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 2020-09-22 11:35 

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Millennial Money: Home costs don't stop at a down payment...

When it comes to buying a home, it's common to focus all your saving efforts on the down payment. After all, it's likely one of the biggest lump-sum payments you'll ever make, and it can take years to set enough money aside. But set a savings ...

 2020-09-22 11:15 

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National park sign vandalized with racist message, bear skin...

WALLAND, Tenn. (AP) — Investigators at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are trying to identify who mounted a cardboard sign with a racist message and hung the skin and head of a black bear over one of its signs. Visitors reported seeing the bear ...

 2020-09-22 11:15 

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France's weak spot: Virus infections rise at nursing homes...

PARIS (AP) — For the first time in months, virus infections and deaths in French nursing homes are on the rise again. Families are worried, and fear French authorities haven't learned enough lessons from the initial wave of the pandemic. Nearly ...

 2020-09-22 11:06 

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Swedish central bank sees key interest rate at 0 for years...

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's central bank has kept its main interest rate at zero and said it expects it to remain "at this level in the coming years" due to the economic uncertainty created by the virus pandemic. The central bank said its ...

 2020-09-22 11:01 

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Tokyo needs to convince sponsors Olympics will really happen...

TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach this week will join a number of Japanese government and city officials, local organizers and other top International Olympic Committee leaders in repeating a message they've failed to convey forcefully enou...

 2020-09-22 10:53 

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EU to UK: stop playing 'games' with Brexit trade talks...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is asking Britain to stop playing "games" as time is running out to clinch a free trade deal over the next month. Both sides committed to a new meeting to discuss Britain's plans to disregard part of th...

 2020-09-22 10:28 

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Tropical Storm Beta makes landfall, brings flooding to Texas...

HOUSTON (AP) — Storm surge and rainfall are combining to bring more flooding along the Texas coast after Tropical Storm Beta made landfall. The storm on Tuesday is threatening areas that have already seen their share of damaging weather during a bus...

 2020-09-22 10:16 

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Finnish top court bans Finland's main neo-Nazi group...

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's Supreme Court has banned a neo-Nazi group on the grounds that its activities are "significantly contrary to law." Police had sought to dissolve the right-wing Nordic Resistance Movement, known for being violent ...

 2020-09-22 10:15 

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Pakistan says Afghan cross-border fire kills soldier...

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's military says a soldier has been killed overnight in the country's northwest by fire from across the Afghan border. It's a sign of increasing violence in an area that until recent years served as a ba...

 2020-09-22 10:12 

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Suspicious package under investigation in German parliament...

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say they're investigating a suspicious package that arrived Tuesday morning in the mail room of the country's parliament building. Police had no details on what caused officials responsible for security in the Bun...

 2020-09-22 10:11 

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Who's a hypocrite? GOP, Dems debate past comments on court...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are accusing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of blatant hypocrisy after he pledged a Senate vote on President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. Four years ago, McConnell refused to consider President...

 2020-09-22 10:11 

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Bloomberg raises millions to help Florida felons vote...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democratic billionaire and former presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is helping Florida felons pay their debts so they can vote in the presidential election. This comes days after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis won a court ...

 2020-09-22 10:11 

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Report: German hospital cyberattack trail leads to Russia...

BERLIN (AP) — German media are reporting that IT experts investigating a cyberattack that paralyzed computer systems at a major hospital in western Germany say one of the trails they are following leads to Russia. The attack caused the failure of IT...

 2020-09-22 10:09 

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Asia Today: Duterte extends virus calamity status by a year...

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte says he has extended a state of calamity in the Philippines by a year to allow the government to draw emergency funds faster to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and harness the police and military to m...

 2020-09-22 10:08 

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Italy's right makes inroads, but Democrats hold off sweep...

ROME (AP) — Italy's center-right parties made inroads in bastions of the left, but final results from regional elections Tuesday showed the center-left Democratic Party held out. That gives stability for now to the Democratic partnership with th...

 2020-09-22 09:29 

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Report finds 'abundant' supply of illicit drugs in EU...

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Illicit drugs are increasingly available in the European Union, where there is now "an abundant supply." That is one of the conclusions of the bloc's drug monitoring agency in its annual report Tuesday. The agency...

 2020-09-22 09:26 

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Europe ministers meet to avoid COVID-19 border cacophony...

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union ministers are discussing to better coordinate travel restrictions in the 27-nation bloc and guarantee the smooth circulation of people and goods as many EU nations see a resurgence of the coronavirus. European affairs ...

