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 2022-02-10 23:54 

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Mikaela Shiffrin says she is ready for 'fun' Olympic super-G...

BEIJING (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin is ready to have some "fun" when she returns to Olympic action in the super-G. Shiffrin posted on Twitter early Friday morning that she is grateful "to have the opportunity to refocus on a new race, in the...

 2022-02-10 23:53 

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Biden dog Commander to make TV debut during 'Puppy Bowl'...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's puppy Commander will make his TV debut on Super Bowl Sunday. The German shepherd and Biden's wife, Jill, will appear in a commercial airing before Sunday's broadcast of "Puppy Bowl XVIII." ...

 2022-02-10 23:53 

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Bears' new OC Getsy tasked with getting most out of Fields...

CHICAGO (AP) — Luke Getsy noticed how important the relationship that quarterback Aaron Rodgers had with his position coach and offensive coordinator was during his first stint on Green Bay's staff eight years ago. That type of connection is som...

 2022-02-10 23:52 

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With Harden-Simmons swap, Nets make a move Lakers didn't...

In swapping James Harden for Ben Simmons, the Brooklyn Nets decided they needed to act now as they slide down the standings. The Los Angeles Lakers didn't do the same. A number of deals were made Thursday before the NBA's trade deadline, topped by...

 2022-02-10 23:33 

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Deputy Virginia AG resigns over posts lauding Jan. 6 rioters...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A deputy Virginia attorney general resigned Thursday after social media posts surfaced in which she praised the Capitol rioters as "patriots," falsely claimed Donald Trump won the 2020 election and espoused conspiracy th...

 2022-02-10 23:33 

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Federal investigation of LGBTQ dating ban at BYU dismissed...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education has dismissed a civil-rights investigation into how LGBTQ students are disciplined at Brigham Young University, saying it doesn't have the authority to enforce the matter at the private reli...

 2022-02-10 23:32 

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Ohio mayor concerned ice shanties could lead to prostitution...

HUDSON, Ohio (AP) — The mayor of an upscale city outside Cleveland is making headlines again for a remark at a recent City Council meeting that allowing ice fishing shanties on a city lake could lead to prostitution. Hudson Mayor Craig Shubert durin...

 2022-02-10 23:32 

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Boy Scouts: Tentative deal with official sex abuse claimants...

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Two years after filing for Chapter 11 protection amid a flood of child sex abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America has reached a tentative settlement with an official bankruptcy committee representing more than 80,000 men who sa...

 2022-02-10 23:32 

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Lieutenant: Officers should have intervened in Floyd killing...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Three former Minneapolis police officers on trial for violating George Floyd's civil rights should have intervened to stop fellow Officer Derek Chauvin when he had his knee on the Black man's neck, the head of the Minn...

 2022-02-10 22:54 

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Minnesota editor returning to Louisiana's largest newspaper...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The editor of Louisiana's largest newspaper is retiring, and the new editor is a returning New Orleans native who comes to the job after heading the biggest newspaper in Minnesota. Rene Sanchez of the Star Tribune of Minneapol...

 2022-02-10 22:54 

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BSA reaches deal with official abuse claimants committee...

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Two years after filing for Chapter 11 protection amid a flood of child sex abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America has reached a tentative settlement with an official bankruptcy committee representing more than 80,000 men who sa...

 2022-02-10 22:53 

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Legacy grant provides $2 million to Los Angeles communities...

A $2 million grant is being provided to Los Angeles communities through funding from the NFL Foundation, the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee, the LA84 Foundation, and the Play Equity Fund. Each grant will support the Champions Live Here initiative, ...

 2022-02-10 22:52 

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Coyotes to use Arizona State's new hockey arena for 3 years...

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes will use Arizona State's new on-campus hockey arena for at least the next three years while the team looks for a permanent home. Arizona State's arena will hold about 5,000 fans, easily making it the N...

 2022-02-10 22:06 

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New charges for Colorado clerk targeted in voting probe...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado county elections clerk under investigation by federal and state authorities in a security breach of voting machines posted bond on Thursday on two misdemeanor charges in a separate case, authorities said. Tina...

 2022-02-10 22:04 

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DC high schools receive bomb threats for 3rd straight day...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public high schools in Washington, D.C., faced a fresh wave of bomb threats Thursday, despite the arrest of a teenager who is accused of making some of the previous threats. No hazardous materials were found. Five high schools were...

 2022-02-10 22:04 

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Review: Neeson's back with the skills again, in 'Blacklight'...

About halfway through "Blacklight,"; Liam Neeson's 54,796th action movie, someone asks his character how long he's been doing his job. "Oh, probably too long," he replies. Sorry to flag this — but it's just such an easy ta...

 2022-02-10 21:55 

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Novavax says protein vaccine works for kids as young as 12...

