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 2022-01-19 18:33 

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Nursing home fire kills 6, hospitalizes 17 in eastern Spain...

MADRID (AP) — Six residents of a nursing home in eastern Spain died after a fire started by a faulty power strip broke out in the night, authorities said Wednesday. Another 17 residents were hospitalized, with three in serious condition, the regiona...

 2022-01-19 18:33 

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3 cops face complex federal trial in George Floyd's death...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The federal trial for three former Minneapolis police officers who were with Derek Chauvin when he pinned George Floyd to the street is expected to be complex as prosecutors try to prove each officer willingly violated the Black m...

 2022-01-19 18:32 

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Who are the 3 officers on trial in George Floyd's death?...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former Minneapolis officers headed to a federal trial on civil rights charges this week in the death of George Floyd aren't as familiar to most people as Derek Chauvin, a fellow officer who was convicted of murder last s...

 2022-01-19 18:32 

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Stocks mixed on Wall Street; investors review earnings...

Stocks turned mixed in afternoon trading on Wall Street as investors review the latest corporate earnings and prepare for higher interest rates. The S&P 500 rose 0.3% as of 12:47 p.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 42 points, or 0.1%, to 3...

 2022-01-19 18:32 

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Texas wildfire no longer growing, some evacuations lifted...

A wildfire in a central Texas state park is no longer growing and no injuries were reported after the blaze, suspected to have been caused by a prescribed burn, charred 1.2 square miles (3.2 square kilometers) in the city of Bastrop, officials said Wednes...

 2022-01-19 18:31 

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Prior infection, vaccines provide best protection from COVID...

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study in two states that compares coronavirus protection from prior infection and vaccination concludes getting the shots is still the safest way to prevent COVID-19. The study examined infections in New York and California las...

 2022-01-19 18:31 

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US begins offering 1B free COVID tests, but many more needed...

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, people across the U.S. can log on to a government website and order free, at-home COVID-19 tests. But the White House push may do little to ease the omicron surge, and experts say Washington will have to do a lo...

 2022-01-19 18:05 

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UN chief cites 'demonstrable effort' at peace in Ethiopia...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general said Wednesday he was delighted to hear "there is now a demonstrable effort to make peace" in Ethiopia after more than 14 months of war, but he gave no details. Antonio Guterres'...

 2022-01-19 18:04 

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BNSF railroad tries to block 17,000 workers from striking...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — BNSF railroad wants a federal judge to prevent two of its unions from going on strike next month over a new attendance policy that would penalize employees for missing work. The Fort Worth, Texas-based railroad went to court after...

 2022-01-19 18:03 

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Jon Stewart to receive Mark Twain lifetime award for comedy...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedian, talk show host and political influencer Jon Stewart has been named the 23rd recipient of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Award for lifetime achievement in comedy. The 59-year-old Stewart — born Jonathan Stuart L...

 2022-01-19 17:59 

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Global vaccine program COVAX low on funds, seeks $5.2B...

GENEVA (AP) — The global initiative to share coronavirus vaccines equally between rich and poor countries asked Wednesday for $5.2 billion in funds to be able to keep buying doses in coming months. The UN-backed program known as COVAX has delivered ...

 2022-01-19 17:58 

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'As We See It' portrays young adulthood on autism spectrum...

NEW YORK (AP) — Some TV characters have lofty goals. They want to find a soul mate, a fulfilling career or their place in the world. Then there's Harrison. When we first meet him, he just hopes to walk to the coffee shop alone. Harrison — ...

 2022-01-19 17:54 

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Medical workers fear Polish hospitals can't handle new surge...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Doctors and medical workers in Poland fear the country's health care system may not be able to cope with the latest surge of COVID-19 infections. More than 30,000 new cases in 24 hours were reported Wednesday in this nation...

 2022-01-19 17:54 

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Stocks turn mixed on Wall Street; investors review earnings...

Stocks turned mixed in late morning trading on Wall Street as investors review the latest corporate earnings and prepare for higher interest rates. The S&P 500 fell 0.1% as of 11:52 a.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 13 points, or less th...

 2022-01-19 17:54 

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US, Russia dig in heels over Ukraine as tensions mount...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The United States and Russia dug in their heels Wednesday over Russia's military buildup on Ukraine's border with no sign either will relent from entrenched positions that have raised fears of a Russian invasion and a ne...

 2022-01-19 17:53 

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Taliban economy conference in Kabul stresses need for funds...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Five months into their rule of Afghanistan, the Taliban have increased revenue, cracked down on corruption and collected a surprising $1 billion in exports, the U.N. representative for the country said Wednesday. At the sam...