 2020-09-22 09:11 

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Virus scales down December Nobel peace prize award ceremony...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The award ceremony for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, traditionally held at the Oslo city hall on Dec. 10, will instead be held in scaled-down form at the city's university because of the coronavirus outbreak. The head of...

 2020-09-22 09:02 

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Poland seeks more flu vaccines amid shortage during pandemic...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's health minister says the government is trying to secure more flu vaccines due to a national shortage fueled by higher demand during the coronavirus pandemic. Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said Tuesday that Polan...

 2020-09-22 09:01 

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World shares mixed as Asia tracks Wall St, Europe rebounds...

European shares have bounced back after Asian benchmarks extended their slide. Stocks rose in Paris and Frankfurt but skidded Tuesday in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Seoul. Japan's markets were closed for a holiday. Stocks of big banks fell after a report ...

 2020-09-22 08:50 

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Assaults, arson, slurs: anti-Semitism a problem in Berlin...

BERLIN (AP) — A new report shows little progress made in combatting anti-Semitism in the German capital, a finding underscored by a recent attack on a Jewish-run bar. The findings on anti-Semitism in Berlin, released by the Department for Research a...

 2020-09-22 08:32 

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As Europe faces 2nd wave of virus, tracing apps lack impact...

LONDON (AP) — Mobile apps tracing new COVID cases were touted as a key part of Europe's plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven months into the pandemic, virus cases are surging again and the apps have not been widely adopted due to privacy...

 2020-09-22 08:28 

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Australian rescuers save 25 of 270 stranded whales so far...

HOBART, Australia (AP) — Officials say around one third of an estimated 270 pilot whales that became stranded on Australia's island state of Tasmania have died, with rescuers managing to return 25 to the sea in an ongoing operation. The whales w...

 2020-09-22 08:27 

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UK to impose tougher COVID-19 measures amid case spike...

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to announce new restrictions on social interaction as the government tries to slow the spread of COVID-19 before it spirals out of control. Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove told Sky ...

 2020-09-22 08:26 

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Lam says Australian judge gave no reason for quitting...

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says an Australian judge on Hong Kong's top court gave no reason for his resignation, a move that has raised questions about the semiautonomous Chinese territory's reputation for judicial independ...

 2020-09-22 08:12 

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Hamlin, Michael Jordan partner on NASCAR team for Wallace...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin is starting his own race car team in partnership with Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan and Bubba Wallace as the driver. Hamlin, a three-time Daytona 500 winner and top contender for this year's Cup title...

 2020-09-22 08:10 

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Hotel Congress is back open October 1...

Taco Tuesdays and Soul Food Wednesdays are among the nightly events that will return in October...

 2020-09-22 07:52 

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Young Afghan women, men perform whirling Sufi dance together...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A group of young Afghans both women and men is coming together in the war-torn capital to practice a mystical Sufi Islamic dance. The group's founder says she sees their whirling dance, called Sema, as a way of carving ...

 2020-09-22 07:48 

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Turkey accuses EU of rewarding aggressor in Libya...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has accused the European Union of "rewarding the aggressor" after the 27-nation bloc slapped sanctions on three transport companies for violating the U.N. arms embargo on Libya, including the Turkish shipping fir...

 2020-09-22 07:39 

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Road to Saudi ties with Israel being paved, cautiously...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia, the most powerful Arab nation and home to Islam's holiest sites, has made clear that full ties between the kingdom and Israel can only happen when a peace agreement is reached with the Palestinian...

 2020-09-22 07:33 

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German public-sector workers walk out to press pay demands...

BERLIN (AP) — Public-service workers in Germany have launched a campaign of short strikes to press their demand for a significant pay rsise, with hospital and child care center employees and drainage workers among those set to walk off the job in pa...

 2020-09-22 07:15 

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As rich nations struggle, Africa's virus response is praised...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has fractured global relationships. But Africa's top public health official has helped to steer the continent's 54 countries into an alliance praised as responding better than some richer nations,...

 2020-09-22 07:06 

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Does the coronavirus spread easily among children?...

Does the coronavirus spread easily among children? It appears the virus can spread among children and teens, but how easily may vary by age. Research is still underway, but children under age 10 seem to be less likely than older kids to transmit the virus...

 2020-09-22 07:02 

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The Latest: India confirms over 75,00 new coronavirus cases...

