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 2021-12-31 04:53 

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Asia looks to China-focused trade bloc for virus recovery...

BANGKOK (AP) — Members of a China-centered Asian trade bloc that takes effect Jan. 1 are hoping the initiative, encompassing about a third of world trade and business activity, will help power their recoveries from the pandemic. The 15-member Region...

 2021-12-31 04:53 

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Thorne leads No. 11 Spartans past No. 13 Pitt in Peach Bowl...

ATLANTA (AP) — Payton Thorne's 22-yard touchdown pass to Jayden Reed gave No. 11 Michigan State the lead with less than three minutes remaining and the Spartans overcame an 11-point deficit to beat No. 13 Pittsburgh 31-21 on Thursday night in th...

 2021-12-31 04:53 

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Islanders beat Sabres 4-1 behind strong game from Varlamov...

NEW YORK (AP) — Kieffer Bellows and Anders Lee scored in the second period, Semyon Varlamov made 36 saves and the New York Islanders beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Thursday night for their third victory in four home games. Mathew Barzal added a goal...

 2021-12-31 04:52 

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Lucas' 25 points leads depleted Oregon St. past Utah 88-76...

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Jarod Lucas tied a season-high scoring 25 points and Warith Alatishe added 16 and Oregon State's starting lineup filled statistical columns while beating Utah 88-76 on Thursday night. With the exception of 11 seconds early...

 2021-12-31 04:31 

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Asian shares mixed in scant New Year Eve trading...

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Friday after a late slide pulled major indexes into the red on Wall Street, leaving the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average slightly below record highs. Tokyo and many other regional markets were ...

 2021-12-31 04:04 

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Live updates: South Korea extends social distancing rules...

SEOUL, South Korea __ South Korea says it'll extend the toughest social distancing rules for another two weeks to try to lower critical cases and guard against the omicron variant. The government said Friday the current restrictions such as a four-per...

 2021-12-31 03:54 

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Duclair, Huberdeau lead Panthers to 9-3 rout of Lightning...

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Duclair scored twice, Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and four assists, and the Florida Panthers romped to a 9-3 rout of the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night. Florida scored three times in each period agai...

 2021-12-31 03:53 

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Surprising Michigan takes run at Georgia's dominant D in CFP...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Just about everything about this season has been a joyride for No. 2 Michigan, the first team to start unranked in the AP Top 25 and reach the College Football Playoff. "We're happy to be here, but not just happy...

 2021-12-31 03:53 

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Nyquist scores in SO, Blue Jackets beat Predators 4-3...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gustav Nyquist scored in the fifth round of the shootout to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night. Patrik Laine, back in the lineup after missing 19 games with an oblique strain...

 2021-12-31 03:52 

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Bucks complete sweep of Magic 136-118, push win streak to 5...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points, Jrue Holiday added 25 points and Khris Middleton had 22 as the Milwaukee Bucks extended their winning streak to five games with a 136-118 victory over the Orlando Magic on Thursday night. ...

 2021-12-31 03:31 

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Biden talks sanctions, Putin warns of rupture over Ukraine...

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden warned Russia's Vladimir Putin on Thursday that the U.S. could impose new sanctions against Russia if it takes further military action against Ukraine, while Putin responded that such a U.S. move could...

 2021-12-31 02:54 

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No. 3 Louisville shakes off lengthy break, routs BC 79-49...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Emily Engstler scored 14 points and No. 3 Louisville beat Boston College 79-49 on Thursday night. Hailey Van Lith and Payton Verhulst each scored 12 points, and Olivia Cochran and Liz Dixon each added 10 for Louisville (11-1, ...

 2021-12-31 02:53 

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Embiid scores 34, 76ers beat Nets 110-102 in Durant's return...

NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 34 points and the Philadelphia 76ers spoiled Kevin Durant's return to the lineup by beating the Brooklyn Nets 110-102 on Thursday night. Durant had 33 points in his first game in two weeks, having missed three ...

 2021-12-31 02:53 

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Beal scores 29 in return, Wizards beat Cavaliers 110-93...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal had 29 points and 10 assists in his return from the NBA's health and safety protocols, and the Washington Wizards beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-93 on Thursday night. Beal, in his first game action in 12 days, sh...

 2021-12-31 02:52 

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Raanta, Teravainen help Hurricanes beat Canadiens in return...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Antti Raanta made 26 saves, Teuvo Teravainen scored two goals and the Carolina Hurricanes excelled on special teams in a 4-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night. The Hurricanes scored three times on power plays...

 2021-12-31 02:31 

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Live updates: COVID surge delays nuclear treaty conference...

NEW YORK — A coronavirus surge has upended plans to hold a major nuclear treaty conference at the United Nations next month, with participants agreeing Thursday to postpone the meeting days before its scheduled start. After nearly two years of pande...