 2022-01-19 17:52 

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Raw Senate debate on voting bill unlikely to end filibuster...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators opened an emotional, raw debate Wednesday on voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital for protecting democracy but that's almost certain to be defeated without a filibuster rules change. ...

 2022-01-19 17:15 

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Resolutions for a generous and green new year in the garden...

Something miraculous happens to gardeners at this time of year. I don't know what triggers it. Perhaps it was the sight of Christmas trees and lights, or the presence of all those poinsettias. Whatever the cause, by January, gardeners have let go of l...

 2022-01-19 16:59 

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Judge refuses to toss excessive force claims in man's death...

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit's claims that police on Maryland's Eastern Shore used excessive force on a 19-year-old Black man who died in 2018 during a struggle with officers who handcuffed him ...

 2022-01-19 16:59 

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New Czech government dismisses mandate vaccination plan...

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's new government on Wednesday dismissed the previous government's plan to require older adults and people in some professions to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. The previous government, led by Prime M...

 2022-01-19 16:55 

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Donors to launch Houston newsroom with $20M in seed funding...

Five philanthropies plan to spend more than $20 million to bolster news coverage in Houston and create what they say will be one of the largest local nonprofit news organizations in the country. The newsroom is anticipated to launch later this year or ear...

 2022-01-19 16:55 

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Florida on pace for smallest orange crop in over 75 years...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida is on pace to produce the smallest crop of oranges in more than 75 years, according to a forecast released this month. The Sunshine State is on pace to produce 44.5 million 90-pound boxes of oranges during the current se...

 2022-01-19 16:54 

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Bronx native Cardi B offers to pay fire victim burial costs...

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has offered to pay the burial costs for all 17 people killed in a fire that ripped through a New York City high-rise. New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced Wednesday that the Grammy-winning rapper had offered the financial...

 2022-01-19 16:54 

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US begins offering free COVID test kits, but doubts persist...

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, all Americans can log on to a government website and order free, at-home COVID-19 tests. But the White House push may do little to ease the omicron surge, and experts say Washington will have to do a lot more to...

 2022-01-19 16:53 

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Starbucks nixes vaccine mandate after Supreme Court ruling...

Starbucks is no longer requiring its U.S. workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, reversing a policy it announced earlier this month. In a memo sent Tuesday to employees, the Seattle coffee giant said it was responding to last week's ruling by the ...

 2022-01-19 16:52 

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French actor Gaspard Ulliel, 37, dies after ski accident...

LYON, France (AP) — French actor Gaspard Ulliel, known for appearing in Chanel perfume ads as well as film and television roles, died Wednesday after a skiing accident in the Alps, according to his agent's office. He was 37. Ulliel portrayed the...

 2022-01-19 16:10 

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EXPLAINER: Microsoft's Activision buy could shake up gaming...

Microsoft stunned the gaming industry when it announced this week it would buy game publisher Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, a deal that would immediately make it a larger video-game company than Nintendo. Microsoft, maker of the Xbox gaming syste...

 2022-01-19 16:10 

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Yellen: Biden pandemic relief 'like a vaccine' for economy...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told a gathering of America's mayors on Wednesday that the Biden administration's coronavirus relief bill was like a vaccine preventing catastrophic economic damage that could have returned t...

 2022-01-19 16:10 

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Ticket price hike for World Cup final in Qatar reaches 46%...

The cost of attending the World Cup final is up to 46% higher in Qatar than the previous tournament in Russia, fans discovered Wednesday as tickets went on sale. The steep rise in the prices for the FIFA showpiece match since 2018 contrasts with the group...

 2022-01-19 16:10 

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EXPLAINER: Microsoft's Activision buy could shake up gaming...

Microsoft stunned the gaming industry when it announced this week it would buy game publisher Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, a deal that would immediately make it a larger video-game company than Nintendo. Microsoft, maker of the Xbox gaming syste...

 2022-01-19 16:10 

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Yellen: Biden pandemic relief 'like a vaccine' for economy...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told a gathering of America's mayors on Wednesday that the Biden administration's coronavirus relief bill was like a vaccine preventing catastrophic economic damage that could have returned t...

 2022-01-19 16:07 

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Biden names major Democratic donors as UK, Denmark envoys...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced his intention to nominate prominent Democratic fundraiser Jane Hartley to serve as ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland and major donor Alan Leventhal to serve as his envo...

 2022-01-19 16:07 

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Biden names major Democratic donors as UK, Denmark envoys...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced his intention to nominate prominent Democratic fundraiser Jane Hartley to serve as ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland and major donor Alan Leventhal to serve as his envo...

 2022-01-19 16:06 

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Ukraine court refuses to arrest ex-leader in treason case...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A court in Ukraine on Wednesday rejected a motion by prosecutors to put former President Petro Poroshenko in custody pending an investigation and trial on the charges of treason, allowing the politician to walk out with just a f...

