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 2022-01-04 15:31 

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US manufacturing activity slows in December...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Growth in U.S. manufacturing slowed in December as companies continued to combat supply chain problems. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, reported Tuesday that its index of manufacturing act...

 2022-01-04 14:58 

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Stocks start mostly higher on Wall Street, but tech lags...

Stocks are off to a mostly higher start on Wall Street as traders gear up for economic reports and company earnings to resume after the year-end holidays. The S&P 500 was up 0.4% in the early going Tuesday. Weakness in some big technology companies held t...

 2022-01-04 14:53 

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New auto sales up in 2021, but long way before full recovery...

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. new vehicle sales rebounded slightly last year from 2020's dismal numbers, but forecasters expect them to be more than 2 million below the years before the coronavirus pandemic. The reason? Although there are plenty of custom...

 2022-01-04 14:52 

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Osaka opens her season with a win over Cornet in Melbourne...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Naomi Osaka is back in a place where she's won two of her four Grand Slam singles titles and she's feeling good vibes after some time off trying to rediscover her love for the game. The Australian Open champion op...

 2022-01-04 14:32 

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Washington to reveal new name Feb. 2; won't be RedWolves...

Washington's NFL team announced Tuesday it will unveil its new name on Feb. 2 and that it will not be called the Wolves or RedWolves. Commanders, Defenders, Red Hogs, Armada, Presidents, Brigade and the status quo "Washington Football Team" we...

 2022-01-04 14:32 

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Millennial Money: Save for what makes you feel good in 2022...

You probably know to plan and save for the big and boring expenses, aka financial needs. But what about the fun stuff? Expenses that don't put a roof over your head, but do provide joy, rejuvenation and other hard-to-quantify benefits are worth saving...

 2022-01-04 14:31 

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Puerto Rico battles COVID-19 surge, imposes new measures...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico on Tuesday imposed new measures to fight a surge in COVID-19 cases that has overwhelmed medical staff in the U.S. territory and led to temporary shortages of testing kits. All private businesses that cater to...

 2022-01-04 14:31 

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Live updates: Florida hospital's maternity ward closes...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A South Florida hospital has temporarily closed its maternity ward due to staff shortages related to recent outbreaks of COVID-19. Mothers-to-be who had planned on giving birth at Holy Cross Health in Fort Lauderdale will hav...

 2022-01-04 14:31 

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OPEC and allies gradually pump more oil amid omicron spike...

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 13:58 

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Live updates: Israel's PM: 2nd booster safe and effective...

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister says preliminary data on the fourth vaccine dose shows that it safely brings about a five-fold increase in antibodies that battle the coronavirus. Naftali Bennett spoke Tuesday during a visit to the Sheba Medi...

 2022-01-04 13:32 

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David Bowie's extensive music catalog is sold to Warner...

NEW YORK (AP) — The extensive music catalog of David Bowie, stretching from the late 1960s to just before his death in 2016, has been sold to Warner Chappell Music. More than 400 songs, among them "Space Oddity," "Ziggy Stardust," &#...

 2022-01-04 13:32 

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Italy sets Jan 24 to start voting for new president...

ROME (AP) — Italy's lower chamber of Parliament on Tuesday set Jan. 24 as the start date to begin voting for a new president, officially kicking off a campaign that is expected to see Premier Mario Draghi and ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi vie for...

 2022-01-04 13:32 

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'Mudi'? Try a toy: American Kennel Club adds 2 dog breeds...

NEW YORK (AP) — An athletic Hungarian farm dog and a tiny pet of bygone Russian aristocrats are the latest breeds in the American Kennel Club's purebred lineup. The club announced Tuesday that it's recognizing the Russian toy and the mudi. T...

 2022-01-04 13:31 

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Drivers snowed-in all night as I-95 shuts down in Virginia...

RUTHER GLEN, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of motorists were stranded all night in snow and freezing temperatures along a 50-mile stretch of Interstate 95 after a crash involving six tractor-trailers in Virginia, where authorities were struggling Tuesday to r...

 2022-01-04 13:15 

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Crafts: Indie makers get creative with yarns, dyes...

When you see a nice handmade sweater, you know it took a while to make. The knitting or crocheting is just part of it. (A fun online calculator at www.lovecrafts.com estimates how long anything from a basic scarf to a blanket, baby booties or patterned ga...

 2022-01-04 13:04 

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Record number of migrant boats crossed Channel in 2021...

LONDON (AP) — At least 28,300 people packed into small boats crossed the Channel from France to England's south coast in 2021, an annual record that was three times the number of crossings a year earlier. The leap in numbers, reported Tuesday by...

 2022-01-04 12:54 

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Brazilian doctors rule out surgery for Bolsonaro...

