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 2022-01-19 10:04 

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Israel police evict Jerusalem residents from disputed houses...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Wednesday evicted Palestinian residents from a disputed property in a flashpoint Jerusalem neighborhood and demolished the building, days after a tense standoff. The predawn demolition took place in Sheikh Jarrah, ...

 2022-01-19 09:58 

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Nursing home fire kills 6 in eastern Spain...

MADRID (AP) — Six residents of a nursing home in eastern Spain perished after a fire broke out in the night, authorities said Wednesday. Valencia's regional head, Ximo Puig, said that 17 more residents were hospitalized, with three in serious co...

 2022-01-19 09:53 

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China condemns plans by Slovenia to upgrade Taiwan ties...

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday condemned plans by Slovenia to upgrade relations with self-governing Taiwan, a move likely to spark diplomatic and economic retaliation against the tiny Central European country. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperso...

 2022-01-19 09:53 

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Global shares mostly fall after retreat on Wall Street...

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly fell in cautious trading on Wednesday, with Tokyo's Nikkei 225 down nearly 3%, after stocks on Wall Street sank to a new low for the year. France's CAC 40 added 0.1% to 7,138.95, while Germany's DAX shed...

 2022-01-19 09:52 

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Beijing residents disappointed Olympics will be closed event...

BEIJING (AP) — With just over two weeks before the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics, residents of the Chinese capital say they're disappointed at not being able to attend events because of coronavirus restrictions that have seen parts of t...

 2022-01-19 08:59 

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Report: German police see surge in fake vaccine certificates...

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany are investigating thousands of cases of suspected forgery of coronavirus vaccine certificates, the dpa news agency reported Wednesday. It cited figures obtained from the country's 16 states showing more than 12,00...

 2022-01-19 08:53 

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US boosts military aid to Ukraine as Russia tensions soar...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Ukraine, the Biden administration said Wednesday it's providing an additional $200 million in defensive military aid to the country amid soaring fears of a Russian invasion. A...

 2022-01-19 08:52 

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The Latest: Anisimova beats Olympic champion Bencic...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open at Melbourne Park (all times local): 7 p.m. Amanda Anisimova is revelling on the hardcourts at Melbourne Park, stretching her winning streak here by advancing to the third ...

 2022-01-19 08:31 

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Airlines worldwide rush to change flights over US 5G problem...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Airlines across the world, including the long-haul carrier Emirates, rushed Wednesday to cancel or change flights heading into the U.S. over an ongoing dispute about the rollout of 5G mobile phone technology near A...

 2022-01-19 08:04 

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'Bold' likely the theme at South Carolina State of the State...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster is expected in his State of the State address Wednesday to say South Carolina needs to be bold and seize opportunities created by billions of additional budget dollars to continue to be a great state for bus...

 2022-01-19 08:04 

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EXPLAINER: Are Turkey's efforts to fix the economy working?...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's government and central bank have taken unconventional steps in recent weeks to prop up a beleaguered economy crippled by skyrocketing consumer prices, instead of ending a much-criticized plan to cut interest rates....

 2022-01-19 07:32 

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Asian shares fall after retreat on Wall Street...

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares fell in cautious trading on Wednesday. with Tokyo's Nikkei 225 down nearly 3%, after stocks on Wall Street sank to a new low for the year. Shares also sank in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul and Sydney. Technology shares led...

 2022-01-19 07:31 

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Three of Tonga's smaller islands badly damaged by tsunami...

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — Three of Tonga's smaller islands suffered serious damage from tsunami waves, officials and the Red Cross said Wednesday, as a wider picture begins to emerge of the destruction caused by the eruption of an undersea volcan...

 2022-01-19 07:05 

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Family seeks to sue Lebanon over dead father's captivity...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Lebanese American man's survivors, who filed an ambitious lawsuit last year alleging Lebanon's security agency kidnapped and tortured him before he died in the U.S., hope to find an opening after the agency recently re...

 2022-01-19 07:04 

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Blinken in Ukraine as tensions with Russia soar...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet with his Russian counterpart in Switzerland this week as tensions between the U.S. and Russia escalate over a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine, the State Department said. Blin...

 2022-01-19 06:55 

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EXPLAINER: Why Tonga eruption was so big and what's next...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — People around the world looked on in awe at the spectacular satellite images of an undersea volcano erupting in a giant mushroom cloud in the Pacific. Many wondered why the blast was so big, how the resulting tsunami t...

 2022-01-19 06:55 

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Pfizer chief Albert Bourla wins $1 million Genesis Prize...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Albert Bourla, chairman and chief executive of global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc., was awarded on Wednesday the prestigious Genesis Prize for his efforts in leading the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. The $1 million award is...

 2022-01-19 06:54 

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The Latest: Nadal advances to 3rd round at Australian Open...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open at Melbourne Park (all times local): 5 p.m. Rafael Nadal has moved into the third round with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 win over 126th-ranked German qualifier Yannick Hanfmann. The si...

