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 2022-01-25 20:32 

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National Guard sees troops reupping despite COVID, hard year...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Spc. Javzailia Pineiro joined New York's National Guard in late 2019, and started work as a truck driver just as the pandemic was starting to hit. For months she drove around the state, spending long days delivering masks,...

 2022-01-25 20:31 

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Appeals court paves the way for 2 more Oklahoma executions...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court rejected a request from two Oklahoma death row inmates to temporarily halt their upcoming lethal injections. A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver denied the inmates'...

 2022-01-25 20:15 

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Rare eagle seen in Maine, wowing birders, might stay a bit...

GEORGETOWN, Maine (AP) — A rare species of eagle that has thrilled bird lovers and baffled scientists since arriving in Maine last month might not be in a hurry to leave. The Steller's sea eagle arrived in Maine in late December after a brief st...

 2022-01-25 20:15 

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Cuban prosecutors say 790 people charged for July protests...

HAVANA (AP) — Some 790 people who participated in anti-government protests in Cuba last year face prosecution for sedition, violent attacks, public disorder, theft and other crimes, the attorney general's office said Tuesday. The announcement wa...

 2022-01-25 20:04 

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Mississippi close to final vote on medical marijuana bill...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers are poised to take final votes Wednesday on creating a medical marijuana program for people with serious medical conditions, negotiators said Tuesday. If the bill becomes law, as expected, Mississippi woul...

 2022-01-25 20:04 

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Mississippi close to final vote on medical marijuana bill...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers are poised to take final votes Wednesday on creating a medical marijuana program for people with serious medical conditions, negotiators said Tuesday. If the bill becomes law, as expected, Mississippi woul...

 2022-01-25 20:03 

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Howie Mandel urges pal Jay Leno to air 'Late Night' laundry...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Howie Mandel has a bone to pick with his longtime friend Jay Leno. On the podcast "Howie Mandel Does Stuff," he tells Leno he should have publicly defended himself in the "Tonight Show" rivalries of decades past, w...

 2022-01-25 19:59 

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Elton John postpones Texas concerts after getting COVID-19...

DALLAS (AP) — Despite being vaccinated and boosted, Elton John has contracted COVID-19 and is postponing two farewell concert dates in Dallas. John "is experiencing only mild symptoms," according to a statement. "Elton and the Farewell Y...

 2022-01-25 19:54 

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US warns that chip shortage could shut down factories...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. supply of computer chips has fallen to alarmingly low levels, raising the prospect of factory shutdowns, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. Companies that use semiconductors are down to less than five days of invent...

 2022-01-25 19:54 

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US sues to block Lockheed's purchase of supplier Aerojet...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is suing to block Lockheed Martin Corp.'s $4.4 billion bid for Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, saying it would limit competition and drive up prices for components used in missiles that Lockheed and other ...

 2022-01-25 19:52 

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AP source: coach Sean Payton resigns from New Orleans Saints...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, whose 15-year tenure with the club included its only Super Bowl championship and also a one-season suspension stemming from the NFL's bounty investigation, intends to retire from coaching....

 2022-01-25 19:35 

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Dartmouth College president to step down next year...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College President Philip Hanlon said Tuesday he will step down in June 2023 after 10 years leading the Ivy League school, saying "the time is right to pass the torch." "When I arrived at Dartmouth in 2013, ...

 2022-01-25 19:35 

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Stocks slide as a bout of market volatility continues...

Stocks fell on Wall Street Tuesday, continuing a volatile bout of trading that has sent markets swinging between steep losses and gains as investors gauge several threats. Higher inflation has been squeezing businesses and consumers, and the Federal Reser...

 2022-01-25 19:35 

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San Jose could be 1st to require gun liability insurance...

Gun owners would be required to carry liability insurance and pay a fee in the city of San Jose that officials say would be the first of its kind in the United States, following a trend of other Democratic-led cities that have sought to rein in violence t...

 2022-01-25 19:34 

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Federal court: Iowa may enforce mask ban in most schools...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday allowed the state to enforce a law that prevents local schools from imposing mask mandates, but the court also allowed a group of parents of disabled children to pursue a lawsuit that seeks ...

 2022-01-25 19:34 

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Chief: Firefighter in fiery home collapse in fair condition...

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore firefighter who survived the collapse of a burning vacant home that killed three colleagues was upgraded to fair condition Tuesday as his fire chief reported him to be conscious and alert. Fire Chief Niles Ford said the ...

 2022-01-25 19:33 

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Prosecutors show video of George Floyd's last day...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday played videos from the scene of George Floyd's arrest at the federal trial of three former Minneapolis police officers accused of violating Floyd's civil rights as fellow Officer Derek Chauvin ki...

