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 2022-01-03 16:05 

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Biden pushed to speak out more as US democracy concerns grow...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has gotten the same troubling questions from worried world leaders, ones that he never thought he would hear. "Is America going to be all right?" they ask. "What about democracy in America?" Whil...

 2022-01-03 16:04 

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Series of attacks highlights reach of Iran-allied militias...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels seized a ship in the Red Sea, armed drones targeted Baghdad's international airport, and hackers hit a major Israeli newspaper Monday — a string of assaults that showed the reach...

 2022-01-03 16:04 

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 9-15...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 9-15: Jan. 9: Actor K Callan ("Lois and Clark") is 86. Singer Joan Baez is 81. Guitarist Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin is 78. Actor John Doman ("Gotham") is 77. Singer-actor Buster Poindexter (David Jo...

 2022-01-03 16:04 

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Schumer: Senate to vote on filibuster change on voting bill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before the anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the Senate will vote on filibuster rules changes to advance stalled voting legislation that Democrats say is needed to protect...

 2022-01-03 15:54 

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$29,000 for an average used car? Would-be buyers are aghast...

DETROIT (AP) — A couple of months ago, a woman paid a visit to Jeff Schrier's used car lot in Omaha, Nebraska. She was on a tight budget, she said, and was desperate for a vehicle to commute to work. She was shown three cars priced at her limit,...

 2022-01-03 15:52 

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American forward Ricardo Pepi joins Augsburg from Dallas...

AUGSBURG, Germany (AP) — American forward Ricardo Pepi signed with Augsburg of Germany's Bundesliga from Major League Soccer's Dallas on Monday, agreeing to a 4 1/2-season contract that includes an option to extend through the 2026-27 season...

 2022-01-03 15:52 

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NFL finale is showdown for playoffs: Chargers at Raiders...

The NFL's schedule changes for Week 18 will feature exactly what the league wanted: a Sunday night showdown for a playoff berth. To finish off the NFL's first 17-game season, the Los Angeles Chargers at Las Vegas Raiders game was flexed from dayti...

 2022-01-03 15:32 

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After big 2021, Wall Street starts new year on strong note...

Stocks are getting the new year off to a solid start, posting solid gains on the first day of trading after closing out 2021 with big gains for the third year in a row. The S&P 500 rose 0.5% in early trading Monday. It rose 26.9% last year. Technology com...

 2022-01-03 15:32 

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Turkey's inflation hits a 19-year high of 36%...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's yearly inflation climbed by the fastest pace in 19 years, jumping to 36.08% in December, official data showed on Monday. The Turkish Statistical Institute said the consumer price index increased by 13.58% in Decemb...

 2022-01-03 15:31 

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Sheep, goats join in German efforts to encourage vaccination...

BERLIN (AP) — Tasty bits of bread did the trick for 700 sheep and goats to join Germany's drive aimed at encouraging more people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The animals were arranged on Monday into the shape of a roughly 100-meter (330-f...

 2022-01-03 15:31 

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FDA expands Pfizer boosters for more teens as omicron surges...

The U.S. is expanding COVID-19 boosters as it confronts the omicron surge, with the Food and Drug Administration allowing extra Pfizer shots for children as young as 12. Boosters already are recommended for everyone 16 and older, and federal regulators on...

 2022-01-03 14:34 

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New hi-tech photo brings Rembrandt's 'Night Watch' up close...

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Rembrandt van Rijn's iconic and huge painting "The Night Watch" is now also a supersized museum photo delivered right to your laptop in unsurpassed detail. The Amsterdam Rijksmuseum on Monday put on its digital portal wh...

 2022-01-03 14:33 

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2 still missing in Colorado fire; cause under investigation...

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (AP) — Search teams looked for two missing people in the smoldering debris from a massive Colorado wildfire while people who escaped the flames sorted through the charred remnants of their homes to find what was left. Investigators...

 2022-01-03 14:33 

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Coalition: 2 armed drones shot down at Baghdad airport...

BAGHDAD (AP) — Two armed drones were shot down at the Baghdad airport on Monday, a U.S.-led coalition official said, an attack that coincides with the anniversary of the 2020 U.S. killing of a top Iranian general. There were no reports of damage or ...

 2022-01-03 14:33 

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Kimberly Palmer: 5 steps to reach your money goals in 2022...

In addition to the new year bringing confetti and a fresh calendar, it's a time to set big money goals for the next 12 months. That might mean finally paying off debt, buying a house or taking a long-delayed vacation. With inflation and economic uncer...

 2022-01-03 14:32 

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School, work, travel can wait as snow blankets U.S. capital...

