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 2022-01-20 17:34 

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US says it will not resume Sudan aid after recent violence...

CAIRO (AP) — The United States will continue withholding aid from Sudan until the country's military rulers stop the killing of anti-coup protesters and a civilian led-government takes power, two senior American diplomats said Thursday. The join...

 2022-01-20 17:34 

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'Peril' co-author Robert Costa moves from Post to CBS News...

NEW YORK (AP) — Political reporter Robert Costa is jumping from The Washington Post to CBS News, where he was named Thursday as the network's chief election and campaign correspondent. Costa, co-author with Bob Woodward of "Peril" about ...

 2022-01-20 17:33 

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The Carolinas and Virginia brace for blast of ice and snow...

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Carolinas and Virginia are bracing for more winter weather, which forecasters predict will arrive as mixed precipitation on Thursday, followed by a round of snow on Friday night into Saturday. The winter blast could ice over ...

 2022-01-20 17:33 

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Groups: 6 killed in rocket attack on northern town in Syria...

BEIRUT (AP) — A rocket attack on a northern Syrian town controlled by Turkey-backed opposition fighters killed six civilians and wounded over a dozen people on Thursday, Syrian rescuers and a war monitor said. Both blamed U.S-backed Syrian Kurdish f...

 2022-01-20 17:32 

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Pakistani police: Bomb in city of Lahore kills 3, wounds 28...

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful bombing struck a crowded bazar Thursday in Pakistan's second largest city, Lahore, killing at least three people and wounding 28, police and rescue officials said. A newly formed separatist group from southwest...

 2022-01-20 17:32 

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No defense witnesses called in Wisconsin dismemberment trial...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Defense attorneys for a Wisconsin man accused of killing and dismembering his parents rested their case Thursday without calling witnesses or testimony from the defendant. Over seven days, prosecutors laid out their case that Ch...

 2022-01-20 17:31 

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Phone call shows brother pleading with Texas hostage-taker...

LONDON (AP) — A British man who held four people hostage in a Texas synagogue ranted against Jews and American wars in countries like Afghanistan as his brother pleaded with him to give up and free the captives, a recording of the conversation shows...

 2022-01-20 16:59 

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Barbados PM sworn in after 2nd consecutive elections sweep...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley was sworn in for a second term Thursday after her party appeared to have swept every legislative seat in the first elections the island nation held as a republic since casting off the ...

 2022-01-20 16:58 

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Study: Drug-resistant bacteria kill 1.2 million globally...

NEW YORK (AP) — Antibiotic-resistant germs caused more than 1.2 million deaths globally in one year, according to new research that suggests that these "superbugs" have joined the ranks of the world's leading infectious disease killers. ...

 2022-01-20 16:53 

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McDonald's expanding test of McPlant in US stores...

McDonald's is expanding sales of its meatless McPlant burger to hundreds of locations. The company said the McPlant __ which it co-developed with plant-based protein company Beyond Meat __ will be sold at 600 stores in the San Francisco and Dallas are...

 2022-01-20 16:52 

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US ice dancers continuing legacy heading to Beijing Games...

U.S. figure skaters who win national championships get their names inscribed on a plaque and trophy. It's something they relish. It's also something special to peruse the names already there — particularly for ice dancers. For decades, ice d...

 2022-01-20 16:34 

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Stampede at religious ceremony in Liberia kills 29 people...

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — At least 29 people in Liberia, including 11 children and a pregnant woman, have died in a stampede of worshippers at a Christian ceremony in a densely populated area of the capital, Monrovia, officials said Thursday. The sta...

 2022-01-20 16:34 

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US home sales fall with available properties at a record low...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of previously occupied homes fell in December for the first time in four months as many would-be buyers were frustrated by a lack of available houses, which fell to the lowest level in more than two decades. Existing home sal...

 2022-01-20 16:33 

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Taliban storm Kabul apartment, arrest activist, her sisters...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban stormed an apartment in Kabul, smashing the door in and arresting a woman rights activist and her three sisters, an eyewitness said Thursday. A Taliban statement appeared to blame the incident on a recent women&...

 2022-01-20 16:33 

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Johnson, Graham, Beck finalists for Salute to Service Award...

Chicago Bears tight end Jimmy Graham, Denver Broncos tight end/fullback Andrew Beck, and former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jarret Johnson are finalists for the NFL's Salute to Service Award. The award recognizes people who demonstrated exceptional ef...

 2022-01-20 16:32 

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At 113, NAACP evolves for relevance on racial justice agenda...

As the NAACP turns 113, look for its voice to grow louder on issues like climate change, the student debt crisis and the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic — while keeping voting rights and criminal justice reform at the forefront of its p...

 2022-01-20 16:32 

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London-bound jet returns to Miami over maskless passenger...

