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 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...

 2022-01-19 14:55 

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Biden to highlight progress, ask for patience over setbacks...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday will try to talk anxious Americans through the challenges of delivering on his lengthy to-do list as he holds a rare news conference to mark his first year in office and asks for patience with recen...

 2022-01-19 14:54 

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South African president launches vaccine manufacturing plant...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has opened a new vaccine manufacturing facility that he says will boost the country's capacity to make its own inoculations for diseases including COVID-19. The plant in Cape Town &mdas...

 2022-01-19 14:54 

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December marks 3rd straight month of growth for US builders...

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Construction of new homes in the U.S. rose for the third consecutive month in December and data released Wednesday suggests that the frantic pace of building will continue this year. The December increase puts home construc...

 2022-01-19 14:53 

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Morgan Stanley profits climb 9% on asset management business...

NEW YORK (AP) — Investment bank Morgan Stanley said its fourth-quarter profits rose 9% from a year ago, helped by a big jump in fee revenue from its growing asset and wealth management business. The investment banking division also boosted results, ...

 2022-01-19 14:53 

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Wall St recovers some losses day after hitting year's low...

TOKYO (AP) — Stocks are recovering some of their losses Wednesday after hitting a low for the year a day earlier. The S&P 500 is up 0.6% in the first minutes of trading, while the Nasdaq Composite is up 0.8% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is u...

 2022-01-19 14:52 

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AP source: Nuggets to get Forbes from Spurs in 3-team trade...

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have agreed to acquire veteran wing player Bryn Forbes from San Antonio as part of a three-team deal that also includes Boston, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. The Nugget...

 2022-01-19 14:34 

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Heavy rains in Madagascar cause flooding in capital, 10 dead...

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Heavy rains in Madagascar have flooded parts of the capital city, Antananarivo, killing 10 people and making more than 12,000 homeless, officials said Wednesday. With the rains continuing and a possible cyclone approa...

 2022-01-19 14:33 

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U. of Michigan reaches $490M settlement over sexual abuse...

The University of Michigan has agreed to a $490 million settlement with hundreds of people who say they were sexually assaulted by a former sports doctor at the school, those involved in the agreement said Wednesday. Attorney Parker Stinar said that 1,050...

 2022-01-19 14:33 

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Ford recalls 200K cars because brake lights can stay on...

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling about 200,000 cars in the U.S. to fix a problem that can stop the brake lights from turning off. The recall covers certain 2014 and 2015 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ midsize cars as well as some 2015 Mustangs. All wer...

 2022-01-19 14:32 

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US home construction rises third straight month in December...

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Construction of new homes in the U.S. rose for the third consecutive month in December and data released Wednesday suggests that the frantic pace of building will continue this year. The December increase puts home construc...

 2022-01-19 14:32 

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US senior diplomats in Sudan to try resolve post-coup crisis...

CAIRO (AP) — Two senior U.S. diplomats were in Sudan Wednesday to try and help find a way out of the ongoing crisis roiling the African country since an October military coup. The Oct. 25 military takeover upended Sudan's transition to democrati...

 2022-01-19 14:31 

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UK lifts COVID restrictions, says omicron wave 'has peaked'...

LONDON (AP) — Face masks will no longer be mandatory in public places and schools in England and COVID-19 passports will be dropped for large events as infections level off in large parts of the country, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wed...

 2022-01-19 14:06 

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Jewish leaders renew antisemitism fight after hostage case...

Although the FBI initially said the man who held four people hostage at a Texas synagogue was focused on an issue "not specifically related to the Jewish community," the captor voiced beliefs that Jews controlled the world and had the power to arr...

 2022-01-19 14:06 

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UN agency: Palestinians in crisis-hit Lebanon need funds...

BEIRUT (AP) — A U.N. agency appealed Wednesday to the international community to donate tens of millions of dollars to help improve living conditions for Palestinians in crisis-hit Lebanon. The appeal by the agency for Palestinian refugees, or UNRWA...

 2022-01-19 14:05 

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Army Corps of Engineers gets $14B to help ease supply chains...

The Biden administration on Wednesday announced the release of $14 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers to fund 500 projects, with a focus on easing supply chain problems and addressing climate change. The spending stems largely from President Joe Biden...

 2022-01-19 14:04 

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German leader champions new tack on climate at Davos event...

GENEVA (AP) — New German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called Wednesday for a "paradigm shift" in the way the world approaches climate policy, saying his country would leverage its presidency of the Group of Seven industrial nations this year to pu...

 2022-01-19 14:04 

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EU to subtract millions from funds to Poland over coal mine...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union is starting the process to deduct millions of euros from payments to Poland in order to cover fines imposed on Warsaw for ignoring a court injunction to close down a coal mine, an official said Wednesday. The...

 2022-01-19 14:03 

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Review: Bride saved from a brutal husband in 'The Runaway'...

"The Runaway" by Nick Petrie (G.P. Putnam's Sons) Long haul trucker Roy Wiley is handsome and charming, so when he stops at a gas station in dreary Coldwater, Montana, the lonely 19-year-old girl working behind the counter begs him to take her...

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