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 2022-01-05 09:32 

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Katyusha rocket hits military base at Baghdad airport...

BAGHDAD (AP) — A Katyusha rocket struck an Iraqi military base hosting U.S. troops at Baghdad's international airport on Wednesday, an Iraqi military statement said. No damage or casualties were reported from the attack, the third in as many day...

 2022-01-05 09:32 

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S. Korea military apologizes for defector's border crossing...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's military apologized Wednesday for causing public concern about its security readiness, days after it failed to stop a suspected North Korean defector who crossed the heavily fortified border to return to t...

 2022-01-05 09:31 

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Report: Ethiopia detains many Tigrayans deported from Gulf...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Officials in Ethiopia have arbitrarily detained and forcibly disappeared thousands of ethnic Tigrayans who recently were deported from Saudi Arabia, a new Human Rights Watch report says as the country's deadly Tigray confli...

 2022-01-05 09:31 

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Hong Kong bans flights, imposes other COVID-19 restrictions...

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities announced a two-week ban on flights from the United States and seven other countries and held 2,500 passengers on a cruise ship for coronavirus testing Wednesday as the city attempted to stem an emerging omicro...

 2022-01-05 09:00 

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Taiwan CDC: flu vaccines available tomorrow...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Centers for Disease Control (CDC, ) announced on Wednesday that flu vaccines will be provided to those who haven't received a shot in 6 months starting on Jan. 6. The CDC especially called on those aged 65 or above ...

 2022-01-05 08:59 

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Shrill protests in France as Macron targets 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 08:32 

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Australia sees another jump in virus cases, hospitalizations...

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia on Wednesday saw another jump in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations and long queues at testing centers as it continued to battle the rapid spread of the virus in most states. The country recorded more than 64,000 cases, up f...

 2022-01-05 08:32 

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Israel sets COVID-19 record amid zigzag policy and 4th jab...

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 08:31 

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German health minister advocates tougher curbs on contacts...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister is advocating tougher curbs on contact between people as the country prepares for a new rise in coronavirus infections fueled by the omicron variant. Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the country's 16 state g...

 2022-01-05 08:11 

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Second-generation Taiwanese shares inspiring story of embracing their identity...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — With more than one million second-generation Taiwanese in Taiwan, many have begun sharing their unique stories and backgrounds as well as their journeys in getting to know their parent's cultures. One such child of a Vi...

 2022-01-05 08:03 

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Israel reports all-time high for new COVID-19 infections...

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel has recorded its highest-ever number of new coronavirus infections — driven by the ultra-contagious omicron variant — despite restrictions on travel and required quarantines, the government reported on Wedn...

 2022-01-05 07:55 

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Virginia officials defend response to snowy gridlock on I-95...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A winter storm that started as rain — meaning roads couldn't be pretreated — followed by an unusually heavy snowfall and plunging temperatures resulted in the stranding of hundreds of motorists along a stretch of...

 2022-01-05 07:55 

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NFL teams providing female fans with clubs of their own...

DETROIT (AP) — Verdell Blackmon showed up for a recent NFL game and left no doubt who she was cheering for that afternoon. Blackmon's hair, makeup, nails and dress were bright hues of blue, and Detroit Lions Women of the Pride was printed on her...

 2022-01-05 07:54 

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Raiders set NFL record with 5 last-second victories...

In a record-setting season for last-play wins, no team has sweated it out more than the Las Vegas Raiders. After game-winning field goals on the final play this week by Cincinnati's Evan McPherson and Las Vegas' Daniel Carlson, there have been 32 ...

 2022-01-05 07:54 

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Mired in slump, Nets set to see what Kyrie Irving can do...

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving might be just the jolt the Brooklyn Nets need to escape a midseason slump. After refusing to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, Irving has been unable to play at home and for much of the season was unwelcome on the ...

 2022-01-05 07:53 

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Column: Season one game too long, but NFL delivers again...

It sure seemed like a goodbye as Ben Roethlisberger took a victory lap around Heinz Field, much to the delight of the fans who have cheered his remarkable career. It seemed like the end of the regular season, too, but that's another story. There's...

 2022-01-05 07:32 

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China reports major drop in virus cases in locked-down Xi'an...

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday reported a major drop in local COVID-19 infections in the northern city of Xi'an, which has been under a tight lockdown for the past two weeks that has tested the city's ability to provide supplies for those...

 2022-01-05 07:31 

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Virus surge tests limits of primary health care in Europe...

MADRID (AP) — Like many people, Alberto Prez of Madrid used a home test to discover that his headache and cold-like symptoms were caused by COVID-19. Unable to contact his local health center, where calls went unanswered and online appointments were...

