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 2022-01-06 20:03 

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Hollywood reacts to the death of Peter Bogdanovich...

Tributes to Peter Bogdanovich poured in following the death of the filmmaker, writer, critic and film historian. Bogdanovich, whose films included "The Last Picture Show" and "Paper Moon," died Thursday at the age of 82. ___ "Oh dear, ...

 2022-01-06 19:55 

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Playoff hopes on line for Hill, Saints against Ryan, Falcons...

NEW ORLEANS (8-8) at ATLANTA (7-9) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox BETTING LINE: Saints by 4, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Saints 8-8; Falcons 7-9. SERIES RECORD: Falcons lead 54-51. LAST MEETING: Falcons beat Saints 27-25 on Nov. 8, 202...

 2022-01-06 19:54 

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US check to WADA comes with memo: 'Sorry state of affairs'...

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. government paid its remaining $1.3 million in dues to the World Anti-Doping Agency but delivered a brusque message along with the check, calling its absence from the regulator's top decision-making boards a "sorry stat...

 2022-01-06 19:54 

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Rask close to return with Bruins, signs with Providence...

BOSTON (AP) — Goalkeeper Tuukka Rask is inching closer to a return to the Boston Bruins, signing a professional tryout agreement with AHL Providence on Thursday. Rask, currently a free agent, has spent 14 seasons with the Bruins. He is the franchise...

 2022-01-06 19:54 

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Richmond awards contract to remove monument pedestals...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond has awarded a contract for removing the city's last major Confederate statue and the pedestals where other Civil War monuments once stood. The city published a notice Wednesday saying it will award the contract to t...

 2022-01-06 19:54 

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Bears place quarterback Fields on reserve/COVID-19 list...

The Chicago Bears placed quarterback Justin Fields on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday, likely sidelining him for the finale and ending his rookie season. The Bears expected Fields to start at Minnesota on Sunday after missing the previous two games ...

 2022-01-06 19:53 

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Packers plan to start stars against Lions despite no stakes...

GREEN BAY (13-3) at DETROIT (2-13-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox OPENING LINE: Packers by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Packers 12-4; Lions 9-6-1. SERIES RECORD: Packers lead 105-72-7. LAST MEETING: Packers beat Lions 35-17 on Se...

 2022-01-06 19:53 

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With 'relentless recruiting,' Bama, UGA build all-star teams...

After Georgia beat Florida in November, Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart was asked about the importance of recruiting. His response was both obvious and emphatic: "The best coach to ever play the game better be a good recruiter because no coaching is going ...

 2022-01-06 19:52 

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Montana St in FCS final with home-state freshman at QB...

Montana native Tommy Mellott sat on the bench in tears as the final seconds ticked off in Montana State's FCS semifinal playoff game at home. The reactions from teammates and coaches to the true freshman quarterback were congratulatory, not consolator...

 2022-01-06 19:52 

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For Bears, Vikings, 'a game in the NFL is never meaningless'...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dalvin Cook practically leaped out of his seat when asked during his interview session about the motivation for a game without playoff stakes, lifting up the side of his shirt to reveal a large tattoo of his late father's like...

 2022-01-06 19:32 

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Winter storm blanketing parts of South with snow, ice...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A winter storm blanketed parts of the South with quick-falling snow, freezing rain and sleet Thursday, tying up some roads in Tennessee as the system tracked a path through Appalachia toward the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Th...

 2022-01-06 19:32 

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US had 5 rabies deaths last year, highest total in a....

NEW YORK (AP) — Five Americans died of rabies last year — the largest number in a decade — and health officials said Thursday that some of the people didn't realize they had been infected or refused life-saving shots. The Centers for...

 2022-01-06 19:04 

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Ex-columnist Kristof ineligible to run for Oregon governor...

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's secretary of state ruled Thursday that former New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is not eligible to run for governor because he does not meet the state's residency requirement. Questions about Kristof's...

