforcement officers moved swiftly to the center of the investigation into this week's shocking school shooting in Uvalde, Texas,

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05/28/2022

Weather's unwanted guest: Nasty La Nina keeps popping up - The Associated Press

Something weird is up with La Nina, the natural but potent weather event linked to more drought and wildfires in the western United States and more Atlantic hurricanes. It’s becoming the nation’s unwanted weather guest and meteorologists said the West’s megad…

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05/28/2022

Medicare recipients to see premium cut — but not until 2023 - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare recipients will get a premium reduction — but not until next year — reflecting what Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Friday was an overestimate in costs of covering an expensive and controversial new Alzheimer…

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05/27/2022

US wins latest legal battle to seize Russian yacht in Fiji - The Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The United States on Friday won the latest round of a legal battle to seize a $325-million Russian-owned superyacht in Fiji, with the case now appearing headed for the Pacific nation's top court.

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05/27/2022

Prepare for sticker shock if you are traveling this summer - The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines and tourist destinations are expecting monster crowds this summer as travel restrictions ease and pandemic fatigue overcomes lingering fear of contracting COVID-19 during travel.

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05/27/2022

NRA stages big gun show in Texas days after school massacre - The Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association begins its annual convention in Houston on Friday, and leaders of the powerful gun-rights lobbying group are gearing up to “reflect on” — and deflect any blame for — the deadly shooting earlier this week of 19 ch…

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05/27/2022

Parole recommended for California follower of Charles Manson - The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California parole panel recommended the release of Patricia Krenwinkel for the first time Thursday, more than five decades after she and other followers of cult leader Charles Manson terrorized the state and she wrote “Helter Skelt…

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05/26/2022

Kevin Spacey to face 4 sex assault charges in Britain - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors said Thursday they had authorized police to charge actor Kevin Spacey with four counts of sexual assault against three men, an announcement that came as the actor was in court in New York testifying in a different case.

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05/26/2022

More Memorial Day travel expected, despite high gas prices - The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To drive, or not to drive? This Memorial Day weekend, with surging gas prices that are redefining pain at the pump, that is the question for many Americans as a new COVID-19 surge also spreads across the country.

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05/26/2022

EXPLAINER: What's at stake for China on South Pacific visit? - The Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi is visiting the South Pacific with a 20-person delegation this week in a display of Beijing's growing military and diplomatic presence in the region.

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05/26/2022

Worry about stagflation, a flashback to '70s, begins to grow - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stagflation. It was the dreaded “S word” of the 1970s. For Americans of a certain age, it conjures memories of painfully long lines at gas stations, shuttered factories and President Gerald Ford’s much-ridiculed “Whip Inflation Now” buttons.

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05/26/2022

Big tech deals keep coming: Broadcom buys VMware for $61B - The Associated Press

Computer chip and software maker Broadcom will spend about $61 billion to acquire the cloud technology company VMware, one of the biggest deals of the year despite an environment of rising inflation and economic uncertainty.

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05/26/2022

US making COVID antiviral drug more available at test sites - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday announced more steps to make the antiviral treatment Paxlovid more accessible across the U.S.

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05/26/2022

'How to Murder Your Husband' writer found guilty of murder - The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury in Portland has convicted a self-published romance novelist — who once wrote an essay titled “How to Murder Your Husband” — of fatally shooting her husband four years ago.

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05/26/2022

Goodbye NYC; Estimates show big city losses, Sunbelt gains - The Associated Press

Ko Im always thought she would live in New York forever. She knew every corner of Manhattan and had worked hard to build a community of friends. Living in a small apartment, she found her attitude shifting early in the pandemic.

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05/25/2022

Will Congress act on guns after Sandy Hook, Buffalo, Uvalde? - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer swiftly set in motion a pair of background-check bills for gun buyers Wednesday in response to the school massacre in Texas. But the Democrat acknowledged Congress' unyielding rejection of previous legis…

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05/25/2022

Depp retakes witness stand, calls Heard's allegations insane - The Associated Press

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Johnny Depp called his ex-wife's accusations of sexual and physical abuse “insane” Wednesday as he returned to the witness stand in his libel suit against Amber Heard. “Ridiculous, humiliating, ludicrous, painful, savage, unbelievably…

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05/24/2022

Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band to tour in US, Europe - The Associated Press

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05/23/2022

Contractor quitting puts Shell in spotlight over climate - The Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — A longtime contractor for Shell has publicly called out the oil and gas company's climate plans, accusing the company of “double talk” by saying it wants to cut greenhouse gas emissions while working on tapping new sources of fossil fuel.

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05/23/2022

Theories emerge for mysterious liver illnesses in children - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials remain perplexed by mysterious cases of severe liver damage in hundreds of young children around the world. The best available evidence points to a fairly common stomach bug that isn't known to cause liver problems in otherwis…

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05/23/2022

Kim, other N. Koreans attend large funeral amid COVID worry - The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A huge number of North Koreans including leader Kim Jong Un attended a funeral for a top official, state media reported Monday, as the country maintained the much-disputed claim that its suspected coronavirus outbreak is subsiding.

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05/22/2022

Consumers defy inflation to support economy. For how long? - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — With prices across the economy — from food, gas and rent to cars, airfares and hotel rooms — soaring at their fastest pace in decades, you might think Americans would tap the brakes on spending.

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05/22/2022

Texas race tests abortion's resonance with Democratic voters - The Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — By the time Dr. Hector Gonzalez arrived in Laredo, Texas, in 2001, the last abortion clinic had already closed. He spent the next 20 years experiencing firsthand where the largely Hispanic and heavily Catholic community along the border wit…

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05/21/2022

Veering from Mad Max, George Miller debuts '3000 Years' - The Associated Press

CANNES, France (AP) — It's taken a lot of time and a good deal of yearning for Australian director George Miller to make “Three Thousand Years of Longing, " his long-awaited follow-up to “Mad Max: Fury Road."

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05/19/2022

Vangelis, the Greek 'Chariots of Fire' composer, dies at 79 - The Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Vangelis, the Greek electronic composer who wrote the unforgettable Academy Award-winning score for the film “Chariots of Fire” and music for dozens of other movies, documentaries and TV series, has died at 79.

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05/19/2022

Captive medic's bodycam shows firsthand horror of Mariupol - The Associated Press

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — A celebrated Ukrainian medic recorded her time in Mariupol on a data card no bigger than a thumbnail, smuggled out to the world in a tampon. Now she is in Russian hands, at a time when Mariupol itself is on the verge of falling.

Source: Associated Press

05/18/2022

Eric Clapton cancels shows after testing positive for COVID - The Associated Press

Eric Clapton, a critic of coronavirus vaccines and pandemic restrictions, has tested positive for COVID-19 and canceled two upcoming European gigs. Clapton’s upcoming shows in Zurich on Tuesday and Milan on Wednesday will be rescheduled, he announced on his F…

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05/18/2022

EU rushes out $300 billion roadmap to ditch Russian energy - The Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive arm moved Wednesday to jump-start plans for the 27-nation bloc to abandon Russian energy amid the Kremlin’s war in Ukraine , proposing a nearly 300 billion-euro ($315 billion) package that includes more efficient…

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05/17/2022

ABC tries something brave: drama with journalist as hero - The Associated Press

ABC is bringing actress Hilary Swank and the writer of the 2015 Oscar-winning film “Spotlight” together for a new drama about a journalist working in Alaska. The Thursday series “Alaska” headlines a fall schedule announced Tuesday that also includes an hourlo…

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05/17/2022

FAA to let United use jets grounded after engine failure - The Associated Press

Federal safety regulators have approved a path for United Airlines to resume using dozens of Boeing 777 jets that have been grounded since the engine on one plane blew apart over Denver last year. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed Tuesday that it …

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05/17/2022

Buffalo shooter's previous threat raises red-flag questions - The Associated Press

Less than a year before he was accused of opening fire and killing 10 people in a racist attack at a Buffalo, New York, grocery store, 18-year-old Payton Gendron was investigated for making a threatening statement at his high school.

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05/16/2022

Ban on protests in front of homes signed by Gov. DeSantis - The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Anyone who protests in front of a private residence in Florida can face jail time and fines under a bill Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Monday. The legislation makes it a second-degree misdemeanor to protest in a manner that is a…

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05/16/2022

UK officials: 4 men infected with "rare" monkeypox in London - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — British health authorities say they have identified four “rare and unusual” cases of the disease monkeypox among men who appear to have been infected in London and had no history of travel to the African countries where the smallpox-like disease…

Source: Associated Press

05/16/2022

Biden offers logistics support to ease formula shortage - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under fire from parents and politicians, President Joe Biden's administration on Monday is expected to announce an agreement to reopen the largest domestic manufacturing plant of infant formula and to ease import rules to allow supplies in f…

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05/16/2022

French carmaker Renault to sell Russian operations to Moscow - The Associated Press

Russia will take control of French car manufacturer Renault's operations in the country and resurrect a Soviet-era auto brand, officials said Monday, marking the first major nationalization of a foreign business since the war in Ukraine began.

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05/16/2022

McDonald's to sell its Russian business, try to keep workers - The Associated Press

More than three decades after it became the first American fast food restaurant to open in the Soviet Union, McDonald's said Monday that it has started the process of selling its business in Russia, another symbol of the country’s increasing isolation over it…

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05/16/2022

Lawyer charged with lying to FBI in Russia probe faces trial - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal trial begins Monday for a lawyer for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign who is accused of lying to the FBI as it investigated potential ties between Donald Trump and Russia in 2016.

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05/15/2022

'Hero' guard, church deacon among Buffalo shooting victims - The Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Aaron Salter was a beloved community member and security guard who knew the shoppers of Tops Friendly Market by name. When they came under attack from a gunman with a rifle, he quickly sprung into action to protect his community.

Source: Associated Press

05/15/2022

Pope rallies from knee pain to proclaim 10 new saints - The Associated Press

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis created 10 new saints on Sunday, rallying from knee pain that has forced him to use a wheelchair to preside over the first canonization ceremony at the Vatican in over two years.

Source: Associated Press

05/15/2022

'Reprehensible': Oz condemns GOP opponent's tweet on Islam - The Associated Press

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — Republican Senate hopeful Mehmet Oz is stepping up his criticism of far-right candidates in Pennsylvania who are gaining traction ahead of Tuesday's primary election.

Source: Associated Press

05/14/2022

Back to normal? Cannes Film Festival prepares to party - The Associated Press

After the 2020 Cannes Film Festival was canceled by the pandemic and the 2021 edition was scaled back — even kisses were forbade on the red carpet — the lavish French Riviera cinema soiree is set to return with a festival that promises to be something like …

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05/14/2022

As Musk buyout looms, Twitter searches for its soul - The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A toxic cesspool. A lifeline. A finger on the world's pulse. Twitter is all these things and more to its over 217 million users around the world — politicians, journalists, activists, celebrities, weirdos and normies, cat and dog lovers a…

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05/14/2022

4 Air Force cadets may not graduate due to vaccine refusal - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four cadets at the Air Force Academy may not graduate or be commissioned as military officers this month because they have refused the COVID-19 vaccine, and they may be required to pay back thousands of dollars in tuition costs, according to…

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05/14/2022

Bitcoin tumbles, a stablecoin plunges in wild week in crypto - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been a wild week in crypto, even by crypto standards. Bitcoin tumbled, stablecoins were anything but stable and one of the crypto industry's highest-profile companies lost a third of its market value.

Source: Associated Press

05/14/2022

House subpoenas its own, grave new norm after Jan. 6 attack - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Jan. 6 committee’s remarkable decision to subpoena House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other congressional Republicans over the insurrection at the Capitol is as rare as the deadly riot itself, deepening the acrimony and distrust a…

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05/13/2022

Biden names envoy to SE Asia bloc, stressing US attention - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday announced he's nominating one of his top national security aides as ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, aiming to underscore his administration's commitment to the Pacific region.