NEW DELHI — India on Tuesday confirmed over 75,000 new coronavirus cases and more than 1,000 deaths in the past 24 hours. With more than 5.5 million cases, India is behind only the United States in total number of confirmed infections. India's d...

 2020-09-22 06:47 

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Asian shares track Wall Street retreat; big banks tumble...

Shares are lower in Asia, tracking a retreat on Wall Street, and stocks of big banks fell after a report alleged several are profiting from illicit dealings with criminal networks. Shares declined in Hong Kong, Seoul, Sydney and Shanghai while Japanese ma...

 2020-09-22 06:43 

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German public-sector workers walk out to press pay demands...

BERLIN (AP) — Public-service workers in Germany have launched a campaign of short strikes to press their demand for a significant pay rise, with hospital and child care center employees and drainage workers among those set to walk off the job in par...

 2020-09-22 06:40 

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Lyles scheduled to start for Texas against Arizona...

Texas Rangers (19-35, fifth in the AL West) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (20-34, fifth in the NL West) Phoenix; Tuesday, 9:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Texas: Jordan Lyles (1-5, 7.07 ERA) Arizona: Caleb Smith (0-0, 4.50 ERA) LINE: Diamondbacks favored by 1...

 2020-09-22 05:48 

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Taiwan's Tsai visits base following Chinese show of force...

PENGHU, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen is visiting a military base on one of Taiwan's outlying islands in a display of resolve following a recent show of force by rival China. Tsai spoke to roughly a hundred air force pilots a...

 2020-09-22 05:41 

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Tokyo needs to convince sponsors Olympics will really happen...

TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach this week will join a number of Japanese government and city officials, local organizers, and other top International Olympic Committee leaders in repeating a message they've failed to convey forcefully eno...

 2020-09-22 05:29 

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Former TPD officers cleared of wrongdoing of in-custody death...

The former Tucson Police Officers who had a man die while he was in their custody will not be criminally prosecuted. The former officers include Jonathan Jackson, Samuel Routledge, Ryan Starbuck and Officer Jerin Stoor....

 2020-09-22 05:21 

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California wildfire threatening more than 1,000 homes...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire scorching its way through brush and timber from the mountains to the desert northeast of Los Angeles is threatening more than 1,000 homes. Authorities say the Bobcat Fire continues to threaten Mount Wilson northeast of ...

 2020-09-22 05:13 

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Local schools offer online tutoring for academic and social benefits...

How are your kids acclimating to online learning? Some schools say the online method works out great for some students while others are struggling with the adjustment....

 2020-09-22 05:07 

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Some see irony in COVID's impact on Mayflower commemoration...

A disease outbreak that wiped out large numbers of the Native inhabitants of what is now New England gave the Pilgrims a beachhead in the "New World." So, some historians find it ironic that a pandemic has put many of the 400th anniversary commemo...

 2020-09-22 05:05 

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Diving into Arizona's unemployment rate drop for August...

Arizona's unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 percent in August from 10.7 percent in July....

 2020-09-22 05:01 

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Campus outbreak brings uncertainty to San Diego's reopening...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Less than a month ago, San Diego was the only county in Southern California to advance to a second tier in the state's four-tiered reopening template. But more than 800 coronavirus cases at San Diego State University has helped ...

 2020-09-22 04:52 

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US: Mexican man with dehydration symptoms dies in Arizona...

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say a man from Mexico has died at a Tucson hospital after showing symptoms of dehydration....

 2020-09-22 04:52 

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Biggest unknown with Beta is how much rain it will bring...

HOUSTON (AP) — Tropical Storm Beta made landfall on the upper Texas coast on Monday night. The storm made landfall about 5 miles north of Port O'Connor, Texas, with maximum winds of 45 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Beta was the n...

 2020-09-22 04:40 

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Slow moving Tropical Storm Beta makes landfall on Texas coast as total rainfall it could bring remains unclear...

HOUSTON (AP) — Slow moving Tropical Storm Beta makes landfall on Texas coast as total rainfall it could bring remains unclear....

 2020-09-22 04:36 

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Who's a hypocrite? GOP, Dems debate past comments on court...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are accusing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of blatant hypocrisy after he pledged a Senate vote on President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. Four years ago, McConnell refused to consider President...

 2020-09-22 04:15 

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Third parties could play a lesser role in 2020 campaign...

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Third-party candidates could play a lesser role in 2020 than in years past. President Donald Trump's margin of victory in all three of the Great Lakes states that decided the 2016 election was less than the totals of third-...

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