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 2022-01-21 17:23 

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In 3-week isolation, unvaccinated athlete waits for Olympics...

Three weeks alone in a hotel room is hardly an ideal setting for a snowboarder preparing for the Olympics. Patrizia Kummer, a Swiss athlete who won a gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, is unvaccinated against the coronavirus, so she is spending 21 day...

 2022-01-21 17:23 

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Clark sets triple-double record, No. 25 Iowa routs Gophers...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Iowa's Caitlin Clark posted her second straight 30-point triple-double, setting a Division I basketball record for men or women, and the No. 25 Hawkeyes rolled to a 105-49 victory over Minnesota on Thursday night. Clark had 35...

 2022-01-21 16:58 

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Booster shots needed against omicron, CDC studies show...

NEW YORK (AP) — Three studies released Friday offered more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who received booster shots. They are the first large U.S. studies to look at vaccine protection ...

 2022-01-21 16:58 

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US academics use radar to help seek missing in split Cyprus...

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — U.S. academics who help locate Holocaust mass graves and execution sites in Eastern Europe have used ground-penetrating radar to seek burial sites on Cyprus of people missing since the 1974 Turkish invasion and earlier interet...

 2022-01-21 16:56 

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Los Angeles weighs phasing out oil and gas drilling...

The University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles has a lot in common with urban areas across the U.S.: A dense population with lots of businesses and housing. A cluster of car dealerships. A row of restaurants. Schools and a community center. But nestled i...

 2022-01-21 16:55 

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Climate, COVID, China: Takeaways from online Davos event...

GENEVA (AP) — Government and business leaders have urged cooperation on the world's biggest issues — climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and the economic recovery — at the World Economic Forum's virtual gathering. Speeches a...

 2022-01-21 16:55 

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Familiar playoff foes face off again as Packers host 49ers...

SAN FRANCISCO (11-7) at GREEN BAY (13-4) Sunday, 8:15 p.m. EST, Fox OPENING LINE: Packers by 6, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: 49ers 10-8; Packers 12-5. SERIES RECORD: Packers lead 38-32-1 LAST MEETING: Packers beat 49ers 30-28 on Se...

 2022-01-21 16:55 

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GM renovating NY factory so it can make electric motor parts...

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — General Motors says it will spend about $154 million to revamp an aging factory near Buffalo, New York, so it can make a key part for electric vehicile motors. The automaker says it will add about 230 jobs at the factory in Loc...

 2022-01-21 16:54 

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Brady, SB champs aim to avenge regular-season losses to Rams...

L.A. RAMS (13-5) at TAMPA BAY (14-4) Sunday, 3 p.m. EST, NBC BETTING LINE: Buccaneers by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Rams 9-9, Buccaneers 10-8. SERIES RECORD: Rams lead 18-9. LAST MEETING: Rams beat Buccaneers 34-24 Sept. 26, 2...

 2022-01-21 16:54 

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Yemeni rebel minister: Saudi airstrike on prison killed 70...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The health minister in the rebel government set up by Yemen's Houthi rebels says the airstrike on a rebel-run detention facility in the country's north early on Friday killed at least 70 detainees. The mini...

 2022-01-21 16:54 

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LSU adds 8 football transfers, including 2 Arkansas starters...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New LSU coach Brian Kelly has completed the addition of eight transfer players to the Tigers' 2022 roster including defensive backs Greg Brooks and Joe Foucha, who both started at Arkansas. The transfers also include two ...

 2022-01-21 16:54 

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Chile's incoming cabinet: Women, youth and a nod to markets...

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's millennial, leftist President-elect Gabriel Boric announced his first cabinet on Friday, giving a majority of posts to women and several to former student protest leaders while also reassuring markets by naming the...

 2022-01-21 16:53 

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US Olympic downhill contender Johnson crashes again...

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Breezy Johnson, one of the top American medal contenders for the upcoming Beijing Olympics, will miss a second straight World Cup downhill after her second crash in two weeks. Johnson fell during the second traini...

 2022-01-21 16:32 

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Omicron surge is undermining care for other health problems...

Roger Strukhoff was being treated for intestinal bleeding at a hospital outside Chicago this month when he suffered a mild heart attack. Normally, the 67-year-old would have been sent to the intensive care unit. But Strukhoff said it was overrun with COVI...

 2022-01-21 16:32 

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Biden-Kishida 1st formal talks touch on China, nuke weapons...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Friday used their first formal meeting to discuss concerns about China's growing military assertiveness that's spurring increasing disquiet in the Pacific. Ki...

 2022-01-21 16:31 

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Prosecutor: Alex Murdaugh now faces 75 charges; $8.5M stolen...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A once prominent South Carolina lawyer now faces 75 charges he stole nearly $8.5 million in wrongful death and wreck settlements from more than a dozen people after another round of indictments against Alex Murdaugh were handed...