An American Airlines flight to London returned to Miami after a passenger refused to follow the federal requirement to wear a face mask, according to the airline. The airline called Miami police, and officers escorted a woman off the plane at Miami Intern...

 2022-01-20 16:32 

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Timeline of events since George Floyd's arrest and murder...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A timeline of key events that began with George Floyd's arrest on May 25, 2020, by four police officers in Minneapolis: May 25, 2020 — Minneapolis police officers respond to a call shortly after 8 p.m. about a possible c...

 2022-01-20 16:32 

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Jury selection begins in federal trial over Floyd's killing...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jury selection began Thursday in the federal trial for three former Minneapolis police officers who are charged with violating George Floyd's constitutional rights while fellow Officer Derek Chauvin used his knee to pin th...

 2022-01-20 16:31 

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Florida first lady finishes chemotherapy for breast cancer...

BOWLING GREEN, Fla. (AP) — Florida first lady Casey DeSantis has completed her final chemotherapy treatment after a breast cancer diagnosis, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday. The first lady's diagnosis was made public in October. The governor sai...

 2022-01-20 16:17 

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1 million French get 1st vaccine shot ahead of new virus....

PARIS (AP) — France's government spokesman said Thursday that more than 1 million adults got their first COVID-19 vaccine shot over the past month, after the government announced a plan to exclude unvaccinated people from all restaurants, sports...

 2022-01-20 16:17 

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Japan, France seek to deepen security ties amid China's rise...

TOKYO (AP) — The foreign and defense ministers of Japan and France held talks on Thursday as the two countries seek to deepen security ties in the Indo-Pacific region, where tensions have been rising amid China's military buildup and North Korea...

 2022-01-20 16:17 

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Rey Mysterio flying high as cover star for WWE 2K22...

Rey Mysterio used to fight with his young son for bragging rights when they played wrestling video games together. The WWE high-flying superstar has plenty to boast about now — he's on the cover of the WWE 2K22 video game set for a March 11 rele...

 2022-01-20 16:17 

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Indonesia wants to use G20 presidency to aid COVID rebound...

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's leader said Thursday that his country, which holds the presidency of the Group of 20 biggest economies this year, sought to strengthen global partnership and inclusiveness to aid the economic recovery amid a...

 2022-01-20 16:17 

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US drops case against MIT professor accused of ties to China...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department dropped its case Thursday against a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor charged last year with concealing research ties to the Chinese government, saying it could "no longer meet its burden of...

 2022-01-20 16:06 

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Portugal draws fire with plan for COVID-positive voters...

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's government is under fire over its plans to let people infected with COVID-19 cast their ballots at polling stations in an upcoming election, as officials struggle to square the right to vote with the duty to pr...

 2022-01-20 16:06 

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Portugal draws fire with plan for COVID-positive voters...

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's government is under fire over its plans to let people infected with COVID-19 cast their ballots at polling stations in an upcoming election, as officials struggle to square the right to vote with the duty to pr...

 2022-01-20 16:06 

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Review: 'Yinka, Where is Your Huzband' funny and big-hearted...

NEW YORK (AP) — "Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband" by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn (Pamela Dorman Books) Yinka Oladeji is a 30-year-old, Oxford educated, British Nigerian woman with a good job, living in London who happens to be single. Her accompl...

 2022-01-20 16:05 

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Jamie Dornan talks 'Belfast', TV and going behind-the-scenes...

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the most memorable scenes in " Belfast " is when Jamie Dornan's character serenades his wife (played by Caitriona Balfe) with " Everlasting Love." The lighting, choreography and wardrobe makes Dornan look l...

 2022-01-20 16:04 

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Jury selection underway in federal trial over Floyd's death...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jury selection began Thursday in the federal trial for three former Minneapolis police officers who are charged with violating George Floyd's constitutional rights while fellow Officer Derek Chauvin used his knee to pin th...

 2022-01-20 16:04 

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Jury selection underway in federal trial over Floyd's death...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jury selection began Thursday in the federal trial for three former Minneapolis police officers who are charged with violating George Floyd's constitutional rights while fellow Officer Derek Chauvin used his knee to pin th...

 2022-01-20 16:01 

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Rising inflation tightens squeeze on consumers...

Retail sales took an unexpected dip in December in what could be a signal that persistently rising inflation is prompting a pullback in consumer spending. Consumers paid more for everything from groceries to cars in 2021 as companies passed along the cost...

 2022-01-20 16:01 

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US home sales fall with properties on market at a record low...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of previously occupied homes fell in December for the first time in four months as many would-be buyers were frustrated by a lack of available houses, which fell to the lowest level in more than two decades. Existing home sal...

