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 2022-01-18 19:52 

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Nick Saban, others urge Manchin to protect voting rights...

University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and other prominent sports figures with ties to West Virginia have urged U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin to support sweeping legislation to protect the right to vote. Saban was joined by NBA Hall of Famer Jerry W...

 2022-01-18 19:33 

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Prosecutor: No charges in Black Kansas teen's custody death...

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor said Tuesday that he won't file criminal charges over the death of a Black 17-year-old who became unresponsive while being restrained facedown for more than 30 minutes following an altercation with staff ...

 2022-01-18 19:33 

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AT&T, Verizon pause some new 5G after airlines raise alarm...

AT&T and Verizon will delay launching new wireless service near some airports after the nation's largest airlines said the service would interfere with aircraft technology and cause massive flight disruptions. The decision from the telecommunication c...

 2022-01-18 19:32 

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UN: Afghan quake death toll reaches 26, including children...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations on Tuesday raised the death toll from twin earthquakes in western Afghanistan the day before to 26, saying three villages of around 800 houses were flattened by the temblors. At least four people were inj...

 2022-01-18 19:32 

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Browns DT McDowell arrested in Fla. in attack on officer...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Malik McDowell, who was given a second chance by the team after serving jail time, was arrested Monday in Florida on charges of beating a police officer and public exposure. Police in Deerfield Beac...

 2022-01-18 19:31 

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3 officers charged in shooting death of 8-year-old girl...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three police officers have been charged with manslaughter and reckless endangerment after firing their weapons in the direction of a crowd of people exiting a high school football game outside of Philadelphia, killing an 8-year-o...

 2022-01-18 19:31 

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Website for free virus tests is here. How does it work?...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under criticism after weeks of shortages, President Joe Biden's administration is working to make COVID-19 rapid test kits more available and accessible to Americans by boosting supply and lowering costs. A new federal website ...

 2022-01-18 19:06 

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Big voting bill faces defeat as 2 Dems won't stop filibuster...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voting legislation that's a top priority for Democrats and civil rights leaders seemed headed for defeat as the Senate opened Tuesday, a devastating setback enabled by President Joe Biden's own party as two holdout senators...

 2022-01-18 19:06 

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Norway mass killer seeks parole 10 years after attacks...

SKIEN, Norway (AP) — Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian far-right fanatic who killed 77 people in bomb-and-gun massacres in 2011, argued Tuesday for an early release from prison, telling a parole judge he had renounced violence even as he profess...

 2022-01-18 19:05 

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Justices suggest Boston should have flown 'Christian flag'...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices seemed to have little doubt Tuesday that Boston was wrong to refuse to fly a banner described as a Christian flag outside City Hall. Arguments at the high court appeared to unite justices on the left and righ...

 2022-01-18 19:04 

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FBI, US agencies look beyond indictments in cybercrime fight...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI and other federal agencies are increasingly looking to counter cyber threats through tools other than criminal indictments, the bureau's top cyber official said in an interview with The Associated Press. Arrests and ind...

 2022-01-18 18:53 

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Climate change makes the future of Nordic skiing uncertain...

WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) — For the first time in 32 years, organizers of the Rendezvous Cross Country Ski Festival in West Yellowstone, Montana, had to cancel November's traditional start-of-the-ski-season event due to a lack of snow. Some 300 miles...

 2022-01-18 18:53 

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No. 10 Arizona's Barnes reprimanded for comment on officials...

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Pac-12 Conference has reprimanded No. 10 Arizona women's basketball coach Adia Barnes for public comments about officiating following a game against Oregon last weekend. Barnes was incensed following a testy 68-66 loss t...

 2022-01-18 18:52 

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Golf goes to Netflix and it has competition from tennis...

HONOLULU (AP) — Formula One racing got a huge boost in interest in North America through the Netflix series "Drive to Survive." Netflix now is expanding to a documentary series on golf, with the PGA Tour and the organizers of the four major ...

 2022-01-18 18:06 

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Media groups protest restrictions for 3 ex-officers' trial...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A coalition of media groups says restrictions on access to the federal civil rights trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death amount to an unconstitutional closing of the courtroom. Citi...

 2022-01-18 18:06 

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Montreal Canadiens hire player agent Kent Hughes as GM...

MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens hired player agent Kent Hughes as their general manager Tuesday, hoping he can turn around a team with the worst record in the NHL. The 51-year-old Montreal native replaces Marc Bergevin, who was fired Nov. 28 ...

 2022-01-18 18:06 

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Column: Boost in Women's Open purse, are men's majors next?...

