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 2021-09-17 01:03 

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Haiti PM, under fire, addresses evidence in leader's slaying...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The office of Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry issued its first public statement Thursday about evidence authorities say they have of phone calls between him and a key suspect in the presidential assassination, saying ...

 2021-09-17 00:58 

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McAuliffe, Youngkin clash over abortion, COVID in 1st debate...

GRUNDY, Va. (AP) — Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin clashed over abortion and vaccination policies Thursday in Virginia's first gubernatorial debate of the general election season, as each sought to cast the other as extrem...

 2021-09-17 00:53 

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Latest: Alaska seeing one of sharpest COVID-19 surges in US...

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska's state epidemiologist says Alaska is experiencing "one of the sharpest surges" in COVID-19 in the country. Dr. Joe McLaughlin added that it's not clear when the situation might stabilize. He says a lot will d...

 2021-09-17 00:31 

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Fighting fire with fire to protect ancient sequoia trees...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With flames advancing toward the signature grove of ancient massive trees in Sequoia National Park, firefighters on Thursday fought fire with fire. Using firing operations to burn out flammable vegetation and other matter before t...

 2021-09-17 00:04 

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One in 538: Map sparks fight over electoral vote in Nebraska...

LINCOLN, Nebraska (AP) — A new political map proposed by Nebraska Republicans wouldn't just make it harder for Democrats to win one of the state's three House seats — it would make it a little bit harder for Democrats to win the White ...

 2021-09-17 00:04 

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US Forest Service hits brakes on Arizona restoration project...

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has put the brakes on a effort to thin hundreds of square miles of land in Arizona to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires, drawing sharp rebukes from elected officials. The Four Forest Restoratio...

 2021-09-17 00:03 

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NY governor vows to fight lawsuit over vaccine mandate...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul vowed this week to fight a lawsuit launched by a group of Christian health care practitioners who argue that New York's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for many health care workers is unconstitutional beca...

 2021-09-16 23:53 

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Fox's vaccine criticism focuses attention on its own policy...

NEW YORK (AP) — A steady criticism of COVID vaccine mandates by figures on Fox News has drawn attention to its own company's stringent rules on the topic — even from President Joe Biden. The president was denounced as an "authoritarian...

 2021-09-16 23:53 

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Jan. 6 committee seeking records on Milley's China calls...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of a House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection said Thursday they have sought records related to calls from Gen. Mark Milley, the top U.S. military officer, to his Chinese counterpart in the turbulen...

 2021-09-16 23:53 

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Lawyer Murdaugh exits jail after $10M insurance fraud arrest...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Instead of a suit and tie, lawyer Alex Murdaugh found himself in a jail jumpsuit Thursday in a cramped South Carolina courtroom, struggling to wipe tears from his eyes with handcuffed wrists as his lawyer detailed how his life ...

 2021-09-16 23:32 

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COVID-19 surge forces health care rationing in parts of West...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In another ominous sign about the spread of the delta variant, Idaho public health leaders on Thursday expanded health care rationing statewide and individual hospital systems in Alaska and Montana have enacted similar crisis sta...

 2021-09-16 23:32 

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EXPLAINER: The Texas abortion law's swift impact, and future...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in October will hear the Biden administration's efforts to block Texas' new law banning most abortions, which is already putting a strain on clinics and patients in the two weeks since it took effect. U.S...

 2021-09-16 23:32 

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Clarence Thomas criticizes judges for veering into politics...

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Thursday criticized some in the judiciary for veering into the role of legislators and politicians, saying it is not the role of judges to make policy or to base decisions on their per...

 2021-09-16 23:31 

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Minnesota high court OKs ballot question on Minneapolis PD...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday evening for voters in Minneapolis to decide on the future of policing in the city where George Floyd was killed, just ahead of the start of early and absentee voting. The state&...

 2021-09-16 23:31 

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Witnesses: Suspect in slayings of 4 met victim at bar...

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — One of two men suspected in the shooting deaths of four people found in an abandoned SUV in Wisconsin was spotted meeting with one of the victims the night before at a Minnesota bar, authorities said Thursday. Darren Lee McWri...

 2021-09-16 23:31 

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Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Powell, the bright-eyed, operatic-voiced star of Hollywood's golden age musicals who sang with Howard Keel in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" and danced with Fred Astaire in "Royal Wedding," has died. Sh...

 2021-09-16 22:53 

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Seattle Mariners land All-Star Game earlier than expected...

SEATTLE (AP) — When the Seattle Mariners started down the path of bidding for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the target was 2024 or later to host for a third time. When MLB came back to the club earlier this year asking if 2023 was a possi...