 2022-01-19 06:54 

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Airlines worldwide rush to change flights over US 5G dispute...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Airlines across the world, including the long-haul carrier Emirates, rushed Wednesday to cancel or change flights heading into the U.S. over an ongoing dispute about the rollout of 5G mobile phone technology near A...

 2022-01-19 06:54 

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49ers, Packers set for record-tying 9th playoff meeting...

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers memorably vowed after his 2005 draft day snub that the San Francisco 49ers would be more disappointed for passing him up at No. 1 than he would be at sliding to No. 24. While that proclamation has been true f...

 2022-01-19 06:54 

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New York AG says Trump's company misled banks, tax officials...

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York attorney general's office late Tuesday told a court its investigators had uncovered evidence that President Donald Trump's company used "fraudulent or misleading" asset valuations to get loans and tax ben...

 2022-01-19 06:53 

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

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 o...

 2022-01-19 06:53 

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'Joey Franchise' is toast of Cincinnati as Bengals advance...

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals won a playoff game for the first time in three decades in the wild-card round, however it was difficult to tell by looking at Joe Burrow sitting at the podium afterward behind rose-colored Cartier shades. "I mean it...

 2022-01-19 06:04 

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Wisconsin Supreme Court takes up redistricting arguments...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court was scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday in a redistricting case that could determine political boundary lines in the battleground state for the next decade. The court was expected to issue a final d...

 2022-01-19 06:03 

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

NEW YORK (AP) — Andr Leon Talley, the towering former creative director and editor at large of Vogue magazine, has died. He was 73. Talley's literary agent David Vigliano confirmed Talley's death to USA Today late Tuesday, but no additional ...

 2022-01-19 05:59 

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Japan widens COVID curbs, including in Tokyo, as cases surge...

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government will place Tokyo and a dozen other areas under new restrictions for COVID-19 effective Friday, allowing local leaders to shorten hours for eateries, as a surge in omicron cases threatens to paralyze society. A go...

 2022-01-19 05:54 

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1 year in: Biden ready to talk through progress, setbacks...

WASHINGTON (AP) — One year into a presidency defined by lofty ambitions and at-times frustrating shortfalls, President Joe Biden will try to talk anxious Americans through the challenges of delivering on his lengthy to-do list as he holds a rare new...

 2022-01-19 05:53 

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Butler's block seals Florida State's OT win over No. 6 Duke...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — RayQuan Evans made a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left in overtime, John Butler blocked Wendell Moore Jr.'s driving attempt in the lane with 2 seconds remaining, and Florida State stunned No. 6 Duke 79-78 on Tuesd...

 2022-01-19 05:53 

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Monahan scores twice, Flames beat Panthers 5-1...

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Sean Monahan scored twice for the first time this season and the slumping Calgary Flames beat the NHL-leading Florida Panthers 5-1 Tuesday night. Rasmus Andersson got his first goal of the season, Matthew Tkachuk and Blake Co...

 2022-01-19 05:52 

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Splash Brothers Curry, Thompson lead Warriors past Pistons...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 21 points, Stephen Curry had 18, and the Golden State Warriors returned from a tough trip to beat the Detroit Pistons 102-86 on Tuesday night. Curry, back after a one-game absence, shot 6 for 11 with four 3-...

 2022-01-19 05:33 

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Man charged with killing nurse, 70, at Los Angeles bus stop...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man suspected of attacking and killing a 70-year-old woman at a Los Angeles bus stop was charged Tuesday with murder, while LA officials offered a $250,000 reward in the unrelated stabbing death of a 24-year-old woman across tow...

 2022-01-19 05:33 

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AP Photos: Vaccine workers trek in Kashmir's snowy mountains...

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — In a Himalayan village in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir, young health worker Masrat Farid packed her bag with vaccines on a frigid morning in January as strong winds swept snow through the air. She is part of a team of...

 2022-01-19 05:32 

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US, allies pledge unity on Russia; to do what isn't as clear...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has rallied European allies to pledge as one that they will take tough measures against Russia if it rolls troops into Ukraine. But when it comes to what exactly the United States and Europe are willing to do, t...

 2022-01-19 05:32 

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Tracking Biden's 1st-year progress delivering on promises...

WASHINGTON (AP) — During his first year in office, President Joe Biden took action on a number of his key campaign promises, from rebuilding U.S. alliances globally to distributing vaccines across America and the world. But others remain works in pr...

 2022-01-19 05:32 

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In wealthy LA enclave, harsher penalties for wasting water...

In a wealthy enclave along the Santa Monica Mountains that is a haven for celebrities, residents are now facing more aggressive consequences for wasting water. The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District northwest of Los Angeles hopes to spur water savings ...

