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 2021-07-22 15:51 

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Police: Man defrauded Chinese pop singer in sex scandal...

BEIJING (AP) — A man has confessed to defrauding a Chinese-Canadian pop singer, Kris Wu, over a teenager's accusation he had sex with her when she was drunk, Beijing police said Thursday. The announcement added a bizarre twist to a scandal that ...

 2021-07-22 15:48 

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History, celebrity, leafy beauty live on at NYC cemetery...

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cumella, dressed in 1920s garb, laid his old Victrola record player down among the tombstones and turned to the small tour group assembled under the towering trees at Woodlawn Cemetery. "She was the diva of her day. The B...

 2021-07-22 15:48 

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Venice avoids designation as UNESCO heritage site in danger...

MILAN (AP) — Venice and its lagoon environment avoided placement on UNESCO's list of world heritage sites in danger Thursday following Italy's ban on massive cruise ships traveling through the city's historic center. Preservation groups ...

 2021-07-22 15:17 

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Effort to fund racially diverse climate groups gets momentum...

Efforts to increase how much philanthropic funding goes to minority-led environmental organizations are gaining momentum, with one group's push for transparency from the nation's top climate donors drawing big-name support. For months, Donors of C...

 2021-07-22 15:17 

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Small businesses lifted by return of summer tourists...

Small businesses in the U.S. that depend on tourism and vacationers say business is bouncing back, as Americans rebook postponed trips and spend freely on food, entertainment and souvenirs. U.S. states and cities have loosened many of their restrictions o...

 2021-07-22 15:10 

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Co-conspirator of former Fall River mayor sentenced...

BOSTON (AP) — An associate of the recently convicted former mayor of Fall River has been sentenced for his role in a scheme to extort money from marijuana vendors. Federal prosecutors said Hildegar Camara was sentenced Wednesday to three years of pr...

 2021-07-22 15:10 

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Iowa Democrat Finkenauer seeking GOP Sen. Grassley's seat...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Abby Finkenauer, a former congresswoman, is running for Republican Chuck Grassley's U.S. Senate seat, hoping her blue-collar credentials will propel her forward in a state that has grown more conservative over th...

 2021-07-22 15:09 

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Smith, Carlos, Berry demand change in Olympic protest rule...

TOKYO (AP) — Tommie Smith, John Carlos and Gwen Berry are among the more than 150 athletes, educators and activists who signed a letter Thursday urging the IOC not to punish participants who demonstrate at the Tokyo Games. The five-page letter, publ...

 2021-07-22 14:53 

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Toronto Film Festival to honor Villeneuve and Obomsawin...

Filmmakers Denis Villeneuve and Alanis Obomsawin are among those being honored at the Toronto International Film Festival this September. TIFF co-heads Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey said Thursday that Villeneuve will receive the TIFF Ebert Director Awa...

 2021-07-22 14:53 

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Haiti leader's slaying exposes role of ex-Colombian soldiers...

BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — As the coronavirus pandemic squeezed Colombia, the Romero family was in need of money to pay the mortgage. Mauricio Romero Medina's $790 a month pension as a retired soldier wasn't going far. Then came a call off...

 2021-07-22 14:52 

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Danish military spots Iranian vessels in the Baltic Sea...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Danish military said Thursday it spotted an Iranian destroyer and a large support vessel sailing through the Baltic Sea, likely heading to Russia for a military parade in the coming days. The Danish Defense Min...

 2021-07-22 14:52 

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Fighting among prison gangs in Ecuador kills 18, dozens hurt...

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Rival gangs of inmates fought in two prisons in Ecuador, killing at least 18 people and injuring dozens, authorities said Thursday. Violence broke out on Wednesday in the main prison in the city of Guayaquil as well as the Lata...

 2021-07-22 14:52 

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Merkel defends legacy on gender, climate, with some regrets...

BERLIN (AP) — With just months to go before her 16-year leadership of Germany ends, Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday defended her efforts to promote gender equality and curb climate change but expressed regret that some decisions, in hindsight, ...

 2021-07-22 14:51 

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EU chief rejects renegotiation of NI rules in Brexit pact...

LONDON (AP) — The head of the European Union's executive arm flatly refused Thursday to renegotiate post-Brexit trade rules with the U.K. after Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the bloc to work with his government to find "practical soluti...

 2021-07-22 14:51 

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St. Jude hits donation milestone to fight childhood cancer...

NEW YORK (AP) — For St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, even the sky is no longer the limit. At a time when similar institutions face fundraising shortfalls as donors have shifted their priorities in response to the pandemic, the Memphis-base...

 2021-07-22 14:51 

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Australia shocks Argentina 2-0 in men's Olympic soccer...

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Two-time Olympic men's soccer champion Argentina was stunned 2-0 by Australia in their opening game at the Tokyo Games on Thursday. In its first Olympic game since 2008, Australia took the lead through Lachlan Wales' ta...