 2022-01-20 16:00 

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Russia announces sweeping naval drills amid Ukraine tensions...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday announced sweeping naval drills in several parts of the world this month, and claimed the West is plotting "provocations4; in neighboring Ukraine where the Kremlin has been accused of planning aggressive milit...

 2022-01-20 16:00 

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Vaccines to Africa must have good shelf lives, says expert...

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — At least 2.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines donated to African countries have expired, the Africa Centers for Disease Control said Thursday, citing short shelf lives as the major reason. Donors of vaccines to the continent ...

 2022-01-20 14:55 

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Union Pacific Q4 profit up 24% despite weak rail volume...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific hauled in 24% more profit in the fourth quarter despite supply chain problems and weak auto production, but that is also compared with a period last year that included a one-time $278 million charge. The Omaha, Nebra...

 2022-01-20 14:54 

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How to crush your holiday debt...

The holidays have left without a trace. Well, almost. Long after the decorations have come down, you still have debt hanging around. Don't let it put a damper on your year. Here's what you can do to take control of your holiday debt. REVIEW WHAT Y...

 2022-01-20 14:54 

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CIA: Most 'Havana syndrome' cases not linked to US adversary...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA believes it is unlikely that Russia or another foreign adversary is using microwaves or other forms of directed energy to attack hundreds of American officials who attribute symptoms associated with brain injuries to what&#...

 2022-01-20 14:53 

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US jobless claims rise to 286,000, highest since October...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose to the highest level in three months as the fast-spreading omicron variant continued to disrupt the job market. Jobless claims rose for the third straight week —...

 2022-01-20 14:52 

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NCAA adopts new policy for transgender athletes...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA has adopted a sport-by-sport approach for transgender athletes, bringing the organization in line with the U.S. and International Olympic Committees. Under the new guidelines, approved by the NCAA Board of Governors on W...

 2022-01-20 14:05 

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Ghislaine Maxwell requests new trial after juror interviews...

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell has formally requested a new trial, less than a month after her conviction on sex trafficking charges. In a Wednesday letter to U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan, Maxwell lawyer Bobbi Sternheim said the motion fo...

 2022-01-20 14:04 

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AG Maura Healey announces run for Massachusetts governor...

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Thursday that she's running for governor, transforming the year's top political contest by stepping into the race as the presumptive front-runner on the Democratic side. Hea...

 2022-01-20 14:04 

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Barbados PM appears to have swept general elections...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The party of Barbados' Prime Minister Mia Mottley appeared to swept every legislative seat in the first elections the island nation has held as a republic since casting off the British monarchy, according to prelimin...

 2022-01-20 14:03 

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Review: A generic modern fairy tale in 'The Royal Treatment'...

In the new Netflix movie " The Royal Treatment," the chief of staff for the prince of a fictional European country accidentally calls a run-down salon in the Bronx to schedule a haircut for His Royal Highness, Prince Thomas. Upon hearing who he sa...

 2022-01-20 13:54 

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New Mo Willems 'Pigeon' book to be released in September...

NEW YORK (AP) — An imprint launched last week by Barnes & Noble Inc. has signed up one of the country's top children's author-illustrators, Mo Willems, best known for his "Pigeon" picture books. Willems has a five-book deal with Unio...

 2022-01-20 13:52 

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Ralph Lauren unveils Team USA's opening Olympic uniforms...

NEW YORK (AP) — Team USA's opening ceremony uniforms for the Beijing Olympics include some sneaky new warming technology, along with a handy front pouch and a cinch waist on anoraks in navy and white. The jackets unveiled Thursday by official ou...

 2022-01-20 13:33 

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19-year-old woman sets record for solo global flight...

KORTRIJK, Belgium (AP) — The 19-year-old Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford set a world record as the youngest woman to fly solo around the world, touching her small airplane down in western Belgium on Thursday — 155 days after she departed...

 2022-01-20 13:33 

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Report on sexual abuse in German diocese faults retired pope...

BERLIN (AP) — A long-awaited report on sexual abuse in Germany's Munich diocese on Thursday faulted retired Pope Benedict XVI's handling of four cases when he was archbishop in the 1970s and 1980s. The law firm that drew up the report said t...

 2022-01-20 13:32 

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Trying to stem the pandemic, Uganda creates a fuel crisis...

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A dispute over COVID-19 testing fees for truckers has created a fuel crisis in Uganda, highlighting an economic impact of the pandemic in a landlocked country with virtually no fuel reserves of its own. Mandatory COVID-19 test...

 2022-01-20 13:32 

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Sick bear cub in Poland euthanized as no improvement...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Veterinarians in Poland said Thursday that they euthanized a brown bear cub after more than a week of treatment failed to ease his serious neurological symptoms. The veterinarians said on Facebook the male bear, named Ada, woul...

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