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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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.

Source: Associated Press

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 .

Source: Associated Press

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.

Source: Associated Press

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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 .

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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 .

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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-…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Source: Associated Press

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.

Source: Associated Press

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.

Source: Associated Press

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.

Source: Associated Press

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.

Source: Associated Press

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.

Source: Associated Press

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.

Source: Associated Press

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 …

Source: Associated Press

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.

Source: Associated Press

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.

Source: Associated Press

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.

Source: Associated Press

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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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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 .

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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 …

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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?

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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

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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,...

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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