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 2022-01-04 23:35 

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Church shooting survivor gives scholarships to prison nurses...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — One of the survivors of a racist massacre at an African American church in South Carolina has started giving out scholarships from her foundation to students who want to provide health care to prisoners. Polly Daniels Sheppar...

 2022-01-04 23:35 

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Judge tosses lawsuit of man who was nude baby on 'Nevermind'...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit of a 30-year-old man who alleged that the image of him nude as a 4-month-old on the 1991 cover of Nirvana's "Nevermind" album is child pornography. Judge Fernando M. Olguin on ...

 2022-01-04 23:34 

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Live updates: Mexico has rise in cases, not hospitalizations...

LA PAZ, Mexico — COVID-19 infections are rising across Mexico, especially in two states home to major tourism destinations on the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean that were busy during the holiday season. According to data from the federal government...

 2022-01-04 23:34 

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'River Dave' arrested after returning to live at cabin site...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former hermit in New Hampshire whose cabin in the woods burned down after nearly three decades on the property that he was ordered to leave has been charged with trespassing there once again, turning a shed that survived the f...

 2022-01-04 23:33 

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California adopts water restrictions as drought drags on...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians will face mandatory restrictions governing how they can water their lawns and wash their cars for the second time in less than a decade as the state withers under another drought. The rules adopted Tuesday by t...

 2022-01-04 23:33 

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Family stranded in Virginia: 'It's not getting any better'...

By 1 p.m. Tuesday, morale was plummeting for Jennifer Travis, her husband and their 12-year-old daughter. They were down to half a bottle of water and no snacks. Their last meal had been at a Denny's at 7 p.m. Monday. They hadn't slept and were dr...

 2022-01-04 23:32 

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NFL's 2nd season of COVID just as trying as 1st, maybe more...

The NFL worked around COVID-19 with pauses and postponements during a 2020 season that figured to be the worst in dealing with the virus. Now the league — and its teams, coaches and players — are just working through coronavirus concerns in 20...

 2022-01-04 23:32 

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Biden says deal with telecoms avoids flight disruptions...

AT&T and Verizon have agreed to delay the launch of a new slice of 5G service by two weeks after airlines and the nation's aviation regulator complained about potential interference with systems on board planes. President Joe Biden said the agreement ...

 2022-01-04 23:32 

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Bills open window for Anderson victims to sue U of Michigan...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than 1,000 sexual abuse victims of a University of Michigan sports doctor would get a window in which they could sue the school for damages under new bills that the Legislature will consider. It is the second time since 20...

 2022-01-04 23:31 

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US military coalition in Syria takes out rocket launch sites...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. led-coalition in Syria struck several launch sites for short-range rockets believed to be intended for attacks on an installation used by U.S. troops in eastern Syria, officials said Tuesday. The strikes against the launch...

 2022-01-04 22:54 

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CFP championship: Matchups that will decide 'Bama-Georgia II...

The last time No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia played, things could not have gone much better for the Crimson Tide. Alabama dropped 41 points on the Bulldogs, more than double the next-highest total they have allowed this season, in the Southeastern Confer...

 2022-01-04 22:53 

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New year, same Pack: Green Bay still No. 1 in AP Pro32 poll...

NEW YORK (AP) — New year, same old Green Bay Packers. The Packers dominated the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night to clinch the top seed in the NFC and home-field advantage throughout the conference playoffs. With the best record in the NFL heading ...

 2022-01-04 22:53 

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Devils' Dougie Hamilton to have surgery on broken jaw...

BOSTON (AP) — New Jersey Devils defenseman Dougie Hamilton is scheduled to have surgery Wednesday on his broken jaw after taking a puck to the face early in the team's game at Washington. The Devils did not give a timetable for his return. They ...

 2022-01-04 22:52 

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Sloane Stephens, Jozy Altidore wed on New Year's Day...

Tennis star Sloane Stephens and soccer player Jozy Altidore have gotten married. Stephens and Altidore posted a wedding photo Tuesday on their Instagram accounts. The wedding took place Saturday at the St. Regis Bal Harbour in Miami Beach, Florida, accord...

 2022-01-04 22:34 

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Trial starts for Wisconsin man accused of killing parents...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 23-year-old Wisconsin man charged with killing and dismembering his parents committed the crimes after his lies unraveled about having a job, going to school and having a better job waiting for him in Florida, prosecutors said...

 2022-01-04 22:34 

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Panel hears dueling versions of Marine tank's fatal sinking...

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A Marine Corps officer takes responsibility for the sinking of an amphibious assault vehicle off the Southern California coast that killed nine service members under his command, but he doesn't deserve to be dischar...

 2022-01-04 22:34 

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Live updates: Detroit schools go remote amid latest surge...