Source: Associated Press

05/13/2022

Israeli police beat pallbearers at journalist's funeral - The Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli riot police on Friday pushed and beat pallbearers at the funeral for slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, causing them to briefly drop the casket in a shocking start to a procession that turned into perhaps the largest displ…

Source: Associated Press

05/13/2022

Actor Fred Ward, of 'Tremors,' 'The Right Stuff' fame, dies - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Fred Ward, a veteran actor who brought a gruff tenderness to tough-guy roles in such films as “The Right Stuff,” “The Player” and “Tremors,” has died. He was 79. Ward died Sunday, his publicist Ron Hofmann said Friday.

Source: Associated Press

05/13/2022

Moon goes blood red this weekend: 'Eclipse for the Americas' - The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A total lunar eclipse will grace the night skies this weekend, providing longer than usual thrills for stargazers across North and South America. The celestial action unfolds Sunday night into early Monday morning, with the moon ba…

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05/13/2022

Russia takes losses in failed river crossing, officials say - The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces suffered heavy losses in a Ukrainian attack that destroyed a pontoon bridge they were using to try to cross a river in the east, Ukrainian and British officials said in another sign of Moscow's struggle to salvage a war gon…

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05/13/2022

A trifle for the queen: UK unveils Jubilee pudding winner - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — It’s not just a trifle. It’s history. A 31-year-old copywriter's seven-layer lemon Swiss roll and amaretti trifle beat 5,000 desserts in a U.K.-wide competition to become the official pudding — or dessert, if you’re not British — of the Queen’s …

Source: Associated Press

05/13/2022

US Army identifies soldier who died after Alaska bear attack - The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Army on Thursday identified the soldier who died this week of injuries sustained during a bear attack in a military training area in Alaska. The Army in a statement said Staff Sgt.

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05/13/2022

Powell: 'Soft' economic landing may be out of Fed's control - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, fresh off winning Senate confirmation for a second term earlier in the day, acknowledged for the first time Thursday that high inflation and economic weakness overseas could thwart his efforts to avoid …

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05/12/2022

Crypto meltdown prompts Yellen to call for new regulation - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, responding to the recent sharp decline in the value of cryptocurrencies, said Thursday that additional federal regulation was needed to respond to the wave of speculative investment in the currency whose secr…

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05/12/2022

First image of black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy captured - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world got a look Thursday at the first wild but fuzzy image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy, with astronomers calling it a “gentle giant" on a near-starvation diet.

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05/12/2022

Mercedes recalls 292K vehicles to fix problem with brakes - The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Mercedes-Benz is telling the owners of more than 292,000 vehicles in the U.S. to stop driving them due to a problem that could cause the brakes to fail. The German automaker is recalling the vehicles and says it will offer free towing so the ow…

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05/11/2022

Senate approves Lisa Cook as first Black woman to Fed post - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed economist Lisa Cook on Tuesday to serve on the Federal Reserve's board of governors, making her the first Black woman to do so in the institution's 108-year history.

Source: Associated Press

05/11/2022

Jokic's NBA MVP a win for hoops-crazed nations outside US - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Maybe it’s the ćevapi, or the souvlaki, or the mbanga soup. Whatever it is, there’s no denying the tinge of international flavor when it comes to the NBA elite with Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic winning the league’s MVP award for a second s…

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05/11/2022

US casinos had best month ever in March, winning $5.3B - The Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Inflation may be soaring, supply chains remain snarled and the coronavirus just won't go away, but America's casinos are humming right along, recording the best month in their history in March.

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05/11/2022

Most Great Barrier Reef coral studied this year was bleached - The Associated Press

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — More than 90% of Great Barrier Reef coral surveyed this year was bleached in the fourth such mass event in seven years in the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem, Australian government scientists said.

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05/10/2022

Shanghai re-tightens on COVID, frustrating trapped residents - The Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — The city of Shanghai is doubling down on pandemic restrictions after a brief period of loosening up, frustrating residents who were hoping a more than monthlong lockdown was finally easing as the number of new cases falls in China's financial c…

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05/10/2022

Marcos presidency complicates US efforts to counter China - The Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s apparent landslide victory in the Philippine presidential election is giving rise to immediate concerns about a further erosion of democracy in the region, and could complicate American efforts to blunt grow…

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05/09/2022

EXPLAINER: Recession fears grow. But how high is the risk? - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation is at a 40-year high. Stock prices are sinking. The Federal Reserve is making borrowing much costlier. And the economy actually shrank in the first three months of this year.

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05/09/2022

Hip to be smart: 'Jeopardy' savors run of super champions - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — As Mattea Roach , Amy Schneider and Matt Amodio can attest, it's cool to be smart again.

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05/09/2022

Russian ambassador to Poland hit with red paint - The Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Russia's ambassador to Poland was splattered with red paint thrown at him by protesters opposed to the war in Ukraine , preventing him from paying respects on Monday at a Warsaw cemetery to Red Army soldiers who died during World War II.

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05/09/2022

Chef Mario Batali on trial in Boston sexual misconduct case - The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Celebrity chef Mario Batali’s pandemic-delayed trial on sexual misconduct allegations opens Monday in Boston. Batali pleaded not guilty to a charge of indecent assault and battery in 2019, stemming from accusations that he forcibly kissed and g…

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05/09/2022

White House says internet providers to discount fee for poor - The Associated Press

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Biden administration announced on Monday that 20 internet companies have agreed to provide discounted service to people with low incomes, a program that could effectively make tens of millions of households eligible for free servic…

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05/09/2022

"Everything shook": Last civilians leave Ukraine steel mill - The Associated Press

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Pale and drawn, the last civilians sheltering in bunkers beneath a sprawling steel mill in the decimated Ukrainian port city of Mariupol arrived late Sunday night in Zaporizhzhia, the first major Ukrainian city beyond the frontlin…

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05/08/2022

Havana hotel death toll at 30 as dogs search for survivors - The Associated Press

HAVANA (AP) — Search crews with dogs on Sunday hunted through the ruins of a luxury hotel in Cuba’s capital for survivors of a devastating explosion while officials raised the number of known dead to 30.

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05/08/2022

Georgia nuclear plant's cost now forecast to top $30 billion - The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — A nuclear power plant being built in Georgia is now projected to cost its owners more than $30 billion. A financial report from one of the owners on Friday clearly pushed the cost of Plant Vogtle near Augusta past that milestone, bringing its t…

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05/08/2022

Live updates | Canada's Trudeau in Ukraine to offer support - The Associated Press

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine — More than 170 people have been evacuated from the Ukrainian city of Mariupol after weeks of shelling and fighting as Russia attempts to take over the port city. That’s according to a Sunday statement by Osnat Lubrani, the United Nation…

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05/08/2022

Dictator's son, rights lawyer vie for Philippine presidency - The Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than three decades after a largely peaceful “People Power” revolt overthrew Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, his son and namesake has emerged as the top contender in Monday’s presidential election based on most voter-prefe…

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05/08/2022

Beijing loyalist John Lee elected as Hong Kong's next leader - The Associated Press

HONG KONG (AP) — John Lee, a hard-line security chief who oversaw a crackdown on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, was elected as the city’s next leader on Sunday in a vote cast by a largely pro-Beijing committee.

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05/08/2022

Judge rejects Trump lawsuit challenging ban from Twitter - The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A San Francisco judge tossed out former President Donald Trump’s lawsuit challenging his permanent ban from Twitter. U.S. District Judge James Donato said Friday that Trump failed to show Twitter violated his First Amendment right to free s…

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05/07/2022

He said, she said: Accounts from Depp and Heard rarely match - The Associated Press

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — There's not much room for middle ground in the testimony thus far from Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in Depp's libel suit against his ex-wife. One of them is lying. Heard has not yet finished telling the jury her side of things.

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05/07/2022

Afghanistan's Taliban order women to cover up head to toe - The Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers on Saturday ordered all Afghan women to wear head-to-toe clothing in public — a sharp, hard-line pivot that confirmed the worst fears of rights activists and was bound to further complicate Taliban dealin…

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05/07/2022

Sinn Fein set for first win in Northern Ireland election - The Associated Press

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein was widely expected to become the largest group in the Northern Ireland Assembly for the first time, giving it the right to the post of first minister in Belfast, as vote-counting in this week…

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05/07/2022

Desperate search for survivors in Cuba hotel blast; 26 dead - The Associated Press

HAVANA (AP) — Relatives of the missing in Cuba’s capital desperately searched Saturday for victims of an explosion at one of Havana's most luxurious hotels that killed at least 26 people. They checked the morgue, hospitals and if unsuccessful, they returned t…

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05/07/2022

UN council backs UN chief's peace effort in its first action - The Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted its first statement on Ukraine since Russia’s military action began on Feb. 24, expressing “strong support” for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ efforts to find a peaceful soluti…

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05/07/2022

Feds accuse Starbucks of unfair labor practices in Buffalo - The Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Federal labor officials filed a sweeping complaint Friday accusing Starbucks of unfair labor practices at its stores in Buffalo, New York, including retaliation against pro-union employees.

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05/06/2022

Dozens more civilians rescued from Ukrainian steel plant - The Associated Press

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Dozens more civilians were rescued Friday from the tunnels under the besieged steel mill where Ukrainian fighters in Mariupol have been making their last stand to prevent Moscow's complete takeover of the strategically important p…

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05/06/2022

Brittney Griner detained in Russia as Mercury opens season - The Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) — The purple-and-orange throng snaked its way through the maze of barricades that fill downtown Phoenix these days, excitement growing with each step toward the Footprint Center. Their voices, no longer drowned out by traffic and tractors, creat…

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05/06/2022

Tesla covers travel costs for workers seeking abortions - The Associated Press

Tesla is covering travel costs for employees seeking out-of-state abortions, joining the ranks of major companies who’ve introduced a similar policy to benefit workers affected by new restrictions in the past few months.

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05/06/2022

Morning jolt? Swiss find cocaine stash amid coffee bean bags - The Associated Press

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss police say an investigation is underway after workers at a Nespresso factory in western Switzerland found 500 kilograms (over 1,100 pounds) of cocaine, with a street value of $50 million, as they unloaded coffee beans that had arrived by t…

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05/06/2022

UK Conservatives lose London strongholds, in blow to Johnson - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s governing Conservatives suffered local election losses in their few London strongholds, according to results announced Friday that will pile more pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson amid ethics scandals and a worsening economic pi…

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05/06/2022

Man charged for opening door, walking on wing as jet taxis - The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — A man opened an emergency exit of a United Airlines jet, walked onto a wing as the plane taxied at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and jumped onto the tarmac early Thursday, police said.

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05/06/2022

Virus found in pig heart used in human transplant - The Associated Press

Researchers trying to learn what killed the first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig have discovered the organ harbored an animal virus but cannot yet say if it played any role in the man’s death.

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05/05/2022

Live updates | Pentagon: most Russian forces left Mariupol - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says the majority of Russian forces that had been around the port city of Mariupol have left and headed north, leaving roughly the equivalent of two battalion tactical groups there, or about 2,000 troops.

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05/04/2022

2022 AP Summer Movie Preview - The Associated Press

This summer at the movies, Tom Cruise is back in the cockpit behind those iconic aviators. Doctors Grant, Sattler and Ian Malcolm are returning for another round with the dinosaurs. Natalie Portman is picking up Thor’s hammer.

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05/04/2022

California moves to embrace cryptocurrency and regulate it - The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California, which has a economy larger than all but four countries and where much of the world's technological innovation is born, on Wednesday became the first state to formally begin examining how to broadly adapt to cryptocurrency…

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05/04/2022

Intuit to pay $141M settlement over 'free' TurboTax ads - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The company behind the TurboTax tax-filing program will pay $141 million to customers across the United States who were deceived by misleading promises of free tax-filing services, New York's attorney general announced Wednesday.

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05/04/2022

Dolly Parton, Eminem, Richie get into Rock Hall of Fame - The Associated Press

Eminem, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, Eurythmics, Duran Duran and Pat Benatar have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a list that also includes Dolly Parton, who initially resisted the honor.

