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 2022-01-05 16:53 

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Sweden: Health officials advise expanded use of vaccine pass...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's public health authorities on Wednesday advised restaurants, cultural venues and leisure centers to ask their customers to show digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination starting next week. The recommendation from ...

 2022-01-05 16:53 

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Kapalua means time for Rahm and Cantlay to get back to work...

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — The sweeping views of the Pacific beyond the lush landscape of Kapalua put the soul at ease and can make the first PGA Tour event of the year feel like part work, part vacation. Patrick Cantlay and Jon Rahm have had enough of ...

 2022-01-05 16:52 

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Ex-US Soccer president running again 2 years after quitting...

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Cordeiro is running to regain his job as U.S. Soccer Federation president, two years after he quit amid a backlash to the group's lawyers filing legal papers claiming the women's national team players had less physical...

 2022-01-05 16:31 

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13 dead, including 7 children, in Philadelphia house fire...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A large house fire in Philadelphia early Wednesday killed 13 people, including seven children, and sent two people to hospitals, fire officials said. Officials said at a news conference later in the morning that there were four s...

 2022-01-05 16:23 

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Barty opens her 2022 season with win over Gauff in Adelaide...

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Top-ranked Ash Barty had a tough opener to her 2022 season, having to rally from a set and a break down to beat 17-year-old American Coco Gauff 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 on Wednesday in the second round of the Adelaide International. ...

 2022-01-05 16:05 

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Italy sending Parthenon fragment to Athens in nudge to UK...

ROME (AP) — An Italian museum is lending a fragment of the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece, in what both sides hope will become a permanent return that might encourage others — the British Museum, in particular — to send their own pieces ...

 2022-01-05 16:04 

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US imposes sanctions against Bosnian Serb leader...

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 16:04 

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Bases housing US troops in Iraq, Syria come under attack...

BAGHDAD (AP) — A Katyusha rocket struck an Iraqi military base hosting U.S. troops at Baghdad's international airport Wednesday while in Syria, eight rounds of indirect fire hit a base with members of the U.S.-led coalition, the Iraqi and U.S. m...

 2022-01-05 16:04 

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Review: '30 Things I Love About Myself' a fulfilling journey...

NEW YORK (AP) — "30 Things I Love About Myself" by Radhika Sanghani (Berkley Trade Paperback) Nina Mistry has turned 30 and her life is not where she wants it to be. She recently broke up with her fianc (much to the dismay of her mother, Rup...

 2022-01-05 16:04 

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Cuomo accuser: Dropping case shows why victims stay silent...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The woman who accused former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of fondling her in the executive mansion said a prosecutor's decision to drop the case shows why victims fear coming forward against powerful people. Brittany Commisso, ...

 2022-01-05 15:59 

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Czechs shorten COVID isolation, quarantine, due to omicron...

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government decided on Wednesday to cut isolation restrictions for those testing positive for COVID-19 from 14 to five days, and also similarly shortened quarantine time for close contacts of infected people. The measure will ...

 2022-01-05 15:54 

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UK authorities ease COVID testing requirements amid surge...

LONDON (AP) — Health authorities eased COVID-19 testing requirements across the United Kingdom on Wednesday, a move that could ease staffing shortages that are hitting public services from hospitals and ambulances to trains and garbage collection am...

 2022-01-05 15:53 

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Taiwan pledges to invest in Lithuania amid Chinese pressure...

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Taiwan is creating an investment fund and planning other measures to help Lithuania as it faces major economic pressure from China for allowing the island to open a representative office in the European Union country, Taiwa...

 2022-01-05 15:53 

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Taiwan pledges to invest in Lithuania amid Chinese pressure...

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Taiwan is creating an investment fund and planning other measures to help Lithuania as it faces major economic pressure from China for allowing the island to open a representative office in the European Union country, Taiwa...

 2022-01-05 15:53 

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Portugal ponders how to hold election amid omicron surge...

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities in Portugal are wrestling with a conundrum: how to hold a general election scheduled for Jan. 30 amid a surge in COVID-19 cases that is confining hundreds of thousands of potential voters to their homes. Around 40...

 2022-01-05 15:46 

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University of Florida president says he will resign in 2023...

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — University of Florida President Kent Fuchs announced Wednesday that 2022 will be his final year in office and that he plans to return to the classroom. Fuchs, 67, said in a video address that he informed Board of Trustees Ch...

 2022-01-05 14:58 

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Cyprus mandates more testing to check rapid COVID-19 spread...

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus further tightened its pandemic restrictions on Wednesday, reducing the number of people permitted at social gatherings and mandating virus testing for schoolteachers and all inbound travelers over 12 amid surging COVID-...