 2021-09-16 22:52 

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AP FACT CHECK: Biden's shaky claims on jobs, gasoline...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boasting that government policies can make a difference in improving the economy, President Joe Biden went too far Thursday in taking credit for job growth since taking office. He also made a dubious suggestion that wrongdoing is b...

 2021-09-16 22:32 

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Beavers face Vandals with a chance to go above .500...

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Chance Nolan is making the most of his, well, chance as Oregon State's starting quarterback. Nolan threw for 302 yards and a pair of touchdowns last weekend against Hawaii, and it's safe to say he will again be the sta...

 2021-09-16 22:31 

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Another Texas execution delayed on religious freedom claims...

HOUSTON (AP) — Another Texas inmate has had his execution delayed over claims the state is violating his religious freedom by not letting his spiritual adviser lay hands on him at the time of his lethal injection. Ruben Gutierrez was set to be execu...

 2021-09-16 22:31 

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Catholic orphanage's ex-residents ask church to fund therapy...

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Some of the residents of a long-closed Vermont orphanage want the Catholic Church to pay for therapy as they continue to recover from what they described as abuse at the hands of the nuns and priests who were supposed to...

 2021-09-16 22:31 

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Facebook bans German accounts under new 'social harm' policy...

Facebook removed almost 150 accounts and pages linked to anti-lockdown demonstrators in Germany, the company announced Thursday, under a new policy focused on groups that spread misinformation or incite violence but who don't fit into the platform'...

 2021-09-16 22:31 

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Latest: Mississippi passes New Jersey in COVID-19 death rate...

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi has surpassed New Jersey as the state with the highest rate of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S., with roughly 1 of every 320 Mississippians having succumbed to the coronavirus. The state's top health official on Thursday ...

 2021-09-16 22:05 

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Fun & names: Colorado lists TV, movie characters as starters...

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Buffaloes' depth chart contains a bunch of characters — from TV shows and Hollywood movies. Even a few singers, too. Just part of the plan not to reveal anything along the lines of position depth since Mi...

 2021-09-16 22:05 

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West Africa to impose bans, freeze assets of Guinea junta...

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — West African leaders have decided to impose travel bans and freeze financial assets of members of Guinea's ruling junta and their families after a coup more than a week ago, according to the bloc known as ECOWAS. The decision...

 2021-09-16 22:04 

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Illinois hopes 'better angels' prevail in Lincoln desk rehab...

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The storage-room merchants' desk where President-elect Abraham Lincoln penned his first inaugural address, beseeching southern states to recall the "mystic chords of memory" and invoke "the better angels of o...

 2021-09-16 21:59 

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Tommy Thompson has surgery after water-skiing accident...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tommy Thompson, the longest-serving governor in Wisconsin history and current interim president of the University of Wisconsin System, had surgery Thursday following a water-skiing accident. "On my way in to surgery this mor...

 2021-09-16 21:59 

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EXPLAINER: The Texas abortion's law swift impact, and future...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in October will hear the Biden administration's efforts to block Texas' new law banning most abortions, which is already putting a strain on clinics and patients in the two weeks since it took effect. U.S...

 2021-09-16 21:58 

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Latest: US OKs new use for Eli Lilly's COVID-19 treatment...

WASHINGTON U.S. health officials have authorized Eli Lilly's COVID-19 treatment for a new use in preventing disease in people who have been recently exposed to the virus. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday granted emergency use of the drug f...

 2021-09-16 21:53 

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'The Crown,' 'Ted Lasso,' streaming seek Emmy Awards glory...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The miniature statutes given at the Emmy Awards on Sunday can be an outsized boon to egos, careers and guessing games. Will "The Mandalorian" bow to "The Crown" as best drama series? Can the feel-good comedy "T...

 2021-09-16 21:32 

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California wildfires threaten famous giant sequoia trees...

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Multiple forest fires on Thursday were threatening groves of gigantic sequoias in California's Sierra Nevada mountains that are home to some of the world's largest trees. Flames would likely reach the famous Giant...

 2021-09-16 21:32 

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GOP Senate candidate: US should not accept Afghan refugees...

PHOENIX (AP) — The United States should not accept Afghan refugees, including translators and others who helped the American military during the 20-year war, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Lamon said, staking out a hardline stance against a gr...

 2021-09-16 21:32 

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Lawyer charged in probe of Trump-Russia investigation...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prosecutor tasked with examining the U.S. government's investigation into Russian election interference charged a prominent cybersecurity lawyer on Thursday with making a false statement to the FBI. The case against the att...

