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 2022-01-04 20:00 

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High court won't say whether justices have received booster...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to say whether the nine justices have received COVID-19 vaccination booster shots, with the omicron variant surging and in-person arguments over vaccines scheduled at the court on Friday. The Centers f...

 2022-01-04 19:59 

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

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 ...

 2022-01-04 19:58 

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Live updates: France reports record-high 271,686 virus cases...

PARIS — France reported a record-smashing 271,686 daily virus cases Tuesday as omicron infections race across the country, burdening hospital staff and threatening to disrupt transport, schools and other services. The French government is straining ...

 2022-01-04 19:54 

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Manchin still a no, Biden's $2T bill on Dems' back burner...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said Tuesday his opposition to President Joe Biden's roughly $2 trillion package of social and environmental initiatives remains undimmed, as party leaders said work on the stalled measure was on hol...

 2022-01-04 19:53 

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NASA nails trickiest job on newly launched space telescope...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA aced the most complicated, critical job on its newly launched space telescope Tuesday: unrolling and stretching a sunshade the size of a tennis court. Ground controllers cheered and bumped fists once the fifth and fi...

 2022-01-04 19:53 

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Browns' Mayfield done for season, will have shoulder surgery...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield will sit out the season finale against Cincinnati so he can undergo shoulder surgery. Mayfield, who has played with a torn labrum and fracture in his non-throwing shoulder most of the season, was sa...

 2022-01-04 19:52 

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Cincinnati's Ford, Gardner departing early for NFL draft...

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati has lost two stars from its College Football Playoff team to the NFL draft. The school announced Tuesday that junior cornerback Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner declared for the draft, one day after junior running back Jero...

 2022-01-04 19:34 

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Tied atop NHL, Capitals get players back from virus protocol...

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Tied for the most points in the NHL, the Washington Capitals are faring better in the ongoing battle against the coronavirus than many of their rivals. The Capitals navigated a stretch in which top players Nicklas Backstrom, Ev...

 2022-01-04 19:34 

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Live updates: Omicron pushes up COVID cases in Netherlands...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Dutch public health institute says the fast-spreading omicron variant pushed up confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Netherlands by 35% over the past week, despite a nationwide lockdown. The institute said in its weekly updat...

 2022-01-04 19:33 

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Lawyer: Texas dad didn't know son accused in deaths had gun...

GARLAND, Texas (AP) — An attorney for a man accused of driving his son to a Dallas-area gas station store where the 14-year-old is accused of fatally shooting three teens and wounding a fourth says the father didn't know his son had a gun. Attor...

 2022-01-04 19:33 

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Snow stalls Amtrak in Virginia, with excruciating delays...

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Winter weather is playing havoc not only with road travel but also passenger trains in Virginia and other states. Amtrak's Crescent, which left New Orleans on Sunday on its way to New York got stuck near Lynchburg on Monday...

 2022-01-04 19:32 

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Biden to speak on omicron surge, more antiviral pills...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden planned to address the nation 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 disruption...

 2022-01-04 19:32 

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How East London's oldest halal eatery survived the pandemic...

LONDON (RNS) — With the fate of East London's oldest halal restraint on the line, a desperate call went out on Twitter. "Not one to do this," wrote @mehnazmeh, "but my dad owns the oldest Indian restaurant in east London and has been...

 2022-01-04 19:32 

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EXPLAINER: Why was holiday-season flying such a nightmare?...

A forecast of better weather means that the worst may finally be over for tens of thousands of air travelers who were grounded by flight cancellations that skyrocketed over the New Year's Day weekend. January usually means fewer people flying, and tha...

 2022-01-04 19:31 

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Liverpool wants Arsenal cup match postponed over COVID...

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool has requested the postponement of Thursday's match against Arsenal in the English League Cup semifinals because of more suspected COVID-19 cases at the club. First-team training was canceled at Liverpool on Tu...

 2022-01-04 19:04 

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France sees record 271,000 coronavirus cases in single day...

PARIS (AP) — France reported a record-smashing 271,686 daily virus cases on Tuesday as omicron infections race across the country, burdening hospital staff and threatening to disrupt transport, schools and other services. The French government is st...

 2022-01-04 18:59 

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TV host Seth Meyers contracts COVID-19, show dark this week...

NEW YORK (AP) — This week's remaining episodes of "Late Night with Seth Meyers" have been scrapped after the host tested positive for COVID-19. Meyers tweeted Tuesday about his positive result but said he felt fine, thanking the vaccine ...

 2022-01-04 18:52 

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Big Ben leaving Steelers in good hands with Watt, Harris...