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05/04/2022

Carnival Cruise Ship passengers say COVID overwhelmed ship - The Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) — Passengers on a Carnival Cruise Ship that docked Tuesday in Seattle say more than 100 people aboard the ship tested positive for COVID-19 and the ship was overwhelmed. Multiple people say they’re in quarantine at Seattle-area hotels after test…

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05/04/2022

North Korea fires ballistic missile amid rising animosities - The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea launched a ballistic missile toward its eastern waters on Wednesday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, days after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to speed up the development of his nuclear weapons “at the fa…

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05/03/2022

Defense leaders say Russia learning from mistakes in Ukraine - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has learned a great deal about Russian military shortfalls and capabilities in the first two months of the war in Ukraine , top Pentagon leaders told Congress Tuesday.

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05/03/2022

Live updates: Supreme Court's abortion draft ruling - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — If the U.S. Supreme Court follows through on overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, it would immediately split the country into states with abortion access and those that outlaw it.

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05/03/2022

Slovakia, Hungary won't back EU sanctions on Russian energy - The Associated Press

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Slovakia and Hungary said Tuesday that they will not support sanctions against Russian energy that the European Union is preparing over the war in Ukraine , saying they are too reliant on those supplies and there are no immediate alte…

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05/03/2022

US official: Russia plans to annex parts of eastern Ukraine - The Associated Press

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Russia plans to annex much of eastern Ukraine later this month, a senior U.S. official warned, and the Mariupol steel mill that is the city’s last stronghold of resistance came under renewed assault a day after the first evacuatio…

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05/03/2022

Met Gala moment | Kim Kardashian channels Marilyn Monroe - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian went for classic and iconic at the Met Gala, once again breaking the internet by donning one of Marilyn Monroe's most famous looks. By tracking her whereabouts from paparazzi photos and scanning recent interviews, social media u…

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05/03/2022

Body in barrel exposed as level of Nevada's Lake Mead drops - The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A body inside a barrel was found over the weekend on the the newly exposed bottom of Nevada's Lake Mead as drought depletes one of the largest U.S. reservoirs — and officials predicted the discovery could be just the first of more grim finds.

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05/02/2022

Trump's bid to shape GOP faces test with voters in May races - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump 's post-presidency enters a new phase this month as voters across the U.S. begin weighing the candidates he elevated to pursue a vision of a Republican Party steeped in hard-line populism, culture wars and denial of his loss in t…

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05/02/2022

Sneakers, elastic pants: People alter office wear amid COVID - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Blazers in knit fabrics, pants with drawstrings or elastic waists, and polo shirts as the new button-down. Welcome to the post-pandemic dress code for the office. After working remotely in sweats and yoga pants for two years, many Americans a…

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05/01/2022

En plein air: NYC aims to keep outdoor lifestyle post-virus - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — As COVID-19 ravaged New York City, virus-wary denizens locked out of indoor public places poured into the streets, sidewalks and parks. They dined with friends in outdoor sheds hastily erected by restaurants, and went to health classes, concer…

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04/30/2022

Naomi Judd, of Grammy-winning duo The Judds, dies at 76 - The Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Naomi Judd, the Kentucky-born singer of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, has died. She was 76. The daughters announced her death on Saturday in a statement provided to The Associated Press.

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04/30/2022

Foreign ballet dancers leave Russia over war with Ukraine - The Associated Press

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Ballet dancers Adrian Blake Mitchell and Andrea Lassakova moved to Russia years ago to chase their dream of performing with the best in a country where people live and breathe ballet.

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04/30/2022

First 'Jeopardy!' Gen Z super champ's streak hits 19 games - The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reigning “Jeopardy!” champion Mattea Roach represents a new generation of the quiz show's all-star players. As of Friday, the 23-year-old Canadian has won 19 games and amassed $469,184 in prize money, putting her among the top 10 contestant…

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04/29/2022

Ford recalls Explorer SUVs that can roll away while in park - The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than a quarter-million Explorer SUVs in the U.S. because they can roll away unexpectedly while shifted into park. The recall covers certain 2020 through 2022 Explorers with 2.3-liter engines, as well as 3-liter …

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04/29/2022

'Carpool Karaoke' king James Corden leaving late-night show - The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Corden said he will be bowing out of his late-night CBS TV show next year, calling it a “good time to move on and see what else might be out there.” Corden announced his decision during the taping of Thursday's “The Late Late Show,” …

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04/29/2022

Musk sells $4B in Tesla shares, presumably for Twitter deal - The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Elon Musk has sold 4.4 million shares of Tesla stock worth roughly $4 billion, most likely to help fund his purchase of Twitter. Musk reported the sale in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday.

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04/28/2022

Hong Kong actor Kenneth Tsang dies in quarantine hotel - The Associated Press

HONG KONG (AP) — Veteran Hong Kong actor Kenneth Tsang has died while in a COVID-19 quarantine hotel in the southern Chinese city, local media reported. Tsang was best known internationally for his action roles in the 2002 James Bond film “Die Another Day,” J…

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04/28/2022

Astroworld movie set for release despite lawyers' concerns - The Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) — The experiences of panicked concertgoers who couldn’t breathe and had no clear path to escape a massive crowd surge at last year’s deadly Astroworld music festival in Houston are featured in a documentary set for release Friday.

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04/28/2022

US economy shrinks, threats loom, but growth likely to last - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy shrank in the first three months of the year, and faces threats from high inflation and rising interest rates , yet economists foresee a return to growth for the rest of 2022 based on the strength of the job market and cons…

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04/28/2022

Once Wall Street's stars, Big Tech falls back to Earth - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — After years of screaming higher, almost regardless of what the economy was doing, tech-oriented stocks are tanking and dragging down the rest of Wall Street. Many of these high-profile companies are still making billions of dollars in profits,…

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04/28/2022

A chilling Russian cyber aim in Ukraine: Digital dossiers - The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Russia's relentless digital assaults on Ukraine may have caused less damage than many anticipated.

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04/28/2022

EXPLAINER: Will a Russian prisoner exchange impact Griner? - The Associated Press

Brittney Griner remains detained in Russia and it's unclear how an unexpected prisoner exchange between the United States and Russia that freed marine veteran Trevor Reed on Wednesday will affect the status of the WNBA star.

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04/27/2022

UK: Allies must 'double down' and send Ukraine tanks, jets - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s top diplomat called Wednesday for Western allies to send tanks, warplanes and other heavy weapons to Ukraine, saying fears of escalating the war were misplaced and “inaction would be the greatest provocation.”

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04/27/2022

Twitter abuse victims fear Musk's plans, but may not quit - The Associated Press

Perhaps no group of people is more alarmed about Elon Musk's apparent plan to make Twitter a free speech free-for-all than those most likely to be targeted for harassment: women, racial minorities and other marginalized groups.

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04/27/2022

Major Japan railway now powered only by renewable energy - The Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo's Shibuya is famed for its Scramble Crossing, where crowds of people crisscross the intersection in a scene symbolizing urban Japan’s congestion and anonymity. It may have added another boasting right.

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04/26/2022

Kim Kardashian testifies, causes stir at 'Blac Chyna' trial - The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Kardashian testified Tuesday that she had no memory of making any attempt to kill the reality show that starred her brother Rob Kardashian and his then-fiancée Blac Chyna. But she acknowledged demanding that Chyna be kept off of “Keepin…

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04/26/2022

Russia removed as host of 2023 worlds in men's ice hockey - The Associated Press

ZURICH (AP) — Russia was removed Tuesday as host of the 2023 world championship in men’s ice hockey that was to be played in Vladimir Putin’s home city St. Petersburg. Citing “concern for the safety and well-being of all participating players, officials, medi…

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04/26/2022

Putin gets what he didn't want: Ukraine army closer to West - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The longer Ukraine's army fends off the invading Russians, the more it absorbs the advantages of Western weaponry and training — exactly the transformation President Vladimir Putin wanted to prevent by invading in the first place.

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04/25/2022

Jon Stewart to receive Mark Twain Prize for American humor - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jon Stewart, accepting the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, warned Sunday night that speculation about the future of comedy amid increased audience cultural sensitivity was ignoring a true and enduring threat: authoritar…

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04/24/2022

China promotes coal in setback for efforts to cut emissions - The Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — China is promoting coal-fired power as the ruling Communist Party tries to revive a sluggish economy, prompting warnings Beijing is setting back efforts to cut climate-changing carbon emissions from the biggest global source.

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04/23/2022

Fires hit Southwest, New Mexico's season 'dangerously early' - The Associated Press

New Mexico faces a long and potentially devastating wildfire season, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Saturday, as Southwestern wildfires cause destruction and force people from their homes. Hundreds of structures were lost in a growing number of wind-driven…

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04/23/2022

French election: Macron in pole position, Le Pen racing hard - The Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is in the pole position to win reelection Sunday in the country's presidential runoff, yet his lead over far-right rival Marine Le Pen depends on one major uncertainty: voters who could decide to stay home .

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04/21/2022

UK patient had COVID-19 for 505 days straight, study shows - The Associated Press

A U.K. patient with a severely weakened immune system had COVID-19 for almost a year and a half, scientists reported, underscoring the importance of protecting vulnerable people from the coronavirus.

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04/21/2022

Nicolas Cage faces off with a new foe: himself - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — “Metropolis.” Bruce Lee. Woody Woodpecker. A pet cobra. All of these things have been inspirations behind Nicolas Cage performances — sometimes private homages that the actor has used like blueprints to build some of his most exaggerated, erra…

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04/21/2022

Fewest Americans collecting jobless aid since 1970 - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for unemployment benefits inched down last week as the total number of Americans collecting aid fell to its lowest level in more than 50 years. Jobless claims fell by 2,000 to 184,000 last week, the Labor Department said Thursda…

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04/21/2022

EXPLAINER: What's the impact if Europe cuts off Russian oil? - The Associated Press

Europe is struggling to find ways to stop paying Russia $850 million a day for energy and hit the Kremlin's finances over its invasion of Ukraine .

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04/21/2022

EXPLAINER: How cryptocurrencies work (and how they don't) - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The first and most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin, launched more than a decade ago. Yet for all the relentless buzz , relatively few are well versed in cryptocurrencies or the blockchain, the technology on which they're built.

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04/21/2022

New Mexico fines film company over Alec Baldwin shooting - The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico workplace safety regulators on Wednesday issued the maximum possible fine of nearly $137,000 against a film production company for firearms safety failures on the set of “Rust” where actor and producer Alec Baldwin fatally sho…

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04/20/2022

Mega dance company bred culture of sex, silence, dancers say - The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Every year, one of the world’s leading dance competition companies sells the dream of Hollywood fame to hundreds of thousands of ambitious young dancers hoping to launch careers on television, in movies and on stage.

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04/20/2022

Michelle Yeoh shows Asian immigrant women are 'Everything' - The Associated Press

Michelle Yeoh was adamant about one script change before committing to “Everything Everywhere All At Once." The main character's name had to go.

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04/19/2022

NJ diocese agrees to $87.5M deal to settle sex abuse suits - The Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Catholic diocese has agreed to pay $87.5 million to settle claims involving clergy sex abuse with some 300 alleged victims in one of the largest cash settlements involving the Catholic church in the United States.

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04/19/2022

Johnson says sorry for partygate as critics prep censure bid - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing British lawmakers on Tuesday for the first time since he was fined by police for attending a birthday party in his office that broke coronavirus lockdown rules.

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04/19/2022

Autopsy shows Patrick Lyoya shot in head by Michigan cop - The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — An independent autopsy confirms that Patrick Lyoya was shot in the back of the head by a Michigan police officer while facedown on the ground, lawyers for the Black man's family said Tuesday.

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04/19/2022

J&J suspends COVID-19 vaccine sales forecast - The Associated Press

Johnson & Johnson is suspending sales forecasts for its COVID-19 vaccine only a few months after saying the shot could bring in as much as $3.5 billion this year. A global supply surplus and uncertainty about future demand — fueled in part by vaccine hesitanc…

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04/19/2022

Moderna announces step toward updating COVID shots for fall - The Associated Press

Moderna hopes to offer updated COVID-19 boosters in the fall that combine its original vaccine with protection against the omicron variant. On Tuesday, it reported a preliminary hint that such an approach might work.

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04/18/2022

TV's 'black-ish' ends 8-season run with legacy, fans secure - The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A surprise awaited “black-ish” creator Kenya Barris and his family on a 2016 visit to the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington: An exhibit on the TV series was on display.