 2021-09-16 21:31 

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Biden angers France, EU with new Australia, UK initiative...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's decision to form a strategic Indo-Pacific alliance with Australia and Britain to counter China is angering France and the European Union. They're feeling left out and seeing it as a return to the Trump...

 2021-09-16 21:31 

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Court halts use of health order to expel migrant families...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ruled Thursday that the U.S. government must stop using a public health order to quickly expel migrants with children who are apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan gave the gov...

 2021-09-16 21:31 

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McConnell unmoved on debt limit, risking turmoil for Biden...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has been enlisting one emissary after another to convince Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell to help raise the federal debt limit. It's not working. Despite the high-level conversations, including...

 2021-09-16 21:31 

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Judge invites Prince Andrew to request unsealing of records...

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Andrew can request the unsealing of a 2009 settlement agreement that his lawyer claims protects him from a lawsuit alleging he sexually assaulted a girl two decades ago, a U.S. judge said Thursday. Judge Loretta A. Preska in M...

 2021-09-16 20:32 

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German police detain teen after Yom Kippur synagogue threat...

BERLIN (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was detained Thursday in connection with a possible plan for an Islamic extremist attack on a synagogue in the German city of Hagen, authorities said. The detention took place on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism...

 2021-09-16 20:32 

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Hundreds of migrating songbirds crash into NYC skyscrapers...

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of birds migrating through New York City this week died after crashing into the city's glass towers, a mass casualty event spotlighted by a New York City Audubon volunteer's tweets showing the World Trade Center litt...

 2021-09-16 20:32 

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NYC's Rikers Island jail spirals into chaos amid pandemic...

NEW YORK (AP) — A spate of inmate deaths. Cellblocks unguarded. Staggering staffing shortages caused by AWOL guards. Detainees deprived of food and medical care. New York City's notorious Rikers Island jail complex, troubled by years of neglect,...

 2021-09-16 20:32 

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Italy requires COVID-19 pass for all workers from Oct. 15...

MILAN (AP) — Italian workers in both the public and private sectors must display a health pass to access their workplaces from Oct. 15 under a decree adopted Thursday by Premier Mario Draghi's broad-based coalition government. The measures are t...

 2021-09-16 20:32 

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Stocks end lower after a brief afternoon recovery fades...

Stocks couldn't hold on to a brief afternoon gain and wound up ending mostly lower. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average each lost about 0.2% Thursday, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq managed to eke out a gain of 0.1%. More stocks fell than ro...

 2021-09-16 20:31 

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Covered California director to step down in February...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The director of Covered California said Thursday he will step down early next year, prompting a national search for a new leader of the nation's largest state-based health insurance marketplace. Peter Lee has been Cover...

 2021-09-16 20:31 

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MassMutual fined for failing to monitor GameStop saga star...

NEW YORK (AP) — Massachusetts regulators are fining MassMutual $4 million and ordering it to overhaul its social-media policies after accusing the company of failing to supervise an employee whose online cheerleading of GameStop's stock helped l...

 2021-09-16 20:31 

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Latest: GOP AGs threaten legal action over vaccine mandate...

HOUSTON — Two dozen Republican attorneys general are warning the White House of impending legal action if a proposed coronavirus vaccine requirement for as many as 100 million Americans goes into effect. The letter sent Thursday is the latest in GOP...

 2021-09-16 20:04 

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State opposes Hubbard request for early release from prison...

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — State prosecutors are urging a judge to deny former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard's request for early release from prison, arguing his "belated apology" for his ethics conviction is not enough. In a Wednesday co...

 2021-09-16 20:04 

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Lawyer: Arizona Senate's 2020 election review out next week...

PHOENIX (AP) — An attorney representing the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate told a judge Thursday that the long-delayed review of 2020 election results in the state's most populous county will be released next week. The results of the so-ca...

 2021-09-16 20:03 

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GOP prosecutors threaten lawsuits over vaccine requirement...

Two dozen Republican attorneys general warned the White House on Thursday of impending legal action if a proposed coronavirus vaccine requirement for as many as 100 million Americans goes into effect. "Your plan is disastrous and counterproductive,&#3...

 2021-09-16 20:03 

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TV actor Allison Mack enters prison in NXIVM sex slave case...

NEW YORK (AP) — TV actor Allison Mack, who played a key role in the cultlike group NXIVM, has surrendered to a California prison to serve her sentence in a New York case against the group's spiritual leader. Mack, best known for her role as a yo...

 2021-09-16 19:58 

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Chiefs' Mathieu ready to take field after COVID-19 bout...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tryann Mathieu kept hoping, even as the days slowly went by and he returned one positive test after another, that he would be cleared of COVID-19 in time to join the Kansas City Chiefs for their season opener against Clevelan...

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