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 2022-01-05 20:32 

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Swiss army backs home-grown IM service amid privacy concerns...

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss army has told its ranks to stop using foreign instant-messaging services like WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram for official communications. Instead, it's opting for a Swiss alternative —- in part over concerns about le...

 2022-01-05 20:31 

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US stocks slump after minutes from Fed meeting rattle market...

Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street in afternoon trading Thursday after the minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting of policymakers signaled increasing concerns about inflation. The S&P 500 was down 1.3% as of 3:03 p.m. Eastern. Technology comp...

 2022-01-05 20:06 

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Missouri 2022 legislative session begins...

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led Legislature kicked off the 2022 annual session Wednesday amid a coronavirus surge and during an election year. Seating in House hearing rooms and the chamber is limited to curb the spread of COVID-1...

 2022-01-05 20:05 

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Governor, health officials: No need to close SC over omicron...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said Wednesday the lessons state officials learned over the past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic along with a variant that doesn't seem as serious or deadly means there is no need to sh...

 2022-01-05 20:05 

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Health care, climate change crux of NY governor's 2022 plan...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul was delivering her first State of the State address Wednesday, outlining an agenda for an economic comeback from the coronavirus pandemic and new government investments in health care, housing and renew...

 2022-01-05 20:04 

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Federal suit challenges NYC's vaccine edict on private firms...

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed in federal court challenging New York City's sweeping mandate requiring nearly all private-sector businesses to ban unvaccinated employees from the workplace, asserting that the city's attempt to cont...

 2022-01-05 20:04 

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US, Germany support Lithuania in spat with China over Taiwan...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Germany on Wednesday backed Lithuania in its spat with China, saying the pressure exerted by Beijing against the tiny Baltic nation was unwarranted, Lithuania broke with diplomatic custom last year by letting ...

 2022-01-05 20:03 

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Sundance cancels in-person film festival due to virus surge...

NEW YORK (AP) — Just two weeks before it was to be held in Park City, Utah, the Sundance Film Festival is canceling its in-person festival and reverting to an entirely virtual edition due to the current coronavirus surge. Festival organizers announc...

 2022-01-05 19:58 

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Survey: Parents increased quality time at pandemic's start...

During the first several months of the pandemic in the U.S., Dina Levy made her young daughter and son go on walks with her three times a day. They kicked a soccer ball around at the nearby high school. The children, then 11 and 8, created an obstacle cou...

 2022-01-05 19:54 

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Mathurin's draft stock rising in second year at Arizona...

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Bennedict Mathurin played a supporting role at Arizona as a freshman, showing off his athleticism only in flashes. A key cog for the ninth-ranked Wildcats this season, Mathurin is now displaying skills that have pushed him towar...

 2022-01-05 19:53 

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AFC North champ Bengals will rest Burrow in season finale...

CINCINNATI (AP) — The AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals won't play quarterback Joe Burrow in the regular-season finale against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday to make sure he is healthy for the first round of the playoffs. Burrow is nursing a...

 2022-01-05 19:32 

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US hospitals seeing different kind of COVID surge this time...

Hospitals across the U.S. are feeling the wrath of the omicron variant and getting thrown into disarray that is different from earlier COVID-19 surges. This time, they are dealing with serious staff shortages because so many health care workers are gettin...

 2022-01-05 19:32 

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Prosecutors alert Maxwell judge of juror's sex abuse claims...

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors urged the judge who presided over the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell on Wednesday to conduct an inquiry into a juror's reported claims that he was a victim of sexual abuse. In a letter to U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nat...

 2022-01-05 19:32 

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France hits staggering new case record, Europe's highest...

PARIS (AP) — France announced a staggering 332,252 daily virus cases Wednesday, smashing a string of recent records, as hospitals prepared drastic measures to brace for patient surges and the government strained to avoid a new lockdown. With Europe&...

 2022-01-05 19:31 

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IOC assures teams Winter Olympics in Beijing will go ahead...

GENEVA (AP) — A day after Switzerland's team leader asked for talks about possibly postponing the Beijing Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic, the IOC promised officials worldwide on Wednesday the Winter Games will go ahead as planned. ...

 2022-01-05 19:24 

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Riddell's Axiom could be breakthrough helmet for football...

Riddell has developed a football helmet that might not be just the next big step in design and player safety, but a major leap. While there has been a focus on position-specific headgear for sometime, Axiom is a personal-fit helmet. It is designed and man...

 2022-01-05 19:23 

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Blackhawks get Sam Lafferty from Penguins for Alex Nylander...

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks acquired forward Sam Lafferty in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday in exchange for forward Alex Nylander. Lafferty is slated to join the slumping Blackhawks in Arizona. The 26-year-old Lafferty, ...

