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 2022-01-18 16:06 

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Do Minnesota cases show it's getting easier to convict cops?...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — First, it was Mohamed Noor — convicted of murder for shooting an unarmed woman who approached his police SUV. Then it was Derek Chauvin, found guilty of murder for using his knee to pin George Floyd to a Minneapolis street a...

 2022-01-18 16:06 

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 23-29...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 23-29: Jan. 23: Actor Chita Rivera is 89. Actor-director Lou Antonio ("Cool Hand Luke") is 88. Jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton is 79. Actor Gil Gerard is 79. Singer Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters is 74....

 2022-01-18 16:06 

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Irish mourn slain 23-year-old teacher who was out jogging...

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of mourners turned out Tuesday in Ireland for the funeral Mass of a 23-year-old elementary school teacher whose slaying has reignited debate about how to tackle violence against women. Police said Tuesday they arrested a man i...

 2022-01-18 16:05 

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Review: TV star Bertinelli pens compelling 'Enough Already'...

"Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today" by Valerie Bertinelli (Mariner Books) Valerie Bertinelli has been in the public eye for going on a half-century. She exploded onto the scene in 1975, delighting television audiences as the bubb...

 2022-01-18 16:05 

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Former AG William Barr's memoir to be published March 8...

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Attorney General William P. Barr has a memoir coming out March 8 titled "One Damn Thing After Another," and billed by his publisher as a "vivid and forthright book" of his time serving two "drastically diff...

 2022-01-18 16:04 

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US plans wildfire fight where forests, neighborhoods collide...

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 15:53 

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Stocks fall broadly on Wall Street, led by tech, banks...

Stocks fell broadly in morning trading on Wall Street Tuesday as investors review the latest batch of corporate earnings and continue monitoring rising inflation and the virus pandemic. The S&P 500 fell 1.3% as of 10:30 a.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones Industr...

 2022-01-18 15:34 

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'This Is Us,' 'black-ish' salutes set for Paley TV festival...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "This Is Us," "black-ish" and "Better Call Saul" are among the shows to be saluted at the Paley Center for Media's annual TV festival, returning to live events after two years of pandemic-caused virtual...

 2022-01-18 15:34 

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Russia moves more troops westward amid Ukraine tensions...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is sending troops from the country's far east to Belarus for major war games, officials said Tuesday, in a deployment further beefing up Russian military assets near Ukraine amid Western fears of an invasion. Deputy Defense ...

 2022-01-18 15:33 

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Bulgarian PM visits North Macedonia to boost battered ties...

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The new prime ministers of North Macedonia and Bulgaria agreed Tuesday to redouble efforts to improve relations between the Balkan neighbors, which soured after Bulgaria blocked North Macedonia's bid to join the Eu...

 2022-01-18 15:33 

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EXPLAINER: Why airlines fear 5G will upend travel this week...

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 15:32 

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Once, twice, sold? Rome villa with Caravaggio up for auction...

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 15:32 

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Russia shortens COVID-19 isolation to 7 days as cases surge...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities are shortening the required isolation period for people infected with COVID-19 from 14 to seven days as the country faces another surge of COVID-19 cases, this time driven by the highly contagious omicron variant. D...

 2022-01-18 15:31 

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Jim Obergefell, face of gay marriage, to run for Ohio House...

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Gay rights advocate Jim Obergefell, whose name was atop the U.S. Supreme Court case legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, announced Tuesday that he's running for a seat in the Ohio legislature. Obergefell, a Democrat, said...

 2022-01-18 14:56 

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Millennial Money: What to do if you buy now, can't pay later...

Buy now, pay later" can be a convenient payment method. But if you don't factor the recurring payments into your budget, it can get messy. This is especially true if you're juggling multiple buy now, pay later plans on top of other debts. The ...

 2022-01-18 14:55 

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From tacos to wings, learning to cook with plant-based meats...

It's that time of year when many people resolve to eat less meat. The "whys" are varied: sustainability and worry for the planet, health considerations, ethical concerns over the treatment of animals. One increasingly popular option is "pl...

 2022-01-18 14:55 

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

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday denied misleading Parliament about lockdown-breaching parties, as senior government ministers said he would have to resign if he was proven to have lied. Former Johnson aide Dominic Cummi...

 2022-01-18 14:54 

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EXPLAINER: 5G and air travel...

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 14:54 

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Goldman Sachs Q4 profits fall as compensation costs soar...

NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs said its fourth-quarter profits fell by 13% from a year earlier, largely due to the bank preparing to pay out hefty pay packages to its well-compensated employees. It's the latest sign that wages are increasing shar...

 2022-01-18 14:53 

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Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion...

Microsoft is buying the gaming company Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, gaining access to blockbuster games like "Call of Duty" and "Candy Crush." The all-cash deal will let Microsoft, maker of the Xbox gaming system, accelerate mobi...

 2022-01-18 14:53 

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Wall Street opening lower led by Goldman, banks...

TOKYO (AP) — Shares are falling at the open on Wall Street Monday, following global markets lower as the S&P 500 extended its slide into a third straight week. Big banks including Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are leading the decline, while the D...

 2022-01-18 14:52 

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Analysis: Dak Prescott hands it to all the wrong people...

Dak Prescott kept handing it to all the wrong people. He should have delivered the football to umpire Ramon George instead of to his center Tyler Biadasz before time ran out on Dallas' season, leaving Cowboys fans ruminating the quarterback draw that ...

 2022-01-18 14:07 

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Pakistani Taliban claim multiple overnight attacks on police...

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban targeted police in multiple attacks overnight in the capital, Islamabad, and the country's restive northwest. Three policemen and three assailants were killed in the shootouts, police and a militant spokesm...

 2022-01-18 14:06 

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O'Rourke raises $7M in first weeks of bid for Texas governor...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke said Tuesday that his campaign for Texas governor raised $7.2 million in the first six weeks of a race that could wind up as one of the nation's most expensive in 2022. The announcement, made on th...

 2022-01-18 14:05 

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Ex-NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio won't run for governor...

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday he will not run for governor, but will instead devote himself to fighting inequality in New York. His decision to not enter the Democratic primary further strengthens the ca...

 2022-01-18 14:05 

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Kazakhstan's ex-leader rejects reports that he fled abroad...

MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's influential former leader released a short video on Tuesday in which he talked about the violent unrest that engulfed the ex-Soviet nation earlier this month and rejected reports alleging that he fled the country amid ...

 2022-01-18 14:03 

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New this week: Mellencamp, Hilary Duff and 'Fraggle Rock'...

Here's a collection curated by The Associated Press' entertainment journalists of what's arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi latest masterpiece, "A Hero," co...

 2022-01-18 14:03 

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Sen. Tim Scott memoir 'America' coming out in August...

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Tim Scott has a memoir out this summer that he says will explain the two words that have shaped his life: hope and redemption. "No matter how great the darkness, these truths always light the way home," the South Carolin...

 2022-01-18 13:59 

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Vatican No. 2 and deputy both positive for COVID...

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican secretary of state and his deputy have both tested positive for the coronavirus, Vatican officials said Tuesday. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who serves as the Vatican's secretary of state and the pope's No. 2, ha...

 2022-01-18 13:54 

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Airlines again warn of potential 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 13:52 

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Dr. J on NBA life in 1980s: Standing on shoulders of giants...

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Hall of Famer Julius Erving, an NBA and ABA champion, is considered one of the greatest basketball players ever and one the greatest ambassadors of the game off the court. He is an 11-time NBA All-Star and league MVP. The player fans k...

 2022-01-18 13:52 

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The Latest: US Open champion Raducanu beats Sloane Stephens...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday from the Australian Open at Melbourne Park (all times local): 11:55 p.m. Emma Raducanu has beaten Sloane Stephens 6-0, 2-6, 6-1 in a seesawing first-round match between U.S. Open champions. The No. 1...

 2022-01-18 13:15 

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Recipe: Crispy chicken tingles with Sichuan pepper...

In restaurants across Chengdu, China, there is a singular dish the evokes a tingling response — crispy stir-fried chicken on a plate piled high with thin red chilis. It's called la zi ji, and as intimidating as it looks, it's not nearly as s...

 2022-01-18 13:04 

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Blinken to visit Ukraine as US-Russia tensions escalate...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Ukraine this week and meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as tensions between the U.S. and Russia escalate over a possible Russian invasion of its neighbor, the State Department said...

 2022-01-18 12:54 

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JD, Shopify to help US merchants sell in China...

BEIJING (AP) — JD.com Inc., China's biggest online retailer, and Canadian e-commerce service Shopify announced a strategic cooperation Tuesday to give independent U.S. merchants access to JD.com's 550 million customers. The companies said th...