 2021-07-22 14:50 

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Sounds of the Games: NBC doesn't plan on adding crowd noise...

One of Molly Solomon's favorite memories from the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics was watching Lindsey Vonn in the start house. Cameras would focus on the skiing great, with microphones picking up her breathing while she listened to final instructions. With...

 2021-07-22 14:50 

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The Latest: EU donating 200M doses of coronavirus vaccines...

BRUSSELS — The European Union says it will donate more than 200 million doses of coronavirus vaccines to middle and low-income countries before the end of the year. That's double the initial amount the 27-nation bloc had planned to deliver, main...

 2021-07-22 14:17 

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Union Pacific Q2 profit jumps 59% as volume grows 22%...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific's second-quarter profit jumped 59% as the railroad hauled 22% more cargo than a year ago when shipments fell to the lowest levels of the coronavirus pandemic. The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad said Thursday that...

 2021-07-22 14:17 

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FirstEnergy to pay $230M in settlement in Ohio bribery case...

CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal authorities say Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. has agreed to a settlement that calls for the company to fully cooperate and pay a $230 million fine as part of a sweeping bribery scheme. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Cinc...

 2021-07-22 14:17 

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Existing US home sales rose in June; prices hit new highs...

Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes rose in June, snapping a four-month losing streak, while strong demand for higher-end properties and ultra-low mortgage rates helped push prices to new highs. Existing homes sales rose 1.4% last month from May to a ...

 2021-07-22 14:16 

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Sluggish start for stocks after climb in unemployment claims...

Stocks are off to a sluggish start on Wall Street as investors look over a surprise increase in claims for unemployment benefits and mixed news on corporate earnings. The S&P 500 was wavering between small gains and losses in the first few minutes of trad...

 2021-07-22 13:53 

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Bus plunges off road on Capri, lands near beach; driver dies...

ROME (AP) — A public bus on the Italian vacation island of Capri crashed through a guardrail and landed on a beach resort area Thursday, fatally injuring the driver, firefighters and Capri's mayor said. The fire department tweeted that the bus h...

 2021-07-22 13:53 

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Heavy rain forecast to hit German flood regions over weekend...

BONN, Germany (AP) — Germany's national weather service said Thursday that regions hit by deadly floods last week could see more heavy rain this weekend. The DWD weather service said localized storms were likely from midday Saturday, expanding t...

 2021-07-22 13:53 

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EXPLAINER: As wildfire smoke spreads, who's at risk?...

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Smoke from wildfires in the western U.S. and Canada is blanketing much of the continent, including thousands of miles away on the East Coast. And experts say the phenomenon is becoming more common as human-caused global warmin...

 2021-07-22 13:52 

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Over 200 African men cross from Morocco into Spain's Melilla...

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain's autonomous city of Melilla said Thursday that 238 African men have made it into the North African Spanish enclave after climbing over fences separating it from Morocco. Sub-Saharan migrants fleeing poverty or...

 2021-07-22 13:52 

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Mercedes sketches out all-electric scenario by decade's end...

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Daimler AG's luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz says it is stepping up its transition to electric cars, doubling the planned share of sales by 2025 and sketching out a market scenario in which new car sales would "in es...

 2021-07-22 13:52 

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Chicago party bus shooting wounds 8 amid rising gun violence...

CHICAGO (AP) — A drive-by shooting in Chicago wounded eight people who had been riding on a party bus, one of several shootings in the city that left at least three people dead on the same day, police said. The mass shooting happened late Wednesday ...

 2021-07-22 13:51 

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Venice risks move to UNESCO world heritage site in danger...

MILAN (AP) — UNESCO's World Heritage Committee is debating Thursday whether to designate Venice and its lagoon environment as an endangered world heritage site due to the impact of over-tourism alongside its steady decline in population and poor...

 2021-07-22 13:46 

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Heavy rain to soak northern Taiwan ahead of slow-moving Typhoon In-Fa - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 22 (CNA) Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Thursday that the approaching Typhoon In-Fa had slowed more or less to a standstill, but warned that northern and mountainous parts of the country could still see heavy rain late Thursda...

 2021-07-22 13:17 

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Black lawmaker hopes highway project can right an old wrong...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Harold Love Jr. raised his voice over the blare of traffic from the interstate above as he stood near the spot where his family's home was razed to rubble a half-century ago. Love recounted the fight his father put up in ...

 2021-07-22 13:16 

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Bad Breadth: Whiff of danger as market gains lack scope...

NEW YORK (AP) — Even before Monday's swoon — the worst day for stocks on Wall Street in a couple months — the market was flashing concerning signals. Chief among them were sharp moves in the bond market that indicated worsening expec...

 2021-07-22 13:10 

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Djokovic knows 'history is on the line' at Tokyo Olympics...