 2022-01-05 19:23 

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Still no vax, Kyrie's back: Nets look to star guard for help...

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving might be just the jolt the Brooklyn Nets need to escape a midseason slump. It looks like they'll find out Wednesday night at Indiana. After being held out of the team's first 35 games because he refused to get va...

 2022-01-05 19:05 

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Black man behind 'separate but equal' ruling is pardoned...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's governor on Wednesday posthumously pardoned Homer Plessy, the Black man whose arrest for refusing to leave a whites-only railroad car in 1892 led to the Supreme Court ruling that cemented "separate but equal...

 2022-01-05 19:05 

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First Hispanic director of the Census Bureau sworn in...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Santos was sworn in Wednesday as the head of the nation's largest statistical agency, becoming the first Hispanic director of the U.S. Census Bureau. The former chief methodologist and vice president at the Urban Institu...

 2022-01-05 19:04 

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Israeli committee OKs 3,500 settlement homes in Jerusalem...

JERUSALEM (AP) — A local Israeli committee on Wednesday approved plans for the construction of more than 3,500 settler housing units in east Jerusalem, nearly half in a particularly controversial area, according to Peace Now, an anti-settlement moni...

 2022-01-05 19:03 

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Travis Lunn named new president of Atlantic City's Borgata...

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Travis Lunn, a veteran casino executive, was named Wednesday as the new president of Atlantic City's Borgata casino. He most recently served as the southeast group president and chief operating officer for MGM Resorts,...

 2022-01-05 18:59 

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Oldest US veteran of WWII, Lawrence N. Brooks, dies at 112...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lawrence N. Brooks, the oldest World War II veteran in the U.S. — and believed to be the oldest man in the country — died on Wednesday at the age of 112. His death was announced by the National WWII Museum and confirme...

 2022-01-05 18:59 

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Chicago cancels classes as union refuses in-person teaching...

CHICAGO (AP) — Leaders of Chicago Public Schools canceled classes Wednesday after the teachers union voted to refuse in-person instruction and switch to remote learning due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, the latest development in an escalating batt...

 2022-01-05 18:58 

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U.S. advisers debate Pfizer boosters for younger teens...

An influential government advisory panel is considering COVID-19 boosters for younger teens, as the U.S. battles the omicron surge and schools struggle with how to restart classes amid the spike. Boosters already are recommended for everyone 16 and older....

 2022-01-05 18:56 

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BSA bankruptcy plan misses mark in vote by abuse claimants...

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A preliminary voting report in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy indicates the group's reorganization plan has failed to win the desired support from tens of thousands of men who say they were sexually abused as children. T...

 2022-01-05 18:55 

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Meghan suit nets 1 pound on privacy, secret copyright sum...

LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Sussex will receive a nominal 1-pound ($1.35) payment for invasion of privacy plus undisclosed damages for copyright infringement, under an agreement that ends her long-running dispute with Britain's Mail on Sunday o...

 2022-01-05 18:55 

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US, Germany say Russia poses urgent challenge to stability...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Germany said Wednesday that Russia's military buildup near Ukraine's border poses an "immediate and urgent challenge" to European security and that any intervention will draw severe consequence...

 2022-01-05 18:53 

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Blazers' Lillard out next 3 games with abdominal injury...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland guard Damian Lillard will miss the next three games because of lower abdominal tendinopathy. The Trail Blazers announced Wednesday that Lillard will undergo further evaluation and consultation concerning the injury, wh...

 2022-01-05 18:05 

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Governor pardons Plessy, of 'separate but equal' ruling...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's governor on Wednesday posthumously pardoned Homer Plessy, the Black man whose arrest for refusing to leave a whites-only railroad car in 1892 to protest racial segregation sparked the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that...

 2022-01-05 18:05 

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Mississippi lieutenant governor tests positive for COVID-19...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann has tested positive for COVID-19 after the opening day of a legislative session when Hosemann and many other people were walking around the Capitol without wearing masks. "He currently ...

 2022-01-05 18:04 

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4 acquitted in toppling of British slave trader statue...

LONDON (AP) — Four anti-racism demonstrators were cleared Wednesday of criminal damage in the toppling of a statue of a 17th-century slave trader during a Black Lives Matter protest in southwestern England. Protesters used ropes to pull down the bro...

 2022-01-05 18:04 

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1st recreational marijuana sales in Montana top $1.5 million...

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — During the first weekend of legal recreational marijuana sales in Montana, customers purchased more than $1.5 million in products, the Department of Revenue said. The 20% sales tax raised over $313,000 in revenue for the state. ...