 2021-12-31 02:04 

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Storm drenches Southern California, shuts Interstate 5...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drenching rains fell across a swath of Southern California and snow brought traffic to a halt on a major highway early Thursday as the last in a series of December storms that walloped the state moved through. The Grapevine sectio...

 2021-12-31 01:52 

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Saints aim to boost playoff prospects vs. reeling Panthers...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers, this has been a season of upheaval and disappointment. Yet their late-season meeting on Sunday holds NFC playoff implications for New Orleans and could influence the longer-term tr...

 2021-12-31 01:32 

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Purdue outlasts Tennessee 48-45 in OT in Music City Bowl...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mitchell Fineran kicked a 39-yard field goal in overtime and Purdue finished off its best season since 2003 by overcoming a 14-point deficit and beating Tennessee 48-45 on Thursday in a record-setting Music City Bowl. Purdue ...

 2021-12-31 01:32 

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Live updates: Hawaii sets all-time record for COVID cases...

HONOLULU — Hawaii set an all-time record for new coronavirus cases on Thursday as the state of about 1.5 million people reported nearly 3,500 new infections. The daily total of new cases reported by health officials was 3,484, topping the record of ...

 2021-12-31 01:31 

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Suspect in fatal Japan clinic fire dies in hospital...

TOKYO (AP) — The suspect in a fire in Japan that killed 25 people has died at a hospital where he was being treated for burns and smoke inhalation, police said Friday. Morio Tanimoto had been under investigation on suspicion of arson and murder in t...

 2021-12-31 01:31 

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Quebec reimposing nightly curfew for pandemic as cases rise...

TORONTO (AP) — Quebec announced Thursday it will reimpose a nighttime curfew beginning New Year's Eve, and Ontario delayed the resumption of school by two days as several Canadian provinces reported new highs for coronavirus infections. Quebec P...

 2021-12-31 01:05 

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Defense secretary taking more authority for use of DC Guard...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Thursday it has streamlined the approval process for urgent use of National Guard forces in the District of Columbia, after months of study following the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The changes give the defen...

 2021-12-31 01:04 

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Las Vegas memorial service for Harry Reid set for Jan. 8...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A memorial service honoring former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been scheduled for Jan. 8 at a performing arts center in Las Vegas. Reid, 82, died Tuesday at home in Henderson, Nevada, of complications from pancreatic ...

 2021-12-31 01:04 

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Biden, Putin trade frank talk as alarm rises over Ukraine...

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin spoke frankly for nearly an hour late Thursday amid growing alarm over Russia's troop buildup near Ukraine, a crisis that has deepened as the Kremlin has stiffened its insistence on...

 2021-12-31 01:04 

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Virus delays UN nuclear treaty meeting, possibly til August...

NEW YORK (AP) — A coronavirus surge has upended plans to hold a major nuclear treaty conference at the United Nations, with participants agreeing Thursday to postpone the meeting just days before its scheduled start. After nearly two years of pandem...

 2021-12-31 01:04 

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Colorado governor slashes trucker's prison term to 10 years...

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday shortened the prison sentence of a truck driver convicted in a deadly crash to 10 years, drastically reducing his original 110-year term that drew widespread outrage. The decision on Rogel Aguilera...

 2021-12-31 00:54 

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Jets' Wilson showing increased aggressiveness, leadership...

NEW YORK (AP) — There was a play two weeks ago when Zach Wilson felt the pocket collapsing around him, took off on a scramble and sprinted for a big gain. The 18-yard run, punctuated by a baseball-style slide, by the New York Jets rookie quarterback...

 2021-12-31 00:53 

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Bills have their swagger back in preparing to host Falcons...

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Don't look now, but receiver Stefon Diggs is starting to get the sense the Buffalo Bills have regained their swagger. And to think it took being down 24-3 at Tampa Bay at halftime in an eventual 33-27 overtime loss to f...

 2021-12-31 00:53 

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AFC West rivals Chargers, Broncos face must-win situations...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two weeks ago the Los Angeles Chargers were feeling pretty secure about getting to the postseason for the first time since 2018. After two straight losses though, their challenge is more formidable going into Sunday's game aga...

 2021-12-31 00:53 

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Rams give Ravens another tough passing attack to deal with...

This looks like the last thing the Baltimore Ravens need right now — another talented opponent with a dynamic passing game and plenty of motivation. The battered Ravens host the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday in yet another difficult test for Baltimore&...

 2021-12-31 00:52 

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AP source: Cavs making progress in trade for Lakers' Rondo...

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have made progress in talks with the Los Angeles Lakers about a trade involving veteran point guard Rajon Rondo, a person familiar with the potential deal told The Associated Press on Thursday. Cleveland has been urgen...

 2021-12-31 00:31 

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Seahawks host Lions in home finale with changes likely ahead...

SEATTLE (AP) — Now that the chances of the postseason are gone, the debate has switched toward the future of the Seattle Seahawks. Was this season a one-year aberration? Or was it several years of minor — and major — missteps finally cat...