 2022-01-05 07:04 

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A televised insurrection: AP video documents Jan. 6 riot...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Jan. 6 riot was an insurrection with a 360-degree view. Ample evidence has emerged over the last year of what happened at the U.S. Capitol. From television footage to cell phone videos to body cameras worn by the officers under...

 2022-01-05 07:04 

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Indonesian prosecutors seek life for Bali bombing suspect...

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian prosecutors on Wednesday demanded a life sentence for a top terror suspect who eluded capture for 18 years and accused him of masterminding a series of deadly attacks in the world's most populous Muslim natio...

 2022-01-05 07:01 

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One local, 25 imported COVID-19 cases confirmed in Taiwan...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, ) reported one new local COVID-19 case and 25 imported infections on Wednesday, bringing the tally of confirmed cases to 17,155. The latest confirmed local infection (case 17266) i...

 2022-01-05 06:53 

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LeBron, Monk lead Lakers' late rally past Kings, 122-114...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 14 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter, Malik Monk added 11 of his 24 in the final seven minutes, and the Los Angeles Lakers held off the Sacramento Kings 122-114 on Tuesday night for their fourth win in fiv...

 2022-01-05 06:53 

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Terry gets 1st NHL hat trick as Ducks defeat Flyers 4-1...

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Troy Terry scored his first NHL hat trick and the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Tuesday night. The right wing is third in the league with 21 goals, including 11 that have tied the game or given the Duck...

 2022-01-05 06:52 

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Predators beat Vegas 3-2, move into 1st in Central Division...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored twice, Juuse Saros made 41 saves and the Nashville Predators beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 on Tuesday night. Yakov Trenin also scored for Nashville, which extended its current run to 9-1-1. The victory move...

 2022-01-05 06:31 

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'Substitute camera' sketches Ghislaine Maxwell trial beats...

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 06:31 

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In Israel, omicron drives confusing policy amid 4th jab...

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel opened to tourists for the first time in nearly two years. After just a month, it slammed shut. On Sunday, as the omicron variant sets infection records, the country will once again crack open — but only to trave...

 2022-01-05 06:04 

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Recalling Jan. 6: A national day of infamy, half remembered...

NEW YORK (AP) — Beneath a pale winter light and the glare of television cameras, it seemed hard not to see the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot for what it was. The violent storming of the Capitol by Donald Trump supporters bent on upending the election of ...

 2022-01-05 06:03 

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Governor to pardon Plessy, of 'separate but equal' ruling...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's governor is slated to posthumously pardon Homer Plessy on Wednesday, more than a century after the Black man was arrested in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow a Jim Crow law creating "whites-only"; train ...

 2022-01-05 05:59 

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Chicago cancels classes after union backs remote learning...

CHICAGO (AP) — Classes in Chicago's public schools will be canceled Wednesday after the teachers union voted to switch to remote learning due to the latest COVID-19 surge, district officials announced late Tuesday. The move in the nation's t...

 2022-01-05 05:54 

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Virginia officials defend respond to snowy gridlock on I-95...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A winter storm that started as rain — meaning roads couldn't be pretreated — followed by an unusually heavy snowfall and plunging temperatures resulted in the stranding of hundreds of motorists along a stretch of...

 2022-01-05 05:53 

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Look for Norway to top medal table again at Winter Olympics...

The Winter Olympics open in 30 days, and Norway is expected to head the medal standings for the second straight time, even topping its record haul of 39 medals in 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. This is the prediction of U.S.-based Gracenote Sports, whi...

 2022-01-05 05:53 

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Jets beat Coyotes 3-1, extend winning streak to three games...

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets are responding to new coach Dave Lowry. Connor Hellebuyck stopped 26 shots and the Jets won their third straight game, beating the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Tuesday night. It was the third win in a row for the J...

 2022-01-05 05:53 

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China reports major fall in virus cases in locked-down Xi'an...

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday reported a major drop in local COVID-19 infections in the northern city of Xi'an, which has been under a tight lockdown for the past two weeks. With the Beijing Olympics beginning Feb. 4, China is doubling down ...

 2022-01-05 05:52 

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Kansas State dominates short-handed LSU 42-20 in Texas Bowl...

HOUSTON (AP) — Deuce Vaughn and the Kansas State Wildcats finished a streaky season on a positive note Tuesday night with a dominant 42-20 win over short-handed LSU in the Texas Bowl. Vaughn, a sophomore running back and first-team All-American as a...

 2022-01-05 05:34 

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Australia, Japan to sign 'historic' defense, security pact...

