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 2022-01-17 16:15 

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On MLK Day, Biden says Americans must commit to King's work...

ATLANTA (AP) — Americans must commit to the unfinished work of Martin Luther King Jr., delivering jobs and justice and protecting "the sacred right to vote, a right from which all other rights flow," President Joe Biden said Monday. Martin L...

 2022-01-17 16:05 

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N. Korea fires short-range missiles in 4th launch this month...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea Monday in its fourth weapons launch this month, South Korea's military said, with the apparent goal of demonstrating its military might during paused diplo...

 2022-01-17 16:05 

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Sudanese forces open fire on anti-coup protests, killing 3...

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces opened fire on protesters Monday, killing at least three people and wounding several as thousands took to the streets in Khartoum and elsewhere in the country to denounce an October military coup, activists said...

 2022-01-17 16:05 

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Sudanese forces open fire on anti-coup protests, killing 3...

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces opened fire on protesters Monday, killing at least three people and wounding several as thousands took to the streets in Khartoum and elsewhere in the country to denounce an October military coup, activists said...

 2022-01-17 16:04 

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Cold case team shines new light on betrayal of Anne Frank...

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A cold case team that combed through evidence for five years in a bid to unravel one of World War II's enduring mysteries has reached what it calls the "most likely scenario" of who betrayed Jewish teenage diarist Anne F...

 2022-01-17 15:59 

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Mexico president returns after 2nd COVID-19 infection...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador returned to his morning news conference Monday following a week of isolation for his second coronavirus infection. The president used his relatively speedy recovery to remark on the light...

 2022-01-17 15:59 

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Chan, Zuckerberg fighting Native American vaccine hesitancy...

Dallas Goldtooth, known for his role in the hit FX television series "Reservation Dogs," slowly swivels in his chair to face the camera in a recent TikTok video. As he looks at the audience, a voice-over announcer says, "When people refuse to ...

 2022-01-17 15:55 

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Insider Q&A: Realtors' group Chief Economist Lawrence Yun...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. housing market had another scorcher of a year in 2021, aided by low mortgage rates, a swell of demand that outstripped supply and a rebounding job market. The supply-demand equation remains sharply lopsided heading into t...

 2022-01-17 15:55 

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Sweden's spy agency probes drones over 3 nuclear plants...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's domestic security agency said Monday it has taken over the preliminary investigation into drones that last week were seen hovering over or near the country's three nuclear power plants. At first police sai...

 2022-01-17 15:54 

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AP Was There: Jordan scores 63 in double OT loss to Celtics...

Michael Jordan scores 63 points in a 135-131 double-overtime playoff loss to the Boston Celtics. Jordan broke records held by Elgin Baylor, Bob Cousy and Wilt Chamberlain. But Jordan couldn't stop Boston from making its own bit of history. The Celtics...

 2022-01-17 15:54 

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EU chief scraps meetings because driver is COVID-19 positive...

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Monday that she has canceled her in-person appointments at the European Parliament this week after her driver tested positive for COVID-19. Von der Leyen said she was already in...

 2022-01-17 15:54 

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AP Was There: Wilkins beats rookie Jordan for dunk title...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dominique Wilkins of the Atlanta Hawks outduels rookie Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls in an epic slam dunk contest. Wilkins receives perfect scores on his last two dunks with the first bounced off the floor before slamming i...

 2022-01-17 15:53 

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AP Was There: Bird beats Magic in 1st Finals showdown...

BOSTON (AP) — June 12, 1984: The Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-102 in Game 7 in the first NBA Finals between Boston's Larry Bird and Los Angeles' Magic Johnson. They would meet in the finals two more times, with the Lakers w...

 2022-01-17 15:53 

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Euro nations seek path between high inflation, weak growth...

BRUSSELS (AP) — Euro finance chiefs on Monday engaged in a high-wire political balancing act prompted by conflicting economic forces: a weaker growth outlook and stronger inflation. Finance ministers from the 19 nations that share the common euro cu...

 2022-01-17 15:53 

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AP WAS THERE: Magic plays center, Lakers clinch NBA title...

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (AP) — Rookie Earvin "Magic" Johnson steps in and plays center for the injured Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in Game 6 of the NBA Finals with his Los Angeles Lakers holding a 3-2 series lead over the Philadelphia 76ers. Johnson, a 6-...

 2022-01-17 14:59 

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Germany ending 'untenable' ban on advertising abortions...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's justice minister on Monday launched a drive to remove from the country's criminal code a ban on doctors "advertising"; abortion services, a provision that he said is untenable. The move is the first of several ...

 2022-01-17 14:59 

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Djokovic lands in Serbia as questions arise over French Open...

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic returned home Monday after being thwarted from defending his Australian Open title only to face a new predicament: He could be barred from the French Open this year, too, if he's still not vaccinated agains...