 2022-01-19 16:06 

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Ukraine court refuses to arrest ex-leader in treason case...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A court in Ukraine on Wednesday rejected a motion by prosecutors to put former President Petro Poroshenko in custody pending an investigation and trial on the charges of treason, allowing the politician to walk out with just a f...

 2022-01-19 16:06 

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AARP to honor Lily Tomlin with Movies for Grownups Award...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lily Tomlin is this year's recipient of AARP The Magazine's Movies for Grownups Awards career achievement honor. The 82-year-old actor, comedian and star of "Grace and Frankie" and "9 to 5" will receive the...

 2022-01-19 16:05 

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Biden names major Democratic donors as UK, Brazil envoys...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced his intention to nominate prominent Democratic fundraiser Jane Hartley to serve as ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland and major donor Alan Leventhal to serve as his envo...

 2022-01-19 16:05 

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The Sundance Film Festival is back and online once more...

The lights may be dim at the Eccles Theater and Park City's Main Street will have fewer cinephiles packing the snowy sidewalks when the Sundance Film Festival begins its 44th edition Thursday night. But if 2021 proved anything, it's that the world...

 2022-01-19 16:05 

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Putin hosts Iranian president for Kremlin talks...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted his Iranian counterpart Wednesday, hailing their the two countries' cooperation on international issues, including the Syrian crisis. Greeting Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi at the start of ...

 2022-01-19 16:04 

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Rivals say Macron is using EU as springboard for French vote...

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to make the European Union more powerful as his country holds the bloc's presidency for six months — yet he has been accused by rivals and critics of using the position...

 2022-01-19 16:03 

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Mexican millionaire builds controversial replica of mansion...

SAN PEDRO GARZA GARCA, Mexico (AP) — A Mexican multi-millionaire is building a replica of his northern Mexico mansion to serve as a museum for his art collection, an endeavor criticized because it is funded in large part with public money. Mauricio ...

 2022-01-19 15:34 

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Israel evicts Palestinians from disputed Jerusalem property...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Wednesday evicted Palestinians from a disputed property in a flashpoint Jerusalem neighborhood and demolished the building, leaving some 15 people homeless on a cold, rainy day in the wake of a tense standoff earli...

 2022-01-19 15:33 

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Barbados holds snap general election amid criticism...

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — The eastern Caribbean island of Barbados held a snap general election on Wednesday after cutting ties with Queen Elizabeth II late last year and appointing its first ever president to lead the world's newest republic....

 2022-01-19 15:33 

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Colorado coal town grapples with future as plant shuts down...

CRAIG, Colorado (AP) — In a quiet valley tucked away from Colorado's bustling ski resorts, far from his hometown in northern Mexico, Trinidad Loya found a way to support his family's American dream: Coal. He, his son and grandson — all...

 2022-01-19 15:33 

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Nearly home: Teen pilot lands in Germany on global flight...

EGELSBACH, Germany (AP) — Teenage pilot Zara Rutherford landed in Germany on Wednesday on the penultimate stop of her bid to become the youngest woman to fly around the world solo. Hopefully one day away from sealing the record, the Belgian-British ...

 2022-01-19 15:32 

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Pioneering fashion journalist Andr Leon Talley dies at 73...

NEW YORK (AP) — Andr Leon Talley, a towering figure who made fashion history as a rare Black editor in an overwhelmingly white industry, has died. He was 73. The death Tuesday of Talley, the influential former creative director and editor at large o...

 2022-01-19 15:32 

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French actor Gaspard Ulliel dies after ski accident...

LYON, France (AP) — French actor Gaspard Ulliel, known for appearing in Chanel perfume ads as well as film and television roles, died Wednesday after a skiing accident in the Alps, according to his agent's office. He was 37. Ulliel portrayed the...

 2022-01-19 15:31 

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Knights of Malta warn Vatican reforms risk their sovereignty...

ROME (AP) — A top leader of the Knights of Malta, an ancient aristocratic Catholic order that provides humanitarian aid around the world, warned the group's members on Wednesday that the Holy See's latest proposals to reform the order threat...

 2022-01-19 14:59 

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Mexican abortion advocates look to help women in US...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Decades ago, Mexican activists drove women into the United States to terminate their pregnancies at clinics. Now it's women in the U.S. who are facing more challenges to accessing abortion services and again Mexican activists ...

 2022-01-19 14:55 

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Bank of America profits rise 28%, wage expenses up too...

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America said its profits rose 28% last quarter from a year earlier, but the bank faced the same wage inflation as its Wall Street counterparts. The bank said Wednesday that it earned a profit of $7.01 billion, or 82 cents per...

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