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 2021-12-22 17:54 

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Pause on student loan payments is extended through May 1...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday extended a student loan moratorium that has allowed millions of Americans to put off debt payments during the pandemic. Under the action, payments on federal student loans will remain paused th...

 2021-12-22 17:54 

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Spain to adopt mask-wearing outdoors amid record virus surge...

MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Snchez is convening a special Cabinet meeting Thursday to pass a law by decree that makes it mandatory to wear masks outdoors, amid a record surge in COVID-19 cases. Snchez announced at a meeting with the l...

 2021-12-22 17:54 

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Trucker's 110-year sentence draws outcry, clemency calls...

DENVER (AP) — The family of a trucker sentenced to 110 years in prison after an explosive brake-failure accident that left four people dead is planning to rally in Denver Wednesday to plead for clemency. Supporters of Rogel Aguilera-Mederos say the ...

 2021-12-22 17:53 

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More COVID woes: NBA postpones Raptors-Bulls, Nets-Blazers...

The NBA on Wednesday called off the next game for both the Toronto Raptors and the Brooklyn Nets due to COVID-19 issues, after determining that neither team has the minimum eight players necessary to start a contest. Toronto's game at Chicago schedule...

 2021-12-22 17:53 

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Jets' Saleh tests positive, Browns' Stefanski returns...

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The Cleveland Browns got their coach back on the sideline. The New York Jets might be without theirs this weekend. Browns second-year coach Kevin Stefanski cleared COVID-19 protocols Wednesday and returned to the team after...

 2021-12-22 17:33 

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Parents of actor Alicia Witt found dead in their home...

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The parents of actor Alicia Witt were found dead inside their Massachusetts home by police after she hadn't heard from them in several days and asked a relative to check on them. The deaths of Robert Witt, 87, and Diane W...

 2021-12-22 17:33 

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US Treasury creates pathway to send aid to Afghanistan...

The Treasury Department on Wednesday announced it was issuing special licenses to ensure that some international aid could flow to Afghanistan, which faces a crisis as its economy collapsed following the Taliban takeover in August. The licenses will enabl...

 2021-12-22 17:32 

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NLRB to review order blocking Nissan plant small union vote...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal labor board is reviewing a decision by one of its regional officials to deny a union from trying to organize fewer than 100 of the thousands of employees at Nissan's auto assembly plant in Tennessee. A 3-2 decis...

 2021-12-22 17:32 

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Stocks rise on Wall Street ahead of Christmas holiday...

Stocks rose in afternoon trading on Wall Street Wednesday and added to the week's gains ahead of the Christmas holiday. The S&P 500 rose 0.8% as of 12:13 p.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 161 points, or 0.5%, to 35,656 and the Nasdaq...

 2021-12-22 17:32 

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Congressional panel investigates deadly Astroworld concert...

HOUSTON (AP) — A Congressional committee has launched an investigation into the promoter of the Astroworld music festival in Houston, in which 10 people were killed during a massive crowd surge and attendees were packed so tightly that many could no...

 2021-12-22 17:31 

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In Greece, taxis help with race to deliver booster shots...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Long before the pandemic and mobile apps, Greeks took pride in their delivery culture, the ease with which hot meals, repaired items, coffees and cold beers could appear in minutes by motorbike or carried on a hanging tray. Thi...

 2021-12-22 16:58 

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Jets coach Robert Saleh tests positive for COVID-19...

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets coach Robert Saleh tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, the latest in what has been a surge of coronavirus cases on the team. Tight ends coach Ron Middleton will coach the team at practice in Saleh's...

 2021-12-22 16:58 

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Research: Wreck of last US slave ship mostly intact on coast...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Researchers studying the wreckage of the last U.S. slave ship, buried in mud on the Alabama coast since it was scuttled in 1860, have made the surprising discovery that most of the wooden schooner remains intact, including th...

 2021-12-22 16:53 

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WHO chief: Blanket booster drives risk prolonging pandemic...

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization warned Wednesday that blanket booster programs in rich countries risk prolonging the world's battle with COVID-19 and said that "no country can boost its way out of the pandemic." W...

 2021-12-22 16:52 

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Browns waive punter Jamie Gillan, aka "The Scottish Hammer"...

CLEVELAND (AP) — With three games left, the Cleveland Browns waived popular punter Jamie Gillan, whose struggles this season began after he dropped a snap from center that contributed to a loss in the opener at Kansas City. Nicknamed the "Scotti...

 2021-12-22 16:33 

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EXPLAINER: How does someone confuse a gun for a Taser?...

The jury deliberating at Kim Potter's manslaughter trial in the shooting death of Daunte Wright asked a judge whether the officer's handgun could be freed from an evidence box so they could hold it. Their question Tuesday went to the heart of the ...

 2021-12-22 16:33 

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NHL announces players won't be allowed to go to Olympics...

