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 2022-01-20 02:06 

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Kentucky's governor vetoes GOP-drawn redistricting plans...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic governor vetoed Republican-crafted maps for congressional and state House districts Wednesday, saying the boundaries reflect "unconstitutional political gerrymandering." Both measures overwhelm...

 2022-01-20 02:05 

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WA House passes pause to long-term care program and tax...

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Nearly three years ago, Washington became the first state in the nation to establish a defined benefit to help offset the costs of long-term care. Now, lawmakers are quickly moving to delay implementation amid concerns about lo...

 2022-01-20 02:05 

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Investigators say South Dakota AG was untruthful about crash...

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Criminal investigators on Wednesday told South Dakota lawmakers that they didn't believe the state's attorney general when he told them he never saw the body of the man he fatally struck on the night of the 2020 crash. In...

 2022-01-20 02:05 

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Sisolak starts 2022 with cash advantage over GOP challengers...

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The long list of Republican gubernatorial candidates immersed in the bruising primary battle underway in Nevada began 2022 with millions of dollars less in campaign cash than incumbent Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak. Though R...

 2022-01-20 02:04 

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Alaska court upholds voter-approved election changes...

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld as valid a voter-approved election system that would end party primaries in the state and institute ranked choice voting in general elections. A brief order affirmed a lower court ru...

 2022-01-20 02:04 

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Voting bill blocked by GOP filibuster, Dems try rules change...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights groups argued is vital for protecting democracy was blocked Wednesday by a Republican filibuster, a setback for President Joe Biden and his party after a raw, emotional debate. Dem...

 2022-01-20 01:59 

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NBC will not send announcers to Beijing for Winter Games...

NBC will not be sending its announcers and most hosts to the Beijing Olympics due to continued concerns about rising COVID-19 cases worldwide and China's strict policy about those who test positive. "Something significant has changed virtually eve...

 2022-01-20 01:58 

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Rare, pristine coral reef found off Tahiti coast...

Deep in the South Pacific, scientists have explored a rare stretch of pristine corals shaped like roses off the coast of Tahiti. The reef is thought to be one of the largest found at such depths and seems untouched by climate change or human activities. L...

 2022-01-20 01:30 

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Malaysian singer brings local delicacies to Hsinchu...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Malaysian singer Eison Cai (), who had been building a singing career in Taiwan recently opened a new restaurant in Zhudong, Hsinchu named "Ai Chi Hainanese Chicken Rice" () in November 2021. The singer, known profe...

 2022-01-20 01:11 

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The Latest: Muguruza gets Day 4 started at Australian Open...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Two-time Grand Slam champion Garbie Muguruza is getting Day 4 started at Melbourne Park, facing Alize Cornet at Rod Laver Arena...

 2022-01-20 01:05 

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Biden's news conference takes abrupt, lengthy turn...

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first half of one of his rare news conferences as president, Joe Biden stuck to an organized plan, calling on reporters from a list in a binder. Then the president went rogue. It started when CNN's Jeff Zeleny broke in wi...

 2022-01-20 01:05 

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N. Korea slams US, hints at resuming nuclear, ICBM tests...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Accusing the United States of hostility and threats, North Korea on Thursday said it will consider restarting "all temporally-suspended activities" it had paused during its diplomacy with the Trump administration, i...

 2022-01-20 01:04 

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Biden blasts GOP as lacking a message heading into midterms...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the potential of losing control of Congress, President Joe Biden entered the midterm election year on Wednesday pledging to connect more frequently with voters and present a starker contrast with Republicans aiming to blunt ...

 2022-01-20 01:03 

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Illinois, Chicago omicron cases have peaked, officials say...

CHICAGO (AP) — The state's top officials in the battle against COVID-19 on Wednesday reported that the vicious surge in the disease fueled by the omicron variant is slowing statewide and in Chicago, the nation's third-largest city. But even ...

 2022-01-20 00:55 

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AP FACT CHECK: Biden puffs up claims of virus, job gains...

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a self-appraisal that didn't always fit with the facts, President Joe Biden on Wednesday made the dubious assertion that he's outperformed all expectations on the pandemic in his first year and inflated his contribution ...

 2022-01-20 00:54 

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Red Cross: Hack exposes data on 515,000 vulnerable people...

GENEVA (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross, which is best known for helping war victims, says hackers broke into servers hosting its data and gained access to personal, confidential information on more than a half-million vulnerable ...

 2022-01-20 00:54 

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Capitals' Orlov suspended 2 games for kneeing Jets' Ehlers...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov has been suspended two games for kneeing Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers. The NHL department of player safety announced the suspension Wednesday after holding a hearing with Orlov an...