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04/18/2022

Migrant crossings spike as US plans to lift curb on asylum - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Migrants attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border at the highest level in two decades as the U.S. prepares for even larger numbers with the expected lifting of a pandemic-era order that turned away asylum seekers .

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04/18/2022

Doctors suggest new names for low-grade prostate cancer - The Associated Press

A cancer diagnosis is scary. Some doctors say it’s time to rename low-grade prostate cancer to eliminate the alarming C-word. Cancer cells develop in nearly all prostates as men age, and most prostate cancers are harmless.

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04/18/2022

Shanghai quarantine: 24-hour lights, no hot showers - The Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — Beibei sleeps beside thousands of strangers in rows of cots in a high-ceilinged exhibition center. The lights stay on all night, and the 30-year-old real estate saleswoman has yet to find a hot shower.

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04/17/2022

US rocked by 3 mass shootings during Easter weekend; 2 dead - The Associated Press

HAMPTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina are investigating a shooting at a nightclub early Sunday that wounded at least nine people. It was the second mass shooting in the state and the third in the nation during the Easter holiday weekend.

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04/17/2022

WNBA players say life in Russia was lucrative but lonely - The Associated Press

For the elite athletes in the WNBA, spending the offseason playing in Russia can mean earning more money than they can make back home — sometimes even two or three times as much. But those who have done that also describe the loneliness of being away from fam…

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04/17/2022

'This land is in blood': A Ukraine village digs up the dead - The Associated Press

MYKULYCHI, Ukraine (AP) — On a quiet street lined with walnut trees was a cemetery with four bodies that hadn't yet found a home. All were victims of Russian soldiers in this village outside Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv.

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04/17/2022

Police arrest suspect in South Carolina mall shooting - The Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting at a busy shopping mall in South Carolina’s capital on Saturday that left 14 people injured. Columbia Police Chief W.H.

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04/16/2022

Crews fight New Mexico fires as some evacuations lift - The Associated Press

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have lifted some evacuation orders for a mountain community in drought-stricken southern New Mexico as firefighters worked Saturday to contain a wind-driven blaze that killed two people and destroyed over 200 homes.

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04/16/2022

Ukraine war far from over as Russia renews strikes in Kyiv - The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces accelerated scattered attacks on Kyiv, western Ukraine and beyond Saturday in an explosive reminder to Ukrainians and their Western supporters that the whole country remains under threat despite Moscow's pivot toward mount…

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04/15/2022

In NCAA women's gymnastics, a Texas-sized hole - The Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Ragan Smith did not lack options when it came to choosing a college, as tends to happen when you're an elite gymnast with a national title on your resume.

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04/15/2022

New Mexico village seeks prayers as deadly wildfire rages - The Associated Press

With towering pine trees and cool mountain breezes, a pocket of southern New Mexico draws thousands of tourists and horse racing fans every summer. It's also a community that knows how devastating wildfires can be.

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04/15/2022

Police: More than 900 civilian bodies found in Kyiv region - The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The bodies of more than 900 civilians have been discovered in the region surrounding the Ukrainian capital following Russia's withdrawal — most of them fatally shot, police said Friday, an indication that many people were "simply executed…

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04/15/2022

Russia loses warship, says attacks on Kyiv will increase - The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia’s Defense Ministry promised Friday to ramp up missile attacks on the Ukrainian capital in response to Ukraine’s alleged aggression on Russian territory, an ominous warning that followed Moscow's stinging symbolic loss of its navy'…

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04/13/2022

Battle over carbon capture as tool to fight climate change - The Associated Press

Polly Glover realized her son had asthma when he was nine months old. Now 26, he carries an inhaler in his pocket whenever he’s out and about in Prairieville, Louisiana, part of Ascension Parish. “He probably needs to leave Ascension quite frankly,” Glover sa…

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04/12/2022

NY lieutenant governor resigns after arrest in federal probe - The Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin resigned Tuesday in the wake of his arrest in a federal corruption investigation, creating a political crisis for Gov. Kathy Hochul seven months after she selected Benjamin as a partner to make a fresh star…

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04/12/2022

What do we know about “stealth omicron" so far? - The Associated Press

What do we know about “stealth omicron" so far? It's an extra-contagious version of the omicron variant , but it doesn’t seem to cause more severe disease.

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04/12/2022

Mayor: 10000 dead in Ukraine's Mariupol and toll could rise - The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Vladimir Putin vowed Tuesday that Russia's bloody offensive in Ukraine would continue until its goals are fulfilled and insisted the campaign was going as planned, despite a major withdrawal in the face of stiff Ukrainian opposition and s…

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04/12/2022

Sticker shock: March inflation likely set new 40-year high - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — With ever-rising costs for food, gasoline, housing and other necessities squeezing consumers and threatening the economy, inflation in the United States likely set yet another four-decade high in March.

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04/12/2022

Mayor: More than 10000 civilians dead in Ukraine port city - The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Corpses are now “carpeted through the streets” of Mariupol after Russian troops killed more than 10,000 civilians over the past six weeks in their unsuccessful fight to capture the strategic southern port, the mayor said, while Western po…

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04/11/2022

Etsy sellers protest fees by halting their sales for a week - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Some vendors on Etsy say they are halting sales of their items on the site for a week to protest a hike in the fees the crafts e-commerce marketplace charges them. Starting Monday, Etsy sellers must pay a 6.5% commission on each transaction, u…

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04/11/2022

Mariupol mayor says siege has killed more than 10K civilians - The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The mayor of the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol said Monday that more than 10,000 civilians have died in the Russian siege of his city, and that the death toll could surpass 20,000, with corpses that were “carpeted through the streets.”

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04/11/2022

Can cancer blood tests live up to promise of saving lives? - The Associated Press

Joyce Ares had just turned 74 and was feeling fine when she agreed to give a blood sample for research. So she was surprised when the screening test came back positive for signs of cancer. After a repeat blood test, a PET scan and a needle biopsy, she was dia…

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04/11/2022

Biden, Modi to speak as US presses for hard line on Russia - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to speak with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday as he presses world leaders to take a hard line against Russia's Ukraine invasion. India's neutral stance in the war has <a href=", which has already been…

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04/10/2022

US official: Russia appoints new Ukraine war commander - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — After its striking post-invasion setbacks, Russia has appointed a new Ukraine war commander, a U.S. official said Sunday. Russia has turned to Gen. Alexander Dvornikov, 60, one of Russia’s most experienced military officers and — according …

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04/09/2022

S&P downgrade indicates Russia headed for historic default - The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — The credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's has downgraded its assessment of Russia’s ability to repay foreign debt, signaling rising prospects that Moscow will soon default on external loans for the first time in more than a century.

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04/09/2022

Whitmer kidnap plot: 2 men acquitted, hung jury for 2 more - The Associated Press

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A jury on Friday acquitted two men of all charges in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov.

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04/08/2022

Live Updates | Ruble on mend, Russia bank cuts interest rate - The Associated Press

LVIV, Ukraine — The governor of Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region says the death toll from a missile strike on a rail station in the eastern town of Kramatorsk has risen to 50, including five children.

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04/08/2022

'Get used to it': Outbreaks give taste of living with virus - The Associated Press

The U.S. is getting a first glimpse of what it’s like to experience COVID-19 outbreaks during this new phase of living with the virus, and the roster of the newly infected is studded with stars. Cabinet members, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Broadway actors …

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04/07/2022

Kelly on leaving Irish for LSU: 'We were on different paths' - The Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — On the first floor of the LSU Football Operations Center, left of the front desk, is the performance nutrition center.

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04/06/2022

Kansas' victory most-viewed men's title game on cable TV - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas' comeback victory over North Carolina to win the NCAA basketball championship was the most-viewed men's title game on cable television. The Jayhawks' 72-69 win averaged 18.1 million viewers on TBS, TNT and truTV.

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04/05/2022

US pulls GSK's COVID drug as omicron sibling dominates cases - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — GlaxoSmithKline’s IV drug for COVID-19 should no longer be used because it is likely ineffective against the omicron subvariant that now accounts for most U.S. cases, federal health regulators said Tuesday.

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04/05/2022

More delays for NASA's moon rocket test, fueling stalled - The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s dress rehearsal for its mega moon rocket is off until at least this weekend because of a pair of technical problems that kept stalling a fueling test. Launch managers tried twice — once Sunday and again Monday — to load near…

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04/04/2022

'Green steel' heating up in Sweden's frozen north - The Associated Press

LULEA, Sweden (AP) — For hundreds of years, raging blast furnaces — fed with coking coal — have forged steel used in cars, railways, bridges and skyscrapers. But the puffs of coal-fired smoke are a big source of carbon dioxide, the heat-trapping gas that’s dr…

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04/04/2022

2022 Grammys fashion: Live updates from red carpet - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Bright pink and all-over metallics were the fashion stories of the Grammys red carpet led by Saweetie in fuchsia Valentino and Tiffany Haddish in sparkling one-shoulder Prada as the music crowd did Las Vegas proud with a show of wild, whims…

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04/03/2022

Russia war could further escalate auto prices and shortages - The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — BMW has halted production at two German factories. Mercedes is slowing work at its assembly plants. Volkswagen, warning of production stoppages, is looking for alternative sources for parts.

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04/03/2022

Applebee's franchisee worker fired over leaked email - The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Applebee's has confirmed that an employee of a Missouri-based franchisee has been fired after sending an email speculating that high gas prices and the end of pandemic stimulus money would force employees to work longer hours for lower…

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04/03/2022

Afghanistan's Taliban announce ban on poppy production - The Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban announced a ban Sunday on poppy production, even as farmers across the country began harvesting the bright red flower that produces the opium used to make heroin.

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04/03/2022

Ukraine documents alleged atrocities by retreating Russians - The Associated Press

BUCHA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops are finding brutalized bodies and widespread destruction in suburbs of the capital as Russian soldiers withdraw and Moscow focuses its attacks elsewhere, including missile strikes Sunday that targeted fuel and ammunition…

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04/02/2022

AP PHOTOS on Day 38: Retreating troops leave devastation - The Associated Press

In the Kyiv suburb of Bucha, civilians cheer as a convoy arrives bringing aid, including food, to an area that had been occupied by Russian troops. A Ukrainian soldier checks the body of a man dressed in civilian clothes for possible booby traps left by retre…

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04/02/2022

Ex-UN prosecutor urges global arrest warrant for Putin - The Associated Press

GENEVA (AP) — The former chief prosecutor of United Nations war crimes tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda has called for an international arrest warrant to be issued for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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04/02/2022

EXPLAINER: What's next for Europe's natural gas during war? - The Associated Press

Russian President Vladimir Putin is demanding payment in rubles for natural gas — or else. Germany is talking about gas rationing in case of a cutoff. Prices for the fuel used to heat homes, generate electricity and power industry are through the roof.

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03/31/2022

Actor Ezra Miller ordered to stay away from Hawaii couple - The Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii judge has granted a couple's request for a temporary restraining order against Ezra Miller, an actor known for playing “The Flash" in “Justice League” films. The couple filed a petition for a temporary restraining order Tuesday, alleg…

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03/31/2022

LSU's Kim Mulkey wins AP Coach of the Year for third time - The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kim Mulkey knew she had a rebuilding project when she took over as coach of LSU this season. The longtime Baylor coach quickly was able to orchestrate an incredible turnaround for the Tigers, who won 26 games — 17 more than last season.

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03/31/2022

LSU's Kim Mulkey wins Associated Press Coach of the Year for third time

LSU's Kim Mulkey has been honored as The Associated Press women's basketball Coach of the Year, the third time she has won the award.

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03/30/2022

Arizona governor signs bills limiting abortion, trans rights - The Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s Republican governor signed a series of bills Wednesday targeting abortion and transgender rights, joining a growing list of GOP-led states pursuing a conservative social agenda.