 2022-01-06 18:55 

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Titans can secure AFC's top seed with win over Texans...

HOUSTON (AP) — Having clinched their second straight AFC South title last week, the Tennessee Titans need only a win over the lowly Houston Texans on Sunday to secure the top seed in the AFC playoffs and a coveted first-round bye. "I want a bye ...

 2022-01-06 18:55 

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Vikings host Bears with no playoff stakes, coach uncertainty...

CHICAGO (6-10) at MINNESOTA (7-9) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox BETTING LINE: Vikings by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Bears 6-10; Vikings 8-8. SERIES RECORD: Vikings lead 62-56-2. LAST MEETING: Vikings beat Bears 17-9 on Dec. 20, ...

 2022-01-06 18:54 

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Bengals resting QB Burrow for Browns' finale before playoffs...

CINCINNATI (10-6) at CLEVELAND (7-9) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox BETTING LINE: Bengals by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Bengals 9-7; Browns 7-9. SERIES RECORD: Bengals lead 51-45. LAST MEETING: Browns beat Bengals 41-16 on Nov. 7, 202...

 2022-01-06 18:54 

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US average long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 3.22%...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose in the past week to start the new year. They reached their highest level since May 2020, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, yet remained historically low. Mortgage buyer Freddie Ma...

 2022-01-06 18:54 

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Colts eye playoff berth, Jags brace for 'Klown out' finale...

INDIANAPOLIS (9-7) at JACKSONVILLE (2-14) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS OPENING LINE: Colts by 15 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Colts 10-6; Jaguars 4-12. SERIES RECORD: Colts lead 26-15. LAST MEETING: Colts beat Jaguars 23-17 on Nov....

 2022-01-06 18:54 

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Bucs make it official: terminate Antonio Brown's contract...

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have officially severed ties with Antonio Bryant, terminating the contract of the mercurial receiver who claimed he was fired in the middle of a game for not playing through an ankle injury. The Bucs annou...

 2022-01-06 18:53 

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Dolphins seeking 3rd consecutive victory over Patriots...

NEW ENGLAND (10-6) at MIAMI (8-8) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, CBS BETTING LINE: Patriots by 6.5, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: New England 10-6; Miami 8-7-1. SERIES RECORD: Dolphins lead 58-54. LAST MEETING: Dolphins beat Patriots 17-16 ...

 2022-01-06 18:53 

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Chiefs big favorite to beat Broncos for 13th straight time...

KANSAS CITY (11-5) at DENVER (7-9) Saturday, 4:30 p.m. EST, ESPN LINE: Chiefs by 10, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Kansas City 8-8; Denver 7-9. SERIES RECORD: Chiefs lead 68-55. LAST MEETING: Chiefs beat Broncos 22-9 on Dec. 5, 2021...

 2022-01-06 18:52 

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Steelers, Ravens carry slim playoff hopes into finale...

PITTSBURGH (8-7-1) at BALTIMORE (8-8) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS. BETTING LINE: Ravens by 5 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Steelers 7-9; Ravens 8-8. SERIES RECORD: Steelers lead 31-24. LAST MEETING: Steelers beat Ravens 20-19 on Dec...

 2022-01-06 18:34 

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US says Horn of Africa envoy stepping down 'in coming days'...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. State Department says its special envoy to the Horn of Africa will end his appointment "in the coming days" after a year marked by deadly crises in Ethiopia and Sudan. Envoy Jeffrey Feltman plans to step down s...

 2022-01-06 18:32 

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UK's Johnson apologizes after ethics investigator criticism...

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson has apologized after a government ethics investigator criticized the U.K. leader and his staff for failing to disclose messages he exchanged with a donor about financing the redecoration of his official res...

 2022-01-06 18:06 

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West Virginia wants to administer 4th COVID-19 vaccine dose...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said Thursday he will ask the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for permission to offer a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccines to residents 50 and older as well as to essential workers. At...

