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 2020-11-27 13:29 

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Hittin' the Trails 4 You San Pedro Trail...

This trail sits along the base of the San Pedro river. Experienced hikers can go the full 30 mile distance along this trail, but this spot is great for all skill levels....

 2020-11-27 13:29 

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Demonstrators in Iraq take to street unmasked amid pandemic...

BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands of followers of a firebrand Iraqi cleric — most of them not wearing protective masks — have taken to the streets of the capital in a show of support for their leader ahead of elections slated for next year, stirr...

 2020-11-27 13:25 

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Black Friday offers beacon of hope to struggling stores...

NEW YORK (AP) — After months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy, Black Friday is offering a small beacon of hope. In normal times, Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year, drawing millions of shoppers eager to get...

 2020-11-27 13:00 

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Navajo homes getting electricity with CARES Act funding...

SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah (AP) — Homes on the Navajo Nation are getting electricity under a program funded by CARES Act money. With the funding expiring at the end of the year, crews are working 10 hours a day, seven days a week to reach more homes. Nav...

 2020-11-27 12:55 

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Asia Today: South Korea cases stay above 500 for 2nd day...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's daily virus tally is hovering above 500 for the second straight day, and the country's prime minister is urging the public to stay home this weekend to contain a viral resurgence. The Korea Disease Con...

 2020-11-27 12:54 

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Black Friday 2020: Holiday shopping begins!...

It's usually the day where shoppers eagerly line up to get all of the steals and deals in preparation for Christmas. But what does 2020 have to bring to the table this Black Friday?...

 2020-11-27 12:53 

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A new doc peeks inside the USPS's Operation Santa program...

Every year, hundreds of thousands of letters to Santa go through the USPS system, asking for everything from toys to food. The program, which has been running in some form for over 100 years, takes letters from kids in need, matches them up with donors an...

 2020-11-27 12:45 

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Iran shuts gov't offices, tightening virus restrictions...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV says all government offices will effectively close and operate with only essential staff. That further tightens coronavirus measures as the country struggles to contain its most widespread wave of infection ye...

 2020-11-27 12:41 

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New cardinals quarantine in pope's hotel ahead of consistory...

ROME (AP) — The Vatican's Santa Marta hotel was built to sequester cardinals during papal elections. It's now sequestering soon-to-be cardinals in town for this weekend's ceremony to get their red hats, A handful are in protective corona...

 2020-11-27 12:41 

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Candle wax in Oslo fjord puzzles Norwegian authorities...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian officials are asking the public for helping cleaning up and mapping large amounts of paraffin wax found at the entrance to the Oslo Fjord. Officials have not identified the source of the grains of white wax that ...

 2020-11-27 12:38 

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For Big Tech, Biden brings a new era but no ease in scrutiny...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The big tech companies enjoyed a cozy relationship with the Obama-Biden administration. Joe Biden is back now, ready to take the presidential mantle in January. But times have changed, and Big Tech is hardly expecting a return to t...

 2020-11-27 11:53 

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15,000 UK jobs in peril as retailer Arcadia weighs future...

LONDON (AP) — Another 15,000 or so jobs retailing jobs in Britain are in peril after Arcadia Group said it is working on "contingency options to secure the future of the group's brands." Speculation has been growing that the sprawling re...

 2020-11-27 11:46 

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Putin foe Navalny urges EU to be ready for Russian election...

BRUSSELS (AP) — Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny is urging the European Union to reject the results of Russia's parliamentary election next year if any candidates are blocked from taking part. Navalny has been recovering in Germany f...

 2020-11-27 11:39 

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US agency investigating Tesla front suspension failures...

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency is investigating complaints that front suspensions can fail on nearly 115,000 Tesla electric vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has 43 complaints that link...

 2020-11-27 11:18 

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China slaps 200% tax on Australia wine amid tensions...

BEIJING (AP) — China has added wine to the growing list of Australian goods barred from its markets in a trade war against Australia over disputes including its support for an investigation into the origin of the coronavirus. The Ministry of Commerc...

 2020-11-27 11:16 

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Keep cool: Germany preps vaccine drive as COVID cases hit 1M...

TUTTLINGEN, Germany (AP) — The German government is preparing to roll out a nationwide coronavirus vaccine program as it became the latest country to hit the milestone of 1 million confirmed cases Friday. The efforts involve special freezers capable...

 2020-11-27 11:11 

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Indonesian police move transgender celebrity to private cell...