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03/30/2022

Into the wild: Animals the latest frontier in COVID fight - The Associated Press

GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. (AP) — To administer this COVID test, Todd Kautz had to lay on his belly in the snow and worm his upper body into the narrow den of a hibernating black bear. Training a light on its snout, Kautz carefully slipped a long cotton swab into t…

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03/29/2022

EXPLAINER: Alopecia 'strips people of their identity' - The Associated Press

Alopecia is an autoimmune disorder that affects millions of people around the world. But to many women — and to Black women, in particular — it is much more. It’s about beauty and race, about culture and about the uncertainty that the disorder creates around …

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03/29/2022

Biden signs bill making lynching a federal hate crime - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents typically say a few words before they turn legislation into law. But Joe Biden flipped the script Tuesday when it came time to put his signature on the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act.

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03/29/2022

'The Flash' actor Ezra Miller arrested at Hawaii karaoke bar - The Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) — An actor known for playing “The Flash” in “Justice League” films was arrested at a Hawaii karaoke bar, where police say Ezra Miller yelled obscenities, grabbed a mic from a singing woman and lunged at a man playing darts.

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03/29/2022

Gunman kills 4 in mass shooting spree in central Israel - The Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) — A gunman on a motorcycle opened fire in a crowded city in central Israel late Tuesday, methodically gunning down victims as he killed at least five people in the second mass shooting rampage this week.

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03/29/2022

After Russian forces pull back, a shattered town breathes - The Associated Press

TROSTYANETS, Ukraine (AP) — The bodies of two Russian soldiers lie abandoned in the woods.

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03/29/2022

New round of talks aims to stop the fighting in Ukraine - The Associated Press

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Another round of talks aimed at stopping the war in Ukraine was scheduled for Tuesday as the fighting appeared stalemated on the ground, with the two sides trading control of a town in the east and a suburb of the capital.

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03/28/2022

Commerce inquiry imperils solar industry, advocates say - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a decision that could dramatically undercut President Joe Biden’s ambitious climate goals, the Commerce Department said Monday it is investigating whether imports of solar panels from Southeast Asia are circumventing anti-dumping rules th…

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03/28/2022

Commerce inquiry imperils solar industry, advocates say - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a decision that could dramatically undercut President Joe Biden’s ambitious climate goals, the Commerce Department said Monday it is investigating whether imports of solar panels from Southeast Asia are circumventing anti-dumping rules th…

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03/28/2022

FDA skeptical of benefits from experimental ALS drug - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators issued a negative review Monday of a closely watched experimental drug for the debilitating illness known as Lou Gehrig's disease, after months of lobbying by patient advocates urging approval.

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03/28/2022

Germany: G7 rejects Russia's demand to pay for gas in rubles - The Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — The Group of Seven major economies agreed Monday to reject Moscow’s demand to pay for Russian natural gas exports in rubles .

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03/28/2022

Oscar Moments: The night emotion won, for better and worse - The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Did I miss anything?” quipped Oscars co-host Amy Schumer, returning to the Dolby Theatre stage after a break. “There’s a different vibe in here.” Oh my, was there ever. With a sudden, shocking outburst of anger from actor Will Smith , who …

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03/28/2022

Ukraine leader says he seeks peace 'without delay' in talks - The Associated Press

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine could declare neutrality and offer security guarantees to Russia to secure peace "without delay,” President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said ahead of another planned round of talks — though he said only a face-to-face meeting with Russia'…

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03/28/2022

Much of Shanghai locked down as mass COVID-19 testing begins - The Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — China began its most extensive lockdown in two years Monday to conduct mass testing and control a growing outbreak in Shanghai as questions are raised about the economic toll of the nation's “zero-COVID” strategy.

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03/28/2022

Jessica Chastain, Saniyya Sidney beam on Oscars red carpet - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Chastain hit the Oscars red carpet in a purple and copper sparkle gown, while the 15-year-old Saniyya Sidney twirled and beamed in a floral-adorned princess look and her “King Richard” castmate Demi Singleton lit up in soft purple Sund…

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03/28/2022

Carolina crushes Saint Peter's, will meet Duke in Final Four - The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — America’s favorite underdog, Saint Peter’s, shouldn’t feel all that bad. North Carolina has crushed lots of dreams over the decades. The Tar Heels ended all hope of a March Madness miracle in the early going Sunday, getting 20 points and 2…

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03/27/2022

Scientists: COVID-19 may cause greater damage to the heart - The Associated Press

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — The pain in his chest was sudden, heavy. Juan Sosa was at home doing pushups in the bedroom where he had isolated himself for almost two weeks after testing positive for COVID-19.

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03/27/2022

Scientists: COVID-19 may cause greater damage to the heart - The Associated Press

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — The pain in his chest was sudden, heavy. Juan Sosa was at home doing pushups in the bedroom where he had isolated himself for almost two weeks after testing positive for COVID-19.

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03/27/2022

Zelenskyy: West needs more courage in helping Ukraine fight - The Associated Press

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused the West of cowardice as his country fights to stave off Russia’s invading troops, making an exasperated plea for fighter jets and tanks to sustain a defense as the war ground into a battle …

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03/27/2022

EXPLAINER: South Dakota House nears AG impeachment decision - The Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota House committee investigating whether the state's attorney general should be impeached for his conduct surrounding a 2020 fatal car crash is set to finish its work this week, wrapping up a monthslong investigation that …

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03/27/2022

EXPLAINER: South Dakota House nears AG impeachment decision - The Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota House committee investigating whether the state's attorney general should be impeached for his conduct surrounding a 2020 fatal car crash is set to finish its work this week, wrapping up a monthslong investigation that …

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03/27/2022

Second 'black box' found in China Eastern plane crash - The Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — The second “black box” has been recovered from the crash of a China Eastern Boeing 737-800 that killed all 132 people on board last week, Chinese state media said Sunday. Firefighters taking part in the search found the recorder, an orange cyli…

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03/26/2022

Biden lashes at Putin, calls for Western resolve for freedom - The Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Joe Biden delivered a forceful and highly personal condemnation of Russia’s Vladimir Putin on Saturday, summoning a call for liberal democracy and a durable resolve among Western nations in the face of a brutal autocrat.

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03/26/2022

2022 Oscars: Red carpet, live show updates - The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the first time in two years, the Academy Awards are rolling out the red carpet at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre for what the film academy hopes will be a back-to-normal Oscars. Except for all the stuff that’s changed.

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03/26/2022

Live updates: Biden visits with Ukrainian refugees in Poland - The Associated Press

LVIV, Ukraine -- Air raid sirens sounded Saturday afternoon in the western city of Lviv, and governor of the region Maxym Kozytsky reported “three powerful explosions near Lviv” without giving details of what was hit.

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03/26/2022

Ukraine president makes surprise appearance at Doha Forum - The Associated Press

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Ukraine's president called Saturday on energy-rich nations to increase their production of oil and natural gas to counteract the loss of Russian supplies amid sanctions over Moscow's war on his country.

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03/26/2022

Column: Saint Peter's boils Purdue; Is mighty Carolina next? - The Associated Press

Something about Saint Peter's doesn't add up. Put aside for the moment how the Peacocks keep winning games. It’s hard enough getting a handle on what they do well. No. 2 Kentucky couldn’t, seventh-seeded Murray State didn’t, and by the end of their Sweet 16 m…

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03/26/2022

Oscars celebrate May, Jackson, Ullmann and Glover - The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elaine May was the last to arrive and the first to leave at the Governors Awards on Friday in Los Angeles. Her fellow honorees, Samuel L. Jackson, Liv Ullmann and Danny Glover, all arrived hours earlier, each holding court at the Ray Dolby…

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03/26/2022

Oscars celebrate May, Jackson, Ullmann and Glover - The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elaine May was the last to arrive and the first to leave at the Governors Awards on Friday in Los Angeles. Her fellow honorees, Samuel L. Jackson, Liv Ullmann and Danny Glover, all arrived hours earlier, each holding court at the Ray Dolby…

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03/26/2022

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins dead at 50 - The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Hawkins, for 25 years the drummer for Foo Fighters and best friend of frontman Dave Grohl, has died during a South American tour with the rock band. He was 50. There were no immediate details on how Hawkins died, although the band s…

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03/25/2022

Utah bans transgender athletes in girls sports despite veto - The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — GOP lawmakers in Utah pushed through a ban on transgender youth athletes playing on girls teams Friday, overriding a veto and joining 11 other states with similar laws amid a nationwide culture war.

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03/25/2022

Scientists figure out how vampire bats got a taste for blood - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have figured out why vampire bats are the only mammals that can survive on a diet of just blood. They compared the genome of common vampire bats to 26 other bat species and identified 13 genes that are missing or no longer work in…

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03/25/2022

Denver Broncos stadium fire torches seats, suite area - The Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — Firefighters extinguished a blaze that torched several rows of seats and a suite area at the Denver Broncos' stadium on Thursday. The fire broke out on the fourth level at Empower Field at Mile High just after 2 p.m.

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03/25/2022

Ukraine says 300 died in theater attack, hunger grips cities - The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — About 300 people were killed in the Russian airstrike last week that blasted open a Mariupol theater, Ukrainian authorities said Friday in what would make it the war's deadliest known attack on civilians yet.

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03/25/2022

US, EU announce new partnership to undercut Russian energy - The Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and European Union on Friday announced a new partnership to reduce the continent's reliance on Russian energy, a step top officials characterized as the start of a years-long initiative to further isolate Moscow after its inv…

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03/25/2022

Oscars diary: A yak in the classroom, a family in Hollywood - The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom," became the unlikeliest of Oscar contenders when it was nominated this year for best international film. The story of a young man in Bhutan who goes on an unexpected and life-changing journey to become a tea…

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03/25/2022

UN blames Russia for Ukraine humanitarian crisis, urges aid - The Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Thursday blaming Russia for the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and urging an immediate cease-fire and protection for millions of civilians and the homes, schools and hospital…

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03/24/2022

Ukraine says Moscow is forcibly taking civilians to Russia - The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accused Moscow on Thursday of forcibly taking hundreds of thousands of civilians from shattered Ukrainian cities to Russia, where some may be used as “hostages” to pressure Kyiv to give up.

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03/24/2022

US states seek to ease inflation burden with direct payments - The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — With inflation raging and state coffers flush with cash, governors and lawmakers across the U.S. are considering a relatively simple solution to help ease the pain people are feeling at the gas pump and grocery store — sending money.

Source: Associated Press

03/24/2022

High from hemp: States wrestle with chemically made THC - The Associated Press

Over the past few years, Jonny Griffis has invested millions of dollars in his legal marijuana farm in northern Michigan, which produces extracts to be used in things like gummy bears and vape oils.

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03/24/2022

In 1st full year of pandemic, biggest metros lost residents - The Associated Press

After returning to metro San Francisco following a college football career, Anthony Giusti felt like his hometown was passing him by. The high cost of living, driven by a constantly transforming tech industry, ensured that even with two jobs he would never sa…

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03/24/2022

In 1st full year of pandemic, biggest metros lost residents - The Associated Press

After returning to metro San Francisco following a college football career, Anthony Giusti felt like his hometown was passing him by. The high cost of living, driven by a constantly transforming tech industry, ensured that even with two jobs he would never sa…

Source: Associated Press

03/24/2022

New York City to let unvaccinated athletes play home games - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's mayor will announce Thursday that he’s exempting athletes and performers from the city’s vaccine mandate for private workers, a move that will allow Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving to play home games and unvaccinated baseball p…

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03/23/2022

NATO: 7000 to 15000 Russian troops dead in Ukraine - The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — NATO estimated on Wednesday that 7,000 to 15,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in four weeks of war in Ukraine, where fierce resistance from the country's defenders has denied Moscow the lightning victory it sought.

Source: Associated Press

03/23/2022

Idaho governor signs abortion ban modeled on Texas law - The Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho on Wednesday became the first state to enact a law modeled after a Texas statute banning abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy and allowing it to be enforced through lawsuits to avoid constitutional court challenges.

Source: Associated Press

03/23/2022

Scientists worry virus variant may push up COVID cases in US - The Associated Press

With coronavirus cases rising in parts of Europe and Asia, scientists worry that an extra-contagious version of the omicron variant may soon push cases up in the United States too. Experts are also keeping their eyes on another mutant: a rare delta-omicron hy…

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03/23/2022

Biden seeks new sanctions, help for Ukrainians in Europe - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Europe facing its most precarious future since World War II, President Joe Biden will huddle with key allies in Brussels and Warsaw this week as the leaders try to prevent Russia’s war on Ukraine from spiraling into an even greater cat…

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03/23/2022

Moderna says its low-dose COVID shots work for kids under 6 - The Associated Press

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine works in babies, toddlers and preschoolers, the company announced Wednesday — a development that could pave the way for the littlest kids to be vaccinated by summer if regulators agree.