Novavax announced Thursday that its COVID-19 vaccine proved safe and effective in a study of 12- to 17-year-olds. Novavax makes a protein-based vaccine — a different type than the most widely used shots — that's a late arrival to the COVID...

 2022-02-10 21:55 

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California accuses Tesla of alleged discrimination at plant...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators have sued Tesla Inc. alleging the electric car maker has been discriminating against Black employees at the San Francisco Bay Area factory where most of its vehicles are made. The lawsuit seems likely ...

 2022-02-10 21:55 

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US urges Canada to use federal powers to end bridge blockade...

TORONTO (AP) — The Biden administration urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government Thursday to use its federal powers to end the truck blockade by Canadians protesting the country's COVID-19 restrictions, as the bumper-to-bumper demons...

 2022-02-10 21:55 

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Rocket startup's Florida launch debut ends in ocean crash...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A rocket startup's big Florida launch debut ended with all four mini satellites destroyed Thursday. California-based Astra sent its rocket soaring from Cape Canaveral after multiple delays, including a last-second eng...

 2022-02-10 21:54 

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US buys 600K doses of new COVID antibody awaiting clearance...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Addressing diminished treatment options in the omicron wave, the Biden administration has purchased enough of a yet-to-be approved antibody drug to treat 600,000 COVID-19 patients, officials said Thursday. The new monoclonal antibo...

 2022-02-10 21:53 

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Rams, Bengals have enough stars to keep attention on field...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three-time AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald. Three-time All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey. Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. with his pass-catching flair. And the NFL's best receiver this year in Cooper Kupp. Those...

 2022-02-10 21:53 

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Stocks slump, bond yields soar after a hot inflation reading...

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks slumped and bond yields moved sharply higher after a hot reading on inflation led to greater expectations that the Federal Reserve will have to move forcefully to cool down the economy by raising interest rates. The S&P 500 ga...

 2022-02-10 21:53 

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Wild LW Foligno gets 2-game ban for kneeing Jets' Lowry...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild left wing Marcus Foligno received a two-game suspension from the NHL on Thursday for kneeing Winnipeg's Adam Lowry at the end of a fight. In the third period of the Wild-Jets game on Tuesday, Foligno pulled ...

 2022-02-10 21:52 

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US Soccer responds to players' dismay over misconduct claims...

U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone said Thursday she shares the concerns of national team players who expressed dismay over the federation's handling of complaints against former Chicago Red Stars coach Rory Dames. Christen Press, Crystal Dunn, A...

 2022-02-10 21:15 

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Mexican migrant shelter aspires to raise its own food...

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — A shelter near the U.S.-Mexico border is hosting not only migrants and asylum seekers, but chickens, pigs and eventually fish as the priest who runs it confronts lengthier stays by seeking a degree of self-sufficiency an...

 2022-02-10 21:00 

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Syracuse C Jesse Edwards breaks left wrist, out for season...

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse center Jesse Edwards has a fractured left wrist and will miss the rest of the season, the school said Thursday. Edwards, who has had a breakout junior season, apparently injured to his non-shooting hand in Tuesday nigh...

 2022-02-10 20:56 

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EXPLAINER: Here's how to legally bet on the Super Bowl...

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Sports betting is now legal in 30 states, and more Americans than ever before have an opportunity to place a legal bet on Sunday's Super Bowl. With sports betting ads blitzing the airwaves with come-ons and promotions,...

 2022-02-10 20:56 

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Indiana reinstates suspended players after curfew violation...

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Hoosiers should be at full strength when they visit No. 17 Michigan State on Saturday. Coach Mike Woodson announced Thursday that the five players who were suspended for Tuesday night's loss at Northwestern w...

 2022-02-10 20:55 

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Kaulig leads invigorating new team to NASCAR's top level...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LeafFilter is basically a screen that prevents leaves and debris from clogging your gutters. It is also the company that helped Matt Kaulig build a professional sports team from scratch. Kaulig went from selling home remodelin...

 2022-02-10 20:55 

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Struggling Oilers fire Tippett, replace him with Woodcroft...

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers fired coach Dave Tippett on Thursday with the star-studded team scrambling to secure a playoff spot. Jay Woodcroft, the 45-year-old head coach of the Oilers' AHL affiliate in Bakersfield, California, ...

 2022-02-10 20:54 

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AP source: Hornets acquire Montrezl Harrell from Wizards...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have acquired power forward/center Montrezl Harrell from the Washington Wizards for veteran backup point guard Ish Smith, second-year forward Vernon Carey Jr. and a future second-round draft pick, said a ...

 2022-02-10 20:54 

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Celtics send Dozier, Bol to Magic to cut salary...

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics announced they've traded guard PJ Dozier and forward Bol Bol, along with a future second-round pick and cash to the Orlando Magic on Thursday in exchange for a protected 2023 second-round pick. Dozier and Bol cam...