A winter storm packing heavy snow was blowing into the nation's capital on Monday, closing government offices and schools. As much as 10 inches (25 centimeters) of snow was forecast for the District of Columbia, northern Virginia and central Maryland ...

 2022-01-03 14:32 

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Live updates: South Korea records 1st omicron variant death...

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says it has confirmed its first death related to the new omicron variant. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Monday that the deceased was in their 90s and living at a nursing home in the southern...

 2022-01-03 14:32 

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Thousands of flights canceled, delayed at start of workweek...

A winter storm moving into the mid-Atlantic combined with the pandemic to continue frustrating air travelers whose return flights home from the holidays were canceled or delayed in the first few days of the new year. More than 1,900 U.S. flights and more ...

 2022-01-03 14:31 

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British PM: Health service under strain, but no new measures...

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Monday that the country's health system will remain under strain for weeks amid the current surge in coronavirus infections, but suggested there would be no tightening of measures soon...

 2022-01-03 14:04 

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New NYC mayor says kids safe in school despite virus surge...

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's newly sworn-in mayor insisted Monday that schools would open for in-person learning despite an omicron-fueled surge in COVID-19 infections, saying administrative staffers would pinch-hit for absent teachers. "...

 2022-01-03 14:03 

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Insider Q&A: Kroll Institute's Megan Greene...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forecasting economic change in a pandemic was always going to be hard. Now omicron, the new COVID-19 variant sweeping across the globe, has made it even harder. Economists and policymakers, after all, have no real-world experience ...

 2022-01-03 13:59 

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British govt rushing tests to schools so classes can reopen...

Schoolchildren returned to classes Monday in parts of Europe, while the British government pledged to rush ventilation units and enough COVID-19 test kits to schools to ensure they, too, can reopen later this week despite soaring infection rates in the UK...

 2022-01-03 13:31 

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Serbia praises another arms shipment from Russia...

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's president on Monday praised another shipment of arms from Russia despite fears in the Balkans that the country's recent military buildup could lead to more tensions in the war-scarred European region. Preside...

 2022-01-03 13:05 

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Brazil's Bolsonaro hospitalized with intestinal obstruction...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was taken to a Sao Paulo hospital for tests early Monday after experiencing abdominal discomfort, the government said in a statement. The hospital where he was admitted, Vila Nova Star, said i...

 2022-01-03 13:04 

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Snow moves into mid-Atlantic; federal offices closed in DC...

A winter storm packing heavy snow was blowing into the nation's capital on Monday, closing government offices and schools with fierce winds and as much as 10 inches of snow forecast for the District of Columbia, northern Virginia and central Maryland ...

 2022-01-03 13:04 

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Germany calls nuclear power 'dangerous,' rejects EU plan...

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Monday that it considers nuclear energy dangerous and objects to European Union proposals that would let the technology remain part of the bloc's plans for a climate-friendly future. Germany is on course ...

 2022-01-03 12:03 

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Brazilian President Bolsonaro hospitalized in Sao Paulo...

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was taken to a Sao Paulo hospital for tests early Monday after experiencing abdominal discomfort, the government said. Bolsonaro is "doing well" and further information will be prov...

 2022-01-03 11:33 

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South Africa Parliament chamber 'completely gutted' by fire...

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Fire crews have continued to work at South Africa's national Parliament complex in Cape Town on Monday after a major fire blazed through the buildings a day earlier, causing extensive damage. The main chamber of th...

 2022-01-03 11:32 

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Hong Kong news site to shut; pro-Beijing lawmakers sworn in...

HONG KONG (AP) — A group of lawmakers loyal to China's Communist Party were sworn in to Hong Kong's Legislature on Monday following an election without opposition candidates, as yet another pro-democracy news outlet announced it could no lon...

 2022-01-03 10:53 

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Biden to meet with farmers as he seeks to cut meat prices...

President Joe Biden will meet virtually with independent farmers and ranchers to discuss initiatives to reduce food prices by increasing competition within the meat industry, part of a broader effort to show the administration is trying to combat inflatio...

 2022-01-03 10:04 

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Scientist, enforcer, high-flyer: 3 women put a mark on tech...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three bright and driven women with ground-breaking ideas made significant — if very different — marks on the embattled tech industry in 2021. Frances Haugen, Lina Khan and Elizabeth Holmes — a data scientist turne...

 2022-01-03 09:31 

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Global stocks higher after Wall St ends 2021 with big gain...

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets and U.S. futures were mostly higher Monday on 2022s first trading day after Wall Street ended last year with a double-digit gain. Frankfurt and Paris opened higher while Seoul and India advanced. Hong Kong retreat...