Source: Associated Press

03/23/2022

Russian Olympians face backlash after Vladimir Putin rally - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Russian Olympic athletes who participated in a rally supporting President Vladimir Putin and the invasion of Ukraine are facing a backlash, with one losing a sponsorship deal and facing a disciplinary investigation.

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03/22/2022

Disney in balancing act as some workers walk out in protest - The Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With some workers across the U.S. threatening a walkout Tuesday, The Walt Disney Co. finds itself in a balancing act between the expectations of a diverse workforce and demands from an increasingly polarized, politicized marketplace.

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03/22/2022

Biden press secretary has COVID-19, won't travel to Europe - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that she is positive again for COVID-19 and will not accompany President Joe Biden to Europe this week for urgent meetings with world counterparts on Russia's invasion of Ukraine .

Source: Associated Press

03/22/2022

Report: Rachel Zegler invited to present at Oscars - The Associated Press

Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” is nominated for seven Academy Awards , including best picture, director and supporting actress for Ariana DeBose .

Source: Associated Press

03/22/2022

Live updates: Russia stops talks with Japan over sanctions - The Associated Press

BELGRADE, Serbia — A senior Serbian official says Belgrade will never impose sanctions or join the Western “hysteria” against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. Serbia’s Interior Minister Aleksandar Vulin said Tuesday: “Serbia will never be part of the anti-…

Source: Associated Press

03/21/2022

California grocery workers vote on strike authorization - The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of southern and central California grocery workers started voting Monday on whether to authorize their union to call a strike against several major supermarket chains. About 47,000 workers at hundreds of Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons a…

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03/21/2022

What we know about Justice Clarence Thomas' hospitalization - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas remains hospitalized in Washington after being diagnosed with an infection but does not have COVID-19, the Supreme Court said Monday. The high court announced Sunday evening that the 73-year-old justice had entered th…

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03/21/2022

Capitol riot trial opens for Cowboys for Trump founder - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — An elected official from New Mexico headed to trial Monday with a judge — not a jury — set to decide if he is guilty of charges that he illegally entered the U.S. Capitol grounds on the day a pro-Trump mob disrupted the certification of Joe…

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03/21/2022

US to declare Rohingya repression in Myanmar a 'genocide' - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration intends to declare that Myanmar’s years-long repression of the Rohingya Muslim population is a “genocide," U.S.

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03/21/2022

Apple Co-Founder Wozniak still looking for next big thing - The Associated Press

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has remained immersed in technology while also pursuing divergent interests since his 1985 departure from the revolutionary company he started with the late Steve Jobs.

Source: Associated Press

03/21/2022

Live updates: Ukraine says Russia shelled chemical plant - The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Russia’s central bank has cautiously reopened bond trading on the Moscow exchange for the first time since the country invaded Ukraine. The price of Russia’s ruble-denominated government debt fell Monday, sending borrowing costs higher.

Source: Associated Press

03/21/2022

'No city anymore': Mariupol survivors take train to safety - The Associated Press

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — The heat on the train was as thick as the anxiety. Ukrainian survivors of one of the most brutal sieges in modern history were in the final minutes of their ride to relative safety.

Source: Associated Press

03/21/2022

S. Korean slavery victim seeks UN justice as time runs out - The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thirty years after going public with her story of abduction, rape and forced prostitution by Japan’s wartime military, Lee Yong-soo fears she’s running out of time to get closure to her ordeal.

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03/20/2022

Canadian Pacific rail work stoppage could hit US agriculture - The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Canadian Teamsters and CP Rail blamed each other for a work stoppage Sunday that brought trains to a halt across Canada and interrupted fertilizer and other shipments to and from the U.S.

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03/20/2022

Private investigator says drug kingpin targeted David Ortiz - The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — A Dominican drug trafficker who was jealous of David Ortiz and felt disrespected by him had him shot at a Dominican nightclub in 2019, according to private investigators the Red Sox slugger hired to look into the attack that nearly killed him.

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03/20/2022

Labor foe Schultz returns as Starbucks union effort grows - The Associated Press

From the time he bought Starbucks in 1987 to the time he stepped down as chairman in 2018, Howard Schultz consistently — and successfully — fought attempts to unionize Starbucks’ U.S. stores and roasting plants.

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03/20/2022

Ukraine war is backdrop in US push for hypersonic weapons - The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Lagging behind Russia in developing hypersonic weapons, the U.S. Navy is rushing to field its first, with installation on a warship starting as soon as late next year. The United States is in a race with Russia and China to develop thes…

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03/20/2022

Zelenskyy says siege of Mariupol involved war crimes - The Associated Press

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said early Sunday the siege of the port city of Mariupol would go down in history for what he said were war crimes committed by Russian troops.

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03/19/2022

Video shows cop kneeling on Wisconsin student's neck - The Associated Press

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — School officials in Kenosha, Wisconsin, released surveillance footage that shows an off-duty police officer putting his knee on a 12-year-old girl's neck to restrain her amid a lunchtime fight.

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03/19/2022

Former Apple employee charged with defrauding $10 million - The Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A former Apple employee has been charged with defrauding the tech giant out of more than $10 million by taking kickbacks, stealing equipment and laundering money, federal prosecutors said.

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03/19/2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson's Guantanamo clients an issue for GOP - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's Supreme Court nominee will face sharp questions from Republican lawmakers this coming week about the work she did as a public defender representing four Guantanamo Bay detainees.

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03/18/2022

Disney 'regrets' performance by visiting school drill team - The Associated Press

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Officials at Walt Disney World said Friday that a performance by a visiting Texas high school drill team that used American Indian stereotypes, including chants of “scalp them," doesn't reflect the Florida resort's values.

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03/18/2022

US education secretary to Florida LGBTQ kids: Got your back - The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In another clash between President Joe Biden’s administration and Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona spoke with LGBTQ students to say the federal government supports them even if the governor…

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03/18/2022

US demands Russia allow access to detained Brittney Griner - The Associated Press

The United States stepped up its push Friday for consular access to Brittney Griner, the WNBA star who is detained in Russia on allegations of drug smuggling, as a member of a Russian state-backed prison monitoring group said Griner was faring well behind bar…

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03/18/2022

Super-valued: Special copy of Marvel Comics #1 fetches $2.4M - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A particularly prized copy of the first-ever Marvel comic book fetched more than $2.4 million in an online auction, the auctioneer said Friday. Known as the Marvel Comics #1 “pay copy,” it's “arguably one of the top three comic books in the wo…

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03/18/2022

UN: 6.5 million people displaced inside Ukraine due to war - The Associated Press

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. migration agency said Friday that nearly 6.5 million people have been displaced inside Ukraine, on top of the 3.2 million who have already fled the country. That means that around a quarter of Ukraine’s 44 million people have been force…

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03/18/2022

NASA head: We have cooperation with our Russian colleagues - The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — NASA Administrator Bill Nelson on Friday played down recent comments by the head of Russia’s space agency that the United States would have to use broomsticks to fly to space after Russia said it would stop supplying rocket engines to U.S.

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03/18/2022

Putin appears at big rally as troops press attack in Ukraine - The Associated Press

Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared at a huge flag-waving rally at a Moscow stadium and praised his country's troops Friday as they pressed their lethal attacks on Ukrainian cities with shelling and missiles.

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03/18/2022

Russia loses bid to freeze ban from World Cup qualifying - The Associated Press

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Russia’s request to freeze a FIFA ban on its soccer teams ahead of next week’s World Cup qualifying playoffs was denied Friday. FIFA said the Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed the Russian soccer federation’s bid for an urgent i…

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03/18/2022

Russian strikes hit outskirts of Ukrainian capital and Lviv - The Associated Press

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces pressed their assault on Ukrainian cities Friday, with new missile strikes and shelling on the capital Kyiv and the outskirts of the western city of Lviv, as world leaders pushed for an investigation of the Kremlin’s repeat…

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03/17/2022

Peru court orders ex-President Fujimori freed from prison - The Associated Press

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's Constitutional Court on Thursday approved the release from prison of former President Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year sentence for murder and corruption charges.

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03/17/2022

Jussie Smollett is out of jail, but faces uncertain future - The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett walked out of a Chicago jail after serving six days and walked into months, if not years, of uncertainty — from what's next for his career as an actor and performer to whether he'll eventually be back behind bars.

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03/17/2022

Pressure mounts for multinationals in Russia to leave - The Associated Press

As the war in Ukraine drags on, international companies still in Russia are coming under increasing pressure to leave. Some seem to be determined to stay, some say they are reconsidering or trying to figure out an exit and some aren't speaking at all — a tes…

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03/17/2022

Russian media: Arrest of WNBA star Griner extended to May 19 - The Associated Press

A court near Moscow has extended the detention of WNBA star Brittney Griner until May 19, according to the Russian state news agency Tass. Griner was detained at a Moscow airport, reportedly in mid-February, after Russian authorities said a search of her lugg…

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03/17/2022

FBI: Accused wanted 'tyrant' Gov. Whitmer tied up on table - The Associated Press

A key figure in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told an undercover FBI agent that he wanted to restrain the “tyrant” on a table then pose for a photo “like we just made the biggest drug bust," according to a secret recording played …

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03/17/2022

US Olympian Alysa Liu, father targeted in Chinese spy case - The Associated Press

U.S. Olympic figure skater Alysa Liu and her father Arthur Liu – a former political refugee – were among those targeted in a spying operation that the Justice Department alleges was ordered by the Chinese government, the elder Liu said late Wednesday.

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03/17/2022

Oscar Predictions: Will 'Power of the Dog' reign supreme? - The Associated Press

Ahead of the 94th Academy Awards , Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony with much still up in the air. BEST PICTURE

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03/17/2022

Oscar Predictions: Will 'Power of the Dog' reign supreme? - The Associated Press

Ahead of the 94th Academy Awards , Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony with much still up in the air. BEST PICTURE

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03/17/2022

Cheap but lethal Turkish drones bolster Ukraine's defenses - The Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Despite three weeks of Russian bombardment, Ukraine has kept up a stiff defense of its cities by using Turkish-made drones to carry out pop-up attacks on the invaders with a lethal effectiveness that has surprised Western military expert…

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03/17/2022

Jussie Smollett released from county jail during appeal - The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett was released from jail following six nights behind bars after an appeals court agreed with his lawyers that he should be free pending the appeal of his conviction for lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack.

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03/17/2022

Honduras judge says ex-president can be extradited to US - The Associated Press

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Former President Juan Orlando Hernández should be extradited to the United States to face drug trafficking and weapons charges, a Honduran judge ruled Wednesday. The country’s Supreme Court of Justice said late Wednesday via Twitt…

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03/17/2022

Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Ashoori back in Britain after Iran deal - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Two British citizens who had been jailed in Iran for more than five years — a charity worker and a retired civil engineer — were on their way home Wednesday after the U.K. government settled a decades-old debt to Iran.

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03/16/2022

Appeals court to rule if Jussie Smollett should stay in jail - The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett was ordered released from jail Wednesday by an appeals court that agreed with his lawyers that he should be free pending the appeal of his conviction for lying to Chicago police about a racist and homophobic attack.

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03/16/2022

Associated Press' All-America team includes Kentucky Wildcats' Rhyne Howard, 9th women's basketball player ever to earn third first-team honors

Kentucky Wildcats guard Rhyne Howard is among AP's All-Americans, becoming the ninth women's basketball player to win first-team honors three times.

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03/16/2022

7.3 magnitude quake hits north Japan, tsunami risk receding - The Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima in northern Japan on Wednesday evening, triggering a tsunami advisory and plunging more than 2 million homes in the Tokyo area into darkness.

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03/16/2022

Back from Kyiv, leaders seek peace mission, arms for Ukraine - The Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The prime ministers of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia safely returned to Central Europe on Wednesday after visiting Kyiv to show support for Ukraine as it defends itself from Russia’s invasion .