 2022-01-20 00:54 

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49ers, Packers hope to avoid more special teams mishaps...

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Kyle Shanahan has a simple request for the San Francisco 49ers special teams units each week. With a dynamic offense and fearsome pass rush leading a stout defense, he just wants to avoid catastrophes in the kicking ...

 2022-01-20 00:54 

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First aid flight leaves for Tonga after big volcano eruption...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The first flight carrying fresh water and other aid to Tonga was finally able to leave Thursday after the Pacific nation's main airport runway was cleared of ash left a huge volcanic eruption. A C-130 Hercules mili...

 2022-01-20 00:53 

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Chiefs' Poles has 2nd interview for Giants GM, Peters next...

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Ryan Poles of the Kansas City Chiefs was interviewed for the second time by the New York Giants for their vacancy at general manager. Poles met with Giants co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch and senior vice president of...

 2022-01-20 00:33 

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DA: There were 'missed opportunities' to go after Durst...

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities decades ago blew chances to build a case against multimillionaire Robert Durst in the death of his first wife, a suburban New York prosecutor said Wednesday after Durst's death in a California hospital lockup last wee...

 2022-01-20 00:33 

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Drew Peterson's hearing on murder conviction appeal delayed...

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A hearing on a motion seeking to dismiss former Chicago-area police sergeant Drew Peterson's 2012 conviction for killing his third wife has been postponed until next month. Peterson's motion to toss out his first-degree m...

 2022-01-20 00:32 

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Suspect in Haiti president's assassination extradited to US...

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. authorities said Wednesday that a businessman accused in the July 7 killing of Haitian President Jovenel Mose was extradited to face criminal charges in Miami after he was detained in the Dominican Republic. "We can confirm Rod...

 2022-01-20 00:32 

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Chilly Ohio qualifier nears 'high risk' for USSF guidelines...

A kickoff temperature of about 25 degrees is forecast for the United States' World Cup qualifier against El Salvador at Columbus, Ohio, on Jan. 27, with a wind chill index approaching what the U.S. Soccer Federation's health guidelines call "h...

 2022-01-20 00:31 

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Fired police chief sues city of Miami, commissioners...

MIAMI (AP) — The embattled former police chief of Miami is suing his former employer and city commissioners, saying his public firing three months ago was in retaliation for him speaking out against corruption. Art Acevedo had a six-month tenure and...

 2022-01-20 00:31 

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Texas sues Google over local radio ads for its smartphones...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' attorney general on Wednesday sued Google, alleging the company asked local radio DJs to record personal endorsements for smartphones that they hadn't used or been provided. In the lawsuit filed in Montgomery Coun...

 2022-01-20 00:11 

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Arians to appeal $50,000 fine for slapping player's helmet...

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians says he'll appeal a $50,000 fine imposed by the NFL for slapping the helmet of one of his players during last Sunday's 31-15 NFC wild-card playoff victory over the Philadelphia Eagle...

 2022-01-20 00:11 

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Eagles say Jalen Hurts will be their starting QB in 2022...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles say Jalen Hurts will be the team's starting quarterback in 2022. "We talk about Jalen and the growth he had, really as a first-year starter and second-year player, and leading this team to the play...

 2022-01-20 00:11 

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Top-ranked Rahm back in California desert after 2-year break...

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Jon Rahm is back in the California desert for The American Express after a two-year break. It feels as though the top-ranked Spaniard never left his Arizona home. "I would say the demographic might be a little bit older ...

 2022-01-20 00:07 

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Longtime California lawmaker moves to 'emeritus' position...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg, a former Assembly speaker, is moving to an "emeritus" role as he prepares to leave a state Legislature he first joined in 1996, officials said Wednesday. Hertzberg, o...

 2022-01-20 00:07 

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WVa lawmakers seek to ban school mask, testing requirements...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A group of Republican lawmakers in West Virginia is trying to pass a law forbidding mask mandates in K-12 schools and restricting districts from requiring COVID-19 testing for people who don't have symptoms. The "Pub...

 2022-01-20 00:06 

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Supreme Court allows Jan. 6 committee to get Trump documents...

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rebuff to former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court is allowing the release of presidential documents sought by the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. The justices on Wednesday rejected a bid...

 2022-01-20 00:06 

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Hochul nabs biggest haul of 2022 gubernatorial field...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Kathy Hochul has raised nearly $22 million for her election campaign, a huge sum that gives her a dominant advantage over a narrowing field of opponents in the Democratic primary. Hochul's haul, raised in just five month...