 2022-01-05 14:54 

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With COVID on the job: France allows infected medics to work...

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

 2022-01-05 14:54 

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Chrysler aims to be all electric by 2028...

LONDON (AP) — Chrysler plans go all electric by 2028, the latest automaker to announce a shift away from gasoline-powered engines under rising pressure to act on climate change. The company said Wednesday that it will launch its first electric vehic...

 2022-01-05 14:53 

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Report: Kazakh president's home ablaze as protests escalate...

MOSCOW (AP) — The presidential residence in Kazakhstan's largest city was engulfed in flames on Wednesday and armed protesters stormed another government building, according to news reports, as demonstrations sparked by a rise in fuel prices esc...

 2022-01-05 14:53 

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More weakness in tech stocks pulls Wall Street mostly lower...

More weakness in technology companies pulled most major stock indexes lower in early trading on Wall Street. The S&P 500 slipped 0.3%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq pulled back 0.9%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average of 30 blue-chip companies managed a tiny ga...

 2022-01-05 14:52 

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NFL teams could lose draft pick for interview violations...

The NFL has issued a warning to teams that they could lose a draft pick and face significant fines if club representatives conduct themselves unprofessionally in interviews with draft prospects. In a memo obtained by the AP that was sent to clubs on Wedne...

 2022-01-05 14:33 

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Second man arrested in Mall of America shooting in Minnesota...

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A second man has been arrested in a shooting at the Mall of America in a Minneapolis suburb last week that left two people wounded, police said. The 18-year-old St. Paul man was arrested in nearby Roseville, Bloomington pol...

 2022-01-05 14:33 

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Colorado fire evacuees aided by good road access, daylight...

DENVER (AP) — A late-season wildfire pushed by hurricane-force winds tore through two densely populated Denver suburbs and seemed destined to leave a trail of deaths. Yet, only two people are unaccounted for out of some 35,000 forced from their home...

 2022-01-05 14:32 

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Liverpool-Arsenal semifinal match off after COVID-19 cases...

A coronavirus outbreak among Liverpool's players and staff led to the team's match against Arsenal in the English League Cup semifinals being postponed Wednesday, adding to the backlog in English soccer caused by the fast-spreading omicron variant...

 2022-01-05 14:32 

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Croatian rescuers praise dog's care for hurt mountain hiker...

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — And it wasn't a Saint Bernard. Croatian rescuers are praising a dog who protected his injured owner from freezing high on a snowy mountain, keeping him warm for 13 hours in the dark until he could get medical attention. &#...

 2022-01-05 14:32 

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How to attract busy contractors to your home remodel...

Brian Gawthrop has waited over six months to remodel his home. The Washington state-based certified financial planner and his wife have a long enough wish list to keep a contractor busy: a kitchen remodel, new flooring, a new deck and many other upgrades....

 2022-01-05 14:31 

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UK authorities ease COVID testing requirements in England...

LONDON (AP) — U.K. health authorities eased COVID-19 testing requirements in England on Wednesday, in a move that could help tackle staff shortages that are hitting public services from hospitals and ambulances to trains and garbage collection amid ...

 2022-01-05 14:04 

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Images of chaos: AP photographers capture US Capitol riot...

WASHINGTON (AP) — When supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, The Associated Press had nine photographers inside and outside the building. As the chaotic day unfolded, they shot hundreds of photos that were tr...

 2022-01-05 14:04 

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Brazil's Bolsonaro is released from hospital after two days...

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro was discharged from a hospital on Wednesday morning in Sao Paulo, and addressed the press. He had been hospitalized for two days after an intestinal obstruction, which forced him to cut short hi...

 2022-01-05 14:03 

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Doyle keeps 'Untamed' conversation going in journal, podcast...

UNDATED (AP) — Glennon Doyle hates giving advice. Nor does she want to be referred to as a self-help guru or any other woo-woo spiritual title. The author of best-selling memoirs including "Untamed" says she just wants to help others find th...

 2022-01-05 13:58 

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'Substitute camera' captures Ghislaine Maxwell trial drama...

NEW YORK (AP) — As Ghislaine Maxwell strode into the courtroom for the first day of her sex-trafficking trial, no photographer was allowed to catch it. Courtroom artist Elizabeth Williams, however, was at the ready and before the hour was up, the cu...

 2022-01-05 13:53 

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German watchdog puts Google under closer antitrust scrutiny...

LONDON (AP) — Germany's antitrust watchdog paved the way Wednesday for extra scrutiny of Google by designating it a company of "paramount significance," the first to get that label since regulators got more power to curb abusive practice...