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03/16/2022

Disney workers plan walkout to protest 'Don't Say Gay' bill - The Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney workers are planning walkouts during their breaks every day this week to protest CEO Bob Chapek’s slow response in publicly criticizing Florida legislation that critics have dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

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03/16/2022

Diabetes & COVID-19: Scientists explore potential connection - The Associated Press

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — When their 11-year-old son started losing weight and drinking lots of water, Tabitha and Bryan Balcitis chalked it up to a growth spurt and advice from his health class. But unusual crankiness and lethargy raised their concern, and te…

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03/16/2022

Council of Europe expels Russia from human rights body - The Associated Press

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Council of Europe on Wednesday expelled Russia from the continent’s foremost human rights body in an unprecedented move over Moscow's invasion and war in Ukraine .

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03/15/2022

Pfizer asks US to allow 4th COVID vaccine dose for seniors - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pfizer and its partner BioNTech asked U.S. regulators Tuesday to authorize an additional booster dose of their COVID-19 vaccine for seniors, saying data from Israel suggests older adults would benefit.

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03/15/2022

Zelenskyy center stage: Facing Congress, pleading for help - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will address the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, the actor-turned-wartime leader's latest video stop as he employs the West's great legislative bodies as a global stage to orchestrate support against Russ…

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03/15/2022

Russia pounds away at Ukraine as two sides plan more talks - The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's offensive in Ukraine edged closer to central Kyiv on Tuesday, with a series of strikes hitting a residential neighborhood as the leaders of three NATO member countries planned a visit to Ukraine's embattled capital.

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03/15/2022

Asian shares mostly lower as crude slides to $100 per barrel - The Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower and oil prices fell Tuesday after another day of losses on Wall Street as anxiety over the war in Ukraine and an upcoming Federal Reserve meeting on interest rates keep global financial markets on edge.

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03/15/2022

COVID-19 cases more than double in China's growing outbreak - The Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — China's new COVID-19 cases Tuesday more than doubled from the previous day as the country faces by far its biggest outbreak since the early days of the pandemic. The National Health Commission said 3,507 new locally spread cases had been ident…

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03/14/2022

House Dems seek probe of USPS plan for new mail truck fleet - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are seeking an investigation into a U.S. Postal Service plan to replace its aging mail trucks with mostly gasoline-powered vehicles. The plan largely ignores White House calls to replenish the mail…

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03/14/2022

Once a powerful symbol in Russia, McDonald's withdraws - The Associated Press

Two months after the Berlin Wall fell, another powerful symbol opened its doors in the middle of Moscow: a gleaming new McDonald’s. It was the first American fast-food restaurant to enter the Soviet Union, reflecting the new political openness of the era.

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03/14/2022

Pregnant woman, baby die after Russia bombed maternity ward - The Associated Press

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — A pregnant woman and her baby have died after Russia bombed the maternity hospital where she was meant to give birth, The Associated Press has learned. Images of the woman being rushed to an ambulance on a stretcher had circled the wo…

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03/14/2022

Dutch, Australians launch case against Moscow over MH17 - The Associated Press

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch and Australian governments have launched a legal case against Russia at the International Civil Aviation Organization seeking to hold Moscow accountable for its alleged role in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

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03/13/2022

Average US gas price rises 22% in two weeks to record $4.43 - The Associated Press

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline shot up a whopping 79 cents over the past two weeks to a record-setting $4.43 per gallon (3.8 liters) as Russia's invasion of Ukraine is contributing to already-high prices at the pump.

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03/13/2022

Iran claims missile barrage near US consulate in Iraq - The Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran has claimed responsibility for a missile barrage that struck early Sunday near a sprawling U.S. consulate complex in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, saying it was retaliation for an Israeli strike in Syria that killed two members of its …

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03/12/2022

Model Hailey Bieber says she's fine after blood clot - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Model Hailey Bieber says she is fine after a health scare, suffering a blood clot to her brain this past week. Bieber, wife of pop star Justin Bieber, posted on Instagram Saturday that she was having breakfast with her husband on Thursday when…

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03/12/2022

Saudi Arabia puts 81 to death in its largest mass execution - The Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Saturday executed 81 people convicted of crimes ranging from killings to belonging to militant groups, the largest known mass execution carried out in the kingdom in its modern history.

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03/12/2022

Live updates: Premier League bans Abramovich running Chelsea - The Associated Press

The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war : HELSINKI — Sweden’s foreign minister is dismissing fresh warnings from Russia that the Nordic country’s joining NATO would lead to retaliatory measures from Moscow.

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03/12/2022

Russians push toward Kyiv, keep up siege of other cities - The Associated Press

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces pounding the port city of Mariupol shelled a mosque sheltering more than 80 people, including children, the Ukrainian government said Saturday as fighting also raged on the outskirts of the capital, Kyiv.

Source: Associated Press

03/11/2022

Amid Mariupol horror, a newborn rests in her mother's arms - The Associated Press

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Newborn Veronika curled against her mother’s side on Friday, as if to hide from the horror around them — the war that tore apart the Mariupol maternity hospital where she was meant to greet the world.

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03/11/2022

Russian strikes hit western Ukraine as offensive widens - The Associated Press

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia widened its offensive in Ukraine on Friday, striking airfields in the west and a major industrial city in the east, while the huge armored column that had been stalled for over a week outside Kyiv was on the move again, spreading o…

Source: Associated Press

03/11/2022

Warsaw overwhelmed as it becomes key refugee destination - The Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Warsaw's mayor is appealing for international help as the city becomes overwhelmed by refugees, with more than a tenth of all those fleeing the war in Ukraine arriving in the Polish capital.

Source: Associated Press

03/11/2022

Russian strikes hit western Ukraine as offensive widens - The Associated Press

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia widened its military offensive in Ukraine on Friday, striking near airports in the west of the country for the first time, as observers and satellite photos indicated that its troops, long stalled in a convoy outside the capital Ky…

Source: Associated Press

03/11/2022

Live updates: US plans to revoke Russia favored trade status - The Associated Press

The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war : WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will announce Friday that, along with the European Union and the Group of Seven countries, the U.S.

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03/11/2022

GOP senators urge Biden to send Polish warplanes to Ukraine - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican U.S. senators are imploring the Biden administration to reverse course and allow the transfer of Poland's MiG fighter jets to the Ukrainians to fight the Russian invasion , a sign the Defense Department's rejection of the offer ma…

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03/10/2022

Not all Western companies sever ties to Russia over Ukraine - The Associated Press

A shrinking number of well-known companies are still doing business in Russia, even as hundreds have announced plans to curtail ties .

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03/10/2022

North Korea testing new ICBMs, US says, warns more coming - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says two North Korean missile launches in recent weeks were test firings of a powerful new long-range ICBM and warned Thursday that a full-range test could soon follow.

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03/10/2022

US VP Harris embraces call for war crimes probe of Russia - The Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday embraced calls for an international war crimes investigation of Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, citing the “atrocities” of bombing civilians, <a href="U.S.

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03/10/2022

'Black Panther' director mistaken for bank robber in Atlanta - The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Movie director Ryan Coogler was briefly handcuffed by Atlanta police after a bank teller mistook him for a robber when he passed her a note while trying to withdraw a large amount of cash from his account.

Source: Associated Press

03/10/2022

How will COVID end? Experts look to past epidemics for clues - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the world has seen a dramatic improvement in infections, hospitalizations and death rates in recent weeks, signaling the crisis appears to be winding down.

Source: Associated Press

03/10/2022

Live updates: Russia, Ukraine foreign ministers to meet - The Associated Press

The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war : GENEVA — The World Economic Forum, best known as the host of an annual meeting of elites in Davos, Switzerland, says it’s freezing all its relations with Russian entities following the invasion of Ukraine.

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03/10/2022

Unvaccinated Djokovic says he is out of Indian Wells, Miami - The Associated Press

Novak Djokovic said that he will not be able to compete at the hard-court tennis tournaments in Indian Wells, California, or Miami because he is unvaccinated and can't travel to the United States. The 20-time Grand Slam champion tweeted Wednesday that the Ce…

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03/10/2022

Firm Pentagon 'no' to Polish plan to send jets to Ukraine - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Wednesday slammed the door on a Polish proposal for providing Ukraine with MiG fighter jets, saying allied efforts against the Russian invasion should be focused on more useful weaponry and the MiG transfer with a U.S.

Source: Associated Press

03/09/2022

Endurance: Explorer Shackleton's ship found after a century - The Associated Press

Researchers have discovered the remarkably well-preserved wreck of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship, Endurance, in 10,000 feet of icy water, a century after it was swallowed up by Antarctic ice during what proved to be one of the most heroic expedition…

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03/09/2022

Did Amazon violate federal laws? Lawmakers ask for DOJ probe - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers followed through Wednesday on their threat to seek a criminal investigation of Amazon, asking the Justice Department to investigate whether the tech giant and senior executives obstructed Congress or violated other federal laws in …

Source: Associated Press

03/09/2022

Lawyer: FBI lured men into Michigan Gov. Whitmer kidnap plot - The Associated Press

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Attorneys for four men charged with planning to kidnap Michigan Gov.

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03/09/2022

Sex abuse lawsuit against Prince Andrew formally dismissed - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. judge dismissed the sex abuse lawsuit against Britain's Prince Andrew on Tuesday, three weeks after lawyers for the American woman who filed it reached a deal calling for the prince to make a substantial donation to his accuser's charit…

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03/09/2022

Attacks hits Ukraine children's hospital, officials say - The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian attack severely damaged a maternity hospital in the besieged port city of Mariupol, Ukraine said Wednesday, and citizens trying to escape shelling on the outskirts of Kyiv streamed toward the capital amid warnings from the West …

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03/09/2022

Live updates: Many head to Kyiv hoping for onward evacuation - The Associated Press

The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war : WARSAW, Poland — Poland is ready to make its Russian-made fighter jest available to Ukraine, via NATO, Poland's prime minister said Wednesday.

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03/09/2022

Young Ukrainian dancers, trapped abroad, get Paris residency - The Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — The dancers are torn between body and mind — physically on stage in Paris but in spirit back home in Kyiv. In other circumstances, the Kyiv City Ballet's residency at the Théâtre du Chatelet would be a dream come true, but the stranded company of…

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03/09/2022

Top lawmakers reach deal on Ukraine aid, $1.5T spending - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders reached a bipartisan deal early Wednesday providing $13.6 billion to help Ukraine and European allies plus billions more to battle the pandemic as part of an overdue $1.5 trillion measure financing federal agencies for …

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03/09/2022

With Ukraine war, Europe's geopolitical map is moving again - The Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) — Even though Russia has lost influence and friends since the collapse of the Soviet empire in 1989, the nuclear superpower still holds sway over several of its neighbors in Europe and keeps others in an uneasy neutrality.

Source: Associated Press

03/09/2022

Will Ferrell lightens the mood for slumping Warriors - The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Will Ferrell screamed and put a hand in Klay Thompson's face as the Golden State star lofted a baseline 3-pointer. Nice defensive close out, no doubt. Ferrell took the floor and warmed up with the slumping Warriors on Tuesday night — mayb…

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03/09/2022

Asia stocks rebound after Wall St falls, US bans Russian oil - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks swung, oil prices jumped and the price of nickel surged so much that trading for it was shut on Tuesday, as the U.S. banned imports of oil from Russia and the economic fallout from its invasion of Ukraine kept rocking markets.

Source: Associated Press

03/09/2022

US strikes harder at Putin, banning all Russian oil imports - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Striking harder at Russia’s economy, President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered a ban on Russian oil imports in retaliation for Vladimir Putin’s onslaught in Ukraine .