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Women's Open is nearly doubling its prize money to $10 million, an announcement that was celebrated across golf and genders. The LPGA Tour this week starts its 73rd season of running a league all on its own, and no one b...

 2022-01-18 18:06 

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Media groups protest restrictions for 3 ex-officers' trial...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A coalition of media groups says restrictions on access to the federal civil rights trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death amount to an unconstitutional closing of the courtroom. Citi...

 2022-01-18 18:06 

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Colombia's Ingrid Betancourt announces presidential run...

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt, who was held as a hostage for six years by Colombia's largest guerrilla group, said on Tuesday that she will be running for her country's presidency. The announcement comes almo...

 2022-01-18 18:05 

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Blinken to meet with senior Russian as Ukraine tensions soar...

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 Tuesday. The ...

 2022-01-18 18:05 

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Blinken to meet with senior Russian as Ukraine tensions soar...

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 Tuesday. The ...

 2022-01-18 18:05 

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Blinken to meet with senior Russian as Ukraine tensions soar...

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 Tuesday. The ...

 2022-01-18 18:04 

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Opera singer accepts insanity plea in Mar-a-Lago breach...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Connecticut opera singer who drew fire from law enforcement when she sped through a checkpoint outside then-President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Florida two years ago was found not guilty by reason of insa...

 2022-01-18 18:03 

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Review: An imperialist repents in 'Gangsters of Capitalism'...

"Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America's Empire" by Jonathan M. Katz (St. Martin's Press) Plenty of U.S. veterans of the country's 21-century "forever wars" — men and...

 2022-01-18 17:58 

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White House soft-launches COVID-19 test request website...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday quietly launched its website for Americans to request free at-home COVID-19 tests, a day before the site was scheduled to officially launch. The website, COVIDTests.gov, now includes a link for A...

 2022-01-18 17:55 

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US plans $50B wildfire fight where forests meet suburbia...

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration plans to significantly expand efforts to stave off catastrophic wildfires that have torched areas of the U.S. West by more aggressively thinning forests around areas called "hotspots" where nat...

 2022-01-18 17:54 

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Under-fire Boris Johnson denies lying about lockdown parties...

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday denied misleading Parliament about lockdown-breaching parties, and confirmed he has given an account of events to an inquiry probing alleged violations of coronavirus rules by the governm...

 2022-01-18 17:54 

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Felony charges are 1st in a fatal crash involving Autopilot...

DETROIT (AP) — California prosecutors have filed two counts of vehicular manslaughter against the driver of a Tesla on Autopilot who ran a red light, slammed into another car and killed two people in 2019. The defendant appears to be the first perso...

 2022-01-18 17:54 

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AT&T says it will delay some 5G after airlines raise alarms...

AT&T will postpone new wireless service near some airports planned for this week after the nation's largest airlines said the service would interfere with aircraft technology and cause massive flight disruptions. The company said Tuesday it would dela...

 2022-01-18 17:34 

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Browns' McDowell arrested on public exposure, other charges...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Malik McDowell, who was given a second chance by the team after serving jail time, was arrested Monday in Florida on charges that include public exposure. According to a police report, McDowell has ...

 2022-01-18 17:33 

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Europe narrows hunt for next astronauts, eyes crewed flights...

BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency has narrowed down the candidate list for its next generation of astronauts, including dozens who have a physical disability. The agency announced last year that it had received a record number of 22,589 applic...

 2022-01-18 17:33 

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Olympic athletes urged by activists not to criticize China...

GENEVA (AP) — Athletes at the Beijing Olympics were urged by human rights activists Tuesday to avoid criticizing China because they could be prosecuted. The International Olympic Committee has said athletes will have freedom of speech at next month&...

 2022-01-18 17:32 

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COVID-19 health emergency could be over this year, WHO says...

GENEVA (AP) — The head of emergencies at the World Health Organization said Tuesday that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic — deaths, hospitalizations and lockdowns — could be over this year if huge inequities in vaccinations and medi...

 2022-01-18 17:32 

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Israel extends detention of ill Palestinian teenager...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has extended the detention of a Palestinian teenager with a rare neuromuscular disorder who has been held without charge for a year in what authorities refer to as administrative detention, his father said Tuesday. Amal Nakhl...

 2022-01-18 17:31 

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US faces wave of omicron deaths in coming weeks, models say...

The fast-moving omicron variant may cause less severe disease on average, but COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are climbing and modelers forecast 50,000 to 300,000 more Americans could die by the time the wave subsides in mid-March. The seven-day rolling avera...

