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 2021-10-14 07:32 

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Fire leaves 25 dead, dozens injured in southern Taiwan...

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A fire in southern Taiwan that engulfed a building overnight has killed 25 people, according to locals official Thursday who said they expected the death toll to rise further. The 13-story building caught fire around 3 a.m. Thu...

 2021-10-14 07:31 

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Bali reopens to foreign travelers as COVID-19 surge subsides...

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian resort island of Bali reopened for international travelers to visit its shops and white-sand beaches for the first time in more than a year Thursday — if they're vaccinated, test negative, hail fro...

 2021-10-14 07:31 

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Danish man held over deadly bow-and-arrow attack in Norway...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 37-year-old Danish man is in custody in Norway suspected of a bow-and-arrow attack on a small town that killed five people and wounded two others, police said Thursday. The man, who was not further identified, has confes...

 2021-10-14 07:03 

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Israel says Palestinian car-ramming wounds paramilitary...

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian driver struck and moderately wounded a member of Israel's paramilitary Border Police at a major checkpoint north of Jerusalem overnight, the police said Thursday. They said officers fired on the vehicle, causing it...

 2021-10-14 06:59 

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'Marginalized': Women trail men in some vaccine efforts...

LONDON (AP) — As coronavirus vaccines trickle into some of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, data suggest some women are consistently missing out, in another illustration of how the doses are being unevenly distributed aroun...

 2021-10-14 06:54 

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Women left behind: Gender gap emerges in Africa's vaccines...

SARE GIBEL, Gambia (AP) — The health outreach workers who drove past Lama Mballow's village with a megaphone handed out T-shirts emblazoned with the words: "I GOT MY COVID-19 VACCINE!" By then, the women in Sare Gibel already had heard t...

 2021-10-14 06:54 

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Gambian women's voices on COVID-19 vaccines: "We are afraid"...

SERREKUNDA, Gambia (AP) — Oyster harvesting in Gambia is considered women's work. It's a grueling task — they paddle rickety boats, then get into water up to their necks to lay nets. Many of the women are the sole family breadwinners, ...

 2021-10-14 06:54 

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No. 1 Georgia, No. 11 Kentucky in matchup of SEC unbeatens...

Some things to watch in Week 6 of the Southeastern Conference: GAMES OF THE WEEK No. 11 Kentucky (6-0, 4-0 SEC) visits No. 1 Georgia (6-0, 4-0) in the matchup of the league's last two undefeated teams. The Bulldogs were expected to be this strong half...

 2021-10-14 06:53 

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Panthers, Hokies matchup highlight weekend play in the ACC...

Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 7: GAME OF THE WEEK Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech. The only teams still unbeaten on the Coastal Division side of the Atlantic Coast Conference standings battle for an upper hand going forward...

 2021-10-14 06:53 

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Boilermakers at No. 2 Iowa featured game on Big Ten schedule...

Things to watch during Week 7 of play in the Big Ten Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK Purdue at No. 2 Iowa The Hawkeyes (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) have won 12 straight and are coming off a dramatic come-from-behind win over Penn State in what was a battle of top-five...

 2021-10-14 06:53 

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No. 12 Oklahoma at No. 25 Texas, and BYU gets Big 12 preview...

Some things to watch in Week 7 of the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 12 Oklahoma State at No. 25 Texas. The Cowboys are 5-0 for the first time since 2015, and have a chance to win three consecutive games over Top 25 teams for the first time in pr...

 2021-10-14 06:52 

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Arizona State and Utah meet in matchup of Pac-12 unbeatens...

Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 18 Arizona State (5-1, 3-0 Pac-12) visits Utah (3-2, 2-0) in a matchup between the Pac-12's last two unbeaten teams in conference play. While it's still relativ...

 2021-10-14 06:52 

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International big men rule NBA with their all-around skills...

Atlanta Hawks coach Nate McMillan believes big men entering the league from other countries thrive because they were taught the fundamentals of the game at a young age. That grasp of the all-around game has helped international big men dominate the NBA. L...

 2021-10-14 06:31 

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At least 19 dead in Philippines tropical storm...

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm in the Philippines has left dead at least 19 people, disaster response officials said Thursday. Philippine authorities say they are still investigating a further 11 deaths that may have been caused by the ...

 2021-10-14 06:31 

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Fire kills 14 people, injures 51 in southern Taiwan...

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A fire in southern Taiwan has killed 14 and injured at least 51 people, after it engulfed a 13-story building overnight on Thursday. The building caught on fire around 3 a.m., fire department officials in the city of Kaohsiung ...

 2021-10-14 06:03 

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Many Afghans pack their bags, hoping for the chance to leave...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — As their flight to Islamabad was finally about to take off, Somaya took her husband Ali's hand, lay her head back and closed her eyes. Tension had been building in her for weeks. Now it was happening: They were leaving ...

 2021-10-14 05:53 

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Deere & Co. workers go on strike after rejecting contract...