 2022-01-17 14:32 

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Beijing to offer Olympic tickets to 'selected' spectators...

BEIJING (AP) — Only "selected" spectators will be permitted at next month's Beijing Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said Monday. Beijing had already announced that no fans from outside the country would be permit...

 2022-01-17 14:32 

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On MLK Day, Yellen says US economy is unfair to Black people...

ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. economy "has never worked fairly for Black Americans — or, really, for any American of color," Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in a speech delivered Monday, one of many by national leaders acknowledging unm...

 2022-01-17 14:31 

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Palestinian family protests east Jerusalem home eviction...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian residents of a flashpoint east Jerusalem neighborhood held a tense standoff with Israeli authorities on Monday as police came to evict them from a disputed property. Several residents of a home in Sheikh Jarrah climbed o...

 2022-01-17 14:05 

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Scott creates MLK Day videos, hopes to rebut Biden speech...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With a video series on issues he sees as pertinent to the Black community, the U.S. Senate's only Black Republican, Tim Scott of South Carolina, is putting forth what he characterizes as a positive response to partisan rhet...

 2022-01-17 14:04 

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Suspected drone attack in Abu Dhabi kills 3, wounds 6...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A suspected drone attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels targeting a key oil facility in Abu Dhabi killed three people and sparked a separate fire at Abu Dhabi's international airport on Monday, police said. Polic...

 2022-01-17 14:04 

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Pinelands lovers: NJ not saving forests from vehicle damage...

SHAMONG, N.J. (AP) — Advocates for New Jersey's ecologically sensitive Pinelands region say the state is not doing nearly enough to protect the fragile woodlands from damage caused by motorcycles and off-road vehicles. Parts of numerous state fo...

 2022-01-17 14:04 

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Turkish court rules to keep philanthropist Kavala in prison...

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court ruled Monday to keep prominent Turkish civil rights activist and philanthropist Osman Kavala in prison, despite his more than four years in pre-trial detention. The hearing took place as a Council of Europe deadline t...

 2022-01-17 14:03 

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How's he doing? Americans weigh in on Biden's performance...

President Joe Biden took office at a particularly polarized time in American history, so it's not surprising that citizens are divided on his performance at the one-year mark. A Georgia history teacher who voted for Biden would give him a "C" ...

 2022-01-17 13:59 

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Pandemic hasn't slowed China's love for US lobster...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — China is showing no signs of slowing its demand for American lobster this year despite disruption to the supply chain and international trade caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Chinese demand for the crustaceans grew dramatic...

 2022-01-17 13:33 

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Amazon's UK site backs away from plan to stop taking Visa...

LONDON (AP) — Amazon's British website has backed away from plans to stop accepting Visa credit cards issued in the United Kingdom, saying Monday that the move has been put on hold while talks between the two sides continue. The online retailer ...

 2022-01-17 13:32 

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German journalist acquitted of terror charges in Turkey...

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court has acquitted German journalist Mesale Tolu after years on trial for terror-related charges. "After 4 years, 8 months and 20 days: Acquitted of both charges!" Tolu tweeted after her acquittal. She was accused ...

 2022-01-17 13:32 

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Russia denies looking for pretext to invade Ukraine...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top diplomat on Monday angrily rejected the U.S. allegations that it was preparing a pretext to invade Ukraine as Russian troops have remained concentrated near the border. The White House said Friday that U.S. intelligenc...

 2022-01-17 13:32 

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Far-right presidential contender convicted for hate speech...

PARIS (AP) — French far-right presidential candidate ric Zemmour was convicted Monday of inciting racial hatred over 2020 comments he made about unaccompanied migrant children. A Paris court ordered Zemmour to pay a fine of 10,000 euros (more than $...

 2022-01-17 13:31 

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In Greece, unvaccinated people 60 and up face monthly fines...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece imposed a vaccination mandate Monday for people 60 and older, as the country's vaccination rate remains below the European Union average and a spike in infections has put sustained pressure on Greek hospitals. Older ...

 2022-01-17 12:59 

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Credit Suisse chairman resigns after internal investigation...

GENEVA (AP) — Credit Suisse says its chairman has resigned following an internal investigation that reportedly turned up that he had violated quarantine rules intended to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The resignation of Antonio Horta-Osorio, a Britis...

 2022-01-17 12:06 

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Philippine dictator's son defeats bid vs. presidential run...

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The son of former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos defeated on Monday a bid to disqualify him from the May 9 presidential race but still faces other petitions from human rights victims and others who have raised alarm ...

 2022-01-17 12:05 

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Hindu monk jailed after calling for 'genocide' of Muslims...