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger clasped hands with his wife Ashley, surrounded himself with the couple's three children and disappeared into the inner recesses of Heinz Field. There's still at least one game left in the Pittsburgh Steel...

 2022-01-04 18:32 

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Palestinian prisoner ends hunger strike in deal with Israel...

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian prisoner who has been on hunger strike for over 140 days to protest being imprisoned without charge agreed Tuesday to end his fast after reaching a deal with Israel to be released next month, his lawyer said. Hisham Ab...

 2022-01-04 18:32 

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Florida passenger train line kills 5th person in a month...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Brightline higher-speed train fatally struck a pedestrian who walked into its path Tuesday, the fifth death involving the railroad since it recently resumed operations after being shutdown because of the pandemic. Boyn...

 2022-01-04 18:31 

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COVID case counts may be losing importance amid omicron...

The explosive increase in U.S. coronavirus case counts is raising alarm, but some experts believe the focus should instead be on COVID-19 hospital admissions. And those aren't climbing as fast. Dr. Anthony Fauci, for one, said Sunday on ABC that with ...

 2022-01-04 18:16 

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Column: New year starts with a familiar question about Woods...

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — The largest winners-only field ever assembled at Kapalua can make it seem as though getting to paradise isn't as difficult as it used to be. Try telling that to Dustin Johnson, who will not be starting a new year on Maui f...

 2022-01-04 18:06 

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'Our time now': 1st Cambodian American mayor in US sworn in...

BOSTON (AP) — He came to the U.S. as a young refugee, having survived Khmer Rouge's brutal rule. Now, Sokhary Chau is the nation's first Cambodian American mayor. The 49-year-old city councilor in Lowell, Massachusetts, was unanimously picke...

 2022-01-04 18:06 

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Crews box in Colorado wildfire as investigators seek cause...

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado firefighters have boxed in the big fire that destroyed nearly 1,000 homes in their effort to prevent it from spreading — but officials warned Tuesday that gusty winds expected ahead of a snowstorm could cause fla...

 2022-01-04 18:06 

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Sen. Kaine: 'Miserable' commute became a survival project...

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Sen. Tim Kaine left his home in Richmond for his usual two-hour commute to the U.S. Capitol after Monday's snowstorm, eager to negotiate voting rights legislation and preside over the Senate Tuesday morning. Instead, h...

 2022-01-04 18:05 

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Maine city ends emergency order, hazard pay for workers...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's largest city has repealed an emergency order related to the COVID-19 pandemic that triggered increased hazard pay for workers. The Portland City Council voted Monday to rescind the order, which had been in place si...

 2022-01-04 18:05 

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Schools lawsuit: Ohio pupil voucher system unconstitutional...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's 25-year-old school voucher plan is creating an unconstitutional system of separately funded private education and leading to resegregation of some districts as nonminority students mostly take advantage of the progra...

 2022-01-04 18:04 

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Hogan declares 30-day state of emergency due to virus surge...

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a 30-day state of emergency on Tuesday to fight a surge in COVID-19 cases, mobilizing 1,000 members of the Maryland National Guard to help state and local health officials. Hogan made the anno...

 2022-01-04 18:03 

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Review: Daphne Palasi Andreades on coming of age in NYC...

"Brown Girls" by Daphne Palacio Andreades (Penguin Random House) Growing pains and heartache lead Daphne Palasi Andreades' debut novel on the push and pull of becoming. Cast between stream of consciousness and coming-of-age, free verse and tre...

 2022-01-04 18:03 

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ESPN+ to offer 4 streaming feeds in new PGA Tour deal...

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Kapalua is busier than ever to start the new year, a development that goes beyond the largest winners-only field in Hawaii or even fans returning to the Plantation Course. ESPN+ starts its nine-year digital rights deal with th...

 2022-01-04 17:53 

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US flight cancellations ease a bit but still running high...

Clearing weather over much of the eastern United States raised hopes that air-travel disruptions will ease after a dreadful start to the new year. By late Tuesday morning on the East Coast, airlines had scrubbed more than 1,200 flights for the day. That&#...

 2022-01-04 17:53 

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US stocks turn mixed ahead of economic reports and earnings...

Stocks turned mixed in afternoon trading on Wall Street Tuesday as traders review the latest batch of economic reports after the year-end holidays. The S&P 500 was mostly unchanged as of 12:20 p.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 272 points...

 2022-01-04 17:32 

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Steps urged as 3 women slain in a day by partners in France...