 2022-01-18 17:06 

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NBA at 75: Dr. J says players from many eras built league...

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Hall of Famer Julius Erving, an NBA and ABA champion, is considered one of the greatest basketball players ever and one of the sport's finest ambassadors. He is an 11-time NBA All-Star and league MVP. As part of an Associated Press...

 2022-01-18 16:56 

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Airlines renew warnings of travel disruption from 5G rollout...

The airline industry is raising the stakes in a showdown with AT&T and Verizon over plans to launch new 5G wireless service this week, warning that thousands of flights could be grounded or delayed if the rollout takes place near major airports. CEOs of t...

 2022-01-18 16:56 

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Majority of US states pursue nuclear power for emission cuts...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As climate change pushes states in the U.S. to dramatically cut their use of fossil fuels, many are coming to the conclusion that solar, wind and other renewable power sources might not be enough to keep the lights on. Nuclea...

 2022-01-18 16:55 

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Polish chief auditor seeks to question leader over spying...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's chief auditor said Tuesday that he plans to initiate an audit into the state's supervision of the secret services following revelations of illegal surveillance of government critics with powerful spyware. Maria...

 2022-01-18 16:55 

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Rome villa with Caravaggio fails to sell, to be reauctioned...

ROME (AP) — A villa in Rome containing the only known ceiling painted by Caravaggio went on a court-ordered auction block Tuesday, thanks to an inheritance dispute pitting the heirs of one of Rome's aristocratic families against their stepmother...

 2022-01-18 16:55 

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Microsoft buys game maker Activision Blizzard for about $70B...

Microsoft is paying nearly $70 billion for Activision Blizzard, the maker of Candy Crush and Call of Duty, as it seeks an edge in the fiercely competitive businesses of mobile gaming and virtual-reality technology. The all-cash $68.7 billion deal will tur...

 2022-01-18 16:54 

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US plans $50B wildfire fight where forests, suburbia meet up...

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration plans to significantly expand efforts to stave off catastrophic wildfires that have torched areas of the U.S. West by more aggressively thinning forests around areas called "hotspots" where nat...

 2022-01-18 16:54 

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Lawyer outlines defense for indicted Baltimore prosecutor...

BALTIMORE (AP) — A lawyer for Baltimore's top prosecutor has outlined her defense against federal criminal charges stemming from her purchase of two Florida vacation homes. Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby is accused of lying about m...

 2022-01-18 16:53 

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Lebanese judge freezes assets of central bank governor...

BEIRUT (AP) — An investigating judge in Beirut on Tuesday froze some assets belonging to the country's central bank governor, who is accused of corruption and dereliction of duties during Lebanon's unprecedented economic meltdown. Judge Ghad...

 2022-01-18 16:53 

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Lebanese judge freezes assets of central bank governor...

BEIRUT (AP) — An investigating judge in Beirut on Tuesday froze some assets belonging to the country's central bank governor, who is accused of corruption and dereliction of duties during Lebanon's unprecedented economic meltdown. Judge Ghad...

 2022-01-18 16:53 

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Athletes Unlimited has 11 WNBA players on basketball roster...

Kelsey Mitchell, Lexie Brown and Mercedes Russell were the latest three WNBA players to sign up for the inaugural Athletes Unlimited Basketball season. There's 11 players in the WNBA last season among the 44 players who will compete in the player-run ...

 2022-01-18 16:07 

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Israel lawmakers outraged over claim police used NSO spyware...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli lawmakers on Tuesday called for a parliamentary inquiry into the police's alleged use of sophisticated spyware on Israeli citizens, including protesters opposed to former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, following a ne...

 2022-01-18 16:06 

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Rep. Emilia Sykes joins competitive US House race in Ohio...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fourth-term state Rep. Emilia Sykes said Tuesday that she's running for Congress, setting up a likely faceoff in a potentially newly competitive northeast Ohio district against Trump-backed Republican Max Miller. "I'...

 2022-01-18 16:06 

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Rep. Emilia Sykes joins competitive US House race in Ohio...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fourth-term state Rep. Emilia Sykes said Tuesday that she's running for Congress, setting up a likely faceoff in a potentially newly competitive northeast Ohio district against Trump-backed Republican Max Miller. "I'...

 2022-01-18 16:06 

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Millions of dollars pour early into Texas governor's race...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Money is pouring fast into the Texas governor's race headlined by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Democrat Beto O'Rourke, who both reported massive early fundraising hauls Monday that puts the campaign on an accelerated ...

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