 2022-01-18 12:53 

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Morikawa back in Middle East to start Race to Dubai defense...

It has been a half-year since Collin Morikawa won the British Open and he has gotten somewhat used to being introduced as "champion golfer of the year." This week is the first time the Californian has been referred to as the "reigning Race to ...

 2022-01-18 12:52 

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Women's hockey league to increase salary cap, add 2 teams...

The Premier Hockey Federation is more than doubling each teams' salary cap to $750,000 and adding two expansion franchises next season in a bid to capitalize on the wave of attention women's hockey traditionally enjoys following the Winter Olympic...

 2022-01-18 12:32 

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Poland expects highest infection rate so far in new wave...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's health officials say that the country has entered a new, fifth wave, in the coronavirus pandemic, predicting that it it will peak in mid-February at about 60,000 new infections per day or even more. Waldemar Kraska...

 2022-01-18 12:31 

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EU denounces violence against anti-coup protesters in Sudan...

CAIRO (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief on Tuesday said Sudan's military rulers have shown an unwillingness to negotiate a peaceful settlement to the country's ongoing crisis, a day after security forces opened fire on ant...

 2022-01-18 12:31 

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Norwegian mass killer Breivik appears before parole hearing...

SKIEN, Norway (AP) — Anders Behring Breivik, the right-wing extremist who killed 77 people in massacres in Norway in 2011, appeared before a parole hearing Tuesday, seemingly more focused on spreading white supremacist propaganda than gaining an imp...

 2022-01-18 12:04 

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Malta legislator becomes 3rd female EU Parliament president...

BRUSSELS (AP) — Roberta Metsola, a Christian Democrat from Malta, was elected president of the European Union's parliament Tuesday, putting women in three of the four biggest jobs in the 27-nation bloc. Metsola succeeds Italian Socialist David S...

 2022-01-18 11:55 

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JD, Shopify venture to help US merchants sell in China...

BEIJING (AP) — JD.com Inc., China's biggest online retailer, and Canadian e-commerce service Shopify launched a venture Tuesday to give independent U.S. merchants access to JD.com's 550 million customers. The companies said the tie-up would ...

 2022-01-18 11:55 

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South Korean president in Saudi Arabia, meets crown prince...

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — South Korea's leader arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, where he was greeted in Riyadh by the kingdom's crown prince and an honor guard marching band. It was the second stop on a Mideast tour by South Korean Pres...

 2022-01-18 11:54 

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Official: Japan hopes to lead Asian zero-emissions push...

TOKYO (AP) — Japan will gradually phase out coal plants over the next two decades while developing new technologies to reduce, capture and utilize carbon, Environment Minister Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi said Tuesday. Yamaguchi said in an interview with The ...

 2022-01-18 11:54 

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Hong Kong to kill 2,000 animals after hamsters get COVID-19...

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities said Tuesday that they will kill about 2,000 small animals, including hamsters, after several tested positive for the coronavirus at a pet store where an employee was also infected. The city will also stop the ...

 2022-01-18 11:52 

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The Latest at the Australian Open: Kyrgios' COVID hit hard...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday from the Australian Open at Melbourne Park (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Nick Kyrgios says his recent bout of COVID-19 "hit me pretty hard." "I was training five hours a day, feeling extr...

 2022-01-18 11:31 

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UK plan to curb protests faces opposition in Parliament...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Conservative government has suffered a setback in Parliament in its attempt to give authorities stronger powers to curb peaceful but disruptive protests. Parliament's upper chamber, the House of Lords, late Monday rej...

 2022-01-18 10:32 

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Hong Kong to cull 2,000 animals after hamsters get COVID-19...

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities said Tuesday that they will cull some 2,000 small animals, including hamsters after several of the rodents tested positive for the virus at a pet store where an infected employee was working. The city will also...

 2022-01-18 10:31 

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Maltese legislator elected European Parliament president...

BRUSSELS (AP) — Roberta Metsola, a Christian Democratic politician from Malta, was elected president of the European Union's parliament Tuesday, taking over for a 2-year term following the death of Socialist David Sassoli last week. Metsola is o...

 2022-01-18 10:15 

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Taiwanese popstar chats with Thai singer on YouTube channel...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Taiwanese actor and singer Aaron Yan () recently invited Thai singer Kongthap Peak on to his YouTube channel to chat about their respective experiences in the entertainment industry. Known as "Thai Justin Bieber", K...

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