 2022-01-06 18:06 

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Medical relief teams leave Poland without reaching migrants...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — International humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders said Thursday that its teams assigned to Poland's border with Belarus have left the country after repeatedly being denied access to the migrants and refugees they wen...

 2022-01-06 18:05 

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Stepmother of missing Harmony Montgomery charged with fraud...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The stepmother of a girl who disappeared in 2019 has been charged with welfare fraud for collecting food stamps in her name, the New Hampshire attorney general's office said Thursday. Kayla Montgomery, 31, of Manchester, has...

 2022-01-06 18:04 

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump sticks to election falsehoods on Jan. 6...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Thursday clung to his false claims that the 2020 election was stolen as the nation marked the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. Reacting to President Joe Biden, who blamed him...

 2022-01-06 18:04 

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Mississippi House OKs congressional remap amid objections...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Mississippi House on Thursday approved a plan to redraw the state's four congressional districts. The 76-42 vote was mostly along party lines, with Republicans and one independent in favor and Demo...

 2022-01-06 18:03 

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Review: A solid if by-the-numbers spy thriller in 'The 355'...

It's always a little suspect when too much is made of a big action movie being "female-fronted." Unfortunately, Hollywood has decided lately that in course correcting for decades of gender inequity in certain genres that it's not enough to...

 2022-01-06 18:03 

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Review: Good deeds go punished in Farhadi's 'A Hero'...

In Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi's films, reasonably straightforward set-ups — a divorce, a missing woman, a newly lent apartment — unspool such complex, cascading developments that it comes as no surprise that a found handbag stuffed w...

 2022-01-06 18:02 

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As Broadway fights virus surge, unsung heroes find spotlight...

NEW YORK (AP) — The theatrical magic keeping Broadway going during the latest coronavirus surge has been the unheralded performers ready to step into any role in an emergency. Then there's Carla Stickler, who had actually left show business but ...

 2022-01-06 18:02 

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WHO: Record weekly jump in COVID-19 cases but fewer deaths...

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Thursday that a record 9.5 million COVID-19 cases were tallied over the last week as the omicron variant of the coronavirus swept the planet, a 71% increase from the previous 7-day period that the U.N...

 2022-01-06 17:56 

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Cardinals host Seahawks, still have shot at NFC West title...

SEATTLE (6-10) at ARIZONA (11-5) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, Fox BETTING LINE: Cardinals by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Seattle 8-8; Arizona 10-6. SERIES RECORD: Tied 22-22-1. LAST MEETING: Cardinals beat Seahawks 23-13 on Nov. ...

 2022-01-06 17:55 

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Titans can clinch AFC's top seed, bye with win over Texans...

TENNESSEE (11-5) at HOUSTON (4-12) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS OPENING LINE: Titans by 10 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Titans 10-6; Houston 7-9. SERIES RECORD: Titans lead 21-18. LAST MEETING: Texans beat Titans 22-13 on Nov. 21, ...

 2022-01-06 17:55 

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Bills seek to clinch AFC East in season finale against Jets...

NEW YORK JETS (4-12) at BUFFALO (10-6) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, CBS BETTING LINE: Buffalo by 16 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: New York 6-10; Buffalo 9-7. SERIES RECORD: Bills lead 66-56. LAST MEETING: Bills beat Jets 45-17 at New...

 2022-01-06 17:55 

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Patriots, playing for seeding, head out for Dolphins' finale...

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — When the NFL regular season draws to a close on Sunday night, the New England Patriots might end up as the No. 1 seed for the AFC playoffs. They also could be second. Or third. Or even fourth, fifth, sixth or seventh. Ever...

 2022-01-06 17:54 

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Saints expect to be 'peeking' at scoreboard against Falcons...

ATLANTA (AP) — Taysom Hill and the New Orleans Saints will be watching the scoreboard when they close their regular season at the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The Saints must beat the Falcons to preserve their playoff hopes. The Saints also need the L...

