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 2021-07-24 14:16 

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Lebanon signs deal to sell Iraqi fuel in move to ease crisis...

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon signed a deal Saturday to broker Iraqi fuel sales in hopes of alleviating a crippling financial and energy crisis in the small Mediterranean country, Lebanese and Iraqi media reported. The deal allows Beirut to resell 1 million...

 2021-07-24 13:52 

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Kosovo hails Krasniqi's gold medal in judo at Tokyo Games...

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The whole of Kosovo celebrated Saturday after Distria Krasniqi won the Olympic gold medal in judo, the second-ever Olympic medal for the tiny western Balkan country that became independent only 13 years ago. Krasniqi beat Fun...

 2021-07-24 13:52 

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Monsoon rains flood Philippine villages, thousands evacuate...

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of residents fled flooded communities and swollen rivers in the Philippine capital and outlying provinces Saturday after days of torrential monsoon rains, which left at least one villager dead, officials said. Of...

 2021-07-24 13:51 

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Olympics Latest: Dalhausser, Lucena lose to Dutch on beach...

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Beach volleyball player Phil Dalhausser has had a rough start to the Tokyo Games. The fo...

 2021-07-24 13:51 

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After vandalism, NYC George Floyd statue cleaned, will move...

NEW YORK (AP) — A statue of George Floyd that was defaced in Brooklyn has been cleaned and is headed for Manhattan's Union Square. The artwork was unveiled on the Juneteenth holiday in a spot on Flatbush Avenue. Five days later on June 24, it wa...

 2021-07-24 13:11 

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Britney Spears court fight reflects disability rights issues...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Around 50 people gathered around the Utah State Capitol dressed in glittery-hot pink attire on July 14, to rally for Britney Spears as she headed to court for her conservatorship case in California. It was a part of a nationwid...

 2021-07-24 13:10 

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Beware of budget gimmicks in push for massive spending deals...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators fashioning a pair of colossal bills that would deliver more than $4 trillion for infrastructure, health care, environment and other initiatives insist they will fully pay for both plans. Will they? In a Washington ritual a...

 2021-07-24 13:10 

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Some property owners plan to fight proposed Va. gas pipeline...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some people in central Virginia are preparing to fight a plan to put a natural gas pipeline through their properties that would serve a yet-to-be-built power plant in Charles City County. While Charles City County has approved t...

 2021-07-24 13:09 

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Summer school programs have more of a camp feel this year...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Albemarle County students are learning how to be inventors during summer school this year — a four-week program that is closer to a camp than school and aimed at helping students bounce back from the last year. "...

 2021-07-24 13:09 

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The Latest: Vietnam virus surge leads to Hanoi lockdown...

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam has announced a 15-day lockdown in the capital Hanoi as a coronavirus surge spread from the southern Mekong Delta region. The lockdown order, issued late Friday night, bans the gathering of more than two people in public. On...

 2021-07-24 12:51 

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Groups urge state to protect last wild Atlantic salmon in US...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is home to the last wild Atlantic salmon populations in the U.S., but a new push to protect the fish at the state level is unlikely to land them on the endangered list. Atlantic salmon once teemed in U.S. rivers, but now...

 2021-07-24 12:51 

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Naohisa Takato claims Japan's 1st Tokyo gold with judo win...

TOKYO (AP) — Naohisa Takato won Japan's first gold medal at its home Olympics, beating Taiwan's Yang Yung-wei in the men's 60-kilogram judo final on Saturday night. Kosovo's Distria Krasniqi beat Japan's Funa Tonaki in the women&...

 2021-07-24 12:50 

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Mind the gap: The basketball world is catching up to the US...

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — When the Dream Team era started in 1992, most of the NBA players in the Olympics represented the United States. David Stern knew what would happen from there. "In time," the former NBA commissioner predicted in 1995, &#...

 2021-07-24 12:50 

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Olympics Latest: Szilagyi wins 3rd fencing gold in sabre...

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Aron Szilagyi of Hungary has become the first Olympic fencer to win three in...

 2021-07-24 12:49 

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Japanese star Seto misses in 400 IM as Olympic swim starts...

TOKYO (AP) — Daiya Seto was so confident of advancing to the 400-meter individual medley final in his home Olympics, the Japanese star made a costly mistake. He didn't go fast enough. Seto surprisingly failed to qualify, finishing ninth on the o...

 2021-07-24 12:47 

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Flathead forest continues work to restore whitebark pine...

WHITEFISH, Mont. (AP) — Tiny whitebark pine trees just a few inches tall peaked out from behind old stumps and logs along a mountainside just outside of Whitefish Mountain Resort's boundary near the Hellroaring Basin. Dedicated workers from the ...

 2021-07-24 12:17 

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UK's summer getaway takes off but nothing like pre-COVID...