Source: Associated Press

03/08/2022

McDonald's to temporarily close 850 stores in Russia - The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — McDonald's, Starbucks, Coca-Cola and General Electric __ ubiquitous global brands and symbols of U.S. corporate might __ all announced Tuesday they were temporarily suspending their business in Russia in response to the country's invasion of Uk…

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03/08/2022

Minneapolis teachers go on strike after contract talks fail - The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Teachers in the Minneapolis School District walked off the job on Tuesday in a dispute over wages, class sizes and mental health support for students coping with two years of the coronavirus pandemic, at least temporarily pausing classes fo…

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03/08/2022

WHO says COVID boosters needed, reversing previous call - The Associated Press

GENEVA (AP) — An expert group convened by the World Health Organization said Tuesday it “strongly supports urgent and broad access” to booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine amid the global spread of omicron, capping a reversal of the U.N.

Source: Associated Press

03/08/2022

Iran nuclear diplomat flies home as pressure grows on Tehran - The Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard launched a second reconnaissance satellite into space, state media reported Tuesday, just as world powers awaited Tehran's decision in negotiations over the country's tattered nuclear deal.

Source: Associated Press

03/08/2022

AP PHOTOS: Day 12, humanitarian crisis in Ukraine deepens - The Associated Press

The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine is deepening with food, water and medicine growing increasingly scarce as Russian forces intensify their shelling.

Source: Associated Press

03/07/2022

US gasoline prices rise again on talk of banning Russian oil - The Associated Press

Gasoline prices are pushing even farther above $4 a gallon, the highest price that American motorists have faced since July 2008, as calls grow to ban imports of Russian oil. Prices at the pump were rising long before Russia invaded Ukraine and have spirale…

Source: Associated Press

03/07/2022

Half of US adults exposed to harmful lead levels as kids - The Associated Press

Over 170 million U.S.-born people who were adults in 2015 were exposed to harmful levels of lead as children, a new study estimates. Researchers used blood-lead level, census and leaded gasoline consumption data to examine how widespread early childhood lead …

Source: Associated Press

03/07/2022

Russia sets cease-fire for evacuations but battles continue - The Associated Press

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia announced yet another limited cease-fire and the establishment of safe corridors to allow civilians to flee some besieged Ukrainian cities Monday.

Source: Associated Press

03/07/2022

Supreme Court won't review decision that freed Bill Cosby - The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday without comment that it would not review Bill Cosby's sexual assault case, leaving him a free man and ending a two-decade legal drama that shifted the cultural landscape, destroyed the groundbreaking…

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03/07/2022

US markets set for lower open; oil prices continue to surge - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street but keeping their losses in check as an early spike in crude oil prices abated. The price of U.S. crude was up 1.8% to $117 a barrel Monday, but off its earlier high of $130 a barrel as talk escalated ov…

Source: Associated Press

03/07/2022

Death toll nears 6 million as pandemic enters its 3rd year - The Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) — The official global death toll from COVID-19 is on the verge of eclipsing 6 million — underscoring that the pandemic, now entering its third year, is far from over. The milestone is the latest tragic reminder of the unrelenting nature of the pa…

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03/07/2022

'Squid Game Election': South Korean campaign gets ugly - The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The race between South Korea's two leading presidential candidates has seen unprecedented levels of toxic rhetoric, mudslinging and lawsuits.

Source: Associated Press

03/07/2022

'Lost Daughter' wins top prizes at Independent Spirit Awards - The Associated Press

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Maggie Gyllenhaal’s “The Lost Daughter,” “Drive My Car” and “Summer of Soul” were among the big winners at the 37th Film Independent Spirit Awards Sunday. The ceremony hosted by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally was held in a tent b…

Source: Associated Press

03/06/2022

Live updates: Netflix suspends service in Russia - The Associated Press

The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war : __ LVIV, Ukraine — As Russian forces increased their shelling of Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appealed to the West to strengthen sanctions.

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03/05/2022

AP PHOTOS: Day 10, Russian shelling batters encircled towns - The Associated Press

In war-torn areas of Ukraine, residents fled on footpaths and grief-stricken parents mourned dead children as Russian troops continued to shell encircled cities.

Source: Associated Press

03/05/2022

MLB talks resume Sunday; Scherzer favors playoff 'ghost win' - The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Max Scherzer favors a radical reworking of the playoffs, one that would have the higher seed in the first round of an expanded postseason start a best-of-five series with a 1-0 lead.

Source: Associated Press

03/05/2022

Iran to answer UN nuclear questions as deal talks near end - The Associated Press

VIENNA (AP) — Iran has agreed to supply answers long sought by the United Nations' nuclear watchdog, Tehran and the U.N. agency said Saturday, as talks in Vienna over its tattered atomic deal with world powers appear to be coming to an end.

Source: Associated Press

03/05/2022

Cease-fire attempt in Ukraine fails amid Russian shelling - The Associated Press

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Saturday that Ukrainian statehood is in jeopardy and likened the West's sanctions on Russia to “declaring war,” while a promised cease-fire in the port city of Mariupol collapsed amid scenes of te…

Source: Associated Press

03/05/2022

North Korea fires ballistic missile in extension of testing - The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday fired at least one suspected ballistic missile into the sea, according to its neighbors’ militaries, apparently extending its streak of weapons tests this year amid a prolonged freeze in nuclear negotiations w…

Source: Associated Press

03/05/2022

Russia's nuke plant attack revives Chernobyl disaster fears - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Russia’s attack on a nuclear power plant in Ukraine has revived the fears of people across Europe who remember the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, which killed at least 30 people and spewed radioactive fallout over much of the Northern Hemisphere.

Source: Associated Press

03/05/2022

IS claims Pakistan bombing that kills 56 at Shiite mosque - The Associated Press

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Islamic State says a lone Afghan suicide bomber struck inside a Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar during Friday prayers, killing at least 56 worshippers and wounding 194 people.

Source: Associated Press

03/04/2022

China seeks to unify public in support for Russia - The Associated Press

SINGAPORE (AP) — As the West condemns Russia, President Vladimir Putin has vocal supporters in China, where the ruling Communist Party tells its people they are fellow targets of U.S.-led harassment.

Source: Associated Press

03/03/2022

Newsom proposes to force some homeless people into treatment - The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor unveiled a plan Thursday to create mental health courts in every county, allowing treatment for more homeless people with severe mental health and addiction disorders but also compelling some of them into care, …

Source: Associated Press

03/03/2022

Russian energy: Europe scrambles to reduce its dependency - The Associated Press

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe is scrambling to reduce its dependence on Russia for energy and bracing for potential disruption to critical natural gas supplies as Russia's war in Ukraine sends prices to new highs.

Source: Associated Press

03/03/2022

Refugee count tops 1 million; Russians besiege Ukraine ports - The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces have seized a strategic Ukrainian seaport and besieged another as part of efforts to cut the country off from its coastline, even as Moscow said Thursday it was ready for talks to end the fighting that has sent more than …

Source: Associated Press

03/03/2022

Russia's war spurs corporate exodus, exposes business risks - The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Auto shipments stopped, beer stopped flowing, cargo ships dropped port calls and oil companies cut their pipelines. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has thrown business plans into disarray and forced a growing number of the world’s best known bran…

Source: Associated Press

03/03/2022

Neutral Finland, Sweden warm to idea of NATO membership - The Associated Press

HELSINKI (AP) — Through the Cold War and the decades since, nothing could persuade Finns and Swedes that they would be better off joining NATO — until now. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has profoundly changed Europe’s security outlook , including for Nordic n…

Source: Associated Press

03/03/2022

Russian athletes out of Paralympics in stunning about-face - The Associated Press

In a stunning reversal, Russian and Belarusian athletes have been banned from the Winter Paralympic Games for their countries’ roles in the war in Ukraine, the International Paralympic Committee said Thursday in Beijing.

Source: Associated Press

03/03/2022

Russia-Ukraine War: What to know on Day 7 of Russian assault - The Associated Press

The number of people who have fled Ukraine since Russian forces invaded on Feb. 24 has reached 1 million, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday. The tide of people fleeing Ukraine — by car, train and on foot — marks the swiftest exodus of refugees this cent…

Source: Associated Press

03/02/2022

Heart-wrenching reaction to Russian athletes in Paralympics - The Associated Press

A decision by the International Paralympic Committee on Wednesday to allow Russians and Belarussians to compete as “neutrals athletes" generated a heart-wrenching reply only hours after it was announced.

Source: Associated Press

03/02/2022

New Dr. Seuss-inspired books to feature diverse creators - The Associated Press

Sketches of fantastic creatures by Dr. Seuss that have never before been published will see the light of day in new books being written and illustrated by an inclusive group of up-and-coming authors and artists, the company that owns the intellectual property…

Source: Associated Press

03/02/2022

New Zealand protesters set fires as police break up camp - The Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Thick black smoke billowed across the grounds of New Zealand's Parliament and sirens blared on Wednesday as retreating protesters against coronavirus vaccine mandates set fire to tents, mattresses and chairs.

Source: Associated Press

03/02/2022

State of the Union: Biden vows to halt Russia, hit inflation - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Addressing a concerned nation and anxious world, President Joe Biden vowed in his first State of the Union address Tuesday night to check Russian aggression in Ukraine, tame soaring U.S.

Source: Associated Press

03/02/2022

Space junk on 5800-mph collision course with moon - The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The moon is about to get walloped by 3 tons of space junk, a punch that will carve out a crater that could fit several semitractor-trailers. The leftover rocket will smash into the far side of the moon at 5,800 mph (9,300 kph) on F…

Source: Associated Press

03/02/2022

Economic dangers from Russia's invasion ripple across globe - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moscow’s war on Ukraine and the ferocious financial backlash it’s unleashed are not only inflicting an economic catastrophe on President Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

Source: Associated Press

03/02/2022

Cultural backlash intensifies against Russia over invasion - The Associated Press

ROME (AP) — The cultural backlash against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine intensified Tuesday as the Cannes Film Festival said no Russian delegations would be welcome this year and the Venice festival announced free screenings of a film about the 2014 conflict…

Source: Associated Press

03/01/2022

Russian forces escalate attacks on Ukraine's civilian areas - The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces escalated their attacks on crowded urban areas Tuesday, bombarding the central square in Ukraine’s second-biggest city and Kyiv's main TV tower in what the country's president called a blatant campaign of terror.

Source: Associated Press

03/01/2022

Iowa governor strides into GOP spotlight for Biden response - The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, delivering the Republican rebuttal to President Joe Biden's State of the Union address, painted the picture of a country hardly emerging from a crisis and instead in the grips of several as she hammered the pres…

Source: Associated Press

03/01/2022

Texas primary tests GOP's rightward shift as midterms begin - The Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Voters in Texas will usher in the midterm campaign season with primaries that will test just how far to the right the Republican Party will shift in a state where many in the GOP have already tightened their embrace of former President …

Source: Associated Press

03/01/2022

Nations agree to release 60M barrels of oil amid Russian war - The Associated Press

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The International Energy Agency's 31 member countries agreed Tuesday to release 60 million barrels of oil from their strategic reserves — half of that from the United States — “to send a strong message to oil markets” that supplies w…

Source: Associated Press

03/01/2022

2 orchestras fire Russian conductor for supporting Putin - The Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — Valery Gergiev has been fired as chief conductor of the Munich Philharmonic because of his support for Russian President Vladimir Putin and for not rejecting the invasion of Ukraine , the German city's mayor said Tuesday.

Source: Associated Press

02/07/2022

Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll: Jerry Carino's ballot

Marquette, Illinois are moving up; does UConn hang on?

Source: Asbury Park Press

01/25/2022

Michigan Associated Press high school boys basketball state rankings for Jan. 24

A look at the state rankings for Michigan boys basketball for Jan. 24, 2022

Source: mlive.com

01/17/2022

Arizona men's basketball takes over as highest-ranked Pac-12 team in Associated Press poll

After sweeping Colorado and Utah over the weekend, the Arizona Wildcats moved to No. 3 in the latest Associated Press Top 25. The team took over the position vacated by fellow Pac-12 team UCLA,...

Source: Arizona Desert Swarm

11/14/2021

Michigan, Michigan State move up a spot in Associated Press Top 25 college football poll

The Spartans and Wolverines remain neck-and-neck in the updated poll.

Source: The Detroit News

11/07/2021

Michigan State, Michigan neck-and-neck in Associated Press Top 25 college football poll

Michigan State dropped in the Associated Press Top 25, but it remains ahead of its in-state rival.

Source: The Detroit News