PARIS (AP) — Three women in France were found dead on New Year's Day, allegedly killed by their partners, despite efforts by President Emmanuel Macron's government to rein in deadly domestic violence. In all three cases, the men told police ...

 2022-01-04 17:32 

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Prince Andrew effort to toss sex assault suit hits roadblock...

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge was mostly dismissive Tuesday of oral arguments by a lawyer for Prince Andrew who wants to win a fast dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that the prince sexually assaulted an American woman when she was 17. U.S. District Judge L...

 2022-01-04 17:31 

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Hundreds stranded all night on snowy highway in Virginia...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of motorists waited desperately for help Tuesday after being stranded for nearly 24 hours in freezing temperatures along a 50-mile stretch of highway south of the nation's capital that became impassable when tractor...

 2022-01-04 16:58 

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French presidential contenders adapt campaign to pandemic...

PARIS (AP) — The conservative candidate in France's presidential election said on Tuesday she will adapt her campaign to pandemic conditions, focusing on social media and shunning large voter rallies in favor of small gatherings. Like Republican...

 2022-01-04 16:52 

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Southampton bought by firm fronted by Serbian media giant...

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Southampton has been bought by a company fronted by the founder of eastern European telecommunications giant United Group, the English Premier League club said on Tuesday. Dragan Solak's Sport Republic purchased the 8...

 2022-01-04 16:32 

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

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Opening statements were scheduled for Tuesday in the trial of a 23-year-old Wisconsin man charged with killing and dismembering his parents. A jury was selected Monday in Dane County Circuit Court to hear the case against Chandl...

 2022-01-04 16:31 

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Prosecutor drops groping charge against former NY Gov. Cuomo...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Albany's top prosecutor said Tuesday he is dropping a criminal charge accusing former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of fondling an aide. Albany County District Attorney David Soares' decision comes three days before the Demo...

 2022-01-04 16:05 

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California lawmaker ends bill to limit intersex surgeries...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker is withdrawing a bill that would have banned some medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children until they are old enough to participate in the decision. State Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat from...

 2022-01-04 15:59 

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Navy blocked from acting against 35 COVID vaccine refusers...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Texas has granted a preliminary injunction stopping the Navy from acting against 35 sailors for refusing on religious grounds to comply with an order to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The injunction is a new ch...

 2022-01-04 15:59 

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OPEC, allies keep gradually pumping more oil amid omicron...

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — OPEC and allied oil-producing countries decided Tuesday to pump more oil to the world economy amid hope that travel and demand for fuel will hold up despite the rapid spread of the omicron variant of COVID-19. The 23-member...

 2022-01-04 15:59 

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US manufacturing activity slows to 11-month low in December...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Growth in U.S. manufacturing slowed in December to an 11-month low with companies still combating supply chain problems. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, reported Tuesday that its index of ...

 2022-01-04 15:58 

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England sees no need for further restrictions for now...

LONDON (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson sees no need for further restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus' omicron variant his spokesman said on ahead of a press conference on Tuesday. Amid indications that omicron may produce ...

 2022-01-04 15:53 

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Live updates: CDC signs off on Pfizer extra dose measures...

NEW YORK — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has signed off on two measures to increase access to additional doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. The CDC on Tuesday recommended shortening the recommended interval of time between whe...

 2022-01-04 15:53 

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Stocks rise on Wall Street, but tech drop tempers gains...

Stocks edged higher in morning trading on Wall Street Tuesday as traders gear up for economic reports and company earnings to resume after the year-end holidays. The S&P 500 rose 0.3% as of 10:20 a.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 299 poi...

 2022-01-04 15:53 

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Wolf heads into last budget season with flush state coffers...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is sitting on a fat budget reserve, a healthy and growing surplus, and billions in unspent federal coronavirus relief cash. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, about to deliver his eighth and final state budget proposal to ...

 2022-01-04 15:32 

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Pivotal songs and albums in the David Bowie catalog...

NEW YORK (AP) — Albums: — "Space Oddity" (1969) — "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" (1972) — "Diamond Dogs" (1974) — "Young Americans" (1975) — "ChangesO...

 2022-01-04 15:32 

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Tattoo artist anger over new EU rules goes beyond skin deep...

BRUSSELS (AP) — Tattoo parlors say their art will lose a lot of its vibrancy after European Union rules banning thousands of chemicals in their coloring ink kick in on Wednesday. The 27-nation bloc answers back that public health will be much better...

 2022-01-04 15:32 

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A record 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs in November...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record 4.5 million American workers quit their jobs in November, a sign of confidence and more evidence that the U.S. job market is bouncing back strongly from last year's coronavirus recession. The Labor Department also repo...

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