LONDON (AP) — With all British schools now closed for the summer, airports and airlines were looking a tad more normal on Saturday, though the number of families heading off for warmer climes remains way down on the levels seen before the coronaviru...

 2021-07-24 11:51 

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Olympics Latest: Jill Biden cheers on US swimmers in Tokyo...

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Members of the U.S. swimming team cheered and chanted from the stands for U.S. first lad...

 2021-07-24 11:09 

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Olympics Latest: Judoka Takato claims Japan's 1st Tokyo gold...

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Naohisa Takato has won Japan's first gold medal at its home Olympics, beating Taiwan...

 2021-07-24 10:52 

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Man in central China survives 3 days in flooded garage...

BEIJING (AP) — A man in central China was rescued after spending three days trapped in a flooded underground garage following torrential rains, while at least four bodies were found after a traffic tunnel was drained, a news report said Saturday. Th...

 2021-07-24 10:51 

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South Korea wins gold in archery's mixed team Olympic debut...

TOKYO (AP) — An San and teenager Kim Je Deok paired up to lead South Korea to a gold medal in the Olympic debut of archery's mixed team event at the Tokyo Games. On a sizzling Saturday at the Yumenoshima Park Archery Field, they held off Gabriel...

 2021-07-24 10:50 

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Bird sees no hypocrisy on US team staying for anthem...

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Sue Bird sees no contradiction with the U.S. team staying on the court during the national anthem at the Olympics. It's a change for the four-time Olympic gold medalist and her WNBA teammates. During the WNBA season players...

 2021-07-24 10:50 

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Beckie scores 2, Canada downs Chile 2-1 in women's soccer...

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Janine Beckie scored a pair of goals and Canada defeated Chile 2-1 Saturday in the group stage of the women's Olympic soccer competition. Beckie hit the post with a penalty attempt for Canada in the 21st minute, but she sco...

 2021-07-24 10:50 

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Olympics Latest: Krasniqi beats Tonaki for judo gold...

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Distria Krasniqi of Kosovo beat Funa Tonaki in the women's 48-kilogram Olympic judo ...

 2021-07-24 10:49 

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Long live the King; Uchimura's Olympic career ends in grace...

TOKYO (AP) — Kohei Uchimura spent a decade redefining the standard of excellence in men's gymnastics. The two-time Olympic champion's combination of grace and precision — coupled with a soft-spoken humility that did its best to downpla...

 2021-07-24 09:52 

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China's Yang takes first gold at uneasy Tokyo Olympics...

TOKYO (AP) — Hardly half a day passed before politics, the pandemic and blistering heat impacted events across the Tokyo Olympics. China's Yang Qian, at least, stayed right on target. Yang overtook Anastasiia Galashina of Russia to win the first...

 2021-07-24 09:52 

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Olympics Latest: Costa Rican surfer gets last-minute spot...

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The International Surfing Association has confirmed a last-minute alternate: Carlos Muno...

 2021-07-24 09:52 

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Surfing science: Dependent on weather, defined by the ocean...

ICHINOMIYA, Japan (AP) — Olympic surfing's debut is making clear that these wave riders are unsung masters of science — in climatology, meteorology and oceanography to be exact. Serious wave chasers are by default atmospheric science junki...

 2021-07-24 09:51 

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Gilchrist's comeback arrives at Tokyo Olympics...

TOKYO (AP) — On the way to her first game in the Tokyo Olympics, Kaleigh Gilchrist cried. She looked at pictures of family and friends, and thought about climbing out of that terrifying night in South Korea. And the tears just started falling. Tears...

 2021-07-24 09:10 

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Tourism board talks long-term vision for Daytona Beach...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Still reeling from the mayhem generated by the invasion of the chaotic Daytona Truck Meet in June, the Halifax Area Advertising Authority board of directors on Wednesday took a step toward defining a better long-term visio...

 2021-07-24 09:09 

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Olympics Latest: Suga, Macron meet as games get underway...

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and French President Emmanuel Macron have met in ...

 2021-07-24 08:51 

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Osterman pitches US softball over Mexico 2-0 for 3-0 start...

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Cat Osterman pitched shutout ball for the second time in four days, Ali Aguilar hit a tiebreaking, two-run single and the top-ranked United States beat No. 5 Mexico 2-0 Saturday at the Olympic softball tournament. The U.S. pit...

 2021-07-24 08:51 

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AP PHOTOS: At Olympics opening, zooming in on the outfits...

TOKYO (AP) — Olympics opening ceremonies generally focus on going big. They love to use grandeur and pomp and big visuals — fireworks, acrobatics, athletes marching en masse, choreography that's most impactful from a distance or on TV. But...

 2021-07-24 08:50 

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Japan surges to gymnastics lead; Reigning champ Uchimura out...