 2022-01-25 19:33 

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IS Syria prison attack puts child detainees in harm's way...

BEIRUT (AP) — In a recording that emerged from a Syrian prison wing taken over by Islamic State group militants, a trapped teenager pleads for help, describing the mayhem of a days-long battle over the facility that has reportedly left multiple chil...

 2022-01-25 19:33 

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Georgia bill would ban abortion pills by mail, require exams...

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans in Georgia have introduced a bill that bans the delivery of abortion pills by mail. It would require anyone who wants to use abortion pills to visit a doctor in advance and then return to pick up the pills. The lawmakers a...

 2022-01-25 19:32 

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Cargo surge pushes Port of Savannah to 5.6M container record...

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Port of Savannah saw a whopping 20% increase in shipping containers moving across its docks in 2021 as U.S. seaports scrambled to keep up with a surge in cargo that crammed container yards and forced ships to line up and wai...

 2022-01-25 19:32 

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Honduras in legislative crisis ahead of inauguration...

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Just two days from inaugurating its next president, Honduras was mired Tuesday in a legislative crisis bordering on the absurd. Early in the morning, when the new Congress was scheduled to open its first session, rival c...

 2022-01-25 19:04 

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2nd NYPD officer dies, days after Harlem shooting...

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer gravely wounded in a Harlem shooting that took his partner's life last week has also died of his injuries, police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said Tuesday. Officer Wilbert Mora, 27, entered the pol...

 2022-01-25 18:59 

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London police investigate Downing Street lockdown parties...

LONDON (AP) — The "partygate" scandal that threatens to derail U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's administration deepened Tuesday as police opened an investigation into gatherings at government offices that allegedly violated COVID-19 l...

 2022-01-25 18:59 

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Dutch government eases lockdown despite soaring infections...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prime Minister Mark Rutte further eased the Netherlands' coronavirus lockdown, allowing bars, restaurants, museums, theaters and other venues to reopen from Wednesday for the first time this year. But Rutte warned t...

 2022-01-25 18:54 

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Biscuit World workers say no to 1st W.Va. fast-food union...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Workers at a West Virginia franchise of a regional fast-food restaurant on Tuesday rejected efforts to form a union that would have been the first its kind in West Virginia. The effort was part of a larger national trend of ...

 2022-01-25 18:52 

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Annika Sorenstam contemplating a return to US Women's Open...

After 13 years in retirement, Annika Sorenstam returned to competition last year. She made the cut in the Gainbridge LPGA, playing only because it was her home course of Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida. And then she won the U.S. Senior Women's Open. Tha...

 2022-01-25 18:34 

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Rihanna's foundation donates $15 million to climate justice...

Rihanna is backing her belief that climate change is a social justice issue by pledging $15 million to the movement through her Clara Lionel Foundation. The "We Found Love" singer Tuesday announced the donation to 18 climate justice organizations ...

 2022-01-25 18:33 

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World Bank: Lebanon's meltdown threatens social peace...

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's economy contracted by more than 58%, the World Bank said Tuesday, warning in a report that the small country's financial meltdown poses a threat to long-term stability and social peace. It accused Lebanese leaders of ...

 2022-01-25 18:33 

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DeSantis blasts FDA for halting drugs ineffective on omicron...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vowed Tuesday to fight a decision from federal health regulators to block two coronavirus antibody treatments after the drugs were found to be ineffective against the widespread omicron variant. The...

 2022-01-25 18:33 

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Avenatti now representing himself in case vs. Stormy Daniels...

NEW YORK (AP) — Once-prominent California attorney Michael Avenatti took over representation of himself Tuesday at his latest criminal trial, setting the stage for him to directly confront former client and porn star Stormy Daniels over her claims t...

 2022-01-25 18:32 

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Coal-dependent WVa moves toward ending nuclear plant ban...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Signaling an eagerness to diversify its energy offerings, coal-dependent West Virginia would eliminate a ban on nuclear power plants under a bill that passed the state Senate on Tuesday. The bill was approved on a 24-7 vote....

 2022-01-25 18:32 

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US court upholds conviction of Mexican drug lord El Chapo...

NEW YORK (AP) — The conviction of the notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was upheld Tuesday by a U.S. appeals court that praised the trial judge for his handling of a case that drew international attention. The decision by...

 2022-01-25 18:31 

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MSC Group, Lufthansa partner in bid for Italy's ITA Airways...

MILAN (AP) — The parent group of MSC Cruises is partnering with Lufthansa in a bid for a majority stake in Italy's ITA Airways, the company created from the ashes of former Italian flagship airline Alitalia. MSC Group, which includes container s...

 2022-01-25 18:05 

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Ukrainian leaders: Stay calm, Russian invasion not imminent...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's leaders sought Tuesday to reassure the nation that an invasion from neighboring Russia was not imminent, even as they acknowledged the threat is real and received a shipment of U.S. military equipment to shore up t...