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers went on strike Thursday at midnight after "the company failed to present an agreement that met our members' demands and needs," The United Auto Workers union said in statement. The...

 2021-10-14 05:52 

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McTavish, 18, scores in NHL debut as Ducks beat Jets 4-1...

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mason McTavish became the youngest player in Anaheim history to score a goal as the Ducks opened the season with a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night. The 18-year-old McTavish — the third overall pick ...

 2021-10-14 05:52 

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US pairs skater Calalang cleared of drug violation...

In elite figure skating, makeup can be as important a tool as a boot and blade. It also can sideline an Olympic contender. Jessica Calalang, a U.S. pairs skater and potential member of the team for next February's Winter Games in Beijing, recently had...

 2021-10-14 05:31 

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Japan PM dissolves lower house for Oct. 31 national election...

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida dissolved the lower house of parliament Thursday, paving the way for Oct. 31 national elections. Kishida said he is seeking the public's mandate for his policies after being elected prime...

 2021-10-14 05:31 

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Byram gets first NHL goal, Avalanche beat Blackhawks 4-2...

DENVER (AP) — Bowen Byram scored his first NHL goal and added an assist to lead the short-handed Colorado Avalanche to a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in the season opener for both teams Wednesday night. Nazem Kadri and Gabriel Landeskog e...

 2021-10-14 04:53 

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Shifting winds challenge crews fighting California fire...

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Shifting winds posed new challenges for firefighters battling a blaze in Southern California coastal mountains that threatened ranches and rural homes and kept a major highway shut down for days. The Alisal Fire charred ...

 2021-10-14 04:53 

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The AP Interview: Kerry says climate talks may miss target...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry is tempering expectations for a U.N. climate summit sometimes billed as make-or-break for the Earth's future, conceding next month's talks likely will end with nations still short of the target...

 2021-10-14 04:52 

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Irving: Refusal to get vaccinated about 'what's best for me'...

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving said Wednesday he didn't want to lose salary or a chance to compete for a championship with the Brooklyn Nets, but was doing "what's best for me" by refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The Nets decided ...

 2021-10-14 04:32 

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Durst faces day of reckoning in murder of best friend...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The bitterly fought murder trial of Robert Durst stretched over the better part of two years. His sentencing will be comparatively brief and could lack the fireworks that erupted between the lead prosecutor and defense lawyer. The...

 2021-10-14 04:32 

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Bali welcomes back foreign travelers as COVID cases subside...

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian resort island of Bali welcomed international travelers to its shops and white-sand beaches for the first time in more than a year Thursday — if they're vaccinated, test negative, hail from certain ...

 2021-10-14 04:31 

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Asian shares rise as Wall Street tech gain boosts optimism...

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher on Thursday, tracking an overnight rally on Wall Street as investors sought out bargains, including technology stocks. Benchmarks rose in Tokyo, Seoul and Sydney in morning trading. Markets in Hong Kong w...

 2021-10-14 04:31 

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What's the latest advice on the type of mask I should wear?...

NEW YORK (AP) — What's the latest advice on the type of mask I should wear? It depends on your situation, but health officials say it should cover your nose and mouth, and fit snugly so there aren't any gaps on the sides of your face. The U....

 2021-10-14 04:04 

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Treasurer says governor overstepped authority on aid funds...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's state treasurer says the governor of New Mexico is overstepping her authority in deciding independently how to spend more than $1 billion in federal relief without legislative approval or accountability, in cou...

 2021-10-14 04:03 

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The Latest: Vaccine mandate for Calif. prison guards blocked...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California judge has partially blocked an order taking effect this week that requires state prison employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. A Kern County judge issued a temporary restraining order that prevents enfo...

 2021-10-14 03:52 

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Mercury even WNBA Finals with 91-86 overtime win over Sky...

PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner dunked while scoring 29 points, Diana Taurasi had eight of her 20 points in overtime and the Phoenix Mercury evened the WNBA Finals with a 91-86 win over the Chicago Sky on Wednesday night in Game 2. Griner kept the Me...

 2021-10-14 03:32 

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Trump campaign, others: Dominion worker suit is groundless...

DENVER (AP) — Attorneys for President Donald Trump's re-election campaign, its onetime attorney Rudy Giuliani and conservative media figures asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by a former employee of Dominion Voting Systems ...

 2021-10-14 03:31 

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Remnants of former Hurricane Pamela head for Texas, Oklahoma...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical depression Pamela dissipated in northern Mexico on Wednesday night after slamming into the country's Pacific coast as a hurricane, though forecasters warned that its rainy remnants still posed a flooding threat for pa...

 2021-10-14 03:31 

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New Zealand businessman sent to jail for child abuse images...

SYDNEY (AP) — One of New Zealand's best-known businessmen Ron Brierley was sentenced in a Sydney court on Thursday to 14 months in prison for possessing thousands of child sex abuse images. The 84-year-old former corporate raider had pleaded gui...