 2022-01-19 05:31 

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Is it better to wear an N95 or cloth mask right now?...

NEW YORK (AP) — Is it better to wear an N95 or cloth mask right now? Health experts suggest stepping up protection against the highly contagious omicron variant with stronger masks such as N95s or KN95s. It's especially important now with health...

 2022-01-19 04:57 

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Demko makes 31 saves as Canucks beat skidding Predators 3-1...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thatcher Demko made 31 saves to lead the Vancouver Canucks over the skidding Nashville Predators 3-1 on Tuesday night. Elias Pettersson, Brock Boeser and Juho Lammikko scored in Vancouver's second consecutive victory. The...

 2022-01-19 04:56 

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Wilson, Braun lead No. 7 Kansas past Oklahoma 67-64...

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Jalen Wilson scored 16 points, Christian Braun hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 10.9 seconds left and No. 7 Kansas defeated Oklahoma 67-64 on Tuesday night. Braun's corner 3 gave the Jayhawks a 65-62 lead. They fouled Jordan...

 2022-01-19 04:56 

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Ash Barty marks First Nations Day with easy win in Australia...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ash Barty was front and center when the Australian Open celebrated its inaugural First Nations Day. Albeit not for very long. The top-ranked Barty has Indigenous heritage and her second-round match at Melbourne Park's...

 2022-01-19 04:55 

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Davis scores 27 as No. 8 Wisconsin holds off Northwestern...

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Johnny Davis scored 27 points to help No. 8 Wisconsin beat Northwestern 82-76 on Tuesday night. Wisconsin (15-2, 6-1 Big Ten) earned its seventh straight win, building on its best start since it was also 15-2 during the 2014-15...

 2022-01-19 04:55 

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Smith, Pack lead Kansas State past No. 23 Texas 66-65...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Mark Smith scored 22 points, Nijel Pack made a go-ahead layup with 1:13 left, and Kansas State held No. 23 Texas scoreless for the final 3 1/2 minutes to rally for a 66-65 win on Tuesday night. Marcus Carr scored 19 of his seaso...

 2022-01-19 04:54 

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No. 22 Loyola Chicago routs Evansville for 10th straight win...

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Luke Williamson made five 3-pointers and scored 15 points, and No. 22 Loyola Chicago won its 10th straight game, routing Evansville 77-48 on Tuesday night. Chris Knight added 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting for the Ramblers (14-...

 2022-01-19 04:53 

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No. 24 Tennessee scores final 8, beating Vanderbilt 68-60...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Uros Plavsic's short jumper with 55 seconds left broke a tie at 60, and 24th-ranked Tennessee scored the final eight points holding off in-state rival Vanderbilt 68-60 Tuesday night for the Vols' ninth straight win in...

 2022-01-19 04:53 

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No. 18 Texas Tech's strong 2nd half beats No. 15 Iowa State...

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Kevin Obanor scored 13 of his 15 points after halftime as 18th-ranked Texas Tech turned a close game into a 72-60 win over No. 15 Iowa State on Tuesday night, giving the Red Raiders their third consecutive victory against a ran...

 2022-01-19 04:52 

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Dvorak scores 2, Montembeault saves 48, Montreal tops Dallas...

DALLAS (AP) — Christian Dvorak scored twice, Sam Montembeault made a career-high 48 saves for his second win of the season and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Dallas Stars 5-3 Tuesday night for their third road win. Dvorak and Michael Pezzetta score...

 2022-01-19 04:32 

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Asian shares mostly lower after retreat on Wall Street...

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares fell in cautious trading on Wednesday after stocks on Wall Street sank to a new low for the year. Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul and Sydney were lower while Hong Kong edged higher. Technology shares led the decline Tuesday on Wall ...

 2022-01-19 04:32 

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Treason trial of Cambodian opposition head Kem Sokha resumes...

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A treason trial against Cambodia's opposition leader resumed Wednesday, two years after it was adjourned due to the coronavirus pandemic. Kem Sokha was head of the Cambodia National Rescue Party when he was arrested i...

 2022-01-19 04:31 

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ILO report says Afghan crisis causing massive job losses...

BANGKOK (AP) — More than a half million people in Afghanistan have lost their jobs since the Taliban takeover in mid-August, the International Labor Organization said in a report released Wednesday. The ILO said the crisis has paralyzed the economy ...

 2022-01-19 04:08 

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Hochul budget would boost school aid, offer tax relief...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would boost state school aid, provide sweeping property tax relief and deliver bonuses to health care workers over the next year if lawmakers pass a $216.3 billion budget outlined by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday. Top leg...

 2022-01-19 04:06 

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UConn's athletic deficit rose to $47.2 million in 2021...

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn's athletic department reported Tuesday that its budget deficit rose from from $43.5 million to $47.2 million in the 2021 fiscal year, the result of pandemic-related hits to ticket sales and other revenue. The school re...

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