DETROIT — Students in the Detroit school district will resume classes at home with laptops, at least through Jan. 14. The district said Tuesday that online learning is necessary until the city's COVID-19 infection rates decrease. The holiday bre...

 2022-01-04 22:33 

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Navy captain becomes 1st woman to command US nuclear carrier...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The USS Abraham Lincoln deployed this week from San Diego under the command of Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt, the first woman to lead a nuclear carrier in U.S. Navy history. Bauernschmidt, who previously served as the Abraham Lincoln'...

 2022-01-04 22:33 

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Stranded on Virginia's roads: 'It's not getting any better'...

By 1 p.m. Tuesday, morale was plummeting for Jennifer Travis, her husband and their 12-year-old daughter. They were down to half a bottle of water and no snacks. Their last meal had been at a Denny's at 7 p.m. Monday. They hadn't slept and were dr...

 2022-01-04 22:32 

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GOP's Elder to raise funds for Congress, skip Newsom rematch...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With control of Congress in play, Republican Larry Elder announced Tuesday he is forming a political committee to raise funds for House and Senate contests and will bypass a possible rematch with California Democratic Gov. Gavin N...

 2022-01-04 22:32 

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CDC posts rationale for shorter isolation, quarantine...

NEW YORK (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday explained the scientific rationale for shortening its COVID-19 isolation and quarantine recommendations, and clarified that the guidance applies to kids as well as adults. The...

 2022-01-04 22:32 

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Elizabeth Holmes saga still has some loose ends to resolve...

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A jury has ended the suspense surrounding the fraud trial of former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes by finding her guilty on four of the 11 charges facing her, but some issues in the legal drama remain unresolved. Here's a ...

 2022-01-04 22:31 

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US agencies investigate Navy fuel leak's effect on civilians...

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. public health officials on Tuesday began investigating how civilians have been affected by the leakage of petroleum into Pearl Harbor's tap water from a Navy fuel storage facility. The Hawaii state Department of Health said ...

 2022-01-04 22:06 

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COVID-19 surge not deterring push to end Indiana emergency...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's ongoing spike in COVID-19 illnesses isn't deterring state leaders who on Tuesday remained determined to bring an end to the official statewide public health emergency. The Republican-dominated state Legislature ...

 2022-01-04 22:05 

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Connecticut emergency rooms strained as virus surges...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A surge in coronavirus infections is straining Connecticut hospitals as emergency rooms fill with people who have only mild symptoms and are having trouble finding tests elsewhere, hospital officials and health care workers sa...

 2022-01-04 22:05 

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Hosemann: State should provide insurance for working people...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — One of Mississippi's top legislative leaders said Tuesday that the state should provide health insurance for working people, but sharply rebuffed a question about expanding Medicaid. Republican Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann sai...

 2022-01-04 22:04 

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Alaska man who threatened US senators pleads guilty...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A rural Alaska man who threatened to kill the state's two U.S. senators in a series of profanity-laced voice messages left at their offices in Washington, D.C., has pleaded guilty to making the threats in exchange for ha...

 2022-01-04 21:54 

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Alysa Liu eyes 3rd US figure skating title, 1st Olympic spot...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alysa Liu already has won a pair of U.S. figure skating championships, breaking Tara Lipinski's record for the youngest winner at age 13 and then defending her title with an incredible free skate the following year in Nor...

 2022-01-04 21:53 

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Michigan's David Ojabo entering NFL draft after 11-sack year...

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan outside linebacker David Ojabo is entering the NFL draft. Ojabo announced his decision Tuesday to turn pro and skip his senior season with the Wolverines. The second-team All-American and All-Big Ten player had 11 sa...

 2022-01-04 21:53 

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Browns' Mayfield to undergo surgery, sit out season finale...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield's broken fourth season with the Browns has mercifully ended with one game left. His time in Cleveland could be running short as well. Mayfield is sitting out the season finale against Cincinnati so he can undergo ...

 2022-01-04 21:52 

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Former Browns tackle Dieken retiring as team broadcaster...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Doug Dieken, who after retiring as a left tackle for the Browns became a beloved radio color commentator for the team, is retiring from broadcasting after spending 50-plus years with the organization. Dieken's last game will be ...

 2022-01-04 21:33 

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Despite brutal video, only GOP minority say 1/6 very violent...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fighting — so primitive and ferocious that one Capitol Police officer described it as "medieval" and another as a "trip to hell" — left more than 100 law enforcement personnel injured, some beaten wi...

 2022-01-04 21:32 

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Prosecutor: Illinois cop was disarmed, killed with own gun...

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A police officer who was killed at a northern Illinois hotel pleaded for her life before a man allegedly shot her with her own gun after she was disarmed during a struggle, a prosecutor said. Bradley police Sgt. Marlene Rittman...

 2022-01-04 21:32 

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Live updates: CDC: Omicron accounts for 95% of new US cases...