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities have charged a Hindu monk with inciting religious violence after he called for the "genocide" of India's Muslims at a meeting of right-wing supporters, police said Monday. Senior police officer Swatant...

 2022-01-17 12:05 

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Paris court to rule in far-right presidential contender case...

PARIS (AP) — A Paris court will deliver a verdict Monday in a case involving far-right presidential candidate Eric Zemmour, who is charged with inciting racial hatred after comments he made on unaccompanied migrant children. Zemmour, who has two pri...

 2022-01-17 12:04 

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Turkey's Erdogan in Albania to boost bilateral ties...

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday visited Albania to talk with Prime Minister Edi Rama on strengthening bilateral ties and also inaugurate new apartments funded by Turkey for Albanians left homeless by the 2019 ...

 2022-01-17 12:04 

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Trial against philanthropist and dozens resumes in Turkey...

ISTANBUL (AP) — The trial against prominent Turkish civil rights figure Osman Kavala resumed Monday — the 1539th day of his pre-trial detention — without his participation. The hearing is taking place as a Council of Europe deadline that...

 2022-01-17 12:04 

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UN official: Libya elections could be rescheduled for June...

CAIRO (AP) — A senior U.N. official said she is pushing for Libya to hold elections by June after the county missed a December deadline to elect its first president since the 2011 ouster and killing of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Stephanie Wi...

 2022-01-17 11:59 

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In Greece, unvaccinated older people now face monthly fines...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece Monday imposed a vaccination mandate for people over age 60, as coverage remains below the European Union average and a recent spike in infections has sustained pressure on hospitals. Older people failing to get vaccinat...

 2022-01-17 11:54 

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China's Xi rejects 'Cold War mentality,' pushes cooperation...

GENEVA (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping called Monday for greater world cooperation against COVID-19 and pledged to send an additional 1 billion doses of vaccine to other countries, while urging other powers to discard a "Cold-War mentality&#...

 2022-01-17 11:53 

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7 in Swiss trial over protest against quarry expansion...

GENEVA (AP) — Seven activists have gone on trial in Switzerland on Monday over charges including alleged trespassing and resisting arrest, over their roles in a campsite protest against the expansion of a limestone quarry in rolling Swiss countrysid...

 2022-01-17 11:53 

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Tennis star's deportation exposes Australian border debate...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Weary after two years of some of the harshest COVID-19 border restrictions in the world, many Australians wanted tennis star Novak Djokovic kicked out of their country for traveling to a tennis tournament without being va...

 2022-01-17 11:53 

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Former NBA great Yao Ming addresses Peng Shuai, Olympics...

BEIJING (AP) — Former NBA great Yao Ming said Monday he and others had a pleasant talk when they met last month with Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, whose disappearance after making a sexual assault allegation against a former government official ...

 2022-01-17 11:52 

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Djokovic lands in Serbia after deportation from Australia...

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic arrived in his native Serbia on Monday after being deported from Australia because he was not vaccinated against COVID-19, ending his hopes of defending his Australian Open title. The tennis star's exit fro...

 2022-01-17 10:32 

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From Bergamo to Beijing, Italy aims for more Olympic success...

MODENA, Italy (AP) — The endless cacophony of ambulance sirens. The convoys of military trucks carrying away the overflowing coffins. The funerals — or lack thereof. Nobody who lived through the initial wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Berg...

 2022-01-17 10:31 

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Winter storm whipping East Coast with snow, thunderstorms...

A dangerous winter storm was bringing significant snowfall, strong thunderstorms and blustery winds to the East Coast of the U.S. on Monday. A foot (30 centimeters) of snow was forecast for parts of New England, New York state, Ohio and Pennsylvania throu...

 2022-01-17 09:00 

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Beijing shopper's lone omicron case draws national attention...

BEIJING (AP) — A 26-year-old woman in China's capital Beijing who contracted the omicron strain of COVID-19 has drawn national attention on social media for her shopping trips. The woman, who has not been identified by name, reportedly visited h...

 2022-01-17 08:53 

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World shares mixed after China reports slowing growth...

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mixed on Monday after China reported that its economy expanded at an 8.1% annual pace in 2021, though growth slowed to half that level in the last quarter. Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Shanghai advanced while Hong Kon...

 2022-01-17 08:52 

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USA Bobsled reveals 12-person team for Beijing Olympics...

Elana Meyers Taylor is a U.S. Olympian for the fourth time. Kaillie Humphries is headed to her fourth Olympics as well, her first as an American. They were expected to be at the Beijing Games. The rest of the U.S. bobsled roster has some surprises. A 12-p...

 2022-01-17 08:32 

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Atlanta church service will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr....

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's mayor, Georgia's governor and U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock are scheduled to attend the annual Martin Luther King Jr. service at King's old congregation, Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. The service at Ebenezer an...

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