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police have moved a female transgender Instagram celebrity, Millen Cyrus, to a special cell following public outrage over her initial placement in a male detention cell after she was arrested as a suspect in a dr...

 2020-11-27 11:05 

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France, UN to host new Lebanon aid conference amid deadlock...

PARIS (AP) — France and the U.N. will host a new conference next week about aid to Beirut after its devastating port explosion in August, amid political deadlock and worsening economic crisis in Lebanon. French President Emmanuel Macron and U.N. Sec...

 2020-11-27 10:44 

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Turkey probes German navy's search of Libya-bound freighter...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation into the search of a Turkish commercial freighter by the crew of a German frigate participating in a European Union mission to enforce an arms embargo on Libya. Turkey has prot...

 2020-11-27 10:41 

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Tokyo Olympic organizers plan to host 18 test events...

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics are getting a kickstart. Local organizers have announced a series of 18 test events set to start in March. The Tokyo Olympics are to open on July 23, 2021, after being postponed eight months ago by the COVID-19 pandem...

 2020-11-27 10:35 

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UK to launch new watchdog next year to police tech giants...

LONDON (AP) — Britain plans to create a new watchdog to police big tech companies including Google and Facebook to counter their market dominance and prevent them from exploiting consumers and small businesses. The U.K. government said Friday that i...

 2020-11-27 10:33 

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Top California air, climate regulator hopes to run Biden EPA...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Mary Nichols will soon leave her job as California's top air regulator after more than four decades of advocating for ambitious climate policies in the nation's most populous state. In recent years, she's been t...

 2020-11-27 10:33 

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Thailand signs supply deals for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine...

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand has signed a deal to procure 26 million doses of the trial coronavirus vaccine developed by pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca in collaboration with Oxford University. It is expected to be delivered in mid-2021. The deal, worth ...

 2020-11-27 10:32 

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Pope backs Argentine women's opposition to abortion bill...

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is encouraging Argentine women who are protesting a proposed new law to legalize abortion, saying the protection of life is above all a matter of human ethics. In the letter to the women dated Nov. 22, Francis wrote: "Is...

 2020-11-27 10:31 

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Another week gone, Brexit trade talks remain stuck...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says that another week of Brexit talks on a new trade deal has gone with barely any progress. EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier is heading to London for ever-more pressing weekend negotiations to avoid chaos and e...

 2020-11-27 10:26 

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Facing terror charges, Iran diplomat skips trial opening day...

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — An Iranian diplomat suspected of masterminding a thwarted bomb attack against an exiled Iranian opposition group in France did not attend the opening day of his trial on terror charges Friday. More than two years after the cr...

 2020-11-27 10:10 

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India: Pakistan shelling kills 3 Indian soldiers in Kashmir...

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Indian army says at least three Indian soldiers have been killed in a barrage of mortar shelling and gunfire by Pakistani soldiers along the highly militarized frontier in Indian-controlled Kashmir. An Indian army spokesma...

 2020-11-27 10:00 

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Lawmakers throw pig guts, punches on Taiwan parliament floor...

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Lawmakers in Taiwan got into a fist fight and threw pig guts at each other over a soon-to-be enacted policy that would allow imports of U.S. pork and beef. Premier Su Tseng-chang was due to give a regularly scheduled policy rep...

 2020-11-27 09:59 

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Students in Burkina Faso fear extremists more than COVID-19...

DORI, Burkina Faso (AP) — Children returning to school in Burkina Faso's volatile Sahel region have to practice safety drills to prepare for potential jihadist attacks that have ravaged the West African nation, killing more than 2,000 people thi...

 2020-11-27 09:49 

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The Latest: Australian state marks 28 days with no new case...

MELBOURNE, Australia — From nearly 8,000 active cases in August and more than 800 deaths in the Australian state of Victoria to the elimination of the coronavirus: It's an achievement that one Melbourne doctor says he thought was unthinkable onl...

 2020-11-27 09:44 

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Magnitude 4.7 quake hits eastern Turkey, no damage reported...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An earthquake with a 4.7 magnitude has struck Malatya province in eastern Turkey, sending people pouring out into the streets in fear. There was however, no immediate report of any damage or casualties. The earthquake, which wa...

 2020-11-27 09:40 

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Japan spacecraft carrying asteroid soil samples nears home...

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese spacecraft is nearing Earth after a yearlong journey home from a distant asteroid with soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system. The Hayabusa2 spacecraft left the asteroid Ryugu, about...

 2020-11-27 09:38 

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Global stocks mixed amid unease about vaccine development...