NEW YORK — The omicron variant accounted for 95% of new coronavirus infections last week, according to U.S. health officials' latest estimates. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted its newest estimates Tuesday. The CDC uses geno...

 2022-01-04 21:32 

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Jalen Hurts asks Washington for response to railing collapse...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jalen Hurts is asking the Washington Football Team to take action after narrowly escaping harm when fans fell onto the field because a railing in the corner of FedEx Field gave way as the Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback was ...

 2022-01-04 21:32 

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Slumping tech stocks weigh on S&P 500 even as Dow gains...

Slumping technology stocks left the S&P 500 slightly lower on Wall Street Tuesday, even as the Dow Jones Industrial Average of 30 blue-chip companies marked another record high. The S&P 500 slipped 0.1%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq gave up 1.3%. Microsoft...

 2022-01-04 21:31 

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Mexico COVID-19 infections up, especially at tourism centers...

LA PAZ, Mexico (AP) — COVID-19 infections are rising across Mexico, especially in two states home to major tourism destinations on the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean that were busy during the holiday season. According to data from the federal gover...

 2022-01-04 20:58 

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High court confirms justices have received COVID-19 booster...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says all nine justices have received COVID-19 booster shots. The court's confirmation came Tuesday amid the omicron variant surging and in-person arguments over vaccines scheduled at the court on Friday. The c...

 2022-01-04 20:54 

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Will Elizabeth Holmes' conviction sober up Silicon Valley?...

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The fraud conviction of former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes could do more than just send a once-celebrated ex-billionaire to prison. In theory, it could also deliver a sobering message to a Silicon Valley culture that often ...

 2022-01-04 20:54 

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Stocks mixed on Wall Street amid pullback in tech companies...

Major U.S. stock indexes are mixed in choppy trading Tuesday afternoon, as a slide in technology companies keeps gains by banks and other sectors in check. The S&P 500 was up less than 0.1% as of 3:37 p.m. Eastern after having been down most of the day. T...

 2022-01-04 20:54 

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California imposes water restrictions as drought drags on...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians won't be able to water their lawns for 48 hours after rainstorms or let their sprinklers run onto the sidewalk under mandatory water restrictions state regulators adopted Tuesday as a drought continues desp...

 2022-01-04 20:53 

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After COVID-19, No. 5 UCLA waits to play 1st game in weeks...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a nearly two-week shutdown because of COVID-19, UCLA is back. At least the fifth-ranked Bruins are trying to be. If only they could find a game to play. The team returned to practice a week ago, with everyone from coach Mick...

 2022-01-04 20:52 

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Smart, Georgia trying to stop skid against Saban, Alabama...

The Georgia Bulldogs aren't the only team having a tough time beating fellow Southeastern Conference powerhouse Alabama. They're just the only one that gets another shot in the season's biggest game. The No. 3 Bulldogs have the kind of talent-...

 2022-01-04 20:32 

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Stranded drivers endure frigid night on impassable highway...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of motorists waited desperately for help Tuesday after a winter storm snarled traffic in Virginia and left some drivers stranded for nearly 24 hours in freezing temperatures along an impassable stretch of interstate sou...

 2022-01-04 20:32 

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Rep. Bobby Rush formally announces he won't seek reelection...

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois formally announced Tuesday that he will not seek a 16th term in the U.S. House. The former Black Panther who first won election in 1992 said in a speech at a Chicago church that he isn't reti...

 2022-01-04 20:32 

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Armani cancels men's Milan show, Paris haute couture...

ROME (AP) — Designer Giorgio Armani said Tuesday he was cancelling his Giorgio Armani and Emporio Armani men's fashion shows in Milan this month and his Prive haute couture show in Paris because of soaring coronavirus cases in Europe. The decisi...

 2022-01-04 20:31 

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Chicago plans to cancel classes if union votes for remote...

CHICAGO (AP) — Classes in the nation's third-largest school district will be canceled Wednesday if the teachers union votes to switch to remote learning due to the latest COVID-19 surge, the head of Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday. Schools C...

 2022-01-04 20:04 

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Manchin wary of changing Senate rules to advance voting bill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin sounded a skeptical note Tuesday about the prospects of easing the Senate's filibuster rules, raising doubts about whether he will provide crucial support to the Democrats' renewed push to advance stalled v...

 2022-01-04 20:04 

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Pro-vaccine Republican Sen. Rob Portman contracts COVID-19...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, a pro-vaccine Republican from Ohio, said Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19. Portman, who was vaccinated and got a booster, said he learned of his condition from an at-home test taken Monday nigh...

 2022-01-04 20:03 

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Biden urges concern, not alarm as omicron rises...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden urged concern but not alarm Tuesday as the U.S. set new records for daily reported COVID-19 cases and his administration struggled to ease concerns about testing shortages, school closures and other disruptions ...

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