NHL players will not be allowed to participate in the Beijing Olympics after the league pulled the plug amid a rash of postponements caused by positive COVID-19 test results. Commissioner Gary Bettman made the announcement Tuesday, making official what se...

 2021-12-22 16:33 

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Pope meets Afghan family relocated to Italy for child's care...

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has greeted an Afghan family he met during a visit this month to a refugee camp in Greece and who he helped resettle to Italy because the youngest child needs medical care. Francis greeted the family at the end of hi...

 2021-12-22 16:33 

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Live updates: WHO head warns against blanket booster access...

BERLIN — The head of the World Health Organization is warning that blanket booster programs in rich countries risk prolonging the COVID-19 pandemic and says that "no country can boost its way out of the pandemic." WHO Director-General Tedros...

 2021-12-22 16:32 

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Hungary's PM denounced in Bosnia for anti-Muslim rhetoric...

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian officials and religious leaders on Wednesday denounced suggestions voiced by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his spokesman that the integration of Bosnia into the European Union will be challengi...

 2021-12-22 16:31 

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French kids line up to get vaccine shots as omicron spreads...

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Frenc schoolchildren clung nervously to their parents as they entered a vast vaccine center west of Paris on Wednesday — then walked excitedly away with a decorated "vaccination diploma," as Fra...

 2021-12-22 16:07 

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Gov. Brian Kemp backs Juneteenth as Georgia state holiday...

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp is supporting a plan to add Juneteenth as a mandatory 13th holiday for Georgia state employees. Georgia law now mandates the observance of the 10 federal holidays set in 1984, when Martin Luther King Jr. Day was first ...

 2021-12-22 16:07 

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Georgia city closer to demolishing 'Old South' restaurant...

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia city is a big step closer to removing a replica of a well-known restaurant that served Southern staples and lured celebrities but also used racist imagery to evoke the pre-Civil War South. A task force in the Atlanta sub...

 2021-12-22 16:06 

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Deliberations resume in sex abuse trial of Ghislaine Maxwell...

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury resumed deliberations Wednesday at the sex trafficking trial of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell. The jury entered its second full day of considering the fate of Maxwell after hearing from witnesses and seeing evidence for ...

 2021-12-22 16:05 

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Natasha Rothwell is ready to be the lead of her own rom-com...

Los Angeles (AP) — In one of the last scenes of "Insecure," Issa, Molly, Kelli and Tiffany are having a girls night-in when one of them gets a little emotional and they all come in for a hug. Kelli, played by Natasha Rothwell, bursts into te...

 2021-12-22 16:03 

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Stormy weather means rainy, snowy California Christmas...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rain and snow showers fell on Northern California on Wednesday in the first wave of a wet weather pattern that is expected to spread throughout the state and last through Christmas into next week, forecasters said. Forecasters w...

 2021-12-22 15:58 

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China orders lockdown of up to 13 million people in Xi'an...

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday ordered the lockdown of as many as 13 million people in neighborhoods and workplaces in the northern city of Xi'an following a spike in coronavirus cases. State media reported that city officials ordered all res...

 2021-12-22 15:55 

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Israeli archaeologists find treasures in ancient shipwrecks...

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday the discovery of remnants of two shipwrecks off the Mediterranean coast, replete with a sunken trove of hundreds Roman and medieval silver coins. The finds made near the ancient c...

 2021-12-22 15:55 

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Austria tamps down New Year's Eve parties to fight omicron...

VIENNA (AP) — Austria announced a slate of new restrictions Wednesday aimed at slowing the spread of the omicron variant, including closing restaurants earlier and imposing stricter entry requirements for people from countries where the variant is a...

 2021-12-22 15:54 

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Nebraska project finds key minerals, but can it mine them?...

ELK CREEK, Neb. (AP) — Far beneath the rolling cropland of southeast Nebraska sits a deposit of elements that can be used to make steel and aluminum stronger. Extracting them would seem to be just the kind of project that President Joe Biden has arg...

 2021-12-22 15:54 

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Live updates: New York's city-run hospitals limit visitation...

NEW YORK — New York's city-run hospitals are again limiting visitation to curb the spread of COVID-19, with some exceptions such as allowing people in labor to have someone with them, parents accompanying hospitalized children and loved ones see...

 2021-12-22 15:54 

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Existing home sales, median price edged up in November...

Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes rose for the third straight month in November, driven by strong demand, low mortgage rates and intense competition for a relatively low number of properties on the market. Existing homes sales rose 1.9% last month f...

 2021-12-22 15:53 

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US consumer confidence rises despite omicron, higher prices...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence rose this month as Americans shrugged off concerns about rising prices and COVID'-19's highly contagious omicron variant. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Wednesday that its con...

 2021-12-22 15:53 

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Stocks waver on Wall Street ahead of Christmas holiday...