 2022-01-05 13:53 

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Bulgaria, Romania see benefits and snags since joining EU...

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Fifteen years after Romania and Bulgaria joined the European Union, many residents say the former communist nations certainly are better for it. But the two countries still have a way to go to deliver on ending endemic corr...

 2022-01-05 13:04 

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FBI still hunting Jan. 6 suspects, pipe bomber a year later...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The suspect was covered from head to toe, skulking through the dark streets of the nation's capital before methodically placing two explosives outside the offices of the Republican and Democratic national committees. Only 17 ho...

 2022-01-05 12:58 

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Poland's president tests positive for COVID for 2nd time...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for COVID-19 but has no serious symptoms, an aide said Wednesday. The aide, Pawel Szrot, said on Twitter that Duda was under medical observation but feels well. Duda, 49, ...

 2022-01-05 12:32 

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Capitol riot suspects still sought by the FBI a year later...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The suspect was covered from head to toe, skulking through the dark streets of the nation's capital before methodically placing two explosives outside the offices of the Republican and Democratic national committees. Only 17 ho...

 2022-01-05 12:31 

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Senegal latest team hit by virus days ahead of African Cup...

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's national soccer team was forced to delay its flight to the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon after three more players and six members of the backroom staff tested positive for the coronavirus. The Senegalese socc...

 2022-01-05 11:59 

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In Israel, omicron drives records, zigzag policy, 4th shots...

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel opened to tourists for the first time in nearly two years. After just a month, it slammed shut. Now the omicron variant has set a widely-expected record for new infections in the country, which will once again crack op...

 2022-01-05 11:53 

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Edmunds: New cars and missing features, what you can do...

Most people are aware that automakers have felt the brunt of the worldwide microchip shortage, resulting in understocked dealerships at a time when consumer demand is high. But there's another less well-known trend that can further complicate the proc...

 2022-01-05 11:32 

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North Korea fires ballistic missile, in 1st test in 2 months...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, its first such launch in about two months and a signal it isn't interested in rejoining denuclearization talks anytime soon and wo...

 2022-01-05 11:31 

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UK health service under 'extreme' strain amid omicron surge...

LONDON (AP) — The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss the chance to grill Prime Minister Boris Johnson about the government's COVID-19 policies Wednesday as soaring infections strain ...

 2022-01-05 10:33 

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World shares mixed after tech-led sell-off on Wall Street...

TOKYO (AP) — World shares were mixed on Wednesday after heavy selling of technology shares cast a chill over the cheerful start to 2022 on Wall Street. France's CAC 40 was up less than 0.1% at 7,324.16 in early trading, while Germany's DAX a...

 2022-01-05 10:32 

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With salty language, Macron berates France's unvaccinated...

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has provoked outcries in parliament and protests from election rivals by using a vulgarity to describe his strategy for pressuring vaccine refusers to get coronavirus jabs. Macron used the French word &#...

 2022-01-05 10:32 

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Reports: Protesters in Kazakhstan storm city mayor's office...

MOSCOW (AP) — Demonstrators protesting rising fuel prices broke into the mayor's office in Kazakhstan's largest city Wednesday and flames were seen coming from inside, according to local news reports. Many of the demonstrators who converged ...

 2022-01-05 10:31 

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Main German opposition party backs second term for president...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest opposition party said Wednesday that it will support President Frank-Walter Steinmeier's reelection, giving the incumbent a clear run to a second term. A few figures in ex-Chancellor Angela Merkel's center...

 2022-01-05 10:15 

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Vatican novelty to start New Year as pope urges adoption...

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis called Wednesday for simplified adoption procedures and urged couples to have more children as he presided over his first general audience of the New Year with a novel supporting cast that emphasized his call for a less-cler...

 2022-01-05 09:52 

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Chinese developer asking bondholders to postpone repayment...

BEIJING (AP) — A troubled Chinese real estate developer with $310 billion of debt is asking investors in one of its bonds to postpone when they will be repaid. Evergrande Group will conduct a three-day online vote starting Friday for holders of the ...

 2022-01-05 09:52 

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Djokovic medical exemption sparks Australian Open debate...

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — With his medical exemption approved, Novak Djokovic may have some explaining to do when he gets to Melbourne to defend his Australian Open title. The exemption allows the top-ranked Djokovic entry to the tournament regardl...

 2022-01-05 09:46 

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COVID-19 registration platform shuts down due to low demand...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, ) announced in late December 2021 that due to the low demand in registering for vaccines, the 1922 COVID-19 registration platform will be shut down for the foreseeable future. Acco...

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