 2021-10-14 02:54 

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The Latest: South Korea has 100th day of 1,000-plus cases...

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported more than 1,000 new coronavirus infections for the 100th consecutive day as a delta-driven outbreak continues to spread in the greater capital area. Health officials say 1,580 of the 1,940 new cases repo...

 2021-10-14 02:53 

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Ray Fosse, barreled by Rose at '70 All-Star Game, dies at 74...

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ray Fosse, the strong-armed catcher whose career was upended when he was bowled over by Pete Rose at the 1970 All-Star Game, has died. He was 74. Carol Fosse, his wife of 51 years, said in a statement online that Fosse died We...

 2021-10-14 02:52 

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Ovechkin scores twice, Capitals beat Rangers 5-1 in opener...

WASHINGTON (AP) — While the fisticuffs never materialized, the Washington Capitals made a season-opening 5-1 victory against the division-rival New York Rangers memorable Wednesday night for Alex Ovechkin's 731st and 732nd goals and Hendrix Lapi...

 2021-10-14 02:52 

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A capsule look at the Red Sox-Astros playoff series...

A capsule look at the best-of-seven American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Houston, 8:07 p.m. (Fox); Game 2, Saturday, at Houston, TBD (Fox or FS1); Game 3, Monda...

 2021-10-14 02:31 

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In Japanese court, 5 ask N. Korea to pay for their suffering...

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court on Thursday is hearing from five people who say there were promised "paradise on Earth" in North Korea but suffered human rights violations instead and now want the country and its leader Kim Jong Un to compensa...

 2021-10-14 02:03 

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Boston's 2 remaining mayoral hopefuls face off in debate...

BOSTON (AP) — Boston City Councilors Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu drew sharp distinctions between their campaigns as they faced off Wednesday in the first head-to-head televised debate of the final stretch of Boston's mayoral contest. ...

 2021-10-14 01:53 

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Dimitrov downs top-seeded Medvedev in 3 sets at Indian Wells...

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Grigor Dimitrov outlasted top-seeded Daniil Medvedev 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 Wednesday in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open, extending the parade of upsets that has knocked out several top players. Medvedev's loss left t...

 2021-10-14 01:52 

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Chargers facing offensive line issues with Ravens up next...

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — It has not been a good start to the week for the Los Angeles Chargers offensive line. The Chargers found out on Monday that right guard Oday Aboushi would miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee d...

 2021-10-14 01:52 

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Weah, Dest spark US to 2-1 win over Costa Rica in qualifier...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tim Weah scored on a shot that deflected off the goalkeeper in the 66th minute after Sergio Dest started the comeback from a first-minute deficit, and the United States rallied past Costa Rica 2-1 on Wednesday night to ease pre...

 2021-10-14 01:32 

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Taiwan tensions raise fears of US-China conflict in Asia...

BANGKOK (AP) — After sending a record number of military aircraft to harass Taiwan over China's National Day holiday, Beijing has toned down the saber rattling but tensions remain high, with the rhetoric and reasoning behind the exercises unchan...

 2021-10-14 01:31 

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Airman convicted of kidnapping, killing Mennonite teacher...

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Sasha Krause loved words. She loved learning and translating them into different languages. She loved reading them in nursery rhymes and assembling them into poetry. She wrote about her purpose in life, her unwavering faith, ...

 2021-10-14 01:31 

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The Latest: No exemptions so far for San Fran. city workers...

SAN FRANCISCO — About 800 San Francisco city workers have asked for medical or religions exemptions to avoid a looming deadline for them to get vaccinated against the coronavirus or lose their jobs. So far, the city has not approved a single request...

 2021-10-14 01:04 

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GOP's Youngkin stays away from 'Take Back Virginia' rally...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — GOP gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin stayed away from a rally Wednesday featuring Republicans who have spread falsehoods about election fraud, although political allies were due to attend and former President Donald Trump, a...

 2021-10-14 01:03 

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USC ex-dean, LA politician charged with bribery scheme...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powerful Los Angeles politician Mark Ridley-Thomas and a former dean at the University of Southern California were charged Wednesday with a bribery scheme in which Ridley-Thomas promised to steer millions of dollars in contracts t...

 2021-10-14 00:54 

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Judge: Purdue Pharma can resume groundwork on its settlement...

A federal judge on Wednesday allowed Purdue Pharma to resume its work carrying out the recent $10 billion settlement plan that allowed the Oxycontin maker to emerge from bankruptcy. The decision from U.S. District Court Judge Colleen McMahon denied a requ...

 2021-10-14 00:54 

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Civil rights activist, historian Timuel Black dies at 102...

CHICAGO (AP) — Civil rights activist, retired Chicago professor and historian Timuel Black has died at the age of 102. Black died Wednesday, his widow told the Chicago Sun-Times and WLS-TV. Details of his death were not immediately available. He ...

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