Stocks wavered between small gains and losses in muted trading on Wall Street Wednesday ahead of the Christmas holiday. The S&P 500 rose 0.2% as of 10:13 a.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 56 points, or 0.2%, to 35,548 and the Nasdaq was ...

 2021-12-22 15:52 

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More COVID woes: NBA postpones Thursday's Nets-Blazers game...

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has postponed Brooklyn's game scheduled for Thursday at Portland because the coronavirus-ravaged Nets do not have the league-minimum eight players available for the contest. The league made the announcement Wednesday. It ...

 2021-12-22 14:59 

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Live updates: Nigeria destroys 1 million vaccine shots...

LAGOS, Nigeria — Authorities in Nigeria have destroyed about one million expired doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine even as the West African country's vaccination rate has almost doubled in the last one week amid a spike in confirmed infectio...

 2021-12-22 14:59 

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Mental health among athletes spotlighted in tumultuous 2021...

Simone Biles understands now that she was struggling long before she arrived at the Tokyo Olympics, where the unofficial face of the Games and one of the greatest gymnasts of all time was unable to force a smile and push her way through on the world's...

 2021-12-22 14:32 

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Tequila byproduct spill fouls Mexican reservoir, kills fish...

AYOTLAN, Mexico (AP) — When Jess Sols noticed the waters of the reservoir where he had spent his entire life beginning to darken and a rotten odor taking hold, he was overcome with fear. Within weeks those initial concerns were confirmed as tens of ...

 2021-12-22 14:31 

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Organizers say Tokyo Olympics cost $1.8B less than expected...

The Tokyo Olympics cost $1.8 billion less than anticipated, local organizers said Wednesday, 4 1/2 months after the Games ended. Organizers said the estimated official costs were $13.6 billion. Officials said part of the reduction was because there were n...

 2021-12-22 14:05 

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Live updates: Poland sees 775 deaths, highest toll this fall...

WARSAW, Poland — Poland on Wednesday reported 775 deaths from COVID-19 over the past day, the highest death toll in this latest wave of infection. The last time the nation in central Europe recorded such a high number was in the spring, while vaccin...

 2021-12-22 14:04 

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China's Xi endorses Hong Kong's 'patriots only' election...

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday endorsed Hong Kong's first legislative elections held under new laws ensuring that only "patriots" who have shown loyalty to Beijing could run as candidates. Sunday's elections fo...

 2021-12-22 14:04 

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Japan panel recommends no change to male-only emperor system...

TOKYO (AP) — A government panel has retained Japan's male-only imperial succession system despite a sharply shrinking number of men in the royal family. The panel submitted a report to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday proposing ways to ...

 2021-12-22 13:53 

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US economy grew at 2.3% rate in Q3, up from earlier estimate...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a 2.3% rate in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. But prospects for a solid rebound going forward are being clouded by the rapid spread of the latest variant of the coronavirus. The ...

 2021-12-22 13:52 

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Swedish skier Hector beats Shiffrin for 1st win in 7 years...

COURCHEVEL, France (AP) — Swedish skier Sara Hector held on to her first-run lead and beat Mikaela Shiffrin on Wednesday in a women's World Cup giant slalom. It was Hector's second career victory, and first in nearly seven years. Hector won ...

 2021-12-22 13:33 

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Wait, whom should we tip for the holidays — and how....

You're likely planning to give some extra love to family and friends this time of year. But what about your dog walker or babysitter? If you haven't already, consider showing appreciation for your service providers with a gift or bonus gratuity. A...

 2021-12-22 13:32 

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Germany sees omicron dominant soon, pushes on vaccination...

BERLIN (AP) — The omicron variant could be dominant in Germany in one to three weeks, a senior official said Wednesday, while the health minister called for vaccination centers to be kept open over the Christmas holidays to keep the country's bo...

 2021-12-22 13:32 

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Japanese space tourist says he would love longer flight...

MOSCOW (AP) — A Japanese space tourist said Wednesday that he felt his 12-day mission to the International Space Station was too short and he would love to stay a week more. Fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa, his producer Yozo Hirano and Russian cosmona...

 2021-12-22 13:31 

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EU proposes rules against shell companies to fight tax abuse...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive arm proposed measures Wednesday to better detect shell companies that do not carry out any real economic activities to prevent them from receiving tax advantages and crack down on their tax abuse. T...

 2021-12-22 12:54 

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US probes potential of drivers playing video games in Teslas...

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. has opened a formal investigation into a report that Tesla vehicles allow people to play video games on a center touch screen while they are driving. The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers...

 2021-12-22 12:54 

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Spain's huge Christmas lottery offers distraction from virus...

MADRID (AP) — Spaniards looking for a respite from the pandemic's gloom and doom turned their attention Wednesday to a rite that for more than two centuries has marked the beginning of the festive period: the country's bumper Christmas lotte...

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