 2022-01-03 09:31 

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Yemen rebels seize UAE ship; hackers hit Israeli newspaper...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels seized an Emirati-flagged ship in the Red Sea, officials said Monday, the latest sign of Mideast tensions as hackers targeted a major Israeli newspaper's website to mark America's ...

 2022-01-03 09:30 

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CECC lists two Omicron cases as local infections...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, ) announced on Monday that two Omicron COVID-19 cases previously listed as imported have now been changed to local infections. According to the CECC, the two cases (case 17058 and ...

 2022-01-03 08:11 

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MOL automatically extends employers' migrant workers permits for 3 months...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL, ) announced on Dec. 30 that employers whose employment permits for migrant workers are due to expire between Jan. 1, 2022, and March 31 will receive an automatic extension of three months. In thi...

 2022-01-03 07:53 

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Analysis: Antonio Brown's mental health is no joke...

Antonio Brown tossed his jersey and shoulder pads toward the bench, threw his glove and undershirt into the stands and ran off the field bare-chested, waving a peace-out sign to fans in the end zone while Tom Brady huddled the offense for an important pla...

 2022-01-03 07:31 

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Hong Kong news site shuts as pro-Beijing lawmakers sworn in...

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong welcomed its newest batch of pro-Beijing lawmakers in the Legislative Council Monday, after an election held without opposition candidates, as the editors of one of the city's last remaining pro-democracy news outlets ...

 2022-01-03 07:04 

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Jerusalem Post hacked on Iran general's killing anniversary...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Hackers targeted the website of an Israeli newspaper on Monday, the anniversary of the 2020 killing of a top Iranian general, replacing its content with an image threatening a site associated with Israel's unde...

 2022-01-03 07:04 

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Seoul: North Korea defector likely made rare border crossing...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A person who crossed the border into North Korea on New Year's Day was likely a defector who had slipped through the same heavily fortified frontier in the other direction to settle in South Korea in late 2020, South Ko...

 2022-01-03 06:59 

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India vaccinates teens aged 15 to 18 as virus cases rise...

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian health authorities Monday began vaccinating teens in the age group of 15 to 18, as more states started to enforce tighter restrictions to arrest a new surge stoked by the infectious omicron variant. State governments across I...

 2022-01-03 06:31 

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How will pandemic end? Omicron clouds forecasts for endgame...

Pandemics do eventually end, even if omicron is complicating the question of when this one will. But it won't be like flipping a light switch: The world will have to learn to coexist with a virus that's not going away. The ultra-contagious omicron...

 2022-01-03 06:21 

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U.S. accounts for 15 of the 25 imported COVID-19 cases reported in Taiwan...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, ) reported a surge of 25 new imported COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the tally of confirmed cases to 17,095. Of the 25 cases, 15 were imported from the United States, including...

 2022-01-03 06:03 

China Post

Biden's words on voting rights meet call to action after 1/6...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has gotten the same troubling questions from worried world leaders, ones that he never thought he would hear. "Is America going to be all right?" they ask. "What about democracy in America?" Whil...

 2022-01-03 05:53 

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With Kirk Cousins out, Vikings' playoff hopes disintegrate...

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings' offense didn't show much sign of life without Kirk Cousins around. By the end of the night, the Vikings' playoff hopes were dead. Two nights after their starting quarterback was placed on the...

 2022-01-03 05:52 

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James, Monk help Lakers edge Timberwolves 108-103...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 26 points, Malik Monk added 22 and the Los Angeles Lakers hung on to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-103 on Sunday night for the first time in three meetings this season. A couple of streaks came to an end ...

 2022-01-03 05:32 

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Holmes jury to resume deliberations after holiday break...

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — After an extended holiday break, the jury weighing fraud charges against former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes will get back to work Monday. The eight men and four women who will determine Holmes' fate spent much of their ...

 2022-01-03 05:32 

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2 missing in huge Colorado fire as investigation continues...

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (AP) — Search teams looked for two missing people in the smoldering debris from a massive Colorado wildfire while people who escaped the flames sorted through the charred remnants of their homes to see what was left. Investigators ...

 2022-01-03 05:32 

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Angst over China, Russia lessens chance of US nuke changes...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden's arrival in the White House nearly a year ago seemed to herald a historic shift toward less U.S. reliance on nuclear weapons and possibly a shrinking of their numbers. Even an American "no first use" pledge &...

 2022-01-03 05:31 

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Ashli Babbitt a martyr? Her past tells a more complex story...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first time Celeste Norris laid eyes on Ashli Babbitt, the future insurrectionist had just rammed her vehicle three times with an SUV and was pounding on the window, challenging her to a fight. Norris says the bad blood between ...

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