 2022-01-06 17:54 

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Playoff spot on the line when Chargers visit Raiders...

For three straight weeks, the Las Vegas Raiders needed to win in order to keep any realistic playoff hopes alive. Three nail-biters later, and the Raiders can get into the postseason for the second time in the past 19 seasons with another win against the ...

 2022-01-06 17:53 

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Flawed but resilient, No. 1 Alabama peaking at right time...

Down to the last play of the regular season, this Alabama team managed to bounce off the ropes when it seemed most vulnerable. It is unlike some previous Nick Saban powerhouses that have been seemingly destined for the national title game — barring ...

 2022-01-06 17:53 

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SB Bowl champs won't rest healthy starters vs. Panthers...

CAROLINA (5-11) at TAMPA BAY (12-4) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, Fox BETTING LINE: Buccaneers by 8, according to FanDuel SportsBoo k. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Panthers 5-11; Buccaneers 8-8. SERIES RECORD: Panthers lead 24-18. LAST MEETING: Buccaneers beat Panthers 3...

 2022-01-06 17:52 

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Cowboys, Eagles gear up for playoffs with little at stake...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Not much gets the competitive juices flowing in Philadelphia like the Eagles hosting the Dallas Cowboys. Eagles wideout Greg Ward called it "the biggest rivalry in football," but rivalry talk has been muted for the final ...

 2022-01-06 17:33 

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Jennifer Garner named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year...

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Jennifer Garner has been named Woman of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals, based not just on her career as an actor, but also because of her record as a philanthropist and entrepreneur, the organi...

 2022-01-06 17:32 

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Biden decries Trump backers' 'dagger at throat' of democracy...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden accused Donald Trump and his supporters of holding a "dagger at the throat of democracy" in a forceful speech Thursday marking the anniversary of the deadly breach of the U.S. Capitol. He warned that tho...

 2022-01-06 17:02 

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Chicago schools shut for 2nd day over virus safety protocols...

CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of Chicago students remained out of school for a second straight day Thursday after leaders of the nation's third-largest school district failed to resolve a deepening clash with the influential teachers union over COVID...

 2022-01-06 16:54 

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Red-hot housing market to fuel record borrowing in '22...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fierce competition, low mortgage rates and soaring prices that helped raise mortgage borrowing to record heights last year is expected to drive lending even higher this year, experts say. Banks lent an estimated $1.61 trillion...

 2022-01-06 16:53 

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Playoff-bound Cowboys, Eagles meet with little at stake...

DALLAS (11-5) at PHILADELPHIA (9-7) Saturday, 8:15 p.m., ESPN BETTING LINE: Cowboys by 7, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Cowboys 12-4; Eagles 8-7-1. SERIES RECORD: Cowboys lead 71-54. LAST MEETING: Cowboys beat Eagles 41-21 on Sept. ...

 2022-01-06 16:52 

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Prime time: Raiders host Chargers with playoff spot on line...

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (9-7) at LAS VEGAS (9-7) Sunday, 8:20 p.m. EST, NBC BETTING LINE: Chargers by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Los Angeles 8-8; Las Vegas 7-9. SERIES RECORD: Raiders lead 66-56-2. LAST MEETING: Chargers beat Rai...

 2022-01-06 16:33 

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Cuomo due in court virtually after DA drops fondling case...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Andrew Cuomo will be required to appear virtually for a court session Friday as a judge considers a prosecutor's request to dismiss a fondling case against the former New York governor. Albany County District Attorney David S...

 2022-01-06 16:33 

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Maxwell trial juror retains lawyer with verdict in jeopardy...

NEW YORK (AP) — A juror at the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell who told reporters he was sexually abused as a child has retained a lawyer, the trial judge said Thursday. The unidentified juror's public interviews led defense lawyers in the case to sa...

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