 2022-01-05 18:04 

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Georgia governor announces push to loosen handgun rules...

ATLANTA (AP) — Facing an unusual challenge from fellow Republicans in his bid for a second term, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Wednesday he will push for a new state law that would loosen requirements to carry a handgun in public. Kemp made the annou...

 2022-01-05 17:54 

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New GM electric truck faces competition and skeptical buyers...

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The competition among U.S. automakers for a still-small pool of consumers seeking electric vehicles is quickly intensifying. General Motors, normally the top-selling U.S. automaker, officially unveiled the Chevrolet...

 2022-01-05 17:54 

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Return of crowds did little to boost home advantage in NFL...

The cheering fans returned to NFL stadiums this season, forcing road teams into silent counts and other coping mechanisms to deal with the noise. The home-field advantage that could be expected over road teams that have to deal with travel, time zone chan...

 2022-01-05 17:54 

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South Africa's president is urged to root out corruption...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is challenged to take decisive action against the corruption that has been documented in a judicial report presented to him and made public, according to experts. The damning findings by th...

 2022-01-05 17:54 

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US figure skating championships move forward with fans...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The sight of figure skating fans strolling past the historic Ryman Auditorium and mingling around the entrance to Bridgestone Arena for the U.S. championships this week is at once fabulous and frightening. Fabulous in that it...

 2022-01-05 17:53 

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Ross Browner, 2-time All-American at Notre Dame, dies at 67...

Ross Browner, a two-time All-American at Notre Dame and one of four brothers who played in the NFL, has died. He was 67. Browner's son, former NFL offensive lineman Max Starks, posted on Twitter early Wednesday morning that his father had died. "T...

 2022-01-05 17:53 

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Titans star running back Derrick Henry cleared to practice...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have moved a step closer to having the 2020 AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year back, opening the 21-day window Wednesday for Derrick Henry to start practicing. Coach Mike Vrabel said Monday a decision wa...

 2022-01-05 17:53 

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Novak Djokovic in guarded room after landing in Australia...

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic is being held in a room with police out front after landing in Melbourne for the Australian Open, his father said Wednesday amid reports that a visa mix-up could jeopardize the top-ranked Serb's entry in...

 2022-01-05 17:34 

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Philadelphia fire kills at least 13, including 7 children...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A large fire tore through a two-unit house early Wednesday in Philadelphia, killing 13 people, including seven children, and sending two people to hospitals, fire officials said. They warned the numbers could grow as firefighters...

 2022-01-05 17:34 

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Treasure hunters sue for records on FBI's Civil War gold dig...

A father-son duo of Pennsylvania treasure hunters who believe they found a huge cache of fabled Civil War-era gold are now on the prowl for something as elusive as the buried booty itself: government records of the FBI's excavation. Finders Keepers fi...

 2022-01-05 17:33 

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EU wants place at table to discuss Ukraine, Russia crisis...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief insisted on Wednesday that the 27-nation bloc must have a bigger role to play alongside Washington and Moscow to defuse the West's standoff with Russia over Ukraine. In the diplomatic...

 2022-01-05 17:33 

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Man reunites with family after decades with help of a map...

BEIJING (AP) — Since he was a child, Li Jingwei did not know his real name. He did not know where was born, or for certain how old he was — until he found his biological family last month with the help of a long-remembered map. Li was a victim...

 2022-01-05 17:32 

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A year after Capitol attack, police chief marks improvements...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, the new chief of the U.S. Capitol Police said Wednesday he is making progress in resolving "critical deficiencies" despite major staffing shortages and thousands of new threats to mem...

 2022-01-05 17:32 

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Tlaib running for new Detroit-area seat after redistricting...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib announced Wednesday she will seek reelection in a new Detroit-area seat created through redistricting, hours after fellow Democratic Rep. Brenda Lawrence said she will retire from Congress rather tha...

 2022-01-05 17:31 

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France allows some COVID-19-infected medics to keep working...

LE PECQ, France (AP) — France is allowing health care workers who are infected with the coronavirus but have few or no symptoms to keep treating patients rather than self-isolate, an extraordinary stopgap measure aimed at easing staff shortages at h...

 2022-01-05 17:31 

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US imposes sanctions against Bosnian Serb leader Dodik...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday announced sanctions against Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik, accusing him of "corrupt activities" that threaten to destabilize the region and undermine a U.S.-brokered peace accord fr...

 2022-01-05 16:58 

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Blood test may one day predict severe pregnancy complication...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A blood test may one day be able to predict whether someone who is pregnant will develop a serious blood pressure disorder months before symptoms show up. Preeclampsia happens in around 1 of 20 pregnancies, usually in the thir...

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