 2022-01-20 00:05 

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Medical marijuana moves 1 step closer in Mississippi...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is moving closer to joining most other states in allowing people to use marijuana to relieve medical conditions. The state House voted 104-14 Wednesday to pass a bill that would create a medical marijuana program. T...

 2022-01-20 00:05 

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Indiana education groups mount opposition to curriculum bill...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana teachers and others are mounting opposition to a House bill that Republican lawmakers say would increase transparency of school curricula, even after Senate leaders decided to effectively abandon their version of the legi...

 2022-01-20 00:04 

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A fraud case against Trump? Not a slam dunk, experts say...

NEW YORK (AP) — For years, Donald Trump punctuated his reality TV spiels and presidential speeches with claims that his business and his many gold-plated properties were "huge," "amazing," the biggest and the best. Now the New York a...

 2022-01-20 00:04 

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Judge won't expand media access for 3 ex-officers' trial...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a request by a coalition of media groups for greater access to the civil rights trial of three former Minneapolis police officers in George Floyd's death. U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson...

 2022-01-20 00:03 

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Review: Europe on the precipice in 'Munich — Edge of War'...

When we last we saw George MacKay running, he was sprinting full-tilt across a World War I battlefield. In "1917," the British actor played a soldier tasked with delivering a message that a soon-to-be-launched offensive is doomed to fail. In "...

 2022-01-19 23:54 

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United posts $646 million loss, omicron casts shadow over 1Q...

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines lost $646 million in the fourth quarter and said Wednesday that the current spike in COVID-19 cases will hurt its results in the March quarter. The airline said it expects its first-quarter revenue will be down 20% to ...

 2022-01-19 23:33 

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Woman missing in wildfire was last seen trying to save dogs...

DENVER (AP) — As a fast-moving wildfire spread in suburban Denver, an emergency responder warned Edna Nadine Turnbull to evacuate. But the 91-year-old went back inside her home to rescue her dogs. Turnbull and her pets were never seen again. Authori...

 2022-01-19 23:33 

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

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...

 2022-01-19 23:32 

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Alec Baldwin sued for defamation by family of slain Marine...

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The widow and two sisters of a U.S. Marine killed in Afghanistan are suing Alec Baldwin, alleging the actor exposed them to a flood of social media hatred by claiming on Instagram that one sister was an "insurrectionist"...

 2022-01-19 23:32 

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Judge heard on video mocking lawyer removed from court...

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois judge who made sexist comments about an attorney during a conversation in his courtroom that he did not realize was being broadcast live on YouTube has been removed from the bench, officials announced Wednesday. In an orde...

 2022-01-19 23:31 

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Biden considers restoring terror listing of Yemen's Houthis...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden says the U.S. is considering restoring its designation of Yemen's Houthis as a terrorist group. Biden's comment, made at a White House news conference Wednesday, came after a cross-border strike Monday t...

 2022-01-19 22:54 

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Biden says Putin will pay 'dear price' if he invades Ukraine...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said he believes Vladimir Putin doesn't want full blown war in Ukraine and would pay a "dear price" if he moves forward with a military incursion. Biden, speaking at a news conference to mark his one...

 2022-01-19 22:54 

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Notre Dame's Blake Wesley making a name for himself...

Blake Wesley arrived at Notre Dame without some of the same fanfare as other incoming freshmen. The accolades went to players like Gonzaga's Chet Holmgren, Duke's Paolo Banchero and Auburn's Jabari Smith. An explosive start to his freshman sea...

 2022-01-19 22:54 

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Allen, Mahomes, Stafford star on wild-card weekend...

Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills pitched a near-perfect game in their playoff victory against the New England Patriots. The Bills became the first team in NFL history to score touchdowns on their first seven drives of a playoff game, before kneeling down ...

 2022-01-19 22:54 

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NBA Prospect Watch: Scouts love athleticism of Purdue's Ivey...

Purdue's Jaden Ivey has not had any trouble finding ways to stay motivated even after playing his way into NBA lottery consideration. No matter how high he rises on draft boards, Ivey continues to play as though he always has something to prove. After...

 2022-01-19 22:53 

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Chiefs keep leaning on McKinnon, other unsung players...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jerick McKinnon probably shouldn't have been surprised to spend all season buried on the Chiefs depth chart. The journeyman running back had been passed over plenty of times before. Start with those early years in Minneso...

 2022-01-19 22:53 

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US, UK begin talks on lifting Trump's steel tariffs...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and the United Kingdom have agreed to begin talks on removing former President Donald Trump's import taxes on British steel and aluminum. In a joint statement Wednesday, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, ...

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