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets are mixed as questions about the effectiveness of one possible coronavirus vaccine weigh on investor optimism. London and Sydney declined while Shanghai, Frankfurt and Hong Kong gained. Investors have been encoura...

 2020-11-27 09:35 

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AP Week in Pictures, Europe and Africa...

NOV. 20 26, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the Europe and Africa regions. The gallery was curated by AP photographer Pavel Golovkin in Moscow. Follow AP visual j...

 2020-11-27 09:18 

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Rabbi attacked at knifepoint by woman assailant in Vienna...

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian police say a rabbi was attacked at knifepoint in Vienna by a woman, who ripped the Jewish skullcap from his head and yelled an anti-Semitic threat before fleeing. The incident occurred Thursday afternoon when the woman kicked ...

 2020-11-27 09:08 

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Police: Woman dead after van crashes into Buffalo monument...

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a woman has died after a speeding minivan crashed into a monument in downtown Buffalo. The unidentified male driver was in critical condition after the crash, which happened before 7:30 a.m. The female passenger, whos...

 2020-11-27 08:21 

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Ethiopians flee Tigray capital in fear of imminent assault...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — People are continuing to flee the capital of Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region in fear of an imminent assault after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the army had been ordered to move in for the "final phase" of an of...

 2020-11-27 08:04 

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Unfazed Indian farmers press on protests against new laws...

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of agitated farmers in India are facing tear gas and baton charge from police as they resume their march to the capital to protest new laws that they fear will give more power to corporations and reduce their earnings. Hea...

 2020-11-27 07:57 

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Cher to visit Pakistan to help 'world's loneliest elephant'...

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An animal welfare group says the iconic singer and actress Cher is set to visit Pakistan. She's celebrating the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the "world's loneliest elephant," who will soon leave his Pakistani zoo for ...

 2020-11-27 07:53 

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Academic detained in Iran for 2 years returns to Australia...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has arrived back in Australia and will soon reunite with her family after more than two years in an Iranian prison. Moore-Gilbert was met Friday by public health officials and members of the Au...

 2020-11-27 07:53 

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AP PHOTOS: Greece puts faith in online schooling...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In empty classrooms across Greece, teachers are holding online lessons after the government ordered that all tuition, from pre-school through to university, must take place remotely. Most other European countries have vowed to ...

 2020-11-27 07:47 

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German coronavirus cases now above 1 million...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has hit another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic, ticking above 1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Robert Koch Institute, the country's disease control center, said that Germany's 16 states reported 22...

 2020-11-27 07:40 

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Government officials say Australian academic freed from Iran prison after more than 800 days has arrived back home...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Government officials say Australian academic freed from Iran prison after more than 800 days has arrived back home....

 2020-11-27 07:27 

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Excerpts of letters sent to Santa...

Excerpts from letters sent to Santa that have been received by his sorting office in France....

 2020-11-27 07:26 

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In Santa's mailbag, a peek into children's pandemic worries...

LIBOURNE, France (AP) — Letters pouring by the tens of thousands into Santa's mailbox offer a glimpse into the worries and hopes of children awaiting a pandemic-hit Christmas. Any letter addressed "Pere Noel" — French for Father Ch...

 2020-11-27 07:06 

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S Korea agency says N Korea executed people, shut Pyongyang...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's spy agency has told lawmakers that North Korea executed at least two people, banned fishing at sea and locked down its capital Pyongyang as part of frantic anti-coronavirus steps. The lawmakers cited the N...

 2020-11-27 06:53 

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China hikes taxes on Australian wine amid political tension...

BEIJING (AP) — China is raising import taxes on Australian wine, stepping up pressure on Australia over disputes including its support for a probe into the origin of the coronavirus. The anti-dumping duties of up to 212.1% take effect Saturday. The ...

 2020-11-27 05:49 

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Top California air, climate regulator hopes to run Biden EPA...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Mary Nichols will soon leave her job as California's top air regulator after more than four decades of advocating for ambitious climate policies in the nation's most populous state. In recent years, she's been t...

 2020-11-27 05:37 

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The Latest: Australian state marks 28 days with no new case...

MELBOURNE, Australia — From nearly 8,000 active cases in August and more than 800 deaths in the Australian state of Victoria to the elimination of the coronavirus: It's an achievement that one Melbourne doctor says he thought was unthinkable onl...

 2020-11-27 05:37 

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This Year's Black Friday Shopping is Unlike Any Other...

Many big box stores were closed. Any other year, a crowd of people would be outside waiting to get their hands on Black Friday deals....

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