 2022-01-21 16:23 

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Latin America, Asia, latest to get hit with omicron surge...

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — In Costa Rica, officials are encouraging those infected with the coronavirus to skip voting in upcoming national elections. On the other side of the world, Beijing is locking down residential communities as the country an...

 2022-01-21 16:23 

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Eva Longoria Bastn's doc looks at Chvez, De La Hoya fight...

Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya wanted to make a documentary about his 1996 fight against Julio Csar Chvez. It was coming up on 25 years since the "Ultimate Glory" showdown and he figured the time was right to look back. So he asked Eva Longoria Ba...

 2022-01-21 16:06 

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Maine committee nixes bid to stop COVID-19 vaccine mandates...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A committee of the Maine Legislature has voted against a proposal that would have prohibited the state from enacting COVID-19 vaccine mandates. The Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee voted the proposal down b...

 2022-01-21 16:05 

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EU nations urge stronger borders to ease migration pressures...

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Ministers from European Union nations under pressure from unauthorized border crossings asked Friday for more action to strengthen and protect the bloc's external borders as well as for rules to return migrants to their...

 2022-01-21 16:04 

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Biden-Kishida 1st formal talks touch on North Korea, China...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held their first formal talks on Friday as they face fresh concerns about North Korea's nuclear program and China's growing military assertiveness. The 80-minute...

 2022-01-21 16:04 

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Review: Whitmores' sisterly sonorities shine on duo debut...

"Ghost Stories," The Whitmore Sisters (Red House Records) Sibling harmony can be a contradiction in terms. It also makes for lovely music, and that's the case here. The sisterly sonorities of Eleanor and Bonnie Whitmore mesh beautifully on the...

 2022-01-21 16:04 

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Louie Anderson, Emmy-winning comedian, dies at 68...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louie Anderson, whose more than four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely, Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series "Baskets," died Friday. He was 68. Anderson died at a ho...

 2022-01-21 16:04 

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John Mellencamp plumbs mortality and regret in his new album...

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a brutal calculus that goes on in John Mellencamp's mind these days. Time is not on his side, and he knows it. "I am 70. I've been smoking since I was 14. If I make it to 80, I only have 10 summers left," ...

 2022-01-21 16:04 

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Rare blast of snow, ice takes aim at Southeast US coast...

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Salt spreader trucks crisscrossed coastal roads as courthouses and schools closed Friday to prepare for a snow and ice storm expected to snarl parts of the Carolinas and Virginia unaccustomed to winter precipitation. Authorities ...

 2022-01-21 15:55 

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Airbus revokes Qatar Airways A321 jet order amid dispute...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — European planemaker Airbus terminated a multibillion dollar order by Qatar Airways for 50 of its single-aisle in-demand A321neo jets. The termination of the contract for the A321neo, confirmed by the planemaker to ...

 2022-01-21 15:55 

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Bills prove Patriots were bogus, can they do same to Chiefs?...

So Pro Picks was correct on one count in the Patriots-Bills wild-card game. One of those teams was a bogus playoff contender. We just had the wrong team. For an Upset Special, no less. The beating Buffalo put on New England came the night before Tom Brady...

 2022-01-21 15:54 

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Red Cross: Yemen prison airstrike killed, injured over 100...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi-led airstrike targeting a prison run by Yemen's Houthi rebels killed and wounded over 100 detainees on Friday, rescuers said, part of a pounding aerial offensive that hours earlier saw another airstrike...

 2022-01-21 14:58 

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Open hearing sought on trial evidence in Floyd's killing...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors in the trial of three former Minneapolis police officers on civil rights charges in George Floyd's killing asked the judge to open at least parts of a hearing Friday on the admissibility of some evidence. A jur...

 2022-01-21 14:55 

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Russia hits all-time high of new infections, blames omicron...

MOSCOW (AP) — Daily new coronavirus infections in Russia reached an all-time high Friday and authorities blamed the highly contagious omicron variant, which they expect to soon dominate the country's outbreak. Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golik...

 2022-01-21 14:53 

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Wall Street extends losses at open; Netflix plunges 20%...

BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks are lower at the open on Wall Street Friday, extending their losses to a fourth consecutive day. The S&P 500 is down 0.3%, the Nasdaq Composite is 0.4% lower and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 0.2%. Netflix plunged ov...

 2022-01-21 14:53 

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Johnson rallies No. 4 NC State past No. 3 Louisville 68-59...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Diamond Johnson didn't lose confidence, so it wasn't a lost cause for No. 4 North Carolina State. "I just kept shooting it," Johnson said, drawing a postgame laugh from coach Wes Moore. Johnson scored 11 of her 1...

 2022-01-21 14:52 

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6 Czech players test positive ahead of Olympic training camp...

PRAGUE (AP) — Six players on the Czech Republic's Olympic hockey team have tested positive for the coronavirus, national team coach Filip Pen said Friday. The six players, all unnamed, are among a group of 12 that came from the Russia-based KHL....