TOKYO (AP) — Novak Djokovic knows how close he is. Not just to creating history and becoming the first man to achieve a Golden Slam by winning all four major tennis tournaments and an Olympic singles gold medal in the same year. Sure, that's on ...

 2021-07-22 13:10 

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Osaka makes her return against Zheng at Tokyo Olympics...

TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka's first match in nearly two months will come against 52nd-ranked Zheng Saisai of China in the opening round of the Olympic tennis tournament. The second-seeded Osaka, who represents host Japan and is one of the top names...

 2021-07-22 13:09 

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Epidemic warning level change to be announced within two days: CECC...

The CECC said on Thursday that they will announce the final decision of whether the epidemic warning level will be lowered within two days....

 2021-07-22 13:09 

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ECB says low rates to stay until the job is done...

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Facing unease over the spread of a more-contagious variant of the coronavirus, the European Central Bank said it would maintain its stimulus in the form of ultra-low interest rates until inflation "durably" reaches ...

 2021-07-22 12:53 

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Merkel: No way back on German plan to end nuclear power use...

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday defended her decision to end Germany's use of nuclear power next year, but acknowledged that it will make it harder to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the short term. The decision, taken in t...

 2021-07-22 12:53 

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Gaza City blast kills 1, injures 10, shakes crowded area...

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An explosion tore through a house in a popular market in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing one person and wounding 10, the Palestinian territory's interior ministry said. It was not immediately clear what caused th...

 2021-07-22 12:52 

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Germany's Merkel says pipeline deal with US good for Ukraine...

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that a compromise deal that will allow the completion of a Russian gas pipeline to Europe without the imposition of further U.S. sanctions is "good for Ukraine." The United States a...

 2021-07-22 12:51 

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US jobless claims rise to 419,000 from a pandemic low...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week from the lowest point of the pandemic, even as the job market appears to be rebounding on the strength of a reopened economy. The Labor Department said Thursday t...

 2021-07-22 12:51 

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Dutch data protection authority fines TikTok over privacy...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands' Data Protection Authority said Thursday it has fined TikTok 750,000 euros ($885,000) for not offering a privacy statement in Dutch, saying many children who use the popular video sharing app would b...

 2021-07-22 12:51 

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Investigators reveal work to weed out pre-Olympics cheating...

MONACO (AP) — Eight Olympic qualifying performances in track and field were wiped out because of suspicions of cheating and the athletes were denied entry to the Tokyo Games, investigators said Thursday. Reports of suspicious activity came from 16 d...

 2021-07-22 12:51 

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The Latest: Tokyo hits 6-month high in cases before Olympics...

TOKYO — Tokyo has hit another six-month high in new coronavirus cases, one day before the Olympics. The 1,979 new cases Thursday are the highest since 2,044 were recorded on Jan. 15. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and the International Olympic Commit...

 2021-07-22 12:51 

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All for nothing: Athletes qualify but end out of Olympics...

MADRID (AP) — As one of the top-ranked taekwondo fighters in the world, Jess Tortosa was ready to start packing for the Tokyo Olympics. He had been preparing for it for the past five years and had earned the right to be in Japan with results that ea...

 2021-07-22 12:51 

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Refugee defector from Iran to face Iranian at Tokyo Olympics...

TOKYO (AP) — A defector from Iran who competes in taekwondo for the refugee team at the Tokyo Olympics was drawn on Thursday to face an Iranian opponent in the qualifying round. Kimia Alizadeh, who left Iran citing institutional sexism, will face Na...

 2021-07-22 12:50 

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Milwaukee Bucks' fans celebrate NBA championship with parade...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people were expected to squeeze into downtown streets on Thursday to catch a glimpse of the Milwaukee Bucks in a parade that celebrates the city's first NBA championship in half a century. The team's...

 2021-07-22 12:18 

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Southwest sees milestone after booking unaided June profit...

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines turned a profit in June without assistance from the U.S., which the company is calling a milestone in its recovery from the pandemic. Net income reached $348 million, reversing last year's loss in the same stretc...

 2021-07-22 12:18 

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American Airlines turns small profit with taxpayers' help...

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines eked out a second-quarter profit of $19 million, its first since the pandemic started, thanks to nearly $1.5 billion in federal relief. The report on Thursday underscored the progress airlines are making in...

 2021-07-22 12:17 

China Post

Unilever chief says company 'fully committed' to Israel...

JERUSALEM (AP) — The chief executive of Unilever on Thursday said the global consumer goods giant remains "fully committed" to doing business in Israel, distancing himself from this week's announcement by the company's Ben & Jerry...

 2021-07-22 12:17 

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AP-NORC poll: Parties split on some infrastructure proposals...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The overwhelming majority of Americans — about 8 in 10 — favor plans to increase funding for roads, bridges and ports and for pipes that supply drinking water. But that's about as far as Democrats and Republicans in...

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