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will not require surgery, the medical team caring for him at a Sao Paulo hospital said in a statement Tuesday morning. Bolsonaro was hospitalized Monday with an intestinal obstruction, which the statement said has been r...

 2022-01-04 12:53 

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Live updates: Spanish schools to reopen as normal next week...

MADRID — Spanish officials say the country's schools and universities will return to classes as normal next week. Health Minister Carolina Darias says Spain's central and regional governments unanimously agreed Tuesday on sticking with in-pe...

 2022-01-04 12:52 

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Italian league set to resume despite 10% of players positive...

ROME (AP) — One out of every 10 players in Serie A is positive with the coronavirus as the Italian league prepares to resume after a two-week break for the holidays. Still, despite about 60 players reported as having contracted COVID-19, full slates...

 2022-01-04 12:32 

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Suspects held after fake online sale of Indian Muslim women...

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in India have detained a man and a woman alleged to be involved in the offering for sale of prominent Muslim women on a fake online auction website, according to government officials, in a case that has sparked outrage across...

 2022-01-04 12:32 

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Anti-coup protests in Sudan amid turmoil after PM resigns...

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese took to the streets in the capital, Khartoum, and other cities on Tuesday in anti-coup protests as the country plunged further into turmoil following the resignation of the prime minister earlier this week. Prime Minister Abdal...

 2022-01-04 12:32 

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Records: Wrong Wright brothers plate flew through approval...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The backward Wright Flyer that was at the center of an embarrassing license plate mistake in Ohio last year flew through the approval process with little to no discussion, records show. Designers at the Ohio Department of Publi...

 2022-01-04 12:31 

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NATO to hold foreign ministers meeting over Ukraine...

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO announced Tuesday that the alliance will hold a virtual meeting of foreign ministers from the 30 member nations this week to assess the situation in Ukraine and upcoming talks with Russia. The extraordinary meeting of the allian...

 2022-01-04 11:59 

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Violence flares at pandemic protests in Germany...

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany have reported sporadic violence at demonstrations against the country's pandemic restrictions, with one protester in the eastern town of Lichtenstein biting an officer and another attempting to steal a service wea...

 2022-01-04 11:52 

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Djokovic given medical exemption to play at Australian Open...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic will get a chance to defend his Australian Open title after receiving a medical exemption to travel to Melbourne, ending months of uncertainty about his participation because of the strict regulations and C...

 2022-01-04 11:52 

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In locked down Chinese city, some complain food hard to get...

Residents of the Chinese city of Xi'an are straining under a strict coronavirus lockdown, with some complainig of difficulties finding food, despite assurances from authorities that they are able to provide neccesities for the 13 million people largel...

 2022-01-04 11:33 

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Suspect in South Africa's Parliament fire appears in court...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The man suspected of starting the fire that gutted South Africa's parliament buildings appeared in court Tuesday and will remain in custody pending a bail hearing. Zandile Christmas Mafe faces several charges including arson,...

 2022-01-04 11:33 

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Man arrested for faking online sale of Indian Muslim women...

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in India have arrested a man alleged to be behind the offering for sale of prominent Muslim women through a fake online auction, according to government officials, in a case that has sparked outrage across the country. Satej ...

 2022-01-04 11:33 

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Zimbabwe journalists mourn passing of editor Iden Wetherell...

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean journalists are praising Iden Wetherell, one of the country's most principled and exacting editors, who died on Dec. 23 after a battle with Alzheimer's. He was 73. "He was one of the most tenacious jour...

 2022-01-04 11:32 

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Less than half of GOP say 1/6 was very violent: AP-NORC poll...

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 11:32 

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Suspected militant accused of beheadings killed in Indonesia...

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian security forces killed a suspected militant accused of beheadings in a shootout Tuesday in a sweeping counterterrorism campaign against extremists in remote mountain jungles, police said. Provincial police chief Rud...

 2022-01-04 11:32 

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OPEC and allies to decide oil output amid omicron spike...

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — OPEC and allied oil-producing countries are expected to press ahead Thursday with restoring cutbacks in output made during the depths of the coronavirus pandemic as hopes grow that travel and demand for fuel will hold up de...

 2022-01-04 11:31 

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Italy sets Jan 24 to start voting for new Italian president...

ROME (AP) — Italy's lower chamber of Parliament on Tuesday set Jan. 24 as the start date to begin voting for a new president, officially kicking off a campaign that is expected to see Premier Mario Draghi and ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi vie for...

 2022-01-04 10:45 

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Health Minister reveals possible infection track of local cases...

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung () surmised on Tuesday that the four local COVID-19 cases reported today may have been infected by an imported infection....