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia and Japan will sign a treaty on Thursday to increase defense and security cooperation in a move that has been hailed as "historic" but which might anger China. Prime ministers Scott Morrison of Australia and Fumio Kis...

 2022-01-05 05:34 

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US pushes unity on Ukraine ahead of key Russia meetings...

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a display of unity, the Biden administration and its European allies are beginning a series of meetings aimed at showing Russia that an invasion of Ukraine would be met with a forceful response. Using virtually identical languag...

 2022-01-05 05:33 

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Colorado fire evacuation aided by daylight, access to roads...

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 05:33 

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Georgia governor aims to loosen rules for carrying handguns...

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp will push for a new state law that would loosen requirements to carry a handgun in public, as he aims to blunt a primary challenge from fellow Republican David Perdue in this year's governor's race. Kem...

 2022-01-05 05:32 

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'We have to be there': AP photographer recalls Capitol siege...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Capitol was under siege. By Americans. It was Jan. 6, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington, and Associated Press photographer J. Scott Applewhite was in the middle of it all — and was the eyes of the world in some res...

 2022-01-05 05:32 

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'We were trapped': Trauma of Jan. 6 lingers for lawmakers...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long after most other lawmakers had been rushed to safety, they were on the hard marble floor, ducking for cover. Trapped in the gallery of the House, occupying balcony seats off-limits to the public because of COVID-19, roughly th...

 2022-01-05 05:32 

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In their own words: House lawmakers remember Jan. 6...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Around three dozen Democrats were trapped in the House gallery on Jan. 6 after the rest of their colleagues had been evacuated, ducking beneath their seats as supporters of then-President Donald Trump laid siege. The insurrection i...

 2022-01-05 05:31 

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Thousands held on Hong Kong cruise ship for COVID testing...

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of passengers were being held Wednesday on a cruise ship in Hong Kong for coronavirus testing after health authorities said nine passengers were linked to a recent omicron cluster and ordered the ship to turn back. Authori...

 2022-01-05 04:56 

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Markowski stars in 1st start, Huskers beat No. 8 Michigan...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Freshman Alexis Markowski scored a season-high 20 points in her first start, and Nebraska built a big lead early and went on to a 79-58 victory over eighth-ranked Michigan on Tuesday night. The Cornhuskers (13-1, 2-1 Big Ten) be...

 2022-01-05 04:55 

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Vandy snaps losing streak to Arkansas with chaotic 75-74 win...

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Scotty Pippen Jr. scored 22 points before fouling out and in a frantic finish Vanderbilt beat Arkansas 75-74 on Tuesday night in the Commodores' Southeastern Conference opener. JD Notae missed the potential game-winner ...

 2022-01-05 04:55 

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Cale Makar's OT goal lifts Avalanche past Blackhawks 4-3...

CHICAGO (AP) — Cale Makar scored on a slick move 2:38 into overtime, and the surging Colorado Avalanche beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Tuesday night. Makar skated into the left circle, spun away from Chicago center Kirby Dach and then drove to t...

 2022-01-05 04:54 

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Stevens, Roddy help No. 20 Colorado St hold off Air Force...

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Isaiah Stevens scored 15 points as No. 20 Colorado State remained undefeated by shrugging off some rust following a nearly month-long layoff due to COVID-19 concerns and holding off short-handed Air Force 67-59 on Tuesday ...

 2022-01-05 04:54 

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No. 2 Duke returns from COVID-19 outbreak, tops Georgia Tech...

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Paolo Banchero had 17 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 2 Duke beat Georgia Tech 69-57 on Tuesday night in its return from a COVID-19 outbreak that had led to a pair of postponements. Duke (12-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conf...

 2022-01-05 04:53 

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Asian shares mostly fall as tech stocks slump on Wall Street...

TOKYO (AP) — Asian benchmarks mostly slipped Wednesday as technology shares in the region echoed a similar drop in the sector on Wall Street. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was little changed at 29,301.22 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/AS...

 2022-01-05 04:53 

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No. 6 Kansas survives cold stretch, beats Oklahoma State...

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — David McCormack had 17 points and a career-high 15 rebounds, Ochai Agbaji scored 16 points, and No. 6 Kansas overcame a scoreless streak of more than 9 1/2 minutes to beat Oklahoma State 74-63 on Tuesday night in the delayed...

 2022-01-05 04:53 

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Marquette ends skid by trouncing No. 16 Providence 88-56...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Justin Lewis had a career-high 23 points and 11 rebounds as Marquette broke out of its slump Tuesday night with an 88-56 blowout of No. 16 Providence that snapped the Friars' eight-game winning streak. Marquette (9-6, 1-3 Big Ea...

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