 2022-01-25 18:05 

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President to make first UAE visit by Israeli head of state...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's figurehead president will make the first visit to the United Arab Emirates by the country's head of state next week, his office said Tuesday. The high profile visit by President Isaac Herzog aims at further cementin...

 2022-01-25 18:04 

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Two more Poles identified as victims of hacking with spyware...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two more Poles have been identified as victims of phone hacking with the notoriously powerful spyware from Israel's NSO Group: an agrarian political leader at odds with Poland's right-wing government and the co-author o...

 2022-01-25 18:03 

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Q&A: Dakota Johnson makes her producing debut at Sundance...

Dakota Johnson is having a big year. Not only is she part of one of the season's big awards contenders in "The Lost Daughter," but she's also just debuted her company's first two films at the Sundance Film Festival, "AM I OK?" ...

 2022-01-25 17:59 

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RFK Jr. apologizes after condemnation for Anne Frank comment...

Anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., apologized Tuesday for suggesting things are worse for people today than they were for Anne Frank, the teenager who died in a Nazi concentration camp after hiding with her family in a secret annex in an Amster...

 2022-01-25 17:59 

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Russia cuts COVID-19 isolation for some as infections soar...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian health authorities have shortened the required isolation period for those who come in contact with COVID-19 patients from 14 days to seven, a move that comes as an unprecedented surge of coronavirus infections, driven by the hi...

 2022-01-25 17:52 

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Column: Teen goes from 1-course Caribbean island to Masters...

The concept behind the Latin America Amateur Championship when it began in 2015 was for players from the region to create golf heroes for the next generation, and it's a role the latest winner takes seriously. Aaron Jarvis knows it's a tall order....

 2022-01-25 17:33 

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Frenchman gets 8 years in prison in Iran; denies spy charges...

PARIS (AP) — A Frenchman detained in Iran and hunger striking to protest his treatment has been sentenced to eight years in prison on what his lawyer insisted Tuesday are trumped up espionage and propaganda charges. Benjamin Brire, 36, was arrested ...

 2022-01-25 17:32 

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EXPLAINER: How Alaska's unique new election system works...

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska elections will be held for the first time this year under a unique new system that scraps party primaries and uses ranked choice voting in general elections. The Alaska Supreme Court last week upheld the system, narrowly...

 2022-01-25 17:32 

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Herzog to make first UAE visit by Israeli head of state...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's figurehead president will make the first visit to the United Arab Emirates by the country's head of state next week, his office said Tuesday. The high profile visit by President Isaac Herzog aims at further cementin...

 2022-01-25 17:32 

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Avenatti weighs representing himself against Stormy Daniels...

NEW YORK (AP) — Once-prominent California attorney Michael Avenatti tried Tuesday to interrupt his trial over whether he stole money from porn star Stormy Daniels to consider formally asking to represent himself, but the judge refused to delay the p...

 2022-01-25 17:31 

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Malawi hit by flooding caused by tropical storm Ana; 1 dead...

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Tropical storm Ana has caused widespread flooding, power outages and killed at least one person in Malawi, officials said Tuesday. Cutting path of wet destruction across southern Africa, the storm has blown from the Indian Oc...

 2022-01-25 17:15 

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Staal, Power among those named to Canada's Olympic roster...

Longtime NHL forward Eric Staal and 2021 top draft pick Owen Power were among the players named Tuesday to Canada's roster for the Beijing Olympics. Staal played almost 1,400 games in the NHL and won the Stanley Cup in 2006 with the Carolina Hurricane...

 2022-01-25 16:59 

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NY schools told to keep masks after judge overturns mandate...

New York state education officials told school administrators to continue enforcing the state's mask mandate for students and teachers Tuesday despite a judge's ruling overturning it, causing confusion as some districts rushed to make masks option...

 2022-01-25 16:55 

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Buffett's Berkshire plans in-person shareholders meeting...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company plans to hold its annual shareholders meeting that used to routinely attract more than 40,000 people in person this spring for the first time since the pandemic began. Berkshire Hathaway said Tuesday t...

 2022-01-25 16:55 

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GM to spend nearly $7B on EV, battery plants in Michigan...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — General Motors is making the largest investment in company history in its home state of Michigan, announcing plans to spend nearly $7 billion to convert a factory to make electric pickup trucks and to build a new battery cell p...

 2022-01-25 16:54 

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Ukraine leaders urge calm, saying invasion is not imminent...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's leaders sought Tuesday to reassure the nation that an invasion from neighboring Russia was not imminent, even as they acknowledged the threat is real and received a shipment of U.S. military equipment to shore up t...

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