 2022-01-04 10:05 

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Sudan pro-democracy groups call for mass anti-coup protests...

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese pro-democracy groups called Tuesday for mass anti-coup protests as the country plunged further into turmoil following the resignation of the prime minister earlier this week. Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was ousted in a coup i...

 2022-01-04 10:04 

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Germany's Steinmeier on course for 2nd term as president...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's environmentalist Greens came out Tuesday in favor of a second term for President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, leaving the head of state well-placed to win another five years in office. The Greens were the last of the three pa...

 2022-01-04 10:03 

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Live updates: Germany relaxes restrictions on 8 nations...

BERLIN — Germany has relaxed restrictions on travel from the U.K., South Africa and seven other southern African countries that were imposed following the emergence of the new omicron coronavirus variant. The nine nations were removed Tuesday from G...

 2022-01-04 09:32 

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US-led coalition: Attack with 2 armed drones foiled in Iraq...

BAGHDAD (AP) — Two explosives-laden drones targeting an Iraqi military base housing U.S. troops in western Anbar province were destroyed on Tuesday, a coalition official said. It was the second such attempted attack coinciding with the anniversary o...

 2022-01-04 09:31 

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Global shares mostly higher after Wall Street rally...

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Tuesday despite worries about rising numbers of coronavirus cases. France's CAC 40 added 0.7% in early trading to 7,266.59, while Germany's DAX edged up 0.3% to 16,064.91. Britain's FTSE 100 ...

 2022-01-04 08:53 

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Analysis: Zac Taylor's fearless gamble pays off for Bengals...

Zac Taylor wasn't born until four years after Molly Hatchet released "Flirtin' With Disaster" in 1979. The southern rock group's ballad came to mind in the final minute of the Cincinnati Bengals' monumental 34-31 win over the Kansa...

 2022-01-04 08:53 

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No. 25 Texas Tech dives into Big 12 play with 2 ranked foes...

The plan was for Texas Tech to open Big 12 Conference play against Oklahoma State before diving into a three-game test against highly ranked league opponents, including the reigning national champions. Instead, a postponement gave the 25th-ranked Red Raid...

 2022-01-04 08:52 

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Conditions hard for 13 million under China virus lockdown...

Authorities in the northern Chinese city of Xi'an say they can provide food, health care and other necessities for the 13 million residents under a now almost two-week-old lockdown. But in social media posts and over the telephone, some citizens descr...

 2022-01-04 08:32 

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What will Silicon Valley learn from Holmes' conviction?...

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The fraud conviction of former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes could offer Silicon Valley's culture of hubris and hype some valuable lessons. Will anyone in the tech industry actually take this moment to heart? Don't co...

 2022-01-04 08:32 

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Asian shares mostly higher after Wall Street rally...

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday despite worries about rising numbers of cases of coronavirus in the region. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 jumped 1.8% to 29,301.79 in Tokyo's first trading day of 2022. Shares also rose in ...

 2022-01-04 08:31 

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Canada court: Iran should pay families over plane shootdown...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A court in Canada has ruled that Iran should pay $107 million in punitive damages to families of six people with Canadian citizenship or residency who were killed in the Iranian military's downing of a Ukrainia...

 2022-01-04 08:03 

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A surge of evangelicals in Spain, fueled by Latin Americans...

SALAMANCA, Spain (AP) — When Kent Albright, a Baptist pastor from the United States, arrived as a missionary to Spain in 1996, he was unprepared for the insults and threats, or the fines from the police for handing out Protestant leaflets on the str...

 2022-01-04 08:00 

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Changhua NIA shelter provides free styling, health check-ups for migrant workers...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The National Immigration Agency (NIA, ) and Tzu Chi () recently partnered up to provide migrant workers in shelter free clinical and styling services to welcome the new year. The Tzu Chi Medical Association in Changhua () i...

 2022-01-04 07:54 

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Young scores NBA season-best 56 points; Blazers beat Hawks...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland's Anfernee Simons played through his grief over his grandfather's death with a career night that tempered an NBA season-best 56-point outburst by Atlanta's Trae Young. Simons scored a career-high 43 points ...

 2022-01-04 07:54 

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Battered Mayfield, listless Browns lose to Steelers, 26-14...

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Cleveland Browns knew they had been eliminated from playoff contention entering a Monday night showdown against their AFC North rival Pittsburgh Steelers. But a battered Baker Mayfield wanted to lead his team to a winning recor...

 2022-01-04 07:53 

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Eastern Conference rookies showing plenty of promise so far...

Cade Cunningham and Franz Wagner are giving the Eastern Conference's bottom two teams reasons for optimism. The Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic have seven victories apiece this season, but they also have two of the NBA's top rookies. Detroit too...

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