 2021-12-31 00:31 

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Colorado wildfires burn hundreds of homes, force evacuations...

DENVER (AP) — Several hundred homes, a hotel and a shopping center have burned and thousands of people were evacuated in wind-fueled wildfires outside Denver, officials said Thursday evening. Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said only one injury has...

 2021-12-31 00:04 

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Former billionaire suing Montana over forced bankruptcy...

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A former billionaire has filed a lawsuit against Montana's Department of Revenue seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages along with attorneys fees after a federal judge ruled the state wrongfully tried to force hi...

 2021-12-31 00:03 

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Judge sides with law enforcement in pipeline protest suit...

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has sided with local law enforcement in a case brought by Dakota Access Pipeline demonstrators alleging excessive use of force by police at a protest site in North Dakota in 2016. The Bismarck Tribune reported t...

 2021-12-30 23:59 

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Lockett on verge of career high after rough bout with COVID...

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Tyler Lockett probably only needs one, maybe two catches Sunday to reach a new career-high for yards receiving in a single season. After dealing with COVID-19, Lockett will have a greater appreciation for the accomplishment. ...

 2021-12-30 23:58 

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Live updates: Louisiana setting records for COVID-19 cases...

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana is setting records for new COVID-19 diagnoses, and the state's omicron variant surge is just beginning, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday. Thursday's 24-hour total of 12,467 new cases was more than a third above Wed...

 2021-12-30 23:54 

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Colorado governor shortens trucker's prison term to 10 years...

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has shortened the prison sentence of a truck driver convicted in a deadly crash to 10 years, drastically reducing his original 110-year term that drew widespread outrage. The decision Thursday on Rogel Aguiler...

 2021-12-30 23:53 

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Hester, Ware, Andre Johnson 1st-year Hall of Fame finalists...

DeMarcus Ware, Andre Johnson and Devin Hester, all in their first year of eligibility, are finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2022. The 15 modern-day players who will be considered on Jan. 18 by the selection committee include tack...

 2021-12-30 23:52 

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Titans face surging Dolphins in bid for AFC South crown...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans know exactly what's on the line Sunday. Stop the Miami Dolphins' historic ride and clinch their second straight AFC South title — no matter what Indianapolis does. This franchise hasn't ...

 2021-12-30 23:33 

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Explosion at Baltimore coal terminal; no reported injuries...

BALTIMORE (AP) — An explosion at a CSX facility in Baltimore created a loud boom Thursday, but officials said no injuries were reported. Coal was moving though tunnels near Benhill Avenue when the explosion happened, Baltimore Fire Department spokes...

 2021-12-30 23:33 

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Biden, Putin talk nearly an hour as alarm rises over Ukraine...

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin spoke frankly for nearly an hour late Thursday amid growing alarm over Russia's troop buildup near Ukraine, a simmering crisis that's recently deepened as the Kremlin has stiffe...

 2021-12-30 23:32 

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Hurley, sick with COVID, says virus has taken a mental toll...

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Dan Hurley says was reveling in the return of basketball this season — the ability to travel to a tournament his team played in the Bahamas, the loud crowds at home and away games — when just before Chris...

 2021-12-30 23:32 

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Scholz to Germans: Let's all help to defeat COVID in 2022...

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Olaf Scholz is urging Germans to pull together to defeat the coronavirus in 2022 and promising to react "quickly and decisively" to the advance of the omicron variant. In his first televised New Year's message si...

 2021-12-30 23:32 

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Wind-whipped wildfires in Colorado force 2 towns to evacuate...

DENVER (AP) — Thousands of residents in two communities near Denver were ordered to evacuate Thursday because of a wind-fueled wildfire that engulfed parts of the area in smoky, orangish skies. The city of Louisville, which has a population of about...

 2021-12-30 23:31 

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At parole hearing, David Gilbert described radical journey...

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Weather Underground radical David Gilbert described his path from nonviolent 1960s activist to would-be revolutionary during a 4 1/2-hour hearing before the New York state parole board panel that approved his parole in October...

 2021-12-30 22:55 

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Steelers' Roethlisberger says Monday could be last home game...

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Monday night's game against the Cleveland Browns could be his last at Heinz Field. "I don't ever speak in definites or guarantees," Roethlisberger said on Thur...

 2021-12-30 22:54 

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Hardnosed RB Sony Michel carries Rams to playoff berth...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony Michel's hardnosed running style played a major role in the Los Angeles Rams' surge into a playoff spot over the past month. The former Super Bowl champion's skills have also inspired his teammates to bursts of un...

 2021-12-30 22:54 

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Williams dealing with injury, another season of no playoffs...

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — This isn't a good time for New York Giants defensive lineman Leonard Williams. His seventh season in the NFL is going to end in less than two weeks like the other six: without a trip to the playoffs. Making this one ...

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