 2022-01-21 14:05 

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Nigeria extremists still 'very dangerous,' says UN official...

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The Islamic extremist insurgency in northeast Nigeria is a "very, very dangerous (and) very threatening" crisis that needs more than $1 billion in aid in 2022 to assist those hit by the decade-long conflict, United Nati...

 2022-01-21 14:04 

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Shift of 50-year-old Indian war memorial stirs controversy...

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government on Friday moved a commemorative flame that was lit 50 years ago to honor Indian soldiers killed in a 1971 war with Pakistan to a new National War Memorial that was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi n...

 2022-01-21 13:58 

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As 2024 nears, Pence to speak at SC pregnancy center dinner...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As he positions himself for a possible White House bid, former Vice President Mike Pence is returning to the early-voting state of South Carolina, slated to give the keynote address at a fundraising banquet for a Christian preg...

 2022-01-21 13:52 

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The Latest: Nadal advances to 4th round at Australian Open...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:20 a.m. (Saturday) Rafael Nadal has advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 victory over No. 28-seeded Karen Khachano...

 2022-01-21 13:05 

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IS gunmen mount deadly attacks in Syria, Iraq; dozens killed...

BAGHDAD (AP) — More than 100 militants from the Islamic State group carried out a complex attack on Syria's largest prison holding suspected extremists, officials said Friday, as members of the group in Iraq stormed an army barracks, killing 11 ...

 2022-01-21 13:04 

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US and Russia try to lower temperature in Ukraine crisis...

GENEVA (AP) — The United States and Russia sought to lower the temperature Friday even as they said no breakthrough was imminent in a heated standoff over Ukraine that has raised fears of a possible Russian invasion. Armed with seemingly intractable...

 2022-01-21 13:04 

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Biden admin unveils changes to attract foreign STEM students...

The Biden administration on Friday announced policy changes to attract international students specializing in science, technology, engineering and math — part of the broader effort to make the U.S. economy more competitive. The State Department will...

 2022-01-21 12:53 

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Intel building $20B Ohio chip facility amid global shortage...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Intel will invest $20 billion in a new computer chip facility in Ohio amid a global shortage of microprocessors used in everything from phones and cars to video games. The U.S. share of the worldwide chip manufacturing market h...

 2022-01-21 12:53 

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China criticizes US missile sanctions as hypocrisy...

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday criticized Washington for imposing sanctions on Chinese companies the U.S. says exported missile technology, and accused the United States of hypocrisy for selling nuclear-capable cruise missiles. The United States ann...

 2022-01-21 12:31 

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EU nations urge stronger borders to ease migration pressure...

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Interior ministers from European Union nations experiencing pressure from unauthorized migration asked Friday for more action to strengthen and protect the bloc's external borders. Ministers from countries that included...

 2022-01-21 12:04 

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Diplomat says Tongan survival story fits with events...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The incredible story of a retired carpenter who survived overnight in the ocean after the Tonga tsunami swept him out to sea appeared to fit with events at the time, a New Zealand diplomat said Friday. "It's on...

 2022-01-21 12:03 

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US, Russia far apart on Ukraine crisis as top diplomats meet...

GENEVA (AP) — The United States and Russia tried Friday to avert another devastating conflict in Europe, but the two powers' top diplomats warned no breakthrough was imminent as fears rise that Moscow is planning to invade Ukraine. Armed with se...

 2022-01-21 11:58 

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Adele postpones Las Vegas residency, citing pandemic impact...

LONDON (AP) — Adele has postponed a 24-date Las Vegas residency hours before it was to start, citing delivery delays and coronavirus illness in her crew. The chart-topping British singer said she was "gutted" and promised to reschedule the s...

 2022-01-21 11:53 

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The Latest: Defending champ Osaka loses at Australian Open...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the Australian Open (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Defending champion Naomi Osaka was knocked out of the Australian Open after losing to Amanda Anisimova 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) in the third round. The 20-...

 2022-01-21 11:53 

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Anisimova upsets defending champion Osaka at Australian Open...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Naomi Osaka didn't make it to a much-anticipated fourth-round contest against top-ranked Ash Barty at the Australian Open. Amanda Anisimova, a 20-year-old American ranked 60th in the world, ensured ...

 2022-01-21 11:52 

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CAS judges 'lacked anti-doping expertise' at Tokyo Olympics...

GENEVA (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport has been criticized for picking judges to work at the Tokyo Olympics who were not expert enough to handle doping cases. Days before CAS opens its special Olympic courts at the Winter Games in Beijing,...

 2022-01-21 11:33 

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Top US, Russian envoys discuss Ukraine at 'critical moment'...

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Friday that a weekslong standoff over Ukraine is at a "critical moment," as he headed into talks with his Russian counterpart amid rising concerns that Europe could again be beset b...

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