 2022-02-10 20:54 

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McDaniel saw 'no red flags' before accepting Dolphins job...

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins introduced Mike McDaniel as their new head coach Thursday at a news conference during which the franchise owner and general manager only talked about the new hire. McDaniel was hired Sunday, 27 days afte...

 2022-02-10 20:54 

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Trump backer, 4 others charged with voter fraud in Wisconsin...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A supporter of former President Donald Trump who wanted to root out voter fraud is among five people who was charged Thursday with election fraud by a Republican district attorney who's running for Wisconsin attorney general...

 2022-02-10 20:53 

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AP source: Mavs sending Porzingis to Wizards for 2 players...

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks are sending Kristaps Porzingis to the Washington Wizards for Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans, a person with knowledge of the trade said Thursday. The deal was reached not long before the NBA trading deadline an...

 2022-02-10 20:53 

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AP source: Denver's Ed Donatell agrees to join Vikings as DC...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ed Donatell has agreed to become the defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings under head-coach-to-be Kevin O'Connell, according to a person with knowledge of the decision. The person spoke to The Associated Press on cond...

 2022-02-10 20:06 

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Democrat Gray-Jackson enters Alaska US Senate race...

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker has announced her bid for the U.S. Senate seat in Alaska held by Republican Lisa Murkowski. State Sen. Elvi Gray-Jackson, a former Anchorage Assembly member in her first term in the Alaska Legislatur...

 2022-02-10 20:05 

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Cop safety cited in no-knock warrant ahead of Locke's death...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities searching the Minneapolis apartment where Amir Locke was killed by a SWAT team member said a no-knock search warrant was necessary to protect the public and officers as they looked for guns, drugs and clothing worn by ...

 2022-02-10 20:05 

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EXPLAINER: A scarcity of chips feeds frustration, inflation...

Even coming off its fastest annual growth in 37 years, the U.S. economy is still bogged down by a persistent shortage of the computer chips essential to the technology that connects, transports and entertains us. The problem has been building since pandem...

 2022-02-10 20:05 

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Wisconsin election conspiracy theorist running for governor...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state lawmaker who has won praise from former President Donald Trump for his attempts to reverse President Joe Biden's win in Wisconsin filed paperwork Thursday to run for governor, a move that would shake up the Republica...

 2022-02-10 20:04 

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Here's why mask mandates are falling across the US...

As the omicron wave of the coronavirus subsides, several U.S. states including Nevada, New York and Illinois ended mask mandates this week for indoor settings, while others lifted requirements at schools. The White House says talks are underway about how ...

 2022-02-10 20:03 

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Composer Ricky Ian Gordon premieres 2 operas in 5-day span...

Ricky Ian Gordon headed downtown where his "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" was being premiered by the New York City Opera on Jan. 27. When not absorbed with that, he walked from his Upper West Side home to Lincoln Center, where previews were be...

 2022-02-10 20:01 

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Virginia Senate Democrats defeat 20-week abortion ban...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Democrat-controlled Virginia Senate committee defeated a bill Thursday that would have prohibited abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in most circumstances. The measure from Republican Sen. Amanda Chase failed on a party-lin...

 2022-02-10 20:01 

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Vaccine mandate for federal workers blocked by 2nd court...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has declined, for now, to allow the Biden administration to require COVID-19 vaccinations for federal employees. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled 2-1 Wednesday to maintain a block ...

 2022-02-10 20:00 

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Biden puts focus on drug prices in fight against inflation...

CULPEPER, Virginia (AP) — Unable to tame inflation that has worsened sharply under his watch, President Joe Biden stressed Thursday that his administration's policies would cut prescription drug prices and make life more affordable for families....

 2022-02-10 20:00 

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Abortions in Texas fell 60% in 1st month under new limits...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortions in Texas fell by 60% in the first month under the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S. in decades, according to new figures that for the first time reveal a full accounting of the immediate impact. The nearly 2,20...

 2022-02-10 19:59 

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Lehman Center celebrates 40th season serving the Bronx, NY...

NEW YORK (AP) — Over the last decade, the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts has served the Latino population in the Bronx by hosting stars including Jos Feliciano, Gilberto Santa Rosa and La India, while attracting a wider audience with acts lik...

 2022-02-10 19:59 

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Deadly US Northwest heat prompts legislation aimed at relief...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As Oregon's capital city sweltered under a deadly June heat wave, Bryleigh O'Neil and three roommates were unable to afford or find air conditioners. They spent their days seeking relief from 117-degree (47 C) temperatu...

 2022-02-10 19:59 

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Scientist testifies about drugs found after Floyd killing...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A forensic scientist with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension testified Thursday at the federal trial of three former officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights about drugs investigators found in...

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