TOKYO (AP) — Kohei Uchimura's gymnastics career is over. The Japanese star can take solace knowing that the sport the two-time Olympic champion redefined appears to be in good hands in his home country. Daiki Hashimoto topped Olympic qualifying ...

 2021-07-24 08:50 

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EXPLAINER: Stalefish, nollie and other skateboarding lingo...

TOKYO (AP) — At the Tokyo Olympics, it's best to distinguish salad grinds from stalefish. Not tasty Japanese delicacies, but choice morsels from the rich lexicon of skateboarding. The new Olympic sport — competition starts Sunday — c...

 2021-07-24 08:50 

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Olympics Latest: South Korea wins gold in mixed team archery...

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT An San and teenager Kim Je Deok have paired up to lead South Korea to a gold...

 2021-07-24 08:49 

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Carapaz wins men's road race for Ecuador's 1st cycling medal...

OYAMA, Japan (AP) — Richard Carapaz rode away from the biggest names in cycling to win the Olympic road race Saturday, giving Ecuador its first medal in the sport in one of its marquee events on the first full day of the Tokyo Games. Embracing his n...

 2021-07-24 07:51 

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Olympics Latest: Youngest athlete in Tokyo out of Games...

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The youngest table tennis player in Olympics history is out of the Tokyo Games. Hend Zaz...

 2021-07-24 06:53 

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Canceled party: Scrubbed match silences Olympic beach venue...

TOKYO (AP) — The Olympic beach volleyball tournament got off to the quintessential coronavirus-era start. The event's very first scheduled match at the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Games was canceled on Saturday morning because a Czech player tested p...

 2021-07-24 06:53 

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Dalaloyan grapples with injury; China tops early qualifying...

TOKYO (AP) — Artur Dalaloyan put his hands over his eyes, made his way off the podium, sat down in a chair and wept. The Russian gymnast had just spent over a minute putting his heavily taped surgically repaired left leg through the rigors of a worl...

 2021-07-24 06:52 

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Coaching tree: Hughes' impact includes Olympic staff, others...

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — U.S. assistant Dan Hughes is not the face of the Olympic women's basketball team and he couldn't be happier in his supporting role. The 66-year-old has had more than his share of success but believes his biggest reward ...

 2021-07-24 06:52 

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M Go Big: Led by Power, Michigan goes 1-2 in NHL draft...

The NHL draft turned into a Michigan maize and blue affair Friday night. And there's a Hughes sibling reunion set to happen in New Jersey. Whatever challenges the coronavirus pandemic presented scouts in grading prospects, many of whom played shortene...

 2021-07-24 06:52 

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Residents of flood-hit German towns tell of short lead time...

AHRWEILER, Germany (AP) — Like other residents of his town in Germany, Wolfgang Huste knew a flood was coming. What nobody told him, he says, was how bad it would be. The 66-year-old antiquarian bookseller in Ahrweiler said the first serious warning...

 2021-07-24 06:51 

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'Don't look old': At 41, ageless Scola set for 5th Olympics...

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Luis Scola starts each day with the same wish. Argentina's captain is about to play in the Olympics for a fifth time, those appearances spanning three different decades. There are athletes at the Tokyo Games who were not ev...

 2021-07-24 06:51 

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China moves residents out of flooded areas, drains tunnels...

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers used bulldozers and rubber boats to move residents out of flooded neighborhoods in central China on Saturday after torrential rains killed at least 56 people. In Zhengzhou, a city of 12 million people, government crews armed ...

 2021-07-24 06:51 

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Reynolds HR, Pirates stop 4-game skid, beat Giants 6-4...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bryan Reynolds homered, Adam Frazier drew a bases-loaded walk to force in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning when Pittsburgh scored three times without a hit, and the Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Friday night...

 2021-07-24 06:51 

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Sabres trade Ristolainen to Flyers; Reinhart could be next...

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — General manager Kevyn Adams is just getting started after launching his offseason overhaul of the Buffalo Sabres by trading defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen to the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday. Forward Sam Reinhart might be next. ...

 2021-07-24 06:50 

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Grasping for air: Heat a major issue at Olympic tennis venue...

TOKYO (AP) — French Open finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova grasped for an air tube during a medical timeout and grew frustrated at the lack of ice in a court-side container. Mona Barthel struggled with 10 double-faults in a loss to Iga Swiatek as a ...

 2021-07-24 06:50 

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Olympics Latest: China's Hou wins weightlifting gold...

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Hou Zhihui has won China's second gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics with ...

 2021-07-24 06:49 

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Rockies rally, win in 10th as Dodgers' bullpen woes continue...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trevor Story homered and drove in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning as the Colorado Rockies took advantage of the Dodgers' recent bullpen woes, beating Los Angeles 9-6 Friday night. Charlie Blackmon added a two-run homer in ...

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